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Dalit History Month: The Cross of Social Justice

‘There is no let up on the crushing of the movement’  April is observed as Dalit History Month as the birth anniversaries of Dalit icons Babasaheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar, Jyotirao Phule and Sant Ram Udasi along with the death anniversary… Continue Reading →

No land for tribals displaced by Maoist-Salwa Judum conflict: Centre

Activists say that the displacement occurred because Chhattisgarh supported the Salwa Judum; Union minister Arjun Munda says Centre trying to rehabilitate tribals NEXT NEWS ❯ By Shuchita Jha Published: Wednesday 13 April 2022  Most tribals displaced by the Maoist-Salwa Judum conflict no… Continue Reading →

Anti-Caste Histories and Solidarities

A lecture series hosted by SASAS Germany and DBAV Women, Trans, Non-binary People’s Collective in collaboration with Rosa Luxemburg Foundation Dalit, Bahujan, Adivasi, Vimukta, and other anti-caste communities in South Asia, have long-standing histories of fighting against caste oppression. In… Continue Reading →

Chhattsigarh Tribal activist Soni Sori acquitted in 2011 sedition case, asks “can they return 12 years back to me?”

A special court in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada acquitted prominent Adivasi activist Soni Sori in a sedition case filed against her in 2011. On Tuesday, Special judge Vinod Kumar Dewangan found Sori, her aide Lingaram Kodopi, a contractor BK Lala and Essar… Continue Reading →

Odisha Villagers Continue to Protest Jindal Steel Plant Despite Police ‘Brutality’

The plant violates the Forest Rights Act and will displace the Adivasis of Jagatsinghpur’s Dhinkia village, according to activists.Ditsa Bhattacharya  Mar 2022 Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) supporters stage a demonstration against the use of batons by police on people protesting… Continue Reading →

Paul Farmer Global Health Pioneer (1959-1922) –Invented a New Way of Caring for One Another

The global-health pioneer redefined his field to make it more human, in part by being so wonderfully human himself.By Ashish K. Jha February 22, 2022 Several years ago, Paul Farmer and I both spoke at a conference at Harvard on… Continue Reading →

Gender, Caste And Class Were Irrelevant For Makers Of ‘Writing With Fire’

POSTED ON FEBRUARY 23, 2022 Writing With Fire is about ordinary women journalists with extraordinary spirit. Often, these women journalists are seen reporting from the field amid a crowd of men. It shows the operation of the journalistic landscape in… Continue Reading →

Leave the hijab, breast cover was also forbidden: Till 1924, Dalit women had to pay tax to cover the breast

Posted On February 15, 2022 Street to Parliament fight continues over whether Muslim girls should wear hijab or not in Karnataka school. Protest is happening. Even in protest, saffron-clad boys are protesting. In the midst of this head-covering fight, today… Continue Reading →

Khas-Arya women are ‘de facto’ women leaders

Posted On February 21, 202 While Nepal has reserved quota for women, the majority of the positions at administrative, political, and bureaucratic levels are occupied by those from the Khas-Arya group. Aakriti Ghimire Punam Yadav vividly recalls the conversation that… Continue Reading →

Jharkhand Protest against Adani’s New Coal Venture

Villagers Refuse to Allow Land Acquisition Surveys AEL’s mining project in Gondalpura will displace the villagers and pollute the rivers. The speed with which clearances are being acquired also appears to be suspicious. Agricultural land in Gondalpura. Photo: Sushmita Sushmita… Continue Reading →

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