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What is Fascism and How to Resist it

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  Ambedkar King Study Circle Report on ‘What is Fascism and How to Resist it?’, Workshop organized by Ambedkar King Study Circle (AKSC), California, USA The working class should have a clear and in-depth understanding about social and economic conditions in historical context to challenge fascism on its rise. On Feb 23 , Saturday, Ambedkar …

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BAPSA: A challenge to the ABVP and Pseudo-Left in JNU

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 Manikanta Pallikonda Birsa Ambedkar Phule Students’ Association (BAPSA-JNU), an independent Ambedkarite students’ organization, is contesting the 2018 JNU Students’ Union elections.This is the fourth election since the inception of BAPSA in 2014, and a steady increase in its consolidated vote share gives us hope that more and more students on campus view it as an …

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Indian society is the very centre of fascism: Sunny M. Kapicadu

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  Sunny M. Kapicadu (This speech was delivered by him in the ‘People Against Fascism’ gathering, also known as Manushya Sangamam, on 19th December 2015 at High Court Junction, Ernakulum. The following transcription is based on the YouTube video uploaded by Kerala Freethinkers Forum on 21st December 2015. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWWtfM-RAmU Sunny M. Kapicadu is one …

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Anti-fascist movements – how inclusive are they?

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  K K Baburaj The same day when Manushya Sangamam (human gathering) was held at Ernakulam (19-20 December, 2015) we organised Amaanava Sangamam (Un-human gathering) at Calicut as a protest against the basic ideology of the ‘concept of human’ articulated by them. The concept of ‘human’ envisaged by the upper caste modernists, aristocrats from the …

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Rise of Modi and Anti-Muslim Politics: A Critical Reading of the Left

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K K Baburaj After hearing the news of BJP securing individual majority in parliament, I visited a friend of mine. His father, a retired teacher and a well-known leftist locally being an ex-leader of a left wing teachers’ association, started talking to me enthusiastically about the election results. “This result is a reply to the …

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‘UPA and NDA are two sides of the same coin’: Sudhir Dhawale

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  Round Table India spoke to writer and political activist Sudhir Dhawale in Mumbai last week, after his release from a long term spent in prison due to false charges of being involved in Naxal activities. Arrested in January 2011, he was acquitted last week by Gondia’s sessions court after the police failed to produce …