Karnataka Elections 2023:
Illusion of Change

Monopoly capitalists use their money power and control over the media to ensure that their preferred party wins the election. Faced with widespread discontent among the working people and rising anger directed at the BJP-led government in Karnataka, the monopoly capitalists decided to back the Congress Party and organise for its victory in these elections.

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Protests in Maharashtra against Oil Refinery Project

The Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra is seething in anger against the proposed Barsu Salgaon refinery project. Entire villages are opposing the project on the grounds that it will directly and immediately impact the livelihood of thousands of local people in a brutal manner. It will rob them of their land and livelihood. The project also poses a grave danger to the environment of the Konkan region.

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Condemn the Indian state for condoning the sexual harassment of women wrestlers 

Statement of Indian Workers Association (Great Britain), 15 May, 2023

The Indian state has been ignoring the complaints of the women wrestlers about their sexual harassment by the president of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI), Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, who is also a BJP MP from UP. The wrestlers have been protesting at Jantar Mantar in Delhi since 23 April, demanding the removal of the WFI president from his position and his prosecution.

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Hum hain iske maalik, Hindustan hamara!
This call of the Great Ghadar of 1857 remains to be fulfilled

The people of India commemorate with great pride the 10th of May as the anniversary of the Great Ghadar against the rule of the British East India Company. On this day in 1857, soldiers of the army garrison in Meerut raised the banner of revolt against the British. They marched to Delhi and, with the backing of Bahadur Shah Zafar, the Mughal ruler, proclaimed their intention to drive out the British from India. They called on people from all communities, and across the length and breadth of the country, to join them. Hum hai iske malik, Hindustan hamara (India is ours, we are its masters) was their powerful rallying call.

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Who is responsible for the violence in Manipur?

All kinds of stories are being spread through the print and electronic media and the social media as to the cause of the anarchy and violence. All of them blame the people. This is not true. People protected each other. The anarchy and violence was state organised. How else can it be that in a state under Army rule, where Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) allows the Armed Forces to kill with impunity, such large scale violence can take place?

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