75 Years of India’s Independence : Workers In India’s Freedom Struggle

(As independent India approaches 75 years, Liberation marks the occasion with a series - starting with the August 2021 issue – of commentaries and features on the richly diverse freedom struggle, especially on under-represented aspects and chapters of the struggle that hold inspiration for the challenges that the country and its people face today. It is our effort to remind ourselves that the workers, peasants, adivasis, dalits, women, were not mere “followers” of charismatic leaders – they were the true makers of history, leaders in their own right.

Defy The Command To Forget, Bear Witness To Collective Grief

PM Modi says the pandemic is not a political issue, it is a human issue. Is that an admission that human concerns have no place in his politics?

The Union Health Minister told Parliament that no one died because of oxygen shortage.

Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey echoed him: “A total of 9,632 people have died of Covid-19 in Bihar so far but none of them died due to shortage of medical oxygen.” Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani says the same: No one died for lack of oxygen in our state.”