Operation Blue Star

Sir,Operation Blue Star was the opening of the flood gates to a massive onslaught that would be launched against Sikhs in the coming months and years, which would tear asunder the struggles of the peasantry and the common working people. The use of massive violence then paved the path to the dovetailing of the people of India into the agenda of the bourgeoisie.

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Intensification of degree of exploitation of workers in manufacturing

The total value produced by labour (GDP) during 2007/08 was Rs.40.4 lakh crore, according to the National Accounts Statistics (NSA). The working class received wages of Rs.13.1 lakh crore in 2007/08. Toiling peasants and other small producers received Rs.12.5 lakh crore as their net income. The bourgeois class, which does no work, earned income in the form of profit, interest and rent of Rs.14.9 lakh crore, or 37% of the total value produced in 2007/08.

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We deeply mourn

Mazdoor Ekta Lehar expresses its profound grief to the families of the 158 passengers and crew of the Air India Plane from Dubai that crashed in Mangalore Airport in the early hours of May 22, 2010. Hundreds of people have lost their sole bread earner in this tragedy.

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Greek workers revolt against the attacks on their wages and living conditions

Greece is in the grip of an all-round economic and political crisis. With the government on the verge of financial bankruptcy, the European Union (EU) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have demanded ‘austerity’ measures. They want the Government of Greece to attack the wages and living conditions of the working class, particularly of the Public Sector workers, as a pre-condition for bailing the government out. On May 6, 2010, the social-democratic PASOK government of Greece passed the so-called austerity measures in parliament, as prescribed by the EU and the IMF.

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