Comrades, activists, sympathizers of Party gathered early morning at the party central office on 1st May 2013 to celebrate the May Day and pay their tribute to the martyrs of Chicago. The office was decorated with red flags and banners.
The programme began with hoisting of red flag by Prakash Rao, spokesperson of the Party, and the entire area reverberated with slogan “Inquilaab Zindabaad!” (Long live revolution!), “May Diwas Zindabaad” (Long Live May Day!), “Chicago ke Shahidon ko Laal Salaam” (Red Salute to the Chicago Martyrs!), “Desh ki Daulat Paida Karne Waalon, Desj ke Maalik Bano!” (Producers of all wealth of the country, become its masters!). Workers and youth from the neighborhood joined the celebrations.
Following the flag hoisting Bijju nayak of Mazdoor Ekta Committee addressed the gathering. He said that workers are not paid even minimum wages, and with rising prices, it is becoming increasingly difficult to make two ends meet. He said that we must take inspiration from the historic revolutionary struggle of the May Day to overthrow capitalism, and establish socialism where there will be no exploitation of men by men.
Addressing the gathering, veteran comrades of CGPI said that the capitalists of our country are super exploiting us and using that wealth to buy land and big companies not only in our own country but across Europe and Africa as well. They are engaged in competition with world class imperialists. This is creating the danger of war in our region. It is only the working class which can save the country from this crisis, by overthrowing capitalism and establishing its own rule. Only the working class can reorient the economy to ensure well being for all.
Comrade Renu of Purogami Mahila Sangathan (PMS) said that people from different sections of society are coming out on the streets against increasing violence against women. They are demanding that the system must provide safety and security to women. There are many laws against sexual offences, but they are not implemented. The leaders of the two major political parties of our country, Congress and BJP are themselves guilty of crimes like rape, murder and kidnapping. Hundreds of women were raped during the 1984 Sikh genocide, in 1992 following the demolition of Babri Masjid, and in 2002 during the Gujarat genocide, when Muslim women were raped and murdered. Till date, the main culprits have not been punished. Instead they have been given bigger public positions. Can we expect justice from these people, she asked.
Concluding the meeting Lokesh Kumar of Hind Naujawan Ekta Sabha said that whether we work with hammer and lathe, or work on a computer, whether we are a loco driver or an airline pilot, or we work in any other service or industry, whoever works for a wage is a worker. He said that youth must respect the red flag. It is the symbol of struggle of the working class. It has got the red colour as result of our struggle against the capitalists for an 8 hour work day. When the police of the capitalists attacked our peaceful workers demonstration and fired on them, the flag became red with the blood of these workers. He said that workers, peasants, women and youth must work under the leadership of its vanguard Party, the Communist Ghadar Party of India, to build a new society, where the workers who create all wealth will also be its masters.
All those gathered took a pledge to take forward the struggle of our martyrs, overthrow capitalism and establish rule of workers and peasants. The meeting concluded with slogans – “Inquilaab Zindabaad!” (Long live revolution!), “Poonjiwaad Murdabaad!” (Down with Capitalism!), “Hum hai Iske Maalik, Hum hai Hindostan, Mazdoor Kisan, Aurat aur Jawaan!” (We are the master of Hindostaan, Workers, Peasants, Women and Youth!).