Thursday, 22 June 2017

State Agencies Engage in Cover-Up for Army Major Who Paraded An Innocent Citizen Tied to Bonnet of Armored Jeep

- Anurag Pathak/ 22.6.2017

Despite passing of more than two and a half months, no further action has been taken to prosecute the Army Major Leetul Gogoi, accused of tying a 26 years old weaver, Farooq Ahmed Dar, to the bonnet of his armored vehicle as it led a convoy in Indian administered Kashmir on April 9.

Instead, Indian army has recently awarded Gogoi, with Army Chief’s commendation, allegedly “for his far sustained efforts in counter-insurgency operations in Kashmir”.

The ‘Commendation’ has obviously come as a shock as Gogoi remained under investigation for his role in what can’t be termed anything but the dastardly act.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

With Another Death in Hospital, the Toll in Mandsaur Firing Rises to Eight

-Anurag Pathak/ 10.6.2017


Another farmer, injured in police beating during a farmer protest on June 6 in Mandsaur, has died in hospital. With this the death toll of farmers has touched up 8. While five had died on the spot on June 6, other two injured in firing, had succumbed in next two days.

The protest was organized by the local peasants agitating for debt relief and better market price of their produce. The mode of firing in cold blood leaves no corner for doubt that the orders to suppress the peasant agitation through brutal violence were issued from the top echelons of power.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

As Fascist Assault on NDTV Finds Bourgeois Liberals in Bewilderment, Stalinist Rot Surfaces

- Rajesh Tyagi/ 7.6.2017

Pranoy Roy, NDTV Owner
On June 5, the CBI searched the residences of New Delhi Television, NDTV, owners, Pranoy Roy and Radhika Roy, in simultaneous raids in posh localities of Delhi and Dehradun. The raids were conducted in relation to an old case where anti-fraud branch of ICICI bank had lodged a formal FIR on complaint of one Sanjay Dutt, a shareholder in NDTV.

The allegations include illegal siphoning-off of part of the 375 Crore loan amount, taken in the name of a shell/ holding company, created specially for this purpose with no business and no income, where Pranoy and Radhika are Directors to their personal accounts, free of interest. 

It is alleged that the then Finance Minister P. Chidambaram had been instrumental in getting the loan sanctioned for the couple, even without pledging sufficient security.

Monday, 5 June 2017

The Soviet-Polish War and the Great Betrayal that Failed the World Revolution

-Rajesh Tyagi/ 5.6.2017

By late 1919, the Soviet State led by Lenin and Trotsky was emerging victorious, turning the tide in civil war and foreign intervention to their favour. Red Army under direct command of Leon Trotsky, had won a recent series of major victories against the White forces, defeating Denikin, and had forced Latvia and Estonia to sign peace treaties with it.

Now, it was the time to march westwards into Europe!

Lenin was restless to stimulate the revolution in Europe and wash off capitalism from the face of the earth. Germany topped his list, where he aimed to find a reliable fortress, a powerful launch pad for a Pan-European and World Socialist Revolution. Lenin vowed and aimed to punish the murderers of Rosa and Leibknecht as soon as possible.

Saturday, 3 June 2017

In the Teeth of Decay of Bourgeois Democracy, Reactionary Casteist Violence Haunts Saharanpur

- Ritansh Azad/ 4.6.2017


Saharanpur region in Uttar Pradesh breathed heavy in the throes of the casteist violence and prevailing tension as it geared up for upcoming municipal polls.

For long, Saharanpur has been the venue for communal violence and riots engineered by the stakeholders in the political establishment. However, the caste based feuds are a bit new to the region.

The malignant violence is part of the horrors of capitalism, the one generated out of its putrefaction.

Escalating cut-throat rivalries among bourgeois leaders and parties vying against each other to capture the power by hook or by crook, lurk as ever, behind the fresh spate of sectarian violence.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Crony Capitalism and the Psuedo-Left Supporters of Free Competition and Bourgeois Reforms

-Jhansi Vasi Reddy/ 3.6.2017

At the onset of the century, US was rocked with scandals like Enron, WorldCom that involved real financial disasters like insider trading. Accounting fraud, backdating options were common place. A whole series of corporate and Wall Street scandals broke out and became cause of concern for the capitalists.

To seal off the spread of the virulent scams to the peripheral world, the soft arms of world capitalism-the World Bank, the Ford foundation, the Heritage foundation etc., commanded the developing countries to take up reforms that would curb both corporate and government corruption, in one world- crony capitalism.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

सिर्फ और सिर्फ मार्क्सवाद के पास है भारत में जाति-प्रश्न की कुंजी

- राजेश त्यागी/ ५.४.२०१६

अनुवाद: सौरव भट्टाचार्य

अंबेडकरवादी दावा करता है: 'मार्क्सवादियों के पास जाति प्रश्न का कोई समाधान नही है'।हताश, निराश स्टालिनवादी समर्पण करते हुए प्रत्य्त्तर देता है: 'तब मार्क्स और अंबेडकर को साथ आना चाहिए'।

स्टालिनवादी और अंबेडकरवादी दोनों ही मुद्दे से भटक जाते हैं और जाति प्रश्न को समझने तक में असमर्थ रहते हैं, समाधान तो दूर की बात है।

भारत में जाति प्रश्न का उदय भारत के सामाजिक विकास की जटिलताओं से होता है। सामाजिक श्रम को चार वर्णों- ब्राह्मण, क्षत्रिय, वैश्य और शूद्र- में विभाजन के जरिए सामाजिक व्यवस्था का निर्माण हुआ। चार वर्णों की इस जटिल और अवरुद्ध व्यवस्था के भीतर ही जातियों की ऊँच-नीच का क्रम अतीत में धीरे-धीरे विकसित होता गया। इस व्यवस्था के कारण सामाजिक श्रम का सारा बोझ शूद्रों के ऊपर आ गया जो सामाजिक सीढ़ी के सबसे निचले पायदान पर थे। वर्ण अनिवार्य रूप से जन्म के आधार पर निर्धारित होता था और जिसे बदल पाने की कोई गुंजाइश नहीं थी।