Upcoming Events

In demand of the withdrawal of the Joint Forces from Junglemahal

Call for Mass Protest, June 18, 2010, 1pm
Venue – Metro Channel, Esplanade, Kolkata
Organized by – Bandimukti Committee

On 18 June 2009, the joint forces were first deployed in the Lalgarh area. From that day onwards, Section 144 has been imposed in these areas, thus clamping down on free movement of people. The imposition of Section 144 for one continuous year is unprecedented and illegal. For the last one year, people in this region has faced extreme state repression, along with complete clamp down on information from the villages to reach out to people outside. In the cities, anyone who has resisted has faced harassment, rights activists continue to be imprisoned using black laws. In demand of the withdrawal of joint forces, removal Section 144, release of prisoners, all are requested to join the Mass Protest.

Click here to read the Bengali pamphlet for this protest

Sanhati and Canvas invite you to a screening of the film “Inside the Revolution” and a discussion with the film-maker Roberto Navarrete

Venue: Theosophical Society Hall, Kolkata
Time: Wednesday, 12th May, from 5:00 pm

Click here to read details of program [PDF, English] »


Sanhati Panel at Left Forum 2010

Venue: Room W503, Pace University, New York City
Time: Saturday March 20, 10:00 am – 12 noon

Title: Development Terrorism in India Today

Speakers: Svati Shah, Sirisha C. Naidu, Siddhartha Mitra
Chair: Panayiotis T. Manolakos

About speakers:

Svati Shah is an assistant professor in the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Dr. Shah’s areas of research include political economy of migration, sex work, development, urbanization in South Asia, and the South Asian diaspora.

Sirisha C. Naidu is an assistant professor of economics at Wright State University in Ohio and a member of the Sanhati collective. Dr. Naidu’s areas of research are gender and development, and the political economy of the environment.

Siddhartha Mitra is a writer and software programmer currently working in NYC. He is a member of the Sanhati collective. His articles have appeared in Sanhati and Outlook.

Click here for flyer of program


Nov 20: Paradeep to Puri : A Padayatra to Make the Orissa Coast Free of Capitalist Investments

Nov 27: All India Convention Against War on People, December 4, Delhi

Nov 27: 25 Years of Bhopal Gas Massacre – National Meet, Public Meeting and Rally, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

Talk by Professor Amit Bhaduri, Kolkata

Sanglap, a new periodical initiated by a set of students in Kolkata, with the active backing of teachers, writers and scientists, is organising a talk by Professor Amit Bhaduri, entitled ‘Bartaman Paristhiti Prasange’ at the Theosophical Society hall (4/3 Bankim Chatterjee Street, Kolkata) on Tuesday, 24 November 2009, at 4.30 pm.

We solicit your presence and participation.

Abhee Dutta Mazumder and Pankaj Maity.
Dipanjan Rai Chaudhuri / Subhasis Mukhopadhyay / Soumya Guhathakurta


Land Acquisition (Amendment) and Resettlement and Rehabilitation Bills: National Convention under banner of Sangharsh

Invitation to National Convention/Demonstration
Displacement and Development in the context of proposed
Land Acquisition (Amendment) and Resettlement and Rehabilitation Bills
November 18th – 21st 2009, New Delhi


Public Meeting Against War on Citizens

Date: 13th November 2009
Venue: Vivekananda Statue, Arts Faculty, North Campus, Delhi University
Time: 12.00 pm onward

Tens of thousands soldiers of paramilitary and special police forces are directed towards central and eatern parts of India, including Chattisgarh, Orissa, Jharkand, areas of Maharastra and Western Bengal. Previously too, the state has deployed armed forces against civilians and within civilian areas with disastrous consequences. Kashmir and North-Eastern states have been facing this onslaught for decades now.

The Campaign against War on People is organizing a Public Meeting on Friday 13th November on this issue. The meeting will address the current state offensive against citizens in Eastern and Central India, and the larger issue of the use of armed forces in civilian areas.

We invite all organisations and individuals who are concerned about the use of armed forces in civilian areas to attend and participate in this Meeting.

Madan Kashyap, Journalist
Prashant Bhushan, Civil liberties lawyer
Saroj Giri, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi
Gautam Navlakha, Civil liberties activist
Harish Dhawan, PUDR
Poonam, Pragatisheel Mahila Sangathan
Representative of Peoples organisations form North Eastern states
Representative of New Socialist Initiative,
Representative of Progressive Students’ Union,
Dr. N. Bhattacharya, Jan Hastakshep
Representative of JNU Forum Against War on People
Abhinav, Disha
Sandeep Singh, AISA
Banjyotsna, DSU

Campaign Against War on People
Contact: opposethehunters@gmail.com, stopwaroncitizens@gmail.com
Ph: 9899523722, 9910455993, 9718259201, 9818728298


Seminar on Operation Green Hunt at IISc Bangalore

Venue: Satish Dhawan Auditorium, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Time: Date: 7th November, 2009, 3 pm
Presented by: CONCERN, a student body


Seminar on Radical resistance and political violence today: Presented by Univ of Delhi

By Nivedita Menon and Gautam Navlakha

Date: Wednesday Nov 4, 2009, Time: 2.00 pm

Venue: Lecture Hall
Dept. of Political Science,
Faculty of Social Sciences (2nd Floor)
University of Delhi (North Campus)


Rally in protest against arrest of Chhatradhar Mahato

Date: October 8 and 10 2009
Time: 1pm
Place: College Square, Kolkata


July 9: MKP calls for a mass participation program of visiting Lalgarh.
July 11: Major mass rally in Kolkata with joint participations of political parties, mass organisations, rights groups and other individuals on Lalgarh issue
July 10: Picketing in Birmingham at 4.00 pm. Indian Consulate.
1 The Spencers, 20 Augusta St, Jewellery Quater, Hockley
Birmingham, B18 6JL


Picketing Indian High Commission in London

When: Thursday 2nd July 2009 3-5 pm
Where: Indian High Commission, Aldwych
Called by: Campaign Against Land Grab and Forced Displacement of People & Indian Workers Association (GB). Supported by Britain South Asia Solidarity Forum.


Protest rally in Kolkata in solidarity with Lalgarh

Click here for poster »
Where: College Square, Kolkata
When: 3 pm, July 2nd (Thursday)

FAMA (Forum Against Monopolistic Aggression) and TASAM (Teachers and Students Against Maldevelopment) are going to organize a protest rally on 2nd July demanding the withdrawal of forces from the Jangalmahal. We would like to request you to participate in the program and try to mobilize as many people as possible. This being a civil society rally, we urge you to take personal initiative to ensure massive participation.


Protest demonstration in Delhi in solidarity with Lalgarh

Venue: A K Gopalan Bhawan, Bhai Veer Singh Marg, New Delhi
Time: June 30 (Tuesday), 2009, 11 AM


Revolutionary Democratic Front (RDF) and Naujawan Bharat Sabha(NBS) call for a protest demonstration at A K Gopalan Bhhawan (Bhai veer Singh Marg) in New Delhi in protest against the deployment of BSF, Assam Rifles, CRPF, Cobra and other elite paramilitary forces along with the West Bengal police against the tribal people in Lalgarh of the Jungal Mahal region.

And to express solidarity with the tribals of Lalgarh-Jangal Mahal, demanding immediate withdrawal of Central paramilitary forces and West Bengal state police forces from Lalgarh and adjoining areas. The Central Govt. and West Bengal Govt. should initiate dialogue with the tribals on their demands for the political solution and immediately address the demands of the tribal people in Lalgarh, stop harassing women and children for refusing to be mistreated and exploited.

Join the protest demonstration of intellectuals, workers, students, youth, writers and social activists.


Lalgarh Mancha speech of Mahashweta Devi

The Lalgarh Mancha has been set up at College Square, Kolkata, since June 26. A rally was organized on June 27 from the Mancha to Esplanade. Mahasweta devi to speak from Mancha at College Square on June 28 4pm.

Rallies and meetings in support of Lalgarh movement

1. Press Conference against the police action at Lalgarh, organised by FAMA
Venue: Kolkata Press Club, Date: 22 June, 2009 (Monday), Time: 3:00PM

Message: A press conference is going to be held tomorrow, 22-06-09, 3:00PM. At the Kolkata Press Club in view of the current political situation at Lalgarh. The press conference will be addressed by the following undersigned and also by the representatives of various other mass organizations and eminent individuals. Looking forward to your kind co-operation and support.

Mahasweta Devi, Bibhas Chakrabarti, Sujato Bhadra, Kalyan Rudra, Abhee Dutt-Mazumder.

2. June 22: Rally in Kolkata in support of Lalgarh movement. Organised by APDR.
3. June 19: Open meeting, protests near Writer’s Building, Kolkata. Organised by the Lalgarh Andolan Sanhati Mancha.


Hunger strike by protesters against real estate land grab in Hind Motors

From April 25th 2009 onwards

Click here for poster on background of movement [Bengali, PDF]

Tumi Maharaj Sadhu hole Aaj! – An article on real estate land-acquisition in HindMotors


Rally in Kolkata in solidarity with Lalgarh movement

Time: 24th April, 12 noon
Place: College Square, Kolkata

Click here for poster of rally

The rally has been planned jointly by the People’s Committee Against Police Atrocities (PCAPA)and the Lalgarh Movement Solidarity Forum on 24th April. This rally has been called to create awareness among the Kolkata masses about the peaceful movement of the adivasis of Jangalmahal against the continued police excesses. With the constant looming threat of large scare police operation and the constant provocation and attack by CPI(M) merceneries before the Lok Sabha Poll, it is of utmost importance that people join the rally to make it a success. The PCAPA has informed that some 7,000-10,000 adivasis from Jangalmahal will be attending this rally


Lalgarh convention and fact-finding

Time: 3 pm, April 9 2009
Venue: Maulali Yuva Kendra

Click here for Poster

The fact-finding is planned for the 10th-11th of April, 2009. A mass convention has been planned in Kolkata immediately before the fact-finding, on 9th April, which will deliberate about the adivasi movement in Lalgarh in the context of other adivasi resistance movements in different parts of the country, the attempts to develop Salwa Judum- like organizations that pit people against people and lead to displacement of adivasis, and clears up the path for the dispossession of their land and natural resources which are grabbed by national and multinational corporations. This would be an attempt to learn from the experience of Chattisgarh and other parts of India, and participants in the fact-finding mission are expected to participate in the convention and share their experiences and insights.

Click here for detailed theme paper of program [English, .doc]


Sanhati panel at Left Forum 2009:

Political Economy of Contemporary India: Jinee Lokaneeta (Chair) – Drew University, Amit Basole – University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Nandini Chandra – University of Minnesota, Kuver Sinha – Texas A&M University, Deepankar Basu


Rally in solidarity with Infogen employees

Time: 10 am, March 18 2009
Place: Rally starts from College Square, Kolkata

A rally to Writers’ Building demanding Government intervention will be held on Wednesday, 18th March, at 10 AM, starting from College Square.


Convention from FAMA against South City

Time: 4 pm, 17 January 2009
Place: Indumati Bhavan, near Jadavpur Vidyapith, Kolkata

Click here to read poster [PDF, Bengali]


Protest meeting in solidarity with Sambhu Singh

Time: 4:30 PM, 2nd January, 2009.
Place: In front of South City Mall, Kolkata
Why: To protest the illegal vandalisation of Mr. Singh’s home and assault on his family members by South City



Meeting in solidarity with the Adivasi uprising

Time: 18th December 2008, 1 pm
Place: Esplanade Metro Channel, Kolkata

The Adivasi organisations are coming to speak about deprivation and police terror rampant in the jangalmahal, and for right to land, forest, and water. Fellow citizens are invited to come and hear them speak.

Click here for details [PDF, Bengali]


Protest demonstration against Metro Cash & Carry on its opening day

Place: Ultaganda, In front of Krishi Bipanan Office
Time: 3rd December 2008, 2:00PM
Organised by: Forum Against Monopolistic Aggression (FAMA)

Artists and cultural activists from Germany, France, Brazil etc. will also take part in the protest demonstration to be organized by FAMA.

Click here to read message from FAMA [PDF, Bengali] »

Update on program: FAMA organized a protest demonstration this afternoon declaring 3rd December 2008 as a black Wednesday since the Germany based multinational company Metro Cash & Carry is starting its operation in Bengal today with the opening of their first centre on EM Bypass. The protest meeting started at Ultadanga in front of the office of the Agricultural and Rural Development. FAMA wished to organize the meeting in front of the Metro C&C but the permission was denied due to CM’s security problem. Participants came from different countries like Germany, France, Brazil, Peru etc. to show their solidarity to the ongoing anti-globalization movement launched by FAMA. A play along with sloganing in different language of the world was performed both by the foreign and regional participants of the country.


Interactive discussion on Forest Rights Act, Gorkhaland, and Lalgarh – Nagarik Mancha

Place: George Bhavan, Moulali-Sealdah, Kolkata
Time: 29 November 2008 at 4 pm

Message from Nagarik Mancha:


You are well aware that the Forest Rights Act 2006 (FRA 2006) has been passed by the Centre. It is historic since it upholds the long standing demands of the forest people and forest workers and comes as a result of a struggle.

Its implementation now might pave the way for sustainable conservation of the forests through people’s management – as per the letter and spirit of FRA 2006.

The West Bengal Government however has a different interpretation about the FRA 2006. It is issuing a series of grossly illegal orders which is violating the spirit of FRA 2006. Jalpaiguri District Administration is threatening the forest people with dire consequences if the forest people disagree with government’s interpretation. Members / activists of NESPON and NFFPFW, who had in the past lent consistent support to the struggle of the forest people in North Bengal, have been roughed up by goons, patronised by some government officials and political parties.

Soumitra Ghosh from NESPON-Siliguri will share his first hand experience and speak on some current aspects of Gorkhaland issue followed by an interactive discussion.

You are aware about the recent events at Lalgarh, Medinipur, West Bengal. In this connection the Secretary of Lodha Shabar Kalyan Samity along with some local inhabitants of the area will be discussing and sharing their experience with us.

We request you to come to George Bhavan, Moulali-Sealdah, Kolkata, on Saturday, 29 November 2008 at 4 pm.

Warm regards

Naba Dutta

General Secretary


Rally against entry of national-multinational corporates in wholesale and retail sectors

Time: Monday, 10th November, 2008
Venue and details:Gathering : Wellington Square, Kolkata. 1 pm. Deputation to Governer. Rally will go to Metro Channel and there will be a protest meeting till 8:00PM.


Binayak Sen Film Festival in Boston

October 27-28 2008.
Organized by Sanhati, AID Boston


Seminar on Amulya Sen (on the occasion of his birth centenary)

Venue: Theosophical Society (1st Floor), College Square, Kolkata.
Date: 21 October, 2008 (2-00pm)

A short biography of Amulya Sen [English, doc] »

Bengali leaflet on Amulya Sen’s life [Bengali, PDF] »


Mass convention on Jindal’s SEZ in Salboni

Time: 25th September, 3.00 pm
Place: Esplanade Metro Channel, Kolkata
Organized by: SEZ Birodhi Prachar Mancha


A Discussion meeting on Nuclear Treaty


Time: 19th September, 2008 FRIDAY 5 30 PM
Speakers : Subhasis Mukhopadhyay, Guruprasad Kar
Organizers: Aneek, TASAM, Nagarik Manch, Little Magazine Samanway Manch, SEZ birodhi Prachar Manch, Science Communicators Forum.


Film Festivals in Kolkata, Houston, Austin, Berkeley

Binayak Sen Film Festival in Kolkata


Venue: At Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
Date: September 3-4, 2008

Binayak Sen Film Festival in Houston, Texas

Houston Poster

Venue: University of Houston UC Caspian (Rm 87)
Time: September 13, 2008
Films: Anjaam, Development flows from the barrel of the gun, The Bitter Drink, Tales from the Margins

Binayak Sen Film Festival in Austin, Texas

Time: Sep 11-14
Venue: UT Campus
Films: War Made Easy, Dev. Flows from the Barrel of the Gun, Blood and Oil, Tales from the Margins, The Take, Secrets and Lies, Ethnic Notions.

Binayak Sen Film Festival in San Jose

Venue: San Jose Peace and Justice Center. 48 S 7th St. Also in Berkeley Campus on September 6-7
Time: September 6-7.
Details: http://berkeley.aidindia.org/

Binayak Sen Film Festival in ortland, Oregon

Sanhati and AID present: The Binayak Sen Film Festival: four films about the dark side of India’s development

When: July 5, Saturday, 2 pm
Where: Smith Center Multicultural Center, Portland State University, Portland Oregon.
Posters below:




Event: June 27- July 2, 2008 – Film Fest on Singur, Photo exhibition, Panel Discussion.

Where: Seagull Arts and Media Resource Center, 36C S.P. Mukherjee Road, Kolkata
Organized by: Citizens’ Initiative. Posters below.

poster.JPG poster2.JPG poster3.JPG



Where: University Institute Annexe Building, College Square, Kolkata
When: 21 June, Saturday, 5-30 PM

61 mins, Bengali


Event: June 17 – Peoples’ convention against Coastal Zone Management Act and proposed chemical hub on Nayachar island.

: June 17 (Tuesday), 4 pm-8 pm.
Venue: Mahabodhi Society Hall, College Square, Kolkata.


1. To protest against the conspiracy to evict millions of fish-workers and sell of the sea coast to corporations.
2. To protest against the planned Coastal Zone Management Act which will replace the Coastal Zone Regulation Act
3. To demand the cancellation of the proposed chemical hub on Nayachar.

Keynote speakers: Arijit Chakraborty on Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Act.
Dr. Kalyan Rudra on Chemical hub and CZM
Dr. Avi Datta-Mazumder on Chemical hub.

(The speakers would be making audio-visual presentations)

Organized by: SEZ-birodhi Prachar Manch.


Event: June 9th, Calcutta Press Club, 3 pm.

TASAM (Teachers And Scientists Against Maldevelopment)has called a press conference to protest against the manhandling of its President, Vice President and Convenor (Bhaskar Gupta) by the local toughs of the ruling party at Friend’s Row on 7th June, when they went there to protect and rescue the girl students from harassment by local police and local toughs of the ruling party. TASAM GB on 7th June decided to protest against and condemn the incident.

The press conference will be held on 9th June, Monday , at Calcutta Press Club, at 3 p.m.
All are requested to be present in solidarity.

Best wishes,


Event: May 27th, Medical College, Kolkata

MCDSA – Hunger strike against assault by CPM/SFI and destruction of democratic rights by authorities.
Where : Medical College, Administrative Block, 88 College Street.
Time: May 27th, 10 am onwards.

Come with your solidarity and funds


The democratic students of medical college with their association the MCDSA is engaged in an historic tryst with the college authorities and the CPM. The MCDSA is challenging the grave assault on the democratic rights of the students. A large students hostel has been evacuated, police has been unleashed on campus along with SFI brutality. CNN-IBN coverage is available here.

The result, authorities have thrown out MCDSA students from their hostel, police has booked cases against activists and the students are living in the common room.

There is non-stop hunger strike with 4 students and 2 more joining in tomorrow.Today Bibhash Chakrabarti, Medha Patkar and Shubhaproshonno came to show their solidarity.

Students from medical college and other instituions and organizations are starting relay hunger strikes from tomorrow 10 am.
Come to see us, come to join us even for a token hunger strike, brings friends and all lovers of democratic rights.


Event: May 13, New York City and San Francisco and many more locations

DATE: MAY 13th, 2008
TIME: 12:30pm to 2:00pm
PLACE: Indian Consulate, 3 East 64th Street
(Between 5th and Madison Avenues)
Subway: N/R/W to 5th Avenue-59th Street, or F to Lexington
Avenue-63rd Street
For more info, contact: Ashwini: akrao_nyc@yahoo. com or Murli:
mnatrajan@yahoo. com

San Francisco protest:

May 13th TUESDAY

9:30 a.m.

In front of Consulate General of India
540 Arguello Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94118

SF Bay Area Endorsing Organizations:
Alliance of South Asians Taking Action (ASATA)
Amnesty International
A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism)
Association for India’s Development
Association of South Asian Political Activists
Friends of South Asia
Gadar Heritage Foundation
India Relief and Education Fund
International Accountability Project
Our Developing World
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center
San Jose Peace and Justice Center
Western States Legal Foundation
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, San Jose


Event – May 14, 2008

Convention demanding release of Dr. Binayak Sen

Place: Calcutta Medical College’s General Common Room
Time: May 14, 2008. 5 pm



Dr. Binayak Sen, our comrade in peoples’ health movement, national vice-president of PUCL, health adviser of the Chhattisgarh government and a noted paediatircian is in Raipur Jail since May 14, 2008. He has been falsely implicated as a ‘terrorist’ and is detained under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and Chhattisgarh Vishesh Jan Suraksha Adhiniyam, 2005.

His crime is that he relentlessly tried to expose the relation of ill health with poverty. He is guilty of exposing the role of Chhattisgarh government in repression of the tribals in the name of combating ‘Maoists”.

For the last one year, democracy loving people, nationally and internationally, are demanding for his unconditional release.

Medical College Democratic Students’ Association and Shramajibi Swasthya Udyog are jointly organising a convention on May 14, 2008 at 5 pm at Medical College General Common Room demanding Dr. Sen’s release. Binayakda’s mother Mrs. Anusuya Sen, is likely to be present in the convention.

We invite all democratic doctors, peoples’ health activists and human rights activists to make the convention a success.

Ratul Banerjee, Convenor, MCDSA

Dr. Punya Brata Gun, Secretary, Shramajibi Swasthya Udyog


Event: Mahamichhil, 4 pm May 9, 2008

Place: College Square

To protest the terror unleashed in rural area by the CPIM before the Panchayat elections.

Mahasweta Debi has called a Mahamichil on 9th May. she has appealed to all to assemble at 4 pm at College Square, Kolkata. The Michil will march towards Writers’ Building. This Michil is being organised to ensure that common people can express their concern and anger in a state stricken with terror with the impending Panchayat elections. Please make it a success .


Event – May 3, 2008

Protest against the encroachement of democratic space by the state and highlight the detention of Mithu Ghosh

Venue : Moulali Jubo Kendro
Time : 3 pm. May 3, 2008.
Organised by: Sramik Sangram Committee and Krishak Committee


To protest against the encroachement of democratic space by the state
To highlight the case of detention of Mithu Ghosh, who has recently been denied bail by the Kolkata High court.
To protest against labelling of citizens of a democracy as Maoist, according to the whims and fancies of the government and its tainted police.
Please make it convenient to attend.


Event – April 22, 2008

Deputation demanding action on gangrape of Radharani Ari

Place: Women’s Commission Office (10 Rainey Park, Kolkata)
Time: 22nd April 2008 at 12 pm


There will be a deputation at the Women’s Commission Office (10 Rainey Park, Kolkata) on 22nd April 2008 at 12 pm to demand immediate action from the Women’s Commission on the gangrape of Radharani Aari of Nandigram. We will raise our protest against the growing trend of using women’s bodies as the site of resolving political problems.

Please do join the deputation.

Nari Nirjatan Pratirodh Mancha


Event – April 11-13, 2008

Peoples’ Movements Meeting
Place: ICSSR Eastern Zone auditorium, 10 Lake Terrace, Kolkata 700 029.

Event Description:

Towards a strategic unity of the people’s movements in India: An interface among activists, academics and cultural workers.

Organizers: Sumit Chowdhury, Aditi Chowdhury, Bilas Sarkar, Binayak Bhattacharya, Dipanjan Choudhury, Jishnu Dasgupta, Joyita Das, Krishna Bandopadhyay, Meher Engineer, Prasit Das, Premangshu Dasgupta, Sitanshu, Samir Sen, Sujoy Ghosh, Sumit Chowdhury.

Contact: Aditi 91 98301 76085; Krishna 91 98304 06870; Meher 033 2228 6089; Premangsu 91 98311 02614; Sumit 91 98302 49430


Event – April 16, 2008

A Dialogue on Lokvidya
Date and time: On 16th April 2008 at 5.30 P.M.
Location: Engineering Science Building, 2nd Floor, Jadavpur University, Gate no. 3 (beside J.U. Post Office)

Event Description:
Speaker: Shri Sunil Sahasrabudhey from Vidya Ashram, Sarnath, Varanasi

Organised by Manthan Samayiki
Contact at 24913666



Date: 22nd March Saturday
Time: 6 PM
Venue: University Institute Hall, College Square

Media Solidarity
invites you to An Open Debate: “Left is the only alternative to the ‘Left’ ”
Participants : Samir Patitundu, Shuvaprasanna, Kalyan Bandyopadhyay, Dipankar Chakraborty, Purnendu Basu, Anjan Chakraborty, Kabir Suman and others



Discussion of Mithu Ghosh’s arrest and assault on civil liberties.

Press Conference: 25 March, 2008.
Between 3-4 p.m.
Venue: Press Club, Kolkata.



13-15 March, 2008: Indian Academy of Social Sciences, Kolkata.

We are pleased to invite you to a three-day intensive interface among people’s movements in the country towards evolving a common strategy and plan of action, to be held under the aegis of the Indian Academy of Social Sciences in Kolkata over 13-15 March 2008. The three-day meet will be followed by the observance of Resistance Day in Nandigram on 16 March 2008. Representatives of various people’s movements as well as a number of activist-academics and activist-cultural workers are expected to participate in the four-day event. The idea is to initiate exchanges between the grassroots leadership of the people’s movements and the concerned intelligentsia. The attached concept note and programme will throw greater light on what we are aiming at.

Due to constraints of space and to enable more meaningful discussions, the number of participants is limited to 70 (25 outstation). All participants from the grassroots movements across the country will be reimbursed Second Class trainfare and their stay and board in Kolkata will be provided.

We will require immediate confirmation regarding your participation in this event. You can reply by e-mail or call any of the numbers listed below.

In solidarity

Sumit Chowdhury

Contact: Aditi 91 98301 76085; Krishna 91 98304 06870; Meher 033 2228 6089; Premangsu 91 98311 02614; Sumit 91 98302 49430


Mazdoor Kranti Parishad meeting to forge unity between Left forces
Date: 7 February, 2008
Time: 1 pm
Place: Esplanade Metro
Speakers: Binananda Jha, Avash Munshi, Amitabha Bhattacharya, Kushal Debnath


Cultural Convention and fundraising to distribute books and school supplies to Nandigram’s students
Date: 18 January, 2008
Time: 4:30 pm
Venue: University Institute Hall, College Square
Program: Tapan Chitrakar, Ganabishan, Mokam, Moushumi Bhowmik and others
Tickets available at: Peoples Book Society (College St.), Resurrection (Rashbehari), Study (Jadavpur Coffee House), Cheap Stores (Heritage, Future, IEM Engg College, JU Engg)
Organized by: PDSF



Little Magazine Somonnoy Mancha organises the First Sara Bangla Little Magazine Mela
Dates: 3 – 5 January 2008
Venue: Presidency College Ground
Time: 2 – 8 pm

Inauguration: Ashok Mitra, Sankha Ghosh, Mahasweta Devi

All Little Magazines, Editors, Writers and Readers are cordially invited to make this Mela a Grand Success

For further information please contact:

Sandip Dutta
Little Magazine Library O Gobeshona Kendra
18 Tamer Lane
Kolkata-700 009



Performance by Patuas

There will be a display of scroll paintings and a performance of their accompanying songs by Niranjan Chitrakar and a group of patuas from Nandigram.

They will be showing a selection of both their tradition works and the new work they have been doing on recent environmental and political issues. Their works will be available on sale. Please be there for this event and inform all others who may be interested.

Date: Friday, December 28, 2007
Venue:CSSSC’s Board Meeting Room, Patuli Campus

KOLKATA 700094

Tel. 91-33-2462 7252/5794/5795.
Fax. 91-33-2462 6183
E-mail: webmaster@cssscal.org
Web: www.cssscal.org



Sara Bharote SEZ Birodhi Andolan o Myera – organized by Anya Nari
Date: Dcember 29, 2007
Time: 3pm to 7pm
Location: Theosophical Society Hall, Kolkata