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New Democracy, August 2016
New Democracy
COW VIGILANTISM : RSS-BJP ATTACKS ON MUSLIMS AND DALITS
Caste Oppression • Communalism
COW VIGILANTISM
RSS cow vigilante groups are unleashing mayhem across the country. Their acts are not only criminal and heinous but they publicize their acts with impunity. They know that they are backed by the powers that be and the state machinery moves to protect these groups, or one may say that this vigilantism is state sponsored. On July 11 in village Mota Samadhiyala near Una in Gujarat the RSS hoodlums beat up dalits for skinning a dead cow and posted this video. Read more
Amendments in Child Labour Act Attack Child Rights
IFTU • Labour Laws
Child Labour
The Parliament of India has passed amendments to the Child Labour Act which are designed to attack child rights and also to legalize the use of children above 14 years of age in industries hitherto considered hazardous. Passed in the Upper House earlier, it was passed by the Lok Sabha on 26th July 2016. Such a Bill had earlier been designed by the erstwhile UPA Govt. but it had lapsed. The new amendments deregulate the employment of children under 14 years of age. Read more
Irom Sharmila’s 16years’ fast against AFSPA - The many headed struggle against AFSPA will continue
Miscellaneous
AFSPA
For years the people of J&K, of Manipur and other North eastern states as well as revolutionary, progressive and democratic organizations and individuals throughout India have been fighting for the repeal of the AFSPA (Armed Forces Special Powers Act). This is an Act which allows India’s armed forces to legally function virtually as an occupation force in the areas where it operates. Read more
Dalit Rally at Sangrur
Caste Oppression
BKU • IFTU • IJM • KKU • NBS • PMU • Punjab • ZPSC
Thousands of dalits gathered in Sangrur to organize a rally under the joint banner of ZPSC, PMU and KKU. They were demanding to cancel the fake land auctions, release their arrested activists and cancel the fake FIR registered against ZPSC activists. First peoples gathered in grain market of Sangrur and then marched through the bazzars of Sangrur to DC office , where they held a dharna. Where PMU state president Tarsem peter addressed the people and said that Govt. Read more
Supreme Court Moves For Some Accountability Under AFSPA
Kashmir • Protests
AFSPA • Kashmir • Manipur • NHRC
(New Democracy News Service) The evidence collected so painstakingly is doubtless both gruesome and undeniable. The struggles of civil rights activists countrywide as well as the pressure of democratic movements and people’s growing restlessness with obvious violence of state forces have also had some effect. Read more
Pratirodh Ka Swar, June 2016
Pratirodh Ka Swar
Inquilabi Sada Rahh, June 2016
Inqlabi Sada Rahh
Victims of Accidental Fire in Colony in Kakinada (AP) Must Be Compensated
AIKMS • CPI-ML • IFTU
The thatched roof huts of residents of Mahatma Jyothi  Rao Phule Colony in Parlova Peta area of Kakinada caught fire on 29th April 2016. Nearly two hundred and fifty families became homeless in this calamity. The hard work and sweat put in by the residents in building this colony was reduced to ashes. Though the Deputy Chief Minister and Home Minister of Andhra Pradesh, N. China Rajappa, visited the victims and announced that the State Govt. Read more
Brutal killing of tribal leader and AIKMS activist Comrade Adangu Gomango by Landlord goons
AIKMS • CPI-ML
Odisha
Comrade Adangu Gomango(55 years), one of the prominent leader of AIKMS (erstwhile Lok Sangram Manch) and a popular tribal leader of Ganjam district, was killed on the midnight of 22nd May 2016. He was cold bloodedly killed while sleeping on the veranda of his home. Comrade Gomango came from a poor tribal family of Kumarabandha in Dharakote block of Ganjam district. He was active in organizing the poor people particularly the tribals in Ganjam district for the last 15 years. Read more
Pratirodh Ka Swar, August 2016
Pratirodh Ka Swar
Failed Coup in Turkey and the Emerging Equations in the Middle-East - Aditya Prakash
Imperialism • Turkey • US Imperialism
The failed coup by sections of the Army and Air Force in Turkey and the subsequent massive arrests and purge in military, police, judiciary, education department and press by Erdogan Govt. to tighten its control over the country have been both the result and cause of intensifying contradictions in Turkey and the larger Middle-East. This intensification is linked to growing contradictions among imperialist powers and among the regional powers aligned to them. Read more
Mahashweta Devi’s death is a great loss to the struggling people of the country
Miscellaneous
 “I have always believed that the real history is made by ordinary people. I constantly come across the reappearance, in various forms, of folklore, ballads, myths and legends, carried by ordinary people across generations. ... The reason and inspiration for my writing are those people who are exploited and used, and yet do not accept defeat. For me, the endless source of ingredients for writing is in these amazingly noble, suffering human beings. Read more
New Democracy (AP) - May-July 2016
New Democracy (AP)
Anger Against the Killing of Burhan Wani Burns in Kashmir Valley
Kashmir • Protests
AFSPA • PDA-BJP
(New Democracy News Service) 21 people have died and hundreds have been injured in police and paramilitary action against protestors in the Kashmir Valley in the 48 hours since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen’s popular leader, 22 year old Burhan Wani. The killing was in an intelligence led police action. No criminal case was registered anywhere in India against Wani. Read more
Brexit: Born out of crisis and is going to further aggravate it
Europe
Brexit • European Union
British people in 23rd June 2016 referendum have voted to leave European Union (EU). It is a reflection of deepening economic crisis in the imperialist countries and growing disenchantment of the people in developed capitalist countries with political establishment. Response of the Govts. of developed capitalist countries to the explosion of financial economic crisis in 2008 has only increased the gulf between rich and poor. Govts. Read more
New Democracy, June 2016
New Democracy
Sangrur (Punjab) - Struggle of Dalits for Panchayat land advances facing State Repression
Caste Oppression • Land Struggles • Peasants • Semi-feudal
Dalit
Recently the struggle of Dalits in Sangrur district of Punjab for their share of Panchayat land faced severe govt. repression. This struggle has been continuing for last two years under the banner of Zamin Prapti Sangharsh Committee (ZPSC). On May 24, 2016 Akali-BJP Govt. fired upon and lathi charged Dalits protesting against auction meant to defraud them of their right. Read more
Upsurge of garment workers of Bengaluru forces Retreat By Modi Govt. - Aparna
Labour Laws • Protests • Trade Union
Working Class
On the 18th of April 2016, thousands upon thousands of garment workers, mostly women, of Bengaluru poured out of their factories protesting changes in rules for withdrawal of money from their EPF accounts. The first day they forced the Central Govt. on the backfoot. However the next day over a lakh of them brought Bengaluru’s roads to a standstill and by evening the Central Govt. had totally withdrawn its Budget proposals. The workers too returned to work. Read more
Observe 50 years of Launch of Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution
CPI-ML
GPCR • Marxism-Leninism-Mao Zedong Thought
Half a century ago on this day, on May 16, 1966, Central Committee of the Communist Party of China adopted the Circular which is marked as the beginning of Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution in China. GPCR was an unprecedented mass movement targeting the capitalist roaders inside the leadership of the Communist Party of China and was aimed at preventing capitalist restoration in socialist China. Read more