Rapes in India: Are the victims to be blamed?

Sexism has been growing worldwide at an alarming rate. But in India it has reached levels of barbarism. In 2011 alone there were more than 24,000 violations, but activists warn that the real figure is much higher. Raping women has become an epidemic in India, with three distinguishing characteristics:...

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...

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...

The Maruti July struggle : Where Caste meets Class oppression

  Fact finding teams of New Wave New Delhi have confirmed that the 'murder' of the executive at Maruti is in fact a lie and in all likelihood he died in an accidental fire. The factory at Manesar is now under lockout and workers are under threat of layoffs...

India at the Crossroads

The 70th Republic day of India would go down in history. While the state took out its flamboyant military parade through Rajpath, thousands of farmers took out a tractor rally as part of their protest, around Delhi's ring road. The police, which had allowed the protests, arbitrarily changed routes,...

Statement on Political Situation in India

As of today (21/08/2020) India has approximately 2.9 million cases of coronavirus infections, the third highest in the world just after Brazil. The death count from the pandemic has risen to 52,000, the fourth highest in the world just after Mexico. Normal life had grounded to a halt when...

Stand in Solidarity with ASHA Workers!

Since the corona virus arrived in India the frontline of the fight against it has been held by India's beleaguered medical workers and doctors in the public sphere. Since February, when the first cases started to arrive, the crisis has ballooned to catastrophic proportions, india today has the third...

An analysis of the Anti-Corruption movement

The anti-corruption movement in India in recent times, and the mobilizations which took place around the arrest of Anna Hazare, and subsequently gathered around his fast, have been one of the largest mass mobilizations in recent history in India.  Some sources cite numbers going up to hundreds of thousands,...

The Truth About the Pandemic Death Toll in India

A scandal emerged first when a local newspaper in Gujarat reported that the true death toll in the state was being hidden and that it was probably many times more than the official numbers. Many Indians had suspected that the true scale of the pandemic was being hidden from...

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...

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