Thanks a bunch, Pilar Viviente, for sending some spectacular pictures of the March 2020 issue of Socialist Factor magazine from Altea, Spain.
The Socialist Factor has stopped publishing the hard copy since April this year in the wake of abrupt disruption caused countrywide due to coronavirus pandemic Lockdown.
As a result of the unfortunate situation and consequent economic meltdown, we are not sure how and when we will be able to resume the publication of #Socialist_Factor.
Since June 2015, we had been regularly publishing the unique opinion publication with solid spotlight on Indian Socialism, torchbearer Akhilesh Yadav, critical analysis of cactus of communalism, social and cultural faultlines and global dispatches over hot and happening issues, with regular columns from the USA, UK, Spain, Germany, and Russia.
If I say that I am not sad I will be lying through my heart. I am overwhelmed with sadness over the disruption of SF.
The magazine successfully built a great base of positive viewpoint in India and beyond the borders of India for socialist star Akhilesh Yadav, Samajwadi Party and his inclusive agenda for people’s power, welfare state and Constitutional democracy.
Nonetheless, SF is maintaining its online presence through the website www.socialistfactor.com
More than ever in the past decade, I am absolutely drained out over lack of support and empathy for a socialist and secular mission. More painful than anything else is the nonchalance of my progressive friends and patrons.
The Survival of Socialist Factor is the need of the world, not only India. I am trying every day to make sure that the publication survives. We will swim by resisting the sinking of our sailing boat. Wiser heads are not going to let it die.