Privatisation

Articles,interviews, statements on privatisation

Haryana Assembly amends labor laws in favor of capitalists

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 16/04/2016 - 22:30

Workers cutting across party and trade union affiliation have begun a militant united campaign against the savage attack launched by the Haryana government on the rights of workers. The Haryana Government has passed a series of amendments to labour laws that have far reaching impact on the rights of labor. They are blatantly anti worker and pro capitalist.

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Massive protests by French workers against pro capitalist changes to labor laws

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 16/04/2016 - 20:30

More than 10 lakh workers and students of France participated in militant demonstrations on March 31, 2016, against the pro capitalist, anti worker reforms to the Labour Code proposed by the government of Francois Hollande. The protests have taken place not only in the capital Paris, but also in other towns of the country including Toulouse, Lille and Nantes.

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Tamil Nadu Elections 2016:

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 16/04/2016 - 03:30

Defeat the capitalist program of maximising exploitation and plunder!

Fight for the communist program to ensure prosperity and protection for all!

People’s empowerment is the only way forward!

Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 15th April, 2016

To put an end to exploitation, discrimination, corruption and criminal politics, it is not enough to change individuals and parties.  We need a change of system.  The existing unrepresentative system and political process must be replaced by a modern democracy in which the will of the majority prevails.  Instead of people voting to place parties in power, a political party must be required to provide the people with a leading force so that they can exercise power.

Communist Ghadar Party of India calls on all political forces interested in ending the rule of capitalist greed and imperialist plunder, of corruption and criminality, to unite and agitate for the following changes in the political system and process of representation.

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All out for the success of the workers’ protest on 10th March:

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 17/03/2016 - 04:30

Escalate the struggle against the anti-worker, anti-peasant and anti-national program of the ruling class!

Statement of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, March 10, 2016

Comrade workers!

At the call of the trade unions, crores of workers are participating in protest rallies all over the country today. Once again, we workers are on the streets demanding that the government address our concerns and fulfill our demands.

Six months ago, on 2nd September, 2015, crores of workers participated in an All-India General Strike.  We raised our collective voice against the unbearable levels of inflation, unemployment, job insecurity and all-sided attacks on workers’ rights. We demanded an immediate halt to privatisation in vital sectors including railways, banking, insurance, defence production and retail trade.  We opposed the opening up of more and more sectors of the economy to foreign direct investment.  But our voices keep falling on deaf years.

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Condemn the state terror unleashed against people in Haryana

Submitted by bk on Mon, 22/02/2016 - 09:51

An extremely tense situation prevails all over Haryana. In the name of maintaining “law and order”, the government of Haryana and the Central government have unleashed a reign of terror against the people. As of February 20, 2016 at least 10 people have been reportedly killed and hundreds seriously injured in firing by the army and police.

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Meeting of the Joint Action Committee of Workers’ Associations

Submitted by bk on Sun, 14/02/2016 - 12:13

The meeting of the Joint Action Committee of Workers’ Associations was held in Dadar, Mumbai on 28th January 2016. AITUC, CITU, INTUC, Kamgar Ekta Committee, HMS, Dharmrajya Kamgar Sangathan, AIUTUC, AICCTU, Kamgar Aghadi, All India Bank Employees Federation, Bharatiya Kamgar Sena and other associations participated in it.

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Protests against the new transport policy

Submitted by bk on Sun, 14/02/2016 - 12:01

The workers’ association and various unions of the Haryana Roadways organised vigorous protests and pickets (‘dhrana’) in the depots located at various depots in the state on 11th February 2016 against the new transport policy of the state government. Subsequently they presented a memorandum to the General Manager of Haryana Roadways and the state Chief Minister.

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Interview with Rajasthan Teachers

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 19/08/2015 - 20:50

On 29 July 2015, over 32 teachers’ organisation from Rajasthan came together under the banner of “Rajasthan Shiksha evam Shikshak bachao morcha”, to organise a massive demonstration at Jaipur in Rajasthan. Over 80000 teachers participated in the demonstration. Mazdoor Ekta Lehar had published a detailed report in the last issue (Aug 1-15, 2015).

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Ealing hospital belongs to us and we must fight to save it from being closed

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 29/06/2015 - 07:14
  • On 24th June, the people of Southall and surrounding areas have occupied the maternity ward of Ealing hospital in order to keep it open.
  • Children’s ward and Accident and Emergency are next in the line to be closed
  • All the people, no matter which political party or organisation they belong to, should unite and force the government to keep it open.
  • We must
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Systematic and deliberate wrecking of Prasar Bharati — the country’s Public Service Broadcaster

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 15/06/2015 - 23:57

Prasar Bharati is the Public Service Broadcaster of India. It is a statutory autonomous body established in 1997 under the Prasar Bharati Act (1990). It directs and regulates the working of the national radio and television networks, All India Radio and Doordarshan respectively.

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Let us organise to defeat the anti-worker, anti-national and anti-social program of privatisation and liberalisation!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 02/06/2015 - 03:30

Call of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, 16th May, 2015

On May 26, leaders of the trade union movement from different sectors of the economy will gather in New Delhi to deliberate on the course of action that trade unions must chart at this time. The working class of India expects that this Conference of the Joint Action Committee of Trade Unions will come out with a plan to inflict a decisive defeat on the thoroughly anti-national and anti-social program of liberalisation and privatisation.

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Interview with Allahabad Bank employees' leader Comrade Devender Mehta

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 31/05/2015 - 11:51

The present labour laws were formulated many decades ago. There has been big changes in technology since then. Today in the banking sector, there will be people with ties and suits, but in fact they are workers. Even though someone from outside would not think they are workers! The laws concerning labour need change, but they must be uniform and applicable to all those who sell their labour power for a living. All workers organizations need to get together to draft a new labour law which upholds the rights of all workers. All workers must have the right to organize themselves into unions.

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Organise to end bourgeois rule and establish worker-peasant rule!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 02/05/2015 - 03:30

Long Live May Day!

Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 23 April, 2015

On the occasion of May Day, Communist Ghadar Party of India salutes the workers of all countries who are courageously fighting against the offensive of imperialism and the capitalists of the world!

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Thousands of workers lose their jobs due to Supreme Court order

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 17/04/2015 - 17:47

Bourgeois propaganda makes out that the judiciary is the dispenser of justice to all sections of society. However, this is not true. The judiciary actually serves to legitmise the preservation of the existing system of exploitation, loot and plunder of the vast majority of toilers, for the super profits of a handful of monopoly capitalist houses.

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Increase in insurance FDI cap is anti-social

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 02/04/2015 - 01:30

The Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha on 12th March 2015. With this, the cap on foreign direct investment (FDI) in the insurance sector has been raised to 49% from 26% hitherto. At the same time, FDI in pension funds will also get raised to 49% since the Pension Fund Regulatory Bill links the FDI in the pension sector to that in the insurance sector.

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Privatisation of banks is in the interest of the bourgeoisie

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 11/03/2015 - 00:01

Interview with Comrade Vishwas Utagi, Vice President of All India Bank Employees’ Association (AIBEA) regarding the two day meeting, “Gyan Sangam” in Pune officials of India's top banks

MEL: Comrade Utagi, Please tell us what transpired at the Gyan Sangam Meet on January 2nd and 3rd, 2015.

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Coal workers strike

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 17/01/2015 - 16:41

The country wide strike by over 5 lakh coal miners which began on January 5 ended on January 7 following negotiations between the government and the trade unions representing the coal miners.

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On the centenary of World War I:

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 17/12/2014 - 01:30

Lessons for the working class and people

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, which was the biggest conflagration known to man until that time. It involved more than 70 million combatants and left more than 16 million people dead, and wrought colossal damage on the world’s peoples.

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Bank Strike – a manifestation of unity

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 16/12/2014 - 22:30

It is heartening to note from the action of 12th November, 2014 which was led by the United Forum of Bank Unions, in support of wage revision that there is a united and concerted effort to defend the rights of workers, cutting across lines of individual unions.  While one of the weakness of the working class movement in the country is indeed associated with the fact that there is a fragmen

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Laying bare the facts on Black Money

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 16/12/2014 - 22:30

Sir,

It is with great interest that I read the article entitled `The debate on “Black Money” and its recovery” in the November 15-30, 2014 issue of MEL, and it is my view that this article should be compulsory reading for all those in the revolutionary camp, as well for all those who are interested in knowing what are the nuts and bolts of the economy.

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The Apprentices Amendment Bill 2014:

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 17/09/2014 - 02:30

Attempt to turn the country into a centre of cheap youth labour

BJP led NDA government passed the Apprentices (Amendment) Bill, 2014 on the last day of the recently concluded session on 14th August 2014. Since the passing of the Apprentices Act in 1961, there have been four amendments in 1973, 1986, 1997 and 2007. This is the fifth amendment.

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BSNL workers fight against attacks on livelihood and rights

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 16/09/2014 - 20:30

BSNL workers staged a protest in front of Bharat Sanchar Bhawan, the corporate office of the state owned Telecom in New Delhi on August 21, 2014. The protests came in the wake of anti worker recommendations made by a private consultancy hired by the BSNL management to “revive” the company.

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Farmers struggle is advancing in Hanumangarh

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 16/09/2014 - 19:30

Preparations had been on in the Hanumangarh district of Rajasthan for a huge demonstration, led by Kisan-Mazdoor-Vyapari Sangharsh Samiti, on 10th September in front of the head office of the district administration. In the meantime, the administration called the leaders of the Kisan-Mazdoor-Vyapari Sangharsh Samiti and assured them that all the issues would be resolved soon.

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Release Irom Sharmila immediately!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 02/09/2014 - 03:30

Repeal the Armed Forces Special Powers Act!

With deepest outrage, the CGPI condemns the utterly unjustifiable arrest on August 22, 2014, of Irom Sharmila, the brave activist from Manipur who has been relentlessly fighting for over 14 years for the repeal of the draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA).

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Stepped up militarization of economy — a dangerous course

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 02/09/2014 - 01:30

The Central government has announced increase in foreign direct investment (FDI) in the defence sector from 26% to 49%. It has done away with the requirement of licences for defence manufacturing for all but 16 items. It has called for turning India into an arms exporter in the world arms market.

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Dangerous Course of FDI

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 16/08/2014 - 20:30

Sir,

I am writing this in response to the statement of the CC of the CGPI entitled `Opening doors wider to Foreign Direct Investment is a Dangerous Coursei: BJP led NDA government is gambling with the fate of our country to serve the imperialist drive of Indian capital to join the global big power club' issued on 16th July, 2014 and carried in the August 1-15, 2014 issue of MEL.

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Medical students working in government hospitals in Tamilnadu fight strike work

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 16/08/2014 - 19:30

In the last week of July 2014, over 3000 house-surgeons and Post graduate medical students under the banner of Interns and Postgraduate Association of Tamilnadu went on strike. In Chennai, Tiruchi, Thanjavur, Madurai, Coimbatore, Tirunelveli, Theni, Kanyakumari and other districts of the state, these medical students boycotted work in the government hospitals.

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Tamil Nadu Highways maintenance workers oppose privatization

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 16/08/2014 - 18:30

Workers of Tamil Nadu Highways department road maintenance workers held 72 hours non-stop agitation opposing the privatization of the road maintenance work in the last week of July. Highways department of Tamil Nadu maintain about 11,594 K.m. of state highways, 11,289 K.m. of district main roads, 34,160 km of districts other roads and 2,250 Kms of National Highways.

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Opening doors wider to Foreign Direct Investment is a Dangerous Course

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 02/08/2014 - 03:30

Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 16th July, 2014

BJP led NDA government is gambling with the fate of our country to serve the imperialist drive of Indian capital to join the global big power club

Presenting the first budget of the BJP-led NDA Government, Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley announced the decision to permit 49% foreign ownershi

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Union Budget 2014-15

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 02/08/2014 - 02:30

Continuing with the capital-centric approach in spite of “people’s verdict for a change”

Presenting the budget of the Government of India for the fiscal year 2014-15, Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley began his speech in Parliament on 10th July with the following words: “The people of India have decisively voted for a change.

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Sovereignty must not be traded away

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 02/08/2014 - 00:30

July 31st is the deadline for signing of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) by all 160 member countries of the WTO. The TFA will bind member countries to lower all borders to international trade including tariffs, procedures, etc. The Indian government is opposed to signing the Agreement unless its concerns over WTO Rules regarding agricultural subsidies are addressed.

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Rail budget 2014-15

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 01/08/2014 - 23:30

Rail Minister Sings the Mantra of Privatisation of Railways

The Budget for 2014-2015 of the Indian railways, presented by the Railway Minister Shri Sadanand Gowda represents the continuation of the course of privatization of the railways reflected in the budgets presented by the railway ministers of the UPA government.

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Intensified protests against privatisation of electricity

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 01/08/2014 - 19:30

On 15th July, workers of electricity distribution companies (discoms) protested in front of the Superintendent Engineer’s office at the junction in opposition to the proposal of the Rajasthan government to privatise the Electricity Boards in Hanumangarh. Later, the workers submitted their demands to the Collector at his office.

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Garment workers in Chennai protest demanding higher wages

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 01/08/2014 - 17:30

Hundreds of garment workers in Chennai, under the leadership of the Garment and Fashion Workers Union, organized a day long protest action on July 22, demanding that the wage increase announced in February – around Rs 3,000 more than the average garment industry wages announced in 2004 – be actually implemented.

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Hung Assembly in Delhi: What should the working class and people do?

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 17/07/2014 - 02:30

On 6th July 2014, a political meeting was organized in Delhi by Lok Raj Sangathan (LRS). The meeting discussed the political situation in Delhi and charted a course of political action in the interests of the working class and people of Delhi. A correspondent of the Mazdoor Ekta Lehar covered the meeting.

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Immediate halt to Israel’s genocidal attacks in Gaza

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 16/07/2014 - 23:30

Hundreds of people gathered outside the Israeli embassy in New Delhi om 13th July to protest the barbaric genocide of Palestinians in the Gaza strip. This demonstration was organised under the banner of “Indian people’s solidarity with Gaza”. Hundreds of students, youth, intellectuals, artists and ordinary citizens participated in the demonstration.

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Rajasthan State government employees’ struggle for their rights

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 16/07/2014 - 19:30

On 3rd July, the Akhil Rajasthan Rajya Karamchari Sanyukt Mahasangh organised a meeting concluding protest actions all over the state including in Jaipur. This organization represents seven lakh government employees. These include, besides the state government employees, workers of boards, corporations, autonomous bodies, Panchayati Raj and those on contract, etc.

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Rajasthan government amends labour laws

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 02/07/2014 - 03:30

Unite against the attacks on labour rights!

On 5th June, the Rajasthan government announced steps towards making labour laws more flexible with the ostensible aim of increasing employment. The real purpose of the government is to invite Indian and foreign investors to the state to further intensify the exploitation of labour.

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Language controversy revived:

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 02/07/2014 - 01:30

Divisive and diversionary tactics

The ruling class is geared up to push ahead full steam with capitalist reforms. The new government has lost no time in announcing measures that have gladdened the hearts of the big bourgeoisie, while stepping up the exploitation and oppression of the working class and people.

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Contract Labour: The future of youthful labour power of the country on contract

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 02/07/2014 - 00:30

In February 2014 the ASSOCHAM (Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India), an organisation of the capitalists, issues a press release, according to which between 2008-09 and 2012-13, the number of contract workers increased by 39% over the entire country. The use of contract labour has increased in all such sectors where work is of a permanent nature.

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Punish those guilty of not securing the safety of workers

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 01/07/2014 - 21:30

Workers killed in “accidents in Bhilai” and Vizag steel plants

At least six workers of Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) were killed and over 30 injured due to leaking of poisonous gas on the night of June 12, 2014. Soon after this, two engineers were killed on the steel melting shop 2 of Vizag steel plant on June 16, 2014.

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Good times for big capitalists means hard times for workers and peasants

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 17/06/2014 - 03:30

Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 4th June, 2014

"Sab ka saath, sab ka vikaas!" (Together with all, for the development for all!) This is the slogan with which the BJP led by Narendra Modi has swept to power at the centre, capturing 52% of the seats and reducing Congress Party to a small minority in the Parliament.

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Leaflet issued by the Indian Workers' Association of Great Britain

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 17/06/2014 - 00:30

Join the Demonstration in Hyde Park, London

Condemn Indian Army’s ‘Operation Blue Star’ 1984

Mark the 30th Anniversary of Sikh Genocide!

Demand justice for the people of Punjab and the rest of India!

On 6th June, 1984, tanks, mortars, missiles and sophisticated guns roared in a pre-planned concerted operation to crush the ‘enemy’.

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Opposition of bank workers to the P J Nayak Report

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 16/06/2014 - 22:30

According to news reports published on 19th May, a RBI Working Committee to Review Governance of Boards of Banks in India, headed by former Axis Bank chairman P J Nayak has submitted its Report with the recommendation that the government cut its holding in public sector banks to below 50 per cent.

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Campaign of Mazdoor Ekta Committee:

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 16/06/2014 - 21:30

We must ensure the Rule of Workers to secure the rights of labour!

“Survey of the rights of workers” is the campaign that is under process in Delhi’s Okhla Industrial Estate 1 & 2. Mazdoor Ekta Committee (MEC) has plans to run this campaign all over Delhi. It was begun in Okhla. The campaign took off on 13th May 2014 and was continuing even as this report was filed.

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Public meeting in Hanumangarh, Rajasthan on the occasion of the 157th anniversary of the great Ghadar of 1857

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 02/06/2014 - 02:30

The Lok Raj Sangathan (Rajasthan state council) organized a well attended public meeting at the Ram Manohar Lohia Senior Secondary School on May 10, 2014. This was the day the heroic soldiers of Meerut Cantonment unfurled the banner of revolt against the East India Company. The theme of the meeting was “the class character of the Indian state”.

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Mazdoor Ekta Lehar is publishing a letter it has received in response to the interview with Comrade Lal Singh

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 02/06/2014 - 01:30

A very important document for the working class

The document that was published on 23rd March, and distributed widely across the country among the working class, youth, toilers and intelligentsia and published in Mazdoor Ekta Lehar, is very important for the proletariat and toilers.

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Unite against the targeting of migrant workers by the capitalist state

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 02/06/2014 - 00:30

During the election campaign for the Lok Sabha, Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi made a number of speeches in West Bengal and Assam threatening to deport "illegal Bangladeshi immigrants" when BJP came to power. He is neither the first nor the last political leader of India to target Bengali Muslims in India.

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Comrade Mukul Sinha

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 01/06/2014 - 22:30

Mukul Sinha, militant trade unionist, lawyer and tireless fighter for the cause of the workers and oppressed, passed away at the age of 63, on May 12, 2014. He had been diagnosed with cancer.

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On the 196th birth anniversary of Karl Marx:

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 17/05/2014 - 00:30

Solution to the problems of society can be found only on the basis of the discoveries of Karl Marx

The global economy has been sinking deeper and deeper into crisis over the past five years. Unemployment, poverty, inflation and all the diseases of the capitalist system are growing from bad to worse.

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The three sources and three component parts of Marxism

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 16/05/2014 - 22:30

Throughout the civilised world the teachings of Marx evoke the utmost hostility and hatred of all bourgeois science (both official and liberal), which regards Marxism as a kind of “pernicious sect”. And no other attitude is to be expected, for there can be no “impartial” social science in a society based on class struggle.

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Wide dissemination of the Interview with Com. Lal Singh on the subject of: Corruption, Capitalism and the Indian State

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 16/05/2014 - 21:30

The interview of Com Lal Singh by Chandra Bhan, editor of Mazdoor Ekta Lehar was distributed widely among workers, peasants, students, youth, teachers, women, doctors, and professors.

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Growing confrontation between capital and labour in the Indian auto sector

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 16/05/2014 - 20:30

The Indian automobile industry is seething with confrontations between the capitalists and workers. The contradictions are intense as the workers in the sector, numbering about 2 crores, across the country, face insecurity of job, layoffs and early retirement as automakers prune their workforce.

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Ukraine crisis deepens

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 16/05/2014 - 20:30

Ukraine is being relentlessly pushed into deeper and deeper crisis, threatening its very existence as a sovereign country. The US imperialists and their NATO allies are directly responsible for this terrible situation. They set loose their fascist agencies in Ukraine to spread anarchy and violence in the capital Kiev and other cities.

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Meeting at VHS Hospital, Chennai

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 16/05/2014 - 19:30

Various Mayday meetings and programs were held all over Chennai by various trade unions. On the morning of Mayday, a gate meeting was held by the VHS Workers Union at their hospital gate. Nurses and hospital workers attended the meeting. The red flag was hoisted by a senior nurse. Com.S.Manidasan spoke of the deteriorating condition of the workers and staff in VHS Hospital.

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In support of the Mayday call

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 01/05/2014 - 23:30

The Call of the CC of the CGPI on the occasion of May Day 2014 which carries the byline `Build the united front of the working class and toiling masses around the program to ensure prosperity and protection for all!’ in the columns of MEL and on the web-site of the party organ, is a rallying cry that I endorse.

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Trade unions adopt a common draft program

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 01/05/2014 - 22:30

A common program was adopted at a meeting of the Kaamgar Ekta Committee (KEC) held on March 28th 2014 in which the following unions and organisations were present: Kamgar Ekta Committee, Airport Authority of India Employees Union, Air India Service Engineers Association, All India Loco Running Staff Association, All India Guards Council, All India Station Masters Association, All India Voltas E

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Interim Rail budget

Submitted by vivek on Fri, 28/02/2014 - 14:19

Road map to privatisation of railways further unveiled

Presenting the interim rail budget for 2014-2015 to the Lok Sabha, Rail minister Mallikarjun Kharge said "I firmly believe that Indian Railways is primarily a commercial organization and it must operate in a financially self-sustaining manner.

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Party School in Trivandrum

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 02/02/2014 - 02:30

On January, 26th, the Communist Ghadar Party of India organized a Party School in Trivandrum. The subject for study was the Constitution of the Indian Republic. The school revealed the eagerness and enthusiasm amongst all the delegates who participated.

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Condemn the Army verdict in the Pathribal false encounter case!

Submitted by sampu on Sun, 02/02/2014 - 00:30

No to army rule in Kashmir!

People in Kashmir and democratic minded people all over India are outraged by the clean chit given by the Army to its own personnel who were charged with the brutal torture and murder of 5 ordinary civilians in Pathribal, Kashmir, in March 2000.

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Singapore parliament proposes law against migrant Indian workers

Submitted by sampu on Sat, 01/02/2014 - 23:30

The Singapore government introduced a new bill in parliament on January 20, giving police special powers to “maintain public order” in Little India, a hub of Indian-owned businesses, eateries and pubs, where migrant workers from India and other South Asian countries get together in their rest time.

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South Korean railway workers strike against privatization

Submitted by sampu on Sat, 01/02/2014 - 22:30

More than 15,000 workers, i.e. about 80% of the work force of the state owned Korea Railroad Corporation (Korail) went on strike on December 9, protesting against steps that are being widely perceived as preliminary to privatizing the rail service – a plan by the management to sell off to private hands the most profitable slice of its business.

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Ukraine : US and Germany inciting anti-government protests

Submitted by sampu on Sat, 01/02/2014 - 21:30

Encouraged by the covert and overt backing of the imperialists of US and Germany, the anti-government protestors led by the opposition parties in Ukraine have been trying to overthrow the government of President Viktor F. Yanukovych by carrying out one provocation after the other.

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World’s richest gather to debate the direction of the world economy

Submitted by sampu on Sat, 01/02/2014 - 20:30

The 44th annual World Economic Forum (WEF) brought together more that 2000 corporate executives, prime ministers, presidents and other government leaders, heads of central banks and social celebrities at the Swiss Alpine resort of Davos, from January 22-25.

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Agitation by Southern Railway Loco Running Staff

Submitted by sampu on Sat, 01/02/2014 - 19:30

The Loco Running Staff of the Southern Railways organized a protest demonstration on 22nd of Jan, 2014, in Chennai to highlight their key demands. A dharna was held in front of the Moore market near the Central Station. it was addressed by various union leaders and activists including Comrades V.R. Prakash, President of AILRSA, R. Murali, Zonal secretary of AILRSA, R.

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The School on Constitution

Submitted by sampu on Sat, 01/02/2014 - 18:30

I am writing to thank you for the report published in the January 15-31, 2014 issue of MEL on the Party School on Constitution that was conducted in Delhi on December 28-29, 2013 and I was also pleased to know that the School was conducted in Mumbai on January 4-5, 2014. I am happy to know that the

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Bangladesh in grip of crisis:

Submitted by sampu on Fri, 17/01/2014 - 03:30

Oppose all foreign interference in Bangladesh!

Elections to the Bangladesh parliament were held on January 5, 2014 in the backdrop of a severe political crisis in that country. The 28 party opposition coalition headed by the Bangladesh National Party (BNP) of Khaleda Zia boycotted the elections.

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Riots in Singapore

Submitted by sampu on Fri, 17/01/2014 - 02:30

Shimmering opulence built on unbridled exploitation of toilers

Singapore and Dubai are often held out by the rulers and capitalists of our country as aspirational examples. Time and again we’ve heard them tell us how they’ll make Mumbai like Singapore and Delhi like Dubai.

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Garment workers in Cambodia fighting against super-exploitation by multinationals

Submitted by sampu on Fri, 17/01/2014 - 01:30

Thousands of striking garment workers in Cambodia have been struggling for months for decent wages and working conditions. Cambodia is one of the countries which supply some of the biggest branded retail store chains in Europe and America.

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Steep hike in LPG prices:

Submitted by sampu on Fri, 17/01/2014 - 00:30

Another attack on the working people

On January 1, 2014 the price of non-subsidized cooking gas (LPG) was raised by Rs. 220, one of the steepest hikes so far. Following the increase, a 14.2 kg non-subsidized cooking gas cylinder will now cost Rs. 1,241, while it earlier cost Rs. 1,021.

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Who benefits from the rise in vegetable prices?

Submitted by sampu on Thu, 16/01/2014 - 23:30

In the year that has gone by, one of the biggest burdens on the masses of working people has been the sharp and continuous rise in prices of vegetables. This added to the burden the people were already facing because of the rise in the prices of a whole host of other essential commodities. The rise in prices was particularly severe in the case of onions, and also potatoes and tomatoes.

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Interviews with leaders of Western Railway Motormen Association, All-India Bank Emloyees Association, All-India Guards Council, National Federation of Postal Employees Union

Submitted by sampu on Thu, 16/01/2014 - 21:30

With the approaching Parliamentary Elections in 2014, the major political formations of the ruling capitalist class, the Congress and BJP along with their fronts have gone into election mode. Each of them is using and will use their time tested methods of muscle and money power and divisive politics based on caste, language and religion to try to come to power.

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Hail the 35th anniversary of People’s Voice/Mazdoor Ekta Lehar!

Submitted by sampu on Thu, 02/01/2014 - 03:30

December 2013 marks the completion of 35 years of publication of the regular fortnightly Mazdoor Ekta Lehar, organ of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India. The party paper was formerly published as a monthly called People’s Voice.

All members and activists of Communist Ghadar Party study every issue of the party paper and discuss its contents in their basic units. The Central Committee relies on this organ to ensure that the entire Party and all its activists speak in one voice, and march in step along a single line of thought and action. 

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National Round up 2013

Submitted by vivek on Thu, 02/01/2014 - 00:30

A year of growing struggles of the working class and people against the anti-social offensive of the bourgeoisie

The year 2013 was marked by the united actions of the working class against the intensification of capitalist exploitation and attacks on workers' rights.

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Continued violation of human rights in Kashmir

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 17/10/2013 - 03:30

The Prime Minister and his Party colleagues, as well as the leaders of the opposition never refrain from talking about Jammu and Kashmir as being an integral part of India, and blaming Pakistan for the violence in Kashmir. However the attitude of the Indian state to the people of Kashmir has not been one of treating them as a colonial or imperial power would treat its subjects.

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Supreme Court rules in favour of “None of the Above” button :

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 17/10/2013 - 02:30

Necessity to carry out thorough going electoral reforms

On September 27, 2013, a three judge bench of the Supreme Court ruled that the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM’s) used in elections must have a “none of the above” (NOTA) button at the end as an option.

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Patriotic Indians in Britain celebrate the Centenary of the founding of Ghadar Party

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 30/09/2013 - 21:00

Mazdoor Ekta Lehar is proud to announce that Ghadar International, Indian Workers Association (Great Britain) and other progressive organisations have been organising numerous meetings and other functions throughout Britain to celebrate the centenary of the founding of Hindustan Ghadar Party.

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Steep fall in the Rupee — consequence of integration with the imperialist system

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 30/09/2013 - 14:00

There has been a lot of noise in recent weeks about the external exchange value of the Rupee, which has fallen by nearly 10 percent in the last one month and nearly 20 percent since April 2013. The prices of imported goods have risen and this has had a cascading effect on prices across the spectrum of commodities.

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Demonstration in preparation of a gherao of the Parliament

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 30/09/2013 - 13:00

There was a big demonstration at ITO on 25th September 2013 under the leadership of the Trade Unions Joint Committee of Delhi to protest against the anti-worker, anti-national and anti-people policies of the government. Hundreds of activists of all the trade unions militantly took part in this demonstration.

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Out Sourcing in Railways on the Increase!

Submitted by bk on Sun, 15/09/2013 - 13:00

Interview with Comrade Y.G. Joshi (YGJ), President of National Railway Mazdoor Union(NRMU) of Central Railway

MEL Correspondent: Comrade Joshi, pl tell our readers how railways is going about privatizing its operations.

YGJ: The Railways have systematically planned to outsource a large number of its activities.

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Southern railways workers

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 19/07/2013 - 23:56

The Southern Railway Mazdoor Union has opposed the Railway Ministry’s move to provide the drawings and designs of coaches of Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Chennai, to five private coach manufacturing factories to come up in the country.  “This move is nothing but plundering of the national wealth for the benefit of private companies,” said Mr.Sridhar, zonal president of the union.

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45th Session of Indian Labour Conference

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 02/07/2013 - 22:58

Workers can defend their rights only through uncompromising struggle against the capitalists and their government

Inaugurating the 45th Session of the Indian Labour Conference, held in New Delhi on 17th May, 2013, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said: “The recent two-day strike by trade unions focused on a number of issues relating to the welfare not only of the working-classes but also t

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Massive protests in UK against privatisation of health services

Submitted by vivek on Wed, 05/06/2013 - 16:30

Thousands of protesters came out onto the streets of London on 18th May 2013 to protest against the government’s proposed changes to the National Health Services (NHS). This protest was supported by a number of trade unions, doctors and medical staff, anti-privatisation groups and some members of parliament.

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Who is a Worker?

Submitted by bk on Sun, 05/05/2013 - 22:56

All workers, at all wage levels, are facing intensified exploitation

The following is the second part of a series of articles on this question, which has been an important topic of discussion within the Communist Ghadar Party and in the working class movement in recent times

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Union Budget 2013-14

Submitted by vivek on Tue, 02/04/2013 - 00:18

Delivering maximum profits for capitalist corporations and bitter medicine for the workers and peasants

The Finance Minister of the UPA government, Shri.P. Chidambaram, while presenting the 2013-14 budget on 28thFebruary said, “Faced with a huge fiscal deficit, I had no choice but to rationalise expenditure. We took a dose of bitter medicine.”

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Feb 20-21 All-India General Strike

Submitted by vivek on Mon, 04/03/2013 - 23:23

Red Salute to the country’s working class for a successful general strike!

The Indian working class carried out a successful general strike on February 20-21 under the leadership of the Trade Union organisations for their demands to put a stop to the price rise, for increasing the minimum wages, against the contract labour system and against the privatisation of public property.

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Catering to monopoly capitalist interests in the name of a “responsible budget”

Submitted by vivek on Fri, 01/03/2013 - 21:12

After consulting with the capitalist associations in India and abroad, Chidambaram also held day-long talks with the Congress Working Committee.  The aim of this exercise was to figure out what so-called concessions he ought to highlight in his budget speech, so as to fool the working people and not lose too many votes for the Congress Party in the coming state assembly and Lok Sabha elections.

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On the 20th anniversary of the historic Ferozeshah Kotla Rally that called for fundamental change in the political system!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 17/02/2013 - 03:30

On 22nd February, 1993, the opening day of the budget session of Parliament 20 years ago, organisations of workers, women and human rights activists jointly staged a bold protest rally at Ferozeshah Kotla, condemning the criminal deeds of the principal parties in Parliament.  They appealed to all men and women of conscience to take joint action for bringing about a fund

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Kamgar Ekta Committee meeting successfully held in Mumbai

Submitted by vivek on Sun, 17/02/2013 - 02:55

On January 31, 2013, a very important meeting was organized by the Kamgar Ekta Committee (KEC) in Mumbai on the theme, “What should be the response of the working class to the capitalist class’s program of globalisation through privatisation and liberalisation?” This conference was held in the backdrop of preparations of the working class for the All India Two Day General Strike of February 20t

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Aviation industry workers face massive insecurity

Submitted by vivek on Sun, 17/02/2013 - 02:53

The crisis that hit the aviation industry over the past five years has had its inevitable consequence. The workers in this sector face massive insecurity. From pilots to trainee pilots, cabin crew to trainee cabin crew, as well as the technical workers on ground and other ground workers, the livelihood of workers is under severe attack.

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An appeal to men and women of conscience

Submitted by vivek on Sun, 17/02/2013 - 02:37

We, the undersigned, note that this Budget session of the Lok Sabha is being convened at a critical moment in the history of India. The blood of thousands of innocent victims of organised violence has not yet dried on the streets of Bombay, Surat, Delhi and other places, while lakhs have fled their homes, and returned penniless and destitute to the far corners of the country.

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Convention held to make the strike a success

Submitted by sampu on Tue, 05/02/2013 - 10:58

A convention of activists was held on 30 January 2013 in the Mavlankar auditorium by the United Workers Organisations of Delhi. The convention was organised in the context of the call given by the central trade unions to make the all India strike on 20-21 February a success. More than a thousand activists took part in this convention.

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This Republic is a relic of the colonial raj

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 02/02/2013 - 04:30

India needs a modern democratic state

Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 22nd January, 2013

The glaring contradiction between the voices being raised on Raj Path and on the jan path, between those in Parliament and those on Parliament street, reflects the inevitable clash between the forces of the Old and the forces of the New.  The old order is crumbling.  A new order is struggling to be born.  Those who benefit from the old order are using their power to prolong its life, to postpone its end for as long as possible.

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Call of the Mazdoor Ekta Committee

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 02/02/2013 - 03:30

Let us work unitedly to make the All India General Strike a success!

The working class is resolutely combating the attacks it is facing. In order to guarantee maximum profits for the capitalist class, the government is relentlessly implementing measures that are resulting in continuous increase of prices of essential commodities of daily consumption.

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The struggle to ensure justice, security and dignity for women has to be taken forward!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 02/02/2013 - 01:30

The Justice J.S. Verma Committee, which was constituted by the government following the brutal gang-rape and subsequent death of a 23 year old woman in New Delhi on December 16, 2012, and the nation-wide agitations that followed demanding that the government take stern steps to prevent crimes against women, released its recommendations on January 23, 2013.

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Ushering in change

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 01/02/2013 - 23:30

I would like to congratulate the CGPI for heralding 2013 in an inspiring, revolutionary manner and extend revolutionary greetings to Comrade Lal Singh and all the comrades of the Party.

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Working class protest rally in front of Parliament

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 01/01/2013 - 19:30

Various trade unions and workers’ organisations across the country organized a rally and demonstration in front of the Parliament on December 20th against the capitalist policies of the UPA government. This was an important programme in the context of the government’s economic policies and attacks on the working class.

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Pension and Insurance Reforms

Submitted by vivek on Fri, 02/11/2012 - 01:30

Swindling of people's money through Insurance and Pension "Reforms"

The second round of liberalisation measures came on October 4, with the announcement by the UPA government of hikes in the ceiling on foreign equity ownership from 26 to 49 per cent in the insurance sector and from nil to 49 percent in the pension fund industry.

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Coalgate Scam

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 14/09/2012 - 21:12

Condemn the loot of people’s wealth by capitalists and the central government! 

The report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), about the allocation of coal blocks to selected private companies for mining between 2004 and 2009, has brought out yet another glaring instance of the loot of the natural resources of the people by the monopoly bourgeoisie through t

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Trade unions resolve to step up struggle

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 06/09/2012 - 21:44

All India Worker's Convention 4 Sep 2012An All India Convention of Trade Unions was held on September 4, 2012, at the Talakatora stadium in New Delhi. Thousands of worker delegates from different states of India and from different sectors of the economy came together to participate in the Convention.

The Convention took place in the immediate backdrop of the savage fascist onslaught on trade union rights, as reflected in the developments in the Gurgaon-Manesar belt and the passing of ESMA by the Maharashtra government. All the delegates that the correspondents of MEL spoke to were unanimous that the situation demanded a united stepped up struggle in defence of the rights of workers.

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Only a united working class can save India!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 02/09/2012 - 04:20

Call of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 30th August, 2012

Working class representatives from all over the country are gathering on 4th September, at a time when a titanic struggle is going on in our country.  The struggle is between the majority of toiling and exploited people and a minority of exploiters.  It is between the majority whose lab

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We must not permit a Second Great Betrayal!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 02/09/2012 - 03:50

Hindostan belongs to us, and we must organise to change its direction, its motion!

Report of Public Meeting on “Whither India?” held on 19th August in Delhi

When the President of India calls for a “second freedom struggle” today, what it means is a Second Great Betrayal.  The anti-colonial struggle was betrayed in the 2

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Bank officers and workers step up struggle against banking sector reforms - Interview

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 01/09/2012 - 19:20

Employees in the banking sector organised a successful two day strike on August 22-23, 2012. The strike was called against the reforms in the banking sector either proposed or already being implemented, in the interests of the capitalist monopolies.

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Sixty-five years after independence from British colonial rule – the revolt continues!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 17/08/2012 - 03:30

Ghadar jaari hai!

Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 12 August, 2012

Sixty five years after independence from the British, who is free in India today? Workers, peasants, intellectuals, women, religious minorities, nations and nationalities are all oppressed. The big bourgeoisie has used the state of the Indian Republic to become the most dominant and ruling force of society, and is dragging the entire country onto a dangerous path – colluding and contending with other imperialist powers, and has grown rich not only by domestic but also through external plunder. The time has come to negate this state which negates the rights and aspirations of all our peoples. This can be done if and only if the working class takes the lead.  For India to be free and independent, it is essential that every part our country, every section of our people, is free from oppression or discrimination of any kind.  On the 65th anniversary of independence, the Communist Ghadar Party calls on all… to unite firmly around the program to reconstitute the Indian Union on a voluntary basis, redefine democracy to empower the people!

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Step up the united struggle against the anti working class program of the government!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 16/08/2012 - 22:30

Let us make the September 4 convention of the working class a resounding success!

It is important for leaders and activists of working class, irrespective of the party or union they belong to today, to understand how and why the bourgeoisie is able to continue to attack the rights of the working class and people, despite knowing that the majority of the population is opposed to these attacks. The main reason lies in the fact that while the bourgeoisie is united around its one program of globalisation through liberalistion and privatisation, the working class is not.

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Working class and people’s organisations in Mumbai unite against the fascistic MESMA

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 02/08/2012 - 03:20

More than 18 organisations of workers, women and people at large have united to oppose the implementation of the fascistic law called Maharashtra Essential Services Maintenance Act (MESMA), 2011.  They have come together in an Organising Committee, which convened a public meeting on 21st July in Mumbai, and pledged to fight for the withdrawal of MESMA. 

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Condemn the electricity rate hike in Delhi as an attack on people’s livelihood!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 17/07/2012 - 03:30

Statement of the Delhi Regional Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 10th July, 2012

On 26th June, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) announced a new tariff schedule with a 25-27% hike in the rates of electricity for the Delhi domestic consumers. In less than one year, residents of Delhi are being made to pay about 65% more for a unit of electricity, in addition to 33% higher fixed monthly charges.

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The present situation demands unity of all the workers of Air India

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 17/07/2012 - 02:30

The strike of the pilots of Air India was withdrawn on July 3, 2012, following the intervention of the Delhi High Court.

This strike was called by the Indian Pilots’ Guild when the Central Government officers in charge of Air India went back on their promises on 7th May.  It lasted for almost two full months.  The 440 youthful pilots who were on strike revealed great determination and resolve to fight for their rights in the face of organised slander propagated by the corporate media and the Central Government.

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Condemn the decision to export wheat instead of organising for public distribution

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 16/07/2012 - 23:20

On July 2nd, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved a proposal put forward by the Ministry of Food to export two million tons of wheat from its buffer stock. Mazdoor Ekta Lehar condemns this most blatant anti-people decision of the government of India.

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Branch of Railway Loco Pilots Association established

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 16/07/2012 - 21:20

The Tughlakabad branch of the All India Local Running Staff Association was inaugurated on July 11, 2012 with great enthusiasm at the Diesel Training College located at the Railway Colony.

The veteran members of the Association expressed their happiness at the presence of a larger than expected number of loco pilots on the occasion.

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Increasing work load and decrease in number of workers

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 16/07/2012 - 20:20

According to a report published in the daily tribune on 6th July, 2012 the Employees Federation Circle of the Power Corporation released a united statement on July 5 that pointed out that there is an increase in employee accidents in the Power Corporation, due to increase in the work load and pressure by the management.

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Air India in crisis

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 02/07/2012 - 02:30

Air India lurches from one crisis to another. It is the workers of Air India who are being forced to bear the brunt of the crisis on their backs. For nearly two years, the 40,000 workers of Air India have been faced with delayed salary payments. The wages for March 2012 were paid to the workers in June.

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Support the just struggle of the Air India Pilots!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 02/07/2012 - 00:30

Condemn the attempts of the Air India Management to destroy the pilots union!

Air India Pilots on Hunger Strike 24 June 2012, New DelhiOn June 24, 2012, nearly a hundred pilots —Captains and First officers — of Air India belonging to the Indian Pilot's Guild began an indefinite hunger strike in front of parliament. From June 25, 2012, over three hundred and fifty pilots began indefinite hunger strike in Azad Maidan in Mumbai. The Communist Ghadar Party of India supports the just demands of the pilots of Air India. The Communist Ghadar Party of India condemns the management of Air India and the Civil Aviation Ministry for the all sided attacks it has been launching on the pilots of Air India, which has forced them to take this desperate measure to abandon flying and sit on hunger strike in the terrible heat of Delhi and the pouring rains of Mumbai. The Communist Ghadar Party of India demands that the management of Air India and the Civil Aviation Ministry immediately halt its diabolical anti worker activities and accept the just demands of the pilots.

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Workers of Delhi Jal Board oppose privatisation

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 01/07/2012 - 22:30

Water is social property, not a source of profits for capitalists

The crisis of water in Delhi is becoming increasingly acute. The Delhi government and the Central government blame the governments of neighboring states for this crisis. They claim that the governments of neighboring states are cutting the supply of water, and not providing the full quota to Delhi.

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Water is our right – it is the duty of the government to provide it!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 01/07/2012 - 21:30

All over the national capital region, people are reeling under an acute shortage of water as they endure the searingsummer heat. The water shortage is not restricted to one or two areas, but is in fact widespread across the city, and is getting worse.

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Founding of the Delhi Branch of the All India Loco Running Staff Association (AILRSA)

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 01/07/2012 - 19:30

The Delhi Branch of the AILRSA was inaugurated on June 17th 2012; at the same time, the Ghaziabad Branch wasre-instated at the Ghaziabad Association’s main office in Ghaziabad.

A large number of loco pilots from the various loco sheds – Tughlakabad, Shakarpur, Kashmiri Gate and Ghaziabad, participated in the meeting on this occasion.

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Hunger Strike of Pilots

Submitted by vivek on Sun, 01/07/2012 - 18:30

On June 24, 2012, nearly a hundred pilots —Captains and First officers — of Air India belonging to the IndianPilot's Guild (IPG) began an indefinite hunger strike in front of parliament. From June 25, 2012, over three hundred and fifty pilots began an indefinite hunger strike in Azad Maidan in Mumbai.

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Privatisation of Delhi Jal Board

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 16/06/2012 - 22:30

Government “reforms” mean privatisation of public services

The employees of Delhi Jal Board (DJB) are also protesting the privatisation of water supply alongside the residents of Delhi. The Delhi government has announced an annual increase of 10% in water tariff so as to enable the private companies to increase their profit.

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Meeting of Loco Drivers of the Delhi Branch

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 16/06/2012 - 19:30

The Delhi Branch of the All India Loco Pilots’ Association (AILRSA) held their meeting on 10th June 2012 in the loco workshop of the Purani Delhi Railway station. Many young loco pilots participated enthusiastically in this meeting. A majority of the loco pilots had participated in the Second All-India General Body Meeting of the AILRSA, held successfully over two days in Bengaluru.

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Condemn the petrol price hike!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 02/06/2012 - 04:00

Fight for the complete withdrawal of this hike!

On May 23, 2012 the UPA government launched a savage attack on the livelihood of our people  by increasing the petrol prices by over 7.50 Ps per liter. This is the third hike in petrol prices in the past year, and the steepest ever, the previous steepest being Rs 5/- a litre.

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Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha are major pillars of capitalist rule!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 02/06/2012 - 03:30

Statement of the Central Committee of CGPI on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Lok Sabha, 20th May, 2012

A special session of both houses of Parliament was convened on 13th May to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first session of the Lok Sabha.

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Powerful resistance struggles of working class in Europe

Submitted by vivek on Fri, 01/06/2012 - 17:30

In the face of the all sided attacks on the livelihood and rights of the working class of Europe in theform of "austerity measures", the resistance struggle of the workers is mounting. It is beginning to throw a challenge to the capitalists and their states, as well as all their institutions.

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2 years after the Right to Education Act: Right to education remains a dream

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 02/05/2012 - 00:30

The Right to Education Act which came into effect on April 1, 2010, has received much publicity as one of the biggest achievements of the UPA government, which allegedly shows its commitment towards ensuring elementary education for the children of our country.

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Oppose the proposal to cut the salaries of the Railway employees!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 01/05/2012 - 22:30

It has come to light through newspaper reports that at a Railway General Managers Conference (there are 17 Railway Zones, each headed by a General Manager) on January 11, 12 in New Delhi, these “learned” gentlemen proposed to the Railway Ministry that in order to cut running costs of the Railways, the salaries including dearness allowance (DA) of the railway employees should be r

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Views of the working class on the program of economic reforms

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 01/05/2012 - 21:30

As a newspaper and organisation that is partisan to the workers and toilers, we have been asking the leaders of the working people as to how the toilers of India view the reforms that were started 20 years ago. Whether the working class and people have benefitted from these reforms or have suffered?

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Conference in Chennai on the “Way forward for the working class”

Submitted by vivek on Mon, 02/04/2012 - 01:30

An important conference held in Chennai on 26th February attracted communists and organisers of workers from various parts of Tamil Nadu.  The discussion centred around the thesis presented by Comrade Lal Singh on behalf of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party, which has been edited and published as a pamphlet called Necessity for the working class to take power. 

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Views of the working class on the program of economic reforms

Submitted by vivek on Sun, 01/04/2012 - 20:30

Interview of Virendra Singh Sirohi, the Regional Secretary of Hind Mazdoor Sabha (HMS)

As a newspaper and organisation that is partisan to the workers and toilers, we have been asking the leaders of the working people as to how the toilers of India view the reforms that were started 20 years ago.

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Women must organise and wage united struggle to affirm their rights as women, as workers and as human beings!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 17/03/2012 - 04:30

Call of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 1stMarch, 2012

International Women’s Day, on 8th March, 2012, comes at a time when more and more women are coming out on the streets, in our country and all over the world.

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Greetings to the working class on a successful All-India strike

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 17/03/2012 - 03:30

On February 28, 2012 the Indian working class, its trade unions and organisations gave a call for an All-India strike in opposition to the proposals of the UPAgovernment for labour reforms in the interest of the capitalists. The strike call was for the defeat of the programme of privatization and liberalization, and against the bail out for the capitalists at the expense of the people.

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Down with Anglo-American imperialist war preparations against Iran!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 17/03/2012 - 02:30

While tightening their economic pressure against Iran through punitive sanctions, the Anglo-American imperialists are simultaneously busy making preparations for outright military aggression as well. US president Obama’s recent statements about giving time to allow the sanctions to take effect are only a diplomatic ruse to fool world opinion.

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Martyr’s Day, 23 March 2012

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 17/03/2012 - 01:30

Get Organised, Become the Rulers and Change the Society!

The youth of our country draw inspiration from Martyr’s Day. This was the day when revolutionaries Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev ascended the gallows, with a smile. They passed on the responsibility of fulfilling their mandate to the youth of our country. They were youths just like us.

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International Women’s Day 2012

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 16/03/2012 - 23:30

Change not just the government, but the system!

Several organizations of women jointly organized a public meeting on Parliament Street on March 5, 2012 on the occasion of International Women’s Day

Working women from various areas of Delhi, students and women from all walks of life participated enthusiastically in the meeting

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Replace capitalist democracy with proletarian democracy

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 16/03/2012 - 22:30

Dear Editor,

I am writing to thank the CC of CGPI for posting the document based on the initiating speech made at the working class conference on the Way Forward held 23-24 December, 2011 by Comrade Lal Singh on behalf of the CC of the CGPI, duly edited based on discussions that took place, on the party web-site.

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Views of the working class on the program of economic reforms

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 16/03/2012 - 18:30

As a newspaper and organisation that is partisan to the workers and toilers, we have been asking the leaders of the working people as to how the toilers of India view the reforms that were started 20 years ago. Whether the working class and people have benefitted from these reforms or have suffered?

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Inspiring article

Submitted by vivek on Thu, 01/03/2012 - 20:30

I read the article, “The anti-worker and anti-national policy of privatisation must be exposed and resolutely opposed” in the February 1-15 issue of Mazdoor Ekta Lehar.  Reading this, I got to know of the conspiracy hatched by the government in its efforts to privatize Air India.

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Government’s role is to guarantee the profits of the capitalists!

Submitted by vivek on Thu, 01/03/2012 - 19:30

I read the article that called for exposing and resolutely opposing the anti-worker and anti-national privatization policy of the government in the February 1-15 issue of Mazdoor Ekta Lehar.  The reader got to know the conspiracy hatched by the government in its efforts to privatize Air India.

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This crisis-ridden republic of the bourgeoisie must be replaced by a workers and peasants republic!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 17/01/2012 - 03:30

62 years ago, on 26 January 1950, the present-day Republic of India was proclaimed. This marked the consolidation of the state power of the Indian bourgeoisie, which had taken over power from the British colonialists when they were forced to leave because of the mounting struggles of the people of India.

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Views of the working class on the program of economic reforms

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 16/01/2012 - 23:30

As a newspaper and organisation that is partisan to the workers and toilers, we have been asking the leaders of the working people as to how the toilers of India view the reforms that were started 20 years ago. Whether the working class and people have benefitted from these reforms or have suffered?

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Message of greetings from Comrade Lal Singh to all party comrades on the occasion of the New Year 2012

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 02/01/2012 - 04:30

Comrades, we have launched an important initiative to engage all communists in discussion on the urgent necessity for preparing the working class to take political power into its own hands. I call upon you to take up this task and spare no effort in taking this widely in every region of the country.Let us put pressure on everyone calling themselves communist to take a clear stand on this question— are they or are they not agreed on the urgent necessity to prepare the working class to take political power and establish proletarian democracy in place of capitalist democracy?

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First Working Class Conference in Delhi initiates serious debate on the

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 02/01/2012 - 01:30

Way Forward: One Aim, One Program for Political Power!

An important and path breaking two-day conference was organized by Lok Awaz Publishers and Distributors in Delhi on 23-24 December, 2011. It was attended by activists and organisers of the working class, belonging to numerous trends and parties in the communist movement.

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Capitalist governments have no solution to the deepening economic crisis!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 02/01/2012 - 00:30

Recent data show that the rate of economic growth has turned negative in many advanced capitalist countries, while it is slowing down in all the others. Serious concern is being expressed by multilateral institutions like the World Bank and International Monetary Fund that the global recession may sink into a double-dip depression.

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Criminalisation of Politics and the Necessity for Navnirman

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 02/12/2011 - 04:30

Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 28 November, 2011

The task facing the working class and progressive forces is neither to build a secular front nor a third front, but the political front for people’s empowerment, for the Navnirman of the state and political process. 

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Views of the working class on the program of economic reforms

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 17/11/2011 - 00:30

As a newspaper and organisation that is partisan to the workers and toilers, we have been asking the leaders of the working people as to how the toilers of India view the reforms that were started 20 years ago. Whether the working class and people have benefitted from these reforms or have suffered?

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BSNL workers plan strike action

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 16/11/2011 - 20:30

It is a fact that in the whole period of privatization of Telecom services, the government deliberately ensured that the private players captured the major profitable sectors in the metros and other towns, while BSNL services were downgraded in precisely these areas. So we have the situation that in the countryside, in the hills, in the remote areas of our country, it is BSNL services that work, while in the big cities, the BSNL services are kept at inadequate levels to favour the private players. The government and management have ensured that private players can access BSNL networks without compensating it for the same.

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Working class view on the economic reforms program

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 01/11/2011 - 21:30

We, as a paper and organization partisan to the working class and toiling people, are asking the leaders of the toiling people what India Working think are the consequences of the reforms that were initiated 20 years ago. Have they benefited the working class and toiling masses? Have they harmed the working class and toiling masses?

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Working Class Viewpoint

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 01/11/2011 - 20:30

Dear Editor,

I am writing to thank you for the first in the series of views of representatives of the working class in the form of an interview with Com. Lal Singh, General Secretary of the CGPI in the October 16-31, 2011 issue of MEL. The series will be a landmark contribution to the struggle for the liberation of India through the offices of the working class.

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Madras Port Trust Employees Union

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 01/11/2011 - 19:30

Interview with Comrade G.M.Krishnamurthy, General Secretary of the Madras Port Trust Employees Union, Vice president of All India Port and Dock Workers Federation and Secretary of Tamil Nadu State HMS.

Mazdoor Ekta Lehar (MEL): Can you please tell us about your union? What has been the trend of employment in the last 15-20 years?

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Second Consultative Meeting of Organisations Fighting against Privatisation, Liberalisation and Globalisation takes place in Mumbai

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 16/10/2011 - 15:30

On September 30, representatives of 13 Unions and organizations met in Mumbai.  The leadership of Lok Raj Sangathan, All India Loco Running Staff Association (AILRSA), Indian Commercial Pilots Association(ICPA), Air  India Aircraft Engineers Association(AIAEA), Western Railway Motormen’s Association(WRMA), All India Service Engineers Association(AISEA),  All India Railwa

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Casual workers of Air India organise to fight for their rights

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 16/09/2011 - 15:30

Casual workers of Air India are on the war path, trying to organize their own union to assert their rights. They want to be recognised as regular workers with all the rights of the regular workers who do the same work they do. The nearly 500 workers working in Chennai for Air India have taken the lead.

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Militant rally of bank workers in Imphal

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 16/08/2011 - 21:30

Over three hundred bank workers participated in a rally held at State Bank of India, Imphal, on the occasion of the All-India Bank Strike on August 5 of 2011. The main speakers were Th. Rohinikumar Singh, former convenor of United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU, Manipur State Committee), S. Bijoy Singh, President, Bank Employees Federation of India, S.

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Upcoming Strike of Bank workers - 5 August 2011

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Interview with Comrade Ramanand about the upcoming Strike of Bank workers

Following the call for an all-India strike on 5th August by the United Forum of Bank Unions (5 employees’ unions and 4 officers’ unions), correspondents of Mazdoor Ekta Lehar interviewed one of the most senior leaders of bank workers in Delhi on 13th July, 2011. Comrade Ramanand is General Secretary of the Delhi State - Bank Employees Federation and one of the leading members of All-India Bank Employees’ Association

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What is the trouble with Air India and who is the trouble-maker?

Submitted by vivek on Sun, 17/07/2011 - 03:00

In the wake of these exposures, the government is now talking of revival of Air India. On the other hand, the capitalist associations are demanding its immediate privatization. They are saying government must not inject any money in Air India as it is allegedly a waste.

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Documents of the 4th Congress of CGPI

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 02/07/2011 - 03:30

4th Congress DocumentThe Fourth Congress of the Communist Ghadar Party of India was convened in the last week of October 2010.

The Report of the Fourth Congress was presented by Comrade Lal Singh on behalf of the Central Committee elected by the Third Congress. It was discussed at length and adopted by the Congress. It was been edited for publication by the decision of the Fourth Congress. This publication also contains the Resolutions adopted by the Fourth Congress

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Pushing the privatisation program in the form of disinvestment

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 02/12/2009 - 00:30

The privatisation program of the bourgeoisie has been given a fresh boost by the policy decisions announced by the Manmohan Singh government on 12th November, 2009. All central government public sector companies which have made profit in the last three years have been asked to get their shares listed on the stock exchange. Listing shares on the stock exchange means that parts of these companies will pass into private owners' hands.  Current regulations require that at least 10 percent of shares of a company must be privately owned for its shares to be listed.  Thus, the present government has initiated the process of privatisation of another 50 public sector companies.

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Full support to the all-India strike by bank employees!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 02/10/2008 - 02:30

Demand to halt privatisation and to reorient banking is entirely just!

Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 23 Sept 2008

On September 24 and 25, nearly 10 lakh bank employees including officers, will participate in a country-wide bank strike, demanding an immediate halt to privatisation and to merger of state owned banks in the name

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Experience of CPI(M) rule in West Bengal reveals

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 01/01/2008 - 21:30

Capitalist reforms cannot be implemented with a human face

The discrediting of CPI(M) rule is an inevitable result of following the path of managing the bourgeois state for more than thirty years. It is the logical conclusion of expanding the space for capitalism to grow in West Bengal, at the expense of the rights and livelihood of workers and peasants.

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Documents of the 3rd Congress of CGPI

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 01/03/2005 - 10:30

CGPI - 3rd Congress Report

Towards the Rule of Workers and Peasants and a Voluntary Indian Union

This document entitled Towards the Rule of Workers and Peasants and a Voluntary Indian Union contains the Report of the Central Committee presented by Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, which was discussed and adopted by the Third Congress of the Party, held in January 2005.

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Privatisation Phase 2: Government declares monopoly bourgeoisie’s interests as supreme

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 01/02/2002 - 16:30

In the last week of December, following an extraordinary meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Disinvestment, it was announced that the remaining 26% shares of Modern Foods, currently held by the Government of India, will be handed over to Hindustan Lever Limited (HLL) in January 2002, a year ahead of schedule.

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Hindustan Lever Limited management reveals its fangs

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 01/11/2000 - 18:30

The struggle raging in Modern Foods is at the cutting edge of the struggle of India’s working class against privatisation

At the end of September 2000, three trade union leaders working in the Lawrence Road unit of MFIL were suspended. Suspension of workers for real or false charges is a common practice in capitalist India.

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The Working Class has to Hoist the Banner of Uncompromising Struggle Against Globalisation, Liberalisation and Privatisation

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 17/12/1999 - 00:30

Workers and working people, while fighting in defence of their rights and interests, must not restrict themselves to the bounds of a defensive struggle. The working class has the responsibility of putting forth a broad vision of an alternative to the course of liberalisation, privatisation and globalisation in front of the entire country.  

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Document of 2nd Congress of CGPI: Program of the Party

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 01/12/1998 - 10:30

Program adopted by the Second Congress of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, October 1998 titled Workers, Peasants, Women and Youth. We constitute India We are her masters. An immediate program for the reorientation of the economy; political empowerment of the people; and the democratic renewal of India.

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Whither India?

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 02/03/1996 - 03:30

Whither India?The report Whither India? was presented by Lal Singh, General Secretary of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, on behalf of its Central Committee, at the Third Consultative Conference of CGPI held in Delhi on December 23-24, 1995.

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An appeal to men and women of conscience

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An appeal to men and women of conscience

This pamphlet is an appeal to all men and women of conscience who have been horrified by the mayhem and violence unleashed by the major political parties of our country. It is addressed to all men and women who are deeply concerned about the direction being taken for the economic renewal of the country. It is an appeal for action to all those who seek a lasting solution to the outstanding problems confronting India. in a direction favourable to her people.

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PARTY DOCUMENTS

These Elections are a FarceInterview with Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary of Communist Ghadar Party of India by Comrade Chandra Bhan, Editor of Mazdoor Ekta Lehar

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Click to Download PDFInterview with Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary of Communist Ghadar Party of India

by Comrade Chandra Bhan, Editor of Mazdoor Ekta Lehar

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History of Ghadar PartyA Presentation of Communist Ghadar Party of India

100 years ago Ghadar Party was formed by Indians in the US.It was historic milestone in our anti-colonial struggle.

The goal of this party was to organise a revolution to liberate our motherland from British servitude and establish a free and independent India with equal rights for all. It believed this to be the necessary condition for our people to hold their heads high anywhere in the world.

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Call of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 30th August, 2012

Working class representatives from all over the country are gathering on 4th September, at a time when a titanic struggle is going on in our country. The struggle is between the majority of toiling and exploited people and a minority of exploiters. It is between the majority whose labour expands wealth and the minority who enjoy the fruits of wealth creation on the basis of their private property and positions of power.

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Call to the Working ClassDefeat the program of privatisation and liberalisation!

Fight with the aim of establishing workers’ and peasants’ rule!

Call of the Central Committee, Communist Ghadar Party, 23 February, 2012

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Necessity for the working class to take political powerThe initiating speech, at the working class conference on the Way Forward held on 23-24 December 2011, was made by comrade Lal Singh, on behalf of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India. The document entitled the necessity for the working class to take political power has been edited based on the discussion in the conference and is being published according to the decision the Central Committee.

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