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A victory for the LGBTI population: India decriminalized homosexuality

LGBTI community of India achieved the decriminalization of homosexuality in the country. The Supreme Court of India issued some weeks ago a decision declaring unconstitutional the standard known as section 377 of the criminal code. After this decision, India became the 124th country in the world to not criminalize...

The Maratha Kranti Morcha get Violent Demanding Reservation

The Maratha community originally organized silent rallies across the state that turned violent in July with each district witnessing a huge number of participants. It was a silent protest against the rape and murder in Kopardi (district Ahmednagar), the victim was a minor school girl. The incident took place on July 13, 2016...

Celebrations of the 200th anniversary of the Koregaon Bhima battle turned violent 

By Niteen Sampat Ghodke. Here's a brief history of the Koregaon Bhima battle that will help you understand this: The Battle of Koregaon (Bhima Koregaon battle) was fought between the British East India Company and the Peshwa's army at Koregaon Bhima on January 1, 1818. Legend has it that about 500 Mahar...

Farewell Comrade: Remembering George Gomez

Comrade George Gomez passed away on 27th of August 2016. For 90 years he had tirelessly organized workers in their struggle against capitalism, inspiring youth towards Marxism. Born in 1926, in fishing hamlet of Punnaicoyal in Tuticorin District, he was born to a time of imperialism, anti-colonial struggles and...

Comrade George Gomes: To Socialism!

It was in 2012 that I first met Comrade George Gomes. Around that time, we had published the New Wave's naval mutiny special edition which also featured our stand on the Kashmir question where we also stated our attitude to self-determination. By Adhiraj Bose - New Wave, India. Our first contact...

Social Media Solidarity With Strikers Will Cost You Your Job, Honda Tells Workers

As strike enters day nine, one worker has already been suspended for ‘liking’ a Facebook post. Rising concerns over the growing support for the hunger strike led by workers of Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) from Tapukara, Rajasthan, has led the management of the company to warn its current...

September 2: General Strike!

Hyderabad Central University Contract Workers' Union along with permanent workers and students took out a Rally extending solidarity to the nationwide call given for ALL INDIA STRIKE on 2nd September, 2016. The Rally was followed by Public Meeting where worker representatives presented their demands, workers and students sang songs of...

May Day Greetings from India

Great events are unfolding in Brazil today. Since the onset of the world crisis of 2008, the decrepit capitalist class of Brazil has been thrown into an inescapable spiral of chaos. In Brazil, like in many other Latin American countries, the national bourgeoisies hide behind the mask of populist...

Appeal for solidarity with students of JNU

   We reproduce a request for solidarity of Jawaharlal Nehru University student's and teachers, currently on struggle, where there has been police repression and the arrest of eight students. We solidarize with the JNU students and teachers's struggle! Immediate freedom to the arrested students! No to Modi's repression! Stop persecution to...

General strike challenges the BJP led governement

We express strong solidarity with Indian workers and youth who will march, protest and stop work in a nation-wide general strike on September 2, 2015. We publish the statement on the general strike by the organisation New Wave (B-L), with whom the IWL-FI has friendly relations. Background of current strike In May 2014, the general elections brought...

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