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Uttrakhand Women’s groups reject UCC Bill criminalising constitutional behaviour and introducing moral policing

The Uttarakhand women’s groups and representatives reject the UCC Bill passed by the State Assembly in toto, saying that the Bill criminalises constitutional behaviour, and introduces moral policing.   Groundxero | 7th February, 2024   The Uttarakhand State Legislative Assembly on Wednesday passed the Uniform Civil Code, Uttarakhand, 2024 Bill, becoming the first State in the […]

Delhi Withholds Rs 7,000 Crore for Paddy Procurement as West Bengal Fails to Display PM Modi’s Photos at Ration Shops

Blocking subsidies meant for the poor and the marginalized to exact political revenge is unethical and reveals the Union government’s anti-working-class and anti-farmer position.   Groundxero Report | 22 Jan 2024   The Narendra Modi-led Union government has decided to withhold the release of Rs 7,000 crore earmarked for the state government in West Bengal […]

Terror unleashed against people of Nigeria 

Murderous State’s drone attack killed at least 88 persons in Tudun Biri village, Kaduna, Nigeria, on 3 December.   By Harsh Thakor   At least 88 people have been reportedly killed in a mistaken army drone attack” on a religious gathering, during the Mawlid al-Nabi (the birthday of Prophet Muhammad), in the northwest of Nigeria. […]

Coerced Gram Sabhas in Sijimali: A Grave Travesty of Justice

By Groundxero | 10 Dec, 2023   Peasant unions, Adivasi organizations, Trade Unions and social activists in Odisha have issued a joint statement condemning the farce of Gram Sabhas carried out by the Odisha Government in the Sijimali region to hasten the process of bauxite mining for Vedanta Limited.    They have expressed outrage and concern over […]

UK Union Workers Blockade Plants Arming Israel

“We stand here ashamed that the weapons used in the ongoing ethnic cleansing of Palestine are partly made on our own doorstep,” one participating doctor said.   By OLIVIA ROSANE Dec 07, 2023   More than 1,000 union members with Workers for a Free Palestine blockaded four weapons factories in the United Kingdom Thursday that make components […]

UAW Becomes the largest US Union to call for cease-Fire in Gaza

The United Auto Workers on Friday became the largest U.S. union to endorse a cease-fire in Gaza as Israel resumed its bombardment of the Palestinian territory following a weeklong pause.   By Groundxero Dec 02, 2023   The UAW, the largest union in US have called for a ceasefire. It represents 400,000 workers in the US and more […]

Nearly 1 Million Across US Call For Cease-Fire in Gaza

“Only a negotiated cease-fire can pave the way to addressing the current humanitarian crisis, the release of all hostages, and a long-term solution to this conflict,” said one campaigner.   JESSICA CORBETT Nov 29, 2023   Almost a million Americans signed petitions from half a dozen civil society organizations demanding that U.S. President Joe Biden […]

Unprecedented Global Solidarity with Palestinians on November 29

On the International Day in Solidarity with the Palestinian People, on November 29, people across the world expressed their solidarity demanding immediate complete cease-fire in Gaza and a fully liberated Palestine.   November 30, 2023 by Groundxero   Every year, November 29 marks the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. It’s a day to remember that […]

Public Hearing For Vedanta’s Sijimali Mining Ends Amid Opposition By Villagers

Groundxero Report | 16th October, 2023   Rayagada, Odisha: The public hearing seeking environmental clearance for bauxite mining by Vedanta Limited at Sijimali in Odisha’s Rayagada district concluded on October 16 (Monday) amid massive protests by villagers opposed to the project voicing concerns over the possible adverse impact of mining on local ecology.    The public hearing  was […]

‘Scurrilous’ and ‘Malafide’ Charges Against Farmers’ Movement; SKM Calls Nationwide Protests

Groundxero Report | 8th October, 2023   Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) expressed shock at the scurrilous and malafide allegations made against the historic Farmers’ Movement at Delhi, in the FIR lodged by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police against media house Newsclick and several journalists.   On 3rd October, 2023, raids were carried out by the […]

Dalit labourers of Punjab demonstrate relentless spirit in ZPSC’s conference in Shadihari village in Punjab 

A report on a recent conference of dalit agricultural labourers organised by the Zameen Prapti Sangharsh Committee (ZPSC) in Punjab by Harsh Thakor.    Democratic revolutionary spirit touched soaring heights in a conference organised by the Zameen Prapti Sangharsh Committee (ZPSC) on 28th September, in village Shadihari in Sangrur district of Punjab, with around 10,000 […]

We20: A Peoples’ Summit Resolves to Strengthen Efforts to Protect Rights

‘Mother of Democracy’ Fails To Protect Democratic Rights; Delhi Police Cancels the Day 3 proceedings; Summit Vows to Protect People and Nature over Profits     New Delhi, 20.08.23 : The We20: Peoples’ Summit on G20 organised by over 70 organisations from different parts of the country concluded with much vigour and energy, albeit a day […]

And the winner is… Developmentalism!

While it has become fashionable to speak of “inclusive development” or “alternative development”, we must expose the exclusivist nature of development and provoke thinking for an “alternative to development”, writes Nilanjan Dutta.   It’s monsoon time and as the rains are lashing many parts of the country, umbrellas are in high demand. The same applies […]

SKM : Declare Flood and Land Slide in Himachal Pradesh as National Calamity; stop plundering of forest in MP; withdraw anti-people amendments made in the Forest Conservation (Amendment) Bill

Groundxero | 14th July, 2023   The National Coordination Committee of Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) demanded the Union Government to declare flood and land slide in Himachal Pradesh as National Calamity and give adequate compensation to all in the flood affected states; condemned the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh for facilitating timber mafia in plundering […]