THE journey to becoming a subordinate ally of the United States has reached a decisive stage.
The first two-plus-two ministerial dialogue comprising the foreign and defence ministers of the United States and India, held on September 6, has given the India-US strategic alliance an institutional character. ..... read more
A FANTASTIC scene is being enacted in the country. The rupee is sliding down, and is now considered the weakest of all the currencies of the “newly-emerging countries”. Because of this, the rupee price of imports, particularly oil, is rising everyday (over and beyond the trends in the world crude oil market)... ... read more
WHAT we are witnessing today is an assault on higher education the like of which we have not seen since independence. This assault must be defeated if our country is to retain a degree of creativity and independence of thought and not slip back into a state of complete intellectual parasitism upon the advanced capitalist countries, remini... read more
THE electricity sector enters the news nowadays only as a financial crisis. In this framing of the issues as one of NPA’s of banks, the real crisis – the crisis of the electricity sector – is wished away. The brutal truth is that the restructuring of the electricity sector that started in the 90’s with Enron econom... read more
Lakhs of workers, peasants and agricultural workers from across the country are gearing up to make the Mazdoor Kisan Sangharsh Rally in Delhi on September 5 a historic success. It is being held under the joint leadership of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) and All India Agricultural Workers Union (AIA... read more
Standing on the campus of Birzeit University in Ramallah (Palestine) one gets a full flavour of the beauty of Palestine as well as of its electric tension. Dryness in the hills is broken by patches of flowers... ... read more
For the first time, CITU has decided to conduct a ‘samuhik jagaran’ programme all over the country on the night of 14th August 2018.
This was to remember the sacrifices made by thousands of workers, peasants and common people who made immense sacrifices in the struggle for freedom from British colonialism... read more
It was by far the most massive nationwide Jail Bharo struggle in recent times. According to preliminary reports received from the states, well over five lakh peasants and workers courted arrest at over 610 centres in 407 districts in 22 states across the country on August 9, 2018. They raised the main slogan “Modi Sarkar, Chale Jaao... read more