The “National Round up 2013: A year of growing struggles of the working class and people against the anti-social offensive of the bourgeoisie'' that appeared in the Jan. 1-15, 2014 issue of MEL was extremely valuable. The message that a reader derives from this article, which is organized in a scientific and systematic manner, with the point of view of conveying information to the revolutionary movement in an objective and balanced manner, is that at long last the tide for the revolution is turning. The world has come to a pass where the capitalist-imperialism system is getting ever deeper mired in its own crises, with the endless wars launched by it not finding any resolution nor able to solve any problem, and with the leading countries themselves suffering domestically on an unparalleled scale.
In India, the tired cliches of liberalization and privatization have run their course and the economy enters period doldrums, with much glumness dominating the economic landscape. In this environment, the ruling circles are continued their assault on the working people on an increased scale and are willy nilly attacking all the hard won gains of the working class. While the disillusionment in the present system is a given, the conscious segments of the working class have started their work in organizing the working class.
The article enumerates several examples of conscious, co-ordinated work of the working class in working towards its goals. The spirit is spreading from railway workers to airport workers, to workers of the Income Tax Division, and to that of the workers of Maruti-Suzuki. Across the length and breadth of the country there is a growing recognition that violence against women on a bestial scale not witnessed before is a result of the prevailing environment in the country, the blame for which has to be laid at the door of the bourgeoisie. The CGPI has taken an intiative in building unity among the disparate forces engaged in the fight. By celebrating the Centenary of the Hindustani Ghadar Party and
by participating in the Delhi assembly, the party is carrying out tireless work in the field. The net conclusion of the round up is best expressed in the words in the article "As 2013 draws to a close,
Communist Ghadar Party is optimistic that the day is not far off when a united vanguard of the working class will rally all the working people to take up the task of preparing for the Ghadar of the 21st century, which will overthrow capitalism and establish a new State of worker-peasant rule.'' It is with pride that I write this letter of appreciation.
S. Nair, Kochi