‘We are witnessing a crime against humanity’: Arundhati Roy on India’s Covid catastrophe

It’s hard to convey the full depth and range of the trauma, the chaos and the indignity that people are being subjected to. Meanwhile, Modi and his allies are telling us not to complain by Arundhati Roy Wed 28 Apr 2021 From: https://www.theguardian.com/news/2021/apr/28/crime-against-humanity-arundhati-roy-india-covid-catastrophe During a particularly polarising election campaign in the state of Uttar Pradesh inContinue reading “‘We are witnessing a crime against humanity’: Arundhati Roy on India’s Covid catastrophe”

Universities Now Need Govt Approval for Online International Events on India’s ‘Internal Matters,’ from The Wire.

Revised guidelines issued by the MEA and education ministry appear to extend rules applicable to physical events – for which foreigners require visas to come to India – to online conferences and seminars that don’t involve any travel to India. New Delhi: In a new restriction on academic freedom at the country’s publicly-funded universities, professorsContinue reading “Universities Now Need Govt Approval for Online International Events on India’s ‘Internal Matters,’ from The Wire.”

There Are So Many Lessons to Learn from Kerala: The Eleventh Newsletter (2021), Tricontinental

Dear friends, Greetings from the desk of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. Indian farmers and agricultural workers have crossed the hundred-day mark of their protest against the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. They will not withdraw until the government repeals laws that deliver the advantages of agriculture to large corporate houses. This, theContinue reading “There Are So Many Lessons to Learn from Kerala: The Eleventh Newsletter (2021), Tricontinental”

Kerala Communists Serve the People, Look to Youth and Women, by Tom Whitney

“Kerala, a state in India, is a bizarre anomaly among developing nations … Kerala has a population as big as California’s and a per capita annual income of less than $300. But its infant mortality rate is very low, its literacy rate among the highest on Earth … Though mostly a land of paddy-covered plains,Continue reading “Kerala Communists Serve the People, Look to Youth and Women, by Tom Whitney”

All the Cannons Will Silently Rust: The Fifty-Second Tricontinental Newsletter (2020)

December 24th, 2020 Dear friends, Greetings from the desk of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. Our year has been eclipsed by the pandemic, the rush of a virus paralysing societies across the world. Some governments offered smarter, more scientific, and humane approaches to the pandemic; many (but not all) of these have been governments withContinue reading “All the Cannons Will Silently Rust: The Fifty-Second Tricontinental Newsletter (2020)”

Communist-led coalition sweeps local body elections in the southern Indian State of Kerala

Posted Dec 22, 2020 by Peoples Dispatch The communist-led coalition in the State of Kerala in India has swept the local body polls that were held between December 8 and 14. In the results that were announced on Wednesday, December 16, the Left Democratic Front (LDF) led by the Communist Party of India (Marxist), which is in powerContinue reading “Communist-led coalition sweeps local body elections in the southern Indian State of Kerala”

We Are Grass. We Grow on Everything: The Forty-Ninth Newsletter (2020), by Vijay Prashad

From the Tricontinental December 3, 2020 Dear friends, Greetings from the desk of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. Farmers and agricultural workers from northern India marched along various national highways toward India’s capital of New Delhi as part of the general strike on 26 November. They carried placards with slogans against the anti-farmer, pro-corporateContinue reading “We Are Grass. We Grow on Everything: The Forty-Ninth Newsletter (2020), by Vijay Prashad”