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Vol. 50, No.28, Jan 14 - 20, 2018
Note: Red Lights in Washington - Raman Swamy
News Wrap - A G D
‘Naxalbari–50’: ‘‘Czechoslovakia after Hungary’’–II - Parimal Dasguptaa
Living With The Enemy: Occupied Labour - Andreas Hackl
Too Many Mir Jaffars: Quislings of Jagannath Temple - A K Biswas
IFFI 2017: Goa Film Festival - Abhijit Ghosh-Dastidar
Gujarat Elections: Missed Opportunity - Asis Ranjan Sengupta

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অনুষ্টুপ পত্রিকার উদ্যোগে সমর সেন শতবর্ষোত্তর স্মারক বক্তৃতা ২০১৮
২০ জানুয়ারি শনিবার বিকেল ৫টা। আই সি সি আর-এর সত্যজিৎ রায় সভাগৃহ। “হিংসার স্বরূপ” বিষয়ে বলবেন আশিস নন্দী। সভামুখ্য প্রণব বর্ধন। বিশেষ অতিথি শঙ্খ ঘোষ এবং দীপেশ চক্রবর্তী। প্রবেশ অবাধ। প্রবেশপত্র অনুষ্টুপ কার্যালয় থেকে সংগ্রহ করতে হবে।

Keynote Lectures at 5th Kolkata People's Film Festival
19th January'18 at 6:00 PM: Living in Hindu Rastra by Tanika Sarkar
20th January'18 at 7:45 PM: The Emergency Then, And Now by Uma Chakraborty

Call for participation at the World Forum of Science and Democracy- World Social Forum
Call for participation at the World Forum of Science and Democracy- World Social Forum, Salvador de Bahia, March 13th to 17th 2018 - Deadline Extension: 01/28/2018
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5th Kolkata People's Film Festival of People's Film Collective
People's Film Collective is very pleased to invite you to participate in the forthcoming 5th Kolkata People's Film Festival (KPFF 2018), to be held for four days, 18th-21st January 2018 (11 am to 9 pm daily) at the Jogesh Mime Academy auditorium, Kolkata.
For details: http://www.ourcinema.in/kpff-2018/

S.D. -A Documentary on Saroj Dutta & his times
5th Kolkata People’s Film Festival at Jogesh Mime Academy (Near Kalighat Park). S.D. –A Documentary on Saroj Dutta & his times. Date & Time: 21 January 2018 at 3:45 PM. Please attend.


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Recent Articles

20 Jan 2018

Should High-Profile Cases Be Live Streamed?
- Yes, Its Time For Courts To Come Out Of the Closet

Raman Swamy

If the great public interest in the Supreme Court hearings in the Aadhaar case is anything to go by, then there is certainly a strong argument in favour of allowing live streaming of court proceedings - or at the very least, online uploading of edited audio-visual recordings of selective portions of the oral arguments in certain important cases.
If one were to judge by the first two days of hearings in the Aadhaar case – especially the very high quality of arguments put forward by petitioners counsel Shyam Divan – the case in favour of providing public access to apex court proceedings becomes even stronger. Just listening to Divan’s eloquent presentation before the 5-judge Bench is an education - it instantly elevates the clash of opinions over mandatory Aadhaar to a higher plane, touching on elemental aspects of the role of the State in a Democracy and the fragile nature of the Freedoms guaranteed under the Constitution.
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Open letter to Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India -In response to the killing of two Dalits and atrocities on and arrest of Dalits in the wake of Battle of Bhima-Koregaon celebrations in Pune
13 Jan 2018
Full text of letter released by Supreme Court judges against CJI Dipak Misra - Justice J. Chelameswar, Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Madan B. Lokur & Justice Kurian Joseph
08 Jan 2018
Open Letter to Chief Minister, West Bengal - Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression
07 Jan 2018

Press Release by Kobad Ghandy
Undemocratic Methods of APSIB
After being acquitted in all cases and spending eight years and three months in jail, when I, Kobad Ghandy was finally released from jail, I was re-arrested by the Jharkhand Police just three days after release. Full statement...

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Can Interlinking Rivers and Greening their Banks Save our Cities? - A report of a symposium organized by Environment Support Group on 15 December 2017 in Bangalore
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To Stop Enactment of Transgender Bill, 2016 - Open Appeal to The Parliament of India

"The Movements of Movements"
Two major anthologies on emerging world movements are soon going to be published. The Movements of Movements, Part 1: What Makes Us Move? and The Movements of Movements, Part 2: Rethinking Our Dance.
Editor: Jai Sen
Both volumes are being published by PM Press, in hard copy and in ebook format.

[An ‘Advance Pre-final Movement Edition’ of all the prefinal material for both books is available for advance viewing and discussion, at http://www.cacim.net/ ]


Marching forward: Women, resistance and counter-power - An interview with Bertha Zúñiga Cáceres, Medha Patkar and Nonhle Mbuthuma
Master and the roster - Gautam Bhatia
The Empire Files: 'This Ship is Sinking' - Says Former Bush Official

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Samar Sen Lecture
Frontier chronicled the spirit of the Spring Thunder era - Interview with Timir Basu, editor, Frontier

The Quantum Indians - Bose, Raman and Saha -An award winning film of excellent quality (Video 52 min)


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