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Mass demonstration and rally in New Delhi:

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 01/08/2017 - 21:30

United call for the empowerment of people

Lok Raj Sangathan, together with Social Democratic Party of India, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, United Muslims Front, Communist Ghadar Party of India, CPI (M-L)-New Proletarian, Welfare Party of India, Popular Front of India, Purogami Mahila Sangathan, National Confederation of Human Rights Organisations and others, organized an important initiative in building the united resistance of all sections of people to the growing attacks on our livelihood and rights, and in advancing the struggle for people’s empowerment.

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Condemn the terror unleashed on agitating farmers of Madhya Pradesh

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 17/06/2017 - 17:45

Thumbnail-demo in GohanaWith utmost anger the Communist Ghadar Party of India condemns the brutal terror unleashed by the Madhya Pradesh government against farmers agitating for their rights. At least 6 farmers have been shot dead while dozens of others are battling death with severe injuries when police and paramilitary forces opened fire on agitating farmers in Mandsaur on June 6.

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Air pollution in Delhi and other cities:

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 17/04/2016 - 00:30

Capitalist greed is the root cause of rising air pollution

The recent announcement of the Delhi government that it would repeat the system of rationing of private cars on the roads in the second fortnight of April 2016 under the “odd – even” scheme  has brought the issue of air pollution and traffic congestion in Indian cities into focus once again.

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Massive 3-day workers rally in Delhi

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 15/11/2017 - 16:47

ThumbnailFor three days, November 9, 10 and 11, wave upon wave of workers from every state of the Indian Union joined in the massive All India workers protest (mahapadav) outside parliament.It was a veritable sea of workers. Red flags, placards proclaiming the demands of workers and banners of the participating unions adorned the mahapadav. It was literally a workers festival. Leaders of the working class addressed the workers, cultural workers sang songs in different languages inspiring the workers to step up their struggle for a society free from all forms of exploitation and oppression.

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All out for the success of the mass 3-Day workers’ protest rally! Working class must capture political power, like in Russia 100 years ago!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 15/11/2017 - 16:44

Call of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, 3 November, 2017

The 3-day Maha Padav outside Parliament, starting on 9th November, is a massive protest action which is being organised by the National Convention of Workers, consisting of trade unions and their federations covering workers in diverse sectors. They include workers in steel, coal, electricity, petroleum, machinery and machine tools, defence production, railways, banks, road, air and water transport, telecom and IT industries. The 3-day action in Delhi has been preceded by mass campaigns all over the country, in every state, district and block, and in every industrial area.

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33 years after the state-organised genocide of Sikhs in 1984: Let us carry forward the struggle for justice and punishment of the guilty!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 15/11/2017 - 16:28

ThumbnailMembers 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.

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Guilty must be punished

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 15/11/2017 - 16:18

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.

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The citizenship question

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 15/11/2017 - 16:12

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.

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Condemn the State repression of Rajasthan doctors!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 15/11/2017 - 16:04

ThumbnailTill the time of filing of this report on 12th November 2017, the strike of the government hospital doctors of Rajasthan was continuing. The state police has till now arrested more than hundred doctors. Some doctors have been dismissed. Doctors are being forced to break their strike. It may be noted that under the leadership of the All Rajasthan Employed Doctors Union, the doctors of the state government hospitals have continuously been agitating since August this year for their 33-point demands.

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Communist parties denounce demonetisation

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 15/11/2017 - 15:52

ThumbnailA militant demonstration and rally was organized in New Delhi on November 8, 2017, exactly a year after demonetisation was brutally imposed on our people by the BJP led central government. The demonstration was organized by the seven communist parties – Communist Ghadar Party of India, Communist Party of India, Communist Party of India (Marxist), Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation, Socialist Unity Centre of India – Communist, All India Forward Bloc and Revolutionary Socialist Party.

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Workers begin Mahapadav at Parliament in New Delhi

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 09/11/2017 - 14:17

ThumbnailThe Joint Platform of Central Trade Unions, comprising Central Trade Union Organisations and all major industry /establishment wise federations have begun the three days' 'mahapadav' (mass dharna) before Parliament against the anti-worker, anti-people and anti-national policies of the Central Government on November 9, 2017. Mahapadav will continue till 11 November 2017.

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The October Revolution - 100 years: Victory of October Revolution ushered in State of Workers and Peasants in Russia

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 02/11/2017 - 18:14

​Lenin adressing citizensOn 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.

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On the occasion of the 33rd anniversary of the state-sponsored massacre of Sikhs: Onward with the struggle to punish the guilty of the 1984 genocide! Unite and organize to establish a new state that will ensure prosperity and protection for all!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 02/11/2017 - 18:07

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.

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Tamilnadu youth protest against NEET: Reflection of the anti-social orientation of medical education

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 02/11/2017 - 17:44

Students meeting in ChennaiThe declaration of the results of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for medical colleges in June this year has been followed by massive protests by students and people of Tamilnadu. Before NEET was made compulsory this year for all states (exemption provided to TN in 2016 from NEET was withdrawn this year), the entrance to government medical colleges in Tamilnadu was based on the marks obtained by the students in the final school examination conducted by the Tamilnadu Board.

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A year since the Note Ban, who has gained?

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 02/11/2017 - 17:33

ThumbnailThe devastating effects of the sudden banning of 500 and 1000 rupee notes, announced by Prime Minister Modi one year back on November 8, 2016, are still being felt by the people of the country, though people were asked to suffer “temporary pain” only in exchange for “long-term gain”. In a country where the majority of people relied heavily on cash, the withdrawal of 86% of the currency in circulation caused havoc in the lives of workers, peasants, small and medium size producers and traders.

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Letter to Editor: On the War against terrorism-II

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 02/11/2017 - 17:31
As mentioned in the article “the government of Pakistan has refused to send its armed forces into Afghanistan”, this step is understandable given the experience Pakistan has had with the US. Every time Pakistan has allowed US to interfere within its boundaries or taken assistance from the US it has met with ill-fate. And now the US is ensuring that Pakistan is globally deemed a terrorist state, building the scene for something that needs to be dealt with as part of its “war on terrorism”. From Pakistan’s experience, one would think it wise to be wary of USA’s “friendship” judging from the way the US has repaid Pakistan for being an ally. If the Indian state were to evaluate the situation keeping in mind the security of its people and not the selfish expansionist interests of the bourgeoisie, it would be obvious that being an ally to the USA comes at a very high cost and will only lead to destruction and devastation of the region.
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Protests continue for health services

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 02/11/2017 - 17:23

Protests continue for health servicesAs of going to the press, the relay dharna led by the Ramgarh Satarkta evam Sanyukt Sangharsh Samiti (Ramgarh Vigilance and Joint Struggle Committee) that has been going on since 18 October 2017 is continuing for their demands of filling vacancies at the Community Health Centre (CHC) and to make equipment necessary for treatment of patients available in the health centre in Ramgarh village of Hanumangarh district of Rajasthan.

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Maharashtra transport workers’ strike for pay revisions

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 02/11/2017 - 15:45

​ST workers strike MumbaiBus services were completely paralysed in Maharashtra due to a five-day strike by the state transport workers. Lakhs of passengers use the 17,000 buses that operate across the state every day.

The workers struck work on 16th October in support of their demands for better salaries. Maharashtra State ST Kamagar Sanghatana led the strike with the support of six other labour unions. The unions demanded revision to salaries based on the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission. They had been negotiating with the administration but were determined to stick to their protest till their demands were realized.

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Mahindra workers win demands through resolute struggle 

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 02/11/2017 - 15:42

Mahindra workers demonstrationWorkers of two Mahindra plants in Uttarakhand (under the banner of Mahindra CIE workers organization) have won their demands after a resolute struggle that began on 18th May 2017 when their demands for an annual wage rise were not implemented. The struggle stretched over four months with workers using several forms of protest on the shop floor.

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“We shall unitedly work to eliminate railway accidents!” declare railway passengers and railway workers

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 02/11/2017 - 15:18

ThumbnailOn 27th October 2017, for the first time, in a path-breaking meeting, various Railway worker unions and passenger associations came together in Mumbai and denounced the Railway administration’s and Railway Ministry’s apathy towards the safety of railway passengers and workers. The initiative taken by Lok Raj Sangathan and Kamgar Ekta Committee in association with the All India Guards’ Council got a very good response, as a result of which more than 25 organisations came together to organize a seminar on the subject “Increasing Railway Accidents – Causes and Solution”.

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Delhi sanitation workers strike for wages and arrears

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 02/11/2017 - 15:13

Thumbnail16,000 sanitation workers of East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) went on an indefinite strike on 11th October over non-payment of salaries and arrears. They also demanded cashless medical cards.

Mukesh Vaidya, President of the All Municipal Corporation Sanitation Supervisors' Union clarified that the workers are justifiably demanding three months' salary and pending arrears, besides regularisation of staffers. He added that "We are fed up with the excuses given by the EDMC officials every month. It has been three months and we have not received salary.

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Punjab Anganwadi workers are determined to continue their struggle until their demands are met!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 02/11/2017 - 15:05

ThumbnailAnganwadi workers’ union (Punjab), comprising of the workers and anganwadi helpers had called for a gherao of the chief minister’s residence in Patiala to press for their long pending demands. Despite Punjab police arresting many of their leaders on the eve of the gherao, and putting up all sorts of barricades, more than 25000 anganwadi workers managed to reach the railway station in Patiala by the morning of 23rd October. They were not allowed to get out of the railway station, so they continued their demonstration at the railway station.

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Protest at Department of Urban Development over hike in Metro fare

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 02/11/2017 - 14:58

Hike in Metro fareOn 23 October, 2017, the trade unions of Delhi held a protest at the Department of Urban Development demanding a repeal of the increase in metro fares.

Workers, women and youth participated in great numbers along with trade union activists in the demonstration. The protesters shouted slogans like – ‘Take back the increased fare! Down with the anti-worker, anti-people policy of the government! The Central Government should come to its senses and reduce the metro fare! Long live the revolution!’

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Privatisation of Air India is an anti-social act to fulfil monopoly capitalist greed

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 15/10/2017 - 13:18

On 28th June, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs gave its “in-principle” approval for a “strategic sale” of the central government’s ownership share in Air India to a private company. Finance Minister Jaitley justified the decision to privatise Air India by claiming that it is a waste of public money to keep operating this loss-making airline.

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The Code of Wages Bill 2017

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 15/10/2017 - 12:59

The Code on Wages Bill, 2017 was introduced in the Lok Sabha on 10 August 2017 by the Modi government. The new bill is to replace the Payment of Wages Act -1936, the Minimum Wages Act – 1949, the Payment of Bonus Act - 1965 and the Equal Remuneration Act, 1976. The Wage Code Bill is a part of the so called labour law reforms that the government has undertaken by “rationalisation” of 38 Labour Acts.

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Condemn the Neglect of Safety of Passengers by the Indian Railways!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 15/10/2017 - 12:58

In a tragic incident in Elphinstone Road Suburban Railway Station, Mumbai on 29th September2017, at least 23 people were killed and many more severely injured, in a stampede on a railway bridge connecting Central and Western railway suburban stations. After facing flak from all corners and after seeing the wide spread anger of people reported, the Maharashtra government and Railway administration were forced to show that they are doing something.

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Letter on the Rohingya refugee crisis (II)

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 15/10/2017 - 12:51

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.

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Judgment on Godhra train burning

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 15/10/2017 - 12:47

Judgments on several aspects of the 2002 Godhra train burning case were delivered by the Gujarat high court on 9th October.

The Godhra train burning case refers to the train that was returning with passengers from the site of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya that had been demolished in 1992. As many as 59 pilgrims on board were charred to death when a coach of the train was set on fire. This incident was used to organize large scale massacres of Muslims across the state.

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Meeting in Ramgarh on the 111th birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 15/10/2017 - 12:41

ThumbnailOn 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.

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Rousing programme in Kurukshetra on the occasion of Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s birth anniversary

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 15/10/2017 - 12:27

ThumbnailOn the 111th birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, the Jan Sangharsh Manch organized a revolutionary programme in Kurukshetra, Haryana. Thousands of workers, women and youth participated in the programme. In the morning, as a token of respect and in memory, flowers were placed on the statue of Shaheed Bhagat Singh at the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Disha Sansthan. After this, a massive people’s march was led through the streets and lanes of the city with rousing slogans inspired by the revolutionary message of Shaheed Bhagat Singh. This march reached the Ramlila ground in Kurukshetra after which a large mass meeting was organized by the Jan Sangharsh Manch, Haryana.

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“We want to be treated as human beings and at par with Government employees” demand the Anganwadi workers of Maharashtra

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 15/10/2017 - 12:19

ThumbnailMore than 2 lakh Anganwadi workers working in more than 1.1 lakh Anganwadis in Maharashtra have started their strike struggle from 12th September’17. They are demanding that they be treated as human beings. They are demanding that they be treated on par with government workers and also demanding a salary hike as per their seniority. They are demanding that the minimum salary for a fresh recruit should be of Rs.7000/- per month going up to Rs.13,000/- per month for those who have been doing this work for the last 20 years.

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Inauguration of a progressive library on the birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 15/10/2017 - 12:07

On 28 September, 2017, the occasion of Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s birth anniversary, the Jan Chetna Manch, Jakhal inaugurated the opening of a library for the local residents in the memory of freedom fighters, at the grain market in Jakhal city, Haryana.

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Hundreds participate in march against privatization of health services in Britain

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 15/10/2017 - 12:01

ThumbnailHundreds of people participated in a protest march against the privatization of the National Health Service (NHS). The march began at Southhall and culminated in a rally at Ealing common.

The protest rally was organized in the wake of the concerted efforts of the British government to privatize the National Health Service, and close down various public hospitals.

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Mass opposition to the Privatisation of Government Schools in Rajasthan

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 01/10/2017 - 12:59

ThumbnailRecently the government of Rajasthan declared that it will hand over 300 government schools to private entities to operate under Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) model. Following this declaration students, teachers and parents, and people across the state came on to the street to oppose this blatantly anti-social decision of the government.

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We deeply mourn the passing away of Comrade Stuart Monro

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 01/10/2017 - 12:58

Comrade Stuart MonroWith great sadness we inform you that our dear comrade Stuart Monro of the Revolutionary Communist Party of Britain (Marxist-Leninist) passed away on September 7 at the age of 79. The Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India deeply mourns his passing away, which is a great loss to our Party and to the communist movement. On behalf of the CC of the CGPI, I convey heartfelt and deep condolences to the CC of the Revolutionary Communist Party of Britain (Marxist Leninist) and to the family and friends of Comrade Stuart Monro at this great loss.

Our Party had many warm and memorable interactions with Comrade Stuart Monro.

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Book Release function in Toronto, Canada – “Call of the Ghadaris – Revolution”

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 01/10/2017 - 12:54

ThumbnailThe 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.

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The Rohingya refugee crisis

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 01/10/2017 - 12:45

ThumbnailSince 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.

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Privatisation of school education: The Indian State’s shameful abdication of duty and responsibility

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 01/10/2017 - 12:14

ThumbnailProviding good quality basic school education for children is widely recognized as a primary responsibility of the State in any modern society.

A recent announcement by the Rajasthan government states that it will hand over 300 ‘poorly performing’ government schools to private hands, to be run on the public-private partnership model, in the name of “improving the quality of education”. This brings into focus the state of government school education in India and the abysmal failure of the State to fulfill this primary responsibility towards our people.

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Hundreds of thousands of workers oppose “labour reforms” in France

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 01/10/2017 - 12:11

France labour reformsSeptember 2017 witnessed several waves of strikes of workers in France against changes to the country’s labour laws. The changes, which are being fast-tracked via executive orders, are designed to give employers more flexibility to negotiate pay and conditions with their workers while reducing the costs of firing staff. More specifically, the “reform” will make employee dismissal rules more flexible by reducing severance costs and loosening the country’s legal procedures around dismissal. The second area where businesses will be allowed more freedom is the regulation of hours of work.

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Unions in the Philippines oppose martial law

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 01/10/2017 - 11:58

A coalition of human rights and labour organizations joined a protest rally on 21st September organized to denounce Thumbnaile Duterte government's human rights violations and demand an end to martial law in Mindanao. Over 12,000 people, mainly from poor urban communities, have been killed in extra-judicial killings sanctioned by President Duterte, with those involved granted impunity.

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The farce of loan waivers for farmers in Uttar Pradesh

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 01/10/2017 - 11:56

Almost immediately after the elections, the state government had announced the crop loan waiver scheme with much fanfare. Under the scheme, crop loans up to Rs 1 lakh were to be waived off for small and marginal farmers. The whole scheme has been reduced to a farce.

Cabinet ministers are shown ceremoniously distributing loan waiver certificates to farmers across districts. However, it turns out that many of the beneficiary farmers have received waivers of amounts as petty as Re 1 or Rs 1.50!

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Job cuts and reduced recruitment result in growing unemployment

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 01/10/2017 - 11:52

Job sites have recently witnessed a 20-25% increase of applications from workers in IT and e-commerce companies. Business and trade papers further report that the Indian technology services sector is facing its worst growth period in close to a decade as the demand for their services has shifted from traditional outsourcing work to newer areas such as digital and cloud. In addition, automation through applications of robots are fast replacing human being in routine maintenance work of customer applications or IT infrastructure. This is in area where new recruits are usually employed.

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Program in the service of Indian and foreign monopoly capitalists: Privatisation is anti-social and anti-national

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 18/09/2017 - 19:11

The BJP-led government headed by Narendra Modi is stepping up the pace of the privatisation program. The target for sale of government shares in public companies has been raised from Rs.30,000 crores in 2015-16 to Rs.56,500 crores in 2016-17, and to Rs.72,500 crores in 2017-18. Many sectors which have so far been reserved for public ownership, including coal, defence production and railways, have been opened up to Indian and foreign private companies. Preparations are being made for outright sale of Air India and divestment of BSNL.

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On the Supreme Court judgement on “right to privacy”

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 18/09/2017 - 18:54

A nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court has ruled that Indians enjoy a “fundamental right to privacy” and that it is intrinsic to the “right to life and liberty” ...

The working class and other oppressed sections cannot be complacent that this judgment will guarantee civil liberties including the right to privacy. We must step up the struggle to ensure constitutional
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The murder of Gauri Lankesh must be condemned! The right to conscience must be defended!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 18/09/2017 - 18:45

Gauri LankeshGauri Lankesh, well known journalist and social activist, editor of the Kannada publication Gauri Lankesh Patrike, was brutally shot dead at her residence on the evening of September 5, 2017. Gauri Lankesh was respected among those fighting for the rights of the exploited and oppressed, for her bold investigative writings exposing the crimes of those in power and her passionate appeal for justice for the victims of state terror.

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Demystifying and exposing GST

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 18/09/2017 - 18:41
I thank Mazdoor Ekta Lehar for this excellent piece on Goods and Services Tax. Much has been written and talked on the subject in media and the press, which only confuses the content and intent of the GST. The article in a simple language exposes precisely its content and intent in its very title. The article sharply brings out three key aspects of the legislation, exposing its class content:
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New India

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 18/09/2017 - 18:37

Sir,

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.

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On the colonisation and the imperialist exploitation of Guam

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 18/09/2017 - 18:33

Dear Editor

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.

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Increasing number of derailments and loss of human lives

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 18/09/2017 - 18:11

On Saturday, August 19, 2017, 14 coaches of the Kalinga Utkal Express travelling between Hardwar and Puri went off the rails near Muzaffarnagar, UP, killing 23 people and seriously injuring hundreds. Within three days of this, the Kaifiyat Express travelling between Azamgarh, UP and Delhi collided with a dumper that was crossing the tracks, near Kanpur, leading to derailment and injuries to many. Over the last 5 years there have been 586 train accidents out of which 53% or the majority were due to derailments.

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Recurrent tragedies of infant and child deaths: Criminal neglect of the country’s health system

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 18/09/2017 - 18:05

The recent tragedy in Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh and the earlier many such tragedies which occur with predictable frequency, some reported, some highlighted, and mostly ignored and forgotten are the hallmark of present public health system in India. It has once again exposed the criminal callousness of the state authorities and those who rule.

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Workers at PepsiCo Argentina defend their rights militantly

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 18/09/2017 - 17:58

Demonstration in Buenos Aires in support of Pepsico workersWomen workers at PepsiCo in Argentina have been organizing militant protests against retrenchment, long hours of work in harsh working conditions. The protests began in June this year. They arrived at work June 20 to find a note on the door saying that the plant would be relocated and that workers were out of a job.

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Retrenched IT employees protest mass lay-off

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 18/09/2017 - 17:50

ThumbnailDozens of working and retrenched employees protested in Hyderabad on 8th September against the ongoing mass lay-offs in the Information Technology sector. The Forum of IT Professionals has clarified that “Over the last three months, up to 25,000 people have been sacked in the city by different companies.

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Teachers court arrest

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 18/09/2017 - 17:48

Several teachers from Central and State universities and colleges celebrated Teachers’ Day on 5th September, by courting arrest.

Protesting under the banners of the All India Federation of University & College Teachers’ Organisations(AIFUCTO) and the Federation of Central University Teachers’ Associations (FEDCUTA), they were demonstrating against non-declaration of the Chauhan Pay Review Committee Report, that was submitted over six months ago.

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Government staff and teachers continue stir for restoration of old pension scheme

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 18/09/2017 - 17:39

ThumbnailGovernment employees and teachers under the banner Joint Action Council of Tamil Nadu Teachers Organisations – Government Employees Organisations (JACTTO-GEO) staged demonstrations across the central region on Friday urging the State government to implement their various demands.

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Rajasthan peasants escalate their struggle

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 18/09/2017 - 17:28

ThumbnailAs Mazdoor Ekta Lehar goes to the press, on 13 September 2017, angry peasants had once again taken to the roads to press for their demand of waiver of loans and other demands. The mahapadav organised by the All India Kisan Sabha and other peasant organisations on 12 September had forced the Rajasthan government to take notice of the more than 10-day long agitation and invite the leaders of agitating peasants for a meeting in the evening in Jaipur. An eleven member delegation took part in the talks. Talks went on till late in the night, however, it did not result in an agreement. Soon after that the Kisan Sangharsh Samiti met and announced chakka jam throughout Rajasthan.

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Assam enacts an anti-labour legislation

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 18/09/2017 - 17:24

The Assam government has enacted the Industrial Disputes (Assam Amendment) Bill, 2017, which authorises employers to retrench up to 300 employees without seeking approval of the government. As in Rajasthan, which was the first among states to pass anti-labour legislation, Assam has legislated this in the name of “labour reform”. The Assam assembly passed the bill by a voice vote on 7 Sept.

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Building a new India requires getting rid of the old exploitative system and the oppressive State!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 31/08/2017 - 16:11

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.

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GST – a recipe for further concentration of capital, centralisation of taxing power and extortion of the working class

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 31/08/2017 - 16:07

ThumbnailThe Goods & Service Tax (GST), implemented in July 2017, is a single all-India tax which replaces a number of different indirect taxes that were levied so far on the sale of goods and services. It replaces the excise duty, special excise duty, special customs duty, central sales tax (CST), service tax, various surcharges and cesses levied by the central government. It also replaces most of the indirect taxes levied by state governments including the value added tax (VAT), luxury tax, entertainment tax, entry tax and purchase tax.

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Release of the book “Call of the Ghadaris - Revolution” in Mumbai

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 31/08/2017 - 15:54

ThumbnailCall 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.

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Condemnation of US interference and threats against Venezuela

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 31/08/2017 - 15:47

On August 11, 2017, US President Trump declared that the US had "many options for Venezuela, including a possible military option if necessary". This follows the imposing of sanctions on Venezuela by the US.

The threat to use military force to overthrow the government of Venezuela and establish a pro-US regime in its place marks a new phase of escalation of brutal and systematic interference that it has carried on against the people of that country for many years. It is an open threat to the sovereignty of Venezuela and its people.

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Country-wide protests by peasants on 9th August

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 31/08/2017 - 15:47

ThumbnailThousands of peasants protested in over 150 districts across the country on 9th August at the call of the Bhoomi Adhikar Andolan a coalition of organisations working for land rights for the peasantry, agricultural workers, forest dwellers, dalits and adivasis. The Andolan had extended support to the yatra organized by by the All India Kisan Sangarsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) to carry the soil from the villages of the farmers killed in Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh to various parts of the country, concluding in Delhi on 18th July.

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Jharkhand Land Acquisition Bill passed: Advancing the interests of the big monopoly capitalists

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 31/08/2017 - 15:22

ThumbnailJharkhand state government passed a new land acquisition law by voice vote, in the state Assembly on August 12, overriding objections of MLAs of opposition parties. The new law, known as the Jharkhand Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Amendment) Act-2017, has amended certain provisions of the earlier land acquisition law, to facilitate land acquisition for the big monopoly capitalists to carry out their mining, power generation and other projects.

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Protests against secret RCEP trade negotiations

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 31/08/2017 - 15:03

ThumbnailThe regional comprehensive economic partnership (rcep) held its19th round of negotiations between 18th-28th july in hyderabad. The RCEP was set up in 2002. It is a forum of16 countries, to negotiate their mutual terms of trade, i.e. how much of the trade between them should be free of barriers like import duties, etc. The Partnership includes the10 countries of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) – Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia, Brunei, Myanmar and Philippines and six other countries – Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea, who have entered into trade agreements with the ASEAN.

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Vivo India Pvt. Ltd. – A typical case of the “Make in India” initiative

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 31/08/2017 - 15:02

Vivo India Pvt. Ltd hit the headlines as a case of “labour unrest” following clashes in the factory premises at Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh on July 25, 2017. As always, the monopoly capitalist controlled media distorted the events. The workers of Vivo were blamed for bringing a “bad name” for India and creating problems for the “Make in India” initiative of the ruling bourgeois class.

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Strike by rural postal workers continue across India

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 31/08/2017 - 14:51

poster workersStarting from 16 August, 2017 the strike called by the rural postal workers is continuing across India. This strike has been called under the banner of All India Gramin Dak Sevak Union (AIGDSU).

According to the reports and press releases appearing in the media the strike began on 16 august and is continuing in all the regions across India.

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Train drivers protest in multiple Indian Railway zones

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 31/08/2017 - 14:50

AILRSA dharna-thumbnailOn 14th Aug, 2017, train drivers raised their demands and held demonstrations at the crew lobbies and divisions of various zones under the leadership of the All India Loco Running Staff Association (AILRSA). The decision to hold these demonstrations was taken in a meeting held by the central executive committee in Nagpur between 3-4 Aug, 2017. 48 representatives from the 16 zones of Indian Railways participated in the meeting. In the meeting, workers decided to hold massive dharnas to fight for their demands in the crew lobbies and various zones of the railways on 24th Aug.

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Central Trade Unions Convention

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 31/08/2017 - 14:40
I was delighted to read the detailed report carried in the August 16-31, 2017 issue of MEL entitled `All India Convention of workers resolves to step up the struggle against the anti-worker, anti-people assault of the ruling class.' It was heartening to read that over 6000 delegates attended the Convention in the heart of Delhi which was jointly organized by all the leading and national workers unions and confederations.
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All India Convention of workers resolves to step up the struggle against the anti-worker, anti-people assault of the ruling class

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 13/08/2017 - 17:07

Talkatora convention of TUsAn all India Convention of Workers was held on 8 August 2017, at Talkatora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi. The Convention was jointly organised by AITUC, CITU, INTUC, HMS, AIUTUC, TUCC, SEWA, AICCTU, UTUC and LPF. More than 6000 delegates from different federations of workers and employees from the defence plants, steel plants, coal mines, railways, banks, insurance, and many other sectors of the economy participated in the Convention. A delegation of the Mazdoor Ekta Committee actively participated in the Convention.

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Book Release in New Delhi : “Call of the Ghadaris – Revolution”

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 13/08/2017 - 17:06

Book release thumbnailThe 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.

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Banking should serve the needs of society, not the interests of corporate houses

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 13/08/2017 - 16:23

Image removed.Mazdor Ekta Lehar (MEL) spoke to Comrade JP Sharma, Vice President, All India Bank Employees Association and General Secretary, Delhi State Bank Employees Federation. Comrade JP Sharma (JPS) expressed his views on the current situation in the banking sector and the struggle being waged by the bank employees.

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Protests grow stronger in Narmada Valley

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 13/08/2017 - 15:11

Narmada river protest thumbnailIn June 2017, the Gujarat government closed the gates of the Sardar Sarovar Dam on its side, by consent of the central government. At the same time, it was decided to raise the height of Sardar Sarovar Dam, on the Narmada River near Navagam by 17 metres to 138.72 metres. As a consequence, around 40,000 families in 192 villages of Madhya Pradesh are facing submergence.

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Book Release at Desh Bhagat Yaadgaar Hall, Jalandhar: “Call of the Ghadaris – Revolution”

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 02/08/2017 - 02:30

Book-Release-Jalandhar-ThumbnailThe 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.

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Farmers protests across Rajasthan

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 02/08/2017 - 01:30

Rajasthan farmers thumbnailUnder the banner of Karza Mukti Andolan Sangharsh Samiti, farmers from across Rajasthan took out demonstration on July 17 and started a Traffic Jam Campaign. 39 farmers’ associations of Rajasthan are involved in this Sangharsh Samiti. As a result of the protest, on 22nd July the government invited the representatives of all 39 organizations from the Sangharsh Samiti, to discuss the problems being faced by the farmers.

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Peasants of India — onward with your just struggle! The working class stands with you!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 02/08/2017 - 00:30

Call of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, July 12, 2017

Peasant brothers, you have come here to Delhi from every corner of India to declare to the whole country that you will fight against injustice and for your rights. The Communist Ghadar Party of India stands firmly in defence of your struggle.

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Peasants escalate their struggle

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 01/08/2017 - 23:30

Farmers protest JM thumbnailAs the Parliament Monsoon Session began this year on 17 July 2017, thousants of peasants belonging to hundreds of organisations from all parts of India came to the Jantar Mantar near the Parliament House in New Delhi. The purpose of the rally was to draw Government's attention to the deep agricultural crisis which is leading to widespread economic ruin of peasants.

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October Revolution in Russia – 100 years: The July Days – Turning Point of the Revolution

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 01/08/2017 - 22:30

Lenin address congress of peasants sovietsThe July demonstrations and their immediate aftermath represented a turning point in the revolution in Russia. The dual power came to an end. The whole power passed into the hands of the Provisional Government, while the Soviets, with their Socialist-Revolutionary and Menshevik leaders, had become an appendage of the Provisional Government. The peaceful period of the revolution had ended.

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Workers protest attacks on their livelihood at Omax factories

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 01/08/2017 - 19:30

Omax workers demonstrationOmax, Automax and Speedomax are three plants which supply auto parts and provide services to companies like Maruti Suzuki and Honda. They are under one ownership and have 6 units in the Gurgaon area and 10 units across the entire country. For the past six months, the Automax management had been shifting machines to the Omax plant in Bawal. The Automax plant has several divisions.

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Protests against ONGC continue to rage in Neduvasal

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 01/08/2017 - 18:30

Residents of Neduvasal a village in Pudukottai district in southern Tamil Nadu have been protesting since mid-February against the ONGC awarding contracts for the execution of oil and gas extraction process. The pace of the protests against ONGC has not slowed down even a bit, with the protest hitting 100 days on 21st July. Meanwhile protests had also begun in Kathiramangalam near Kumbakonam, where it is on its 61st day.

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Nurses in private hospitals of Kerala on strike

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 01/08/2017 - 16:30

Kerala Nurses protestThousands of nurses from private hospitals across Kerala have been on a strike since end of June. They have been demanding fair wages from hospital managements. Ever since their protest began, the nurses have been agitating for their rights, even as they ensure that the health of the patients at their hospitals is not affected.

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Resolute struggle of Aisin workers

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 01/08/2017 - 15:30

Aisin Automotive Haryana Ltd. is located in Rohtak. It has been the scene of resolute protests by the workers. On May 31, 2017, approximately 600 workers were lathi charged outside the gates of Aisin Automotive Haryana Private Limited. Subsequently, 390 men and 35 women were arrested and sent to jail. This brutality was the response of the management to the formation by the workers of the Aisin Automotive Haryana Mazdoor Union.

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Terrorist attack on the Amarnath Yatra pilgrims – who stands to gain?

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 31/07/2017 - 14:51

On July 10, a bus carrying pilgrims, returning after visiting the Amarnath shrine in Kashmir, was fired upon by alleged terrorists. Seven passengers, six of them women, were reported killed while 32 were grievously injured.

People in Kashmir have united, across communities, religious beliefs and political affiliations, to condemn this dastardly crime. They have demanded that the perpetrators of this heinous crime be identified, arrested and punished.

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Kisan Mukti Yatra, 6 – 18 July 2017: Hundreds of organisations demand Peasants' right to livelihood

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 15/07/2017 - 18:35

MH-Peasant-meetingHundreds of peasants’ organisations and many organisations fighting to protect the interest of working people have called for a rally in New Delhi on 18 July 2017. The rally has been called to demand that the government takes necessary steps to address the crisis that is devastating the lives of peasants across the country.

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Agitation for Gorkhaland in Darjeeling: Reconstitution of the Indian Union as a voluntary union of consenting nations and peoples is an objective necessity

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 15/07/2017 - 18:11

Demo in support of Gorkha demandsSince 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.

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Massive protests against the G-20 Summit in Hamburg Germany

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 15/07/2017 - 17:30

Thumbnail of G20 protestAn estimated 120,000 people from across Germany and different parts of the Europe, gathered in militant protest actions at Hamburg, Germany, on the eve of the G-20 Summit which began on July 7. Various protest actions had begun in Hamburg nearly two weeks before the Summit. These protest actions demonstrated the resentment of the world’s peoples against imperialism, the capitalist system, the plunder and devastation of nations, militarization and war.

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National Emergency

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 15/07/2017 - 17:24
I am writing in reponse to the Statement of the CC of the CGPI dated 5 June 2017 entitled '42nd anniversary of the declaration of National Emergency: Behind the signboard of democracy stands the brutal dictatorship of the biggest monopolies' carried in the June 16-30, 2017 issue of MEL. The National Emergency was a watershed in the history of post-1947 India and understanding the precise class character and the underlying complexion thereof is crucial for the movement and for the working class in order for the revolutionary camp to go forward.
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Peasants hold meeting in Tamilnadu's Thoothukudi district

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 15/07/2017 - 17:14

In June 2017, Tamizhaga Vivasayeegal Sangam (Sangam) organized a meeting of peasants near Pasuvandanai in Thoothukudi district of Tamilnadu. Peasants belonging to the nearby villages took active part in this meeting. Besides Sangam leaders and activists, the leaders and activists of Communist Ghadar Party, Workers Unity Movement and Unorganized Workers Federation also took part in this meeting.

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42nd anniversary of declaration of National Emergency: Behind the signboard of democracy stands the brutal dictatorship of the biggest monopolies

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 17/06/2017 - 18:37

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".

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Proposals of the Niti Aayog: Unveiling anti-social agenda of the capitalist monopoly houses

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 17/06/2017 - 17:40

A three-year Draft Agenda was presented at the 3rd Governing Council meeting of the Niti Aayog on 23rd April. This contains a host of proposed legislation and policy changes, whose stated objective is of “accelerating growth and increasing employment opportunities”.

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Government accelerates privatization program, workers step up their opposition to it

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 17/06/2017 - 17:27

thumbnail-BEML workersThe Union Government has announced its clear intention to accelerate on the privatization program. The aviation and defence sector public sector enterprises are high on the list of its privatization program. State governments are withdrawing from their responsibility to ensure safe, reliable and affordable public transport system, by privatizing road transport.

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Demonstration against communal violence in Saharanpur

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 17/06/2017 - 17:12

Thumbnail-demoThe state committees of seven left and communist parties demonstrated at Jantar Mantar on 5th June 2017, with the demand to bring to an end the state organized communal violence in Saharanpur and to punish the guilty. Large number of activists of the parties and students participated in the demonstration.

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Maharashtra farmers demand remunerative prices

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 17/06/2017 - 17:09

Nearly 5-7 lakh farmers from different districts of Maharashtra including Ahmadnagar, Nashik, Kolhapur, Sangli, Solapur, Nanded and Jalgaon have launched an agitation since 1st June 2017. They are demanding remunerative prices and guaranteed procurement for their produce as well as waiver for their debt.

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Noteban has hurt large number of workers of small and medium enterprises

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 17/06/2017 - 16:46

Thumbnail GDP growthModi-led government has continued to justify demonetisation and refute even bourgeois economists’ assertion that it has hurt the economic growth. It has refused to accept that crores of workers lost their livelihood for months and lakhs of small and medium sized enterprises were forced to shut-down in the absence of cash post-demonetisation.

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EPFO proposes cuts in provident fund of workers: One more attack on the workers planned

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 17/06/2017 - 16:44

Employee Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) is considering a proposal to reduce provident fund contribution from 12 percent to 10 percent by both workers and employers. EPFO is claiming that the proposal is beneficial to workers as it will increase their take-home pay. It is hiding the real reason for the proposal which is to help the capitalists by reducing their contribution to workers’ provident fund.

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Countrywide strike by chemists

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 17/06/2017 - 16:30

Nearly 9 lakh chemists all over India observed a day long strike on May 30 in support of their demands. The strike had been called by the All India Organisation of Chemists and Druggists (AIOCD). Retail chemist shops remained closed in almost all parts of the country, in support of the strike. A demonstration was also held at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, on the day of the strike.

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On the occasion of the 33rd anniversary of Operation Blue Star:

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 31/05/2017 - 18:07

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.

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Workers, peasants, women and youth unite in struggle for political empowerment in Rajasthan

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 31/05/2017 - 17:53

Thumbnail-HanumangarhIt 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.

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Leader of terrorism preaches “counter-terrorism” and slanders Iran

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 31/05/2017 - 17:43

US President Donald Trump addressed leaders of 50 Islamic states on May 21 in Saudi Arabia, during his first foreign trip as President. As the leader of US imperialism, the main source of terrorism in the world today, Trump’s speech on “countering terrorism” was full of hypocrisy, lies and false assertions. Its aim was to attempt to cover up the reality that US imperialism remains the fountainhead of terrorism and of organizing, funding, training and unleashing terrorists groups in various parts of the world, in order to advance its geo-political strategy for world domination.

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Struggle of construction workers in Haryana

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 31/05/2017 - 17:06

Thumbnail-Kurukshetra marchOn 9th May 2017 in Kurukshetra, hundreds of activists from the Construction Workers and Mechanics Union held a rousing demonstration in front of the District Collector’s office to protest the anti worker policies of the Haryana government and the Labour Welfare Board. These workers are primarily from the unorganised sector and have been completely excluded from the ambit of government labour laws.

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Militant strike of State Transport Corporation workers in Chennai

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 31/05/2017 - 16:36

Thumbnail Chennai strikeAbout 1.5 lakh state transport workers of Tamilnadu went on an indefinite strike from 14th May 2017. These workers operate about 23,000 buses all over the state and carry about 2.25 crore passengers/commuters every day. They were protesting non-payment of wages and retirement dues.

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Hail the 160th anniversary of the Great Ghadar of 1857! Onward with the struggle to vest sovereignty in the people!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 16/05/2017 - 15:56
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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.


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In support of the call for unity of all workers

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 16/05/2017 - 15:40

This is in response to the May Day call of the CC of the CGPI dated 29-4-2017 entitled `Strengthen the united working class opposition!' carried in the May 1-15, 2017 issue of MEL. This is an excellent piece of theoretical and practical work, the hallmark of the CGPI, and an excellent piece of tactics in the ongoing class struggle towards the goal of socialism and emancipation of the working class and liberation of society from the shackles of vicious capitalist enslavement.

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Way out of crisis of Agriculture

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 16/05/2017 - 13:09

I am writing to thank you for carrying the important and educative article entitled 'What is the way out of the crisis of agriculture?' in the May 1-15, 2017 issue of MEL. This article is an outstanding example of Marxist-Leninist analysis of the concrete problems faced by the people of the country engaged in the agricultural sector, accounting probably for 70% of the population. The article begins by noting the recent directive from the Madras High Court to the Government of TN to waive all farm loans through cooperative banks.

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What is the way out of the crisis of agriculture?

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 01/05/2017 - 12:28

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.

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Constitutional status to Backward Classes Commission

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 01/05/2017 - 12:23

On April 10, the Lok Sabha passed the Constitution (123rd) Amendment Bill to pave the way for the creation of a new National Commission for Backward Classes as a constitutional body. To be passed, a Constitutional Amendment Bill requires two thirds majority in the Lok Sabha. The Lok Sabha voted in favour of the amendment with 360 MP’s supporting it and two opposing it.

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Good times (Achche din)

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 01/05/2017 - 12:20

Forbes magazine recently published its annual list of dollar billionaires in India, i.e., people with wealth of Rs. 6500 crores or more, in 2016. As per the Forbes list, the number of billionaires in India increased by 20 percent to 101 during the year. The country with the world’s largest number of poor now has the fourth largest number of billionaires. The wealth of these 101 biggest capitalists exceeds 300 billion dollars (around 20lakh crore rupees).

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A show of working class unity

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 01/05/2017 - 12:15

I am writing in response to the call of the CC of the CGPI as we approach May Day of 2017, and which was carried in the April 16-30, 2017 issue of MEL entitled `An attack on one is an attack on all! Build and strengthen the working class opposition to the capitalist offensive! In particular, I would like to join the chorus of outrage at the brutal and draconian sentence of life imprisonment on 13 Maruti-Suzuki workers in Gurgaon.

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Haryana Roadways workers' struggle against privatisation

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 01/05/2017 - 11:38

Hayana-Roadways-strikeThe united actions of the workers of Haryana Roadways (10th-14th April 2017) have forced the Haryana government to concede some of the demands of the workers. Government had to reinstate all 120 workers who were union activists and were expelled during the course of this struggle.

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Central government opposes Supreme Court verdict on AFSPA in Manipur

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 30/04/2017 - 20:37

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.

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Youth used as "human shield" by army convoy in Kashmir: There is no military solution to the Kashmir problem!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 30/04/2017 - 20:32

The video of a youth tied to the front of an army jeep driving through villages during the by-elections in the Srinagar parliamentary constituency on April 9 has provoked women and men of conscience throughout our country to raise their voice in protest. At one stroke, it has brought to the fore the utter brutality and inhuman treatment of the Kashmiri people by the Indian state.

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Massive protest rally in defence of Maruti workers in Chennai

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 30/04/2017 - 20:23

TN Photo 3Thousands of workers participated in a militant protest rally near the government guest house in Chepauk, Chennai on April 13, 2017. The protest rally was organized to express the opposition of the working class to the decision of the Sessions Court of Gurgaon to award life sentence to 13 Maruti Suzuki workers.

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Strengthen the united working class opposition!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 29/04/2017 - 20:44

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.

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Babri Masjid demolition conspiracy case revived by Court

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 28/04/2017 - 20:35

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.

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Spirited campaign for a people’s candidate in the Delhi Municipal elections

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 28/04/2017 - 20:19
In the elections to the Delhi Municipal Corporation held on April 23, one campaign that stood out from the others was that of the people’s candidate and activist of Lok Raj Sangathan called Shivaji, in the Harkesh Nagar ward of, South Delhi.
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Widespread protests against the unjust sentence on Maruti workers

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 18/04/2017 - 13:20

Kamala Nehru park-1 Workers from various industries and their trade unions and organisations have been organizing protest actions opposing the unjust sentence of the Gurgaon Sessions Court on 18 March 2017, declaring life imprisonment for 13 workers of Maruti Suzuki Ltd. (Manesar) and 5 years imprisonment to 4 other workers.

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Origin of May Day

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 18/04/2017 - 13:17

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.

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An attack on one is an attack on all!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 15/04/2017 - 13:37

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
Comrade workers,

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.

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Bypassing of Rajya Sabha to push the monopoly capitalist agenda

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 15/04/2017 - 13:09

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.

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Racist attacks in the National Capital Region on students from Africa

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 15/04/2017 - 12:52

NOIDA protestAccording to media reports, on 27th March, a gang of persons forced their way into a residence of Nigerian students in Greater Noida, in the National Capital Region of Delhi. They demanded the right to search the students' refrigerator. They alleged that the Nigerians were cannibals and accused them of murdering a local youth.

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Army deliberately targets civilians in Kashmir: There is no military solution to the problem in Kashmir

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 15/04/2017 - 12:50

Three youth were shot dead on 27th March, when Armed forces deliberately fired upon hundreds of people who had gathered at the site of an “encounter” near Darbugh village at Chadoora in Budgam district in central Kashmir.

It may be recalled that earlier in February, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat issued a statement justifying such attacks on civilians. Rawat declared “mobs disrupting encounters” would be treated as “over ground workers of militants” and ruthlessly shot down. The then Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar publicly justified this policy.

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Students protest against attack on right to conscience

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 15/04/2017 - 12:34

The annual street play festival, “Mukhatib Nukkad Natak” festival organized by the students of Ramjas College, Delhi University this year was an occasion for students across colleges of Delhi University to express their anger against the attempt of the authorities to clamp down on their right to express their views.

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Omax Autos, Dharuhera: Attack on workers fighting for their rights

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 15/04/2017 - 12:33

The entire union body of Omax Autos, Dharuhera has been fired as a punishment for fighting with the 344 contract workers who had been retrenched on 1st Feb 2016. 16 workers were sacked recently, taking the total number of permanent workers sacked to 34. Permanent workers of Omax Autos, had joined the protesting contract workers after one of the contract workers had committed suicide due to loss of livelihood.

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Unions to organise against Cognizant layoffs

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 15/04/2017 - 12:30

Three sectoral unions in the IT sector have announced a joint campaign against the proposed mass layoff of employees by Cognizant Technologies Solutions. NDLF (New Democratic Labour Front), FITE (Forum for IT Employees) and KPF (Knowledge Professionals Forum) have issued a common statement urging employees not to accept forced resignations while demanding that the company invest in re-skilling employees. Earlier in 2016, NDLF, through a court case, had won a favourable clarification by Tamil Nadu government, that declared that all industrial and labour laws applied to the IT Sector.

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Growing worldwide protests of the working class and people

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 15/04/2017 - 12:10

We are approaching May Day at a time when the number and scale of protests of the working class are on the rise all over the world. Workers are fighting back with growing determination and waging more powerful, more united struggles against the capitalist offensive. There have been massive protests against the “austerity” measures being imposed on the working people, the cutbacks in social service and privatization of health services.

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Rail workers to go on hunger strike

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 15/04/2017 - 12:06

The All India Loco Running Staff Association (AILRSA) and the All India Guards Council (AIGC) have decided to go on a 36 hour hunger strike on 25 and 26 April 2017. Through this hunger strike, they plan to highlight the grievances of the running staff of trains on a number of issues including the recommendations of the Seventh pay Commission on wages and allowances for different grades of the running staff.

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On the Present Situation and Our Tasks: Assessment of the Plenum of the Central Committee, March 2017

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 01/04/2017 - 16:35

The Second Plenum of the 6th Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India was convened on 25-26 March, 2017. Assessing the developments on the world scale, the Plenum noted the intensification of inter-imperialist contradictions and the growing tendency of capitalist ruling classes to resort to fascist methods of rule. It noted that the Indian big bourgeoisie is marching on an extremely dangerous path and could drag us into a reactionary war to fulfil its selfish aims.

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Condemn the unjust court verdict against 31 Maruti workers! Unite and fight for their immediate release!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 01/04/2017 - 16:32

Maruti demo in DelhiOn 18th March, the Gurgaon district court pronounced its sentence for 31 workers of Maruti Suzuki whom it had convicted on the completely concocted charges of murdering a manager of the company. Thirteen workers have been awarded life imprisonment.

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Life sentence awarded to Prof GN Saibaba: Criminalisation of dissent

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 01/04/2017 - 15:54

Professor G.N. Saibaba along with four other comrades was sentenced to life imprisonment by a session’s court in Gadchiroli, Maharashtra on 7th March 2017. Prof Saibaba, who is 90% disabled, was earlier arrested on May 9, 2014, when the police picked him up without any notice from his residence. He was lodged in Nagpur Central Jail for 14 months following his arrest. Subsequently, in March 2016, he was granted bail on grounds of his deteriorating health.

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Countrywide strike by Government Employees

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 01/04/2017 - 15:40

More than 12 lakh government employees went on strike throughout the country on 16th March 2017. The strike saw participation of workers from various government services including postal services, income tax services, RMSCGWB, postal account, civil account, survey of India, census services. The strike took place in support of the 20 point charter of demands released under the banner of Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers. The strike took place successfully throughout each part of the country.

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Seminar by Lok Raj Sangathan in Sirsa, Haryana

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 01/04/2017 - 15:21

Sirsa meetingLok 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.

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Protests against land acquisition in Jharkand continue

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 01/04/2017 - 15:17

The Jharkhand Adivasi Sangharsh Morcha continues to spearhead the protests of the tribal peoples against amendments to the Chotanagpur Tenancy Act and the Santhal Pargana Act that define land use in the state. On March 5th, the Morcha organized a rally at Jantar Mantar to register the continued opposition of the people to the acquisition of tribal lands for industry.

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Moves to accelerate the privatisation program

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 17/03/2017 - 13:43

The Modi government has announced plans to open up commercial mining of coal during next financial year (Apr 17-Mar 18).In the first phase, four coal mines will be auctioned. The plan is to auction as many as 23 mines during the year. Commercial mine owners will be able to sell coal to any user. For this purpose the Coal Mines Special Provision Act of 2015 was enacted which allows government to open up commercial coal mining for private players.

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Meetings on notebandi

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 17/03/2017 - 13:39

Lok Raj Sangathan organized a series of meetings on the anti-people step of banning 500 and 1000 rupee notes on 8 November 2016. The meetings were held to expose the real aims of the government. Between January and the first week of March 2017, meetings were held at Bhiwandi, Kalyan, Ulhasnagar and Thane for workers, political activists, students and teachers.

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Governmental crisis in Tamil Nadu

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 17/03/2017 - 13:33

Sir, 

I am writing in response to the article entitled 'Governmental Crisis in Tamilnadu: Parliamentary democrcy stands completely exposed' in the March 1-15, 2017 issue of MEL.  This is an excellent piece of Marxist-Leninist analysis, and also provides a complete and objective basis for analyzing the political system in India, based on the most scientific principles. 

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Women march in defence of their rights and for a system free of exploitation and injustice

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 09/03/2017 - 15:00

International Women's Day 2017 in DelhiOver 800 women and men, youth and students, marched in unison from Rajiv Chowk to Jantar Mantar in Central Delhi, on 8th March, 2017, in celebration of International Women’s Day. With spirited slogans and songs that resounded through the busy streets, with clenched fists held high, with colourful banners and placards highlighting their resolve to resist the manifold attacks of the state, they reiterated their commitment to continue the struggle in defence of their rights and for a system free of injustice and inequality.

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Country-wide strike by bank workers on 28th February, 2017: Support the just demands of bank workers! Make the capitalist defaulters pay!

Submitted by bk on Sat, 04/03/2017 - 20:07

More than 10,00,000 bank workers of India across all categories of employment went on strike on 28th February. The strike was called by the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU), an umbrella body of unions of bank employees. Workers of commercial banks, regional rural banks and cooperative banks participated in the strike.

The striking bank workers are demanding:

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State terrorism and the alienation of people in Kashmir

Submitted by bk on Sat, 04/03/2017 - 19:17

The Army chief, General Bipin Rawat recently issued a warning that the army would treat all those in Kashmir who do not support army operations or obstruct them during encounters “as overground workers of terrorists,” and fire upon them. His target was the lakhs of youth and women participating in mass protests against killing of innocents in fake encounters and other atrocities committed by the army and paramilitary forces.

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Indian citizenship to depend on religion: Communal Nature of Indian State shows through its Secular Facade

Submitted by bk on Sat, 04/03/2017 - 19:02

The Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 is likely to be tabled in the Monsoon session of the Parliament this year. This Bill amends the Citizenship Act, 1955 to relax the eligibility requirements for Indian citizenship for migrants who are Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

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Titwala rail passengers' agitation

Submitted by bk on Sat, 04/03/2017 - 19:00

Titwala in Maharashtra is famous for tourism. However, travellers have to face many difficulties due to several problems at Titwala railway station. Because of these problems, several travellers and residents have placed their demands to the railway adminstration. Railway adminstration has however ignored the problems and the demands. Rail travellers, together with residents have come together to establishe the Railway Passenger Janhit Sangharsh Manch.

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Schemes Workers demand an end to their super-exploitation

Submitted by bk on Sat, 04/03/2017 - 18:57

Workers of various government schemes like Anganwadi, Asha, mid-day meals, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Ancilliary Nurse Midwife program (ANM), National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS), Sakshar Bharath and Indira Kranthi Patham (IKP) are organising to escalate their struggle for being recognised as workers. Government deploys them in for implementing its schemes (therefore the name scheme workers). For example, Anganwadi workers are deployed in pulse polio, ration card and census schemes of Central and State governments.

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Attacks on worker’s rights in Maharashtra to promote “start-ups”

Submitted by bk on Sat, 04/03/2017 - 18:47

The Central Ministry for Labour and Employment issued an Advisory in early 2016 on the subject of giving specific concessions to newly established companies, called “start-ups”, with respect to laws dealing with the labour rights. Since then, 10 States have agreed to take steps as per the Advisory. Government of Maharashtra is one of the states taking active steps to exempt start-ups from inspections relating to key labour laws, for a period of three years.

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State terror against anti-land acquisition movement in West Bengal

Submitted by bk on Sat, 04/03/2017 - 18:34

As has been reported earlier in Mazdoor Ekta Lehar, the people of Bhangar, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal, have been waging a militant struggle against the forcible acquisition of their fertile agricultural land by the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL).

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Workers’ unions oppose privatisation of insurance companies

Submitted by bk on Sat, 04/03/2017 - 18:13

On 18th January, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, headed by Prime Minister Modi, gave “in principle” approval for listing of state-owned general insurance companies. Listing them in the stock exchange is the first step towards their privatisation. The companies concerned are: New India Assurance Company, United India Insurance, Oriental Insurance Company, National Insurance Company and the General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC).

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Political Forum in Delhi: Note Ban is not in the National Interest

Submitted by bk on Sat, 04/03/2017 - 17:54

Participants in a Round Table Conference on the theme "Is Demonetisation in the National Interest?" were of the firm view that the Note Ban is thoroughly anti-worker, anti peasant, anti-social and anti-national.

The conference was organised by the Delhi Council of Lok Raj Sangathan on 15th February, 2017. Ms Sucharita conducted the proceedings of the Conference.

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Dr. Sulabha Brahme

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 27/01/2017 - 19:05

The Communist Ghadar Party of India mourns the passing away of Dr. Sulabha Brahme, one of the leading political and social activists from Pune, on Thursday, December 1, 2016. She was 84 years of age.

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Lessons from Pilbhit

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 14/05/2016 - 20:34

On April 5, a special CBI court sentenced 47 policemen to life imprisonment for the massacre of 10 Sikh pilgrims in a fake encounter in Pilibhit in Uttar Pradesh, 25 years ago. Ten of the 57 policemen charged with that crime have died before the trial ended. Some of the convicted policemen have retired from service, while others are still in service.

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JNU students and teachers wage struggle against injustice

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 14/05/2016 - 20:28

As we go to the press, the indefinite hunger strike by the students of JNU, against the unjust penalty meted out to them by the University’s High Level Enquiry Committee (HLEC) entered the fifteenth day. 20 students began the hunger strike on April 28 and many of them are continuing well into the 15th day. Some have had to withdraw on health grounds.

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Trade unions express support for JNU students

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 14/05/2016 - 03:30

On May 11, a delegaton of trade union leaders of Delhi — including AITUC, CITU, Mazdoor Ekta Committee, AICCTU, AIUTUC and IFTU — submitted a memorandum to the Vice Chancellor of JNU, opposing the penalty imposed on the students and demanding revocation of the punishment. The delegation also participated in the students' protest action, in solidarity with their struggle.

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Bengaluru garment workers’ protest

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 29/04/2016 - 20:15

Massive Workers’ Protest against Loot of their Savings by Government of Big Bourgeoisie

On 18-19 April, about 1.25 lakh garment workers in Bengaluru, one-quarter of the total workforce of this industry in this city, poured out angrily onto the streets.  They were protesting the NDA government’s notification restricting the right of workers to withdraw the full amount of their Provident Fund before attaining the age of 58.

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Successful one month strike at the Sanand Nano Plant in Gujarat

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 16/04/2016 - 19:30

About 400 workers of Nano Plant in Sanand, Gujarat who had been on strike since the night 22nd Feburary till 22nd March 2016, emerged victorious. They had been protesting against the dismissal of 26 workers who had been carrying on the struggle to establish the right of the workers to form a union of their choice.

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Tamil Nadu Elections 2016:

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 16/04/2016 - 03:30

Defeat the capitalist program of maximising exploitation and plunder!

Fight for the communist program to ensure prosperity and protection for all!

People’s empowerment is the only way forward!

Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 15th April, 2016

To put an end to exploitation, discrimination, corruption and criminal politics, it is not enough to change individuals and parties.  We need a change of system.  The existing unrepresentative system and political process must be replaced by a modern democracy in which the will of the majority prevails.  Instead of people voting to place parties in power, a political party must be required to provide the people with a leading force so that they can exercise power.

Communist Ghadar Party of India calls on all political forces interested in ending the rule of capitalist greed and imperialist plunder, of corruption and criminality, to unite and agitate for the following changes in the political system and process of representation.

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Protest meeting against attacks on people's democratic rights

Submitted by bk on Fri, 26/02/2016 - 11:21

On February 25, 2016, hundreds of workers, women, youth, students, and intellectuals participated in a militant public meeting at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi at the call of seven communist and left parties — Communist Party of India, Communist Party of India (Marxist), Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation, All India Forward Bloc, Revolutionary Socialist Party, Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) and Communist Ghadar Party of India.

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Country-wide protests and demonstrations against the attack on JNU students

Submitted by bk on Tue, 23/02/2016 - 22:22

Following the arrest of the President of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU), Kanhaiya Kumar, on 12th February on trumped up charges  of sedition, several events have taken place and facts have come to light that have made the youth and many people in the country very angry.

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Condemn the state terror unleashed against people in Haryana

Submitted by bk on Mon, 22/02/2016 - 09:51

An extremely tense situation prevails all over Haryana. In the name of maintaining “law and order”, the government of Haryana and the Central government have unleashed a reign of terror against the people. As of February 20, 2016 at least 10 people have been reportedly killed and hundreds seriously injured in firing by the army and police.

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Protests against reccomendations of seventh Pay commission: Guards of the Indian Railways demand justice!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 20/02/2016 - 10:30

On February 23, the opening day of the budget session of parliament, hundreds of Guards of the Indian Railwaysparticipated in a militant rally in New Delhi, from Ambedkar Bhav

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Junior Doctors of Britain's National Health Service Strike Work

Submitted by bk on Sun, 14/02/2016 - 12:20

Over 30,000 junior doctors working in the British Government run National Health Service went on strike on February 10, 2016 in protest against the governments threat to impose a contract on them unilaterally. Earlier, the government has broken off negotiations with the doctor's union. The new contract aims to greatly increase the workload on junior doctors.

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Struggle of railway porters

Submitted by bk on Sun, 14/02/2016 - 12:14

The Jan Shakti Coolie Union organised a demonstration in support of their demands at Azad Maidan, Mumbai on 20th January 2016. Hundreds of porters (coolies) working in the various railway stations of Mumbai participated in this demonstration. All over India, hundreds of thousands of collies provide services to passengers at railway stations all over India.

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Meeting of the Joint Action Committee of Workers’ Associations

Submitted by bk on Sun, 14/02/2016 - 12:13

The meeting of the Joint Action Committee of Workers’ Associations was held in Dadar, Mumbai on 28th January 2016. AITUC, CITU, INTUC, Kamgar Ekta Committee, HMS, Dharmrajya Kamgar Sangathan, AIUTUC, AICCTU, Kamgar Aghadi, All India Bank Employees Federation, Bharatiya Kamgar Sena and other associations participated in it.

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Protests against the new transport policy

Submitted by bk on Sun, 14/02/2016 - 12:01

The workers’ association and various unions of the Haryana Roadways organised vigorous protests and pickets (‘dhrana’) in the depots located at various depots in the state on 11th February 2016 against the new transport policy of the state government. Subsequently they presented a memorandum to the General Manager of Haryana Roadways and the state Chief Minister.

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Bhagat Singh's statue unveiled in Nohar

Submitted by bk on Sun, 14/02/2016 - 12:00

A statue of Shaheed Bhagat Singh was unveiled on 8th February 2016 in a packed public meeting at Bhagat Singh Chowk in Nohar, Rajasthan. The statue was installed on 26th October 2015 after a lot of struggle with the police and administration. The district administration refused to give permission inspite of a pending application.

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Oppose the growing collaboration of the Indian state with Israel

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 03/11/2015 - 23:26

On October 13-14 2015, President Pranab Mukherji went on a state visit to Israel. It is expected that the Prime minister will make a visit to Israel in the next few months. These visits are part of the growing strategic relationship between the Indian and Israeli states. This relationship is directly targeted at the Palestinian peoples struggle for national liberation. It is a relationship which endangers peace and security of all the peoples of the region. The Communist Ghadar Party of India condemns the growing strategic relationship between the Indian state and the state of Israel.

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Prime Minister Modi greeted with powerful protests by Indians in the US

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 17/10/2015 - 03:40

Nearly 3000 people, organised under the Alliance for Justice and Accountability (AJA), Alliance of South Asians taking Action (ASATA), the Sikh Information Center and other groups, are reported to have held protest demonstrations and sit-ins in Silicon Valley, USA, during the visit of PM Narendra Modi at the end of September.

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Discussion on rising communal violence in the country

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 16/10/2015 - 23:00

A discussion was held on this theme on 3rd October 2015 at the office of Delhi Shramik Sanghathan (DSS). Young boys and girls participated in huge number in this discussion. They all came from residential colonies in north-west Delhi. This included workers, students and a few activists from the organisation.

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Unite and organize to defeat the anti working class, anti national and anti social offensive of the ruling class!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 03/10/2015 - 00:02

The Communist Ghadar Party of India congratulates the workers of our country for their magnificent response to the call of the Central Trade Unions for a General Strike on September 2, 2015

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Campaign in Kanyakumari against Communal Violence and State Terror

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 02/10/2015 - 23:57

The campaign against communal violence and state terror in Kanyakumari led by the Communist Ghadar Party of India kicked off with a mass meeting in Kalingarajapuram on 20th September. The organising committee had postered the walls over quite some distance and given a general call to people to join the campaign.

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Interview with worker leaders on the occasion of the country-wide strike on - 2nd September 2015

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 16/09/2015 - 11:56

Mazdoor Ekta Lehar’s reporters have interviewed a few leaders who had participated in the 2nd September strike. We are publishing a selection of the interviews here

Com. Birju Nayak (Secretary, Mazdoor Ekta Committee)

MEL: What was your experience of the 2nd September 2015 strike that has just been organised?

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Lessons of terrorism

Submitted by bk on Thu, 03/09/2015 - 10:17

This is in response to the article entitled `Terrorism and the Indian State - Lessons of History' published in the August 16-31, 2015 issue of MEL, which is important reading for all those who wish to understand the machination

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Condemn the barbaric attack on people by the Gujarat government!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 31/08/2015 - 11:36

The people of Gujarat must refuse to fall into the trap of this or that party of the rulers. They must defeat the divide and rule tactic of the ruling class by uniting as one in defence of the rights of all. In the present case, it is by upholding the banner "education for all, jobs for all" , and condemning state repression against any section of the people that they will be able to defeat the divisive agenda of the ruling class... All sections of the people of India are waging a just struggle in defence of their rights, against the attacks of the ruling class and its state. Together, we must wage the struggle with the perspective of establishing a new state with a new economic orientation that will actually guarantee security and prosperity to all.

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Meeting against Communal Violence organised in Gohana, Haryana

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 26/08/2015 - 12:41

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.

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Condemn the continued persecution of Teesta Setalvad

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 19/08/2015 - 21:03

On 14th July 2015, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided the home and office of Ms.Teesta Setalvad in Mumbai. Just a few days before this, the CBI had filed a case against Teesta Setalvad, for "illegally receiving foreign funding" and "criminal conspiracy" against the state.

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Massive public meeting on the 10th anniversary of state terror against Honda workers

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 01/08/2015 - 15:54

Show of unity and firm resolve

A massive public meeting was organized by the workers’ organisations in the industrial area of Gurgaon-Manesar, on 25th July, to mark the 10th anniversary of the barbaric state attack against the struggle of the workers of Honda Motorcycle and Scooters, Manesar.

Office bearers, activists and thousands of men and women workers from more than 60 unions of industries located in the Gurgaon, Manesar, Rewari, Dharuheda, Baval and other locations, participated in this meeting. Among these were Honda Union, GGAN Industries (Manesar, Dharuheda and Baval), Maruti Industries, Suzuki Two Wheelers, Hero, Sona Steering, FCC, Satyam, Rexin, Sunbeam, Haryana Roadways, Luma X, Nippon, Indorays, ASTI, Munjal Shova, Munjal Keeru, Prefeti, Auto Décor, RICO, RGP, Subros, Belsonic, Badi, Suzuki Power Train India, GKN, P and writer, etc.

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Teachers from every village and panchayat march on Jaipur

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 01/08/2015 - 15:50

On 29 July 2-15, numerous organisations working in the interest of education and teachers in Rajasthan joined hands to demonstrate their solidarity and strength in favour of their various demands under the banner of “Save Education, Save Teacher Campaign”. More than a lakh teachers from villages and dhani across Rajasthan gathered in Jaipur to participate in a massive rally. Thousands of women teachers participated militantly in the rally and presented their views, alongside tens of thousands of young teachers who participated vigorously in the deliberations.

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Successful campaign by Lok Raj Sangathan for basic rights of Delhi’s working population

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 18/07/2015 - 06:34

As reported in the June 1-15 issue of MEL, Lok Raj Sangathan has launched a campaign to highlight the utter lack of basic services such as water supply, sewage and sanitation, roads, health and hygiene, public transport, schools, etc., in the slum colonies and resettlement colonies across Delhi.

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Sponsoring anarchy and violence and terrorism

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 18/07/2015 - 06:32

Aimed at discrediting and crushing opposition to the state

In a recent interview to Hindustan Times, the former R&AW chief A.S. Dulat spoke of how the intelligence agencies have, among other things, regularly paid money to all kinds of "militant", "terrorist" and "separatist" organizations, both in India as well as in Pakistan.

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Delhi Guest Teachers Organisation

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 18/07/2015 - 06:15

Militant demonstration of guest teachers before Haryana Bhavan

Hundreds of guest teachers of Haryana demonstrated militantly on 11th July in front of Haryana Bhavan. Notwithstanding the rainfall, despite getting drenched, the men and women guest teachers continued their protests in support of their demand to be made permanent.

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Lok Raj Sangathan launches campaign for civic rights of workers

Submitted by bk on Wed, 01/07/2015 - 04:38

Lok Raj Sangathan recently launched a campaign for the right to water supply, sanitation, clean and hygienic living conditions, basic health care services, school education facilities, better public transport, etc. for the millions of working people living in slums and resettlement colonies spread out all across Delhi.

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Air India pilots resign over "breach of trust"

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 01/07/2015 - 04:33

At least 10 pilots, out of the newly recruited batch of 38 hired by Air India, are reported to have resigned after the Air India management changed their employment terms from permanent to contractual. According to news sources, some more pilots of the same batch are learnt to have resigned and are currently serving their 6 month notice period.

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Resident doctors on strike in Delhi

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 01/07/2015 - 04:30

Demand improvement in the conditions of doctors, health workers and the patients

Residents of the government hospital in Delhi have called for an indefinite strike from 22 June 2015 under the banner of the Federation of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA). They are demanding improvement in basic health and medical care facilities and better health services for the patients.

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40th anniversary of declaration of National Emergency

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 16/06/2015 - 00:05

Renewal of democracy and the republic is the demand of the times!

June 25th 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the proclamation of “National Emergency” by the then President Fakruddin Ali Ahmed. This state of “national Emergency” was lifted after over 20 months and elections were called for the parliament.

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Ban on a student study circle in IIT Madras

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 16/06/2015 - 00:03

Condemn the attack on the right to dissent!

On  June 6, following massive protests by student and youth organizations as well as other progressive individuals and organizations all over the country, the authorities of IIT Madras removed the ban they had earlier imposed on the Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle (APSC).

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Ishrat Jehan fake encounter case

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 15/06/2015 - 23:59

There can be no justice as long as the prosecutor and the criminal are the same

According to news reports, the Union Home Ministry has turned down a request of the CBI for granting prosecution sanction to four IB officials, including retired special director Rajendra Kumar, who were allegedly involved in conspiracy behind the cold blooded killing of a 19 year college student of Mumbai,

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Militant protests mark one year of the incarceration of GN Saibaba by the Indian state

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 02/06/2015 - 01:30

May 9, 2015 marked one year since GN Saibaba, a Professor in Delhi University, and well known political activist, was kidnapped and arrested by the Indian state. He has been in Nagpur jail since then, under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

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Condemn the proposed new fascist law attacking struggles of working class and peasantry

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 02/06/2015 - 00:30

The Ministry of Home Affairs of the Government of India issued the first draft of the proposed Prevention of Damage to Public Property (Amendment) Bill 2015, on May 20. 2015. The MHA had set up the Justice K.T. Thomas Committee to propose changes to the earlier act, and its recommendations are reported to be the basis of the proposed amendments. 

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Wages Bill 2015 - In the interests of capitalists, against the interests of workers

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 01/06/2015 - 23:30

The Labour Ministry has proposed a Labour Code on Wages Bill 2015 that will replace four existing laws — the Minimum Wages Act 1948, the Payment of Wages Act 1936, the Payment of Bonus Act 1965, and the Equal Remuneration Act, 1976.

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Interview with Allahabad Bank employees' leader Comrade Devender Mehta

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 31/05/2015 - 11:51

The present labour laws were formulated many decades ago. There has been big changes in technology since then. Today in the banking sector, there will be people with ties and suits, but in fact they are workers. Even though someone from outside would not think they are workers! The laws concerning labour need change, but they must be uniform and applicable to all those who sell their labour power for a living. All workers organizations need to get together to draft a new labour law which upholds the rights of all workers. All workers must have the right to organize themselves into unions.

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Transport workers strike total

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 17/05/2015 - 14:45

A country wide strike by crores of road transport workers against the Road Transport and Safety Bill 2014 took place on April 30, 2015. Between 6 am and 6 pm, on that day, in all states of the Indian union, autos, buses — both private and public, and also goods transporters struck work in protest against the Bill which is totally against their interests.

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Organise to end bourgeois rule and establish worker-peasant rule!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 02/05/2015 - 03:30

Long Live May Day!

Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 23 April, 2015

On the occasion of May Day, Communist Ghadar Party of India salutes the workers of all countries who are courageously fighting against the offensive of imperialism and the capitalists of the world!

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Massive escalation of state terrorism in Arunachal Pradesh

Submitted by bk on Thu, 16/04/2015 - 17:01

The Central government has decided to extend Army rule to almost the whole of Arunachal Pradesh. As per a new notification issued by the Home Ministry on March 27, 2015, all the 10 districts of Arunachal Pradesh bordering the state of Assam have been declared as “Disturbed Area” under Section 3 of AFSPA, 1958, for the next one year.

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Condemn the US imperialist sanctions against Venezuela

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 15/04/2015 - 20:51

On March 9, US President Barack Obama issued an executive order imposing sanctions on seven Venezuelan government and military officials, accusing them of alleged human rights violations and describing the situation in Venezuela as constituting an “unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States.”

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Loco pilots protest at the parliament

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 15/04/2015 - 20:46

The loco pilots belonging to the All India Running Staff Association (AILRSA) held a dharna to push the government to implement the recommendations of various committees on improving railway safety. Loco pilots came from Moradabad, Delhi, Lucknow, Ambala, Pathankot, Amritsar, Jallandhar, Faizabad, Bareilly, Dehradun and other divisions.

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Condemn the cold blooded murder of under trials by the fascist Telengana Police

Submitted by bk on Fri, 10/04/2015 - 14:50

On April 7, 2015, the Telengana Police shot dead 5 under trials in its custody. These 5 people, who are all Muslims and had been locked up in jail for being allegedly activists of SIMI, were shot dead by the police while on their way from their jail in Warangal, to the Court in Hyderabad.

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Condemn the massacre of innocent villagers by the fascist Andhra Police

Submitted by bk on Fri, 10/04/2015 - 14:23

Twenty innocent villagers were brutally shot dead by the Andhra Police in the Seshachalam forests near Chitoor in Andhra Pradesh on April 7, 2015. The Communist Ghadar Party of India condemns this barbaric act of state terrorism unleashed by the Andhra Pradesh police.

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Condemn the brutal police lathi charge on workers outside Delhi secretariat

Submitted by bk on Mon, 06/04/2015 - 22:19

On 25 March, 2015, the AAP government of Delhi carried out a massive unprovoked attack on peaceful workers, students and women, who had gathered at the Delhi Secretariat to demand that the new government fulfill the promises it made to the electorate in its election manifesto.

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Homage to Ghadar Martyrs Bhai Balwant Singh and Bhai Ranga Singh

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 02/04/2015 - 02:30

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.

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Commemoration of the anniversary of the martyrdom of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 01/04/2015 - 22:30

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.

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Issue of land acquisition

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 04/02/2015 - 16:11

The country’s wealth belongs to the people, not to the bourgeoisie

The Union Cabinet of the Bharitya Janata Party (BJP) -led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government passed an ordinance on 29th December 2014 to amend the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act of 2013.

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Retrenchments in IT companies

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 04/02/2015 - 16:09

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), the largest Information Technology (IT) consultancy company in India, which employed over 3 lakh workers in 2014, has recently announced retrenchment of a large number of its employees. It is reported that around 25,000 senior employees are being asked to leave.

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Privatisation of Coal Mining

Submitted by vivek on Mon, 05/01/2015 - 18:19

On 12 Dec 2014 the Lok Sabha passed the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill, 2014 and the Bill is now in Rajya Sabha for consideration. This important Bill was approved by Lok Sabha by just a voice vote in a great hurry without referring to the relevant Standing Committee.

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Massive show of protests against State Terrorism

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 17/12/2014 - 03:30

22nd Anniversary of the demolition of Babri Masjid

Protests and demonstrations across the country marked the 22nd anniversary of the demolition of Babri Masjid. From Kolkatta to Malegaon and from Dehradun to Coimbatore, people came out on the streets in hundreds of thousands to demonstrate their anger with what happened 22 years ago – the criminal act of the demolition of the Masjid and the communal killings organized by the State in its aftermath.

Delhi witnessed a massive rally from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar that culminated in a 3 hour meeting at which speakers from about 30 organisations condemned the criminal act and committed to unite against state terrorism and fight for the renewal of Indian Society.

Starting from 10 a.m. in the morning, hundreds of people began assembling at Mandi House. The numbers swelled and by about 11:30 a.m. the rally began with thousands of protestors marching in a disciplined manner behind the main banner, which boldly declared, ‘Unite against communal hate-mongering and violence, state terror and for rebuilding a just society!’ and ‘An attack on one is an attack on all!’ Representatives of all the organisations were with the main banner as the rally proceeded towards Jantar Mantar. Militant slogans of “Down with State Terror” and demanding punishment of those guilty of the crime reverberated in the air.

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On the centenary of World War I:

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 17/12/2014 - 01:30

Lessons for the working class and people

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, which was the biggest conflagration known to man until that time. It involved more than 70 million combatants and left more than 16 million people dead, and wrought colossal damage on the world’s peoples.

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Bank Strike – a manifestation of unity

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 16/12/2014 - 22:30

It is heartening to note from the action of 12th November, 2014 which was led by the United Forum of Bank Unions, in support of wage revision that there is a united and concerted effort to defend the rights of workers, cutting across lines of individual unions.  While one of the weakness of the working class movement in the country is indeed associated with the fact that there is a fragmen

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20th Biennial Convention of All India Loco Running Staff Association

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 01/12/2014 - 11:24

Call from the land of the warriors to intensify the struggle for Rights

Chittorgarh in Rajasthan reverberated with militant slogans of “Inquilab Zindabad”, “Long live workers’ unity”, “Long live the unity of loco pilots”, “Halt the privatization of the Railways” and call to struggle as the 20th Biennial Convention of the All Indian Loco Running Staff Association (AILRSA) got underway.

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Canada: State terrorism and imperialist war justified in name of countering individual terrorism

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 04/11/2014 - 14:34

Following the killing of a soldier at the War Memorial in Ottawa, Canada, and the killing of the alleged terrorist, the Canadian government launched a massive attack on the people and their rights. The capital city of Ottawa was brought to a halt, and hysteria and a reign of terror was unleashed on the people in the city in the name of finding other “terrorists”.

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Kashmir devastated

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 04/11/2014 - 14:09

Sir,

If there is one sticking point in the conscience of the peoples of India, which is a making of the ruling circles and not that of the people, it is the tragedy of Kashmir. It is the point where many of the unresolved issues of the country’s destiny come into sharp collision and focus, and a study of its history is a learning experience for all the people of India.

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Protest action against closure of government school

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 05/10/2014 - 22:53

Lok Raj Sangathan and All India Save Education Committee have been agitating to oppose the closure of the only government-run primary and senior secondary school, the Sarvodaya Vidyalaya, in Burari in North Delhi. Parents and guardians of the affected students are also participating in the protest actions in large numbers.

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Dangerous strategy of the bourgeoisie behind the “Make in India” call

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 17/09/2014 - 03:30

Finance capital would invest further in India only if its investments are going to fetch big returns. Finance capital moves into those countries or sectors of the economy where it can secure maximum capitalist profit through the exploitation, ruin and impoverishment of the majority of the population, through the enslavement and systematic robbery of the peoples and, lastly, through wars and militarization. It would invest in India if its calculations show that by investing in India, it could earn higher profits than if it invested elsewhere. This would be its motivation, not the well-being of the Indian people

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The Apprentices Amendment Bill 2014:

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 17/09/2014 - 02:30

Attempt to turn the country into a centre of cheap youth labour

BJP led NDA government passed the Apprentices (Amendment) Bill, 2014 on the last day of the recently concluded session on 14th August 2014. Since the passing of the Apprentices Act in 1961, there have been four amendments in 1973, 1986, 1997 and 2007. This is the fifth amendment.

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BSNL workers fight against attacks on livelihood and rights

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 16/09/2014 - 20:30

BSNL workers staged a protest in front of Bharat Sanchar Bhawan, the corporate office of the state owned Telecom in New Delhi on August 21, 2014. The protests came in the wake of anti worker recommendations made by a private consultancy hired by the BSNL management to “revive” the company.

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Farmers struggle is advancing in Hanumangarh

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 16/09/2014 - 19:30

Preparations had been on in the Hanumangarh district of Rajasthan for a huge demonstration, led by Kisan-Mazdoor-Vyapari Sangharsh Samiti, on 10th September in front of the head office of the district administration. In the meantime, the administration called the leaders of the Kisan-Mazdoor-Vyapari Sangharsh Samiti and assured them that all the issues would be resolved soon.

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Release Irom Sharmila immediately!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 02/09/2014 - 03:30

Repeal the Armed Forces Special Powers Act!

With deepest outrage, the CGPI condemns the utterly unjustifiable arrest on August 22, 2014, of Irom Sharmila, the brave activist from Manipur who has been relentlessly fighting for over 14 years for the repeal of the draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA).

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Stepped up militarization of economy — a dangerous course

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 02/09/2014 - 01:30

The Central government has announced increase in foreign direct investment (FDI) in the defence sector from 26% to 49%. It has done away with the requirement of licences for defence manufacturing for all but 16 items. It has called for turning India into an arms exporter in the world arms market.

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Four years of struggle of farmers against land acquisition in Navalgarh

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 01/09/2014 - 21:30

The farmers of Navalgarh Tehsil of Jhunjhunu District of Rajasthan have been continuously sitting on a dharna, for the last four years, under the leadership of Kishan Sangharsh Samiti. They are demanding that their fertile land which provides them livelihood, must not be acquired for use by cement companies.

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US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel's visit to India :

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 17/08/2014 - 01:30

No to the proposed dangerous military alliance of US, India and Japan!

The US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel came on a three day visit to India beginning August 7, to sell to the Indian government and the bourgeois think tanks of our country the benefits of India joining a military alliance with the US, Japan and some other countries of the Asia Pacific.

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Dangerous Course of FDI

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 16/08/2014 - 20:30

Sir,

I am writing this in response to the statement of the CC of the CGPI entitled `Opening doors wider to Foreign Direct Investment is a Dangerous Coursei: BJP led NDA government is gambling with the fate of our country to serve the imperialist drive of Indian capital to join the global big power club' issued on 16th July, 2014 and carried in the August 1-15, 2014 issue of MEL.

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Medical students working in government hospitals in Tamilnadu fight strike work

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 16/08/2014 - 19:30

In the last week of July 2014, over 3000 house-surgeons and Post graduate medical students under the banner of Interns and Postgraduate Association of Tamilnadu went on strike. In Chennai, Tiruchi, Thanjavur, Madurai, Coimbatore, Tirunelveli, Theni, Kanyakumari and other districts of the state, these medical students boycotted work in the government hospitals.

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Tamil Nadu Highways maintenance workers oppose privatization

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 16/08/2014 - 18:30

Workers of Tamil Nadu Highways department road maintenance workers held 72 hours non-stop agitation opposing the privatization of the road maintenance work in the last week of July. Highways department of Tamil Nadu maintain about 11,594 K.m. of state highways, 11,289 K.m. of district main roads, 34,160 km of districts other roads and 2,250 Kms of National Highways.

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Union Budget 2014-15

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 02/08/2014 - 02:30

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.

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Sovereignty must not be traded away

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 02/08/2014 - 00:30

July 31st is the deadline for signing of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) by all 160 member countries of the WTO. The TFA will bind member countries to lower all borders to international trade including tariffs, procedures, etc. The Indian government is opposed to signing the Agreement unless its concerns over WTO Rules regarding agricultural subsidies are addressed.

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Rail budget 2014-15

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 01/08/2014 - 23:30

Rail Minister Sings the Mantra of Privatisation of Railways

The Budget for 2014-2015 of the Indian railways, presented by the Railway Minister Shri Sadanand Gowda represents the continuation of the course of privatization of the railways reflected in the budgets presented by the railway ministers of the UPA government.

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Intensified protests against privatisation of electricity

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 01/08/2014 - 19:30

On 15th July, workers of electricity distribution companies (discoms) protested in front of the Superintendent Engineer’s office at the junction in opposition to the proposal of the Rajasthan government to privatise the Electricity Boards in Hanumangarh. Later, the workers submitted their demands to the Collector at his office.

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Garment workers in Chennai protest demanding higher wages

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 01/08/2014 - 17:30

Hundreds of garment workers in Chennai, under the leadership of the Garment and Fashion Workers Union, organized a day long protest action on July 22, demanding that the wage increase announced in February – around Rs 3,000 more than the average garment industry wages announced in 2004 – be actually implemented.

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Hung Assembly in Delhi: What should the working class and people do?

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 17/07/2014 - 02:30

On 6th July 2014, a political meeting was organized in Delhi by Lok Raj Sangathan (LRS). The meeting discussed the political situation in Delhi and charted a course of political action in the interests of the working class and people of Delhi. A correspondent of the Mazdoor Ekta Lehar covered the meeting.

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Condemn barbaric Israeli aggression on Gaza!

Submitted by bk on Thu, 17/07/2014 - 00:30

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.

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Immediate halt to Israel’s genocidal attacks in Gaza

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 16/07/2014 - 23:30

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.

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Land Acquisition Law 2013 to be amended

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 16/07/2014 - 23:30

Halt the capitalist offensive to forcibly acquire lands of peasants and tribal people

The Minister of Road Transport and Highways, and Rural Development, Shri Nitin Gadkari, has initiated a discussion through the monopoly media on changing key provisions of the 2013 land acquisition law, declaring that “development” is being hindered by the present law.

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Rajasthan State government employees’ struggle for their rights

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 16/07/2014 - 19:30

On 3rd July, the Akhil Rajasthan Rajya Karamchari Sanyukt Mahasangh organised a meeting concluding protest actions all over the state including in Jaipur. This organization represents seven lakh government employees. These include, besides the state government employees, workers of boards, corporations, autonomous bodies, Panchayati Raj and those on contract, etc.

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Rajasthan government amends labour laws

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 02/07/2014 - 03:30

Unite against the attacks on labour rights!

On 5th June, the Rajasthan government announced steps towards making labour laws more flexible with the ostensible aim of increasing employment. The real purpose of the government is to invite Indian and foreign investors to the state to further intensify the exploitation of labour.

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Language controversy revived:

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 02/07/2014 - 01:30

Divisive and diversionary tactics

The ruling class is geared up to push ahead full steam with capitalist reforms. The new government has lost no time in announcing measures that have gladdened the hearts of the big bourgeoisie, while stepping up the exploitation and oppression of the working class and people.

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Contract Labour: The future of youthful labour power of the country on contract

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 02/07/2014 - 00:30

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.

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Punish those guilty of not securing the safety of workers

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 01/07/2014 - 21:30

Workers killed in “accidents in Bhilai” and Vizag steel plants

At least six workers of Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) were killed and over 30 injured due to leaking of poisonous gas on the night of June 12, 2014. Soon after this, two engineers were killed on the steel melting shop 2 of Vizag steel plant on June 16, 2014.

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Good times for big capitalists means hard times for workers and peasants

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 17/06/2014 - 03:30

Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 4th June, 2014

"Sab ka saath, sab ka vikaas!" (Together with all, for the development for all!) This is the slogan with which the BJP led by Narendra Modi has swept to power at the centre, capturing 52% of the seats and reducing Congress Party to a small minority in the Parliament.

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Leaflet issued by the Indian Workers' Association of Great Britain

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 17/06/2014 - 00:30

Join the Demonstration in Hyde Park, London

Condemn Indian Army’s ‘Operation Blue Star’ 1984

Mark the 30th Anniversary of Sikh Genocide!

Demand justice for the people of Punjab and the rest of India!

On 6th June, 1984, tanks, mortars, missiles and sophisticated guns roared in a pre-planned concerted operation to crush the ‘enemy’.

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Campaign of Mazdoor Ekta Committee:

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 16/06/2014 - 21:30

We must ensure the Rule of Workers to secure the rights of labour!

“Survey of the rights of workers” is the campaign that is under process in Delhi’s Okhla Industrial Estate 1 & 2. Mazdoor Ekta Committee (MEC) has plans to run this campaign all over Delhi. It was begun in Okhla. The campaign took off on 13th May 2014 and was continuing even as this report was filed.

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Public meeting in Hanumangarh, Rajasthan on the occasion of the 157th anniversary of the great Ghadar of 1857

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 02/06/2014 - 02:30

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”.

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Mazdoor Ekta Lehar is publishing a letter it has received in response to the interview with Comrade Lal Singh

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 02/06/2014 - 01:30

A very important document for the working class

The document that was published on 23rd March, and distributed widely across the country among the working class, youth, toilers and intelligentsia and published in Mazdoor Ekta Lehar, is very important for the proletariat and toilers.

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Unite against the targeting of migrant workers by the capitalist state

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 02/06/2014 - 00:30

During the election campaign for the Lok Sabha, Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi made a number of speeches in West Bengal and Assam threatening to deport "illegal Bangladeshi immigrants" when BJP came to power. He is neither the first nor the last political leader of India to target Bengali Muslims in India.

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Comrade KL Bajaj

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 01/06/2014 - 23:30

A packed memorial meeting was held in Vanamali Hall, in Dadar, Mumbai on 6th May 2014 to pay respects to Comrade KL Bajaj who passed away on April 18th 2014 at the age of 79 years. The meeting was attended by members of different trade unions, mass organizations and political parties.

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Comrade Mukul Sinha

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 01/06/2014 - 22:30

Mukul Sinha, militant trade unionist, lawyer and tireless fighter for the cause of the workers and oppressed, passed away at the age of 63, on May 12, 2014. He had been diagnosed with cancer.

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On the 196th birth anniversary of Karl Marx:

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 17/05/2014 - 00:30

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.

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Wide dissemination of the Interview with Com. Lal Singh on the subject of: Corruption, Capitalism and the Indian State

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 16/05/2014 - 21:30

The interview of Com Lal Singh by Chandra Bhan, editor of Mazdoor Ekta Lehar was distributed widely among workers, peasants, students, youth, teachers, women, doctors, and professors.

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Growing confrontation between capital and labour in the Indian auto sector

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 16/05/2014 - 20:30

The Indian automobile industry is seething with confrontations between the capitalists and workers. The contradictions are intense as the workers in the sector, numbering about 2 crores, across the country, face insecurity of job, layoffs and early retirement as automakers prune their workforce.

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Ukraine crisis deepens

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 16/05/2014 - 20:30

Ukraine is being relentlessly pushed into deeper and deeper crisis, threatening its very existence as a sovereign country. The US imperialists and their NATO allies are directly responsible for this terrible situation. They set loose their fascist agencies in Ukraine to spread anarchy and violence in the capital Kiev and other cities.

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Meeting at VHS Hospital, Chennai

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 16/05/2014 - 19:30

Various Mayday meetings and programs were held all over Chennai by various trade unions. On the morning of Mayday, a gate meeting was held by the VHS Workers Union at their hospital gate. Nurses and hospital workers attended the meeting. The red flag was hoisted by a senior nurse. Com.S.Manidasan spoke of the deteriorating condition of the workers and staff in VHS Hospital.

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In support of the Mayday call

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 01/05/2014 - 23:30

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.

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Trade unions adopt a common draft program

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 01/05/2014 - 22:30

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

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Protest by Loco Pilots

Submitted by vivek on Thu, 03/04/2014 - 16:00

Engine drivers belonging to the Northern Division of the Indian Railway organised a ‘dharna’ (protest sit-in) outside Parliament on 27th March 2014, under the leadership of the All India Loco Running Staff Association. They submitted a memorandum of demands to the General Manager of the Northern Railway, which included the following:

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Western Railway Motormen Agitate for Assistant Motorman

Submitted by vivek on Thu, 03/04/2014 - 15:57

Motormen of Western Railway have been continuously agitating against the action taken against motormen by the management under the SPAD rules. SPAD (signal passing at Danger) rule means that if a motorman takes the train beyond a red signal, even by mistake, he is immediately suspended from service.

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Condemn the growing fascisation

Submitted by vivek on Sat, 15/03/2014 - 17:56

Time and again it has been shown that it is the Anglo American imperialists, and their agencies in India and Pakistan, who are the biggest roadblock to peace in the subcontinent. On the other hand, the so called "patriotism" that the ruling class promotes, is to lick the boots of Anglo American imperialists, and spew hatred against the neighbouring countries, especially Pakistan.

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Kamgar Ekta Committee Convention held in Mumbai

Submitted by vivek on Thu, 13/03/2014 - 13:46

A Convention of Kamgar Ekta Committee (KEC) was held on Sunday, March 2nd 2014, at Mumbai. Activists of the working class movement, and womens and youth movement, participated enthusiastically in the Convention.

On behalf of KEC, Comrade Mathew elaborated on a program to arm the working class to challenge the parties of the bourgeoisie in the coming elections.

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Capitalism cannot and will not liberate women!

Submitted by vivek on Thu, 06/03/2014 - 04:30

Women must champion the struggle for worker-peasant rule and socialism!

Let us unite and escalate our struggle, as workers and as women!

Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 25th February, 2014

As we mark International Women’s Day on 8th March this year, it is necessary that we recall the genesis of this annual global celebration, which started more than a hundred years ago. The first IWD was celebrated in 1911, at a conference of working women from Europe and the United States.   That historic conference was held under the banner of the struggle for socialism.

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CELAC summit in Havana

Submitted by vivek on Fri, 28/02/2014 - 14:14

Carrying forward the legacy of a two century old independence struggle

The summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) was held successfully in Havana at the end of January 2014, on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the great patriot José Martí.

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Struggle for a universal pension

Submitted by vivek on Fri, 28/02/2014 - 14:03

Recently on 23rd January the Finance Ministry has cleared a proposal to guarantee a minimum monthly pension of Rs. 1000 under the Employees Pension Scheme 1995, managed by the Provident Fund Organisation. To commence this pension plan of Rs. 1000 per month from the beginning of 2014-15, the government has allocated Rs. 1,217 crore of additional subsidy.

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Prosperity and protection for every worker and peasant is a matter of right and not “charity”!

Submitted by vivek on Mon, 10/02/2014 - 09:23

Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 9th February, 2014

Addressing the country on the eve of the 65th Republic Day, President Pranab Mukherjee repeated the worn out assertion of the ruling class that the Republic’s fundamental structure, institutions, the economic base and its political super-structure are the best in the world.

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Condemn the brutal killing of a student from the North East!

Submitted by vivek on Sun, 09/02/2014 - 09:13

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. 

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Involvement of British imperialism in Operation Blue Star confirmed

Submitted by vivek on Sun, 02/02/2014 - 03:30

Secret documents of the British Government that have now become open to public following their declassification, have confirmed that Operation Bluestar was carried out with close coordination between the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s government and the Margaret Thatcher government of Britain.

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Party School in Trivandrum

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 02/02/2014 - 02:30

On January, 26th, the Communist Ghadar Party of India organized a Party School in Trivandrum. The subject for study was the Constitution of the Indian Republic. The school revealed the eagerness and enthusiasm amongst all the delegates who participated.

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Condemn the Army verdict in the Pathribal false encounter case!

Submitted by sampu on Sun, 02/02/2014 - 00:30

No to army rule in Kashmir!

People in Kashmir and democratic minded people all over India are outraged by the clean chit given by the Army to its own personnel who were charged with the brutal torture and murder of 5 ordinary civilians in Pathribal, Kashmir, in March 2000.

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Singapore parliament proposes law against migrant Indian workers

Submitted by sampu on Sat, 01/02/2014 - 23:30

The Singapore government introduced a new bill in parliament on January 20, giving police special powers to “maintain public order” in Little India, a hub of Indian-owned businesses, eateries and pubs, where migrant workers from India and other South Asian countries get together in their rest time.

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South Korean railway workers strike against privatization

Submitted by sampu on Sat, 01/02/2014 - 22:30

More than 15,000 workers, i.e. about 80% of the work force of the state owned Korea Railroad Corporation (Korail) went on strike on December 9, protesting against steps that are being widely perceived as preliminary to privatizing the rail service – a plan by the management to sell off to private hands the most profitable slice of its business.

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Ukraine : US and Germany inciting anti-government protests

Submitted by sampu on Sat, 01/02/2014 - 21:30

Encouraged by the covert and overt backing of the imperialists of US and Germany, the anti-government protestors led by the opposition parties in Ukraine have been trying to overthrow the government of President Viktor F. Yanukovych by carrying out one provocation after the other.

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World’s richest gather to debate the direction of the world economy

Submitted by sampu on Sat, 01/02/2014 - 20:30

The 44th annual World Economic Forum (WEF) brought together more that 2000 corporate executives, prime ministers, presidents and other government leaders, heads of central banks and social celebrities at the Swiss Alpine resort of Davos, from January 22-25.

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Agitation by Southern Railway Loco Running Staff

Submitted by sampu on Sat, 01/02/2014 - 19:30

The Loco Running Staff of the Southern Railways organized a protest demonstration on 22nd of Jan, 2014, in Chennai to highlight their key demands. A dharna was held in front of the Moore market near the Central Station. it was addressed by various union leaders and activists including Comrades V.R. Prakash, President of AILRSA, R. Murali, Zonal secretary of AILRSA, R.

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The School on Constitution

Submitted by sampu on Sat, 01/02/2014 - 18:30

I am writing to thank you for the report published in the January 15-31, 2014 issue of MEL on the Party School on Constitution that was conducted in Delhi on December 28-29, 2013 and I was also pleased to know that the School was conducted in Mumbai on January 4-5, 2014. I am happy to know that the

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Party school on constitution

Submitted by sampu on Fri, 17/01/2014 - 04:30

On December 25, 2013, the Communist Ghadar Party of India completed 33 years since its founding. The occasion was marked by celebrations organized by the party organizations in different regions of the country. The Central Committee had previously planned to organize a series of Party Schools in different regions.

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Bangladesh in grip of crisis:

Submitted by sampu on Fri, 17/01/2014 - 03:30

Oppose all foreign interference in Bangladesh!

Elections to the Bangladesh parliament were held on January 5, 2014 in the backdrop of a severe political crisis in that country. The 28 party opposition coalition headed by the Bangladesh National Party (BNP) of Khaleda Zia boycotted the elections.

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Riots in Singapore

Submitted by sampu on Fri, 17/01/2014 - 02:30

Shimmering opulence built on unbridled exploitation of toilers

Singapore and Dubai are often held out by the rulers and capitalists of our country as aspirational examples. Time and again we’ve heard them tell us how they’ll make Mumbai like Singapore and Delhi like Dubai.

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Garment workers in Cambodia fighting against super-exploitation by multinationals

Submitted by sampu on Fri, 17/01/2014 - 01:30

Thousands of striking garment workers in Cambodia have been struggling for months for decent wages and working conditions. Cambodia is one of the countries which supply some of the biggest branded retail store chains in Europe and America.

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Steep hike in LPG prices:

Submitted by sampu on Fri, 17/01/2014 - 00:30

Another attack on the working people

On January 1, 2014 the price of non-subsidized cooking gas (LPG) was raised by Rs. 220, one of the steepest hikes so far. Following the increase, a 14.2 kg non-subsidized cooking gas cylinder will now cost Rs. 1,241, while it earlier cost Rs. 1,021.

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Who benefits from the rise in vegetable prices?

Submitted by sampu on Thu, 16/01/2014 - 23:30

In the year that has gone by, one of the biggest burdens on the masses of working people has been the sharp and continuous rise in prices of vegetables. This added to the burden the people were already facing because of the rise in the prices of a whole host of other essential commodities. The rise in prices was particularly severe in the case of onions, and also potatoes and tomatoes.

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Interviews with leaders of Western Railway Motormen Association, All-India Bank Emloyees Association, All-India Guards Council, National Federation of Postal Employees Union

Submitted by sampu on Thu, 16/01/2014 - 21:30

With the approaching Parliamentary Elections in 2014, the major political formations of the ruling capitalist class, the Congress and BJP along with their fronts have gone into election mode. Each of them is using and will use their time tested methods of muscle and money power and divisive politics based on caste, language and religion to try to come to power.

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Hail the 35th anniversary of People’s Voice/Mazdoor Ekta Lehar!

Submitted by sampu on Thu, 02/01/2014 - 03:30

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. 

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Global opposition to US imperialist doctrine of ‘exceptionalism’

Submitted by vivek on Thu, 02/01/2014 - 01:30

In the 68th session of the UN General Assembly this year, US President Obama had blatantly enunciated the doctrine of American ‘exceptionalism’ which allegedly gives the US the right to use military force against sovereign nations in its own interest.

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National Round up 2013

Submitted by vivek on Thu, 02/01/2014 - 00:30

A year of growing struggles of the working class and people against the anti-social offensive of the bourgeoisie

The year 2013 was marked by the united actions of the working class against the intensification of capitalist exploitation and attacks on workers' rights.

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Replacing one party by another will not end the exploitation and plunder!

Submitted by vivek on Sun, 22/12/2013 - 04:05

Bourgeois rule must be replaced by worker-peasant rule!

Build Shram Shakti Morcha in the course of escalating the struggle against globalisation through privatisation and liberalisation!

Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 12th December, 2013

Results of the recent elections held in five states were announced on 8th

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Blame the State for the daily harassment and violence against women!

Submitted by vivek on Sun, 22/12/2013 - 04:00

Organise collective self-defence! Join the struggle for reconstituting the State!

Statement of Purogami Mahila Sangathan, 13th December, 2013

Sexual harassment of women at their workplace is a problem being debated much these days. Sexual harassment at the place of work is one of the prevalent forms of oppression against women.

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Nelson Mandela

Submitted by vivek on Sat, 21/12/2013 - 15:52

Nelson Mandela, known affectionately as Madiba by the people of South Africa, passed away on December 5, 2013 at the age of 95. Mazdoor Ekta Lehar extends its deepest condolences to the people of South Africa, as well as the African National Congress at this great loss.

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Growing fascist terror against people on the basis of religion and caste stems from the communal foundation of the Indian Republic

Submitted by vivek on Thu, 21/11/2013 - 12:46

Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 16th Nov, 2013

Among all the parties in the electoral arena, Congress Party and BJP have earned the maximum trust of imperialism and the Indian big bourgeoisie.  They have demonstrated their ability to strike unprincipled deals and cobble together coalitions to align regional bourgeois groups with the agenda of globalisation through liberalisation and privatisation.  The Indian big bourgeoisie and the biggest imperialist powers of the world are keen to have one of these two trusted parties at the helm during 2014-19, in spite of their criminal record and the anger and hatred they have earned among the people.

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4 Railway gangmen killed due to anti worker policies being pursued by the Railways

Submitted by vivek on Tue, 19/11/2013 - 20:01

On November 3rd 2013, there was a terrible accident on the Railway tracks near Kalyan Station on the Central Railway and on the outskirts of Mumbai . While repairing a fault on the tracks, 4 gangmen were run over by a train and killed on the spot.

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Demonstration of Delhi’s primary school teachers

Submitted by vivek on Sat, 09/11/2013 - 09:34

Halt privatisation of education for ensuring quality education

Primary school teachers of Delhi demonstrated at Rajghat on October 21, under the banner of the All Delhi Primary Teachers’ Union. Young teachers of the union participated in the demonstration. Teachers of the N.D.M.C and Delhi Cantonment Board also participated in the demonstration alongside teachers of 3 Corporations.

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MEC supports the just struggle of AAI workers

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 05/11/2013 - 13:45

Leaders and activists of the Mazdoor Ekta Committee have been vigorously participating in the struggle of the workers of the Airports Authority of India against privatization of the airports of Chennai, Kolkota and four other cities.

At Chennai airport, Comrade Baskar addressed the gathering of workers.  

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Continued violation of human rights in Kashmir

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 17/10/2013 - 03:30

The Prime Minister and his Party colleagues, as well as the leaders of the opposition never refrain from talking about Jammu and Kashmir as being an integral part of India, and blaming Pakistan for the violence in Kashmir. However the attitude of the Indian state to the people of Kashmir has not been one of treating them as a colonial or imperial power would treat its subjects.

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Supreme Court rules in favour of “None of the Above” button :

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 17/10/2013 - 02:30

Necessity to carry out thorough going electoral reforms

On September 27, 2013, a three judge bench of the Supreme Court ruled that the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM’s) used in elections must have a “none of the above” (NOTA) button at the end as an option.

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Indian state is communal and state terror is its preferred weapon

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 10/10/2013 - 09:31

Home Minister Shinde's missive to state governments

On September 30, 2013, Union home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde wrote a well publicised letter to all states and Union territories to "ensure that no innocent Muslim youth is wrongfully detained in the name of terror".

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Patriotic Indians in Britain celebrate the Centenary of the founding of Ghadar Party

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 30/09/2013 - 21:00

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.

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Message of greetings to the public meeting organised by Ghadar International

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 30/09/2013 - 20:00

15th August, 2013

New Delhi, India

Dear comrades and friends,

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.

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Steep fall in the Rupee — consequence of integration with the imperialist system

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 30/09/2013 - 14:00

There has been a lot of noise in recent weeks about the external exchange value of the Rupee, which has fallen by nearly 10 percent in the last one month and nearly 20 percent since April 2013. The prices of imported goods have risen and this has had a cascading effect on prices across the spectrum of commodities.

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Demonstration in preparation of a gherao of the Parliament

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 30/09/2013 - 13:00

There was a big demonstration at ITO on 25th September 2013 under the leadership of the Trade Unions Joint Committee of Delhi to protest against the anti-worker, anti-national and anti-people policies of the government. Hundreds of activists of all the trade unions militantly took part in this demonstration.

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Thousands of prisoners go on hunger strike in California

Submitted by vivek on Sun, 01/09/2013 - 17:11

Several thousand prison inmates participated in hunger strikes in jails in California, USA, from July 8 to protest against being kept in solitary confinement and being made to undergo cruel and inhuman punishment. The hunger strike had gone on for over 6 weeks when the jail officials won a court order allowing them to force feed inmates.

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Workers of Global Hospital - Chennai fight for their rights

Submitted by vivek on Sat, 17/08/2013 - 10:44

Workers and hospital staff of Global Hospitals work day and night to provide medical services to thousands of patients. However, their management refuses to recognize their rights. Hundreds of staff, nurses, and other workers are employed as temporary staff and contract workers. They are treated like slaves, without any kind of permanency of work.

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Pension reform

Submitted by vivek on Sat, 17/08/2013 - 10:23

Sir,

It is with great pleasure that I read the article entitled ``Pension Reforms Bill: Violation of the right of working people’’. I found the article to be particularly illuminating because:

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Demonstration of Maruti Suzuki Workers’ Union

Submitted by vivek on Sun, 04/08/2013 - 07:17

The Maruti Suzuki Workers Union demonstrated at Gurgaon’s Leisure Park on July 18 to mark “one year after the state repression of the workers”. They reiterated their main demands for the release of their 147 colleagues, for all workers to be taken back to work and for an independent judicial enquiry into the death of the Human Resources Manager Avnish Kumar.

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End State repression in Jammu and Kashmir now!

Submitted by vivek on Sun, 04/08/2013 - 07:15

Repeal AFSPA, remove army and paramilitary forces from civilian areas!

Once again, in a sickening display of violence, the armed forces and police have gone on the rampage in Kashmir, firing on and killing people, imposing curfew across large areas of the state, and rounding up hundreds of youth and other people.

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8th anniversary of the brutal state oppression of Honda workers:

Submitted by vivek on Sun, 04/08/2013 - 07:11

The struggle for rights continues relentlessly

The workers unions and mass organisations of Gurgaon organised a public meeting at the Mini Secretariat, Gurgaon at 4 pm on 25th July 2013. This was in commemoration of the brutal attack on the workers by the Hooda government at the same venue on 25th July, 2005. The meeting was termed as a “workers unity rally”.

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Pension Reforms Bill

Submitted by vivek on Sun, 04/08/2013 - 06:30

Violation of the right of working people

The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) Bill 2011 is one of the Bills planned to be tabled in the monsoon session of Parliament in August 2013. The proposed reform to the pension regime in the country has been debated hotly.

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Mid day meal tragedy

Submitted by vivek on Sun, 04/08/2013 - 00:32

Condemn the callous and inhuman nature of the Indian state

On July 16, 2013 media reports shocked people all over the country with the news of the death of 23 children, between the ages of 5 to 12 years, after consuming the mid day meal served to them at their school in Gandaman village near Chhapra in Bihar. Many of their schoolmates are still hanging between life and death.

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8th anniversary of the brutal state oppression of Honda workers

Submitted by vivek on Sun, 04/08/2013 - 00:29

The struggle for rights continues relentlessly

The workers unions and mass organisations of Gurgaon organised a public meeting at the Mini Secretariat, Gurgaon at 4 pm on 25th July 2013. This was in commemoration of the brutal attack on the workers by the Hooda government at the same venue on 25th July, 2005. The meeting was termed as a “workers unity rally”.

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Unite and oppose state terrorism!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 20/07/2013 - 00:34

Israt Jehan, a first year college student of Mumbai and her friends were kidnapped and brutally murdered by the orders of top officers of the Gujarat Police and the Intelligence Bureau 10 years ago. Their murder was declared an “encounter”. For ten years, the families of Israt Jehan and her murdered friends have been fighting for justice.

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Growing fascisation

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 20/07/2013 - 00:26

Shortly after it was first revealed that the US National Security Agency was using its enormous technological resources to spy on computer and telecommunication networks and gather billions of pieces of information from countries all over the world, including India, more revelations of this nature have come to light.

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The struggle over defining the minimum wage

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 20/07/2013 - 00:16

In the constant, day to day struggle between capital and labour, the capitalist class tries to increase the degree of exploitation of workers and thus increase the surplus value extracted from the labour of workers, by depressing the wages of workers and by increasing the length of the working day.

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Bajaj Auto Workers

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 20/07/2013 - 00:13

Workers of Bajaj Auto’s Chakan Plant which produces Pulsar Motorcycles have been on indefinite strike from June 25, 2013. This followed the refusal of the management to have discussions with the union on negotiating a new wage agreement, which was due.

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Sanitation workers, Delhi

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 20/07/2013 - 00:01

Sanitation workers employed by the three Municipal Corporations of Delhi (MCD) are agitating for their just demands. They have threatened to go on strike if the Corporations do not accede to these demands.

According to the workers, the unified MCD had promised to make them permanent employees and give them their arrears. However these promises had not been fulfilled. 

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National Rural Health Mission workers

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 19/07/2013 - 23:50

Following the decision of the Maharastra government to outsource some of the functions of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) to private contractors, the NRHM workers of Maharastra went on a state wide strike from July 1, 2013. The workers are organized under the banner of the NRHM Adhikariva Karamchari Mahasangh.

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Floods in Uttarakhand: Consequence of unbridled capitalist greed

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 02/07/2013 - 23:31

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.

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LARR bill draft

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 02/07/2013 - 23:29

Paving the way for accelerated loot and plunder of people’s assets

The UPA government is claiming that it finally has achieved an “all-party consensus” on the proposed new land acquisition bill, titled the Right to Fair Compensation, Resettlement, Rehabilitation and Transparency in Land Acquisition Bill, 2011.

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45th Session of Indian Labour Conference

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 02/07/2013 - 22:58

Workers can defend their rights only through uncompromising struggle against the capitalists and their government

Inaugurating the 45th Session of the Indian Labour Conference, held in New Delhi on 17th May, 2013, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said: “The recent two-day strike by trade unions focused on a number of issues relating to the welfare not only of the working-classes but also t

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Airports Authority of India workers oppose privatisation

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 02/07/2013 - 21:20

Workers of the Airport Authority of India are on the war path against the move of the government to privatise the Chennai and Kolkata Airports. This follows the decision of the Civil Aviation Ministry to hand over the running of Chennai and Kolkata Airports to private parties.

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Anniversary of Operation Blue Star

Submitted by vivek on Wed, 19/06/2013 - 00:34

State terrorism targeted against any community must be condemned

June 6 marked the 29th anniversary of Operation Blue Star - an armed assault on the most sacred shrine of the Sikhs, the Golden Temple in Amritsar. Thirty eight other gurdwaras across Punjab were also attacked and thousands of innocent Sikh men women and children lost their lives.

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Campaign to strengthen the political unity of the working class

Submitted by vivek on Wed, 19/06/2013 - 00:28

Mazdoor Ekta Committee (MEC) is running a campaign in Delhi to strengthen the political unity of the working class. This campaign is to oppose the attacks on working class rights, to unite the class, to organise the class as a political force, and with the lofty aim of making it capable of staking its claim to political power.

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US government spying on people of all countries

Submitted by vivek on Wed, 19/06/2013 - 00:12

Two extremely important news breaks -- one by the Guardian, and the second by the Washington Post -- have confirmed what many have long suspected: that the FBI and the National Security Agency (NSA) of the US government have been and are snooping on practically every call, online chat, email, Facebook post and skype call made, under top secret programs that have now been exposed.

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Immigrant youth protest police attacks in Sweden

Submitted by vivek on Wed, 19/06/2013 - 00:10

In the third week of May massive protests by immigrant youth were reported in Stockholm, Sweden. The protests were triggered by the death of a 69 year old person due to police firing in Husby, a locality with predominantly immigrant population from Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Somalia and other countries of West Asia and Africa.

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Condemn the UPA government for its failure to secure a universal PDS

Submitted by vivek on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 07:53

On May 22, the UPA-2 government “celebrated” its fourth anniversary and congratulated itself for its performance on delivery of services to the people. However, the facts speak otherwise. The UPA government is yet to deliver on its promise of implementing a plan to ensure food for its people.

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Railway authorities' anti worker attitude exposed!

Submitted by vivek on Wed, 05/06/2013 - 23:06

Mazdoor Ekta Lehar has been continuously reporting on the struggles of the running staff of Indian Railways, the Engine Drivers and Guards, led by their Associations, the AILRSA (All India Loco Running staff Association) and AIGC (All India Guards Council). Due to these struggles the Union Labour Ministry appointed a National Tribunal in March 2012 to look into the grievances of this section.

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Interview with Comrade Y.G Joshi, President, NRMU (National Railway Mazdoor Union)

Submitted by vivek on Wed, 05/06/2013 - 23:01

MEL: Congratulations on your victory in the union elections in Central Zone as well as at All India level.

Thank You. As per the rules of the elections, Unions getting more than 35% of the votes polled in a particular zone get recognition by the General Manager as the representative Union of workmen in that particular zone.

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Condemn the UPA government for its failure to secure a universal PDS

Submitted by vivek on Wed, 05/06/2013 - 16:26

On May 22, the UPA-2 government “celebrated” its fourth anniversary and congratulated itself for its performance on delivery of services to the people. However, the facts speak otherwise. The UPA government is yet to deliver on its promise of implementing a plan to ensure food for its people.

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May Day 2013: Workers vow to continue the struggle to hold the Red Flag aloft!

Submitted by vivek on Fri, 17/05/2013 - 00:41

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.

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Bangladesh fire tragedy

Submitted by vivek on Fri, 17/05/2013 - 00:38

The inhuman face of imperialist globalization revealed starkly

On April 24, 2013, the Rana Plaza, a building complex on the outskirts of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, collapsed. Four days later, the wreckage of the building caught fire, even when rescue workers were trying to recover the remaining workers trapped under the building.

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20th anniversary of the founding of the Preparatory Committee for People’s Empowerment:

Submitted by vivek on Fri, 17/05/2013 - 00:24

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).

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Punish the guilty!

Submitted by vivek on Fri, 17/05/2013 - 00:17

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.

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May day celebrated enthusiastically in Tamilnadu

Submitted by vivek on Fri, 17/05/2013 - 00:08

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.

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Call of Purogami Mahila Sangathan

Submitted by vivek on Tue, 02/04/2013 - 00:28

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.

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Militant action at Churchgate Station, on the occasion of International Women’s Day

Submitted by vivek on Tue, 02/04/2013 - 00:12

On the occasion of International Womens Day, on March 8th,2013, activists of Kamgar Ekta Committee and Western Railway Motormens Association jointly distributed thousands of leaflets which had been brought out for the occasion. The leaflet was issued jointly by ten workers’ unions under the banner of Kamgar Ekta Committee.

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Militant struggle of Maharashtra Teachers

Submitted by vivek on Tue, 02/04/2013 - 00:00

Over forty thousand university and college teachers from the eight universities of Maharashtra have taken the path of struggle to force the government to concede their just and long standing demands. The Maharashtra government has been trying to whip up anti-teacher sentiment by making out that the teachers are callous to the concerns of the students.

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Western Railway motormen force the authorities to concede their demand!

Submitted by vivek on Mon, 01/04/2013 - 23:50

The Railway administration has followed a deliberate policy of dividing railway workers, setting one section against another and thus demoralizing workers and smashing their struggles. As part of the game plan, the Western Railways recently announced that it was extending suburban services from Virar to Dahanu, but that these suburban trains would be run by goods drivers.

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