Jul 16-31 2019

Union Budget 2019-20: Continued enrichment of monopoly capitalists while claiming to be creating a “New India”

Presenting the full and final budget for 2019-20 in the parliament, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman claimed that her government is committed to build a “bright and stable New India”.  However, all the policy changes and programs she presented in her budget speech were aimed at ensuring maximum profits for super-rich capitalists, Indian and foreign. 

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Oppose the 100-days Action Plan to push Privatisation of Indian Railways!!

ICF Chennai Workers’ UnionKamgar Ekta Committee, All India Guards Council (AIGC), All India Loco Running Staff Association (AILRSA), All India Railway Engineers Federation (AIREF), All India Railway Signals & Telecommunications Staff Association (AIRS&TSA), All India Rail Track maintainers Union (AIRTU), All India Station Masters Association (AISMA), All India Traffic Controllers Association (AITCA), Indian Railway Ticket Checking Staff Organisation (IRTCSO), Air India Service Engineers Association(AISEA), All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA), Bank Employees Federation of India(BEFI), Lok Raj Sangathan (LRS), Trade Unions Joint Action Committee- Maharashtra (TUJAC) — 7th July, 2019

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Severe drought conditions and water scarcity in many regions:

The capitalist system and the Indian state are responsible for this

Severe drought conditions have been reported from states of Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan as well as other states. In India, rainfed agriculture occupies roughly 67 percent net sown area, contributing about 44 percent of food grains and supporting almost 40 percent of the population. The irregularities of the monsoon have a big impact on our people.

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75 years of the Bretton Woods system and its institutions – the World Bank and International Monetary Fund:

Institutions of imperialist neo-colonial domination and plunder

In July 1944, while the Second World War was still raging, the United States invited delegations from 44 countries to the ski resort of Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. These countries were its allies in the World War.

The official aim of the conference was to define the basic features of an economic order for the post-war period. It was announced that the conference would provide the blueprint of a system that would stabilize the world economy and prevent a return to the situation that had existed between the two world wars.

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Aggressive US agenda for hegemony intensifies US-China tariff war

The ongoing US-China Tariff war began last year in June 2018 when the US imposed China-specific tariffs. This triggered the current tariff war. This was followed up in September 2018 by the US imposing tariffs (import duties) of 10% on a range of Chinese goods worth $250 billion. China retaliated, announcing duties on American products, including on agriculture products and automobiles. The list included soybeans, electric vehicles, a range of hybrid electric vehicles, a variety of seafood and pork; the two countries forged a temporary truce in December 2018. However, in May 2019, the US once again increased the tariff to 25% from the previous 10% on Chinese imports, leading to another round of retaliation by China. Beijing announced levies on $60 billion (€53 billion) worth of US goods, starting 1st June.

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New Labour Codes: Committee for construction workers opposes the move

It is reported that the Labour Ministry is in the process of seeking approval from the Cabinet for the amended Wage Code Bill. This is one of the four bills prepared by the Ministry in 2017, which are to replace 44 labour legislations existing now. One of the proposed legislation deals with social security and welfare. Called the social security code, it will consolidate 15 existing laws on pension, disability and life insurance as well as maternity, medical and unemployment coverage. The government claims that it will cover both the organised and the unorganised sector – about 50 crore workers.

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Proposal to corporatize rail coach factory:Sangharsh Committee protests privatisation move

Railway Coach Factory Members of the Railway Coach Factory (RCF) Sangharsh Committee have been agitating against the government’s proposal to privatise the coach manufacturing operations. The Committee has also been demanding that the Railway Board should roll back the proposal for corporatisation of the (RCF). The Sangharsh Committee announced on 10th July in Jalandhar that it would stop trains if this demand is not accepted.

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Protests in Delhi against privatisation of Railways

Workers across sectors and railway workers held a protest at Jantar Mantar in Delhi on 10th July against the Modi government’s decision to privatise the railways.

No sooner than the Modi government began its second term at the Centre, it announced the sale of the property belonging to the people – the Indian Railways. The government is making all efforts to implement a 100-day action plan of privatising the railways.

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Auto component manufacturers given ‘public utility’ status in Tamil Nadu

Recent months had seen a spate of protests and strikes in auto spare parts suppliers, such as Pricol, Asahi, Chowel, MSI and Dongsan in Tamil Nadu. The state government has responded to this with a notification granting ‘public utility’ status to manufacturers of auto components. This amendment to the rules of the Industrial Disputes (ID) Act, gives suppliers of auto spare parts the same status attributed to essential commodities and services likes water, electricity and public transport.

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PARTY DOCUMENTS

4th Congress DocumentThe Fourth Congress of the Communist Ghadar Party of India was convened in the last week of October 2010.

The Report of the Fourth Congress was presented by Comrade Lal Singh on behalf of the Central Committee elected by the Third Congress. It was discussed at length and adopted by the Congress. It was been edited for publication by the decision of the Fourth Congress. This publication also contains the Resolutions adopted by the Fourth Congress

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CGPI - 3rd Congress Report

Towards the Rule of Workers and Peasants and a Voluntary Indian Union

This document entitled Towards the Rule of Workers and Peasants and a Voluntary Indian Union contains the Report of the Central Committee presented by Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, which was discussed and adopted by the Third Congress of the Party, held in January 2005.

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This keynote speech, entitled "Crisis of Capitalism and the dangerous course of the Indian State points to the urgency for communists to prepare for the proletarian revolution!", was delivered by Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary of CGPI, on behalf of it's Central Committee  at a conference of Indian communists in Nov 2002.

This paper, entitled Only Communism Can Save India! was presented by Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, at the Kanpur Communist Conference, 2000. The publication also includes the resolution adopted at the Kanpur Communist Conference, 2000.

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Preparing for the Coming Storms—: Challenge Facing Indian Communists

This report entitled Preparing for the Coming Storms—  Challenge Facing Indian Communists, presented by Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, on behalf of its Central Committee, was discussed and adopted at the Second Congress of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, held in October 1998.

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  • Year: 1999
  • Author: CGPI
  • Languages: English
  • Mediums: Print
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Description: Consultative Conference - Renewal of India, Call of the New Century