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Air pollution in Delhi and other cities:

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 17/04/2016 - 00:30

Capitalist greed is the root cause of rising air pollution

The recent announcement of the Delhi government that it would repeat the system of rationing of private cars on the roads in the second fortnight of April 2016 under the “odd – even” scheme  has brought the issue of air pollution and traffic congestion in Indian cities into focus once again.

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Hail the 160th anniversary of the Great Ghadar of 1857! Onward with the struggle to vest sovereignty in the people!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 16/05/2017 - 15:56
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Spreading disinformation about 1857 continues to this day. Those who want to maintain the existing State and worship its Constitution propagate, in one form or another, a distorted picture of 1857. They deny that it represented the assertion of the masses of Indian people that they must be the master of society.


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In support of the call for unity of all workers

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 16/05/2017 - 15:40

This is in response to the May Day call of the CC of the CGPI dated 29-4-2017 entitled `Strengthen the united working class opposition!' carried in the May 1-15, 2017 issue of MEL. This is an excellent piece of theoretical and practical work, the hallmark of the CGPI, and an excellent piece of tactics in the ongoing class struggle towards the goal of socialism and emancipation of the working class and liberation of society from the shackles of vicious capitalist enslavement.

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Way out of crisis of Agriculture

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 16/05/2017 - 13:09

I am writing to thank you for carrying the important and educative article entitled 'What is the way out of the crisis of agriculture?' in the May 1-15, 2017 issue of MEL. This article is an outstanding example of Marxist-Leninist analysis of the concrete problems faced by the people of the country engaged in the agricultural sector, accounting probably for 70% of the population. The article begins by noting the recent directive from the Madras High Court to the Government of TN to waive all farm loans through cooperative banks.

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What is the way out of the crisis of agriculture?

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 01/05/2017 - 12:28

On 4th April, the Madras High Court directed the Government of Tamilnadu to waive all farm loans accessed through cooperative banks. This comes at a time when farmers from drought-stricken Tamil Nadu have been agitating in New Delhi for several weeks. Their terrible plight has been visibly on display in all major TV news channels.

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Constitutional status to Backward Classes Commission

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 01/05/2017 - 12:23

On April 10, the Lok Sabha passed the Constitution (123rd) Amendment Bill to pave the way for the creation of a new National Commission for Backward Classes as a constitutional body. To be passed, a Constitutional Amendment Bill requires two thirds majority in the Lok Sabha. The Lok Sabha voted in favour of the amendment with 360 MP’s supporting it and two opposing it.

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Good times (Achche din)

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 01/05/2017 - 12:20

Forbes magazine recently published its annual list of dollar billionaires in India, i.e., people with wealth of Rs. 6500 crores or more, in 2016. As per the Forbes list, the number of billionaires in India increased by 20 percent to 101 during the year. The country with the world’s largest number of poor now has the fourth largest number of billionaires. The wealth of these 101 biggest capitalists exceeds 300 billion dollars (around 20lakh crore rupees).

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A show of working class unity

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 01/05/2017 - 12:15

I am writing in response to the call of the CC of the CGPI as we approach May Day of 2017, and which was carried in the April 16-30, 2017 issue of MEL entitled `An attack on one is an attack on all! Build and strengthen the working class opposition to the capitalist offensive! In particular, I would like to join the chorus of outrage at the brutal and draconian sentence of life imprisonment on 13 Maruti-Suzuki workers in Gurgaon.

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Haryana Roadways workers' struggle against privatisation

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 01/05/2017 - 11:38

Hayana-Roadways-strikeThe united actions of the workers of Haryana Roadways (10th-14th April 2017) have forced the Haryana government to concede some of the demands of the workers. Government had to reinstate all 120 workers who were union activists and were expelled during the course of this struggle.

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Central government opposes Supreme Court verdict on AFSPA in Manipur

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 30/04/2017 - 20:37

On April 12, the Central government filed a curative petition with the Supreme Court, seeking recall of two orders given by the Court on July 8, 2016 relating to impunity enjoyed by the Armed Forces for killing innocent people under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA). The Supreme Court had ruled that AFSPA did not give impunity to the armed forces to carry out killings of innocent people. It had directed that all allegations of killings of innocent people in fake encounters in the state be probed.

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Youth used as "human shield" by army convoy in Kashmir: There is no military solution to the Kashmir problem!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 30/04/2017 - 20:32

The video of a youth tied to the front of an army jeep driving through villages during the by-elections in the Srinagar parliamentary constituency on April 9 has provoked women and men of conscience throughout our country to raise their voice in protest. At one stroke, it has brought to the fore the utter brutality and inhuman treatment of the Kashmiri people by the Indian state.

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Massive protest rally in defence of Maruti workers in Chennai

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 30/04/2017 - 20:23

TN Photo 3Thousands of workers participated in a militant protest rally near the government guest house in Chepauk, Chennai on April 13, 2017. The protest rally was organized to express the opposition of the working class to the decision of the Sessions Court of Gurgaon to award life sentence to 13 Maruti Suzuki workers.

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Strengthen the united working class opposition!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 29/04/2017 - 20:44

May Day call of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 29 April, 2017

On the occasion of May Day 2017, Communist Ghadar Party of India extends its revolutionary greetings to the workers of India and all countries who are courageously resisting the offensive of the capitalist class against their livelihood and rights.

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Babri Masjid demolition conspiracy case revived by Court

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 28/04/2017 - 20:35

On 19th April, the Supreme Court announced that the case of Criminal Conspiracy for the demolition of Babri Masjid on 6th December, 1992, against BJP leaders Lal Kishan Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharati and 11 others, was to be revived. It transferred the trial from Rae Bareli to Lucknow, ordered daily hearings, and gave a time limit of two years for completion of the trial.

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Spirited campaign for a people’s candidate in the Delhi Municipal elections

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 28/04/2017 - 20:19
In the elections to the Delhi Municipal Corporation held on April 23, one campaign that stood out from the others was that of the people’s candidate and activist of Lok Raj Sangathan called Shivaji, in the Harkesh Nagar ward of, South Delhi.
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Widespread protests against the unjust sentence on Maruti workers

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 18/04/2017 - 13:20

Kamala Nehru park-1 Workers from various industries and their trade unions and organisations have been organizing protest actions opposing the unjust sentence of the Gurgaon Sessions Court on 18 March 2017, declaring life imprisonment for 13 workers of Maruti Suzuki Ltd. (Manesar) and 5 years imprisonment to 4 other workers.

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Origin of May Day

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 18/04/2017 - 13:17

On July 14, 1889, the hundredth anniversary of the fall of the Bastille, leaders from organized revolutionary proletarian movements of many countries came together in Paris to found what became known as the Second International. Although he could not personally attend this conference, Frederick Engels played a guiding role in its proceedings. In the period since the First International founded by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, Marxism had won a decisive victory in the working class movement over anarchism and other petty bourgeois trends.

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An attack on one is an attack on all!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 15/04/2017 - 13:37

Build and strengthen the working class opposition to the capitalist offensive!

Call of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 2nd April, 2017
Comrade workers,

We are approaching May Day this year in the midst of growing mass protests against the draconian sentence of life imprisonment imposed on 13 Maruti-Suzuki workers, whose only crime is that they stood up for the rights of workers and dared to form a fighting union.

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Bypassing of Rajya Sabha to push the monopoly capitalist agenda

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 15/04/2017 - 13:09

As many as five Bills were tabled in the Lok Sabha during March as “money bills”. They consist of the Finance Bill and four bills related to the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Finance Bill 2017

The Finance Bill is a piece of legislation that is tabled in parliament every year, along with the Union Budget. Taxation, expenditure and borrowing targets proposed in the budget become operational once the Finance Bill is approved by the Parliament and signed by the President.

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Racist attacks in the National Capital Region on students from Africa

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 15/04/2017 - 12:52

NOIDA protestAccording to media reports, on 27th March, a gang of persons forced their way into a residence of Nigerian students in Greater Noida, in the National Capital Region of Delhi. They demanded the right to search the students' refrigerator. They alleged that the Nigerians were cannibals and accused them of murdering a local youth.

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Army deliberately targets civilians in Kashmir: There is no military solution to the problem in Kashmir

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 15/04/2017 - 12:50

Three youth were shot dead on 27th March, when Armed forces deliberately fired upon hundreds of people who had gathered at the site of an “encounter” near Darbugh village at Chadoora in Budgam district in central Kashmir.

It may be recalled that earlier in February, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat issued a statement justifying such attacks on civilians. Rawat declared “mobs disrupting encounters” would be treated as “over ground workers of militants” and ruthlessly shot down. The then Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar publicly justified this policy.

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Students protest against attack on right to conscience

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 15/04/2017 - 12:34

The annual street play festival, “Mukhatib Nukkad Natak” festival organized by the students of Ramjas College, Delhi University this year was an occasion for students across colleges of Delhi University to express their anger against the attempt of the authorities to clamp down on their right to express their views.

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Omax Autos, Dharuhera: Attack on workers fighting for their rights

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 15/04/2017 - 12:33

The entire union body of Omax Autos, Dharuhera has been fired as a punishment for fighting with the 344 contract workers who had been retrenched on 1st Feb 2016. 16 workers were sacked recently, taking the total number of permanent workers sacked to 34. Permanent workers of Omax Autos, had joined the protesting contract workers after one of the contract workers had committed suicide due to loss of livelihood.

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Unions to organise against Cognizant layoffs

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 15/04/2017 - 12:30

Three sectoral unions in the IT sector have announced a joint campaign against the proposed mass layoff of employees by Cognizant Technologies Solutions. NDLF (New Democratic Labour Front), FITE (Forum for IT Employees) and KPF (Knowledge Professionals Forum) have issued a common statement urging employees not to accept forced resignations while demanding that the company invest in re-skilling employees. Earlier in 2016, NDLF, through a court case, had won a favourable clarification by Tamil Nadu government, that declared that all industrial and labour laws applied to the IT Sector.

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Growing worldwide protests of the working class and people

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 15/04/2017 - 12:10

We are approaching May Day at a time when the number and scale of protests of the working class are on the rise all over the world. Workers are fighting back with growing determination and waging more powerful, more united struggles against the capitalist offensive. There have been massive protests against the “austerity” measures being imposed on the working people, the cutbacks in social service and privatization of health services.

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Rail workers to go on hunger strike

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 15/04/2017 - 12:06

The All India Loco Running Staff Association (AILRSA) and the All India Guards Council (AIGC) have decided to go on a 36 hour hunger strike on 25 and 26 April 2017. Through this hunger strike, they plan to highlight the grievances of the running staff of trains on a number of issues including the recommendations of the Seventh pay Commission on wages and allowances for different grades of the running staff.

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On the Present Situation and Our Tasks: Assessment of the Plenum of the Central Committee, March 2017

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 01/04/2017 - 16:35

The Second Plenum of the 6th Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India was convened on 25-26 March, 2017. Assessing the developments on the world scale, the Plenum noted the intensification of inter-imperialist contradictions and the growing tendency of capitalist ruling classes to resort to fascist methods of rule. It noted that the Indian big bourgeoisie is marching on an extremely dangerous path and could drag us into a reactionary war to fulfil its selfish aims.

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Condemn the unjust court verdict against 31 Maruti workers! Unite and fight for their immediate release!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 01/04/2017 - 16:32

Maruti demo in DelhiOn 18th March, the Gurgaon district court pronounced its sentence for 31 workers of Maruti Suzuki whom it had convicted on the completely concocted charges of murdering a manager of the company. Thirteen workers have been awarded life imprisonment.

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Life sentence awarded to Prof GN Saibaba: Criminalisation of dissent

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 01/04/2017 - 15:54

Professor G.N. Saibaba along with four other comrades was sentenced to life imprisonment by a session’s court in Gadchiroli, Maharashtra on 7th March 2017. Prof Saibaba, who is 90% disabled, was earlier arrested on May 9, 2014, when the police picked him up without any notice from his residence. He was lodged in Nagpur Central Jail for 14 months following his arrest. Subsequently, in March 2016, he was granted bail on grounds of his deteriorating health.

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Countrywide strike by Government Employees

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 01/04/2017 - 15:40

More than 12 lakh government employees went on strike throughout the country on 16th March 2017. The strike saw participation of workers from various government services including postal services, income tax services, RMSCGWB, postal account, civil account, survey of India, census services. The strike took place in support of the 20 point charter of demands released under the banner of Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers. The strike took place successfully throughout each part of the country.

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Seminar by Lok Raj Sangathan in Sirsa, Haryana

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 01/04/2017 - 15:21

Sirsa meetingLok Raj Sangathan, Haryana, organised a seminar in the Vishnoi Dharamshala at Sirsa on 19th March 2017. Vice President of Lok Raj Sangathan, Hanuman Prasad Sharma, Secretary of the Haryana Council of Lok Raj Sangathan, Dunichand and head of All India Workers Federation, M. L. Sehgal presided over the seminar.

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Protests against land acquisition in Jharkand continue

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 01/04/2017 - 15:17

The Jharkhand Adivasi Sangharsh Morcha continues to spearhead the protests of the tribal peoples against amendments to the Chotanagpur Tenancy Act and the Santhal Pargana Act that define land use in the state. On March 5th, the Morcha organized a rally at Jantar Mantar to register the continued opposition of the people to the acquisition of tribal lands for industry.

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Moves to accelerate the privatisation program

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 17/03/2017 - 13:43

The Modi government has announced plans to open up commercial mining of coal during next financial year (Apr 17-Mar 18).In the first phase, four coal mines will be auctioned. The plan is to auction as many as 23 mines during the year. Commercial mine owners will be able to sell coal to any user. For this purpose the Coal Mines Special Provision Act of 2015 was enacted which allows government to open up commercial coal mining for private players.

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Meetings on notebandi

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 17/03/2017 - 13:39

Lok Raj Sangathan organized a series of meetings on the anti-people step of banning 500 and 1000 rupee notes on 8 November 2016. The meetings were held to expose the real aims of the government. Between January and the first week of March 2017, meetings were held at Bhiwandi, Kalyan, Ulhasnagar and Thane for workers, political activists, students and teachers.

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Governmental crisis in Tamil Nadu

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 17/03/2017 - 13:33

Sir, 

I am writing in response to the article entitled 'Governmental Crisis in Tamilnadu: Parliamentary democrcy stands completely exposed' in the March 1-15, 2017 issue of MEL.  This is an excellent piece of Marxist-Leninist analysis, and also provides a complete and objective basis for analyzing the political system in India, based on the most scientific principles. 

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Women march in defence of their rights and for a system free of exploitation and injustice

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 09/03/2017 - 15:00

International Women's Day 2017 in DelhiOver 800 women and men, youth and students, marched in unison from Rajiv Chowk to Jantar Mantar in Central Delhi, on 8th March, 2017, in celebration of International Women’s Day. With spirited slogans and songs that resounded through the busy streets, with clenched fists held high, with colourful banners and placards highlighting their resolve to resist the manifold attacks of the state, they reiterated their commitment to continue the struggle in defence of their rights and for a system free of injustice and inequality.

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Country-wide strike by bank workers on 28th February, 2017: Support the just demands of bank workers! Make the capitalist defaulters pay!

Submitted by bk on Sat, 04/03/2017 - 20:07

More than 10,00,000 bank workers of India across all categories of employment went on strike on 28th February. The strike was called by the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU), an umbrella body of unions of bank employees. Workers of commercial banks, regional rural banks and cooperative banks participated in the strike.

The striking bank workers are demanding:

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State terrorism and the alienation of people in Kashmir

Submitted by bk on Sat, 04/03/2017 - 19:17

The Army chief, General Bipin Rawat recently issued a warning that the army would treat all those in Kashmir who do not support army operations or obstruct them during encounters “as overground workers of terrorists,” and fire upon them. His target was the lakhs of youth and women participating in mass protests against killing of innocents in fake encounters and other atrocities committed by the army and paramilitary forces.

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Indian citizenship to depend on religion: Communal Nature of Indian State shows through its Secular Facade

Submitted by bk on Sat, 04/03/2017 - 19:02

The Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 is likely to be tabled in the Monsoon session of the Parliament this year. This Bill amends the Citizenship Act, 1955 to relax the eligibility requirements for Indian citizenship for migrants who are Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

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Titwala rail passengers' agitation

Submitted by bk on Sat, 04/03/2017 - 19:00

Titwala in Maharashtra is famous for tourism. However, travellers have to face many difficulties due to several problems at Titwala railway station. Because of these problems, several travellers and residents have placed their demands to the railway adminstration. Railway adminstration has however ignored the problems and the demands. Rail travellers, together with residents have come together to establishe the Railway Passenger Janhit Sangharsh Manch.

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Schemes Workers demand an end to their super-exploitation

Submitted by bk on Sat, 04/03/2017 - 18:57

Workers of various government schemes like Anganwadi, Asha, mid-day meals, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Ancilliary Nurse Midwife program (ANM), National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS), Sakshar Bharath and Indira Kranthi Patham (IKP) are organising to escalate their struggle for being recognised as workers. Government deploys them in for implementing its schemes (therefore the name scheme workers). For example, Anganwadi workers are deployed in pulse polio, ration card and census schemes of Central and State governments.

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Attacks on worker’s rights in Maharashtra to promote “start-ups”

Submitted by bk on Sat, 04/03/2017 - 18:47

The Central Ministry for Labour and Employment issued an Advisory in early 2016 on the subject of giving specific concessions to newly established companies, called “start-ups”, with respect to laws dealing with the labour rights. Since then, 10 States have agreed to take steps as per the Advisory. Government of Maharashtra is one of the states taking active steps to exempt start-ups from inspections relating to key labour laws, for a period of three years.

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State terror against anti-land acquisition movement in West Bengal

Submitted by bk on Sat, 04/03/2017 - 18:34

As has been reported earlier in Mazdoor Ekta Lehar, the people of Bhangar, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal, have been waging a militant struggle against the forcible acquisition of their fertile agricultural land by the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL).

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Workers’ unions oppose privatisation of insurance companies

Submitted by bk on Sat, 04/03/2017 - 18:13

On 18th January, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, headed by Prime Minister Modi, gave “in principle” approval for listing of state-owned general insurance companies. Listing them in the stock exchange is the first step towards their privatisation. The companies concerned are: New India Assurance Company, United India Insurance, Oriental Insurance Company, National Insurance Company and the General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC).

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Political Forum in Delhi: Note Ban is not in the National Interest

Submitted by bk on Sat, 04/03/2017 - 17:54

Participants in a Round Table Conference on the theme "Is Demonetisation in the National Interest?" were of the firm view that the Note Ban is thoroughly anti-worker, anti peasant, anti-social and anti-national.

The conference was organised by the Delhi Council of Lok Raj Sangathan on 15th February, 2017. Ms Sucharita conducted the proceedings of the Conference.

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Dr. Sulabha Brahme

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 27/01/2017 - 19:05

The Communist Ghadar Party of India mourns the passing away of Dr. Sulabha Brahme, one of the leading political and social activists from Pune, on Thursday, December 1, 2016. She was 84 years of age.

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Lessons from Pilbhit

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 14/05/2016 - 20:34

On April 5, a special CBI court sentenced 47 policemen to life imprisonment for the massacre of 10 Sikh pilgrims in a fake encounter in Pilibhit in Uttar Pradesh, 25 years ago. Ten of the 57 policemen charged with that crime have died before the trial ended. Some of the convicted policemen have retired from service, while others are still in service.

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JNU students and teachers wage struggle against injustice

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 14/05/2016 - 20:28

As we go to the press, the indefinite hunger strike by the students of JNU, against the unjust penalty meted out to them by the University’s High Level Enquiry Committee (HLEC) entered the fifteenth day. 20 students began the hunger strike on April 28 and many of them are continuing well into the 15th day. Some have had to withdraw on health grounds.

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Trade unions express support for JNU students

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 14/05/2016 - 03:30

On May 11, a delegaton of trade union leaders of Delhi — including AITUC, CITU, Mazdoor Ekta Committee, AICCTU, AIUTUC and IFTU — submitted a memorandum to the Vice Chancellor of JNU, opposing the penalty imposed on the students and demanding revocation of the punishment. The delegation also participated in the students' protest action, in solidarity with their struggle.

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Bengaluru garment workers’ protest

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 29/04/2016 - 20:15

Massive Workers’ Protest against Loot of their Savings by Government of Big Bourgeoisie

On 18-19 April, about 1.25 lakh garment workers in Bengaluru, one-quarter of the total workforce of this industry in this city, poured out angrily onto the streets.  They were protesting the NDA government’s notification restricting the right of workers to withdraw the full amount of their Provident Fund before attaining the age of 58.

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Successful one month strike at the Sanand Nano Plant in Gujarat

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 16/04/2016 - 19:30

About 400 workers of Nano Plant in Sanand, Gujarat who had been on strike since the night 22nd Feburary till 22nd March 2016, emerged victorious. They had been protesting against the dismissal of 26 workers who had been carrying on the struggle to establish the right of the workers to form a union of their choice.

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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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Protest meeting against attacks on people's democratic rights

Submitted by bk on Fri, 26/02/2016 - 11:21

On February 25, 2016, hundreds of workers, women, youth, students, and intellectuals participated in a militant public meeting at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi at the call of seven communist and left parties — Communist Party of India, Communist Party of India (Marxist), Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation, All India Forward Bloc, Revolutionary Socialist Party, Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) and Communist Ghadar Party of India.

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Country-wide protests and demonstrations against the attack on JNU students

Submitted by bk on Tue, 23/02/2016 - 22:22

Following the arrest of the President of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU), Kanhaiya Kumar, on 12th February on trumped up charges  of sedition, several events have taken place and facts have come to light that have made the youth and many people in the country very angry.

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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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Protests against reccomendations of seventh Pay commission: Guards of the Indian Railways demand justice!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 20/02/2016 - 10:30

On February 23, the opening day of the budget session of parliament, hundreds of Guards of the Indian Railwaysparticipated in a militant rally in New Delhi, from Ambedkar Bhav

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Junior Doctors of Britain's National Health Service Strike Work

Submitted by bk on Sun, 14/02/2016 - 12:20

Over 30,000 junior doctors working in the British Government run National Health Service went on strike on February 10, 2016 in protest against the governments threat to impose a contract on them unilaterally. Earlier, the government has broken off negotiations with the doctor's union. The new contract aims to greatly increase the workload on junior doctors.

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Struggle of railway porters

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

The Jan Shakti Coolie Union organised a demonstration in support of their demands at Azad Maidan, Mumbai on 20th January 2016. Hundreds of porters (coolies) working in the various railway stations of Mumbai participated in this demonstration. All over India, hundreds of thousands of collies provide services to passengers at railway stations all over India.

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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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Bhagat Singh's statue unveiled in Nohar

Submitted by bk on Sun, 14/02/2016 - 12:00

A statue of Shaheed Bhagat Singh was unveiled on 8th February 2016 in a packed public meeting at Bhagat Singh Chowk in Nohar, Rajasthan. The statue was installed on 26th October 2015 after a lot of struggle with the police and administration. The district administration refused to give permission inspite of a pending application.

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Oppose the growing collaboration of the Indian state with Israel

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 03/11/2015 - 23:26

On October 13-14 2015, President Pranab Mukherji went on a state visit to Israel. It is expected that the Prime minister will make a visit to Israel in the next few months. These visits are part of the growing strategic relationship between the Indian and Israeli states. This relationship is directly targeted at the Palestinian peoples struggle for national liberation. It is a relationship which endangers peace and security of all the peoples of the region. The Communist Ghadar Party of India condemns the growing strategic relationship between the Indian state and the state of Israel.

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Prime Minister Modi greeted with powerful protests by Indians in the US

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 17/10/2015 - 03:40

Nearly 3000 people, organised under the Alliance for Justice and Accountability (AJA), Alliance of South Asians taking Action (ASATA), the Sikh Information Center and other groups, are reported to have held protest demonstrations and sit-ins in Silicon Valley, USA, during the visit of PM Narendra Modi at the end of September.

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Discussion on rising communal violence in the country

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 16/10/2015 - 23:00

A discussion was held on this theme on 3rd October 2015 at the office of Delhi Shramik Sanghathan (DSS). Young boys and girls participated in huge number in this discussion. They all came from residential colonies in north-west Delhi. This included workers, students and a few activists from the organisation.

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Unite and organize to defeat the anti working class, anti national and anti social offensive of the ruling class!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 03/10/2015 - 00:02

The Communist Ghadar Party of India congratulates the workers of our country for their magnificent response to the call of the Central Trade Unions for a General Strike on September 2, 2015

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Campaign in Kanyakumari against Communal Violence and State Terror

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 02/10/2015 - 23:57

The campaign against communal violence and state terror in Kanyakumari led by the Communist Ghadar Party of India kicked off with a mass meeting in Kalingarajapuram on 20th September. The organising committee had postered the walls over quite some distance and given a general call to people to join the campaign.

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Interview with worker leaders on the occasion of the country-wide strike on - 2nd September 2015

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 16/09/2015 - 11:56

Mazdoor Ekta Lehar’s reporters have interviewed a few leaders who had participated in the 2nd September strike. We are publishing a selection of the interviews here

Com. Birju Nayak (Secretary, Mazdoor Ekta Committee)

MEL: What was your experience of the 2nd September 2015 strike that has just been organised?

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Lessons of terrorism

Submitted by bk on Thu, 03/09/2015 - 10:17

This is in response to the article entitled `Terrorism and the Indian State - Lessons of History' published in the August 16-31, 2015 issue of MEL, which is important reading for all those who wish to understand the machination

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Condemn the barbaric attack on people by the Gujarat government!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 31/08/2015 - 11:36

The people of Gujarat must refuse to fall into the trap of this or that party of the rulers. They must defeat the divide and rule tactic of the ruling class by uniting as one in defence of the rights of all. In the present case, it is by upholding the banner "education for all, jobs for all" , and condemning state repression against any section of the people that they will be able to defeat the divisive agenda of the ruling class... All sections of the people of India are waging a just struggle in defence of their rights, against the attacks of the ruling class and its state. Together, we must wage the struggle with the perspective of establishing a new state with a new economic orientation that will actually guarantee security and prosperity to all.

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Meeting against Communal Violence organised in Gohana, Haryana

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 26/08/2015 - 12:41

The continuously growing communal violence poses a big challenge to the revolutionary movement of workers and peasants. Why are communalism and the incidents of communal violence growing? What is their source? How can they be stopped? It is absolutely necessary today to take up these questions for discussion to respond to the call of the times to correctly lead the worker-peasant movement to deal with communalism.

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Condemn the continued persecution of Teesta Setalvad

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 19/08/2015 - 21:03

On 14th July 2015, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided the home and office of Ms.Teesta Setalvad in Mumbai. Just a few days before this, the CBI had filed a case against Teesta Setalvad, for "illegally receiving foreign funding" and "criminal conspiracy" against the state.

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Massive public meeting on the 10th anniversary of state terror against Honda workers

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 01/08/2015 - 15:54

Show of unity and firm resolve

A massive public meeting was organized by the workers’ organisations in the industrial area of Gurgaon-Manesar, on 25th July, to mark the 10th anniversary of the barbaric state attack against the struggle of the workers of Honda Motorcycle and Scooters, Manesar.

Office bearers, activists and thousands of men and women workers from more than 60 unions of industries located in the Gurgaon, Manesar, Rewari, Dharuheda, Baval and other locations, participated in this meeting. Among these were Honda Union, GGAN Industries (Manesar, Dharuheda and Baval), Maruti Industries, Suzuki Two Wheelers, Hero, Sona Steering, FCC, Satyam, Rexin, Sunbeam, Haryana Roadways, Luma X, Nippon, Indorays, ASTI, Munjal Shova, Munjal Keeru, Prefeti, Auto Décor, RICO, RGP, Subros, Belsonic, Badi, Suzuki Power Train India, GKN, P and writer, etc.

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Teachers from every village and panchayat march on Jaipur

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 01/08/2015 - 15:50

On 29 July 2-15, numerous organisations working in the interest of education and teachers in Rajasthan joined hands to demonstrate their solidarity and strength in favour of their various demands under the banner of “Save Education, Save Teacher Campaign”. More than a lakh teachers from villages and dhani across Rajasthan gathered in Jaipur to participate in a massive rally. Thousands of women teachers participated militantly in the rally and presented their views, alongside tens of thousands of young teachers who participated vigorously in the deliberations.

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Successful campaign by Lok Raj Sangathan for basic rights of Delhi’s working population

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 18/07/2015 - 06:34

As reported in the June 1-15 issue of MEL, Lok Raj Sangathan has launched a campaign to highlight the utter lack of basic services such as water supply, sewage and sanitation, roads, health and hygiene, public transport, schools, etc., in the slum colonies and resettlement colonies across Delhi.

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Sponsoring anarchy and violence and terrorism

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 18/07/2015 - 06:32

Aimed at discrediting and crushing opposition to the state

In a recent interview to Hindustan Times, the former R&AW chief A.S. Dulat spoke of how the intelligence agencies have, among other things, regularly paid money to all kinds of "militant", "terrorist" and "separatist" organizations, both in India as well as in Pakistan.

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Delhi Guest Teachers Organisation

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 18/07/2015 - 06:15

Militant demonstration of guest teachers before Haryana Bhavan

Hundreds of guest teachers of Haryana demonstrated militantly on 11th July in front of Haryana Bhavan. Notwithstanding the rainfall, despite getting drenched, the men and women guest teachers continued their protests in support of their demand to be made permanent.

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Lok Raj Sangathan launches campaign for civic rights of workers

Submitted by bk on Wed, 01/07/2015 - 04:38

Lok Raj Sangathan recently launched a campaign for the right to water supply, sanitation, clean and hygienic living conditions, basic health care services, school education facilities, better public transport, etc. for the millions of working people living in slums and resettlement colonies spread out all across Delhi.

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Air India pilots resign over "breach of trust"

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 01/07/2015 - 04:33

At least 10 pilots, out of the newly recruited batch of 38 hired by Air India, are reported to have resigned after the Air India management changed their employment terms from permanent to contractual. According to news sources, some more pilots of the same batch are learnt to have resigned and are currently serving their 6 month notice period.

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Resident doctors on strike in Delhi

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 01/07/2015 - 04:30

Demand improvement in the conditions of doctors, health workers and the patients

Residents of the government hospital in Delhi have called for an indefinite strike from 22 June 2015 under the banner of the Federation of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA). They are demanding improvement in basic health and medical care facilities and better health services for the patients.

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40th anniversary of declaration of National Emergency

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 16/06/2015 - 00:05

Renewal of democracy and the republic is the demand of the times!

June 25th 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the proclamation of “National Emergency” by the then President Fakruddin Ali Ahmed. This state of “national Emergency” was lifted after over 20 months and elections were called for the parliament.

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Ban on a student study circle in IIT Madras

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 16/06/2015 - 00:03

Condemn the attack on the right to dissent!

On  June 6, following massive protests by student and youth organizations as well as other progressive individuals and organizations all over the country, the authorities of IIT Madras removed the ban they had earlier imposed on the Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle (APSC).

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Ishrat Jehan fake encounter case

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 15/06/2015 - 23:59

There can be no justice as long as the prosecutor and the criminal are the same

According to news reports, the Union Home Ministry has turned down a request of the CBI for granting prosecution sanction to four IB officials, including retired special director Rajendra Kumar, who were allegedly involved in conspiracy behind the cold blooded killing of a 19 year college student of Mumbai,

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Militant protests mark one year of the incarceration of GN Saibaba by the Indian state

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 02/06/2015 - 01:30

May 9, 2015 marked one year since GN Saibaba, a Professor in Delhi University, and well known political activist, was kidnapped and arrested by the Indian state. He has been in Nagpur jail since then, under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

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Condemn the proposed new fascist law attacking struggles of working class and peasantry

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 02/06/2015 - 00:30

The Ministry of Home Affairs of the Government of India issued the first draft of the proposed Prevention of Damage to Public Property (Amendment) Bill 2015, on May 20. 2015. The MHA had set up the Justice K.T. Thomas Committee to propose changes to the earlier act, and its recommendations are reported to be the basis of the proposed amendments. 

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Wages Bill 2015 - In the interests of capitalists, against the interests of workers

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 01/06/2015 - 23:30

The Labour Ministry has proposed a Labour Code on Wages Bill 2015 that will replace four existing laws — the Minimum Wages Act 1948, the Payment of Wages Act 1936, the Payment of Bonus Act 1965, and the Equal Remuneration Act, 1976.

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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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Transport workers strike total

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 17/05/2015 - 14:45

A country wide strike by crores of road transport workers against the Road Transport and Safety Bill 2014 took place on April 30, 2015. Between 6 am and 6 pm, on that day, in all states of the Indian union, autos, buses — both private and public, and also goods transporters struck work in protest against the Bill which is totally against their interests.

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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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Massive escalation of state terrorism in Arunachal Pradesh

Submitted by bk on Thu, 16/04/2015 - 17:01

The Central government has decided to extend Army rule to almost the whole of Arunachal Pradesh. As per a new notification issued by the Home Ministry on March 27, 2015, all the 10 districts of Arunachal Pradesh bordering the state of Assam have been declared as “Disturbed Area” under Section 3 of AFSPA, 1958, for the next one year.

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Condemn the US imperialist sanctions against Venezuela

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 15/04/2015 - 20:51

On March 9, US President Barack Obama issued an executive order imposing sanctions on seven Venezuelan government and military officials, accusing them of alleged human rights violations and describing the situation in Venezuela as constituting an “unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States.”

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Loco pilots protest at the parliament

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 15/04/2015 - 20:46

The loco pilots belonging to the All India Running Staff Association (AILRSA) held a dharna to push the government to implement the recommendations of various committees on improving railway safety. Loco pilots came from Moradabad, Delhi, Lucknow, Ambala, Pathankot, Amritsar, Jallandhar, Faizabad, Bareilly, Dehradun and other divisions.

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Condemn the cold blooded murder of under trials by the fascist Telengana Police

Submitted by bk on Fri, 10/04/2015 - 14:50

On April 7, 2015, the Telengana Police shot dead 5 under trials in its custody. These 5 people, who are all Muslims and had been locked up in jail for being allegedly activists of SIMI, were shot dead by the police while on their way from their jail in Warangal, to the Court in Hyderabad.

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Condemn the massacre of innocent villagers by the fascist Andhra Police

Submitted by bk on Fri, 10/04/2015 - 14:23

Twenty innocent villagers were brutally shot dead by the Andhra Police in the Seshachalam forests near Chitoor in Andhra Pradesh on April 7, 2015. The Communist Ghadar Party of India condemns this barbaric act of state terrorism unleashed by the Andhra Pradesh police.

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Condemn the brutal police lathi charge on workers outside Delhi secretariat

Submitted by bk on Mon, 06/04/2015 - 22:19

On 25 March, 2015, the AAP government of Delhi carried out a massive unprovoked attack on peaceful workers, students and women, who had gathered at the Delhi Secretariat to demand that the new government fulfill the promises it made to the electorate in its election manifesto.

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Homage to Ghadar Martyrs Bhai Balwant Singh and Bhai Ranga Singh

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

On 16th March 2015 martyrs Bhai Balwant Singh and Bhai Ranga Singh were remembered on the occasion of centenary of their martyrdom in the Tapsar gurudwara of Khurdpur village in Punjab. The story of these Ghadaris was told in brief by Harvinder Singh on this occasion.

Bhai Balwant Singh was sent to the gallows on 16th March 1917 and Bhai Ranga Singh on 16th June 1916.

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Commemoration of the anniversary of the martyrdom of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 01/04/2015 - 22:30

Jan Chetna Manch organized the meeting onmartyr’s day In Jahkal Grain Market located in Haryana’s Fatehabad district on 23rd March. People from neighboring villages and towns participated in this meeting with a lot of enthusiasm.

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Issue of land acquisition

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 04/02/2015 - 16:11

The country’s wealth belongs to the people, not to the bourgeoisie

The Union Cabinet of the Bharitya Janata Party (BJP) -led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government passed an ordinance on 29th December 2014 to amend the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act of 2013.

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Retrenchments in IT companies

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 04/02/2015 - 16:09

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), the largest Information Technology (IT) consultancy company in India, which employed over 3 lakh workers in 2014, has recently announced retrenchment of a large number of its employees. It is reported that around 25,000 senior employees are being asked to leave.

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Privatisation of Coal Mining

Submitted by vivek on Mon, 05/01/2015 - 18:19

On 12 Dec 2014 the Lok Sabha passed the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill, 2014 and the Bill is now in Rajya Sabha for consideration. This important Bill was approved by Lok Sabha by just a voice vote in a great hurry without referring to the relevant Standing Committee.

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Massive show of protests against State Terrorism

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 17/12/2014 - 03:30

22nd Anniversary of the demolition of Babri Masjid

Protests and demonstrations across the country marked the 22nd anniversary of the demolition of Babri Masjid. From Kolkatta to Malegaon and from Dehradun to Coimbatore, people came out on the streets in hundreds of thousands to demonstrate their anger with what happened 22 years ago – the criminal act of the demolition of the Masjid and the communal killings organized by the State in its aftermath.

Delhi witnessed a massive rally from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar that culminated in a 3 hour meeting at which speakers from about 30 organisations condemned the criminal act and committed to unite against state terrorism and fight for the renewal of Indian Society.

Starting from 10 a.m. in the morning, hundreds of people began assembling at Mandi House. The numbers swelled and by about 11:30 a.m. the rally began with thousands of protestors marching in a disciplined manner behind the main banner, which boldly declared, ‘Unite against communal hate-mongering and violence, state terror and for rebuilding a just society!’ and ‘An attack on one is an attack on all!’ Representatives of all the organisations were with the main banner as the rally proceeded towards Jantar Mantar. Militant slogans of “Down with State Terror” and demanding punishment of those guilty of the crime reverberated in the air.

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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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20th Biennial Convention of All India Loco Running Staff Association

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 01/12/2014 - 11:24

Call from the land of the warriors to intensify the struggle for Rights

Chittorgarh in Rajasthan reverberated with militant slogans of “Inquilab Zindabad”, “Long live workers’ unity”, “Long live the unity of loco pilots”, “Halt the privatization of the Railways” and call to struggle as the 20th Biennial Convention of the All Indian Loco Running Staff Association (AILRSA) got underway.

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Canada: State terrorism and imperialist war justified in name of countering individual terrorism

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 04/11/2014 - 14:34

Following the killing of a soldier at the War Memorial in Ottawa, Canada, and the killing of the alleged terrorist, the Canadian government launched a massive attack on the people and their rights. The capital city of Ottawa was brought to a halt, and hysteria and a reign of terror was unleashed on the people in the city in the name of finding other “terrorists”.

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Kashmir devastated

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 04/11/2014 - 14:09

Sir,

If there is one sticking point in the conscience of the peoples of India, which is a making of the ruling circles and not that of the people, it is the tragedy of Kashmir. It is the point where many of the unresolved issues of the country’s destiny come into sharp collision and focus, and a study of its history is a learning experience for all the people of India.

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Protest action against closure of government school

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 05/10/2014 - 22:53

Lok Raj Sangathan and All India Save Education Committee have been agitating to oppose the closure of the only government-run primary and senior secondary school, the Sarvodaya Vidyalaya, in Burari in North Delhi. Parents and guardians of the affected students are also participating in the protest actions in large numbers.

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Dangerous strategy of the bourgeoisie behind the “Make in India” call

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 17/09/2014 - 03:30

Finance capital would invest further in India only if its investments are going to fetch big returns. Finance capital moves into those countries or sectors of the economy where it can secure maximum capitalist profit through the exploitation, ruin and impoverishment of the majority of the population, through the enslavement and systematic robbery of the peoples and, lastly, through wars and militarization. It would invest in India if its calculations show that by investing in India, it could earn higher profits than if it invested elsewhere. This would be its motivation, not the well-being of the Indian people

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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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Four years of struggle of farmers against land acquisition in Navalgarh

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 01/09/2014 - 21:30

The farmers of Navalgarh Tehsil of Jhunjhunu District of Rajasthan have been continuously sitting on a dharna, for the last four years, under the leadership of Kishan Sangharsh Samiti. They are demanding that their fertile land which provides them livelihood, must not be acquired for use by cement companies.

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US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel's visit to India :

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

No to the proposed dangerous military alliance of US, India and Japan!

The US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel came on a three day visit to India beginning August 7, to sell to the Indian government and the bourgeois think tanks of our country the benefits of India joining a military alliance with the US, Japan and some other countries of the Asia Pacific.

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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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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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Condemn barbaric Israeli aggression on Gaza!

Submitted by bk on Thu, 17/07/2014 - 00:30

With deepest anger and outrage, MEL condemns Israel’s continuous aerial bombardment and attacks on the people of Gaza that has been continuing for nearly one week, which has resulted in the death of over 150 people and injuries to hundreds more. Hundreds of homes and other buildings in Gaza have been reduced to rubble.

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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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Land Acquisition Law 2013 to be amended

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

Halt the capitalist offensive to forcibly acquire lands of peasants and tribal people

The Minister of Road Transport and Highways, and Rural Development, Shri Nitin Gadkari, has initiated a discussion through the monopoly media on changing key provisions of the 2013 land acquisition law, declaring that “development” is being hindered by the present law.

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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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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 KL Bajaj

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 01/06/2014 - 23:30

A packed memorial meeting was held in Vanamali Hall, in Dadar, Mumbai on 6th May 2014 to pay respects to Comrade KL Bajaj who passed away on April 18th 2014 at the age of 79 years. The meeting was attended by members of different trade unions, mass organizations and political parties.

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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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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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Protest by Loco Pilots

Submitted by vivek on Thu, 03/04/2014 - 16:00

Engine drivers belonging to the Northern Division of the Indian Railway organised a ‘dharna’ (protest sit-in) outside Parliament on 27th March 2014, under the leadership of the All India Loco Running Staff Association. They submitted a memorandum of demands to the General Manager of the Northern Railway, which included the following:

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Western Railway Motormen Agitate for Assistant Motorman

Submitted by vivek on Thu, 03/04/2014 - 15:57

Motormen of Western Railway have been continuously agitating against the action taken against motormen by the management under the SPAD rules. SPAD (signal passing at Danger) rule means that if a motorman takes the train beyond a red signal, even by mistake, he is immediately suspended from service.

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Condemn the growing fascisation

Submitted by vivek on Sat, 15/03/2014 - 17:56

Time and again it has been shown that it is the Anglo American imperialists, and their agencies in India and Pakistan, who are the biggest roadblock to peace in the subcontinent. On the other hand, the so called "patriotism" that the ruling class promotes, is to lick the boots of Anglo American imperialists, and spew hatred against the neighbouring countries, especially Pakistan.

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Kamgar Ekta Committee Convention held in Mumbai

Submitted by vivek on Thu, 13/03/2014 - 13:46

A Convention of Kamgar Ekta Committee (KEC) was held on Sunday, March 2nd 2014, at Mumbai. Activists of the working class movement, and womens and youth movement, participated enthusiastically in the Convention.

On behalf of KEC, Comrade Mathew elaborated on a program to arm the working class to challenge the parties of the bourgeoisie in the coming elections.

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Capitalism cannot and will not liberate women!

Submitted by vivek on Thu, 06/03/2014 - 04:30

Women must champion the struggle for worker-peasant rule and socialism!

Let us unite and escalate our struggle, as workers and as women!

Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 25th February, 2014

As we mark International Women’s Day on 8th March this year, it is necessary that we recall the genesis of this annual global celebration, which started more than a hundred years ago. The first IWD was celebrated in 1911, at a conference of working women from Europe and the United States.   That historic conference was held under the banner of the struggle for socialism.

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CELAC summit in Havana

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

Carrying forward the legacy of a two century old independence struggle

The summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) was held successfully in Havana at the end of January 2014, on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the great patriot José Martí.

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Struggle for a universal pension

Submitted by vivek on Fri, 28/02/2014 - 14:03

Recently on 23rd January the Finance Ministry has cleared a proposal to guarantee a minimum monthly pension of Rs. 1000 under the Employees Pension Scheme 1995, managed by the Provident Fund Organisation. To commence this pension plan of Rs. 1000 per month from the beginning of 2014-15, the government has allocated Rs. 1,217 crore of additional subsidy.

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Prosperity and protection for every worker and peasant is a matter of right and not “charity”!

Submitted by vivek on Mon, 10/02/2014 - 09:23

Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 9th February, 2014

Addressing the country on the eve of the 65th Republic Day, President Pranab Mukherjee repeated the worn out assertion of the ruling class that the Republic’s fundamental structure, institutions, the economic base and its political super-structure are the best in the world.

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Condemn the brutal killing of a student from the North East!

Submitted by vivek on Sun, 09/02/2014 - 09:13

This tragedy cannot be seen as an isolated incident, but as one that is part of the daily experience of people from the North East in India.  Ever since the end of colonial rule, the entire North East region has been treated by the Indian state as a virtual colony and its people have been consistently denied their national, political and human rights.  Even while the façade of civilian rule has been maintained, it is the Army and the paramilitary forces that call the shots there. 

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Involvement of British imperialism in Operation Blue Star confirmed

Submitted by vivek on Sun, 02/02/2014 - 03:30

Secret documents of the British Government that have now become open to public following their declassification, have confirmed that Operation Bluestar was carried out with close coordination between the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s government and the Margaret Thatcher government of Britain.

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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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Party school on constitution

Submitted by sampu on Fri, 17/01/2014 - 04:30

On December 25, 2013, the Communist Ghadar Party of India completed 33 years since its founding. The occasion was marked by celebrations organized by the party organizations in different regions of the country. The Central Committee had previously planned to organize a series of Party Schools in different regions.

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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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Global opposition to US imperialist doctrine of ‘exceptionalism’

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

In the 68th session of the UN General Assembly this year, US President Obama had blatantly enunciated the doctrine of American ‘exceptionalism’ which allegedly gives the US the right to use military force against sovereign nations in its own interest.

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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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Replacing one party by another will not end the exploitation and plunder!

Submitted by vivek on Sun, 22/12/2013 - 04:05

Bourgeois rule must be replaced by worker-peasant rule!

Build Shram Shakti Morcha in the course of escalating the struggle against globalisation through privatisation and liberalisation!

Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 12th December, 2013

Results of the recent elections held in five states were announced on 8th

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Blame the State for the daily harassment and violence against women!

Submitted by vivek on Sun, 22/12/2013 - 04:00

Organise collective self-defence! Join the struggle for reconstituting the State!

Statement of Purogami Mahila Sangathan, 13th December, 2013

Sexual harassment of women at their workplace is a problem being debated much these days. Sexual harassment at the place of work is one of the prevalent forms of oppression against women.

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Nelson Mandela

Submitted by vivek on Sat, 21/12/2013 - 15:52

Nelson Mandela, known affectionately as Madiba by the people of South Africa, passed away on December 5, 2013 at the age of 95. Mazdoor Ekta Lehar extends its deepest condolences to the people of South Africa, as well as the African National Congress at this great loss.

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Growing fascist terror against people on the basis of religion and caste stems from the communal foundation of the Indian Republic

Submitted by vivek on Thu, 21/11/2013 - 12:46

Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 16th Nov, 2013

Among all the parties in the electoral arena, Congress Party and BJP have earned the maximum trust of imperialism and the Indian big bourgeoisie.  They have demonstrated their ability to strike unprincipled deals and cobble together coalitions to align regional bourgeois groups with the agenda of globalisation through liberalisation and privatisation.  The Indian big bourgeoisie and the biggest imperialist powers of the world are keen to have one of these two trusted parties at the helm during 2014-19, in spite of their criminal record and the anger and hatred they have earned among the people.

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4 Railway gangmen killed due to anti worker policies being pursued by the Railways

Submitted by vivek on Tue, 19/11/2013 - 20:01

On November 3rd 2013, there was a terrible accident on the Railway tracks near Kalyan Station on the Central Railway and on the outskirts of Mumbai . While repairing a fault on the tracks, 4 gangmen were run over by a train and killed on the spot.

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Demonstration of Delhi’s primary school teachers

Submitted by vivek on Sat, 09/11/2013 - 09:34

Halt privatisation of education for ensuring quality education

Primary school teachers of Delhi demonstrated at Rajghat on October 21, under the banner of the All Delhi Primary Teachers’ Union. Young teachers of the union participated in the demonstration. Teachers of the N.D.M.C and Delhi Cantonment Board also participated in the demonstration alongside teachers of 3 Corporations.

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MEC supports the just struggle of AAI workers

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 05/11/2013 - 13:45

Leaders and activists of the Mazdoor Ekta Committee have been vigorously participating in the struggle of the workers of the Airports Authority of India against privatization of the airports of Chennai, Kolkota and four other cities.

At Chennai airport, Comrade Baskar addressed the gathering of workers.  

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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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Indian state is communal and state terror is its preferred weapon

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 10/10/2013 - 09:31

Home Minister Shinde's missive to state governments

On September 30, 2013, Union home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde wrote a well publicised letter to all states and Union territories to "ensure that no innocent Muslim youth is wrongfully detained in the name of terror".

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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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Message of greetings to the public meeting organised by Ghadar International

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 30/09/2013 - 20:00

15th August, 2013

New Delhi, India

Dear comrades and friends,

It gives me immense joy to convey this message on behalf of all the members of Communist Ghadar Party to this important seminar in London, which is part of the worldwide centenary celebrations 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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Thousands of prisoners go on hunger strike in California

Submitted by vivek on Sun, 01/09/2013 - 17:11

Several thousand prison inmates participated in hunger strikes in jails in California, USA, from July 8 to protest against being kept in solitary confinement and being made to undergo cruel and inhuman punishment. The hunger strike had gone on for over 6 weeks when the jail officials won a court order allowing them to force feed inmates.

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Workers of Global Hospital - Chennai fight for their rights

Submitted by vivek on Sat, 17/08/2013 - 10:44

Workers and hospital staff of Global Hospitals work day and night to provide medical services to thousands of patients. However, their management refuses to recognize their rights. Hundreds of staff, nurses, and other workers are employed as temporary staff and contract workers. They are treated like slaves, without any kind of permanency of work.

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Pension reform

Submitted by vivek on Sat, 17/08/2013 - 10:23

Sir,

It is with great pleasure that I read the article entitled ``Pension Reforms Bill: Violation of the right of working people’’. I found the article to be particularly illuminating because:

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Demonstration of Maruti Suzuki Workers’ Union

Submitted by vivek on Sun, 04/08/2013 - 07:17

The Maruti Suzuki Workers Union demonstrated at Gurgaon’s Leisure Park on July 18 to mark “one year after the state repression of the workers”. They reiterated their main demands for the release of their 147 colleagues, for all workers to be taken back to work and for an independent judicial enquiry into the death of the Human Resources Manager Avnish Kumar.

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End State repression in Jammu and Kashmir now!

Submitted by vivek on Sun, 04/08/2013 - 07:15

Repeal AFSPA, remove army and paramilitary forces from civilian areas!

Once again, in a sickening display of violence, the armed forces and police have gone on the rampage in Kashmir, firing on and killing people, imposing curfew across large areas of the state, and rounding up hundreds of youth and other people.

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8th anniversary of the brutal state oppression of Honda workers:

Submitted by vivek on Sun, 04/08/2013 - 07:11

The struggle for rights continues relentlessly

The workers unions and mass organisations of Gurgaon organised a public meeting at the Mini Secretariat, Gurgaon at 4 pm on 25th July 2013. This was in commemoration of the brutal attack on the workers by the Hooda government at the same venue on 25th July, 2005. The meeting was termed as a “workers unity rally”.

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Pension Reforms Bill

Submitted by vivek on Sun, 04/08/2013 - 06:30

Violation of the right of working people

The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) Bill 2011 is one of the Bills planned to be tabled in the monsoon session of Parliament in August 2013. The proposed reform to the pension regime in the country has been debated hotly.

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Mid day meal tragedy

Submitted by vivek on Sun, 04/08/2013 - 00:32

Condemn the callous and inhuman nature of the Indian state

On July 16, 2013 media reports shocked people all over the country with the news of the death of 23 children, between the ages of 5 to 12 years, after consuming the mid day meal served to them at their school in Gandaman village near Chhapra in Bihar. Many of their schoolmates are still hanging between life and death.

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8th anniversary of the brutal state oppression of Honda workers

Submitted by vivek on Sun, 04/08/2013 - 00:29

The struggle for rights continues relentlessly

The workers unions and mass organisations of Gurgaon organised a public meeting at the Mini Secretariat, Gurgaon at 4 pm on 25th July 2013. This was in commemoration of the brutal attack on the workers by the Hooda government at the same venue on 25th July, 2005. The meeting was termed as a “workers unity rally”.

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Unite and oppose state terrorism!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 20/07/2013 - 00:34

Israt Jehan, a first year college student of Mumbai and her friends were kidnapped and brutally murdered by the orders of top officers of the Gujarat Police and the Intelligence Bureau 10 years ago. Their murder was declared an “encounter”. For ten years, the families of Israt Jehan and her murdered friends have been fighting for justice.

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Growing fascisation

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 20/07/2013 - 00:26

Shortly after it was first revealed that the US National Security Agency was using its enormous technological resources to spy on computer and telecommunication networks and gather billions of pieces of information from countries all over the world, including India, more revelations of this nature have come to light.

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The struggle over defining the minimum wage

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 20/07/2013 - 00:16

In the constant, day to day struggle between capital and labour, the capitalist class tries to increase the degree of exploitation of workers and thus increase the surplus value extracted from the labour of workers, by depressing the wages of workers and by increasing the length of the working day.

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Bajaj Auto Workers

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 20/07/2013 - 00:13

Workers of Bajaj Auto’s Chakan Plant which produces Pulsar Motorcycles have been on indefinite strike from June 25, 2013. This followed the refusal of the management to have discussions with the union on negotiating a new wage agreement, which was due.

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Sanitation workers, Delhi

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 20/07/2013 - 00:01

Sanitation workers employed by the three Municipal Corporations of Delhi (MCD) are agitating for their just demands. They have threatened to go on strike if the Corporations do not accede to these demands.

According to the workers, the unified MCD had promised to make them permanent employees and give them their arrears. However these promises had not been fulfilled. 

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National Rural Health Mission workers

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 19/07/2013 - 23:50

Following the decision of the Maharastra government to outsource some of the functions of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) to private contractors, the NRHM workers of Maharastra went on a state wide strike from July 1, 2013. The workers are organized under the banner of the NRHM Adhikariva Karamchari Mahasangh.

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Floods in Uttarakhand: Consequence of unbridled capitalist greed

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 02/07/2013 - 23:31

Devastating floods in Uttarakhand as well as Himachal Pradesh, following heavy rains in northern India since June 13, have already claimed thousands of lives and left behind a terrible trail of destruction. Men, women and children, their homes and belongings, whole villages, roads and bridges have simply been washed away by the raging flood waters.

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LARR bill draft

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 02/07/2013 - 23:29

Paving the way for accelerated loot and plunder of people’s assets

The UPA government is claiming that it finally has achieved an “all-party consensus” on the proposed new land acquisition bill, titled the Right to Fair Compensation, Resettlement, Rehabilitation and Transparency in Land Acquisition Bill, 2011.

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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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Airports Authority of India workers oppose privatisation

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 02/07/2013 - 21:20

Workers of the Airport Authority of India are on the war path against the move of the government to privatise the Chennai and Kolkata Airports. This follows the decision of the Civil Aviation Ministry to hand over the running of Chennai and Kolkata Airports to private parties.

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Anniversary of Operation Blue Star

Submitted by vivek on Wed, 19/06/2013 - 00:34

State terrorism targeted against any community must be condemned

June 6 marked the 29th anniversary of Operation Blue Star - an armed assault on the most sacred shrine of the Sikhs, the Golden Temple in Amritsar. Thirty eight other gurdwaras across Punjab were also attacked and thousands of innocent Sikh men women and children lost their lives.

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Campaign to strengthen the political unity of the working class

Submitted by vivek on Wed, 19/06/2013 - 00:28

Mazdoor Ekta Committee (MEC) is running a campaign in Delhi to strengthen the political unity of the working class. This campaign is to oppose the attacks on working class rights, to unite the class, to organise the class as a political force, and with the lofty aim of making it capable of staking its claim to political power.

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US government spying on people of all countries

Submitted by vivek on Wed, 19/06/2013 - 00:12

Two extremely important news breaks -- one by the Guardian, and the second by the Washington Post -- have confirmed what many have long suspected: that the FBI and the National Security Agency (NSA) of the US government have been and are snooping on practically every call, online chat, email, Facebook post and skype call made, under top secret programs that have now been exposed.

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Immigrant youth protest police attacks in Sweden

Submitted by vivek on Wed, 19/06/2013 - 00:10

In the third week of May massive protests by immigrant youth were reported in Stockholm, Sweden. The protests were triggered by the death of a 69 year old person due to police firing in Husby, a locality with predominantly immigrant population from Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Somalia and other countries of West Asia and Africa.

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Condemn the UPA government for its failure to secure a universal PDS

Submitted by vivek on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 07:53

On May 22, the UPA-2 government “celebrated” its fourth anniversary and congratulated itself for its performance on delivery of services to the people. However, the facts speak otherwise. The UPA government is yet to deliver on its promise of implementing a plan to ensure food for its people.

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Railway authorities' anti worker attitude exposed!

Submitted by vivek on Wed, 05/06/2013 - 23:06

Mazdoor Ekta Lehar has been continuously reporting on the struggles of the running staff of Indian Railways, the Engine Drivers and Guards, led by their Associations, the AILRSA (All India Loco Running staff Association) and AIGC (All India Guards Council). Due to these struggles the Union Labour Ministry appointed a National Tribunal in March 2012 to look into the grievances of this section.

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

Submitted by vivek on Wed, 05/06/2013 - 23:01

MEL: Congratulations on your victory in the union elections in Central Zone as well as at All India level.

Thank You. As per the rules of the elections, Unions getting more than 35% of the votes polled in a particular zone get recognition by the General Manager as the representative Union of workmen in that particular zone.

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Condemn the UPA government for its failure to secure a universal PDS

Submitted by vivek on Wed, 05/06/2013 - 16:26

On May 22, the UPA-2 government “celebrated” its fourth anniversary and congratulated itself for its performance on delivery of services to the people. However, the facts speak otherwise. The UPA government is yet to deliver on its promise of implementing a plan to ensure food for its people.

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May Day 2013: Workers vow to continue the struggle to hold the Red Flag aloft!

Submitted by vivek on Fri, 17/05/2013 - 00:41

Across the entire country - in cities, towns and industrial areas, workers united on May 1st, International Workers' day, to pledge to intensify their struggle in defence of their rights and to keep the red flag aloft in memory of the Chicago martyrs. Huge rallies and meetings were organized on this occasion, throughout the country.

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Bangladesh fire tragedy

Submitted by vivek on Fri, 17/05/2013 - 00:38

The inhuman face of imperialist globalization revealed starkly

On April 24, 2013, the Rana Plaza, a building complex on the outskirts of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, collapsed. Four days later, the wreckage of the building caught fire, even when rescue workers were trying to recover the remaining workers trapped under the building.

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20th anniversary of the founding of the Preparatory Committee for People’s Empowerment:

Submitted by vivek on Fri, 17/05/2013 - 00:24

Onward with the struggle for a modern democracy that empowers people to set the agenda!

Lok Raj Sangathan (LRS) organized a "Lok Raj Utsav" on 28th April in Thane, Maharashtra, to mark the 20th anniversary of the formation of its precursor, the Preparatory Committee for People’s Empowerment (CPE).

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Punish the guilty!

Submitted by vivek on Fri, 17/05/2013 - 00:17

Narpreet Kaur, whose father was one of the victims of the 1984 genocide of Sikhs, sat on a hunger-strike and protest at Jantar Mantar between May 3-8 with her demand for punishment of those guilty of this crime.

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May day celebrated enthusiastically in Tamilnadu

Submitted by vivek on Fri, 17/05/2013 - 00:08

The Kanyakumari District Committee of the CGPI organized a public meeting at Puthan Sandhai junction to celebrate May Day.

The workers who had gathered for the meeting were addressed by a number of comrades of the Party and the Workers Unity Movement. They explained how the governments at the center and in the state were in the service of the biggest capitalists.

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Call of Purogami Mahila Sangathan

Submitted by vivek on Tue, 02/04/2013 - 00:28

Women must organize and unite with the working class to take political power and transform society!

“Shasan Satta Aapne Haath, Jhulm Anyayi Kare in Samapth! (We will take political power in our hands to end this injustice and exploitation)! This was the spirit that reverberated in the hall, filled to capacity, right through the daylong meeting on March 17th at Delhi.

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Militant action at Churchgate Station, on the occasion of International Women’s Day

Submitted by vivek on Tue, 02/04/2013 - 00:12

On the occasion of International Womens Day, on March 8th,2013, activists of Kamgar Ekta Committee and Western Railway Motormens Association jointly distributed thousands of leaflets which had been brought out for the occasion. The leaflet was issued jointly by ten workers’ unions under the banner of Kamgar Ekta Committee.

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Militant struggle of Maharashtra Teachers

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

Over forty thousand university and college teachers from the eight universities of Maharashtra have taken the path of struggle to force the government to concede their just and long standing demands. The Maharashtra government has been trying to whip up anti-teacher sentiment by making out that the teachers are callous to the concerns of the students.

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Western Railway motormen force the authorities to concede their demand!

Submitted by vivek on Mon, 01/04/2013 - 23:50

The Railway administration has followed a deliberate policy of dividing railway workers, setting one section against another and thus demoralizing workers and smashing their struggles. As part of the game plan, the Western Railways recently announced that it was extending suburban services from Virar to Dahanu, but that these suburban trains would be run by goods drivers.

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Rally in Delhi on the occasion of International Women’s Day

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 15/03/2013 - 17:57

We will take political power in our hands to end oppression and injustice!

Thousands of women marched in a joint rally from Mandi House to Parliament Street in Delhi where they organized a meeting on March 8. Participants in the rally included women, men, youth and students from all sections.

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We deeply mourn the passing away of Hugo Chavez

Submitted by vivek on Sat, 09/03/2013 - 11:01

Hugo Chavez, the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, passed away in Caracas on March 5, 2013, after a heroic and prolonged battle against cancer. His passing away is an irreparable loss to the people of Venezuela and all the peoples of the Americas, and to the anti-imperialist movement of the world's peoples.

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Women must take the lead in organising to end all exploitation and oppression!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 07/03/2013 - 10:49

Call of the Communist Ghadar Party of India on the occasion of International Women’s Day, 8th March, 2013

All over the world, women are on the streets protesting against the existing conditions.  Women in all continents are protesting against unjust imperialist wars and occupation of nations by alien armies.  They are opposing the brutal violation of human rights in

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No to Indian interference in the Maldives!

Submitted by vivek on Mon, 04/03/2013 - 23:40

The Indian state has a long history of interfering in the affairs of the other countries of the South Asian region. Blatantly ignoring the sovereign rights of neighbouring countries, it acts as if it has a right to interfere in the affairs of the other countries of the region, on account of India’s huge size and power.

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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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Condemn the terrorist bomb blasts in Hyderabad

Submitted by vivek on Tue, 26/02/2013 - 10:27

Both the principal parties of the ruling class, Congress Party and BJP, have very little credibility amongst the masses of working people. The bourgeoisie is hell bent on pushing ahead with the program of globalization through liberalization and privatization by attacking the livelihood and rights of the toilers and tillers. Polarising society on communal lines, spreading terror and breaking the unity of the people, and spreading jingoism against Pakistan are their favourite weapons to ensure that they can implement their plans.

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Condemn the cowardly hanging of Mohammed Afzal Guru!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 17/02/2013 - 04:30

On the morning of 9 February, under the cover of utmost secrecy, the Indian state hanged Mohammed Afzal Guru and buried him inside Tihar Jail in Delhi.  His family and the rest of the country came to know only after the fact.  The execution of Afzal Guru was a shameless and cowardly act that cannot be justified in the name of law and justice.  On the contrary, the evidence shows

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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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Country-wide protest demonstrations in support of Maruti-Suzuki workers

Submitted by vivek on Sun, 17/02/2013 - 03:05

Responding to the appeal by the Maruti-Suzuki Workers’ Union, on 5th February 2013, trade unions in different parts of the country, including Mumbai, Jaipur, Indore, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Haryana held joint protest actions to oppose the state organised oppression of the struggling workers.

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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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Workers Unity Movement meeting held in Chennai

Submitted by vivek on Thu, 17/01/2013 - 04:30

New Year was ushered in by a highly informative and energizing WUM meeting held in Chennai on 5th of Jan, 2013. Workers and working class leaders from automobile engineering, manufacturing, aviation industry, hospitals, railways and municipal and panchayats, garment industry, construction and unorganized sectors attended the meeting.

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Meeting in Mumbai to celebrate the anniversary of the Communist Ghadar Party of India

Submitted by vivek on Thu, 17/01/2013 - 03:30

On January 6th 2013, the Maharashtra Regional Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India organised a meeting of its members and supporters to celebrate the anniversary of our Party. Workers, many from the organised sector, women and youth were present in good numbers.

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New Year Message, 2013

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 02/01/2013 - 04:30

Dear comrades,

As the year 2012 comes to an end, we have seen mass outrage being expressed on the streets of Delhi and other cities against the existing rotten social and political system which permits the most horrendous crimes against women.

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Red Salute to T.S. Sankaran!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 02/01/2013 - 03:30

T S SankaranThe Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India deeply grieves the passing away of our dear T.S. Sankaran, fondly known as Mama by all the comrades of the Party, on December 15, 2012 at the age of 86 in Chennai.

Our Party dips its red banner in salute to this exemplary personality, whose word and deed always matched. His life and work will always be an example of inspiration for us communists, and for all those who have had the opportunity to work or interact with him in the course of his multifaceted life. The Central Committee of our Party extends its deep felt condolences to his dear wife and to all the members of his beloved family who have suffered an irreparable loss.

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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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19th Bi-Annual Zonal Convention of All India Loco Running Staff Association (AILRSA) held successfully

Submitted by vivek on Mon, 17/12/2012 - 23:46

The 19th Bi-annual Zonal Convention of All India Loco Running Staff Association (AILRSA) was held in Ghaziabad on 3rd December 2012 in an atmosphere full of enthusiasm. Hundreds of loco pilots from different parts of India including Moradabad, Ghaziabad, Rohtak, Lucknow, Varanasi, and Delhi areas participated in the convention. Lok Raj Sangathan was also invited to the convention.

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On the Occasion of Human Rights Day

Submitted by vivek on Mon, 10/12/2012 - 10:17

We must demand and fight for constitutional guarantee for human rights!

The Indian State is a signatory to the UN Declaration of Human Rights, 1948. The Preamble to the Declaration states:

“Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,…” and

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On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the destruction of Babri Masjid

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 04/12/2012 - 14:27

The Guilty must be Punished!

Communal nature of the State points to the Necessity for its Reconstitution!

Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 4th December, 2012

Twenty years ago, on 6th December, 1992, the four century-old historical monument called Babri Masjid, located in Faizabad (or Ayodhya) in Uttar Pradesh, was demolish

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Demonstration to protest State terror against Muslim youth

Submitted by vivek on Mon, 03/12/2012 - 13:30

A joint rally was organized under the leadership of Jamait-e-Islami Hind at Parliament on November 22 to protest the illegal arrests of Muslim youth countrywide in the name of “war against terror” by the Indian State. The future of these youth is being destroyed through this act of persecution.

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United Nations General Assembly votes against US blockade against Cuba

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 29/11/2012 - 13:10

End the inhuman and unprincipled US blockade against Cuba!

On November 13, the United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly in favour of a resolution calling for an end to the more than 50 year long blockade of Cuba by the US.  The fact that the vote was 188 member states for the resolution with only 3 against, shows the complete isolation of the United States with regard t

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The struggle to punish the guilty and to prevent communal violence is part of the struggle for the Navnirman of India

Submitted by vivek on Sat, 17/11/2012 - 02:30

Speech of Prakash Rao at the Seminar on 4th November, 2012

Comrades and friends!

On this fourth day of November 28 years ago, Delhi was filled with the stench of burnt human bodies. The atmosphere was full of tension, with armed troops on the streets. Tens of thousands of widows and orphans were camping in various Gurudwaras in the city.

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Goods and Service Tax (GST): Increasing burden on the working people

Submitted by vivek on Sat, 17/11/2012 - 00:30

The proposal for the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) has been hailed by the bourgeoisie. All the associations of big capitalists, CII, FICCI, ASSOCHAM are calling the implementation of GST as the most important and urgent ‘reform’ required by the country to speed up the slowing growth of GDP. They claim that it could add as much as 2.5% to GDP growth.

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Hunger Strike by Maruti-Suzuki workers

Submitted by vivek on Fri, 16/11/2012 - 23:30

The workers of Maruti-Suzuki plant located in Manesar in Gurgaon, under the leadership of Maruti-Suzuki Workers Union went on a two-day hunger strike on 8th and 9th November 2012 in front of the office of the Labour Commissioner to demand reinstatement of retrenched workers and immediate release of imprisoned workers.

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The cloak of PPP

Submitted by vivek on Fri, 16/11/2012 - 20:30

I have read with interest your October 16-31 issue which carried a box on “Extension of working hours and increase in workload.” This matches with my own experience in life. I am an IT Engineer. I sit in front of my computer in an air-conditioned room. But I do not think I am better off than some workers performing manual work.

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Justice campaign for 1984

Submitted by vivek on Fri, 02/11/2012 - 04:30

Punish the guilty! Stop vilifying the victims!

A solemn but spirited campaign for demanding justice to the victims of the 1984 massacre of Sikhs got underway on 21st October 2012 from Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar, with a moving and poignant pictorial exhibition.

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Struggle for justice can only be realized with power in the hands of people

Submitted by vivek on Thu, 01/11/2012 - 18:30

I am writing in response to the article entitled `The genocide of Sikhs in November 1984: Those in power must be held accountable for their crimes’ published in the October 16-31, 2012 issue of MEL on the eve of the anniversary of one of the worst organized crimes against the Indian people.  It is well acknowledged that a severe crisis in the ranks of the ruling circles was emerging

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The genocide of Sikhs in November 1984

Submitted by vivek on Wed, 17/10/2012 - 03:30

Those in power must be held accountable for their crimes

Those in positions of power and authority should be held accountable and guilty when they violate their duty and responsibility of providing safety and protection to the citizens. Only if law is based on the principle of command responsibility can parties and officials guilty of organising such crimes be convicted, and not merely the goons used to execute it.

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Growing opposition to the capitalist-imperialist reform agenda

Submitted by vivek on Wed, 17/10/2012 - 01:30

The latest two packages of economic policy reforms announced by the UPA Government have been met with widespread opposition among the working class and people. These are measures to expand the space for the biggest capitalist monopolies, Indian and international, to collaborate in intensifying the exploitation and plunder of our land and labour.

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Mass protests in Greece and Spain against fresh austerity measures

Submitted by vivek on Tue, 16/10/2012 - 23:30

The last week of September witnessed mass protests on the streets of Athens and Madrid, against the new round of austerity measures proposed to be imposed on Greece and Spain, two of the euro zone's economies which are currently in the grips of an acute financial crisis.

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Condemn the massacre of striking Platinum Mine workers in South Africa

Submitted by vivek on Mon, 01/10/2012 - 23:30

The Communist Ghadar Party of India vigorously condemns the massacre of 34 miners and wounding of 78 others by South African police forces on August 16, 2012. India’s workers stand with the mine workers of South Africa in their struggle for ensuring that those responsible for the massacre are punished, and the just demands of the miners are fulfilled.

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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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NAM summit in Tehran

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 14/09/2012 - 21:03

Strong opposition to the bid to isolate and punish Iran

The 16th Summit meeting of the Non Aligned Movement (NAM) concluded peacefully in Teheran earlier in September 2012. Over a hundred member countries participated, many of them represented by their heads of government. Officials of Russia, China and some other countries were present as observers.

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The Naroda Patia verdict

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 14/09/2012 - 20:58

The struggle for justice must continue, despite all odds

The people’s organisations that have been fighting to put an end to state organized communal and sectarian violence have repeatedly raised the need for invoking the principle of command responsibility.  This could then be applied to hold the Chief Minister of a state or a commander/ chief officer of army/security forces to be held guilty for violating his/her duty and responsibility of ensuring security of citizens.

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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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Massive rally of Gurgaon workers condemns Haryana Government's attacks on workers and their rights

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 02/09/2012 - 00:20

Rally in Solidarity of Maruti Suzuki Workers, 17 August 2012Mazdoor Ekta Lehar considers the March and Rally of the workers of Gurgaon in solidarity with the workers of the Maruti Suzuki Manesar plant as an extremely important act in the present conditions of savage repression of the workers of the Manesar plant. At one stroke, it showed both the embattled workers of the Manesar plant that they are not alone, that the working class of Gurgaon Manesar stand by them. At one stroke, it cut through the disinformation campaign unleashed by the state through the media against the workers of the Manesar plant. As the workers marches through the streets with their bold banners and powerful slogans of solidarity, the people of Gurgaon saw once again with their own eyes the strength of a united workers movement. They saw that the workers are not going to allow themselves to be suppressed by the campaign of repression and disinformation.

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Government reveals its real purpose behind the land legislation

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 01/09/2012 - 21:20

The Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation & Resettlement Bill 2011 is expected to be approved by theCabinet in the last week of August by its new name - The Right to Fair Compensation, Resettlement and Rehabilitation and Transparency in Land Acquisition (RCRRTLA) Bill 2012.

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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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Central authority held responsible for the insecurity among peoples of the North-East

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 30/08/2012 - 11:50

Far from protecting human beings and their rights, the central authority today is creating an atmosphere of terror and insecurity among the various peoples of the Northeast on narrow, sectarian and communal basis,” said Comrade Prakash Rao, Spokesperson of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, on 27th August in Delhi.  He was speaking at a Public Forum organised by Lok Raj Sangathan on the question:  Who is responsible for the insecurity of the peoples of the Northeast?

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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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Anti-labour offensive to attract capital is to blame for the trouble in Manesar!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Fri, 17/08/2012 - 02:30

Following the unfortunate death of a senior manager of Maruti-Suzuki's Manesar plant on 18th July, 2012, state terror has been unleashed against workers in the Manesar industrial belt in Gurgaon District of Haryana. Section 144 has been imposed in the entire area. The Haryana police have arrested over a hundred workers and their leaders and locked them up indefinitely.

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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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Views of the working class on the program of economic reforms

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 16/08/2012 - 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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Condemn the state-organised sectarian genocide in Assam!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 02/08/2012 - 04:50

Organising and sponsoring underground armed groups to carry out indiscriminate or sectarian violence, and then ordering the official armed forces to unleash terror in the name of restoring peace and order – this is the tried and tested method of rule of the Indian big bourgeoisie.  The Congress Party is the most experienced exponent of such divide and rule tactics, inherited from colonial times and further perfected since then.

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Condemn the police terror unleashed on Maruti Suzuki workers!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Thu, 02/08/2012 - 04:20

Unite in defence of the right of workers to form unions and resist super-exploitation!

Following the outbreak of violence in and around Maruti Suzuki's Manesar plant on 18 July, 2012, the state police machinery has been ordered to unleash widespread terror among the workers in the Gurgaon-Manesar belt.

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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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Gorakhpur: The struggle of peasants against forcible land acquisition is entirely just!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 01/08/2012 - 23:20

Since 18th July, hundreds of peasant families in Gorakhpur, Haryana have pitched their tents under the hot sun on their fields in the villages. Women, men and children are sitting in protest on the land which the government wants to acquire for setting up a nuclear power plant.

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Women health workers demand their rights

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 01/08/2012 - 21:20

Women health workers (ASHAs) and mid-day meal workers of Haryana held a protest in Rohtak on June 22. The members of ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activists) Workers’ Union and the Mid-Day Meal Workers’ Union were demanding their right to minimum wages, appointment letters, identity cards, social security and other benefits.

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Mumbai’s Western Railway Motormen win their just demands!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Wed, 01/08/2012 - 20:20

On July 20, 2012 over 450 motormen of the Western Railway in Mumbai under the leadership of their Union, Western Railway Motormen’s Association (WRMA) struck work by going on mass sick leave at 3.30 pm. Due to the protest action by the motormen the entire rail transport in this section was completely shut down and brought half of Mumbai to a standstill.

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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 massacre of tribals in Chhattisgarh

Submitted by vivek on Tue, 17/07/2012 - 01:20

According to newspaper reports, on June 29, 2012, about six hundred troopers from the Central Reserve Police Force and the Combat Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) commando unit opened fire on a gathering of villagers in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, as a result of which at least 20 villagers, including children and aged women and men were killed.

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Condemn the Indian state for its collaboration with the murderers!

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Tue, 17/07/2012 - 00:20

On June 26, a U.S. Federal Court ruled that the U.S.-based Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) and its then chief Warren Anderson were not liable for damages caused by the toxic wastes dumped in Bhopal. Neither could the two be asked to clean up, the court ruled.

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Water privatization faces increasing opposition

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

Water is a gift of Nature and an essential requirement of human life; it is the responsibility of society and the State to manage the flow of water and ensure its availability for various essential needs (agricultural, domestic, industrial etc.). Workers, peasants and all responsible citizens should oppose the policy of converting water into a commodity to be sold at monopoly capitalist prices.

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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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Himachal people oppose plunder and degradation of natural resources

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 16/07/2012 - 22:20

The main natural resources of Himachal Pradesh are its rivers and forests. As with the other hill state, Uttarakhand, the bourgeoisie of our country has looked at the rivers of Himachal as the potential source for massive profits through generation of electricity as well as for other uses.

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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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ChakRajasar Murder: Relentless struggle for justice

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Mon, 16/07/2012 - 19:20

The people of Nohar city of Hanumangarh District of Rajasthan have been in struggle to have the guilty of ChakRajasar murder case punished for the past three years. Mazdoor Ekta Lehar correspondent spoke to Guruji Hanuman Prasad Sharma, former President of the Rajasthan Teacher’s Union and Vice President of the All India Council of Lok Raj Sangathan.

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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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Condemn the Maharashtra government's draconian, anti-worker law

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sun, 17/06/2012 - 02:30

The fascist, anti-worker, Maharashtra Essential Services Maintenance Act (MESMA) has been passed by the Maharashtra legislature in April 2012, despite opposition from trade unions and other workers organizations cutting across party and trade union lines. Mazdoor Ekta Lehar condemns the Congress – NCP government of Maharashtra for this savage attack on workers right to strike work.

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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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Resolute struggle of the Vijaya Hospital Nurses

Submitted by cgpiadmin on Sat, 16/06/2012 - 20:30

Close to 400 nurses of three hospitals run by the Vijaya group in Chennai have gone on strike in support of their demand for better salaries. The nurses are demanding an increase in basic pay from Rs. 6320 to Rs. 15000 per month, an annual increment of 15% of basic pay and hike in night time allowance.

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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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