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Angels Are Turning Red

The nurses' strikes indicated the outburst of the self-concealed and politically ignored labour's unrest in the hospital industry. It is the beginning of a different form of class struggle, a demand for a more adaptive and communicative strategy from the established trade unions and the political left. This article looks at the labour-capital conflicts in Kerala's hospital industry, class formation and unionisation of nurses and the approach of political parties and the government to the question of labour.

Class Feminism

The day and night agitation organised by women self-help groups in Kerala associated with Kudumbashree - offi cially known as the State Poverty Eradication Mission - proves that weaker section of society can be mobilised and empowered through decentralisation and participatory development. The agitation was an appropriate reply to critics who equated decentralisation with depoliticisation of the development process and an ideological deviation from class struggle.

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