Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 20th March, 2011
We communsts must use this opportunity to present the real solution to the burning problems confronting the people. We must popularise the program for establishing a new system, based on new foundations, and mobilise the workers and peasants to take up this program as their own.
On 24 March, the Communist Ghadar Party of India, the Socialist Unity Center of India (Communist), CPIML, and Peoples Front (Delhi) organised a joint demonstration at parliament to condemn the savage imperialist aggression on Libya by the forces of US, Britain, France and other NATO countries.
Starting on 19th March, warplanes of the United States, France, Britain and a few other imperialist countries have rained Tomahawk missiles and other deadly weapons on selected targets in Libya, including its capital city Tripoli.
Saturday 26th March was a historic and proud day for all working people of Britain. Almost a million people marched through the streets of London protesting against the cuts to welfare and public services, corporate bail-outs, and wars of aggression in the Middle East and South Asia. Central London was brought to a standstill by students, pensioners, trade unionists, anti-war protesters along with masses of working people marching in solidarity.
I read wih great interest on the CGPI website the 20th March statement on Tamil Nadu elections titled Solution lies in changing the system, not merely the party in power. It is a bold statement that calls a spade a spade.
On Sunday March 13, over 300 women together with other residents of Worli BDD Chawls in Central Mumbai, participated enthusiastically in celebrations to mark International Women’s Day. They were joined by women from other working class residential areas, including women from far off Padgha.
2000 workers of the Food Corporation of India, the government agency that stores and distributes grains all over India for the country’s subsidized public distribution system, are striking against the management.
Workers of General Motors India of the Halol Plant in Gujarat have been on strike since March 16, 2011. According to the Company management, there has been a production loss of over 700 cars as a result of the strike. The management has warned the striking workers to return immediately to work or face termination.
Newspaper employees organized a powerful demonstration in front of the lbour ministry demanding the immediately implementation of the recommendations of the wage board headed by Justice Majitia. It may be recalled that this wageboard gave its recommendations on December 31, 2010. The newspaper employees have expressed resentment at the delay in government and the labour ministry accepting its recommendations and making sure they were implemented.
Representatives of Hotel Employees from seven states representing 46 unions met in Goa in March in a delegates conference of the Hotel Employees Federation of India (HEFOI). Formed in 2007, HEOFI is a trade union federation of hotel and catering workers, uniting workers of the industry across party lines.
The All Garo Hills Muster Roll Workers’ Union and All Garo Hills Anganwadi Workers Association in a meeting in Tura asked the government to address the problem of rise in prices of various essential commodities.
Ford India Employees Union (FIEU) is preparing for a strike in the Mariamali Nagar plant in Tamilnadu. The union is planning demonstrations outside the 50 meter radius of the car plant. The main demand of the workers is recognition of the Union by the Management.
The Punjab draftsmen union, panchayat secretary union, zila parishad category-4 employees union, ETT teachers union, municipal corporation employees union and Punjab State Education Board employee union staged protests in Chandigarh.
Resident Doctors of Maharashtra organized under banner of Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) went on a one day strike on March 25, 2011. MARD has 3,500 members. Along with the Resident Doctors, interns also boycotted work.
The National Trade Union of Mizoram (NTUM) has launched a struggle demanding that the government immediately implement the recommendations of the Wage Board on Minimum Wages. The struggle has won the support of workers in different sectors and departments of the government.
A rally was brought out under the leadership of Kisan Sangharsh Samiti on 19th March 2011 in Fatehabad, Haryana against the Gorakhpur Atomic Power Station. The demonstrators, consisting of hundreds of militant farmers, youth and women of 20 to 25 village panchayats, took out a candle light march right through the centre of the town.
Hundreds of activists of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, SUCI(C), CPI(ML) and People’s Front (Delhi) held a joint demonstration in front of the Delhi Secretariat on 16th March 2011 to protest against rising prices, unemployment, corruption and other problems faced by the ordinary people of Delhi.
The all India general strike has been called to resolutely oppose the course of enriching the capitalist minority by impoverishing the toiling majority. It has been called to assert the rights that belong to workers, peasants and other toiling people who create the wealth of India.
Parties of the capitalist class claim that there is no alternative to the program of globalisation,liberalisation and privatisation. The truth is that there IS an alternative.The alternative is to reorient the economy to fulfil people’s needs instead of fulfilling capitalist greed. This is the program for the Navnirman of India.
The Report to the Fifth Congress of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, presented by Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary of the CGPI, on behalf of its Central Committee, was discussed and adopted by the Fifth Congress of the CGPI, held in November 2016. By decision of the Fifth Congress, this report has been edited for publication.
The first part of this pamphlet is an analysis of facts and phenomena to identify and expose the real aims behind the Note Ban. The second part is devoted to a critical appraisal of the government’s claims that it will reduce inequality, corruption and terrorism. The third part is what Communist Ghadar Party believes is the real solution to these problems and the immediate program of action towards that solution.
Unite around the program to reconstitute the Indian Republic and reorient the economy to ensure prosperity and protection for all!
There is growing realisation among workers, peasants and other self-employed people that the program of liberalisation and privatisation only serves to enrich an exploiting minority at their expense. Mass resistance is growing to this anti-worker, anti-peasant and anti-national program.