Modi’s Farm Produce Act Was Authored Thirty Years Ago, in Washington D.C.

A Telugu translation is available as a pdf.

The kisan agitation at the gates of Fortress Delhi has forced even the corporate media to take note of the corporate drive to capture control of the remaining non-corporate sectors of the country’s economy, including its agriculture; the phrase “Ambani-Adani” is now a popular term for this process.

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Are We Not All in Search of Tomorrow: The Fifth Newsletter (2021)

4 February 2021 — Tricontinental

Oswaldo Terreros Ecuador Mural para la Universidad Superior de las Artes 2012 2Oswaldo Terreros (Ecuador), Mural para la Universidad Superior de las Artes (‘Mural for the University of the Arts’), 2012.

Dear friends,

Greetings from the desk of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research.

In 2019, 613 million Indians voted to appoint their representatives to the Indian parliament (Lok Sabha). During the election campaign, the political parties spent Rs. 60,000 crores (around US $8 billion), 45% of which was spent by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the governing party; the BJP won 37% of the vote, which translated into 303 of the 545 seats in the Lok Sabha. A year later, a massive $14 billion was spent on the US presidential and congressional elections, with the winning Democrat Party dominating the spending. These are massive amounts of money, whose grip on the democratic process is quite clear by now. Is it possible to talk about ‘democracy’ without being candid about the erosion of the democratic spirit by this avalanche of money?

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Black Agenda Report 4 February 2021

4 February 2021 — Black Agenda Report

Nightmare Years Will Repeat Themselves – Until the People Kick Out the Cabal 

Glen Ford, BAR Executive Editor
To take on the corporate imperial racial capitalist state, we need a Black-led movement that puts politics in command and names the Democratic perpetrators and collaborators that are culpable in the unfolding, late-stage capitalist disaster.
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