India: A Nation of Nations

India has never been one nation. India as we see it today has only existed since the year 1947. The constituents of this unified nation are in many ways nations unto themselves and national oppression forms the root of all kinds of oppression within the nation. Take caste for example. The Dalit Nation What greater…

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Abort Mission

The question of abortion, whether it is a mother’s choice or a child’s murder, has divided society along very clear lines. Answers to this controversial question have always been either black or white; yes or no; pro-choice or pro-life. Where does the opposition to abortion come from? What are the arguments that support this opposition?…

The Erdogan Era

The Father of 'New Turkey' is a reflection from a sectarian past. Erdoğan is rapidly resurrecting the Turkey's sectarian fascism. The new fascism is light years away from Atatür's dream, as secularism is now threatened by a power lusting Islamist demon. The recent events point out the transformation of the nation into an Erdogan cult.…

Red Star Rising

With every passing year, the capitalist engines of the world find new ways to optimise their exploitation of known resources and seek out new ones. Even the push for space exploration is at least in part motivated by the need to find new resources to exploit. The bourgeois are aided in these tasks by governments that open up natural resources to private exploitation and by economists who, like the clergy of the old feudal system, sanctify these actions as necessary for the overall benefit of the people.

May Day, 2017

If today it is considered a given that you work for a set time, that child labour is illegal, and that women have the same rights to labour as men, it is thanks to the sacrifice of millions of people around the world who poured their blood,sweat and tears into a struggle for the future.

Seize the Memes of Production

In Feudal France, before the Bourgeoisie revolution of 1789, there lived a class of individuals who drew their income purely from rents on inherited property. These people formed the nobility, individuals who provided no contribution to the productive capacities of the state and instead consumed the fruits of the labour of the working classes. The…

The Red and The Blue

Nearly a century ago, a great man did the impossible. He stood his ground and challenged the existing social order of India and he won. Well, almost. At the very last minute, when victory was assured, the great saint betrayed the good doctor and shut the door on a caste-less India. But despite all that,…

UP YOURS

The beauty of Indian Democracy lies in its ability to cause utter disbelief! And the Uttar Pradesh elections of 2017 most certainly did not disappoint. Just when you thought that the misogynistic and blatantly corrupt leadership of Akhilesh Yadav and his Samajwadi Party was the worst the state could have seen, in walked Yogi Adityanath,…

And The Saffron Flag Goes UP

The Indian right wing has gotten themselves a new darling. Move over Modi, here comes Yogi. That’s right, the one thing none of us thought possible has happened and Yogi Adityanath, a Hindutva extremist, is now the chief minister of India’s largest state. A man who openly hates women, gay people, Muslims, Christians, beef-eaters, Dalits,…