Defeat Privatisation

Privatisation refers to the transfer of ownership and control of assets considered as public property so far into legally protected private property.

Privatisation may be in the form of strategic sale, or bit-by-bit sale called disinvestment, or presented as a public-private partnership (PPP) deal.

Opposition continues to grow in our country against the privatisation drive, led by the most organised detachment of workers in large-scale industry and modern services. Spokesmen of big business continue to advocate privatisation as the way forward for India to shine and excel in the global monopolistic competition. Governments at central and state level say one thing and do the opposite, always serving the monopoly corporations.

The struggle has become intense in Air India (including Indian Airlines) and is coming to boil in Banking.

Communist Ghadar Party brings you the facts of today and the lessons from past experience, and invites more facts and views from you, the thinking worker and activist against privatisation.

Criminal callousness of Uranium PSU in Jharkhand

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 16/02/2017 - 20:44

Turamdih, about five km from Jamshedpur in Jharkhand is the site of a nuclear mine. One of five Uranium mines of the Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL), it was commissioned in 2003. The UCIL is a Public Sector Undertaking (PSU), under the Department of Atomic Energy for uranium mining and processing. The centrally owned Corporation is responsible for the mining and milling of uranium ore in India. Uranium is the main fuel source for running the nuclear power plants that are installed in the country.

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Massive Joint Demonstration of Engine Drivers and Guards

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 16/02/2017 - 20:36

The Joint Action Committee of the All India Loco Running Staff Association (AILRSA) and the All India Guards Council (AIGC) organised a massive dharna at the Parliament to press for their demands.

Engine drivers and guards from different divisions of the Indian Railways took part in the dharna along with their families. Mazdoor Ekta Committee, Southern Railway Employees Union and the All India Station Masters Association supported and participated in the dharna.

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Opposition to the privatisation of Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 16/02/2017 - 20:31

The employees of Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited are strongly opposing the announcement of privatisation of this public sector enterprise. Through a letter to the Prime Minister dated 5 February 2017, the All India Aviation Employees Union has expressed its opposition to the company being made a private company.

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Privatisation of four public sector drug companies

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 16/02/2017 - 20:23

Oppose the sale and privatisation of public property!

On 28 December 2016, the Cabinet of Ministers of the Central government decided to sell off four public sector drug companies. Hindustan Antibiotics Ltd. (HAL), Indian Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (IDPL), Rajasthan Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (RDPL) and Bengal Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (BCPL) are among the companies that are being privatised. The government is justifying the sale of these companies by pretending that the money that will flow into its coffers will be used for the welfare of the people.

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All-India Workers’ Protests

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 20/03/2016 - 14:59

Demonstration in Delhi

Hundreds of workers demonstrated on 10th March under the joint leadership of Delhi’s trade unions, demanding the implementation of their 12-point demands. They marched from Shahid Park near Delhi’s Ferozeshah Kotla Maidan to ITO. This protest was part of the country-wide protests called by the Joint Committee of Trade Unions. Workers organisations united in response to this call and held demonstrations against the government and in support of their demands across various state capitals.

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Demonstration of workers against privatisation

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 19/01/2016 - 06:46

On 16 December a massive rally and demonstration was organized in Nagpur (Maharashtra) under the banner of Mazdoor Union. As per the reports received by Mazdoor Ekta Lehar, the rally proceeded from Yashwant Stadium in Dhantoli to the Vidhan Sabha.Workers from different sectors of industry participated in the rally and the demonstration.

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Interview with worker leaders on the occasion of the country-wide strike on - 2nd September 2015

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 16/09/2015 - 11:56

Mazdoor Ekta Lehar’s reporters have interviewed a few leaders who had participated in the 2nd September strike. We are publishing a selection of the interviews here

Com. Birju Nayak (Secretary, Mazdoor Ekta Committee)

MEL: What was your experience of the 2nd September 2015 strike that has just been organised?

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All out to make the All-India General Strike a success!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 19/08/2015 - 21:10

On September 2, 2015, crores of workers of our country from all sectors of the economy will participate in an All India General Strike. The strike has been called to express the complete opposition of the working class of our country to the anti-worker, anti-peasant and anti-social program of the ruling capitalist class.

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Interview with Rajasthan Teachers

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 19/08/2015 - 20:50

On 29 July 2015, over 32 teachers’ organisation from Rajasthan came together under the banner of “Rajasthan Shiksha evam Shikshak bachao morcha”, to organise a massive demonstration at Jaipur in Rajasthan. Over 80000 teachers participated in the demonstration. Mazdoor Ekta Lehar had published a detailed report in the last issue (Aug 1-15, 2015).

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Terrorism and the Indian State – Lessons of History

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 12/08/2015 - 22:39

Over the last few weeks, the decision to hang Yakub Memon for his role in the Mumbai blasts of March 1993, the terror attack on a police station in Gurdaspur, Punjab, followed by the capture of an alleged terrorist in the course of an attack on a convoy of the Border Security Force near Udhampur, Jammu, have turned the spotlight once again on terrorism.

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Teachers from every village and panchayat march on Jaipur

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 01/08/2015 - 15:50

On 29 July 2-15, numerous organisations working in the interest of education and teachers in Rajasthan joined hands to demonstrate their solidarity and strength in favour of their various demands under the banner of “Save Education, Save Teacher Campaign”. More than a lakh teachers from villages and dhani across Rajasthan gathered in Jaipur to participate in a massive rally. Thousands of women teachers participated militantly in the rally and presented their views, alongside tens of thousands of young teachers who participated vigorously in the deliberations.

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Lok Raj Sangathan launches campaign for civic rights of workers

Submitted by bk on Wed, 01/07/2015 - 04:38

Lok Raj Sangathan recently launched a campaign for the right to water supply, sanitation, clean and hygienic living conditions, basic health care services, school education facilities, better public transport, etc. for the millions of working people living in slums and resettlement colonies spread out all across Delhi.

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People protest militantly the down sizing of health care by British Government at Ealing Hospital

Submitted by bk on Wed, 01/07/2015 - 04:35

Mazdoor Ekta Lehar has just received the news that on June 24, 2015, working people from Ealing, Southhall, and other nearby areas of London are vigorously protesting the move by the British Government to close the maternity wing of the state funded hospital at Ealing.

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Air India pilots resign over "breach of trust"

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 01/07/2015 - 04:33

At least 10 pilots, out of the newly recruited batch of 38 hired by Air India, are reported to have resigned after the Air India management changed their employment terms from permanent to contractual. According to news sources, some more pilots of the same batch are learnt to have resigned and are currently serving their 6 month notice period.

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Ealing hospital belongs to us and we must fight to save it from being closed

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 29/06/2015 - 07:14
  • On 24th June, the people of Southall and surrounding areas have occupied the maternity ward of Ealing hospital in order to keep it open.
  • Children’s ward and Accident and Emergency are next in the line to be closed
  • All the people, no matter which political party or organisation they belong to, should unite and force the government to keep it open.
  • We must
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Systematic and deliberate wrecking of Prasar Bharati — the country’s Public Service Broadcaster

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 15/06/2015 - 23:57

Prasar Bharati is the Public Service Broadcaster of India. It is a statutory autonomous body established in 1997 under the Prasar Bharati Act (1990). It directs and regulates the working of the national radio and television networks, All India Radio and Doordarshan respectively.

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Let us organise to defeat the anti-worker, anti-national and anti-social program of privatisation and liberalisation!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 02/06/2015 - 03:30

Call of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, 16th May, 2015

On May 26, leaders of the trade union movement from different sectors of the economy will gather in New Delhi to deliberate on the course of action that trade unions must chart at this time. The working class of India expects that this Conference of the Joint Action Committee of Trade Unions will come out with a plan to inflict a decisive defeat on the thoroughly anti-national and anti-social program of liberalisation and privatisation.

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Wages Bill 2015 - In the interests of capitalists, against the interests of workers

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 01/06/2015 - 23:30

The Labour Ministry has proposed a Labour Code on Wages Bill 2015 that will replace four existing laws — the Minimum Wages Act 1948, the Payment of Wages Act 1936, the Payment of Bonus Act 1965, and the Equal Remuneration Act, 1976.

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Interview with Allahabad Bank employees' leader Comrade Devender Mehta

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 31/05/2015 - 11:51

The present labour laws were formulated many decades ago. There has been big changes in technology since then. Today in the banking sector, there will be people with ties and suits, but in fact they are workers. Even though someone from outside would not think they are workers! The laws concerning labour need change, but they must be uniform and applicable to all those who sell their labour power for a living. All workers organizations need to get together to draft a new labour law which upholds the rights of all workers. All workers must have the right to organize themselves into unions.

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Thousands of workers lose their jobs due to Supreme Court order

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 17/04/2015 - 17:47

Bourgeois propaganda makes out that the judiciary is the dispenser of justice to all sections of society. However, this is not true. The judiciary actually serves to legitmise the preservation of the existing system of exploitation, loot and plunder of the vast majority of toilers, for the super profits of a handful of monopoly capitalist houses.

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Union Budget 2015 – Achhe Din Kiske Liye?

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 16/03/2015 - 01:01

The Union Budget 2015, presented by Finance Minister Jaitley on 28 Feb 2015, has clearly shown that the economic policies, direction and thrust of the BJP-led NDA government are no different from that of the Congress party. The budget presented by Modi government in 2014, soon after BJP came into power at the Centre, too, was identical to the interim budget presented by the UPA in Feb 2014.

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Privatisation of banks is in the interest of the bourgeoisie

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 11/03/2015 - 00:01

Interview with Comrade Vishwas Utagi, Vice President of All India Bank Employees’ Association (AIBEA) regarding the two day meeting, “Gyan Sangam” in Pune officials of India's top banks

MEL: Comrade Utagi, Please tell us what transpired at the Gyan Sangam Meet on January 2nd and 3rd, 2015.

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Coal workers strike

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 17/01/2015 - 16:41

The country wide strike by over 5 lakh coal miners which began on January 5 ended on January 7 following negotiations between the government and the trade unions representing the coal miners.

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Privatisation of Coal Mining

Submitted by vivek on Mon, 05/01/2015 - 18:19

On 12 Dec 2014 the Lok Sabha passed the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill, 2014 and the Bill is now in Rajya Sabha for consideration. This important Bill was approved by Lok Sabha by just a voice vote in a great hurry without referring to the relevant Standing Committee.

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Coal sector workers’ strike

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 01/12/2014 - 14:42

Three lakh coal workers work in Coal India (CIL). CIL’s workers union is under pressure from the workers that it must oppose the continuous course of privatization of CIL.

Successive governments have been ensuring the liquidation of this Pubic sector Company by handing over coal blocs to private monopolies in the power, cement and steel sectors.

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Bank workers plan All India strike

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 04/11/2014 - 14:24

The United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU), a joint forum of five workmen unions and four officers’ associations has given a call to observe a one-day All India strike on November 12, 2014. The main demand is increase in wages. These unions have been holding negotiations with the employers association called the Indian Banks Association (IBA) for the last 2 years.

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All India Convention of Central Trade Unions and All India Federations

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 05/10/2014 - 22:57

Call to build a mass movement to oppose the anti worker, anti national course of the bourgeoisie

Nearly 3000 trade union leaders and working class activists from different sectors of the economy from all regions of India participated in an All India Convention in New Delhi on September 15, 2014.  There were representatives of the AITUC, CITU, HMS, AIUTUC, TUCC, UTUC, HMS, INTUC, BM

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Dangerous strategy of the bourgeoisie behind the “Make in India” call

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 17/09/2014 - 03:30

Finance capital would invest further in India only if its investments are going to fetch big returns. Finance capital moves into those countries or sectors of the economy where it can secure maximum capitalist profit through the exploitation, ruin and impoverishment of the majority of the population, through the enslavement and systematic robbery of the peoples and, lastly, through wars and militarization. It would invest in India if its calculations show that by investing in India, it could earn higher profits than if it invested elsewhere. This would be its motivation, not the well-being of the Indian people

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FDI in Insurance Sector

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 16/09/2014 - 23:30

The two main parties of the ruling class, BJP and Congress, are fully in favour of further privatising and opening up the Insurance Sector to foreign capital. It is the working class which has been vigorously opposing this course. The main aim of the privatisation of insurance and pension sector is to provide access to Indian and foreign bourgeoisie to the huge savings of people accumulated in the form of insurance funds and pension funds. The big bourgeoisie wants to control this massive capital, as well as expand it. Foreign insurance giants have the same interests. Increasing the FDI limit in insurance is aimed at joint exploitation of the insecurities of the people by the parasites of finance capital.

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Opening doors wider to Foreign Direct Investment is a Dangerous Course

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 02/08/2014 - 03:30

Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 16th July, 2014

BJP led NDA government is gambling with the fate of our country to serve the imperialist drive of Indian capital to join the global big power club

Presenting the first budget of the BJP-led NDA Government, Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley announced the decision to permit 49% foreign ownershi

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Western Railway Motormen Agitate for Assistant Motorman

Submitted by vivek on Thu, 03/04/2014 - 15:57

Motormen of Western Railway have been continuously agitating against the action taken against motormen by the management under the SPAD rules. SPAD (signal passing at Danger) rule means that if a motorman takes the train beyond a red signal, even by mistake, he is immediately suspended from service.

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Interim Rail budget

Submitted by vivek on Fri, 28/02/2014 - 14:19

Road map to privatisation of railways further unveiled

Presenting the interim rail budget for 2014-2015 to the Lok Sabha, Rail minister Mallikarjun Kharge said "I firmly believe that Indian Railways is primarily a commercial organization and it must operate in a financially self-sustaining manner.

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We cannot accept cessation of recruitment in railways that will endanger passenger safety!

Submitted by vivek on Wed, 01/01/2014 - 20:30

Kamgar Ekta Committee, Mumbai Suburban Railway Passenger Mahasangh, Airport Authority of India Employees Union, Air India Service Engineers Association, All India Loco Running Staff Association, All India Guards Council, All India Station Masters Association, All India Voltas Employees Federation, BEST Workers Union, Bombay University College Teachers Union, Ladaku Garment Mazdoor Sangh, Lo

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Replacing one party by another will not end the exploitation and plunder!

Submitted by vivek on Sun, 22/12/2013 - 04:05

Bourgeois rule must be replaced by worker-peasant rule!

Build Shram Shakti Morcha in the course of escalating the struggle against globalisation through privatisation and liberalisation!

Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 12th December, 2013

Results of the recent elections held in five states were announced on 8th

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4 Railway gangmen killed due to anti worker policies being pursued by the Railways

Submitted by vivek on Tue, 19/11/2013 - 20:01

On November 3rd 2013, there was a terrible accident on the Railway tracks near Kalyan Station on the Central Railway and on the outskirts of Mumbai . While repairing a fault on the tracks, 4 gangmen were run over by a train and killed on the spot.

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Demonstration of Delhi’s primary school teachers

Submitted by vivek on Sat, 09/11/2013 - 09:34

Halt privatisation of education for ensuring quality education

Primary school teachers of Delhi demonstrated at Rajghat on October 21, under the banner of the All Delhi Primary Teachers’ Union. Young teachers of the union participated in the demonstration. Teachers of the N.D.M.C and Delhi Cantonment Board also participated in the demonstration alongside teachers of 3 Corporations.

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MEC supports the just struggle of AAI workers

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 05/11/2013 - 13:45

Leaders and activists of the Mazdoor Ekta Committee have been vigorously participating in the struggle of the workers of the Airports Authority of India against privatization of the airports of Chennai, Kolkota and four other cities.

At Chennai airport, Comrade Baskar addressed the gathering of workers.  

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Pension reform

Submitted by vivek on Sat, 17/08/2013 - 10:23

Sir,

It is with great pleasure that I read the article entitled ``Pension Reforms Bill: Violation of the right of working people’’. I found the article to be particularly illuminating because:

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Pension Reforms Bill

Submitted by vivek on Sun, 04/08/2013 - 06:30

Violation of the right of working people

The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) Bill 2011 is one of the Bills planned to be tabled in the monsoon session of Parliament in August 2013. The proposed reform to the pension regime in the country has been debated hotly.

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Southern railways workers

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 19/07/2013 - 23:56

The Southern Railway Mazdoor Union has opposed the Railway Ministry’s move to provide the drawings and designs of coaches of Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Chennai, to five private coach manufacturing factories to come up in the country.  “This move is nothing but plundering of the national wealth for the benefit of private companies,” said Mr.Sridhar, zonal president of the union.

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National Rural Health Mission workers

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 19/07/2013 - 23:50

Following the decision of the Maharastra government to outsource some of the functions of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) to private contractors, the NRHM workers of Maharastra went on a state wide strike from July 1, 2013. The workers are organized under the banner of the NRHM Adhikariva Karamchari Mahasangh.

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45th Session of Indian Labour Conference

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 02/07/2013 - 22:58

Workers can defend their rights only through uncompromising struggle against the capitalists and their government

Inaugurating the 45th Session of the Indian Labour Conference, held in New Delhi on 17th May, 2013, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said: “The recent two-day strike by trade unions focused on a number of issues relating to the welfare not only of the working-classes but also t

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Interview with Comrade Y.G Joshi, President, NRMU (National Railway Mazdoor Union)

Submitted by vivek on Wed, 05/06/2013 - 23:01

MEL: Congratulations on your victory in the union elections in Central Zone as well as at All India level.

Thank You. As per the rules of the elections, Unions getting more than 35% of the votes polled in a particular zone get recognition by the General Manager as the representative Union of workmen in that particular zone.

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Massive protests in UK against privatisation of health services

Submitted by vivek on Wed, 05/06/2013 - 16:30

Thousands of protesters came out onto the streets of London on 18th May 2013 to protest against the government’s proposed changes to the National Health Services (NHS). This protest was supported by a number of trade unions, doctors and medical staff, anti-privatisation groups and some members of parliament.

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Joint convention and rally of loco staff and guards

Submitted by vivek on Wed, 17/04/2013 - 23:44

Call for united struggle!

The All India Loco Running Staff Association and All India Guards Council jointly organised a convention and rally on April 7-8, 2013 under the leadership of the Joint Action Committee, to press for their long pending demands. The aim of the joint Convention was to take the struggle forward on the problems faced by the loco drivers and the rail guards.

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Organise to defeat the program of globalisation through privatisation & liberalisation!

Submitted by vivek on Sat, 13/04/2013 - 23:36

Unite and fight for worker-peasant rule!

Call of the Central Committee, Communist Ghadar Party of India, 10th April, 2013

The 1st of May has been celebrated as the day of global assertion of the demands of the working class for over 120 years now.  It is a day of solidarity in the struggle to end capitalist wage-slavery and all forms of exploitation and oppressio

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Union Budget 2013-14

Submitted by vivek on Tue, 02/04/2013 - 00:18

Delivering maximum profits for capitalist corporations and bitter medicine for the workers and peasants

The Finance Minister of the UPA government, Shri.P. Chidambaram, while presenting the 2013-14 budget on 28thFebruary said, “Faced with a huge fiscal deficit, I had no choice but to rationalise expenditure. We took a dose of bitter medicine.”

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Western Railway motormen force the authorities to concede their demand!

Submitted by vivek on Mon, 01/04/2013 - 23:50

The Railway administration has followed a deliberate policy of dividing railway workers, setting one section against another and thus demoralizing workers and smashing their struggles. As part of the game plan, the Western Railways recently announced that it was extending suburban services from Virar to Dahanu, but that these suburban trains would be run by goods drivers.

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Women must take the lead in organising to end all exploitation and oppression!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 07/03/2013 - 10:49

Call of the Communist Ghadar Party of India on the occasion of International Women’s Day, 8th March, 2013

All over the world, women are on the streets protesting against the existing conditions.  Women in all continents are protesting against unjust imperialist wars and occupation of nations by alien armies.  They are opposing the brutal violation of human rights in

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Feb 20-21 All-India General Strike

Submitted by vivek on Mon, 04/03/2013 - 23:23

Red Salute to the country’s working class for a successful general strike!

The Indian working class carried out a successful general strike on February 20-21 under the leadership of the Trade Union organisations for their demands to put a stop to the price rise, for increasing the minimum wages, against the contract labour system and against the privatisation of public property.

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Catering to monopoly capitalist interests in the name of a “responsible budget”

Submitted by vivek on Fri, 01/03/2013 - 21:12

After consulting with the capitalist associations in India and abroad, Chidambaram also held day-long talks with the Congress Working Committee.  The aim of this exercise was to figure out what so-called concessions he ought to highlight in his budget speech, so as to fool the working people and not lose too many votes for the Congress Party in the coming state assembly and Lok Sabha elections.

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DTC getting ready for strike

Submitted by vivek on Sun, 17/02/2013 - 03:03

On 5th February 2013, the DTC Bachao Sanyukt Morcha (Save DTC Joint Front) organised an open convention at the Indraprastha Depot of the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC), to call upon the workers to make the two day All India Strike a resounding success.This convention was attended by hundreds of union activists from various DTC depots.

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Kamgar Ekta Committee meeting successfully held in Mumbai

Submitted by vivek on Sun, 17/02/2013 - 02:55

On January 31, 2013, a very important meeting was organized by the Kamgar Ekta Committee (KEC) in Mumbai on the theme, “What should be the response of the working class to the capitalist class’s program of globalisation through privatisation and liberalisation?” This conference was held in the backdrop of preparations of the working class for the All India Two Day General Strike of February 20t

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Aviation industry workers face massive insecurity

Submitted by vivek on Sun, 17/02/2013 - 02:53

The crisis that hit the aviation industry over the past five years has had its inevitable consequence. The workers in this sector face massive insecurity. From pilots to trainee pilots, cabin crew to trainee cabin crew, as well as the technical workers on ground and other ground workers, the livelihood of workers is under severe attack.

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An appeal to men and women of conscience

Submitted by vivek on Sun, 17/02/2013 - 02:37

We, the undersigned, note that this Budget session of the Lok Sabha is being convened at a critical moment in the history of India. The blood of thousands of innocent victims of organised violence has not yet dried on the streets of Bombay, Surat, Delhi and other places, while lakhs have fled their homes, and returned penniless and destitute to the far corners of the country.

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December 20 DELHI RALLY: Interviews with workers

Submitted by vivek on Wed, 16/01/2013 - 23:30

Reporters from Mazdoor Ekta Lehar spoke to leaders of the tens of thousands of workers who had come to the rally on December 20. Along with discussing their demands and struggles, we raised the question of the permission of FDI in retail business despite widespread protests in Parliament and asked them what must be done to bring the working people, who form 90% of society, into power.

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Working class protest rally in front of Parliament

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 01/01/2013 - 19:30

Various trade unions and workers’ organisations across the country organized a rally and demonstration in front of the Parliament on December 20th against the capitalist policies of the UPA government. This was an important programme in the context of the government’s economic policies and attacks on the working class.

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19th Bi-Annual Zonal Convention of All India Loco Running Staff Association (AILRSA) held successfully

Submitted by vivek on Mon, 17/12/2012 - 23:46

The 19th Bi-annual Zonal Convention of All India Loco Running Staff Association (AILRSA) was held in Ghaziabad on 3rd December 2012 in an atmosphere full of enthusiasm. Hundreds of loco pilots from different parts of India including Moradabad, Ghaziabad, Rohtak, Lucknow, Varanasi, and Delhi areas participated in the convention. Lok Raj Sangathan was also invited to the convention.

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The cloak of PPP

Submitted by vivek on Fri, 16/11/2012 - 20:30

I have read with interest your October 16-31 issue which carried a box on “Extension of working hours and increase in workload.” This matches with my own experience in life. I am an IT Engineer. I sit in front of my computer in an air-conditioned room. But I do not think I am better off than some workers performing manual work.

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Pension and Insurance Reforms

Submitted by vivek on Fri, 02/11/2012 - 01:30

Swindling of people's money through Insurance and Pension "Reforms"

The second round of liberalisation measures came on October 4, with the announcement by the UPA government of hikes in the ceiling on foreign equity ownership from 26 to 49 per cent in the insurance sector and from nil to 49 percent in the pension fund industry.

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Meeting on “Whither India?” held successfully in Tamil Nadu

Submitted by vivek on Tue, 02/10/2012 - 00:30

“The traitorous big bourgeoisie, that is the big capitalists and big landlords who had grown rich by collaborating with the colonial rulers, compromised and collaborated in the communal Partition of 1947.  The big bourgeoisie did so for the narrow aim of acquiring power in its own hands.  It has used that power to grow enormously bigger.  It is today dragging the country to

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Coalgate Scam

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 14/09/2012 - 21:12

Condemn the loot of people’s wealth by capitalists and the central government! 

The report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), about the allocation of coal blocks to selected private companies for mining between 2004 and 2009, has brought out yet another glaring instance of the loot of the natural resources of the people by the monopoly bourgeoisie through t

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Trade unions resolve to step up struggle

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 06/09/2012 - 21:44

All India Worker's Convention 4 Sep 2012An All India Convention of Trade Unions was held on September 4, 2012, at the Talakatora stadium in New Delhi. Thousands of worker delegates from different states of India and from different sectors of the economy came together to participate in the Convention.

The Convention took place in the immediate backdrop of the savage fascist onslaught on trade union rights, as reflected in the developments in the Gurgaon-Manesar belt and the passing of ESMA by the Maharashtra government. All the delegates that the correspondents of MEL spoke to were unanimous that the situation demanded a united stepped up struggle in defence of the rights of workers.

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Only a united working class can save India!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 02/09/2012 - 04:20

Call of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 30th August, 2012

Working class representatives from all over the country are gathering on 4th September, at a time when a titanic struggle is going on in our country.  The struggle is between the majority of toiling and exploited people and a minority of exploiters.  It is between the majority whose lab

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We must not permit a Second Great Betrayal!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 02/09/2012 - 03:50

Hindostan belongs to us, and we must organise to change its direction, its motion!

Report of Public Meeting on “Whither India?” held on 19th August in Delhi

When the President of India calls for a “second freedom struggle” today, what it means is a Second Great Betrayal.  The anti-colonial struggle was betrayed in the 2

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Government reveals its real purpose behind the land legislation

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 01/09/2012 - 21:20

The Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation & Resettlement Bill 2011 is expected to be approved by theCabinet in the last week of August by its new name - The Right to Fair Compensation, Resettlement and Rehabilitation and Transparency in Land Acquisition (RCRRTLA) Bill 2012.

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Bank officers and workers step up struggle against banking sector reforms - Interview

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 01/09/2012 - 19:20

Employees in the banking sector organised a successful two day strike on August 22-23, 2012. The strike was called against the reforms in the banking sector either proposed or already being implemented, in the interests of the capitalist monopolies.

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Sixty-five years after independence from British colonial rule – the revolt continues!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 17/08/2012 - 03:30

Ghadar jaari hai!

Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 12 August, 2012

Sixty five years after independence from the British, who is free in India today? Workers, peasants, intellectuals, women, religious minorities, nations and nationalities are all oppressed. The big bourgeoisie has used the state of the Indian Republic to become the most dominant and ruling force of society, and is dragging the entire country onto a dangerous path – colluding and contending with other imperialist powers, and has grown rich not only by domestic but also through external plunder. The time has come to negate this state which negates the rights and aspirations of all our peoples. This can be done if and only if the working class takes the lead.  For India to be free and independent, it is essential that every part our country, every section of our people, is free from oppression or discrimination of any kind.  On the 65th anniversary of independence, the Communist Ghadar Party calls on all… to unite firmly around the program to reconstitute the Indian Union on a voluntary basis, redefine democracy to empower the people!

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Step up the united struggle against the anti working class program of the government!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 16/08/2012 - 22:30

Let us make the September 4 convention of the working class a resounding success!

It is important for leaders and activists of working class, irrespective of the party or union they belong to today, to understand how and why the bourgeoisie is able to continue to attack the rights of the working class and people, despite knowing that the majority of the population is opposed to these attacks. The main reason lies in the fact that while the bourgeoisie is united around its one program of globalisation through liberalistion and privatisation, the working class is not.

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Views of the working class on the program of economic reforms

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 16/08/2012 - 18:30

As a newspaper and organisation that is partisan to the workers and toilers, we have been asking the leaders of the working people as to how the toilers of India view the reforms that were started 20 years ago. Whether the working class and people have benefitted from these reforms or have suffered?

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Working class and people’s organisations in Mumbai unite against the fascistic MESMA

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 02/08/2012 - 03:20

More than 18 organisations of workers, women and people at large have united to oppose the implementation of the fascistic law called Maharashtra Essential Services Maintenance Act (MESMA), 2011.  They have come together in an Organising Committee, which convened a public meeting on 21st July in Mumbai, and pledged to fight for the withdrawal of MESMA. 

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Women health workers demand their rights

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 01/08/2012 - 21:20

Women health workers (ASHAs) and mid-day meal workers of Haryana held a protest in Rohtak on June 22. The members of ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activists) Workers’ Union and the Mid-Day Meal Workers’ Union were demanding their right to minimum wages, appointment letters, identity cards, social security and other benefits.

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Mumbai’s Western Railway Motormen win their just demands!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 01/08/2012 - 20:20

On July 20, 2012 over 450 motormen of the Western Railway in Mumbai under the leadership of their Union, Western Railway Motormen’s Association (WRMA) struck work by going on mass sick leave at 3.30 pm. Due to the protest action by the motormen the entire rail transport in this section was completely shut down and brought half of Mumbai to a standstill.

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Condemn the electricity rate hike in Delhi as an attack on people’s livelihood!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 17/07/2012 - 03:30

Statement of the Delhi Regional Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 10th July, 2012

On 26th June, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) announced a new tariff schedule with a 25-27% hike in the rates of electricity for the Delhi domestic consumers. In less than one year, residents of Delhi are being made to pay about 65% more for a unit of electricity, in addition to 33% higher fixed monthly charges.

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The present situation demands unity of all the workers of Air India

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 17/07/2012 - 02:30

The strike of the pilots of Air India was withdrawn on July 3, 2012, following the intervention of the Delhi High Court.

This strike was called by the Indian Pilots’ Guild when the Central Government officers in charge of Air India went back on their promises on 7th May.  It lasted for almost two full months.  The 440 youthful pilots who were on strike revealed great determination and resolve to fight for their rights in the face of organised slander propagated by the corporate media and the Central Government.

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Water privatization faces increasing opposition

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 16/07/2012 - 23:20

Water is a gift of Nature and an essential requirement of human life; it is the responsibility of society and the State to manage the flow of water and ensure its availability for various essential needs (agricultural, domestic, industrial etc.). Workers, peasants and all responsible citizens should oppose the policy of converting water into a commodity to be sold at monopoly capitalist prices.

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Condemn the decision to export wheat instead of organising for public distribution

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 16/07/2012 - 23:20

On July 2nd, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved a proposal put forward by the Ministry of Food to export two million tons of wheat from its buffer stock. Mazdoor Ekta Lehar condemns this most blatant anti-people decision of the government of India.

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Himachal people oppose plunder and degradation of natural resources

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 16/07/2012 - 22:20

The main natural resources of Himachal Pradesh are its rivers and forests. As with the other hill state, Uttarakhand, the bourgeoisie of our country has looked at the rivers of Himachal as the potential source for massive profits through generation of electricity as well as for other uses.

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Branch of Railway Loco Pilots Association established

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 16/07/2012 - 21:20

The Tughlakabad branch of the All India Local Running Staff Association was inaugurated on July 11, 2012 with great enthusiasm at the Diesel Training College located at the Railway Colony.

The veteran members of the Association expressed their happiness at the presence of a larger than expected number of loco pilots on the occasion.

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Increasing work load and decrease in number of workers

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 16/07/2012 - 20:20

According to a report published in the daily tribune on 6th July, 2012 the Employees Federation Circle of the Power Corporation released a united statement on July 5 that pointed out that there is an increase in employee accidents in the Power Corporation, due to increase in the work load and pressure by the management.

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Air India in crisis

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 02/07/2012 - 02:30

Air India lurches from one crisis to another. It is the workers of Air India who are being forced to bear the brunt of the crisis on their backs. For nearly two years, the 40,000 workers of Air India have been faced with delayed salary payments. The wages for March 2012 were paid to the workers in June.

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Support the just struggle of the Air India Pilots!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 02/07/2012 - 00:30

Condemn the attempts of the Air India Management to destroy the pilots union!

Air India Pilots on Hunger Strike 24 June 2012, New DelhiOn June 24, 2012, nearly a hundred pilots —Captains and First officers — of Air India belonging to the Indian Pilot's Guild began an indefinite hunger strike in front of parliament. From June 25, 2012, over three hundred and fifty pilots began indefinite hunger strike in Azad Maidan in Mumbai. The Communist Ghadar Party of India supports the just demands of the pilots of Air India. The Communist Ghadar Party of India condemns the management of Air India and the Civil Aviation Ministry for the all sided attacks it has been launching on the pilots of Air India, which has forced them to take this desperate measure to abandon flying and sit on hunger strike in the terrible heat of Delhi and the pouring rains of Mumbai. The Communist Ghadar Party of India demands that the management of Air India and the Civil Aviation Ministry immediately halt its diabolical anti worker activities and accept the just demands of the pilots.

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Workers of Delhi Jal Board oppose privatisation

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 01/07/2012 - 22:30

Water is social property, not a source of profits for capitalists

The crisis of water in Delhi is becoming increasingly acute. The Delhi government and the Central government blame the governments of neighboring states for this crisis. They claim that the governments of neighboring states are cutting the supply of water, and not providing the full quota to Delhi.

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Water is our right – it is the duty of the government to provide it!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 01/07/2012 - 21:30

All over the national capital region, people are reeling under an acute shortage of water as they endure the searingsummer heat. The water shortage is not restricted to one or two areas, but is in fact widespread across the city, and is getting worse.

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Founding of the Delhi Branch of the All India Loco Running Staff Association (AILRSA)

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 01/07/2012 - 19:30

The Delhi Branch of the AILRSA was inaugurated on June 17th 2012; at the same time, the Ghaziabad Branch wasre-instated at the Ghaziabad Association’s main office in Ghaziabad.

A large number of loco pilots from the various loco sheds – Tughlakabad, Shakarpur, Kashmiri Gate and Ghaziabad, participated in the meeting on this occasion.

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Hunger Strike of Pilots

Submitted by vivek on Sun, 01/07/2012 - 18:30

On June 24, 2012, nearly a hundred pilots —Captains and First officers — of Air India belonging to the IndianPilot's Guild (IPG) began an indefinite hunger strike in front of parliament. From June 25, 2012, over three hundred and fifty pilots began an indefinite hunger strike in Azad Maidan in Mumbai.

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Privatisation of Delhi Jal Board

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 16/06/2012 - 22:30

Government “reforms” mean privatisation of public services

The employees of Delhi Jal Board (DJB) are also protesting the privatisation of water supply alongside the residents of Delhi. The Delhi government has announced an annual increase of 10% in water tariff so as to enable the private companies to increase their profit.

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Meeting of Loco Drivers of the Delhi Branch

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 16/06/2012 - 19:30

The Delhi Branch of the All India Loco Pilots’ Association (AILRSA) held their meeting on 10th June 2012 in the loco workshop of the Purani Delhi Railway station. Many young loco pilots participated enthusiastically in this meeting. A majority of the loco pilots had participated in the Second All-India General Body Meeting of the AILRSA, held successfully over two days in Bengaluru.

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Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha are major pillars of capitalist rule!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 02/06/2012 - 03:30

Statement of the Central Committee of CGPI on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Lok Sabha, 20th May, 2012

A special session of both houses of Parliament was convened on 13th May to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first session of the Lok Sabha.

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Powerful resistance struggles of working class in Europe

Submitted by vivek on Fri, 01/06/2012 - 17:30

In the face of the all sided attacks on the livelihood and rights of the working class of Europe in theform of "austerity measures", the resistance struggle of the workers is mounting. It is beginning to throw a challenge to the capitalists and their states, as well as all their institutions.

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May Day celebrated enthusiastically all over the world

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 17/05/2012 - 02:30

Workers all over the world participated in public rallies and demonstrations on May 1, 2012, voicing their resistance to the all-sided attacks on their rights. They reaffirmed their resolve to put an end to the capitalist system and establish in its place a system free from all forms of exploitation.

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Peasants getting ruined as the Central Government defends the capitalist traders headed by the monopoly corporations

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 17/05/2012 - 01:30

While the Manmohan Sigh government and the Congress Party continue to pretend that they are working for the “aam aadmi”, both the working class and the peasantry are being impoverished and ruined at a rapid pace.

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Work without a job and wages: Exploitation of women health workers

Submitted by vivek on Wed, 16/05/2012 - 20:30

The Accredited Social Health Activists or ASHAs as they are popularly known and Anganwadi Workers (AWW) are women who are selected from the village community to work in the health and nutrition (of mother and child) programmes of the government of India.  The ASHA is the women health worker under the National Rural Health Mission.

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2 years after the Right to Education Act: Right to education remains a dream

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 02/05/2012 - 00:30

The Right to Education Act which came into effect on April 1, 2010, has received much publicity as one of the biggest achievements of the UPA government, which allegedly shows its commitment towards ensuring elementary education for the children of our country.

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Oppose the proposal to cut the salaries of the Railway employees!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 01/05/2012 - 22:30

It has come to light through newspaper reports that at a Railway General Managers Conference (there are 17 Railway Zones, each headed by a General Manager) on January 11, 12 in New Delhi, these “learned” gentlemen proposed to the Railway Ministry that in order to cut running costs of the Railways, the salaries including dearness allowance (DA) of the railway employees should be r

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Views of the working class on the program of economic reforms

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 01/05/2012 - 21:30

As a newspaper and organisation that is partisan to the workers and toilers, we have been asking the leaders of the working people as to how the toilers of India view the reforms that were started 20 years ago. Whether the working class and people have benefitted from these reforms or have suffered?

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Support the continuing struggle of Air India workers! Condemn the anti-worker policy of Air India!

Submitted by vivek on Mon, 16/04/2012 - 19:30

The workers of Air India — pilots, engineers, ground staff and cabin crew have been waging a protracted struggle against the anti worker policies of the Air India management and Civil Aviation Ministry. One of the biggest attacks on these workers has been the nonpayment of wages for months on end.

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Conference in Chennai on the “Way forward for the working class”

Submitted by vivek on Mon, 02/04/2012 - 01:30

An important conference held in Chennai on 26th February attracted communists and organisers of workers from various parts of Tamil Nadu.  The discussion centred around the thesis presented by Comrade Lal Singh on behalf of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party, which has been edited and published as a pamphlet called Necessity for the working class to take power. 

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Views of the working class on the program of economic reforms

Submitted by vivek on Sun, 01/04/2012 - 20:30

Interview of Virendra Singh Sirohi, the Regional Secretary of Hind Mazdoor Sabha (HMS)

As a newspaper and organisation that is partisan to the workers and toilers, we have been asking the leaders of the working people as to how the toilers of India view the reforms that were started 20 years ago.

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Pointsmen of Indian Railways are crucial but neglected

Submitted by vivek on Sun, 01/04/2012 - 18:30

The Operations Department of Indian Railways executes a crucial task in the railways.  They have to discharge very many responsibilities like, taking the empty rakes of passenger or goods trains at terminal stations out of the station, send it for repairs to the workshop, flag signaling of trains at stations where they don’t have scheduled stops, performing minor repairs of the tr

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Inspiring article

Submitted by vivek on Thu, 01/03/2012 - 20:30

I read the article, “The anti-worker and anti-national policy of privatisation must be exposed and resolutely opposed” in the February 1-15 issue of Mazdoor Ekta Lehar.  Reading this, I got to know of the conspiracy hatched by the government in its efforts to privatize Air India.

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Government’s role is to guarantee the profits of the capitalists!

Submitted by vivek on Thu, 01/03/2012 - 19:30

I read the article that called for exposing and resolutely opposing the anti-worker and anti-national privatization policy of the government in the February 1-15 issue of Mazdoor Ekta Lehar.  The reader got to know the conspiracy hatched by the government in its efforts to privatize Air India.

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Centre appoints Tribunal to look into demands of engine drivers

Submitted by vivek on Thu, 01/03/2012 - 18:30

The Center has appointed a one man Tribunal consisting of Justice Gauri Shankar Saraf to look into the four main demands of the agitating engine drivers. This has been a long standing demand of the All India Loco Running Staff Association, which has carried out many agitations for their demands.

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Air India: The anti-worker and anti-national policy of privatisation must be exposed and resolutely opposed

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 02/02/2012 - 00:30

Recent facts reveal that the Central Government has not given up its aim of liquidating and privatising the largest state-owned airline company in the country, to satisfy monopoly capitalist greed for maximum private profits.  They show that the opposite claims made at the end of the pilots’ strike last year were blatant lies.

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Rail engine drivers meet in Mumbai to chalk out united struggle plan

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 01/02/2012 - 21:30

On January 12th 2012, the All India Loco Running Staff Association (AILRSA), called for a joint consultative meeting of all associations representing the Rail Engine Drivers, in Mumbai. The hall was packed with militant engine drivers who had come from the different associations representing them.

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This crisis-ridden republic of the bourgeoisie must be replaced by a workers and peasants republic!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 17/01/2012 - 03:30

62 years ago, on 26 January 1950, the present-day Republic of India was proclaimed. This marked the consolidation of the state power of the Indian bourgeoisie, which had taken over power from the British colonialists when they were forced to leave because of the mounting struggles of the people of India.

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A year of growing opposition of the working masses of the world to imperialism, fascism and war

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 17/01/2012 - 00:30

Contradictions have become increasingly visible between countries, nations and peoples fighting for their sovereignty and the dominant imperialist powers that are imposing their vision on every country. US imperialism has shown its readiness to wage wars to defend its dominant position and those of American multinational corporations. It has unleashed death and destruction in West Asia and North Africa already.

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Views of the working class on the program of economic reforms

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 16/01/2012 - 23:30

As a newspaper and organisation that is partisan to the workers and toilers, we have been asking the leaders of the working people as to how the toilers of India view the reforms that were started 20 years ago. Whether the working class and people have benefitted from these reforms or have suffered?

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Message of greetings from Comrade Lal Singh to all party comrades on the occasion of the New Year 2012

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 02/01/2012 - 04:30

Comrades, we have launched an important initiative to engage all communists in discussion on the urgent necessity for preparing the working class to take political power into its own hands. I call upon you to take up this task and spare no effort in taking this widely in every region of the country.Let us put pressure on everyone calling themselves communist to take a clear stand on this question— are they or are they not agreed on the urgent necessity to prepare the working class to take political power and establish proletarian democracy in place of capitalist democracy?

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First Working Class Conference in Delhi initiates serious debate on the

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 02/01/2012 - 01:30

Way Forward: One Aim, One Program for Political Power!

An important and path breaking two-day conference was organized by Lok Awaz Publishers and Distributors in Delhi on 23-24 December, 2011. It was attended by activists and organisers of the working class, belonging to numerous trends and parties in the communist movement.

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Capitalist governments have no solution to the deepening economic crisis!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 02/01/2012 - 00:30

Recent data show that the rate of economic growth has turned negative in many advanced capitalist countries, while it is slowing down in all the others. Serious concern is being expressed by multilateral institutions like the World Bank and International Monetary Fund that the global recession may sink into a double-dip depression.

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Motormen of Western Railways fight for their rights

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 01/01/2012 - 21:30

Between 23-25 November 2011, Motormen of the Western Railways, organized under the banner of the Western Railway Motormen’s Association, went on a work to rule agitation. This resulted in disruption of the normal running of trains. They were protesting against the suspension of a motorman for crossing a signal at a platform.

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“Austerity” and the Crisis of Democracy in Greece

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 16/12/2011 - 22:30

Greece is considered to be the birthplace of European political thought, with the longest history of democratic forms of political power dating back to the stage of slave society. Today, in the early 21st century, the people of Greece are confronted with a State that openly places its duty to its external money-lenders above its duty to its own citizens.

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Interview with Thiru. Kannan, Union leader of Ashok Leyland, Chennai

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 01/12/2011 - 19:30

They are doing this not to develop India. India's development should mean how the ordinary workers and peasants prosper. If we see that way, exploitation by the capitalists has increased and so has the number of poor people in India. The land, water and labour of our people are being super exploited. Our experience in Ashok Leyland over these years show that people have not benefited by the policy of privatization and liberalization. Only big capitalists have become richer. 

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Interview with Thiru. Tha. Vellaiyan, Leader of the Traders Organization of Tamilnadu

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 01/12/2011 - 19:15

 

As a result of trade getting shifted to large corporate retail houses, lakhs of small traders will be thrown onto the streets without livelihood. And once monopolies capture the entire market, they will supply poor quality products  at  high prices to make maximum profits.

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Working Class Conference on - THE WAY FORWARD - One Aim, One Program for Political Power - Dec 23-24, 2011

The key to the victory of the revolutionary alternative lies in the working class taking political power, in alliance with the peasantry. This makes it urgent for all the leading activists and organisers of workers to come together.  We must chart out one plan and program for the working class to become the ruling class.  Inquilab cannot just be a slogan or distant dream.  It is an urgent task we must take up for solution.

Views of the working class on the program of economic reforms

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 17/11/2011 - 00:30

As a newspaper and organisation that is partisan to the workers and toilers, we have been asking the leaders of the working people as to how the toilers of India view the reforms that were started 20 years ago. Whether the working class and people have benefitted from these reforms or have suffered?

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BSNL workers plan strike action

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 16/11/2011 - 20:30

It is a fact that in the whole period of privatization of Telecom services, the government deliberately ensured that the private players captured the major profitable sectors in the metros and other towns, while BSNL services were downgraded in precisely these areas. So we have the situation that in the countryside, in the hills, in the remote areas of our country, it is BSNL services that work, while in the big cities, the BSNL services are kept at inadequate levels to favour the private players. The government and management have ensured that private players can access BSNL networks without compensating it for the same.

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The Working Class Must Fight For the Reorientation of the Economy!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 08/11/2011 - 13:42

Statement of the Maharashtra Regional Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, November 2011

The result of the two decades of the so-called economic reform program since 1991 – the globalisation through liberalisation and privatisation program - has been highly uneven and lopsided economic growth.

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Working class view on the economic reforms program

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 01/11/2011 - 21:30

We, as a paper and organization partisan to the working class and toiling people, are asking the leaders of the toiling people what India Working think are the consequences of the reforms that were initiated 20 years ago. Have they benefited the working class and toiling masses? Have they harmed the working class and toiling masses?

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Working Class Viewpoint

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 01/11/2011 - 20:30

Dear Editor,

I am writing to thank you for the first in the series of views of representatives of the working class in the form of an interview with Com. Lal Singh, General Secretary of the CGPI in the October 16-31, 2011 issue of MEL. The series will be a landmark contribution to the struggle for the liberation of India through the offices of the working class.

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Madras Port Trust Employees Union

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 01/11/2011 - 19:30

Interview with Comrade G.M.Krishnamurthy, General Secretary of the Madras Port Trust Employees Union, Vice president of All India Port and Dock Workers Federation and Secretary of Tamil Nadu State HMS.

Mazdoor Ekta Lehar (MEL): Can you please tell us about your union? What has been the trend of employment in the last 15-20 years?

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Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation & Resettlement Bill (LARR) 2011 – its real purpose

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 17/10/2011 - 00:30

A draft of the Land Acquisition and Relief & Rehabilitation Bill (LARR) was approved by the Cabinet and tabled in Parliament on September 7, 2011 and referred to a Parliamentary Standing Committee on September 15. The Standing Committee is to submit its report on the draft in 3 months.

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Second Consultative Meeting of Organisations Fighting against Privatisation, Liberalisation and Globalisation takes place in Mumbai

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 16/10/2011 - 15:30

On September 30, representatives of 13 Unions and organizations met in Mumbai.  The leadership of Lok Raj Sangathan, All India Loco Running Staff Association (AILRSA), Indian Commercial Pilots Association(ICPA), Air  India Aircraft Engineers Association(AIAEA), Western Railway Motormen’s Association(WRMA), All India Service Engineers Association(AISEA),  All India Railwa

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Oppose privatisation of banks! Protect the savings of the people!

Submitted by vivek on Tue, 02/08/2011 - 01:30

Support the 5th August Strike of over 10,00,000 bank workers!

The United Forum of Bank Unions, consisting of nine unions of employees and officers of all state-owned banks, has called a one-day strike on 5th August. The workers’ unions are fighting against intensified exploitation and attacks on their rights and working conditions.

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Upcoming Strike of Bank workers - 5 August 2011

Submitted by vivek on Tue, 02/08/2011 - 00:00

Interview with Comrade Ramanand about the upcoming Strike of Bank workers

Following the call for an all-India strike on 5th August by the United Forum of Bank Unions (5 employees’ unions and 4 officers’ unions), correspondents of Mazdoor Ekta Lehar interviewed one of the most senior leaders of bank workers in Delhi on 13th July, 2011. Comrade Ramanand is General Secretary of the Delhi State - Bank Employees Federation and one of the leading members of All-India Bank Employees’ Association

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What is the trouble with Air India and who is the trouble-maker?

Submitted by vivek on Sun, 17/07/2011 - 03:00

In the wake of these exposures, the government is now talking of revival of Air India. On the other hand, the capitalist associations are demanding its immediate privatization. They are saying government must not inject any money in Air India as it is allegedly a waste.

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Tenth Anniversary of Modern Foods Struggle: Privatisation needs to be opposed resolutely

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 16/02/2010 - 12:30

Ten years ago, in February 2000, the workers of Modern Foods India Limited (MFIL) carried out a bold protest action in New Delhi on the opening day of Parliament. They were objecting to the sale of central government owned MFIL to the private multinational company Hindustan Lever Limited. 

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Pushing the privatisation program in the form of disinvestment

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 02/12/2009 - 00:30

The privatisation program of the bourgeoisie has been given a fresh boost by the policy decisions announced by the Manmohan Singh government on 12th November, 2009. All central government public sector companies which have made profit in the last three years have been asked to get their shares listed on the stock exchange. Listing shares on the stock exchange means that parts of these companies will pass into private owners' hands.  Current regulations require that at least 10 percent of shares of a company must be privately owned for its shares to be listed.  Thus, the present government has initiated the process of privatisation of another 50 public sector companies.

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Full support to the all-India strike by bank employees!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 02/10/2008 - 02:30

Demand to halt privatisation and to reorient banking is entirely just!

Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 23 Sept 2008

On September 24 and 25, nearly 10 lakh bank employees including officers, will participate in a country-wide bank strike, demanding an immediate halt to privatisation and to merger of state owned banks in the name

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Experience of CPI(M) rule in West Bengal reveals

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 01/01/2008 - 21:30

Capitalist reforms cannot be implemented with a human face

The discrediting of CPI(M) rule is an inevitable result of following the path of managing the bourgeois state for more than thirty years. It is the logical conclusion of expanding the space for capitalism to grow in West Bengal, at the expense of the rights and livelihood of workers and peasants.

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Documents of the 3rd Congress of CGPI

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 01/03/2005 - 10:30

CGPI - 3rd Congress Report

Towards the Rule of Workers and Peasants and a Voluntary Indian Union

This document entitled Towards the Rule of Workers and Peasants and a Voluntary Indian Union contains the Report of the Central Committee presented by Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, which was discussed and adopted by the Third Congress of the Party, held in January 2005.

(Click thumbnail to download PDF)

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Struggle against globalisation through liberalisation and privatisation

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 16/05/2002 - 22:30

Roadblocks to the struggle of the working class and peasantry in developing the alternative

The struggle of workers, peasants, working people, women, students and other broad sections of the toiling masses is growing in scope and intensity. Working masses are actively seeking an alternative to the course of globalisation through liberalisation and privatisation.

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LRS conference in Mumbai: Important step in strategizing against privatization

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 17/04/2002 - 04:00

In the last two years the move to privatize public sector units through divestment to individual capitalists has picked up momentum. Already Modern Foods, Bharat Aluminium (Balco), Computer Maintenance Corporation (CMC), VSNL, Hindustan Zinc have been privatized and more are on the anvil.

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Privatisation Phase 2: Government declares monopoly bourgeoisie’s interests as supreme

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 01/02/2002 - 16:30

In the last week of December, following an extraordinary meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Disinvestment, it was announced that the remaining 26% shares of Modern Foods, currently held by the Government of India, will be handed over to Hindustan Lever Limited (HLL) in January 2002, a year ahead of schedule.

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Hindustan Lever Limited management reveals its fangs

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 01/11/2000 - 18:30

The struggle raging in Modern Foods is at the cutting edge of the struggle of India’s working class against privatisation

At the end of September 2000, three trade union leaders working in the Lawrence Road unit of MFIL were suspended. Suspension of workers for real or false charges is a common practice in capitalist India.

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The Working Class has to Hoist the Banner of Uncompromising Struggle Against Globalisation, Liberalisation and Privatisation

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 17/12/1999 - 00:30

Workers and working people, while fighting in defence of their rights and interests, must not restrict themselves to the bounds of a defensive struggle. The working class has the responsibility of putting forth a broad vision of an alternative to the course of liberalisation, privatisation and globalisation in front of the entire country.  

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Privatisation of the Insurance Sector

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 16/12/1999 - 19:30

Worker's Opposition Gaining Momentum 

Lakhs of insurance employees have been waging struggle over the past two months against the introduction of the Insurance privatisation bill in parliament. On December 1, a country-wide strike was observed. Earlier on November 29, massive rallies and dharnas were staged in Delhi as well as all the state capitals.

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Document of 2nd Congress of CGPI: Program of the Party

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 01/12/1998 - 10:30

Program adopted by the Second Congress of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, October 1998 titled Workers, Peasants, Women and Youth. We constitute India We are her masters. An immediate program for the reorientation of the economy; political empowerment of the people; and the democratic renewal of India.

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Whither India?

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 02/03/1996 - 03:30

Whither India?The report Whither India? was presented by Lal Singh, General Secretary of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, on behalf of its Central Committee, at the Third Consultative Conference of CGPI held in Delhi on December 23-24, 1995.

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Call of the Martyrs

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 01/01/1985 - 10:30
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  • ear: Jan 1985
  • Author: Hardial Bains
  • Languages: English, French, Punjabi
  • Mediums: Print & PDF
  • Price: rs80 / USD $6

The Call of the Martyrs - on the Crisis in India and the Present Situation in the Punjab, by Hardial Bains, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist). 

The call of the Martyrs deals with the present situation [1983] and its historical basis and explains the main content of the Indian revolution. It was the Indian martyrs who by their sacrifice immortalised the progressive and patriotic ideals of the Indian people, and today their spirit calls upon the people to carry the struggle through to the end...

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PARTY DOCUMENTS

These Elections are a FarceInterview with Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary of Communist Ghadar Party of India by Comrade Chandra Bhan, Editor of Mazdoor Ekta Lehar

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Click to Download PDFInterview with Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary of Communist Ghadar Party of India

by Comrade Chandra Bhan, Editor of Mazdoor Ekta Lehar

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History of Ghadar PartyA Presentation of Communist Ghadar Party of India

100 years ago Ghadar Party was formed by Indians in the US.It was historic milestone in our anti-colonial struggle.

The goal of this party was to organise a revolution to liberate our motherland from British servitude and establish a free and independent India with equal rights for all. It believed this to be the necessary condition for our people to hold their heads high anywhere in the world.

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Call of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 30th August, 2012

Working class representatives from all over the country are gathering on 4th September, at a time when a titanic struggle is going on in our country. The struggle is between the majority of toiling and exploited people and a minority of exploiters. It is between the majority whose labour expands wealth and the minority who enjoy the fruits of wealth creation on the basis of their private property and positions of power.

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Call to the Working ClassDefeat the program of privatisation and liberalisation!

Fight with the aim of establishing workers’ and peasants’ rule!

Call of the Central Committee, Communist Ghadar Party, 23 February, 2012

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Necessity for the working class to take political powerThe initiating speech, at the working class conference on the Way Forward held on 23-24 December 2011, was made by comrade Lal Singh, on behalf of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India. The document entitled the necessity for the working class to take political power has been edited based on the discussion in the conference and is being published according to the decision the Central Committee.

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