Hundreds of Palestinians including women and children have been killed in continuous bombing raids carried out by Israeli air force over Gaza since December 27, 2008. As we go to press, Israel has amassed its tanks on the Gaza border to begin an invasion.
Capitalists are throwing workers out of jobs in one sector after another. In India, lakhs of workers in export oriented industries have lost their jobs as exports are falling sharply. Domestic demand has also fallen for a number of goods like automobiles, steel, cement, TVs, refrigerators, etc. Factories are cutting back the level of production.
The statement on the current geo-political development following the Mumbai attacks should serve as an eye-opener to all those who have any illusions about the aims of the US imperialists and their collaborators in south Asia.
On Monday December 15, the world witnessed an unforgettable act in Baghdad, when a journalist attending a press conference for visiting US President Bush threw his shoes at the American President. This action of Muntader al-Zaidi, a 29-year-old journalist with the Al Baghdadia, a Cairo-based satellite television network, symbolised the anger, the hatred and repulsion of millions of peoples across the Arab world against the US State for its criminal occupation of Iraq and genocide of its people.
Bangladesh Bharat Pakistan People’s Forum organized a protest rally on December 19 in Kolkata, to oppose terrorist attacks on the people of Mumbai and other places, warmongering and the evil designs of imperialism.
1.75 lakh employees of LIC (Life Insurance Corporation) and four General Insurance Companies namely, New India Assurance Company, National Insurance Company, Oriental Insurance Company and United India Insurance company, went on a one day strike on December 23 to protest against the introduction of two Bills (the Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2008 and the Life Insurance Corporation (Amend
On Dec 17th nearly 2.75 lakh part time employees of the All India Postal Service, known as Gramin Dak Service (GDS), went on an indefinite strike. They were demanding the cancellation of the retrograde recommendations of the committee appointed by the Govt to look into their service conditions and regularization of their employment.
The school and college youth of our country constitute a powerful force for social transformation. They impatiently seek lasting solutions to the problems confronting them as well as society at large. The bourgeoisie is very aware of this and afraid of the potential of educated working class youth.
A meeting on the world economic crisis and its impact on India was organised in Mullahpur village, near Ludhiana in Punjab on December 21, 2008. The Lok Kala Manch, an organisation dedicated to using folk cultural forms to enlighten the working people, had organised the meeting as part of the celebration of 20 years of its founding.
The all India general strike has been called to resolutely oppose the course of enriching the capitalist minority by impoverishing the toiling majority. It has been called to assert the rights that belong to workers, peasants and other toiling people who create the wealth of India.
Parties of the capitalist class claim that there is no alternative to the program of globalisation,liberalisation and privatisation. The truth is that there IS an alternative.The alternative is to reorient the economy to fulfil people’s needs instead of fulfilling capitalist greed. This is the program for the Navnirman of India.
The Report to the Fifth Congress of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, presented by Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary of the CGPI, on behalf of its Central Committee, was discussed and adopted by the Fifth Congress of the CGPI, held in November 2016. By decision of the Fifth Congress, this report has been edited for publication.
The first part of this pamphlet is an analysis of facts and phenomena to identify and expose the real aims behind the Note Ban. The second part is devoted to a critical appraisal of the government’s claims that it will reduce inequality, corruption and terrorism. The third part is what Communist Ghadar Party believes is the real solution to these problems and the immediate program of action towards that solution.
Unite around the program to reconstitute the Indian Republic and reorient the economy to ensure prosperity and protection for all!
There is growing realisation among workers, peasants and other self-employed people that the program of liberalisation and privatisation only serves to enrich an exploiting minority at their expense. Mass resistance is growing to this anti-worker, anti-peasant and anti-national program.