After the Modi government proposed a corporate takeover of agriculture, India’s farmers built one of the biggest social movements in history to fight back. Their victory offers lessons for class struggle across the world.
From a lack of investment in public healthcare to mishandling vaccine production, India’s far-right BJP government has failed its people during the pandemic – and paved the way for the present Covid disaster.
India’s government is trying to force through a corporate takeover of its agricultural sector – but their plans have met fierce resistance from the country’s farmers, who are refusing to hand over their livelihoods.
On Sunday, gangs associated with India’s ruling BJP organised a violent assault on left-wing students in Jawaharlal Nehru University. The resulting outrage is putting the extreme right on the back foot.