The Government of India is trying to mislead the toiling majority of people by claiming that capitalist monopolies in retail will help to control food prices. The real objective of the monopolies is not to provide essential items at affordable prices but to reap maximum profits at the expense of the producers. The real aim of the government is to enable this to happen. It does not want to accept its responsibility of ensuring that the livelihood of producers is secured, that food is available to people at prices they can afford through efficiently managed procurement and distribution and not allowing trade in essential items to be a profit making activity.
Growing political unity around the aim of people’s empowerment
Throughout the length and breadth of the country, crores of our people from all walks of life came onto the streets expressing intense anger against the corrupt political and economic system. They were inspired to express support to Anna Hazare and his satyagraha, or struggle for truth.
Ten years of unjust wars and violation of sovereignty under concocted pretexts
Ten years after that horrific event, it is now clear that the terrorist attack of 9/11 was the launching pad for a fascist military campaign to assert and impose the hegemony of US imperialism on the global scale. It was either a remarkable piece of good fortune for US imperialism, or a clandestine diabolical plot masterminded by the US imperialists themselves. US imperialism has clearly been the principal political beneficiary.
The Revolutionary Communist Party of Britain (Marxist-Leninist) has pointed out that “Youth are being denied a future. They are being blocked from having any say in shaping the future. The state itself promotes violence and anarchy; and then blames the youth”.
The truth is that, with cold-blooded cynicism, the US imperialists and their allies are using the widespread conditions of domestic unrest that have affected a large number of countries and states across the whole of northern Africa and parts of western Asia this year, to strike mortal blows against those states and governments that have challenged their interests in the region as well as those of their henchmen, the Israeli Zionists. Libya, Syria and Iran have all, at different times and to different degrees, opposed the imperialist designs in the region. They have actively supported the Palestinian and other peoples fighting against imperialism and zionism.
The motormen of Mumbai as well as all the engine drivers of Indian Railways face extremely harsh working conditions. The suburban railway motormen who have the responsibility of carrying millions of commuters in Mumbai everyday have to work all seven days of the week. They are overstressed. At the same time they are severely punished for any problem, no matter what the cause.
The workers of Voltas Ltd (a Tata group company) led by their Union, Voltas Employees Union, have been undertaking a chain hunger strike for several months at the company head quarters in Mumbai to highlight their grievances.
Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 28th August, 2011
The mass agitation has raised the level of consciousness about the fundamental flaw in the existing system of democracy, in which big business interests and their corrupt parties control the Lok Sabha. It has further exposed multi-party representative democracy as a process designed to permit the biggest exploiters, corrupt ministers and officials to loot and plunder our land and labour... The question that has assumed centre-stage by the development of events is where supreme power lies, and where it must lie. Who is sovereign? Is the people’s will supreme or is the will of Parliament or will of Cabinet supreme?
Statement of the Central Committee of Communist Ghadar Party of India, 18 August, 2011
The struggle against corruption is part and parcel of the struggle to change the political and economic system in our country. An important and immediate aim of this struggle is to reclaim from Parliament what belongs to the people, namely — sovereignty, the supreme decision making power.
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.