Doctors in Mumbai have come out strongly opposing the rules issued by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) on May 10, which require them to physically check a patient for Covid-19 symptoms before prescribing tests, otherwise their licences will be cancelled.
The Joint COVID-19 Task Force, consisting of experts of the Indian Public Health Association (IPHA), the Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine (IAPSM) & the Indian Association of Epidemiologists (IAE), issued a second statement on the Covid-19 pandemic in India, on May 25, 2020.
Two years after Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) collapsed, the Bombay High Court passed an order on 21 April 2020 dismissing the Union Government’s ban on the auditors of the company – Deloitte Haskins & Sells and BSR & Associates (a KPMG affiliate). The auditors had been charged with collaborating with the management of the company to conceal facts and fraudulently falsifying the books of accounts and financial statements from the financial years 2014-2018.
Following the brutal killing of an African American by the police in Minneapolis, USA, widespread protests have been continuing since the last week of May in Minneapolis and other cities of the USA. Protests have been reported in over 150 cities of the US in the first week of June, including New York, Albuquerque, Denver, Chicago, Louisville, Los Angeles, and Oakland.
On June 10, the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the loosening of coronavirus lockdown despite large scale opposition from four biggest trade unions and many local authorities. The first ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have refused to implement the new policy. The government has changed its slogan from “Stay Home, Protect the NHS and Save lives” to “Stay Alert, Defeat Coronavirus and Save Lives”.
I wish to write a few lines about the article, “Resolutely oppose US interference” that appeared in the June 1, 2020 issue of Mazdoor Ekta Lehar. This article is very appropriate, right and timely. It explains very well how US imperialism has destroyed many countries for its narrow self-interest and for that it has used diverse means such as regime change, ”pro-democracy” movements, false promises of people’s freedom, and so on.
I am writing to thank you for the important article entitled "US President Trump offers to "mediate" between India and China: Resolutely oppose US interference" in the June 1-15, 2020 issue of MEL available on the Party web-site. I am writing to join you in this opposition.
Being connected to farming closely, I have seen how the conditions of farmers have been going from bad to worse year after year for many decades. The simple and rightful demand of farmers of MSP for crop procurement to be fixed at 1.5 times of total production cost, has been ignored by every successive government. Now the government wants to scrap the Mandi act and leave farmers at the mercy of big retail companies.
In the last two months more than 200 healthcare workers in Mumbai have been infected by the Covid-19 virus due to inadequate personal protection equipment. Both doctors and nurses have been working for weeks together without any break due to increasing number of infections. Yet, they are not provided proper food and water. There has been no improvement in their condition despite a number of representations.
The Resident Doctors’ Association of King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital in Mumbai has highlighted the inhuman conditions in which the doctors treating Covid-19 patients are compelled to work, in an open letter to the Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
The Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA) has protested against the harassment and ill treatment that the crew of the Air India Airbus flight, bound to Moscow for an evacuation operation, had to face at the hands of the health officials at Delhi Airport on May 30.
US once more reveals its reactionary warmongering nature
Following the failed US imperialist plot to invade Venezuela and to capture or assassinate its President Nicolas Maduro in early May, a special meeting of the United Nations Security Council was convened on May 20th to discuss this blatant attack on Venezuela’s sovereignty. Venezuela’s Permanent Representative to the UN placed clear facts and arguments before the assembly to show how the outrageous plot was in violation of several resolutions of the UNSC and deserved to be condemned as such.
I am writing in response to the article entitled `Package for industries and businesses: Acceleration of “Privatization and Concentration of Capital' carried in the June 1-15 web-edition of MEL. This is an extremely important article.
Protests continue to rage for the fourth day in Minneapolis and other cities of the USA including New York, Albuquerque, Denver, Chicago, Louisville, Los Angeles, and Oakland, following the brutal killing of a black man on May 25, 2020. People all across the USA are very angry with the brutal killing of a black man in police custody and are not only demanding justice for him, but an end to all such acts of police brutality for which the police forces across the USA are notorious.
On May 27, US President Trump publicly declared: “We have informed both India and China that the US is ready, willing and able to mediate or arbitrate their now raging border dispute”.
The declaration of the US President signals the intent of the US to try to utilize the ongoing border clashes between India and China to advance its own interests in this region. This poses great danger to both India and China, and to peace in Asia. It must be resolutely opposed by the people of India, China, and all other countries of this region.
100 years ago Ghadar Party was formed by Indians in the US.It was historic milestone in our anti-colonial struggle.
The goal of this party was to organise a revolution to liberate our motherland from British servitude and establish a free and independent India with equal rights for all. It believed this to be the necessary condition for our people to hold their heads high anywhere in the world.
Call of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 30th August, 2012
Working class representatives from all over the country are gathering on 4th September, at a time when a titanic struggle is going on in our country. The struggle is between the majority of toiling and exploited people and a minority of exploiters. It is between the majority whose labour expands wealth and the minority who enjoy the fruits of wealth creation on the basis of their private property and positions of power.
The initiating speech, at the working class conference on the Way Forward held on 23-24 December 2011, was made by comrade Lal Singh, on behalf of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India. The document entitled the necessity for the working class to take political power has been edited based on the discussion in the conference and is being published according to the decision the Central Committee.