Aug 16-31 2016

On the occasion of the 70th Indian Independence Day:

Which way forward for India?

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

The Government of India has made preparations for celebrating the 70th Independence Day with great pomp and pride. However, there is serious concern among the vast majority of our people about where Indian society is headed today, 69 years after the end of British colonial rule.

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Country wide protest of working class against the central and state governments

On 9 August 2016, joint action committees of the Trade Unions organised protest and demonstrations all across India against the anti-worker, anti-people, anti-social policies of central and state governments.

This is part of the preparation towards the All India General Strike on 2nd September. Various protest actions, public meetings and demonstrations were held at state capitals, industrial centers and cities, villages, and highlighting their demands.

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71 years after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

US imperialism remains the fountainhead of fascism and war

The people of the world and in particular, the people of Japan will never forgive the US imperialists for one of the gravest crimes they committed against humanity – the dropping of atom bombs over two towns in Japan, Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 and Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. The bomb the U.S. dropped on Hiroshima was made of uranium and killed about 140,000 people in the initial blast and, in total more than 237,000.

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Terrible plight of Indian workers in Gulf countries

Tens of thousands of Indian workers in Saudi Arabia and various Gulf countries have been literally forced to starve, living in miserable camps without any basic amenities, for several weeks and months on end. Theseworkers, employed in construction and other companies, were retrenched from their jobs without any compensation, in the wake of the economic slowdown in these oil exporting countries triggered by the sharp fall in oil prices. Many of these workers have not been paid any salaries for the last 6-8 months. They have no money to buy their plane tickets to come back to India.

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Law on Child Labor being amended

Justifying the perpetuation of exploitation of children

On July 19, 2016 the RajyaSabha passed a Bill to amend the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986. With this, the road has been cleared for this amendment to be converted into law, once the Lok Sabha puts its stamp on it. The Act will be called the "Child and Adolescent Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act.

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No justification for the reign of terror by the state in Kashmir

On August 2, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court asked the Centre and the state government to file by August 17 their responses on a PIL by the High Court Bar Association calling for a ban on pellets. The court criticised the Central government for not treating Kashmiris "as your own people".

The court observed that several hundreds of people had suffered injuries in their eyes and face due to being hit by pellets, whereas standard operating procedures allow the use of pellets below the knee only, for controlling protests.

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BSNL employees are waging determined and successful struggle against privatization

Interview with Comrade Swapan Chakraborty, Deputy General Secretary, BNSL Employees Union, New Delhi.

Mazdoor Ekta Lehar (MEL): Dear Comrade thank you for agreeing for an interview despite your busy schedule on account of various struggle that the BNSL employees union is waging against the repeated efforts of the government to privatise BSNL through various means. Can you elaborate on your experience?

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Massive country-wide strike by bank workers paralyses bank operations

Eight to ten lakh bank workers struck work for one day on 29th July 2016 to oppose the Central Government's plan for merger and divestment of public sector banks. Banking operations came to a grinding halt on the 29th throughout the country as bank workers of many old generation private sector banks and foreign bank workers joined the public sector banks workers.

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Protest of guest teachers

Guest teachers working for the Delhi Government staged a satyagrah in front of the state Education Minister Manish Sisodia's house on 31st July, under the banner of the Delhi Guest Teachers Union. The teachers banged empty plates to reflect their protest that their demands have not been fulfilled. The teachers had vowed that they would not budge from there till the minister met with them.

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Struggle of Rajasthan Farmers

Gram Panchayats of non-irrigated villages express their opposition

The struggle of farmers of 55 villages in three blocks of Hanuman and Churu District of Rajasthan for irrigation water is continuing. On 10 August 2016 the Gram Panchayats in all the 55 villages burnt the effigy of the chief minister and took out a funeral procession in the squares of their respective villages.

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Lok Raj Sanghathan organises demonstration for water connection in every house

On 27 July 2016 Lok Raj Sanghathan organised a demonstration to the Parliament demanding that water connection to be provided in every house.

Residents from different corners of Delhi, slums, jhuggis, resettlement colonies including students enthusiastically participated in the demonstration despite incessant rains.

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Full force in preparation for 2nd September General Strike

Militant demonstration of workers

"What will happen on 2nd September? Everything will grind to a halt!" "Who is going to do this? We are, we are!" "Inquilab Zindabad!" Okhla Industrial Estate phase 1 and 2 reverberated with these slogans. Hundreds of workers participated in the rally on 10th August under the leadership of Mazdoor Ekta Committee (MEC), AITUC, CITU, ICTU and several other unions.

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Lenin on self-determination

This is response to your reprinting an excerpt from the article by Com. V. I. Lenin written exactly a century ago entitled `The Discussion on Self-Determination Summed Up', with the byline `The Irish Rebellion of 1916', which is a great classic and is compulsory reading for all in the revolutionary camp.

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PARTY DOCUMENTS

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This document, What Kind of Party?, was presented by
Comrade Lal Singh on behalf of the Central Committee
of the Communist Ghadar Party of India to the Second
National Consultative Conference held December 29-30, 1993.

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Click to Download PDFThe 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.

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

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Manifesto 2014Unite around the program to reconstitute the Indian Republic and reorient the economy to ensure prosperity and protection for all!

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

by Comrade Chandra Bhan, Editor of Mazdoor Ekta Lehar

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History of Ghadar PartyA Presentation of Communist Ghadar Party of India

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

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

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