Massive show of strength at farmers’ UP mahapanchayat

Hundreds of thousands of farmers from Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Rajasthan and Maharashtra gathered for a kisan mahapanchayat in Muzaffarnagar on Sunday, months ahead of assembly polls in the first three states, demanding that the central government roll back three contentious farm laws passed by Parliament a year ago.

Addressing the event organised by protesting farmers’ umbrella body Samyukt Kisan Morcha, Bhartiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait said the Morcha would take the movement against the three farm laws to the entire country and seek a legal guarantee on minimum support prices for crops….

Surinder S. Jodhka: Changing Modes of Agriculture in Punjab

Jairus Banaji on the Indian corporate strategy of subordinating farm households and family labor

Indian Farmers’ Protest – Work in progress videos

Jatinder Kaur Tur & Mandeep Punia: Dalit activist Shiv Kumar’s medical report describes illegal detention, torture and PTSD / Chitleen K Sethi: Nodeep Kaur gets bail, medical report shows bruises caused by blunt object

Gautam Bhatia – Safoora Zargar and Disha Ravi: Similar cases, (same judge), vastly different verdicts

‘Citizens can’t be jailed for disagreeing with state policies’: Top quotes from Disha Ravi’s bail order / Rajmohan Gandhi: Just Who Is Spoiling India’s Image? A View From The US

“Pack of lies”: Disha Ravi family lawyers dismiss social media claims about activist’s religion

The WEF Agenda Behind Modi Farm Reform. By F. William Engdahl

WE STAND WITH INDIAN FARMERS – Full Page Advertisement in New York Times of February 16 in support of farmers movement

COLIN TODHUNTER: Farmers’ Protest in India: Price of Failure Will Be immense // Global Corporations’ plans for India’s agriculture

Nivedita Menon: Toolkits of democracy and a paranoid Hindu Rashtra

Express Editorial: Weaponising an advocacy document to arrest an activist signals paranoia, not democratic power.

Chakshu Roy: Over the years, poets, students, and even a village have been booked under the sedition law

Bharat Bhushan – Covid-19 drugs: Eager beavers of BJP play God

Election Commission responsible for spreading Covid-19, should probably be booked for murder: Madras HC // Bharat Bhushan on the departing CJI: Good riddance

Bharat Bhushan – Himalayan chessboard: India fishes for advantage in unstable Nepal

Bharat Bhushan: No one critical of the government seems to be innocent any longer / Delhi Police arrests 22-year-old environmental activist, calls her key to foreign hand

SIMRAN JEET SINGH: The Farmers’ Protests Are a Turning Point for India’s Democracy

Rihanna and Greta prompt an MEA outburst — and a hashtag firestorm


Avay Shukla: Acts Of God And Follies Of Man

Kunal Kamra and the Elasticity of Justice. By Avay Shukla



Reflections of an American living in India…

Popular resistance to undeclared Emergency// Ghazipur Border: Rakesh Tikait के लिए यूपीहरियाणा से रातों रात गए किसान

Samyukta Kisan Morcha distances itself from violent elements / Farmer leaders accuse Punjabi actor Deep Sidhu of instigating protesters and leading them to the Red Fort

Manu Kaushik: Before India Breaks Its Promises / Dushyant Dave: SC Should Have Declared New Farm Laws Unconstitutional / Republic Day Tractor Rally: Tear Gas At Singhu Border

India’s protesting farmers pay homage to the 143 farmers martyred in their movement and reject Centre’s offer to stay farm laws / 42-year old Haryana farmer dies by suicide at Tikri border

Satarupa Chakraborty: CJI’s Remarks on Women Farmers Are an Assault on Human Agency and Constitutional Rights / Pratap Bhanu Mehta: SC’s order on the farm bills is terrible constitutional precedent, bereft of judgment

Agenda for Social Democracy

Discussion on Indian Agriculture and the ongoing Kisan agitation

Navsharan Singh: A million reasons to march

Aruna Roy: All citizens should stand with the protesting farmers. At stake is India’s food self-sufficiency and sovereignty

Amit Bhaduri: Faces in mirror held up by farmers’ protest

Deb Mukharji – A Himalayan lesson, and about time

Noam Chomsky: Internationalism or Extinction (Universalizing Resistance)

Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist?

Sam Kriss: ‘Neoliberalism’ isn’t a left-wing insult but a monstrous system of inequality

Defying capitalism and socialism, Kumarappa and Gandhi had imagined a decentralised Indian economy – Venu Madhav Govindu & Deepak Malghan

Amandeep Sandhu on Arthiyas – extract from PANJAB: Journeys Through Fault Lines

Ravinder Kaur: Has Modi finally met his match in India’s farmers?

STATE OF RURAL AND AGRARIAN INDIA REPORT 2020. By the Network of Rural and Agrarian Studies

P. Sainath: Did You Think the New Laws Were Only About the Farmers? // SCBA president says farm laws ‘unconstitutional’, offers free services as lawyer to agitating farmers

Subir Sinha: COVID has blurred the lines between waged, coerced and trafficked labour in India

Shobhit Mahajan: Incredible Indians

Lucknow: families give consent but cops stop interfaith wedding // UP villagers allege the police forced the so-called ‘love jehad’ arrest

Listen to this kisan’s views on the Modi Government

Why should Indian agriculture be liberalised when in most countries governments subsidise it? By Christophe Jaffrelot , Hemal Thakker