On March 14 up to 100 peasants in
Nandigram, West Bengal, were brutally
massacred by the police as they protested against land-grabbing operations. The
leaders of the CPI-M in the local government have justified this action as part
of their so-called â€œdevelopment modelâ€. The contradictions between the leaders
of the Indian communist movement and the millions of workers who support them
are posed here sharply.
Aakar Books in New Delhi, India, have just published an Indian edition of Alan Woods’ book The Venezuelan Revolution – A Marxist Perspective. Here we provide the new introduction to the book by Lal Khan in Pakistan and details of the publishers for anyone who wishes to get a copy.
There is a lot of hype in the media about India’s booming
economy. The truth is that this affects a small minority of the 1.2 billion
population. Some 300 million Indians survive on less than $1 a day. In this
situation there is revolutionary ferment taking place that will shake India to its