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On the occasion of the 70th Indian Independence Day:

Which way forward for India?

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

The Government of India has made preparations for celebrating the 70th Independence Day with great pomp and pride.

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Massive country-wide strike by bank workers paralyses bank operations

Eight to ten lakh bank workers struck work for one day on 29th July 2016 to oppose the Central Government's plan for merger and divestment of public sector banks.

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Brutal attack on protests against the killing of Burhan Wani:

Condemn the barbaric persecution of the Kashmiri people!

The killing of a 22 year old youth Burhan Wani on 8th July in a fake encounter by the security forces has led to widespread protests all across the southern part of Kashmir and in the capital city of Srinagar. Youth have come out in large numbers in these protests.

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Unrelenting protests by Belgian and French workers

From the last week of May 2016 onwards, tens of thousands of workers in Belgium have been participating in protests all across the country against labour “reforms” of their government. Likewise millions of workers in France have been on the streets to demand that their government withdraw anti-worker changes in labour laws.

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No justification for state terrorism in Mathura

According to news reports, on 2nd June, the Uttar Pradesh police launched an operation to clear a government park in Mathura of a group of encroachers. Twenty seven people died during this action, including five women and two children. Two police officers also died during the action. A large number of men, women and children received injuries, many grievous.

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Gulbarg Society massacre verdict:

Those responsible must be punished!

One of the most unspeakable examples of state-sponsored communal violence that took place 14 years ago in Gujarat was the butchering of 69 residents of the Gulbarg Society housing complex in Ahmedabad.  Innocent men, women and children, mainly of the Muslim faith, were besieged for 6 hours, then hacked, raped and torched to death

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Revolutionary greetings to all workers on May Day!

Let us prepare to dig the grave of the inhuman capitalist system!

On 1st May, 2016, workers of all countries will march militantly on the streets hoisting the red flag of struggle and sacrifice in defence of their hard won rights. May Day rallies will be taking place in conditions of all sided attacks on workers’ rights by governments acting on behalf of the capitalist monopolies.

...read this | more from: MEL May 1-15 2016, Voice of the Party

Long live International Workers Day!

This parasitic and rotten system is a burden on the working class!

Statement of the Delhi Regional Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 1 May 2016

Comrades, Red Salute on May Day!

Over 130 years ago the working class heralded the struggle for their rights as workers demanded eight hours working day, with eight hours of rest and another eight to be dedicated to fulfilling their duties towards the society. To crush the struggle of the working class of Chicago the government of the capitalist imprisoned the workers, condemned them to harsh punishment and tortured them in various ways, including sending them to the gallows. The police and security forces of the capitalists fired upon them, killing hundreds of workers. The flag in the hands of the workers was drenched in their blood and this became the symbol of their struggle against the capitalists class.

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Air pollution in Delhi and other cities:

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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Comrade AD Golandaz

Comrade AD Golandaz, veteran communist and trade union leader, breathed his last on March 30, 2016. Comrade Golandazwas suffering for the last six months from terminal cancer.

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Haryana Assembly amends labor laws in favor of capitalists

Workers cutting across party and trade union affiliation have begun a militant united campaign against the savage attack launched by the Haryana government on the rights of workers. The Haryana Government has passed a series of amendments to labour laws that have far reaching impact on the rights of labor. They are blatantly anti worker and pro capitalist.

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Opposition in Japan to the broadening of military alliance with US

Thousands of anti war protestors surrounded the Japanese Parliament in the capital Tokyo in March 29, 2016. They were expressing the opposition of the Japanese people to the new security laws passed by the Abe government that allows the Japanese military to engage in conflicts abroad.

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Country wide protest of working class against the central and state governments

On 9 August 2016, joint action committees of the Trade Unions organised protest and demonstrations all across India against the anti-worker, anti-people, anti-social policies of central and state governments.

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71 years after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki:

US imperialism remains the fountainhead of fascism and war

The people of the world and in particular, the people of Japan will never forgive the US imperialists for one of the gravest crimes they committed against humanity – the dropping of atom bombs over two towns in Japan, Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 and Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. The bomb the U.S.

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New Delhi, Delhi, India.

Terrible plight of Indian workers in Gulf countries

Tens of thousands of Indian workers in Saudi Arabia and various Gulf countries have been literally forced to starve, living in miserable camps without any basic amenities, for several weeks and months on end.

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Law on Child Labor being amended:

Justifying the perpetuation of exploitation of children

On July 19, 2016 the RajyaSabha passed a Bill to amend the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986. With this, the road has been cleared for this amendment to be converted into law, once the Lok Sabha puts its stamp on it. The Act will be called the "Child and Adolescent Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act.

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No justification for the reign of terror by the state in Kashmir

On August 2, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court asked the Centre and the state government to file by August 17 their responses on a PIL by the High Court Bar Association calling for a ban on pellets. The court criticised the Central government for not treating Kashmiris "as your own people".

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BSNL employees are waging determined and successful struggle against privatization

Interview with Comrade Swapan Chakraborty, Deputy General Secretary, BNSL Employees Union, New Delhi.

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New Delhi, Delhi, India.

Protest of guest teachers

Guest teachers working for the Delhi Government staged a satyagrah in front of the state Education Minister Manish Sisodia's house on 31st July, under the banner of the Delhi Guest Teachers Union. The teachers banged empty plates to reflect their protest that their demands have not been fulfilled. The teachers had vowed that they would not budge from there till the minister met with them.

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Struggle of Rajasthan Farmers

Gram Panchayats of non-irrigated villages express their opposition

The struggle of farmers of 55 villages in three blocks of Hanuman and Churu District of Rajasthan for irrigation water is continuing. On 10 August 2016 the Gram Panchayats in all the 55 villages burnt the effigy of the chief minister and took out a funeral procession in the squares of their respective villages.

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