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We the People: Expanding the Idea of Democracy – Part 3

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Pranav Jeevan P People normally blame democracy by saying it is not a good model of governance citing the issues that plague our country like poverty, corruption, unemployment and under-development. They believe that we are facing these issues because we are a functioning democracy and somehow it is the democratic process which is causing this …

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Philosopher Beyond Caste: An Understanding of Ambedkar’s Idea of Environment and Nature

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Vidyasagar Introduction  The entire human civilization is passing through the most painful and catastrophic tragedy of the 21st century. The pandemic ‘COVID-19’ has spread across the world and millions of human beings are suffering for their survival. This global health crisis has compelled us to think about the future of human civilization. Competitive capitalism and …

Assertion

Land is worth dying for! Protect a Madiga family’s right to their land

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  Dr. B. Karthik Navayan Land is worth dying for! Brahmin-savarnas see land as property, but land is a livelihood for Dalit Bahujan Adivasis.  When Brahmin-savarna thugs defraud Dalits and Adivasis of their lands, they take away the livelihood of Dalits and Adivasis as a property in own their names on papers. Taking away the …

Atrocities

The human rights lies of Coal India Limited

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  Dr. B. Karthik Navayan In August, Coal India Limited – the world’s largest coal miner – published a ‘sustainability report’ for 2016-17, as part of its compliance with reporting guidelines set up by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), an independent international organization. GRI’s stated aim is to help businesses understand and communicate their impact …

Policy

Amnesty International: Scheduled Tribes Panel Order on Unlawful Land Transfers is Welcome

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  Amnesty International India  Statement released by Amnesty International India Bangalore11 May 2017 A recent order by the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes to the District Magistrate in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh directing action in cases of unlawful transfer of Adivasi land is a positive move, said Amnesty International India today. On 9 May, the National Commission …

Features

Munnar: To the Destroyers and Hijackers of the Protest, and the Media – Gomathi speaks

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  Gomathi G “Why are you so scared of this protest by us three women?“ The unpleasant incidents of yesterday (Thursday), that happened around midnight in the temporary protest tent of Pomplai Orumai near the Gandhi square in the Munnar market road, reveal certain things. It includes the plan of certain political parties to completely …

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Dalit Upsurge and the Politics of Land – Chalo Thiruvananthapuram!

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  S. Mrudaladevi The invader-friend can write or say anything about despotism, authoritarianism or anarchy experienced by the oppressed. It is part of his cunning effort to mask the exploitation of the subjugated class. When this masked friend warns us of being oppressed by the exploiters, he becomes dearer to the oppressor. In this process, …