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Role of Peace Negotiations in a Revolutionary Process

Revolutionary Process Narendra Singh Three revolutionary movements, the National Democratici Front of the Philippines, the Farabundo Marti Liberation Front of El Salvador, the South-West African People's Organisation of Namibia met to share their experiences of struggle.

Dalit and Caste Hindu Clashes in Karnataka

in Karnataka Narendra Singh SARGUR 'hobli' (administrative unit) in H D Kote taluk of Karnataka was the scene of communal violence recently, claiming more than eight lives also leaving a trail of misery and fear. H D Kote taluk of Karnataka, bordering Kerala state, is a backward, underdeveloped area of subsistence agriculture. Sargur town is an administrative and trading centre, with an usual complement of facilities and services for the surrounding villages of the hobli. The town population comprises largely lingayats, nayaks, Jains, Muslims and a segregated dalit colony. The town dalits appear to be better off than the rural ones around. Among them, many are school educated or drop-outs and some even own small landholdings, though the large majority are wage earners and farm hands.

Rushdie Controversy and Multi-Communal England

representatives from the other states also. They also forgot their long-professed sta^d that acceptance of their demand for a separate Jharkhaand state by the centre would be the precondition to any talks with the government.

Common Seas as Bottomless Dumps

Common Seas as Bottomless Dumps Narendra Singh Poisoners of the Seas by K A Gourlay; Zed Books, London, 1988; pp xvi THE rapid pace of industrialisation all over the world is causing serious problems of environmental pollution and toxic waste accumulation. When a disaster occurs on land, it comes into focus immediately because of effects on the people around. The common seas get attention in this respect only when the media find something spectacular, like wide long trails of oil spills on water, dying fish and seals on sea shores or the empty beaches rendered unfit for holiday makers. In some areas

Convention against Fascist Danger

AN Anti-Fascist Convention, organised by the Anti-Fascist Movement of Tamil Nadu (AFM), was held on July 23-24, 1988 at Erode [EPW, October 1]. the two-day convention, no doubt, was a vociferous protest against the fascist tendencies of the auto- cratic central government. It was a clear exposure of the Indian ruling classes, represented by the Indian state, unleashing repression and dismantling even that facade of democracy, which was written into the Indian constitution forty years back. It was clear that the Indian state could no longer hide behind a mask, with its oppressive acts and expansionist designs clearly exposed. Not only the multi-national, multi-ethnic and multi-communal people of India, but even those of other countries in the region, are becoming victims of the Indian government's fascist acts. There is an urgent and vital need for all peoples of the subcontinent and the region to be alert and actively oppose such developments.

FOOD INDUSTRY-Foreign Base of Special Foods

effective demand in the market and not to meeting the needs of the people, the majority of whom still suffer the pangs of hunger and malnutrition.

EEC-Unloading the White Revolution

EEC Unloading the White Revolution Narendra Singh FOR the Third World, the 1960s was the decade of the highly publicised green revolution', while the turn of the decade into the seventies saw the focus turn to the ' white revolution'. The 'surplus' PL-480 wheat of the US was behind the promotion of the so- called green revolution; whereas Europe's 'surplus' of milk and dairy products has led to the promotion of the so-called white revolution. The diversion of these 'surpluses' to the Third World has been justified on the grounds that production is promoted by stimulating market-oriented capital- intensive ventures.

CHINA-Meeting Natural Calamities

CHINA Meeting Natural Calamities Narendra Singh ON February 4, 1975, a major earthquake (7.3 on the Richter Scale) occurred in the Haicheng-Yingkon area of the Liaoning province. This quake was well anticipated and, therefore, most of the heavily populated areas had been evacuated in advance.. The violent earthquake caused great cracks in the) ground, lour kilometres long across the countryside, and a very large? number of houses crumbled; yet no one was hurt, except two small boys hit by pieces of flying debris, and none of the farm stock was lost.

Industrial Cartels and Research

effort to investigate the actual perma- nency of a tenancy, Nearly all have been assessed as ordinary tenants. Moreover, though they have been clearly charged with discovering how much the tenant has in fact paid in 1965-66 and to deduct this Amount from the purchase price being required from him, the tribunals have done nothing of the sort In One instance, the tehsildar has been known to deal with 20 cases in 29 minutes- Such perversion of justice is helped along by the fact that most of the Bhil titters do not have their 'B forms' or treasury receipts', and are illiterate. Thus, while they may possess all sorts of papers
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