India: Farmers Begin Another March to Mumbai as Demands Remain Unfulfilled

The Wire | November 21, 2018

New Delhi: Over 20,000 farmers are participating in a two-day march which began in Thane and will culminate in Mumbai’s Azad maidan on Thursday, NDTV reported. The agitation will continue in the island city’s maidan till the demands of the protesting farmers are met, according to a reportin The Week.

The key demands of the farmers are the fulfilment of the promises that were made by chief minster Devendra Fadnavis after the long march from Nasik to Mumbai in March this year.

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India: The Economics of #MeToo and How to Fight Back Against Harassment

by Karthik  Manickam

The Economics of #MeToo and How to Fight Back Against Harassment

A year after the Harvey Weinstein story first broke, India’s own #MeToo movement is finally taking off and spreading like wildfire. Working women are coming forward on social media with stories and details of various forms of sexual harassment and misconduct. These stories, painful as they are to process, are necessary to read so as to engage with some important questions that they raise: what is it that keeps the perpetrators of sexual harassment and misconduct continually in positions of power? What keeps victims silent? And above all else, what steps need to be taken to remedy this?

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Update from Standing Rock

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MR Online | 10 February, 2017

CLDC Attorneys Lauren Regan and Cooper Brinson

I wanted to share a short update from Standing Rock regarding a multitude of travesties that have occurred there this week. Unfortunately, things are only going to be getting more intense out there—both at Standing Rock and around the country. CLDC is about to hire a 3rd lawyer, a new organizer, and we will be gearing up to take everything up a notch….we will have your back if you are engaged in environmental, climate or social justice resistance. So right now, CLDC is one of the lead attorneys on the civil rights class action against the cops, we represent Sophia Wilansky (see below), we have taken on criminal representation for all the folks arrested on 11/15, and we continue to work every day with the Water Protector Legal Collective—including attempting to always try to make things better there and make sure that more radical resistance lawyering is present. Here is my short update on a few of the more important law-based issues that have come up regarding Standing Rock this week alone:

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