Marxism

  • Marx theories need a reappraisal by both sides of political divide May 7, 2014

    Between us, Karl Marx was asking for it. By framing a critique of capitalism during the heyday of the industrial world, Marx was leaving his theories open to implementation at a political level and, on the other hand, reinterpretation in a postindustrial world. As his 196th birth anniversary is being...
  • Former Kerala CM Achuthanandan rejects AAP's invitation to join party February 20, 2014

    CPI(M) stalwart VS Achuthanandan today rejected AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal's invitation to him to join his party, saying it only betrayed the latter's ignorance of the long political struggles he had waged based on MarxismLeninism. The nonagenarian leader was reacting to Kejriwal's statement during a television interview on Wednesday that he...
  • Maoists expel leader Sabyasachi Panda August 11, 2012

    Kolkata: The outlawed Communist Party of IndiaMaoist has expelled its Odisha state organising committee secretary Sabyasachi Panda from the party, accusing him of an "enemylike opportunistic stand on the outfit as also the movement and leadership". "Our central committee is expelling Sabyasachi Panda from the party and declaring the fact to...
  • Left advocates atheism, allege Kerala religious groups June 25, 2008

    Cochin/ Thiruvananthapuram: Furious with the Left front government in Kerala, religious organisations there have threatened to protest against a textbook that they claim promotes atheistic ideologies. Activists of the Congress student wing KSU say the Class VII social studies textbook propagates Marxist thought and has antireligious content. The students have taken...
  • CPIM leader Surjeet critical after cardiac arrest May 16, 2008

    New Delhi: Former CPIM general secretary Harkishen Singh Surjeets is seriously ill and remains unconscious after he suffered a cardiac arrest, doctors said Friday. The 92yearold Surjeet, who has been unwell for last few months, was admitted to Metro Hospital on May 6 with fever and respiratory problem. We were about to...
  • Mani Ratnam's son star attraction at CPM camp April 1, 2008

    Coimbatore: He is only 17 years old, but can hold forth the MarxistLeninist ideology better than a professor of political science. And he has believe it or not authored a book called The Contours of Leninism. Nandan Maniratnam is the son of of noted film director, Mani Ratnam. "Marxism...
  • Karat kaleidoscope: Following his footsteps from Kerala March 30, 2008

    Elapully (Kerala): Dusty roads dotted with picturesque palm trees lead to the ancestral home of one of Kerala's most famous sons Prakash Karat. Ellapully in Pallakkad district, otherwise nondescript, holds a double distinction. Its part of Chief Minister VS Achthanandan's constituency and it also holds the key to some little...
  • Pope assails Marxism in Latin America June 20, 2007

    Aparecida (Brazil): Pope Benedict XVI blamed Marxism and unbridled capitalism for Latin America's problems on Sunday, and urged bishops to mold a new generation of Roman Catholic leaders in politics to reverse the church's declining influence in the region. Ending a fiveday trip to the church's biggest stronghold on the planet,...