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Clarion call to fight for freedom from exploitation and oppression in “Anti Imperialist Conference” on Bhagat Singh’s birth anniversary

“We will continue our fight till the repeal of black laws and liberation from imperialists” Barnala, 28 September 2021 On the occasion of the 114th birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, peasants, agricultural workers, youth and women came in endless…

India, farmers call for a general strike

SKM calls for complete Bandh on 27 September, 6 am to 4 pm. Widespread bandh preparation in East UP. Vyapar Mandals, Tempo Associations, Lawyers bodies in East Uttar Pradesh are joining the farmers to enforce the bandh. Peoples’ anger against…

A letter from Khana Weaves Guledgudda

This letter from Guledagudda’s Kanaves weavers was written on the occasion of handloom day and posted on the Khanaweaves social media: “When the second wave of #COVID19 hit in May and June this year, we were suddenly in extreme distress.…

Tibet sympathizers to lodge protest against China’s aggression

Guwahati: Bharat Tibbat Sahyog Manch, an umbrella body of Indians supporting the Tibet Mukti Sadhana (Tibetan freedom movement) has decided to observe this year’s October 20 as a protest day against the Communist regime in Beijing. On this date in…

PEC demands unconditional release of all scribes in Myanmar

by Thakuria Navajyoti Geneva/Guwahati: As the imprisonment of scribes and other democratic activists under arbitrary laws becomes a new normal in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma), the Switzerland-based media rights body Press Emblem Campaign (https://pressemblem.ch/) urges the military regime in NayPieTaw…

PEC lauds Indian authorities for corona compensation to scribes

MEDIA by Thakuria Navajyoti Geneva/Guwahati, 1 June 2021: Press Emblem Campaign, the Switzerland-based international media rights and safety body, appreciates the initiative of Indian federal government along with many provincial authorities for sanctioning financial assistance to the families of Covid-19…

Corporate social responsibility: Can it save an artist from giving up his vocation?

TRADITIONAL CRAFTS         By B C Kiran Gudigar or Gudigara are craftsmen residing in the state of Karnataka, India. Their traditional profession was to build temples and places of worship. The skills were passed on only in…

The devastating impact of the pandemic on media, deplorable situation in India

by Thakuria Navajyoti Geneva/Guwahati, 30 April 2021: The Covid-19 pandemic had a devastating impact on the media, the Switzerland-based media rights and safety body Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) lamented last Friday in preparation for World Press Freedom Day on 3…

World Localization Day: Local Futures, Economics of Happiness

In 2020, people from 172 countries tuned into World Localization Day – an event that included contributions from Noam Chomsky, Russell Brand, Vandana Shiva and over 100 other voices. This is testimony to the fact that, wherever you look, positive…

The NCHRO condemns the arrest of activist Disha Ravi

New Delhi: 16 Feb 2021. On February 13, 2021, the Delhi Police registered an FIR against Disha Ravi. Ravi has been a known climate activist and has supported the farmers’ protest publicly. The Police claim that Ravi has used a…

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