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Dissent and the Famous Five: Violent Dissidence is Also Dangerous

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Spread the love           The Pune Police says it has ‘conclusive proof’ that nails all of them. The Supreme Court will demand proof, in English not Marathi. ‘It’s a witch-hunt?’ say supporters. Counsels for accused say Modi government is curbing “dissenting voices.” The activists and their supporters say BJP is panicking, staring at certain defeat in assembly […]


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Mamata Government Adopts Brazen Anti-Worker Stand

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Spread the love           If one visits the official site of Tea Board, one can see that tea prices are going up, exports are on the rise and profits of tea companies are booming in recent years. On the other hand, one hears of starvation deaths among tea garden workers and their Dickensian working conditions.  Activist Dr. […]


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The Hunger of Oleg Sentsov

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Spread the love           On the 15th of May 2018, one month before Russia celebrated the opening of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Oleg Sentsov began an indefinite hunger strike, which continues today — not only to protest his own imprisonment, but that of nearly 70 compatriots, fellow Ukrainian artists, actors, political prisoners. And, today, Sentsov is battling […]


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Fifty Years after May Revolt, France is Boiling Again: Formation of a Popular Front is on Agenda

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Spread the love           Millions of people across France are reliving these momentous events of half a century ago in the most appropriate way: by downing tools and taking to the streets. Once again, universities across the land are under occupation, workers in key sectors are on strike, and mobilisations are drawing together broad sections of people, […]


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Activist Poets are Making Waves in Britain

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Spread the love           The poetry provoked an enthusiastic response – perhaps surprisingly – but a change is as good as a rest and some informed entertainment provided something different for the pickets and their supporters. Following this, the poets put a gig on outside the gallery which was a resounding success. It coincided with the day […]


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Protest against Oppression on the Martyrdom of Chandra Shekhar Azad

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Spread the love           Glowing tributes were paid to Chandra Shekhar Azad on his 87th martyrdom anniversary. Protests were also voiced against imperialist and fascist forces. Here’s a report, for Different Truths. Naujavan Bharat Sabha (NBS) observed the 87th martyrdom anniversary of the nationalist revolutionary, Chandra Shekhar Azad on Tuesday (Feb 27) by holding a seminar on rising […]


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Madhya Pradesh Women Fight Closure of Boozing Yards

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Spread the love           Maintaining law and order situation is also far easier for police so long as ahatas are there, contended these women as they can reach anywhere easily if a fight breaks out because ahatas are only a few in number, but if there are no ahatas, crime-prone areas would multiply in numbers and it […]


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Celebrating Women: The Year That Was!

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Spread the love26          26Shares Firebrand feminist, Payal, our columnist, says that from within the murk and gloom of crime against women, there were many who rose from the ashes like the mythical Phoenix. There was much to celebrate in 2017. Read more in the Special Feature, exclusively for Different Truths. As 2017 comes to a close, […]


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BJP-led Assam Government Fires on Tribals, Evicts Thousands

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Spread the love           Thirty-five-year-old Malati Das, Amina Khatun, and Rashida Ahmed have been grievously injured and admitted to the ICU at Guwahati Medical College. Malati suffered a bullet injury and 75 others too are injured, when the BJP-RSS led Assam government, with the help of police, unleashed terror to evict tribals and grab land. Here’s a […]


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National Anthem Debate and the Apex Court: Individual Identity vs. National Identity?

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Spread the love           The Supreme Court had earlier ruled that non-observance of respect towards the National Anthem was a criminal offence wishes to re-visit the issue and has asked the Union Government to elaborate its contention once again. The fundamental issue that they would have to rule upon is whether an individual’s right to disrespect the […]


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