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.
Condemn the use of weapons of mass terror by US imperialism and its allies!
Opposition is growing to the policy of US imperialism to increasingly use unmanned aircraft (called drones) to unleash death and destruction on various targets in other countries. Originally used as spy planes, drones have been modified to carry missiles and launch attacks. Over the coming decade, the US is expected to double its expenditure on drones to more than $11 billion. The command of these deadly machines lies with the American spy agency the CIA, and is located thousands of kilometres away in secured locations back in the US or in other bases.
On June 22, NATO member country Turkey sent one of its planes without warning into the airspace of Syria, a country which for many months now has been battling a fierce imperialist offensive on many fronts.
Condemn the attempts of the Air India Management to destroy the pilots union!
On 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.
It is important to consider the basic facts which the All India Loco Running Staff Association and many other worker's organisations have been trying to bring to the attention of the Railway Ministry for the past several years.
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.
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.
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.
Close to 400 nurses of three hospitals run by the Vijaya group in Chennai have gone on strike in support of their demand for better salaries. The nurses are demanding an increase in basic pay from Rs. 6320 to Rs. 15000 per month, an annual increment of 15% of basic pay and hike in night time allowance.
Recently the media has been reporting several shocking cases of the barbaric exploitation and abuse of young women and girls brought to Delhi and other cities from various parts of the country by certain agencies and forced into prostitution or domestic slavery.
This document, What Kind of Party?, was presented by
Comrade Lal Singh on behalf of the Central Committee
of the Communist Ghadar Party of India to the Second
National Consultative Conference held December 29-30, 1993.
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.