Protests continue against the anti-peasant laws

There have been widespread protests in India and world-wide against the anti-peasant laws passed by the Central government. Following the Bharat Bandh on 25th September organised by over 250 peasant organisations and many trade unions and workers organisations against these laws, peasants in various states, notable Punjab and Haryana, have continued their protest actions. They have continued their blockade of roads and railway tracks. In Punjab, the peasant unions announced a gherao of corporate houses in the state.

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Third meeting on “Why not education of same quality for all?”

A web meeting on “Why not education of same quality for all?” was jointly organised by the  Jai Maharashtra Shikshak Karmachari Sen (JMSKS), Kamgar Ekta Committee (KEC) and Lok Raj Sangathan (LRS) on October 11, 2020. Members of the JMSKS, who are principals, teachers and non-academic staff of the private aided primary schools in Mumbai, participated in the meeting. Besides them, other participants included the Ahmednagar District General Secretary of the Maharashtra Rajya Prathamik Shikshak Mahasangh, Shri Vitthal Urmude, as well as principals, teachers, students, college professors and concerned citizens.

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Pharmaceutical Industry and the Super-Exploitation of Workers

India is often referred to as the ‘pharmacy of the world’, being the largest supplier of generic medicines, with a global market share of 20 percent. … One-fourth of all medicines consumed in Britain are supplied by Indian pharma companies. Two-fifth of all generic medicines used in the USA come from India. Over 80 percent of medicines used all over the world for treatment of the deadly illness, AIDS, are supplied by Indian pharma companies.

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