Police lathicharged protesting diamond workers trying to enforce bandh at Kumudvadi area in Bhavnagar, Gujarat, on July 15, 2010. The workers were forcing diamond units to down shutters as part of the bandh, when the police attacked them.Continue reading
August 5 marks the 115th death anniversary of Frederick Engels, one of the greatest leaders and teachers of the international proletariat. It was Engels who, together with his closest friend and comrade-in-arms, Karl Marx, laid the foundations of the doctrine of scientific socialism.Continue reading
The Lok Raj Samiti of Sanjay Colony, located in the Okhla industrial estate was re-established on July 25, 2010. Besides hundreds of members of Lok Raj, the residents of Sanjay Colony participated in the public meeting on the occasion. The members of Lok Raj Samitis of neighbouring chawls participated as representatives of their colonies in this meeting.Continue reading
Hundreds of workers carried out a protest action at the gate of Foxconn at its Sunguvarchattiram unit near Sriperambudur, about 40 Km from Chennai.
This followed the hospitalisation of over 250 women and men workers. These workers had inhaled toxic gases inside the plant.Continue reading
I thank you for the informative and principled editorial in the July 1-15, 2010 issue of PV entitled 'Ghost of Bhopal and the deepening credibility crisis'.Continue reading
In the context of the continuing global economic crisis, two summits of the world's leading capitalist countries were held in quick succession in end-June of this year in Canada – the G8 on June 24-25 and the G20 on June 26-27.Continue reading
On August 6, 1945, the atom bomb was exploded over Hiroshima, and on August 9, 1945, over Nagasaki. Nearly three lakh women, men and children died within a period of two months after the dropping of the bombs, half of them on the days of the bombings. The long term effects of the radiation has effected entire generations. The people of Japan and the rest of the world can never forget or forgive the US imperialists for this grave crime against humanity.
A public meeting was organised on 15th July 2010 by the Manipur Students Association of Delhi (MSAD) on the issue of state terror.Continue reading
Sixty three years ago, on 15th August, India declared its formal independence from British colonial rule. The masses of people, who had fought and sacrificed to throw out the British colonisers, hoped that this independence would bring an end to the colonial and imperialist plunder of our land, labour and natural resources.Continue reading
The indefinite strike launched by over 30,000 non teaching staff of universities and colleges in Bihar entered the 24th day on July 24, 2010. Most of the colleges and post-graduate departments of different universities remain paralysed due to the strike.Continue reading