Kerala is to provide free high-speed internet access to two million families living below the poverty line. The announcement was made on Wednesday, with Kerala’s Finance Minister Dr. T. M. Thomas Isaac of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) saying on Twitter that “Internet connection made a basic a citizen right. Kerala cabinet gives final nod for ₹1548 crores Kerala Fibre
At first glance, anti-imperialism seems to be the kind of ideology everyone would get behind. Most people instinctively don’t like the sound of imperialism— the word carries connotations of the dreadful acts perpetrated by Romans in Constantinople, Crusaders in Jerusalem, or pith helmet-wearing Britons in India. In Ireland the character
As one of Podemos’ top leaders jumps ship, Enrique López traces the latest twists in Spain’s new left movements Once cheered as the great hope for many leftists, the political situation in Spain has deteriorated in recent months as the far right obtained regional parliamentary representation while the impetus of the left has apparently been lost.
As 2019 draws to a close, LookLeft Magazine‘s Eoghan Gardiner reviews the year gone by. 2019, like all years, has had its ups and downs, but truthfully, it was a tough year for workers and their families. Fine Gael’s hopeless housing policy According to the Department of Housing, 9,987 people
Last week, environmental pressure group Extinction Rebellion organised what they refer to as Rebellion Week, a week of action to voice their opposition to the ongoing climate crisis. This has included a number of protests, improv jam sessions and non violent direct action training. A number of supporters camped out
Climate change has become an increasingly important issue in recent years, with young people taking a particular interest in the topic. This is no wonder, considering it will be younger generations who witness first hand the consequences of political negligence surrounding the subject. That is, of course, if no drastic
Hong Kong is making headlines worldwide as an extradition bill, designed in reaction to a high-profile case in which a man allegedly murdered his pregnant girlfriend, was met with protests. Key leaders of the demonstrations were caught meeting with U.S. diplomats, raising questions as to whether the protests are being
Could you explain the beginning of the Rojava revolution and the historical background of the region? The region of Rojava (West Kurdistan) had been deliberately impoverished in every aspect. The Syrian regime tried to leave it without a unique identity. Kurdish people in Syria are in reality a people who
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference. Robert Frost in ‘The Road Not Taken’ The Limerick Soviet captivates people for many reasons. The image of tanks on the streets of Limerick. The idea of a democratically-controlled police
In 1978 the first ever flight to Cuba left Dublin with 70 young people heading to the World Festival of Youth and Students. LookLeft spoke to one of the participants, Padraig Mannion, about the experience.
Die Gedanken der herrschenden Klasse sind in jeder Epoche die herrschenden Gedanken (The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas) One of the truly remarkable feats of public opinion management is to be seen in the widespread belief that the foundational violence of the USSR
Bray Wanderers players announced yesterday their intention to go on strike over not receiving their wages for almost two months. The club, who haven’t paid their players since May 25th, stated last week that the players were free leave and play at other clubs, as they claimed they couldn’t guarantee