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Lucas Plan Documentary, 1978

This film, “The Story of the Lucas Aerospace Shop Stewards Alternative Corporate Plan” was made in 1978 for the Open University. It documents an unusual episode in British corporate history. Shop stewards from Lucas Aerospace, facing massive redundancies, developed their own plan to safeguard their jobs by moving the business into alternative technologies that would […]

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Reviving Pan-Africanism: Or, communism as the only viable anti-colonialism of our times

Cécile Winter Returning to the Ancestors Not for nothing did they want African unity and, to begin with, big states. Not for nothing were they all prevented from achieving those goals. The country called “Centrafrique”, or “The Central African Republic”, is in agony. Barthélemy Boganda, who ought to have become the country’s first president, did […]

The AAP Crisis: Left and Precarious Politics

Pothik Ghosh and Pratyush Chandra Self-declared radical leftists of this country appear to have mastered rather well the art of making a virtue out of necessity. Unfortunately, that is just about the only art – or, for that matter, science – they are in command of. When earlier this year the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) […]

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The AAP Crisis: Left and Precarious Politics

Pothik Ghosh and Pratyush Chandra Self-declared radical leftists of this country appear to have mastered rather well the art of making a virtue out of necessity. Unfortunately, that is just about the only art – or, for that matter, science – they are in command of. When earlier this year the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) […]

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 […]

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Reviving Pan-Africanism: Or, communism as the only viable anti-colonialism of our times

Cécile Winter Returning to the Ancestors Not for nothing did they want African unity and, to begin with, big states. Not for nothing were they all prevented from achieving those goals. The country called “Centrafrique”, or “The Central African Republic”, is in agony. Barthélemy Boganda, who ought to have become the country’s first president, did […]

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STRUGGLE TO END WORK, NOT SAVE EDUCATION!

Rahul Gupta Distributed as a pamphlet for Radical Notes’ meeting on December 12, 2015 in Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi The threat of scrapping the non-NET fellowships brought out many different reactions. (1) Those who plan to start MPhil/PhD programs in the future, of course felt themselves under threat — to fund their future research […]

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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 […]

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