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Kranthi Means Revolution

The official inauguration of a new cultural and political organisation of Indians in Ireland was held in Walkinstown this evening.

The new organisation is called Kranthi, which means “revolution”.

The meeting was addressed by Ruth Coppinger TD (Solidarity), Cllr Éilis Ryan (The Workers’ Party), and Harsev Bains (national vice-president of the Indian Workers’ Association, GB).

The keynote address was given by M A Baby, a politburo member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and former Education and Culture Minister of Kerala.

In a wide-ranging speech on “concerns and challenges of immigrants on the global resurgence of far right populism”, M A Baby discussed the rise of the far right but also how the Left can show what alternative steps can be taken in dealing with people’s problems.

He said: “We must encourage people to dream about a new world”.

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