India

India’s Far-Right Government Honors Convicted Killers Who Lynch Muslim Meat Traders

July 18, 2018

An elite Harvard-educated minister from India’s ruling Hindu-nationalist party BJP, Jayant Sinha, put garland around the necks of convicted killers who lynched a Muslim meat trader. Journalist Sidharth Bhatia emphasizes that the upper class is the political base for the rising far right

Laura Flanders Show: Bodies, Borders, Resistance, Rebirth – Arundhati Roy

July 2, 2018

India in the throes of a fascism that echoes what we have in America. The country is undergoing a political upheaval with PM Modi at its front, and fueled by increased violence towards Muslims, queers, Dalits, women, and more.  Our returning guest, Arundhati Roy, covers this vast breadth of ground in her second novel in…

Protesters in India Are Massacred as Environmentally Destructive Corporations Have Impunity

June 8, 2018

Police in India killed a dozen protesters in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, after 100 days of demonstrations against the mining corporation Sterlite. Journalist Kavitha Muralidharan tells TRNN’s Ben Norton how UK-based Indian parent company Vedanta Resources enjoys impunity, despite its role in environmental destruction, pollution, and violence like the Thoothukudi massacre

India's Far-Right Ruling Party BJP Dominates Karnataka Election - with Fewer Votes

Prabir Purkayastha on India's Elections

May 19, 2018
Journalist Prabir Purkayastha explains how, in the election in the major state of Karnataka, India’s far-right Hindu-nationalist ruling party BJP won the most seats, even while it got fewer votes than Congress. He also discusses the attacks on leftist and secular forces
Ex-Pakistani Prime Minister puts Pakistani military and China on the spot

Ex-Pakistani Prime Minister puts Pakistani military and China on the spot

May 16, 2018

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. Ousted Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif kicked up a storm when he earlier this month seemingly admitted that Pakistan had supported militants who attacked multiple targets in Mumbai in 2008, killing 166 people. Mr. Sharif’s admission, which he has since tried to walk back, put a finger on…

India’s Ruling Hindu-Nationalist Party Combines Fascism and Neoliberalism

April 24, 2018

RSS, the paramilitary wing of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, has its origins in fascism and Nazism, writer Amrit Wilson explains. And Prime Minister Narendra Modi has combined BJP’s Hindutva ideology with neoliberal capitalism

India’s Far-Right PM Modi Meets Protests in London

April 22, 2018

While India’s Hindu-nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi travels to Britain to sign a free trade deal, activist Amrit Wilson says the BJP government is stoking communal and sexual violence against women, Muslims, and Dalits

BJP’s Electoral Success in Northeast India a Blow to the Left

March 11, 2018

The ruling party of India, the BJP, strengthened its position in the country’s northeast after winning elections in three states, with the victory in Tripura ending 25 years of Communist rule. Journalist Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty discusses the BJP’s victory and the region’s political shift

BRICS Summit in China: A Missed Opportunity

September 6, 2017

Patrick Bond, who held a keynote address at the BRICS counter-summit in Hong Kong, says that critics consider the 9th BRICS summit in Xiamen, China, a missed opportunity to challenge corporate-led globalization