On 2nd September 2012, New Socialist Alternative – Pune organized a discussion on ‘Unemployment’. Earlier, we campaigned extensively to publicize the event producing 500 leaflets and around 80 A3 size posters covering 8 colleges in the city. In response, 34 students from different colleges turned up, apart from the members of the New Socialist Alternative (CWI-India) which added up the figure to 42.
More than 200 people gathered at Town Hall, Bangalore on 14th June to commemorate the 84th birth anniversary of the legendary, revolutionary figure – Ernesto “Che” Guevara. The event saw the participation of many college students and was marked by music performances by Beat Gurus band and by St. Joseph College students. A spanish song on Che was sung by Kaveri Indira (Lesbit) and a Kannada song was sung by Kenchaih. G K Govinda Rao (activist) and Jagadish G Chandra (New Socialist Alternative) addressed the gathering. The whole event was supported by many progressive organizations including the New Socialist Alternative (CWI-India).
Chennai, a city known for humidity and extreme summers, has turned into a city of nightmare with the unaddressed acute power shortage in the state of Tamil Nadu (TN). With a grave 4000 MW of power shortfall, 2 hour power cuts have haunted the residents of the state’s capital, for almost 75 days now. But the worst hit have been the rural areas with 4 to 8 hours of power cuts every day. With the people of the state staging protests and crying their woes out, the Jayalalitha led AIADMK government of Tamil Nadu has only turned a deaf ear.
Director : Balaji Shaktivel
Though India is the largest producer of films, only a few films really reflect its reality. In the midst of a highly commercialized industry, Balaji Shaktivel’s Tamil film Vazhakku En 18/9 is an exception in many ways.
The following article is written by Vinyashree, a student activist from St. Joseph’s college, Bangalore. The article speaks of the big divide in the Indian society between the super rich minority and the majority (836 million on Rs. 20 a day) and poses that inevitable question of whose democracy is it anyway i.e., the democracy for the millionaires or the democracy for the multi million masses.