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Kashmir: ‘More things change, more they remain the same’

COORDINATION OF DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS ORGANISATION Press Release 19th April,2016 Coordination of Democratic Rights Organisation is alarmed at how a demand for justice results again in killing of civilians by a trigger happy Government force in Kashmir. The alleged molestation of a 16 year old girl on April 12th by a personnel of 21 RR posted […]

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Zombie Apocalypse and How Not to End Capitalism

Paresh Chandra Introduction: Zombies beyond Zizek (and Jameson) The following statement, often quoted, and attributed at times to Slavoj Zizek and at others to Fredric Jameson, sums up a persuasive theorization of the ubiquity of the apocalypse theme in contemporary popular culture: “It is easier to imagine the end of the world than it is […]

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Fascism or Dictatorship of Neoliberal Capital? The Need for a Correct Line

Pothik Ghosh “While the democratic petty bourgeois want to bring the revolution to an end as quickly as possible, achieving at most the aims already mentioned, it is our interest and our task to make the revolution permanent until all the more or less propertied classes have been driven from their ruling positions, until the […]

Editorials

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Fascism or Dictatorship of Neoliberal Capital? The Need for a Correct Line

Pothik Ghosh “While the democratic petty bourgeois want to bring the revolution to an end as quickly as possible, achieving at most the aims already mentioned, it is our interest and our task to make the revolution permanent until all the more or less propertied classes have been driven from their ruling positions, until the […]

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 […]

Commentaries

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Zombie Apocalypse and How Not to End Capitalism

Paresh Chandra Introduction: Zombies beyond Zizek (and Jameson) The following statement, often quoted, and attributed at times to Slavoj Zizek and at others to Fredric Jameson, sums up a persuasive theorization of the ubiquity of the apocalypse theme in contemporary popular culture: “It is easier to imagine the end of the world than it is […]

Lessons from Jhandewalan and JNU: XIII Theses on Annihilation of Caste and Abolition of Classes

Pothik Ghosh “It is a pity that caste even today has its defenders. The defences are many. It is defended on the ground that the caste system is but another name for division of labour and if division of labour is a necessary feature of every civilized society then it is argued that there is […]

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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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