Articles by: Sandeep Banerjee

What does the 24 September – Global Climate Strike Mean to Farmers, Workers & Peasants of India 

What does the 24 September – Global Climate Strike Mean to Farmers, Workers & Peasants of India 

The fridays for future organisation that cropped up from worldwide student protest launch first by a lone Swedish girl student of Class IX, Greta Thunberg starting from August-September 2018, has called for a Global Climate Strike on coming Friday, September 24, 2021. For millions of Farmers and Farm labourers in India who are in the 10-month continuing protest sit-in around[Read More…]

by 23/09/2021 Comments are Disabled Climate Change
How Tricontinental Pens History: “One Hundred Years of the Communist Movement in India”!!

How Tricontinental Pens History: “One Hundred Years of the Communist Movement in India”!!

Tricontinental published their “One Hundred Years of the Communist Movement in India” on September 1, 2020 [1]. We are dealing with it only snappily. From here one can learn what may be called a ‘left’ way to rewrite history of the ‘communist’ movement; a ‘left way’, that is certainly different rom a ‘communist’ way – where the ‘left’ stands for decent[Read More…]

by 04/09/2021 1 comment Life/Philosophy
CUBA: Differing Voices, Different Protests – I

CUBA: Differing Voices, Different Protests – I

A ‘Protest Song’, the Singers, what else they sang for, A Wrong Protester Vis-à-vis other kind of Cuban ‘protesters’ least talked-of #Patriayvida, @descemerbueno, @gentedezona, (René Pérez Joglar) @residente, @lajovencuba A new Cuban ‘protest-song’ is now much talked about. It is “Patria y Vida” sang by Descemer Bueno, Gente De Zona, and Yotuel, and written by Beatriz Luengo Gonzalez, Descemer Bueno,[Read More…]

by 17/07/2021 1 comment World
Cuba: An Unexpected ‘Political’ Storm 

Cuba: An Unexpected ‘Political’ Storm 

Since July 11, Cuba has been facing a protest that started in a city and then spread to 60 to 70 points of turbulence. Everyone knows that Cuba is a thorn in the flesh for the US imperialist. Imperialist propaganda for decades was Cuba was alive only due to Soviet Military Umbrella and Soviet aids proved partially wrong after the[Read More…]

by 15/07/2021 Comments are Disabled World
Meeting commemorating Banda Bhadur Singh on June 7th

Farmers Observing June 26 & June 30 – Import of SKM’s Call

On June 26, lakhs of farmers and farm-workers will assemble in various border points of Delhi will observe “Save Democracy, Save Farmers” day. On that date three important occasions are coinciding — (i) completion of 7 months of the historic continuous sit-in protest of lakhs of farmers around Delhi on the border points; (ii) 7 years of first swearing in[Read More…]

by 26/06/2021 Comments are Disabled India
Five months 400 deaths still continuing: Farmers Protest Around Delhi

Five months 400 deaths still continuing: Farmers Protest Around Delhi

Since November 26, 2020, lakhs of farmers and workers have been in their continuous sit-in protest at different points around Delhi Border. On April 26 it will complete 5 months. And the human-cost is enormous: 400+ deaths. But braving death, terrible cold, rain, storm and now around 40°+ at noon, threat of covid19, the farmers and workers are continuing; after[Read More…]

by 25/04/2021 Comments are Disabled India
What Bengal Thinks Today India Should Not Think Tomorrow

What Bengal Thinks Today India Should Not Think Tomorrow

What an assembly election! Eight Phases! From the first voting date to the last voting date the election is spread over 40 days. And from the first official announcement date to the date of counting – it is a period of two months! This will be some three weeks longer due to the death of candidates of two seats due[Read More…]

by 24/04/2021 1 comment India
A Compliment to Bharat Dogra

A Compliment to Bharat Dogra

Sir, Your article “Why Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath Remains the Most Memorable Saga of  Displaced Farmers and  Migrating Workers” that appeared in Countecurrents on April 8, 2021, presented us a scope to visualise the current distress of the farming communities, the peasants, workers, who are getting dispossessed, dislodged, against the backdrop of the novel John Steinbeck wrote. ‘The Grapes of[Read More…]

by 08/04/2021 Comments are Disabled India
A View of Workers Farmers Rally on Feb 23 at Barnala

 An Abnormal “Farmers” Movement Celebrates 100th Day

March 5, 2021 marks the 100th Day of the sit-in of more than half a million farmers and workers and it is indeed an unthinkable affair compared to farmers’ movements that happened in the recent past. It will not be irrelevant if we probe a little bit of history to understand its uniqueness. In the past, we have seen bigger[Read More…]

by 05/03/2021 Comments are Disabled India
A Tale of Two Fires

A Tale of Two Fires

Two fires were on the headlines not long ago, though they were taking place at countries one-third of the world circumference apart (about 14,000kms) – Brazil and Australia. And one architect of those, who was given the Title of “Captain Chain-Saw” as the destroyer of the Amazon rainforest by the big media houses like Telegraph (of the UK) or Bloomberg[Read More…]

by 26/01/2020 Comments are Disabled Environmental Protection
Will Latin America Learn?

Will Latin America Learn?

Lessons from Bolivia. Where Che was Murdered. Where Again a Coup was Staged. Forty-six years and two months. Eduardo Galeano wrote La Trampa on events of Chile that happened on September 11, 1973, in a few touching paragraphs. The last two we can reread now. “In those difficult times, the workers were discovering the secrets of economy. They were understanding[Read More…]

by 26/11/2019 Comments are Disabled World
A Question Regarding ‘Historic’ Land Reforms in Kashmir in Early post-1947 Years

A Question Regarding ‘Historic’ Land Reforms in Kashmir in Early post-1947 Years

Recently economist Jean Dreze told, “There were radical land reforms in Kashmir in 1950s and those land reforms were made possible due to Article-370.” [https://www.nationalheraldindia.com/india/economist-jean-dreze-jandk-more-developed-than-gujarat-special-status-helped-reducing-poverty] It is really so because without Article 370 the then Chief Minister Sheikh Abdullah could not expropriate big landlords without compensation. We know that happened from a 1953 article by Daniel Thorner, ‘The Kashmir Land[Read More…]

by 06/09/2019 Comments are Disabled India
 A Few Drab and Dry Words about Water Crisis

 A Few Drab and Dry Words about Water Crisis

Suddenly the media and social media are abuzz with concern for water crisis, water wastage, preservation, groundwater replenishment and so on so forth. It is good. The social media, which are our big brothers, always watch over what people are doing, each and every person, can easily detect the date and time of the beginning of the sudden spur that[Read More…]

by 12/07/2019 1 comment India
Algeria: Dr Kamel Eddine Fekhar dies fasting in Custody

Algeria: Dr Kamel Eddine Fekhar dies fasting in Custody

Dr Kamel Eddine Fekhar dies fasting in Custody on May 28, Workers Party leader Louisa Hanoune and many other Activists under arrest by military, while Protest Continues Kameleddine Fekhar, mort… sous nos yeux silencieux https://t.co/Cv88Xv1nDi — Khaled Drareni (@khaleddrareni) May 29, 2019 Dr Kamel Eddine Fekhar was arrested on March 31 by the authority in the de facto military rule[Read More…]

by 31/05/2019 Comments are Disabled World
Purulia: Ravaging Ajodhya (or Ayodhya) Hills and Strangulating the Hill-Streams — A forty-years’ story accelerating towards fruition 

Purulia: Ravaging Ajodhya (or Ayodhya) Hills and Strangulating the Hill-Streams — A forty-years’ story accelerating towards fruition 

This article examines the following – the Early history of the Purulia Pumped Storage Projects that is/will-be devastating Ayodhya Hills ecosystem and society;The Faulty Environmental Impact Assessments and the Actual Devastating Impacts happened so far; the Alternative Technologies available and their possible loads; Some Conclusions including request to the students of GIS-RS, the Cultural and Historical Value of the Ayodhya[Read More…]

by 25/05/2019 Comments are Disabled Environmental Protection
 While The River Ganga And Some Saints Die Quietly | Sandeep Banerjee

 While The River Ganga And Some Saints Die Quietly | Sandeep Banerjee

Atmabodhananda (left) at Matri Sadan Ahsrama[1] Haridwar, 26-04-19 Photo courtesy – Whatsapp Group নদী বাঁচাও জীবন বাঁচাও (nodi banchao jibon banchao)[2] It was afternoon of 25-April. Director of National Clean Ganga Mission Mr Rajiv Ranjan Mishra and Executive Director (Projects) Mr G Ashoke Kumar rushed to Matri Sadan Ashrama at noon and talked with Atmabodhananda. They assured that within a[Read More…]

Gilets Jaunes Marches Continues to March 2019: Military Given Power to Shoot! But How Long Will It Continue

Gilets Jaunes Marches Continues to March 2019: Military Given Power to Shoot! But How Long Will It Continue

Gilets Jaunes march with a banner with photo of Zineb Redouane (80) killed by a tear gas shell fired by police in Marseilles.Photo: Youcef Brakni[1] The amazing movement of Gilets Jaunes is continuing for 18 weeks, while six central trade unions CGT, FO, Solidaires, UNEF, UNL and UNL SD jointly issued a small leaflet[2] with the call of a General[Read More…]

by 25/03/2019 Comments are Disabled World
Crisis in Caracas — Can USA take over Venezuela?

Crisis in Caracas — Can USA take over Venezuela?

By 29-January a photo from a press conference of US National Security Advisor John Bolton went viral, Mr Bolton had some yellow note sheets in his hand on which ‘5000 soldiers in Columbia’ was written. Speculation was high that US gathered or arranged 5000 soldiers in Columbia to invade Venezuela giving a final touch to the awaited coup d’état. Russian[Read More…]

by 01/02/2019 1 comment World
Prabhat Patnaik’s Theorisation of Fascism and its Defeat: Some Small Glitches

Prabhat Patnaik’s Theorisation of Fascism and its Defeat: Some Small Glitches

In past two Octobers, Professor Prabhat Patnaik made two importantcontributions to theorisation of Fascism and ways to defeat it. One was Published on 17.10.17 in The Telegraph[1], “Finding a way out: The current upsurge of fascism”and the other in last year, “The Left and Opposition Unity: How Fascism Can Be Defeated in 2019” published in The Wire on 9.10.2018[2]. Firstly,[Read More…]

by 23/01/2019 Comments are Disabled India
Behind of the phenomenon Gilets Jaunes (yellow vests) and various colours of the yellow flame spectrum

Behind of the phenomenon Gilets Jaunes (yellow vests) and various colours of the yellow flame spectrum

To understand the phenomenon Gilets Jaunes we may start from some background facts. The background study will show us why this phenomenon is complex.We shall also see how far the opposition of Daniel Cohn-Bendit,one leading person of 1968 rebellion, is correct;and we must see why prof Alain Badiou distanced himself from this movement, because Alain Badiou is one of the[Read More…]

by 03/01/2019 1 comment World
Did ‘UN scientists’ suggest transcending capitalism to tackle Climate Change?

Did ‘UN scientists’ suggest transcending capitalism to tackle Climate Change?

From August 31 this year, a part of the media and social media was abuzz with a supposed oracle of some scientists. Headings like: “We Cannot Fight Climate Change With Capitalism, Says Report,” “A dire new report reveals our capitalist economic system may not be up to the task of dealing with the climate disasters to come”, “This is how[Read More…]

by 15/12/2018 1 comment Climate Change
Venezuela 1998-2018: 20 years, 7 elections, 2 charts and Some Hypotheses

Venezuela 1998-2018: 20 years, 7 elections, 2 charts and Some Hypotheses

Elections seldom act as a true mirror – a century ago we heard about soldiers ‘voting with their feet’ in favour of demobilisation and Bolsheviks getting only about a quarter of popular votes in the constituent assembly election weeks after the Bolshevik revolution. But election results can show some trends within the society and it will not be prudent to keep eyes[Read More…]

by 31/05/2018 1 comment Uncategorized
 There Are ‘Farmers’ And Farmers —A Postscript to Maharashtra Farmers’ Long March 

 There Are ‘Farmers’ And Farmers —A Postscript to Maharashtra Farmers’ Long March 

Even the establishment media ultimately could not underplay the Farmers’ March from Nasik to Mumbai in March 2018. And not long ago we saw the Farmers’ Strike in Maharashtra; that happened in June 2017. All the pictures those protests presented showed a queer image of Maharashtra, a state which is set to be a Trillion $  economy by 2025 [[1]][Read More…]

by 13/04/2018 1 comment India
How Billionaires Celebrate Naxalbari@50

How Billionaires Celebrate Naxalbari@50

How Billionaires Celebrate Naxalbari@50(And some other sides of the Half Truth they showed) A bare bodied mason, whose name was given as some Murmu, stood outside Kanu Sanyal’s home, “a single room hut thatched with corrugated tin… in a dilapidated condition… portion of the roof has cracked; sun-rays light up the room where his books, notepads and clothes lay in[Read More…]

by 10/03/2018 2 comments India
100 Years After Peace-Land-Bread And 50 Years After Naxalbari Peasants Rebellion Where Do We Stand Now

100 Years After Peace-Land-Bread And 50 Years After Naxalbari Peasants Rebellion Where Do We Stand Now

On the Sept 22, 2017, during a march of All India Kisan Sangharsh Co-ordination Committee, one of its leaders Mr Yogendra Yadav (henceforth YY) told us, “So, what we are witnessing is the beginning of something that can only be described as a peasant rebellion”[1]  Because, there were outbursts of peasants’ movement in several states of India in the last[Read More…]

by 18/11/2017 1 comment India
100 Years – Petrograd Soviet To Xi Jinping Thought: But, Then, What Is Socialism?

100 Years – Petrograd Soviet To Xi Jinping Thought: But, Then, What Is Socialism?

There were undeniably several confusions that the workers in general faced during the first fifty years of forward march of international communist movement since the Petrograd Soviet days. What exactly Rosa meant in her criticism towards Russian socialists? How Trotsky differed from CPSU headed by Stalin? Then what happened to all the members of the Central Committee that led the[Read More…]

by 17/11/2017 1 comment World