Massive rallies in front of India’s missions abroad are taking place in support of farmers. Millions of people have signed petitions. Non-resident Indians (NRIs), especially Punjabis abroad, are playing an important role. For example, young second and third generation Punjabis abroad are explaining to their relatives the experience of farmers in the U.S. and Canada where big corporate agribusinesses stole the lands of Indigenous peoples and farmers.Continue reading
The 5000-strong nursing staff of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) called off their agitation late night on 15th December in the wake of a Delhi High Court order restraining them from continuing with their strike and threatening to use the Disaster Management Act against them.Continue reading
Shahidi Park at ITO in New Delhi was the scene of a militant protest action by the people of Delhi on December 14, to express support for and solidarity with the on-going agitation of the peasantsContinue reading
Peasant-Worker Unity Zindabad!
An Attack on One is an Attack on All!
Joint statement issued by workers’ organisations, December 2020
Like crores and crores of people all over our country as well as innumerable people from all over the world, we the workers of the undersigned unions and organisations support the just demands of our peasants and demand that they be immediately fulfilled!Continue reading
Television news channels keep referring the current mass agitation at the Delhi borders as a protest by Punjab farmers. This is deliberate disinformation. It contradicts the fact that the protestors include tens of thousands from Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.Continue reading
On 7th December, senior BJP leader and Union Minister for Law and Justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad, criticised the Congress and other opposition parties which had declared their supporting to the Bharat Bandh called by peasant organisations on 8th December. He accused these parties of “double standards”.Continue reading
A call given by the farmers organisations leading the current agitation against the three anti-farmer laws passed by the Central government received wide-spread support throughout India. Apart from peasant organisations, the Bandh was supported by various unions of the workers as well as other organisations.Continue reading
Dear Editor, I have been reading the non-stop coverage of the peasant struggle and the news of protests on your website. I thank you for publishing the statements and the news around the issue, which clearly explain why the farmers are protesting and all the support that they are receivingContinue reading
Joint rally demands punishment of the guilty
Activists of the Communist Ghadar Party of India participated in a joint protest rally at Mandi House in New Delhi on December 6.Continue reading
Statement of Indian Workers Association (GB), December 6, 2020
Dear Brothers and sisters,
Lakhs of peasants from Punjab and Haryana who have come to Delhi to demand the withdrawal of anti-peasant laws passed by the central government of India, are braving bitter cold and sleeping rough without any facilities for shower or the call of nature, for the 11th day since 26th of November on Delhi borders.Continue reading