Over the last 2 years power sector workers across the country have repeatedly challenged the capitalist plan of power sector privatisation. In December ’22 and first week of January ’23 it was the turn of the power sector workers of Maharashtra, who through their relentless campaign across Maharashtra, culminating with the strike on 4th January ’23 defiantly opposed the further privatisation of the power sector.Continue reading
Kisans of Mansurwal village in Zira tehsil, Ferozepur, and its adjoining regions in Punjab have been protesting for over five months against Malbros International Limited, an alcohol manufacturing plant. The villagers are protesting against the hazardous effects of the discharge from the liquor factory on their groundwater, soil and the environment, which have already claimed several lives of humans.Continue reading
Haldwani, in Uttarakhand, has been the scene of unprecedented protests by people against the threat of forcible eviction from their homes by the government of Uttarakhand. The protests began following the order of the Uttarakhand High Court on December 20, 2022, which authorized the use of force to evict thousands of families from 78 acres of land in Banbhoolpura claimed by the Railways.Continue reading
Amazon started laying off thousands of employees globally as 2022 drew to a close. The giant corporation has cut jobs across its various businesses, citing losses. India accounts for about 7% of Amazon’s total workforce of over 1.5 million. It was reported in early January 2022 that 18,000 Amazon employees in India had been laid off since September 2022.Continue reading
Petroleum and gas workers have decided to step up their struggle against the anti-social, anti-national and anti-worker program of privatization and in defence of their rights as workers. They will coordinate with electricity and coal workers to organize a united All India strike of energy sector workers in the near future. This decision was taken by the Petroleum and Gas Workers’ Federation of India (PGWFI) at its fifth triennial conference held at Duliajan, Assam in December 2022.Continue reading
Workers are pointing out that the OSH Code greatly aggravates the already deplorable conditions that workers in all sectors face, in terms of their health, safety and working conditions at the workplace. It is a grave violation of the workers’ right to life and dignity. It is being resolutely opposed by trade unions cutting across party affiliation, and by workers and their organisations in all industries and services.Continue reading
All the capitalist countries are engulfed in an economic crisis which is ever deepening. The imperialist bourgeoisie has been shifting the burden of the crisis onto the backs of the working class and people.Continue reading
Workers across several sectors took to the streets right through the year in 2022 to oppose the anti-social and anti-worker program of privatisation. Trade unions representing workers of different public sector enterprises are coming together on a common platform and extending support to each other in the struggle against privatisation.Continue reading
The 30th of December this year marks 100 years since the formation of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). It was formed as the result of the voluntary coming together of the Russian, Ukrainian, Byelorussian and Transcaucasian Soviet Republics. They were national and multinational states consisting of nations and peoples who had been liberated from the rule of the bourgeoisie by the Great October Revolution in 1917Continue reading
Speech of Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, on behalf of its Central Committee, on the occasion of the 42nd anniversary of the founding of the Party.
“It is our task, as communists, to make the crores of exploited and oppressed people unite and defeat the lakhs of exploiters.
“We need to restore the unity of the communist movement in the course of building the revolutionary political unity of the people around the program to establish workers’ and peasants’ rule and lift society out of crisis.”Continue reading