I read the reports of several May Day rallies in India and abroad in the last issue. I want to share a brief report of our program in Toronto. Ghadar Heritage organisation and Helping Hands in Toronto celebrated May Day and organised a meeting in a very revolutionary atmosphere.
May 5 this year marked the 200th birth anniversary of Karl Marx, the founder of scientific socialism. On this occasion, a meeting was organized by the Communist Ghadar Party in New Delhi.
Karl Marx was the first to give socialism and the working class movement a scientific foundation. He and his comrade-in-arms, Frederick Engels, published in 1848 the Manifesto of the Communist Party, which has remained the most influential political document in the world since that time until today.
Call of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, 1st May 2018
On the occasion of May Day 2018, Communist Ghadar Party greets the working class and peoples of all countries who are waging a courageous struggle against the attacks of the capitalist class and its governments on their livelihood and rights. We greet all the nations and peoples who are opposing the criminal wars, economic blockades and enslaving treaties of the imperialists and monopoly capitalist corporations.
On 22nd April, the 148th birth anniversary of Comrade Lenin, an important meeting of activists of the Communist Ghadar Party of India was held in Delhi, chaired by the General Secretary Comrade Lal Singh. The meeting began with a presentation of the main features of Leninism, which is summarised below.
The 22nd of April this year marks the 148th birth anniversary of V.I. Lenin, the great revolutionary leader and teacher of the working class.
The teachings of Lenin are more relevant than ever before. It is essential for the revolutionary forces headed by the working class to be guided by the teachings of Lenin, in order to defeat the reactionary forces headed by the capitalist monopoly houses, lift Indian society out of crisis and open the path for its all-round progress.
... We are deeply grieved to know of the passing away of Comrade Gandharv Sen Kochhar on March 14, 2018. For our entire party and for me personally, Comrade Gandharv Sen exemplified the revolutionary spirit of the Hindustan Ghadar Party. Throughout his life, Comrade Gandharv Sen never wavered, even one single moment, from the lofty aim of liberating India from all forms of exploitation and oppression.
He fought to keep alive the revolutionary traditions of the Hindustan Ghadar Party and made a significant contribution to the communist movment in India. He was one of the principal organisers of the Desh Bhagat Yaadgaar Committee. ...
On 23rd March 1931, Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru were hung by British rulers. The visionary ideas of these martyrs have been a source of inspiration for the workers, peasants, women and youth of this country who have been constantly striving to establish a society free from all forms of exploitation.
Rallies, public meetings and consultations were organised on 23rd March 2018 by communists and other progressive people all over the country. They took inspiration from the revolutionary struggles of our people against colonialism, imperialism and capitalism. On this inspiring occasion, they pledged to organise workers, peasants, women, youth and students to build a new India free from exploitation. An India which will be completely free from capitalist exploitation, imperialist loot, feudal and casteist oppression, oppression of women and communal violence.
Statement of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, 10th March, 2018
The 23rd of March is observed as Martyrs’ Day. It is on that day in 1931 that Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Shaheed Sukhdev and Shaheed Rajguru were hanged to death by the British Raj. Ever since the Great Ghadar of 1857 and from even before, the British Raj put to death countless patriots all over the Indian sub-continent. They branded them as “enemies of the State”. Martyrs’ Day is an occasion to recall what such patriots fought for and why the British rulers put them to death.
Hundreds of women marched in Delhi, from Mandi House to Parliament, on March 8 this year, to mark International Women’s Day and to reaffirm their resolve to step up the struggle for a new society, free from exploitation, inequality, injustice and violence. Working women and men, youth and students, young and old, all enthusiastically participated in the program.
Communist Ghadar Party greets the fighting women of all countries on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2018 It is an occasion to show the combined strength of women and the working class It is an occasion to sum up, take stock and plan ahead to advance the struggle for women’s liberation
All over the world today, women are in the forefront of the growing opposition to liberalization, privatization and cutbacks in public social services. They are active participants in the struggles for national rights that are under attack by multinational corporations and imperialist states. They are opposing the unjust wars being waged by US imperialism and its allies, resulting in widespread destruction and in millions of refugees fleeing from war zones They are opposing the racist policies of capitalist-imperialist states.
The Communist Ghadar Party of India organised a meeting in New Delhi on February 18 to mark the 25th anniversary of an important milestone in the history of our Party and in the history of the class struggle in our country. Members and activists of the Party, some of whom had actively participated in organising and leading the rally 25 years ago, as well as a large number of young women and men, who have joined the ranks of the party since that time, enthusiastically participated in the meeting.
The Winter Olympics held in Pyeon Chang, South Korea, in February 2018 will be remembered as the occasion where the governments and peoples of North and South Korea showed the whole world that they wish to reunite their nation. They wish to create conditions where all Koreans can live in peace, in a de-militarized homeland free from all forms of imperialist interference and threats.
A spirited discussion took place among nearly a hundred young party activists on February 4, in New Delhi, on the question of liberation of women. Young women and men, school and college students and working youth, participated enthusiastically in the meeting organized by the Communist Ghadar Party. They animatedly exchanged views on this burning problem in society and came up with important suggestions on how to organize to deal with this issue.
On January 29, 2018, representatives of 11 electoral political parties of Nagaland declared that they would not put up candidates in the February 27 elections to the state assembly. The joint declaration they signed after meetings with the Core Committee of Nagaland tribal Hohos and Civil Organisations (CCNTHCO) said “We on behalf of all the political parties and the intending candidates have, in compliance with the wishes of the people, decided not to go ahead with the issuance of party tickets or filing of nominations.”
Statement of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, 10th January, 2018
The Republic of India will be 68 years old on 26th January this year. The experience of almost seven decades has revealed that this Republic does not protect the right to livelihood, right to conscience, right to life and other human and democratic rights of all members of society. According to Indian political theory or Raj Dharma, a raja who fails to ensure protection and prosperity for the praja loses his right to rule. Judging on the basis of this principle, the Republic of India has no legitimacy whatsoever.
Escalate the struggle against the anti-worker, anti-peasant, anti-social and anti-national offensive of the big bourgeoisie!
Organise to establish workers’ and peasants’ rule!
What was the situation in our country 40 years ago, when we took up the task of building such a vanguard party of the working class? It was a time when the system of parliamentary democracy was in deep crisis. The fascist underbelly of the Indian State had been exposed by the declaration of National Emergency in June 1975 and the suspension of democratic rights and civil liberties. Widespread mass protests broke out among the working people and youth of the country.
The Party’s anniversary was celebrated on the 24th-25th December in many cities in the country and abroad, and will be celebrated in more cities over the coming weeks. The Regional Committees organized these meetings. The venues were decorated with red banners hailing the 37th anniversary and 37 red flags lighting up the stage. The speech (published here) of the General Secretary Com. Lal Singh was read out at all the meetings.
A recently-released report ‘Identifying the Unidentified’ by the Punjab Documentation and Advocacy Project (PDAP) states that over 8,000 extra-judicial executions and enforced disappearances took place in the state between 1985 and 1995. The Report is the result of seven years of investigation.
A public meeting was organised on 19th December 2017, by the chapter of Hind Naujawan Ekta Sabha, in sub-district Ramgarh, in memory of the martyrs of the Kakori Conspiracy and to inspire the youth with their story. The sacrifice of Pandit Ram Prasad Bismil, Chadrashekhar Azad, Ashwak Ullah Khan, Roshan Singh, Rajendra Nath Lahiri and other martyrs was remembered.
The Keynote Speech by Com. Lal Singh, General Secretary of the CGPI delivered on the occasion of the Party Conference to commemorate the Centenary of the Great October Revolution has drawn very clear lessons for Indian communists, while hailing this great event and the leadership of the Party in this.
Communist parties and organisations of workers, peasants, women and youth celebrated the 100 years of the Great October Revolution all across the country. The centenary was marked by hoisting the red flag, taking out colourful rallies and organising seminars and public meetings. Some of the parties held classes for their cadres in several districts.
Keynote Speech by Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary, Communist Ghadar Party of India, 4th November 2017
On 7th November, which was 25th October in the Russian calendar of that time, the revolutionary workers, soldiers and sailors stormed the Winter Palace and arrested the representatives of the Provisional Government. They occupied the Ministries, the State Bank as well as the railway stations, post and telegraph offices. Led by the Bolshevik Party, the working class captured political power in Russia. It shook the entire world. It struck terror in the hearts of the capitalists of all countries.
The 6th of December this year marks the 25th anniversary of the demolition of the 16th century mosque in Ayodhya, known as Babri Masjid.
The demolition of Babri Masjid was pre-meditated and planned well in advance.Lakhs of karsevaks from all over the country had been assembled in Ayodhya.The security forces were ordered to stay far away from the site. Prominent members of Parliament were among those who provided on-site supervision of the process, calling Babri Masjid a symbol of past slavery of Hindus to Muslim rulers.
The Communist Ghadar Party of India marked the centenary of the Great October Revolution with a 2-day party conference on the subject of The Great October Revolution – 100 years, in New Delhi on November 4-5. The Conference was attended by Party members from across the country from Manipur to Rajasthan and from Punjab to Kerala and Tamilnadu. The overwhelming participation of youth over the two days infused the deliberations with a lot of enthusiasm and vigour.
Around the world, across several countries, political meetings, marches and rallies, film shows and cultural events were held to celebrate the centenary of the Great October Revolution of 7th November 1917 with thousands of people coming out on the streets.
Members and activists of communist parties and several organisations organized a joint action in New Delhi on 1st November 2017, to mark 33 years after the genocide of Sikhs and to reiterate their demand for punishment of the guilty.
The joint action was organized by Lok Raj Sangathan, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Popular Front of India, Communist Ghadar Party of India, Sikh Forum, United Muslim Front, CPI (ML) - New Proletarian, Socialist Party (India), Social Democratic Party of India, Association for Protection of Civil Rights, South Asia Human Rights Defence Committee, Mazdoor Ekta Committee, Welfare Party of India, Citizens for Democracy, All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushavarat (Delhi state), Purogami Mahila Sangathan, Scientific Socialism Journal, Hind Naujawan Ekta Sabha, NCHRO and the Student Islamic Organization.
Dear Editor, MEL
This is in response to the Call of the CC of the CGPI dated 24-10-2017 on the eve of the 33rd anniversary of the state-sponsored massacre of Sikhs in 1984. The call emphasizes that the struggle to punish the guilty of the 1984 genocide has not yet been fruitful, and also that such a struggle is part and parcel of the struggle to establish a new state that will ensure prosperity and protection for all.
From the time of the promulgation of the Constitution of the Indian Republic on January 26, 1950, the position adopted by the Indian state on the citizenship question reveals a thoroughly communal outlook. The Indian state has used the question of citizenship to systematically inflame communal and sectarian passions and attack the unity of the people. It has used the citizenship issue to divert and disrupt the struggle of the different nations and peoples constituting India for their national rights.
On Nov 7, 1917, revolutionary workers, soldiers and sailors took the Winter Palace by storm and arrested the Provisional Government. The armed uprising in Petrograd had won.
Produced below are the call to all Russian citizens from the Revolutionary Military Committee and a Report on the Tasks of Soviet Power and Resolution passed at the Meeting of The Petrograd Soviet of Workers' And Soldiers' Deputies.
Call of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, 24 October, 2017
On 1st November, 2017, men and women, old and young, people of all religious faiths, communists and other political activists, will march through the streets of Delhi, from the Supreme Court to the Parliament building, to mark the 33rd anniversary of the genocide of Sikhs in 1984. Through this united action, the people of India are declaring that they are not prepared to forgive or forget the monstrous crime committed 33 years ago. A message is being conveyed to the whole world that the people of India will not give up the fight for justice.
The Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India salutes the Desh Bhagat Yaadgaar Committee for dedicating this year’s Ghadari mela to the Great October Revolution.
No communist can ever forget that the Hindustan Ghadar Party was the first revolutionary political party of Indians. Just like the Bolshevik Party, the Ghadar Party had an irreconcilable attitude towards imperialism, the bourgeoisie and the capitalist state.
The great October Revolution in Russia has been the greatest victory for the working class in the era of modern capitalism and is a great inspiration for the working class today. The lessons of the Russian Revolution will always be a beacon for communists now and in the future. The article gives the history of the period just before the Revolution took place as well as the events that allowed the watershed revolution.
The supression of the Kornilov-led revolt clearly showed that the tide of revolution was rising. There ensued a period of bolshevistation. Factories, mills and military units held new elections and sent to the Soviets representatives of the Bolshevik Party in place of the Mensheviks and Socialist Revolutionaries.The Petrograd and Moscow Soviets went over to the Bolsheviks, forcing the resignation of the Mensheviks and Socialist Revolutionaries.
On November 7, Red Guards and revolutionary troops occupied the railway stations, post office, telegraph office, the Ministries and the State Bank. The Pre-parliament was dissolved. The cruiser Aurora trained its guns on the Winter Palace, and their thunder ushered in a new era, the era of the Great Socialist Revolution.
In her speech at the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly in New York on September 23, 2017, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that “Pakistan is recognised only as the pre-eminent export factory for terror”. The foreign Minister’s statement has been accompanied by heightened war mongering by the Indian state against Pakistan.
Sir, This is with reference to the article “The Rohingya refugee crisis” published in 1-15 Oct 2017 issue of the Mazdoor Ekta Lehar. The article provides an excellent perspective on the crisis along with information that is hard to find in the so called main stream media.
Sir, I am writing to thank you for the important and informative article on the ongoing Rohingiya refugee crisis (article bears the same title) in the October 1-15, 2017 issue of MEL. I would like to first of all express my sincere regret and sadness at the plight of the people who have been displaced from their homes in Myanmar. I would also like to join you in condemning the attitude and the behaviour of the government of India that has said that they would send them back to Myanmar possibly into the hands of certain oppression under the military and government of Myanmar.
Sir, I am writing to thank you for highlighting the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Vol. 1 of `Das Capital' which was a landmark publication. Karl Marx, the founder of modern dialectical materialism and the theory of class struggle continued his work and did not live to see the publication after completion of Vols. 2 and 3.
On 28th September 2017 on the occasion of the 111th birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh a meeting was organized in Ramgarh, Hanumangarh district in Rajasthan. A large number of people gathered for this meeting. The meeting was chaired by the sarpanch of the gram Panchayat of Ramgarh, Banvarilaal Dev.
The 14th of September this year marked the 150th anniversary of the publication of the first volume of Capital, written by Karl Marx. The aim of this book, whose second and third volumes were completed by Engels after the death of Marx, was to “lay bare the economic law of motion of modern society – that is, capitalist, bourgeois society”. Based on his thorough analysis of the capitalist mode of production, Marx identified the fundamental contradiction of this system, whose resolution would lead to socialism.
Marxism emerged as a continuation of the most advanced thought that had been developed by the best minds in 19th century Europe. It was a further development of German philosophy, English political economy and French socialism.
The book "Call of the Ghadaris — Revolution", published in Punjabi, Hindi and English languages by the Communist Ghadar Party of India was released on 17 September, 2017, at an impressive function in Toronto, Canada. This book is the product of rigorous research and a series of inner-party discussions carried out under the leadership of Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary of the Communist Ghadar Party of India.
Since the beginning of September, the news of lakhs of refugees from Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) fleeing to Bangladesh, amidst reports of repression unleashed by the Myanmar armed forces, has captured international headlines.
According to the Bangladesh government, over 4,20,000 Rohingyas refugees have crossed over since August 25, 2017. They are now lodged in refugee camps in the Cox’s Bazaar area of Bangladesh bordering Myanmar.
The Statement of the CC of the CGPI entitled 'Building a new India requires getting rid of the old exploitative system and the oppressive State!' in the Sept. 1-15, 2017 issue of MEL is a thought provoking piece. The Statement was issued in the wake of the 70th Independence Day observance and as a response to the call of the PM where he called for building a "New India" over 5 years (!), in India without poverty, corruption, communalism and discrimination.
With respect to the condemnation of US warmongering and threats against the Korean people, I would like to bring to the attention of your readers that Guam, an island in the Pacific Ocean with a little over 200,000 people is one of the bases for the US military.
Statement of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, 23 August, 2017
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of India’s independence from colonial rule, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on the people to support him in building a “New India” over the next five years, an India without poverty, corruption, communalism or caste discrimination.
Statement of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, August 18 2017
Day by day, the US imperialists are escalating their threats to annihilate the people and government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) through nuclear and conventional weapons.US President Donald Trump has threatened the Korean people with “fire and fury that the world has never seen”. He has declared that its armed forces are ready to carry out this threat at any moment.
“Call of the Ghadaris - Revolution”, the book published by the Communist Ghadar Party of India in Hindi, Punjabi and English, was released in Mumbai on August 5, 2017. Apart from many workers including women and youth, representatives of Kamgar Ekta Committee, All India Guards Council, Communist Party of India, Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist), All India Students Federation, Ladaku Garment Mazdoor Sangh, Spark (Lok Raj Sangathan), Indian Airport Employees Union, Bastar Solidarity Group, Bigul Dasta and Purogami Mahula Sangathan also graced the occasion and released the book.
... In particular, I am struck by the opening sentence of the article, cf., `The Partition of 1947 haunts the peoples of India, Pakistan and Bangaladesh even today.' This sentence conveys a large number of important concepts that anyone who is interested in the welfare and progress of the peoples (note plural) who live in these countries.
The first edition of the book titled "Call of the Ghadaris — Revolution", published by the Communist Ghadar Party of India in Hindi, Punjabi and English, was formally released in New Delhi on 26 July. It was enthusiastically received by a packed audience consisting of numerous political party representatives, lawyers, journalists, academic scholars and activists of many organisations of workers, women and youth.
Organising of Hindu-Muslim “riots” became part of the British colonial strategy of “divide and rule”. This was especially the case after the Great Ghadar of 1857, in which people of all religions and castes had united.
The Partition of 1947 haunts the peoples of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh even today. As a result of that partition, the two nations of Punjab and Bengal have been brutally divided on religious lines. The people of Kashmir remain a tragic victim of the terrible consequences of the communal Partition.
Instead of being a gateway to neighbourly cooperation and trade, the approximate 3000 km border between India and Pakistan is a hotbed of armed clashes and conflagrations. Vast areas on both sides of the border have been converted into wastelands by repeated wars.
I am writing in response to the statement of the CC of the CGPI dated July 29, 2017 on the eve of the 70th anniversary of Indian independence which falls on August 15, 2017, which is entitled ``On the 70th anniversary of Indian independence: The peoples of India will be free only when we establish our rule in place of the rule of big capitalists established in 1947.''
Suppression of General Kornilov’s plot against the revolution and increasing influence of the Bolsheviks
The Russian bourgeoisie, having seized all powers in the July days, began its preparations to destroy the now weakened Soviets and to set up an open counter-revolutionary dictatorship. Representatives of the bourgeoisie declared the ‘death’ of the Soviets while at the war-front severe courts-martial were held to avenge the revolt of the soldiers and death sentences meted out wholesale. On August 3, 1917, General Kornilov, the Commander-in-Chief of the army, demanded the introduction of the death penalty behind the battle lines as well.
The peoples of India will be free only when we establish our rule in place of the rule of big capitalists established in 1947
Statement of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, 29 July, 2017
On 15th August, 1947, India was formally declared to be independent from British colonial rule. British India was divided into two parts on the basis of religion, to create the independent States of India and Pakistan. East Pakistan, which was geographically separated from the rest of Pakistan, broke away in 1971 to become another independent State of Bangladesh.
Today, 70 years later, the vast majority of people living in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh are deprived of freedom in almost all aspects of life.
The first edition of a book titled "Call of the Ghadaris — Revolution", published by the Communist Ghadar Party of India in Hindi, Punjabi and English, was released on 15 July, 2017, at an impressive function held at the Desh Bhagat Yaadgaar Hall in Jalandhar, Punjab.
The function was organized jointly by the Punjabi Lekhak Sabha and the Desh Bhagat Yaadgaar Committee. It attracted a wide audience consisting of progressive academic scholars, writers, poets, journalists, students and political activists belonging to different parties and communist groups.
Election to the post of President will be held in India on 17 July 2017, and counting will be done on 20 July, five days before the term of President Shri Pranab Mukherji expires. Ram Nath Kovind, former Governor of Bihar, has been announced as the candidate of the ruling BJP-led NDA alliance. Meira Kumar, the former Speaker of Lok Sabha, is the Congress-led opposition's candidate.
Since early June 2017, the agitation in Darjeeling and surrounding areas, for a separate state for the Gorkha people in West Bengal has become very intense. The agitators have organised an indefinite strike of all government offices and agencies. Gorkha students and working people in other parts of India, including in Jadavpur University in Kolkata and JNU in Delhi, have taken out rallies to express their support to the agitation.
Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 5 June 2017
June 25 marks the 42nd anniversary of the proclamation of “National Emergency” by the then President Fakruddin Ali Ahmed under Article 352(1) of the Constitution. It was proclaimed on the advice of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi claiming that the government had information that "there is an imminent danger to the security of India, being threatened by internal disturbances".
The Ghadar of 1857 thoroughly shook up the British colonial empire. The meticulous planning that went into the Ghadar, the tremendous unity of the people against the colonial administration, and its wide geographical reach shocked the colonialists. They did not anticipate that their subjects would dare to revolt against their rule in such a forceful manner. The Ghadar of 1857 had the potential to not only snatch away their prized colony, but also to inspire such revolts in other colonies of their empire.
The Ghadar of 1857 saw people uniting as one fist to overthrow the colonial rulers, overcoming differences in religion, language and region. Hindu, Muslim and Sikh religious organizations and individuals played a stellar role during the uprising.
The British colonisers could not easily crush the Ghadar of 1857. Apart from sending their troops to reconquer North India, they passed a series of laws to crush the insurgency. A number of Acts were passed in May and June 1857, placing the whole of North India under martial law. Military officers and even British citizens were given the power to try and punish Indians on mere suspicion of their having been involved in the rebellion. There was only one form of punishment – death!
No justification for the State to attack a place of worship!
An attack on one is an attack on all!
Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 22nd May 2017
It was a communal act, an act of blatant interference of the State in a religious congregation. It was an act of the highest criminal degree, in violation of all accepted principles of governance. The State, whose core duty is supposed to include protecting its citizens’ lives and their right to any form of religious worship, sent its army to attack a place of worship, killing thousands of its own citizens assembled there.
It is not usual to find organisers of teachers, farmers, government employees and of women and youth all participating actively in a joint political discussion. Such an event took place recently, at the initiative of the Rajasthan Council of Lok Raj Sangathan, a non-party political organization committed to the cause of bringing people to power.
On 16th April 1917 (3rd April in the Russian calendar of that time), Comrade Lenin returned to Russia from years of working in exile. The following day, he addressed a meeting of members of the Bolshevik Party where he presented 10 theses elaborating the next stage of the struggle following the February Revolution that overthrew Tsarism.
Spreading disinformation about 1857 continues to this day. Those who want to maintain the existing State and worship its Constitution propagate, in one form or another, a distorted picture of 1857. They deny that it represented the assertion of the masses of Indian people that they must be the master of society.
On 4th April, the Madras High Court directed the Government of Tamilnadu to waive all farm loans accessed through cooperative banks. This comes at a time when farmers from drought-stricken Tamil Nadu have been agitating in New Delhi for several weeks. Their terrible plight has been visibly on display in all major TV news channels.
On April 12, the Central government filed a curative petition with the Supreme Court, seeking recall of two orders given by the Court on July 8, 2016 relating to impunity enjoyed by the Armed Forces for killing innocent people under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA). The Supreme Court had ruled that AFSPA did not give impunity to the armed forces to carry out killings of innocent people. It had directed that all allegations of killings of innocent people in fake encounters in the state be probed.
May Day call of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 29 April, 2017
On the occasion of May Day 2017, Communist Ghadar Party of India extends its revolutionary greetings to the workers of India and all countries who are courageously resisting the offensive of the capitalist class against their livelihood and rights.
On 19th April, the Supreme Court announced that the case of Criminal Conspiracy for the demolition of Babri Masjid on 6th December, 1992, against BJP leaders Lal Kishan Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharati and 11 others, was to be revived. It transferred the trial from Rae Bareli to Lucknow, ordered daily hearings, and gave a time limit of two years for completion of the trial.
On July 14, 1889, the hundredth anniversary of the fall of the Bastille, leaders from organized revolutionary proletarian movements of many countries came together in Paris to found what became known as the Second International. Although he could not personally attend this conference, Frederick Engels played a guiding role in its proceedings. In the period since the First International founded by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, Marxism had won a decisive victory in the working class movement over anarchism and other petty bourgeois trends.
Build and strengthen the working class opposition to the capitalist offensive!
Call of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 2nd April, 2017
We are approaching May Day this year in the midst of growing mass protests against the draconian sentence of life imprisonment imposed on 13 Maruti-Suzuki workers, whose only crime is that they stood up for the rights of workers and dared to form a fighting union.
As many as five Bills were tabled in the Lok Sabha during March as “money bills”. They consist of the Finance Bill and four bills related to the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
Finance Bill 2017
The Finance Bill is a piece of legislation that is tabled in parliament every year, along with the Union Budget. Taxation, expenditure and borrowing targets proposed in the budget become operational once the Finance Bill is approved by the Parliament and signed by the President.
Lenin had been in exile for many years because the Russian bourgeoisie considered him as the most dangerous enemy and Tsarist government was doing its utmost to eliminate him. At the time of the February Revolution, Lenin was in Switzerland and wrote four "Letters from Afar" between March 7 and 12 (March 20 and 25 by the new calendar) for publication in the Party organ. A fifth letter remained unfinished the eve of Lenin’s departure from Switzerland, on March 26 (April 8), 1917.
On 27 Feb 2017, the 6th regional conference of the Jan Sangharsh Manch was held in Kurukshetra to commemorate the 87th martyrdom day of Shaheed Chandrashekhar Azad. The regional president of the Manch, Phool Singh presided over the meeting. The advisor to the Manch, Dr.
On 23 march on the occasion of martyrs day as Conference was organised in Ramgarh in Rajasthan on the theme “The relevance of Bhagat Singhs Views in India Today”. Vice-sarpanch of Ramgarh Shri Chetram, and Principal Karni Singh, chaired the event.
The Purogami Mahila Sangathan organised a meeting on the theme, “Socialism is Necessary for the Emancipation of Women”, in Thane (Maharashtra) on 19th March and invited the Communist Ghadar Party of India to make the main presentation.
Lok Raj Sangathan, Haryana, organised a seminar in the Vishnoi Dharamshala at Sirsa on 19th March 2017. Vice President of Lok Raj Sangathan, Hanuman Prasad Sharma, Secretary of the Haryana Council of Lok Raj Sangathan, Dunichand and head of All India Workers Federation, M. L. Sehgal presided over the seminar.
I am writing in response to the Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India issued on 24th January on the occasion of the 67th anniversary of the Indian Republic, titled: We need to rebuild the Republic on an entirely new foundation.
With this statement, Communist Ghadar Party has shown that it is possible even in these times of obfuscation and confusion to unwaveringly stick to the true path for the liberation of Indian society.
The scientific discoveries of Marx remain an indispensable guide for saving humanity from the capitalist system
Karl Marx, the man who first laid bare the economic law of motion of capitalist society, was born on 5th May, 1818. He and his comrade-in-arms, Frederick Engels, published in 1848 the Manifesto of the Communist Party, which has remained the most influential political document in the world since that time until today.
Joint May Day Rally was organised in Delhi. Thousands of workers, youth, and women participated in the rally from Ramlila Maidan to Town Hall. The rally culminated into a public meeting, which was addressed by leaders of various workers organsiations.
March 16, 2016 marked the martydom day of Bhai Ranga Singh and Bhai Balwant Singh. On this day, a hundred years ago, Bhai Ranga Singh kissed the hangmans noose. Exactly a year later, Bhai Balwant Singh was hanged. These two patriots were hanged by the British colonialists for participating in the revolutionary uprising organised by the Hindustan Ghadar Party which was aimed at overthrowing British colonial rule over our beloved motherland.
“Festivals will be organised every year at the pyres of the martyrs; this will be the remembrance for those who give up everything for the country”. Putting this principle into practice, the Lok Raj Sangathan and the Gramin Aanchal Raksha Dal organised a program to pay homage to the martyrs in village Madhosinghana of Sirsa District of Haryana on 23rd March 2016.
On 18th March, 1871, the heroic working class of Paris, the capital of France, took over the reins of political power from the hands of the bourgeoisie and established its own state power.This event, immortalized in history as the Paris Commune, is one of the greatest and most inspiring events in the history of the working class.
We can never forget the revolutionary struggle of the sailors
The revolt of the Royal Indian Navy in 1946 has a special place in the revolutionary history of Indian people. The sailors of the Royal Indian Navy started this mutiny which spread to all parts of India and intensified the revolutionary tide. It shook the very foundation of the British colonialism.
18 February 2016 marks 70 years of this uprising. However, very little is talked about this uprising in the history of the independence movement. There are many reasons. When the real history of this great uprising will be taught and read, it will also have to be told how the leaders of the Congress and Muslim League misled the courageous fighters of this movement and spread lies about it to defame their struggle.
The statement of the CC of the CGPI dated 23-1-2016 entitled `On the occasion of Republic Day 2016: Unite, organise and lead the struggle for the Navnirman of the Republic!' in the February 1-15, 2016 issue of MEL is an important piece of reading that has analyzed the key features of the political economy, based on the principles of dialectical materialism and class struggle.
The Central government is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1965 war between India and Pakistan with a month-long series of events that began on August 28, 2015 and will conclude on September 26, 2015. Massive jingoism and chauvinism is being whipped up through the electronic and print media using the occasion.
Lok Raj Sangathan, for several years, has been fighting for rights of the residents of working class colonies of East Delhi located at Shashi Garden – Shastri Mohalla, Jawahar Mohalla, Mahatma Gandhi Camp and Khoka-Patari Cam
As we go to the press, the US has been carrying out massive war exercises involving lakhs of US and South Korean troops in the Korean peninsula. These war exercises are cynically called Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG).
Hind Naujavan Ekta Sabha (HNES) organised a discussion on 15th August on the issue of State and revolution. A large number of school and college students, as well as youth workers took part in this discussion.
The continuously growing communal violence poses a big challenge to the revolutionary movement of workers and peasants. Why are communalism and the incidents of communal violence growing? What is their source? How can they be stopped? It is absolutely necessary today to take up these questions for discussion to respond to the call of the times to correctly lead the worker-peasant movement to deal with communalism.
A paper by the late Com. Hardial Bains was presented at a conference on “Building the Future” by the Committee for People’s Empowerment, on August 13-15 1997, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the formal Independence of India, Pakistan and other countries of South Asia.
The statement of the CC of the CGPI issued on the 5th of May, 2015 entitled “Hail the heroic role of the socialist Soviet Union in the Second World War!” was issued on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany in the Second World War, by the Allied forces headed by those of the Soviet Union.
Meeting organized on the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany
An important public meeting was organized under the initiative of Lok Raj Sangathan on 10th May 2015, under the banner, “The lessons of history must not be forgotten”. The meeting was to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany.
Mayday was observed jointly by working class organisations in cities and industrial areas throughout the country. Workers across various industries and trades joined the rallies. The working class honoured its martyrs with the hoisting of the red flag in their factories and residential colonies. Rallies, marches and meetings were organized in various places.
Members and supporters of CGPI assembled at 7 o'clock in the morning on 1 May 2015 at the Party Central Office in Delhi on the occasion of May Day. Comrades saluted the martyrs of Chicago and committed to intensify the struggle of the working class.
Across England, Wales and Scotland, tens of thousands of people protested racist attacks and fascism on March 21, UN Anti-Racism day. This day commemorates the victims of the Sharpeville massacre in 1960, when 69 peaceful protestors against apartheid were killed by South African police.
I thank you for the detailed and important report on the Party meeting on the lessons of the historic 1915 Ghadar uprising for the communist movement today, which took place on February 21, 2015 in Delhi.
On 16th March 2015 martyrs Bhai Balwant Singh and Bhai Ranga Singh were remembered on the occasion of centenary of their martyrdom in the Tapsar gurudwara of Khurdpur village in Punjab. The story of these Ghadaris was told in brief by Harvinder Singh on this occasion.
Bhai Balwant Singh was sent to the gallows on 16th March 1917 and Bhai Ranga Singh on 16th June 1916.
Jan Chetna Manch organized the meeting onmartyr’s day In Jahkal Grain Market located in Haryana’s Fatehabad district on 23rd March. People from neighboring villages and towns participated in this meeting with a lot of enthusiasm.
The death-defying courage, brilliant organisation and farsighted vision of the revolutionaries who launched the Ghadar uprising of 1915, to liberate India from British colonial rule, was commemorated at a public meeting in Delhi on February 21, organised by Lok Awaz Publishers and Distributors.
There is great anger amongst workers, peasants, women and youth at the invitation extended by the Modi government to US President Barack Obama to be the Chief Guest at the Republic Day Parade on January 26, 2015.
The Communist Ghadar Party of India calls upon all communist parties and groups, all anti-imperialist and progressive parties and organisations, to pour all their energies into organizing united protest actions as a powerful manifestation of the resolute opposition of the entire Indian people to US imperialism.
I am writing to thank you for carrying the informative and incisive article commemorating the centenary of the World War I, with the by line `Lessons of the working class and people’. This is a very timely article at the time when the world continues to teeter on the brink of yet another global conflict on a scale not seen in history. This war could well be a full fledged nuclear ho
Mazdoor Ekta Lehar has received the report of a militant meeting organised by IWA and Ghadar International in Britain on 16 November 2014, on the occasion of the martyrdom day of Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha.
Continuing with the capital-centric approach in spite of “people’s verdict for a change”
Presenting the budget of the Government of India for the fiscal year 2014-15, Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley began his speech in Parliament on 10th July with the following words: “The people of India have decisively voted for a change.
With deepest anger and outrage, MEL condemns Israel’s continuous aerial bombardment and attacks on the people of Gaza that has been continuing for nearly one week, which has resulted in the death of over 150 people and injuries to hundreds more. Hundreds of homes and other buildings in Gaza have been reduced to rubble.
Hundreds of people gathered outside the Israeli embassy in New Delhi om 13th July to protest the barbaric genocide of Palestinians in the Gaza strip. This demonstration was organised under the banner of “Indian people’s solidarity with Gaza”. Hundreds of students, youth, intellectuals, artists and ordinary citizens participated in the demonstration.
In February 2014 the ASSOCHAM (Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India), an organisation of the capitalists, issues a press release, according to which between 2008-09 and 2012-13, the number of contract workers increased by 39% over the entire country. The use of contract labour has increased in all such sectors where work is of a permanent nature.
Several events were organised around the world to mark the 30th anniversary of the attack by the central armed forces of the Indian State on the Harmander Sahib, the holy Sikh shrine within the Golden Temple at Amritsar.
The Lok Raj Sangathan (Rajasthan state council) organized a well attended public meeting at the Ram Manohar Lohia Senior Secondary School on May 10, 2014. This was the day the heroic soldiers of Meerut Cantonment unfurled the banner of revolt against the East India Company. The theme of the meeting was “the class character of the Indian state”.
As it happens every year, hundreds of workers marched in a rally from Delhi's Ramlila maidan to Town Hall in response to the call of Delhi's Central Trade Unions. Workers, youth, women and children were part of the rally.
Solution to the problems of society can be found only on the basis of the discoveries of Karl Marx
The global economy has been sinking deeper and deeper into crisis over the past five years. Unemployment, poverty, inflation and all the diseases of the capitalist system are growing from bad to worse.
Solution to the problems of society can be found only on the basis of the discoveries of Karl Marx
The global economy has been sinking deeper and deeper into crisis over the past five years. Unemployment, poverty, inflation and all the diseases of the capitalist system are growing from bad to worse.
The teachings of Lenin are extremely relevant today
April 22 is the birth anniversary of V.I. Lenin, the great revolutionary leader and teacher of the working class. Developments in India and all over the world reaffirm the extreme importance and relevance of his fundamental teachings today.
The Call of the CC of the CGPI on the occasion of May Day 2014 which carries the byline `Build the united front of the working class and toiling masses around the program to ensure prosperity and protection for all!’ in the columns of MEL and on the web-site of the party organ, is a rallying cry that I endorse.
A common program was adopted at a meeting of the Kaamgar Ekta Committee (KEC) held on March 28th 2014 in which the following unions and organisations were present: Kamgar Ekta Committee, 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 E
The Indian Workers Association organized a very grand meeting on 16th March in honour of the martyrs – Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev, on the 83rd anniversary of their martyrdom. The memorial meeting hailed the efforts of Bhagat Singh and his comrades to establish socialism in India and also presented a militant cultural programme.
On March 9th, 2014, the International Women’s Day was celebrated in Ambedkar Maidan, Worli BDD chawls. Working women and their families participated enthusiastically in the celebrations. The program started with a cultural program of songs and powada by youth of Ulhas Nagar and a textile worker respectively.
In the last two months, there have been several high level Japanese visitors to India. In November there took place the first ever visit by an Emperor and Empress of Japan to India. In early January, the Japanese Defence Minister visited Delhi. This was followed by the visit of the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was also the Chief Guest at the Republic Day ceremonies.
This tragedy cannot be seen as an isolated incident, but as one that is part of the daily experience of people from the North East in India. Ever since the end of colonial rule, the entire North East region has been treated by the Indian state as a virtual colony and its people have been consistently denied their national, political and human rights. Even while the façade of civilian rule has been maintained, it is the Army and the paramilitary forces that call the shots there.
Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 19th January, 2014
On 26th January, 2014, it will be 64 years since the proclamation of the Republic of India following the adoption of its Constitution. As the 65th year begins, it is an undeniable fact that workers, peasants and the vast majority of people in our country are n
The year 2014 will be the 65th year of the Republic of India, which was established after the end of British colonial rule. What were our people’s hopes and aspirations 65 years ago? Where do we stand today?
December 2013 marks the completion of 35 years of publication of the regular fortnightly Mazdoor Ekta Lehar, organ of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India. The party paper was formerly published as a monthly called People’s Voice.
All members and activists of Communist Ghadar Party study every issue of the party paper and discuss its contents in their basic units. The Central Committee relies on this organ to ensure that the entire Party and all its activists speak in one voice, and march in step along a single line of thought and action.
November 27, 2013 marked the 30th anniversary of the death of comrade John Buckle. He was the General Secretary of the Revolutionary Communist Party of Britain (Marxist-Leninist), our fraternal party, since the time of its founding in 1979 till his untimely death in a terrible plane accident.
Lessons from the Soviet experience are vital for the working class to win the battle of democracy
The 1936 Soviet Constitution laid down the basis for a political process in which candidates would be selected by the electorate. Every kind of people’s organisation in the constituency – be it a local branch of the communist party or a workers’ union, peasants’ association, women’s organisation, student group or youth club, could nominate its candidate for election to the legislative bodies. All nominations would go through a lengthy and detailed selection process, with the electorate being enabled to express its opinions and exercise its rights. The selection process would result in a final shortlist of candidates approved by the electorate. Only then would the final voting take place, among the shortlist of candidates selected by the people.
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.
Mazdoor Ekta Lehar is proud to announce that Ghadar International, Indian Workers Association (Great Britain) and other progressive organisations have been organising numerous meetings and other functions throughout Britain to celebrate the centenary of the founding of Hindustan Ghadar Party.
It gives me immense joy to convey this message on behalf of all the members of Communist Ghadar Party to this important seminar in London, which is part of the worldwide centenary celebrations of the founding of Hindustan Ghadar Party.
In the history of our revolutionary movement, the role of the revolutionaries in North America and other parts of the world occupies a very special place. Today too, in the work to complete the unfinished task of the Gadari babas in today's conditions of India and the world, the role of patriotic and progressive Indians abroad retains greatest significance. The Gadar Centenary Committee organised a grand three-day program in Toronto, Canada, to commemorate the centenary of the founding of the Hindustani Gadar Party in 1913 in North America.
Devastating floods in Uttarakhand as well as Himachal Pradesh, following heavy rains in northern India since June 13, have already claimed thousands of lives and left behind a terrible trail of destruction. Men, women and children, their homes and belongings, whole villages, roads and bridges have simply been washed away by the raging flood waters.
68 years ago, on May 9, German Hitlerite fascism was defeated by the combined forces of the world’s peoples, in which the Soviet Union of Stalin played a leading role. This is celebrated all over as the day of the victory over fascism.
Across the entire country - in cities, towns and industrial areas, workers united on May 1st, International Workers' day, to pledge to intensify their struggle in defence of their rights and to keep the red flag aloft in memory of the Chicago martyrs. Huge rallies and meetings were organized on this occasion, throughout the country.
Onward with the struggle for a modern democracy that empowers people to set the agenda!
Lok Raj Sangathan (LRS) organized a "Lok Raj Utsav" on 28th April in Thane, Maharashtra, to mark the 20th anniversary of the formation of its precursor, the Preparatory Committee for People’s Empowerment (CPE).
Narpreet Kaur, whose father was one of the victims of the 1984 genocide of Sikhs, sat on a hunger-strike and protest at Jantar Mantar between May 3-8 with her demand for punishment of those guilty of this crime.
Comrades, activists, sympathizers of Party gathered early morning at the party central office on 1st May 2013 to celebrate the May Day and pay their tribute to the martyrs of Chicago. The office was decorated with red flags and banners.
Joining their working class brothers and sisters all over the world, the workers of India observed May Day 2013, with vigour, throughout the length and breadth of the country, from Srinagar to Trivandrum, from Mumbai to Imphal.
The Kanyakumari District Committee of the CGPI organized a public meeting at Puthan Sandhai junction to celebrate May Day.
The workers who had gathered for the meeting were addressed by a number of comrades of the Party and the Workers Unity Movement. They explained how the governments at the center and in the state were in the service of the biggest capitalists.
On the afternoon of May Day, hundreds of workers gathered at Azad Maidan, carrying red flags and the banners of their Unions. There were engineering workers, teachers, bank and insurance workers, seamen, state Govt employees, unorganised sector workers etc.
Innumerable rallies, marches, demonstrations and meetings took place all over the world on May Day 2013. From Jakarta to New York, from Caracas to Dhaka, millions of workers came on to the streets to celebrate their unity and to reaffirm their vow to end the exploitation of man by man.
Karl Marx was born 195 years ago and died 120 years ago, but the science that he gave to the world continue to inspire us in a very live way. Marxism is alive because it is a science that guides the action of the working class and its vanguard Communist Party on the basis of analyzing contemporary phenomenon.
Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of Britain from 1979 to 1990, died on April 8, 2013. As Prime Minister, on behalf of Britain’s biggest monopoly capitalists, she presided over a fierce offensive against the rights of the working class and working people, which pushed up unemployment, poverty and inequality in Britain to levels not seen in decades.
I am writing to thank you for carrying the instructive article entitled `The fundamental teachings of Lenin remain valid and are extremely relevant today!’ written to mark the 143rd birth anniversary of V. I.
April 22 marks the 143rd birth anniversary of V. I. Lenin, the great revolutionary leader and teacher of the proletariat. Lenin led the Bolshevik Party in organising the working class and toiling masses of Russia to overthrow the bourgeoisie, establish and consolidate the rule of workers and peasants, for the first time in human history.
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
Women must organize and unite with the working class to take political power and transform society!
“Shasan Satta Aapne Haath, Jhulm Anyayi Kare in Samapth! (We will take political power in our hands to end this injustice and exploitation)! This was the spirit that reverberated in the hall, filled to capacity, right through the daylong meeting on March 17th at Delhi.
Defend the Iranian people’s sovereign right to their own nuclear energy program!
The imperialist powers led by US imperialism are day by day escalating their offensive against Iran. After having established their stranglehold over Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya in recent years, the current targets of the imperialists are Syria and Iran.
Hugo Chavez, the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, passed away in Caracas on March 5, 2013, after a heroic and prolonged battle against cancer. His passing away is an irreparable loss to the people of Venezuela and all the peoples of the Americas, and to the anti-imperialist movement of the world's peoples.
The Indian state has a long history of interfering in the affairs of the other countries of the South Asian region. Blatantly ignoring the sovereign rights of neighbouring countries, it acts as if it has a right to interfere in the affairs of the other countries of the region, on account of India’s huge size and power.
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.
Those in power must be held accountable for their crimes
Those in positions of power and authority should be held accountable and guilty when they violate their duty and responsibility of providing safety and protection to the citizens. Only if law is based on the principle of command responsibility can parties and officials guilty of organising such crimes be convicted, and not merely the goons used to execute it.
Army rule is the reality in most parts of the North East. For the peoples of the North-East, the departure of the British in 1947 did not mean the end of colonial rule. The region has been ruled virtually as a colony from New Delhi right from that time. When the peoples of this region have demanded their national and political rights, they have been beaten down ruthlessly, and called agents of foreign powers.
Having been at the receiving end of repression and terror at the hands of the central state and its agencies for so many decades, it is natural that the peoples of this region do not trust the central leaders, who are today promising protection for North-Eastern peoples, declaring they are all Indians. Many of them can see that this is actually a veiled threat; they are being told to better be loyal to the Indian Union and its policy, if they want to feel safe.
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.
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!
Mazdoor Ekta Lehar expresses profound grief at the passing away of Captain Lakshmi Sehgal on July 22, 2012 at the age of 97.
The life and work of Captain Lakshmi Sehgal have been a source of example and inspiration to all those who have fought under the banner of freedom and independence, from colonialism, imperialism and all forms of exploitation and oppression.
On June 26, a U.S. Federal Court ruled that the U.S.-based Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) and its then chief Warren Anderson were not liable for damages caused by the toxic wastes dumped in Bhopal. Neither could the two be asked to clean up, the court ruled.
On May 23, 2012 the UPA government launched a savage attack on the livelihood of our people by increasing the petrol prices by over 7.50 Ps per liter. This is the third hike in petrol prices in the past year, and the steepest ever, the previous steepest being Rs 5/- a litre.
Thousands of engine drivers and their families militantly and enthusiastically participated in a rally from the Bangaluru City Railway Station to the Central College grounds in the afternoon of May 16, 2012.
May Day 2012 was marked by militant demonstrations, rallies and meetings in all the cities and towns of our vast country. The Communist Ghadar Party of India gave a stirring call to the workers on the eve of May Day to fight for the universal rights of all workers.
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.
The latest plans of the US imperialists and their allies to overthrow the Assad government in Syria and achieve “regime change” there are unfolding. For more than one year, the US has been openly inciting, funding and backing opposition elements in Syria with the single aim of kicking out the Assad government, which it sees as an obstacle to its plans to establish its compl
Prof Dr Dalip Singh was a fierce defender of justice and human rights, and an outspoken opponent of state terrorism. In the period following Operation Blue Star and the genocide of Sikhs in 1984, Prof Dalip Singh worked closely with our party organizations to expose the false anti Sikh communal hysteria spread by the state and the Congress Party, and to build the unity of the people against state terrorism and state organized communal genocides.
One of the weapons perfected by the US imperialists to create trouble for countries and governments which oppose them is to organise and back subversive groups from within those countries. These groups are trained to carry out sabotage, assassination and other criminal activities aimed at destabilising those countries.
Hind Naujavan Sabha and Lokraj Sangathan jointly organized a meeting in the Okhla Industrial area of Delhi on March 23, on the occasion of Bhagat Singh’s martyrdom. The meeting was attended in large numbers by working class youth.
Get Organised, Become the Rulers and Change the Society!
The youth of our country draw inspiration from Martyr’s Day. This was the day when revolutionaries Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev ascended the gallows, with a smile. They passed on the responsibility of fulfilling their mandate to the youth of our country. They were youths just like us.
The polling of votes for the UP state assembly has been organised to take place in seven phases between 8th February and 3rd March. UP is a huge state with a 20-crore population. It has played a significant role in our country’s revolutionary politics.
Syria has been on the firing line of US imperialism for many years. It has also been a major target of US imperialism's gun in West Asia —the Zionist state of Israel — with which it shares borders. The strategic Golan Heights of Syria have been under illegal Israeli Occupation since 1967.
The 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.
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.
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?
The 31st birth anniversary of the Communist Ghadar Party of India was celebrated in grand and colourful style in Delhi on 25th December 2011. The entire program was managed from beginning to end by the youthful comrades of the Party.
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.
Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 6th November, 2011
The murder of Gaddafi and the recolonisation of Libya are a message to the African peoples that the Anglo-American imperialists and other European powers are initiating a new scramble for the recolonisation and redivision of Africa. It poses a grave threat to the freedom and independence of all the African countries.
Statement by the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, October 22, 2011
Twenty seven years ago, on November 1-3, 1984, the rulers of India carried out the cold blooded slaughter of thousands of innocent people belonging to the Sikh faith, in Delhi, Kanpur and other places, following the assassination of Indira Gandhi.
94 years ago, on November 7, the working class and toiling people of Russia led by the Bolshevik party of Lenin rose up in revolution to overthrow the state power of the bourgeoisie and all exploiting classes.
US imperialism is putting immense pressure on Pakistan. This, when it is firmly established that the US itself is the biggest sponsor of terrorism worldwide. US imperialism has destroyed Afghanistan. Its "war against terrorism" is getting exposed more and more as a strategy for the conquest of Asia, as a prelude to conquer the world. The economy of US imperialism is in deep recession.
The conditions in our country are crying out for a reorientation of the economy and reconstitution of political power. These together constitute the program for the Navnirman of India that our Party advocates.
Just before Mr Abbas’s speech in the UN, on Thursday 22nd September 2011, dozens of Israeli artists and academics proclaimed their support for the Palestinian United Nations statehood bid, outside of Independence Hall in Tel Aviv. .
A great tragedy for the peoples and complication in the struggle for self-determination arose through the betrayal of principles by the Soviet Union headed by the Khrushchevites. While restoring capitalist exploitation and national oppression within, the Soviet Union emerged as a full-fledged social-imperialist power, contending and colluding with the US for domination over the globe. The Soviet social-imperialists proclaimed the nefarious theory of “limited sovereignty” to justify their efforts to dominate the countries of people’s democracy in Eastern Europe. In the name of opposing US imperialism, they intervened in the affairs of a number of countries in Europe, Africa and Asia. The invasions of Czechoslovakia in 1968 and of Afghanistan in 1979 showed the extent to which the rulers of the Soviet Union had departed from the principles originally laid down in that country.
Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 28th August, 2011
The mass agitation has raised the level of consciousness about the fundamental flaw in the existing system of democracy, in which big business interests and their corrupt parties control the Lok Sabha. It has further exposed multi-party representative democracy as a process designed to permit the biggest exploiters, corrupt ministers and officials to loot and plunder our land and labour... The question that has assumed centre-stage by the development of events is where supreme power lies, and where it must lie. Who is sovereign? Is the people’s will supreme or is the will of Parliament or will of Cabinet supreme?
A Panel discussion on "roots of corruption" was organized in Delhi on August 8, 2011 by the Lok Raj Sangathan. This discussion assumes importance in the light of the great anger and concern of the working masses and the intelligentsia at the blatant way the ministers, the capitalists, dalals, bureaucrats, judges, MP's and MLA's have been looting the state exchequer.
Ten years ago, on October 7, 2001, the US imperialists and their allies invaded Afghanistan, and they remain there to this day. In the name of waging “war against terrorism”, they have occupied the country, set up their chosen regime, bombed the villages and mountains, and killed and maimed tens of thousands of its people.
In a move with important international ramifications, the Iranian Majlis (Parliament) has formally charged 26 US officials with war crimes and crimes against humanity, and they will face prosecution in Iranian courts in absentia. Following their trial in Iranian courts, the dossier on their crimes will be forwarded to the International Criminal Court in the Hague.
The inhuman and unjust imperialist aggression on Libya is continuing; new forms of economic and political pressures have been added to the destructive war power of the NATO powers. The aim of this war is “regime change”, meaning destruction of Gaddafi politically and physically if possible, and installation of a puppet regi
On July 14, 2011, thousands of state government employees of the Jammu and Kashmir government staged a protest demonstration responding to the call of the Joint Action Committee (JCC) in Srinagar demanding release of pending arrears of the Sixth Pay Commission, regularization of dailywagers, enhancement of retirement age from 58 to 60 and enhancement in wages of Anganwadi workers.
The government and people of Pakistan have every right to defend their sovereignty!
The ruling circles of our country are also myopic and self serving. They do not want to admit that it is the US that was and remains the fountainhead of terrorism world wide, as well as in our region, and that Afghanistan, Pakistan and other countries are the victims of this. They do not want to draw the right lessons from what has happened in Pakistan.
The Fourth Congress of the Communist Ghadar Party of India was convened in the last week of October 2010.
The Report of the Fourth Congress was presented by Comrade Lal Singh on behalf of the Central Committee elected by the Third Congress. It was discussed at length and adopted by the Congress. It was been edited for publication by the decision of the Fourth Congress. This publication also contains the Resolutions adopted by the Fourth Congress
The proposed amendments to the Land Acquisition Act are aimed at legitimising the so-called ‘right’ of capitalist monopolies to get hold of whatever tracts of land they want in order to reap maximum profits.
Government pursues atomic power program with callous disregard to the affected people
The Indian bourgeoisie, in its drive to become a global power, is pushing ahead with its atomic power program and wants the government to carry out the necessary coercion and deception in order to implement it. But the popular opposition to these plans is gathering momentum.
Greece has been under severe economic crisis for the past several years. The Greek government which did not have any foreign debt before it joined the EU in 2000, is now mired in debt. By 2009, the budget deficit stood at 15.7%, which is four times what is allowed by the EU and the external debt was 127% of the GDP. The primary reason for this situation was the easy credit offered to the Greek government by the "troika" of lending institutions, i.e., the IMF, European Central Bank and the European Commission.
The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry issued a "Consolidated Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy" effective April 1, 2011. This Policy is part of the on-going effort by the government to promote FDI by progressively removing restriction and reducing regulation of capital from abroad.
The results of the elections to the assemblies of West Bengal, Tamilnadu, Kerala, Assam and Puducherry have come in. These elections took place against a background of growing anger and resentment amongst the workers, peasants, tribal people, progressive intelligentsia and other working people, about the worsening conditions of life.
The May Day demonstrations and rallies organised throughout the world show the feeling of solidarity of the workers worldwide, their resolve to fight for their rights and those of other toiling people while reflecting their growing realisation that the overthrow of the capitalist system and setting up a system where the toilers are the real rulers is a necessary condition for ending all the woes of unjust war, poverty, deprivation and injustice that pervades the world today.
Anglo-American troops and intelligence agents – Out of South Asia!
Statement of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, 5th May, 2011
Terrorism as a preferred tactic of imperialist geo-politics was first introduced in our region by the two superpowers, US imperialism and Soviet social-imperialism. After the expulsion of Soviet troops from Afghanistan, the American and British imperialists and their intelligence agencies, the CIA and MI5, became the principal sponsors of terrorist groups in west and south Asia, using them to topple regimes, infiltrate popular movements and destroy nations in their drive for unquestioned world domination.
The working class has to fight to become the ruling class!
May Day Call of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, 2011
Replacing one party or coalition by another in the existing capitalist democracy does not lead to any advance for the toiling masses. It does not change the capitalist orientation of the economy. It does not end the loot and plunder of our land and labour, nor the attacks on our rights. The only way the situation will change is if we who produce the wealth of India become her masters. Then and only then can we reorient the economy to provide prosperity and protection for all.
In our country at the present time, the party that is promoted as “the Marxist Party” has turned Marxism into such a grotesque caricature that masses of working people are rebelling against its rule in West Bengal. Far from arming the working class to become the ruling class, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has committed itself to managing the rule of the capitalist class. It has merged with the existing capitalist state and its multi-party representative democracy. It has unleashed police repression and brutal violence against peasants and others so as to seize their land and hand it over to capitalist monopolies.
On the 14th of March, at a quarter to three in the afternoon, the greatest living thinker ceased to think. He had been left alone for scarcely two minutes, and when we came back we found him in his armchair, peacefully gone to sleep — but for ever.
An immeasurable loss has been sustained both by the militant proletariat of Europe and America, and by historical science, in the death of this man. The gap that has been left by the departure of this mighty spirit will soon enough make itself felt.
Question 1 : What is Communism? Answer : Communism is the doctrine of the conditions of the liberation of the proletariat. Question 2 : What is the proletariat? Answer : The proletariat is that class in society which draws its means of livelihood wholly and solely from the sale of its labour and ...
Bengal definitely needs change. The issue is this. Will replacing the Left Front government by a TMC Congress government address the problems of workers and peasants of Bengal? Or the entire political and economic system needs radical transformation? The Communist Ghadar Party of India firmly believes that the entire political and economic system needs radical transformation, a Navnirman of the Indian state and society. The line pursued by the CPI(M) and the Left Front it leads have been a biggest block to this Navnirman.
Fight for the victory of the proletarian revolution and the dictatorship of the proletariat!
The history of the working class movement of our country has confirmed that revision of the fundamental teachings and conclusions of Marxism Leninism, as well as its dogmatic rendering, have caused harm to the cause of the revolution and communism. Refusal to develop Indian revolutionary theory, thereby falling victim to the Eurocentric outlook that everything from our past is feudal and reactionary, has been a disease afflicting the communist movement in our country, which our Party has diagnosed and is working to overcome.
March 23 marks the anniversary of the martyrdom of Shaheed Bhagat Singh and his comrades Sukhdev and Rajguru, at the hands of the British colonial rulers. The call of our martyrs – that the struggle shall continue as long as a handful of exploiters, whether foreign or Indian, continue to exploit the toiling masses – rings in the hearts of our revolutionary youth even today.
October 16 is the 102nd birth anniversary of Comrade Enver Hoxha, one of the greatest Marxist-Leninist personalities of the twentieth century. Leader of the Party of Labour of Albania from its founding in 1941 until his death in 1985, and architect of socialism in Albania for five decades, Comrade Enver was a staunch anti-imperialist anti-fascist fighter and defender of the teachings of Marxism-Leninism. On the occasion of his birth anniversary, MEL recalls his towering achievements for the cause of revolution and socialism and honours his memory.
On September 23, the Supreme Court stayed the delivery of the Ayodhya judgment by the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court, which was scheduled for September 24. The Court cited "disagreement between the two judges" as the reason for the stay, as one of the judges was reported to be in favour of conciliation.
This year marks the 65th anniversary of the defeat of fascism by the world’s peoples led by the socialist Soviet Union. This momentous victory was achieved through unparalleled heroism and sacrifices of tens of millions of women and men.
August 5 marks the 115th death anniversary of Frederick Engels, one of the greatest leaders and teachers of the international proletariat. It was Engels who, together with his closest friend and comrade-in-arms, Karl Marx, laid the foundations of the doctrine of scientific socialism.
65 years ago, the United States of America (USA) dropped atom bombs on two towns of Japan.
On August 6, 1945, the atom bomb was exploded over Hiroshima, and on August 9, 1945, over Nagasaki. Nearly three lakh women, men and children died within a period of two months after the dropping of the bombs, half of them on the days of the bombings. The long term effects of the radiation has effected entire generations. The people of Japan and the rest of the world can never forget or forgive the US imperialists for this grave crime against humanity.
Sixty three years ago, on 15th August, India declared its formal independence from British colonial rule. The masses of people, who had fought and sacrificed to throw out the British colonisers, hoped that this independence would bring an end to the colonial and imperialist plunder of our land, labour and natural resources.
For more than 100 years, the 1st of May has come to symbolise the united struggle of the international working class against the capitalist system. When workers anywhere rally together and raise the red flag on this day – whether at the gates of their factory, on the streets of their cities, or across their countries – they are part of the international army of the proletariat.
April 22 marks the 140th anniversary of the birth of one of the great classics of Marxism-Leninism, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. It was under the leadership of the Great Lenin that the Russian communists organised the working class and toiling masses of Russia to establish the first state of the workers and peasants on this earth.
The Hindustani Ghadar Party was formed in April 1913 in the US. The Indian working people and patriotic intellectuals in North America who had emigrated there in the conditions of colonial rule gave birth to this patriotic and revolutionary organization to enable them to realize their deepest aspirations.
March 18 this year marks the 139th anniversary of the Paris Commune, one of the greatest and most inspiring events in the history of the working class. Through a heroic revolutionary uprising, the working people of Paris took over the reins of political power and established their own state power, in the form of the Paris Commune, from March 26 until May 30, 1871, when it was brutally crushed.
29th anniversary celebration of the Communist Ghadar Party of India
Various parties that call themselves communist are organising workers, peasants, women and youth behind aims that are contrary to the aim of dictatorship of proletariat. It is part of our communist duty to dispel the cloak of ignorance and false consciousness that has been spread over the Indian working class. We need to draw a clear line of demarcation between what is communism and what is pseudo-communism. Only then can we lead the working class on the revolutionary path. Only then can we unite communists on the basis of cleansing the movement of all forms of bourgeois ideology. This was one of the most important messages of the paper presented on 25th December.
The brutal rape and murder of two young women in Shopian, Kashmir in May 2009 in an area teeming with military and paramilitary forces had led to widespread strikes and demonstrations which continued for over two weeks, in which people demanded that the crime be properly investigated and the guilty servicemen be brought to book for their dastardly acts. (See MEL, June 2009)
Political Crimes need political trial and punishment!
Twenty five years have passed since the gruesome state-organised massacre of Sikhs in Delhi and other places in India, following the assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on 1st November, 1984. The massacre of 1984 continues to be called a riot in the official records, which is a travesty of justice and a gross
“The dictatorship has been defeated. The joy is immense. And yet, there still remains much to do. We won’t deceive ourselves by believing that everything will be much easier from now on; perhaps it will be much more difficult. ” This is what Fidel Castro, leader of the Cuban revolution, told the people on January 8, 1959. Many people could never imagine the immense challenge that they would live to experience.
Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 12th Dec 2008
Following the Mumbai terror attacks of 26-28 November, the degree of US penetration and interference in South Asia is on the rise. Hordes of US intelligence forces have entrenched themselves in India, in the name of helping to investigate terrorism.
The Great Ghadar of 1857, somtimes referred as the First War of Indian Independence or according to the British view, the Great Indian Mutiny of 1857. Regarded as one of the most one-sided stories ever written as history, only the British impressions, documents and point of view. The British suppressed any chronicling and very little research into anti-colonial struggles even after independence were made.
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.
People’s Voice hails the Conference on Rights organised by Lok Raj Sangathan in Delhi on February 23-24, 2002. It is a timely initiative given the atmosphere of tension and terror that is spreading in India and on the global scale, with rights being curtailed by the state authorities in the name of waging war on terrorism. It is a historic initiative in the sense that this Conference pulled together all the theoretical and philosophical justifications for the defence and affirmation of rights, both individual and collective, based on the best of Indian thought and of scientific and democratic thought and political experience on the world scale.
Presented by representative of CGPI at All-India Conference on Rights, New Delhi, February 23-24, 2002
The question of the rights of nations is one of the most crucial facing us at the present juncture. A truly incendiary situation prevails in our country, our region and the globe, and it is connected to a large degree with the denial or violation of national rights.
Arming the people with the modern definition of rights
When the State, instead of guaranteeing the rights of citizens, becomes an instrument for their suppression, then it is essential for the people to organise in order to realise their rights. This was the main running theme of the discussions at the All-India Conference on Rights organised by Lok Raj Sangathan in New Delhi on February 23 and 24, 2002.
Statement of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, September 23, 2001
With the act of declaring war against the Taliban government in Afghanistan and demanding unquestioning support to this war from all the states in the name of fighting terrorism, US imperialism has launched a devastating attack on the peoples of South Asia and their unity.
Statement of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, 19 September 2001
In his public address on television on 14 September, Prime Minister Vajpayee chose to declare his government's "full support" to the new imperialist war being pushed by the U.S. Government in the name of fighting terrorism..
Part-2: A Party that empowers the working class requires the basic organization at its foundation
The modern Communist Party is not an electoral machine. It is an instrument for the empowerment of the working class and all the oppressed. The Communist Party must work to ensure that the working class leads all of society out of its current crisis.
Fifteen years ago, on November 1-3, 1984, the rulers of India carried out the cold blooded slaughter of thousands of innocent people belonging to the Sikh faith, in Delhi, Kanpur and other places, following the assassination of Indira Gandhi.
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.
This document, Breaking the Barriers to Unity, is the product of the deliberations of the Enlarged Plenum of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, convened in New Delhi on January 24-25, 1998. It consists of two discussion papers, on the objective and subjective conditions of the working class movement respectively, and the plan of action of the CGPI based on the analysis of these conditions which was approved by the Enlarged Plenum.
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.
Paper presented by representative of CGPI at the Human Rights Conference in Imphal, December 8-9, 1994
The Indian state claims to be the world's largest democracy and hence, by definition, to be a state that guarantees human rights. A National Commission on Human Rights has been established to show the world that human rights are being monitored in India.
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  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...
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.
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.
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.