On November 26, a US-led combined air and land assault on Pakistani territory near the border with Afghanistan led to the death of 24 Pakistani military personnel and injuries to many more. The people and government of Pakistan have responded as one with anger and indignation, and protests have erupted all across the country.
Staunch Communist, fighting trade unionist, dedicated social worker and humanist Com. R. Shanmugam is no more. A person who worked day and night for the liberation of the working class and welfare of the people, Comrade Shanmugam passed away following a heart attack on 28th of November, 2011 at the young age of 58.
US imperialism and its allies, including Israel, Britain, France, Germany and other powers, have been stepping up the pressure and siege of Iran to a feverish pitch in recent weeks. After a decision by Britain to further tighten sanctions on Iran, the Iranian majlis (parliament) decided on November 27 to downgrade its ties with Britain.
On November 22, the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal based in Malaysia indicted former US President George Bush and former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair for war crimes, in connection with the 2003 invasion and subsequent occupation of Iraq.
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.
Hundreds of workers, peasants and tribals in the villages around Padagha participated in a mass rally on November 27, 2011. The theme of the rally was "We are the producers – We are the real Maliks". The rally was organised by the Lok Raj Sangathan. A correspondent of MEL covered the rally and filed this report.
An anti-nuclear protest demonstration was organized on December 8 at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi by various organisations including Lok Raj Sangathan, CNDP, NAPM, AISA, INSAF, Delhi Forum, Delhi Solidarity Group, Delhi Platform, and Artists against Nuclear Power.
Nuclear establishment officials shy away from answering the genuine questions!
More than 1000 people had jam packed the Veer Sawarkar Sabhagruh in Dadar, Mumbai, on 29th November’11 even before the scheduled start of the meeting. Almost a hundred people had travelled from far off Madban (near Jaitapur, where the government is trying to build the nuclear plant).
It is customary for numerous meetings to be held in Imphal and nearby districts on 30th September every year in memory of Comrade Irabot, a legendary communist leader of Manipur. This year’s events were marked by a lively debate that broke out over what it means to uphold his example today.
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.
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. However, the working class is being prevented from realizing its potential as the leader of all the exploited, and as the grave-digger of capitalism, by those in the communist movement who are spreading harmful illusions and compromising the class struggle.