Tag: Communism

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  • Knife-attack outside school in Hong Kong amid students’ protest

    Knife-attack outside school in Hong Kong amid students’ protest

    The attack took place outside Cognitio College in Kowloon when the man injured the teacher who was trying to protect students who formed a human chain.

    September 9, 2019
  • The Iranian stew

    The Iranian stew

    The internecine animosity is both religio-historical (Shia-Sunni divide) and commercial, with geostrategic energy considerations driving the external stakeholders into the muddle.

    June 1, 2019
  • Return of Alternatives

    Return of Alternatives

    The publication of previously unknown manuscripts in the German MEGA2 edition, along with innovative interpretations of his work, have opened up new research horizons and demonstrated more clearly than in the past his capacity to examine the contradictions of capitalist society on a global scale and in spheres beyond the conflict between capital and labour.

    May 15, 2019
  • The First Revisionist

    The First Revisionist

    Engels became the torch-bearer of Marx's teachings but instead of buttressing the latter's zeal and enthusiasm for new explorations, made it mechanical and lifeless. He regarded Communism as the general condition of modern civilisation and not specific to any particular country. It concerned humanity as a whole and not just the working class.

    April 5, 2019
  • Laws and the Reality

    Laws and the Reality

    Laws and regulations like the minimum wage, say Rs 15,000 per month, touch only the organized sector of the economy which in India covers only 16 per cent of the worker population. The remaining 84 per cent are in the unorganized sector and do not get the benefit of government stipulations. On this basis alone, there is a strong case for lifting all wage stipulations.

    December 17, 2018
  • Reluctant Republican

    Reluctant Republican

    By any reckoning, George Bush was the among the most successful US Presidents in terms of foreign policy, though not remarkably effective when it came to economic and domestic issues.

    December 8, 2018
  • On your Marx

    On your Marx

    A crucial difference between Hegel and Karl Marx is that unlike Hegel, who provided a well-developed theory of the State, Marx did not develop a blueprint either for the process of socialist revolution or of the socialist State. From the internationalist class struggle of the Communist Manifesto (1848) and the relative autonomy of the State …

    May 10, 2018
  • Xi = Mao

    Xi = Mao

    The epithet has gone beyond the merely metaphorical. Xi Jinping is now China’s “President for life” with Sunday’s overwhelming vote to scrap the two-term limit and thus amend the Constitution, and add clauses to strengthen the party’s dominant role in politics and matters of state. Only two “no” votes were cast, with three abstentions and …

    March 14, 2018
  • Present Indefinite

    Present Indefinite

    The abolition of the two-term limit for China’s presidency will enable the incumbent, Xi Jinping, to remain at the helm indefinitely… without taking the bow in 2023. Sunday’s announcement may not greatly astonish the world, still less China. There were positive signals at the plenum last October; notably, the reshuffle in the party and the …

    February 28, 2018
  • Feudal touch to Nepal’s communism

    Feudal touch to Nepal’s communism

    Modern Nepal has been paradoxical in its approach to learning and education. This paradox became evident when the revolutionary of yesteryears, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, warned his cadres against Aahuti and Baburam Bhattarai’s learning. And that, too, on Vasant Panchami, the day of worship of the goddess of learning, Saraswati. But that was nothing new in …

    February 3, 2018
  • A’duar themed Saraswati Pujas draw crowds

    A’duar themed Saraswati Pujas draw crowds

    Theme pandals in this year’s Saraswati Puja in Alipurduar district grabbed good attention from devotees of all age groups as they, dressed up in colourful attires, flocked in large numbers at the pandals. People in Alipurduar got a different taste of the Puja this year as several organizers based their Pujas on various social themes, …

    January 23, 2018
  • Revolution or coup~II

    Revolution or coup~II

    Lenin had trampled upon internal democracy and advanced a message to non-proletarian Bolsheviks ~ “To wait for the Congress of Soviets is idiocy, for the Congress will give nothing, and can give nothing; to wait for the Congress will be utter idiocy or sheer treachery”. (V I Lenin, The Crisis Has Matured, Collected Works, Vol …

    December 2, 2017
  • Vision of Deen Dayal

    Vision of Deen Dayal

    One major component of modern Indian political thought is the critique of Western civilisation, first articulated by cultural nationalists, pre-eminently Dayananda, Swami Vivekananda and Mahatma Gandhi. Rejecting the earlier notion that British rule was providential, serious questions have been raised pertaining to various aspects of Western civilisation. In parallel, there have been arguments about Indian …

    November 15, 2017