May Day enthusiastically celebrated in Mumbai

Submitted by vivek on Thu, 16/05/2013 - 23:51

On the afternoon of May Day, hundreds of workers gathered at Azad Maidan, carrying red flags and the banners of their Unions. There were engineering workers, teachers, bank and insurance workers, seamen, state Govt employees, unorganised sector workers etc.

The meeting started at 5 pm with a welcome by Comrade AD Golandaz, Convenor of the TUJAC(Trades Union Joint Action Committee). He said in the last three years there have been three Bharat bandhs. This showed the opposition of the working class to the anti people policies of the ruling Congress Coalition. Speaker after speaker denounced these and called on the workers to unite. Many speakers also spoke of the sharpening global economic crisis, and the protests by workers in Europe and America against their government’s efforts to try to shift the burden of the crises on the backs of the working people. 

Comrade Vivek Monteiro, of CITU declared that so far we have only been opposing, but now is the time for the working class to put forward an alternate to these anti worker policies.

Com Mathew of Kamgar Ekta Committee welcomed this call from Dr. Monteiro and asked for a Joint Consultative Conference of all working class activists who would deliberate on the elements of this alternate policy to challenge the rule of the bourgeoisie. He said the cornerstone of the new policies put forward by the working class must be that the products of the land and labour of India should be used for the welfare of the working people. He said it is not possible for both rich and poor to grow together. If the needs of the working class are to be met, then surely the profits of the capitalist class will have to be severely curtailed. This is a fundamental law.

Comrade Tapti Mukhopadhaya, leader of the agitating teachers of Maharashtra denounced the Govt for its anti teacher attitude. She thanked Kamgar Ekta Committee for bringing out a joint leaflet signed by so many Unions and distributing this at Churchgate Station in support of teachers. It was this kind of class solidarity that we need to build she said.

The meeting ended well after 7 pm, with the serious working class activists pondering over the challenges facing the class and the need for them to rise to the occasion to shoulder these.

Tag:    Defeat Privatisation    Mumbai    May Day celebration    May Day    May 16-31 2013    Struggle for Rights    History    Popular Movements     Rights    

PARTY DOCUMENTS

Click to Download PDFThe first part of this pamphlet is an analysis of facts and phenomena to identify and expose the real aims behind the Note Ban. The second part is devoted to a critical appraisal of the government’s claims that it will reduce inequality, corruption and terrorism. The third part is what Communist Ghadar Party believes is the real solution to these problems and the immediate program of action towards that solution.

(Click thumbnail to download PDF)

These Elections are a FarceInterview with Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary of Communist Ghadar Party of India by Comrade Chandra Bhan, Editor of Mazdoor Ekta Lehar

(Click thumbnail to download PDF)

Click to Download PDFInterview with Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary of Communist Ghadar Party of India

by Comrade Chandra Bhan, Editor of Mazdoor Ekta Lehar

(Click thumbnail to download PDF)

History of Ghadar PartyA Presentation of Communist Ghadar Party of India

100 years ago Ghadar Party was formed by Indians in the US.It was historic milestone in our anti-colonial struggle.

The goal of this party was to organise a revolution to liberate our motherland from British servitude and establish a free and independent India with equal rights for all. It believed this to be the necessary condition for our people to hold their heads high anywhere in the world.

(Click thumbnail to download PDF)

Call of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 30th August, 2012

Working class representatives from all over the country are gathering on 4th September, at a time when a titanic struggle is going on in our country. The struggle is between the majority of toiling and exploited people and a minority of exploiters. It is between the majority whose labour expands wealth and the minority who enjoy the fruits of wealth creation on the basis of their private property and positions of power.

(Click thumbnail to download PDF)

Call to the Working ClassDefeat the program of privatisation and liberalisation!

Fight with the aim of establishing workers’ and peasants’ rule!

Call of the Central Committee, Communist Ghadar Party, 23 February, 2012

(Click thumbnail to download PDF)