US military exercises in the Korean Peninsula:
The US is stepping up its preparations for war in Asia

A massive military exercise involving the armed forces of the US and South Korea has been launched in the Korean Peninsula.  These exercises are being conducted on land, sea and air. The target of these exercises is North Korea, also known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The exercises in March and April this year are one of the largest in many years.

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Air India pilots oppose new working conditions

The two unions of the pilots of Air India, the Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA) and Indian Pilots Guild (IPG) have opposed the new wage structure and the terms and conditions of work being imposed on them by the Tata Group management. They have threatened to go on strike if they are forced to sign the new work-contract agreement, which they have called ‘draconian’.

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Long live May Day, International Working Class Day!

Onward with the struggle against the capitalist system!

Call of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, 1 May, 2023

On the occasion of May Day, International Working Class Day, the Communist Ghadar Party salutes the workers of all lands! We salute all those who are fighting against the ferocious onslaught on their hard-won rights and legitimate claims by the governments of the capitalist class.

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Origin of May Day

The origin of May Day is closely linked with the struggle for the shorter workday – a demand of major political significance for the working class. This struggle started almost from the beginning of the factory system in Britain, the US and European countries. Workers were resisting the long workday of 14-16-18 hours. The 1820s and 1830s were full of strikes for a reduction of work hours.

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Massive opposition to 12 hour working day:
Tamilnadu government forced to put on hold Amendment extending factory working hours

While the militant opposition by workers in Tamilnadu has succeeded in forcing the government to put a hold on implementing the anti-worker amendments, the fact remains that the Amendment has not been withdrawn. Workers have to be vigilant about the fact that the government will try different methods to put the amendments into effect. The stay on the amendment in no way means that the government has changed its aim, which remains that of enabling the Indian and foreign capitalists to make bigger profits out of increased exploitation of the workers.

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Production Linked Scheme – loot of public money for enriching monopoly capitalists

The PLI is nothing but a handout of public money for ensuring maximum profits for monopoly capitalists in the name of building ‘Atmnirbhar Bharat’. The profits of the biggest monopolies are guaranteed under the schemes, but fulfilment of stated objectives such as employment generation are not – they remain policy objectives.  We have seen again and again that putting public money into the pockets of the monopoly capitalists is called “incentive”, while transfers to working people are called “freebies”.

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