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Chalo Udupi

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  Dalit and Oppressed Self-respect Movement Committee​ Friends and Well-wishers, Dalit and progressive organisations held a meeting in Freedom Park on 26th August to lay the foundation for a social movement in the wake of rising assaults on dalits, minorities, women and the oppressed. The participants, nearly 250 of them, had elaborate discussions and decided …

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If it’s the Oppressed, it’s Identity Politics, but if it’s you, it’s a Talent Show!

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  Rajesh Chandra Kumar It is not whether we win or lose. The main thing is that we had to show our presence in the so- called progressive institution of JNU with the slogan of our forefathers –Jai Birsa, Jai Phule and Jai Bhim. This time, the opposition feared BAPSA, and salute to BAPSA for …

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Kabali has roared: Why BAPSA was the real winner of the JNU student polls

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  Dhrubo Jyoti I have never been a big fan of presidential-style debates or Jawaharlal Nehru University. The former almost always reduces social justice to grandstanding and the number of hunger strikes while the latter takes itself too seriously as the citadel of equality, never mind the festering casteism, sexism and homophobia. Therefore, when I …

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Today is the day of unity of the oppressed: Rahul Sonpimple

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  Rahul Punaram Sompimple  (Following is a rough transcription and translation of Rahul Sonpimple’s speech for the Presidentital election at JNUSU delivered on 8th September, 2016. Parts of the speech had to be omitted owing to lack of a fully audible video and disturbances)  {youtube}zh5Dt3Ee1eI{/youtube} To all the people that have come here for the …

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The Chamcha Age (An Era of the Stooges)- 2

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by Kanshi Ram Continued from here. Part—I Prelude to Poona Pact ~~~~ The Initial Efforts From the very beginning of the 20th century, India witnessed great changes. In this changing India, the oppressed Indians were not to lag behind. The High Caste Hindus were fighting for Swarajya. The Oppressed Indians were struggling for self-respect. The …

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The Chamcha Age (An Era of the Stooges) – Preface

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  by Kanshi Ram   (Released on 24th September, 1982, on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Poona Pact)   ~~~~~   Dedicated to Mahatma Jotirao Phule   Whose initiation of cultural revolt in colonial India, later taken up by Babasaheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, Periyar E.V. Ramaswamy and many other rebellious spirits brought us …