More than one million workers strike in France

More than a million workers, cutting across trade union affiliations, unitedly participated in a one-day strike all across France, on January 19, 2023. They were protesting against French President Emmanuel Macron’s plan to raise the legal age of retirement to 64 from 62, thereby denying them their due pension for another two years.

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On the 73rd Anniversary of the Indian Republic:
This republic is designed to exclude the working people from power

Statement of the Central Committee of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, January 18, 2023

People must have the right to propose and to reject laws. They must have the right to amend or reformulate the Constitution. We must enjoy the right to select candidates for election, to hold those elected to account and recall them at any time, and the right to initiate legislation. Instead of making decisions in the people’s name, political parties must be duty bound to ensure that decision-making power remains in the people’s hands.

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Power sector workers in Maharashtra step up their struggle against privatisation
Privatisation of electricity is anti-social and anti-worker

Over the last 2 years power sector workers across the country have repeatedly challenged the capitalist plan of power sector privatisation. In December ’22 and first week of January ’23 it was the turn of the power sector workers of Maharashtra, who through their relentless campaign across Maharashtra, culminating with the strike on 4th January ’23 defiantly opposed the  further privatisation of the power sector.

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Meeting organised by Mazdoor Ekta Committee
Struggle of people of Punjab against life-threatening liquor factory

Kisans of Mansurwal village in Zira tehsil, Ferozepur, and its adjoining regions in Punjab have been protesting for over five months against Malbros International Limited, an alcohol manufacturing plant. The villagers are protesting against the hazardous effects of the discharge from the liquor factory on their groundwater, soil and the environment, which have already claimed several lives of humans.

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Mass protests of people of Haldwani against evictions

Haldwani, in Uttarakhand, has been the scene of unprecedented protests by people against the threat of forcible eviction from their homes by the government of Uttarakhand. The protests began following the order of the Uttarakhand High Court on December 20, 2022, which authorized the use of force to evict thousands of families from 78 acres of land in Banbhoolpura claimed by the Railways.

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