About 50 soldiers of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have been killed in a suicide car bombing attack in Kashmir on 14th February, 2019.The attack took place on a heavily guarded highway that serves as a key supply route for troops stationed in the Kashmir valley. There were about 2,500 soldiers travelling in the convoy and more than 40 were on the bus that was hit.
The Communist Ghadar Party of India condemns this dastardly terrorist attack. We send our heartfelt condolences to the families of all the CRPF men who have lost their lives.
Across the world, women are preparing to celebrate International Women’s Day on 8th March. World-wide, women are increasingly opposing their oppression and discrimination. Women are expressing their unequivocal opposition to the inhuman capital-centred direction of the economy. More clearly than even before they are asserting their rights, as women and as human beings.
The BJP-led Government has used the occasion of the Interim Budget for 2019-20 to announce two new schemes. A close examination of these schemes shows that their aim is not what is officially stated. Far from addressing the problems affecting workers and peasants, the aim of these schemes is to rob workers further and pacify the peasants by throwing some crumbs from the massive amounts looted from them.
The government of India is expected to spend over Rs 3,05,296 crores on the military budget. This is the estimate provided in the Interim Budget presented before parliament by the Finance Minister. This amounts to over 11% of the overall expenditure by the government. Expenditure in the name of defense consistently has the second highest allocation in the government expenditure, after interest payments.
Five crore sugarcane growing farmers of the country are once again facing a grave crisis. They have not received payment for months from sugar mills, for the sugarcane supplied to them. Till the end of January this year, sugar mills owed farmers as much as Rs. 13,932 crore.
The anti-worker practice of hiring workers on contractual basis for years on end is increasing in every sector. Workers are justly demanding that their contracts be regularized and that they should be appointed as permanent workers. At present, they are deprived of all benefits that permanent workers would be entitled to. The protests against this unjust practice are intensifying. MEL is publishing reports of some protests from Punjab
All across Uttar Pradesh, more than 40 lakh employees of the State Government announced a seven-day strike from 6th February 2019. They were demanding a rollback of the current pension scheme. Teachers, engineers, tehsildars and members of the transport department participated in the strike.
Over 2.5 lakh jute mill workers in West Bengal have decided to launch an indefinite strike from March 1, 2019. ... Nearly 10,000 workers of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) will go on an indefinite strike from February 20. ... Nearly 10,000 mid-day meal cooks, known as rasoiyas, gheraoed the Bihar assembly on February 12, 2019. The gherao was part of the ongoing 35 day protest. ... Thousands of outsourced workers from across Himachal Pradesh will gherao the Vidhan Sabha (State Assembly) in Shimla on February 13, 2019. Read more ...
“Development for all”, the slogan with which the BJP headed by Narendra Modi took charge in 2014, has remained an empty promise. It is a cruel joke for crores of toiling people in the villages, towns and metro cities. It is as bad as the old empty slogans of the Congress Party such as “garibi hatao!” (Wipe out poverty!).
The workers of the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd. (MSEDCL) have been waging a valiant struggle against the privatisation of electricity distribution in Kalwa, Mumbra and Diva (suburbs of Thane). As in the case of workers from other sectors, the government and monopoly-controlled media tried to incite users against them. However this time they failed to do so.
The Citizenship Amendment Bill (2019) was passed in the Lok Sabha on January 8, 2019. The passing of the Bill has been preceded and followed by widespread protests in Assam and all the North Eastern states. The Bill is unlikely to be passed by the Rajya Sabha, as the majority of political parties, excluding the BJP, are opposed to its provisions.
On 10th January, the Assam police charged a widely respected 80 year old poet and writer Hiren Gohain, RTI farmer activist Akhil Gogoi and a senior journalist Manjit Mahanta with sedition. They were booked for their remarks against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill at an event organized by the “Nagarik Samaj”, of which they are members.
On January 23, 2019, an opposition leader in Venezuela declared himself "interim President" in front of a rally of his supporters. Within minutes, US President Donald Trump declared his country's recognition of this person as the "legitimate" president of Venezuela. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared that the US would use its economic and diplomatic power to carry out regime change in Venezuela.
Nearly 50,000 garment workers in Bangladesh were on strike for two weeks at a stretch from . They downed their tools and walked out of their factories in protest. The workers clashed with police but did not relent their strike action. Police used water cannon and tear gas to disperse huge crowds of workers who had barricaded a highway at a garment hub just outside the capital, Dhaka. Thousands of factories had to close because of the strike.
Peasants in south Tamilnadu have been fighting against profit-hungry industrialists to protect their land and water resources. They have been repeatedly pummeled by drought, floods and hurricanes. As if this is not enough, capitalists owning solar and wind mill farms and public sector oil and gas monopolies have been inflicting them with further pain and suffering.
This document, What Kind of Party?, was presented by
Comrade Lal Singh on behalf of the Central Committee
of the Communist Ghadar Party of India to the Second
National Consultative Conference held December 29-30, 1993.
The 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.
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.