A rally and mass meeting took place in Delhi on November 1, 2015, to mark the 31st anniversary of the Sikh genocide in November 1984. The rally was organized by Lok Raj Sangathan jointly with several other organisations.
For over two months now, the border crossing of India with Nepal at Raxaul and Birgunj – the city just across the border in Nepal – has been blocked. The blockade at this border, which accounts for more than 70% of the trade through India, has caused enormous shortage of fuel, food and other essential supplies, leading to severe hardship for the people of Nepal.
On 8 November 2015 Maruti workers union organised a demonstration, under the banner of Jan Sangharsh Manch, at the min-secretariat in Kaithal District in Haryana demanding justice for the Maruti workers. The demonstration was led by Comrade Phool Singh Gautam and Comrade Somnath convened the meeting.
For past 25 years people of Nohar in Rajasthan have been demanding of the government that a statue of Shaheed Bhagat Singh should be erected at the Bhagat Singh Chowk, but the administration has been ignoring their demand. Finally the people decided to erect the statue themselves. They procured a huge statue of Bhagat Singh, weighing over 250 kilogram from Punjab.
On 5 November construction workers organised under the banner of “Construction Workers Coordination Committee” and “Construction and Toll Booth Workers Union” marched from Sion Railway Station to Bandra and held a demonstration at the Office of Labour Commissioner in Bandra.
Electricity supply workers demonstrated on 27th October 2015, under the banner of the Mahasvargiya Vidyut Karmachari Sangathan. The protest was organised at Prakashgarh, the head office of the power distribution company in Mumbai. More than 5,000 workers from across 16 blocks and nine electrical installations participated in the protest action.
Sanitation workers of Delhi protested on 9th November 2015 in support of their demands for their salaries and arrears due to them. The protests were carried out in front of the houses of the mayors of all 3 areas - North Delhi’s mayor Ravindra Guota, South Delhi’s mayor Subash Arya and East Delhi mayor Harshdeep Malhotra.
India’s biggest monopolies, as well as international banks have been incessantly demanding the privatization of the Indian banking sector. The banking sector has been step by step opened up to Indian monopolies and to foreign banks.
Faridabad Municipal Corporation employees demonstrated on 9th November 2015 in front of the Faridabad Corporation’s main office and shouted slogans against the Corporation’s officials. The employees alleged that the officials were exploiting them.
Re: the article `98th anniversary of the Great October Revolution: Prepare for the coming revolutionary storms!' carried in the November 1-15, 2015 issue of MEL, I found the opening sentence, `The entire world, including India, is a seething volcano waiting to erupt' very significant.
Statement of Indian Workers Association, Britain,10th November, 2015
What do the facts show? They show that for the past three decades and more, the people of India have been facing a climate of growing communal and fascist terror, no matter whether the Congress or BJP has been in command. Every year the situation looks worse than the previous year. Communal and fascist terror has become the preferred method of the ruling class to keep the toiling majority of people divided and diverted while an extremely unpopular “reform” program is pursued.
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.