Observe December 6 as Anti-Communalism Day - CPI(ML)-New Democracy Central Committee Call
Communalism
Anti-communalism Day
On this day in 1992 RSS-BJP hordes in league with Congress led Govt. at the Centre demolished Babri Masjid. It was followed by large scale killings of Muslims who came out to protest in police firing and in organized rioting. This day reminds the Indian people of the challenge posed by Hindu communal forces to the unity of the people. It symbolizes attempts by most reactionary sections to deny dynamism of Indian society and its composite culture and heritage. Read more
J&K : Withdraw AFSPA
Protests • Ruling Class
AFSPA • Kashmir
Kashmir is aflame again. The issue this time is Army firing at a white Maruti car in Budgam killing two of the five teenagers in it and badly injuring the other two. The Army said that the car refused to stop despite being flagged at three checkpoints. The SDM enquiry (SDM Budgam) and SSP have established that the car skidded out of control so could not stop and it finally hit a lamp post and stopped. An NDTV team reported it had seen the dented lamp post with bullet marks too. Read more
Tribal leader Haribandhu Kadraka arrested on false charges for opposing Vedanta’s mining project
Mining
Niyamgiri • Vedanta
(New Democracy News) A strong opponent of Vedanta’s mining of Niyamgiri hills, tribal leader of Rayagada district and Muniguda block president of Lok Sangram Manch (LSM) Com. Haribandhu Kadraka was arrested on 19th October on trumped up charges. This arrest is part of a sinister design to remove and intimidate opponents of mining in Niyamgiri to favour Vedanta. Naveen Patnaik, whose govt. Read more
The rise of BJP in Maharashtra - Pravin Nadkar
Elections
Maharashtra
 2014 Assembly Election results in Maharashtra are indicative of the changing equations in Maharashtra's political arena. At the time of writing this article, BJP is undecided about its choice of alliance partner and looks as though this Diwali in Maharashtra will have to go without the name plate at the CM office in Mantralaya. Voters in Maharashtra have fallen short of giving a clear majority to the BJP. Read more
Press Release - An Investigation into Communal Violence in Trilokpuri
Communalism • Ruling Class
The morning papers of 26th October 2014 carried news of communal clashes in Trilokpuri area with policemen among 14 injured, gunshot injuries and police claims of the situation as ;tense but under control’. The police also claimed that aman committees have been set up in the area. The undersigned three member team from two progressive organizations of Delhi- Advocate Ms. Poonam Kaushik, General Secretary and Advocate Ms. Read more
Modi Govt. Unleashes Anti-People Measures After Assembly Elections
Communalism • Imperialism • Ruling Class • US Imperialism
BJP • Haryana • Maharashtra • Modi • RSS
Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana have demonstrated continuing trend of collapse of Congress and decline of caste based regional parties resulting in BJP getting a majority in Haryana and emerging as the single largest party in Maharashtra. With little to separate the ruling class parties in terms of economic policies and on the issues affecting the common people, money power and support of corporate media became decisive in favour of BJP. Read more
Sarada Scam in West Bengal - Behind a Shadow economy
Miscellaneous
Bengal • corruption • scam
By Amit Chakraborty (New Democracy News) The Sarada scam in West Bengal has created a sensation. The Sarada group, a consortium of over 200 companies that claimed to run a wide variety of schemes, has bankrupted lakhs of small investors robbing them of their life savings. The multi-level marketing scheme of the group — a Ponzi scheme — has taken its toll. Read more
Khaps, ‘Honour‘ Killings and ‘Love Jihad’ - NO RIGHT OF CHOICE TO WOMEN – DIKTATS OF PATRIARCHAL SEMIFEUDAL INDIA
Semi-feudal
Khap • Patriarchial
Many changes have occurred for the young in India. Some happened slowly over the years. The rise in access to television and radio leading to spread of information, to rise of knowledge about consumer products including appliances to lighten household work. Young women and girls opting for education and careers and professions, initially as pioneers. Rising prices and the need for a double income increasing the demand for working girls for marriages. Read more
Biplabi Ganaline - September 2014
Biplabi Ganaline • CPI-ML
Gajapati (Odisha) : Landless tribals and dalits gheraoed Collectorate
CPI-ML
landless • Odisha • Tribals
On 16th September 2014, thousands of landless peasants mainly tribals and dalits gheraoed the Gajapati collectorate at Paralakhemundi demanding their rights over land and forest. This programme was organized by CPI(ML)ND and Lok Sangram Manch jointly in which more than three thousand people from five blocks (Mandal) of the district participated to press their demands over land and forest right before the state Govt. Read more
Defeat of Modi led BJP Across the Country
Ruling Class
BJP • disillusionment • Modi
Money and media power of corporate along with the muscle power of Hindutva forces had propelled Modi led BJP to power on the strength of the decimation of the then ruling Congress. But like their other products, the life of Modi wave manufactured by corporate has been short. Elections held after assumption of power by Modi led BJP Govt. at the Centre, in state after state across the country have brought home this simple truth. Read more
Obama’s strategy up in the air
Imperialism • Iraq • US Imperialism
‘Barack the Bomber’ (New Democracy News) On the 10th of September, US President Barack Obama declared war on Islamic State. The key points of the strategy he cooked up over a few days, having remarked earlier that he had no strategy, entail air strikes against IS positions in Iraq and building of an international coalition to “degrade and ultimately destroy” IS. Secretary Kerry has been scouting the Middle East to earn allies for this offensive. Read more
FIGHT BACK THE PROPOSED ANTI-WORKER AMENDMENTS IN LABOUR LAWS
IFTU • Trade Union
Labor Laws
The Narendra Modi led N.D.A. Government came to power with the promise of bringing good days for laboring people in the country. It promised better living standards, better living and working conditions. It promised creation of one crore jobs every year. But, soon after coming to power, it has launched an attack on the hard earned rights of the workers. Read more
New Democracy, August 2014
CPI-ML • New Democracy
Inquilabi Sada Rahh, August 2014
CPI-ML • Inqlabi Sada Rahh
AP: Struggle of Aurobindo Pharma Workers - P. Prasad
IFTU • Labour Laws • Protests • Trade Union
Aurobindo Pharma
(New Democracy News) A struggle is on in Aurobindo Pharma Company of Srikakulam Dist of AP. These employees fought for the right of formation of union last year. They had resorted to 83 days’ strike from 7 -7-2013 to 1-10-2013. Arrests, false cases, kidnappings, suspensions dismissals etc. frequently took place then. However finally they got victory, with support of solidarity movement. Union registration was done. IFTU union is functioning for last one year, in successful manner. Read more
AIKMS Protest Dharna at Hyderabad - Don’t make it Telangana of suicides
AIKMS • CPI-ML
Suicides • Telangana
Since the formation of Telangana state and the Government of TRS, during the last 4 to 5 months, more than 319 farmers have committed suicide. The agriculture in Telangana is mainly dependent on rain water and bore wells. There is a huge deficit in the rainfall leading to the drying up of the fields and loss of crops. In addition to this, there are huge electricity power cuts. This has further made the farmers at loss. Ultimately credits taken by farmers have increased. Read more
New Democracy, October 2014
CPI-ML • New Democracy
Pratirodh Ka Swar, October 2014
CPI-ML • Pratirodh Ka Swar
Modi Govt. bares its anti-worker fangs
Labour Laws • Ruling Class
anti-worker
The so-called labour reforms announced by Narendra Modi on 16th October 2014, a day after polling in Haryana and Maharashtra, are a proclamation of blatantly pro-corporate and anti-worker measures unfettered by immediate electoral considerations. The operative measure announced by it is further chaining of labour dept. machinery in the name of doing away of ‘Inspector Raj”. In place of filling up 16 forms of compliance with labour laws, companies will fill one single, self-attested form. Read more
Condemn Turkish Bombing of PKK; Support Kobane
Imperialism • US Imperialism
Kurds • PKK • Turkey
Support Kurdish Struggle for their national aspirations In the backdrop of declining power of US imperialism and rising anger of the people of West Asia, turmoil in the Middle-East intensifies. To divert the people’s struggles in Arab countries and to drown upswing in people’s struggles in sectarian bloodshed, imperialism and reactionaries have lifted a huge stone which is crushing their feet. Read more
Appeal for help to Cyclone Affected People of AP and Odisha
Miscellaneous
Andhra • Cyclone • Odisha
Cyclone Hudhud which had a land fall at Vishakhatnam on October 12, has caused deaths and vast destruction in the North Andhra coastal districts of Visdhkhapatnam and Vijainagram besides causing damage in Shrikakulam district and several districts of South Odisha. In worst hit Vishakhapatnam, several bastis have been wiped out and tens of thousands of people rendered without shelter and support. Communications in the affected areas have been disrupted. Read more
Report on alleged plan of cow slaughter in JJ Colony Bawana
IFTU • PDSU • PMS
    A team comprising of Dr. Mrigank (Delhi Committee, Indian Federation of Trade Unions, IFTU), Poonam Kaushik (Gen. Secy. Pragatisheel Mahila Sangathan, PMS), Rajeev (Convener, Progressive Democratic Students’ Union, PDSU) visited JJ Colony Bawana and made investigations into the reports of alleged planned cow slaughter and intimidation of Muslims. Read more
Punish Guilty of Attack on Students of Jadavpur University
Students
Bengal • Protests
The Mamata Banerjee led Trinamool Congress Govt. has unleashed an unprecedented attack against the students of Jadavpur University (JU). On 16th September students of Jadavpur University had organized a programme to meet the executive council of JU demanding proper & impartial enquiry into an allegation of molestation. The Vice Chancellor of the University who is a well known Trinamool loyalist, did not take up the matter properly. Read more
Social and economic cost of “Green Revolution” - by S.S. Mahil
Miscellaneous
Green Revolution • Peasants • Punjab
Punjab is the province which became the first state in India to experience the “Green Revolution” which actually was an imperialist model of agriculture. It is very interesting to know why this model of agriculture was named as a “Green Revolution”. Actually imperialism was very much terrified by the Chinese red revolution, as it occurred in a backward and agrarian country, which was yet to pass to the stage of capitalism. Read more
All India Convention by IFTU - NO TO ANTI WORKER CHANGES IN LABOUR LAWS
IFTU • Labour Laws • Trade Union
SEZ • struggles • Workers
On the 11th of September 2014, the National Committee of the IFTU organized an all India Convention in Delhi against the proposed anti worker changes in labour laws. Over three hundred elegates from Andhra Pradesh, Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Delhi, Haryana, Telangana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh attended the Convention at Ambedkar Bhawan in Delhi. Other Trade Union Centres whose leaders attended the Convention were AICCTU, NTUI, TUCI and AIFTU. Read more
Appeal for help to flood affected people of J&K
Miscellaneous
The unprecedented floods following heavy rains in Jammu & Kashmir have inundated vast areas, with lakhs of people stranded. Over two hundred have perished and lakhs are still to be rescued. Communication of large parts of Kashmir with outside have been totally cut off, large areas have been without power for days. Plight of people of J&K deserve utmost empathy and urgent action. Relief and rescue are needed urgently and concretely. Read more
Pratirodh Ka Swar, September, 2014
CPI-ML • Pratirodh Ka Swar
Biplabi Ganaline_August- Joint Issue 2014
Biplabi Ganaline • CPI-ML
Punjab: Militant Struggle of Dalits for their share of Panchayat land
Land Struggles
(New Democracy News) Since the past few months, in the district of Sangrur ( Punjab) there has been a struggle going on for theed land. Struggle started for nazul land in village Sekha.42 bighas of land earmarked for dalits was forcefully occupied by landlords since past 30 years. People gathered under the flag of PMU and marched in the village against the landlords. They then recaptured the land from the landlords. Read more