Zero History (JNU): Towards Student-Workers Council… (Note I)

The tradition of the oppressed teaches us that the “state of emergency” in which we live is not the exception but the rule. We must attain to a concept of history that is in keeping with this insight. Then we shall clearly realize that it is our task to bring about a real state of […]

Akhteruzzaman_Elias

The Insurrection of Akhtaruzzaman Elias

Pothik Ghosh The question of politics as far as an artist or a litterateur is concerned is usually posed in terms of what position the artist or the litterateur in question strikes as an individual with regard to the political situation of his day. Those terms often also extend to what such an artist or […]

Is the transgressive still revolutionary?

Pothik Ghosh “By ‘sex-economic conditions’ we mean more than just the possibility of a… satisfying love life; over and above this we mean everything that is related to pleasure and the joy of life in one’s work.” – Wilhelm Reich, The Mass Psychology of Fascism The In-Betweenness of Radical Anti-Capitalism The political project of radical […]

Editorials

Is the transgressive still revolutionary?

Pothik Ghosh “By ‘sex-economic conditions’ we mean more than just the possibility of a… satisfying love life; over and above this we mean everything that is related to pleasure and the joy of life in one’s work.” – Wilhelm Reich, The Mass Psychology of Fascism The In-Betweenness of Radical Anti-Capitalism The political project of radical […]

Palestine: Beyond Third Worldism

Pothik Ghosh New Delhi’s support for, and solidarity, with the Palestinian liberation struggle stands all but abandoned. That the Indian foreign policy has shifted decisively away from Palestine towards the Yankee-Zionist-led imperialist axis to become its integral part is no longer even a badly concealed mystery. It is an indisputably evident fact that the Indian […]

Narendra Modi and the Barbarism of Neoliberal Dictatorship

Pothik Ghosh “What are we waiting for, assembled in the forum? The barbarians are due here today. Why isn’t anything going on in the senate? Why are the senators sitting there without legislating? Because the barbarians are coming today. What’s the point of senators making laws now? Once the barbarians are here, they’ll do the […]

Commentaries

Akhteruzzaman_Elias

The Insurrection of Akhtaruzzaman Elias

Pothik Ghosh The question of politics as far as an artist or a litterateur is concerned is usually posed in terms of what position the artist or the litterateur in question strikes as an individual with regard to the political situation of his day. Those terms often also extend to what such an artist or […]

Raymond Williams

Raymond Williams, Working-Class Struggle and the Jerkiness of History

Paresh Chandra If there is one thing that no self-respecting Marxist will question it is the idea of revolution – a complete rupture from the past. Complete in two senses: rupture in fundamentals – it is the essence that changes – and a rupture that includes everything; in other words, the essence of everything changes. […]

2011 Gurgaon Rally

An Account of the January 18-19 (2014) Meeting on Working Class Politics at Sevagram

In our October (2013) meeting at Sevagram, we sought to comprehend the lag between the evolving nature of capital-labour conflicts and the institutionalised political language that most of us spoke – how latter was becoming a hurdle not just in not allowing us to make any meaningful contribution in workers’ politics, but many times by […]

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