First choice of Indian and international corporate, Narendra Modi, is at the helm of affairs as Prime Minister of India. Modi, even before coming to power had clearly said that he will not only continue the policies followed by Dr. Manmohan Singh, he will deliver where Manmohan failed to deliver. It makes the direction of the Modi government very clear. UPA govt. signed many memoranda of understanding with Indian and Multinational Companies but most of those could not be put into effect because of people’s resistance against the govt. efforts at displacing them to acquire land. Now it is more than clear that Modi govt. is going to adopt all methods of high-handedness and resort to brutal repression to fulfill the promises given to the corporate. Statements rejecting any dialogue with Maoists, sending of more forces and allotting of more funds for suppression of “left wing extremism”, retrogressive and anti-worker amendments in labour laws and proposal of anti-people amendments in Land Acquisition Act clearly show the direction of Modi government. Following the footsteps of its senior partner, Punjab government led by Prakash Singh Badal is moving in the same direction. Punjab government brought a draconian law, named “Prevention of Damage to the Public and Private Property Act, 2014” in the last session of Vidhan Sabha, which was summarily passed without any opposition by Congress party, the only opposition party in the assembly.… Read More
It is interesting to note that chief minister of West Bengal in a public meeting on 24th october stated Barddhaman blast which occurred on 2nd October 2014 in Khagragarh could be a conspiracy hatched by Indian intelligence agency Research & Analysis wing( RAW). This statement created a furore among RSS-BJP leaders along with the parliamentary oppositions including mainstream lefts. Ms. Mamata Banerjee also said that she was in central government for 23 years and she knows how things happen!
Sarada scam has defamed Trinamool Government putting two of its MP’s into jail and at present CBI is putting pressure on Ms. Mamata Banerjee, this must have prompted her to put forward this sort of serious allegation . Shamik Bhattacharya, the newly elected BJP MLA from Basirhat stated that Ms. Mamata Banerjee is the only chief minister of India who has alleged RAW in this way and also criticized her sense of nationalism. Siddhartha Nath Singh, BJP leader also criticized her. Question may be raised why Ms. Banerjee who claims to be very honest tolerated this sort of conspiracy organized by RAW for last 23 years.
But whatever may be the intention of Ms. Banerjee this statement needs serious appraisal.… Read More
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. BJP openly sold its tickets to highest bidders fielding a large number of super rich candidates. However, the hope with which BJP had snapped ties with Shiv Sena to form a single party govt. in a large state like Maharashtra has been belied and only an alliance can assume power which would not be difficult given the rank opportunism of ruling class parties.
In the months after May 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Modi Govt. has focused on showcasing its ‘achievements’ in foreign policy and ‘increasing’ India’s standing on global scene. What Modi Govt. has specifically done is to draw India deeper into US embrace. Tensions with neighbouring countries Pakistan and China have been escalated to justify this embrace in public opinion. Modi’s visit to Japan, Australian PM’s visit to India and Modi’s visit to USA have all been hailed as successes irrespective of the specific agreements forged or Indian interests secured while Chinese President’s visit was continuously bogged down in border tensions during the days of his visit.… Read More
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. There is widespread anger in the Arab countries against US led wars of aggression and US imperialism led expropriation of their natural resources.
US imperialism is back to bombing IS targets in Iraq and Syria with Arab monarchies in tow. Islamic State controls vast swathe of land in Iraq and Syria withstanding US led bombing campaign and is posing an existential threat to the Arab monarchies, particularly Saudi monarchy, a pillar of imperialist influence in the region. IS, a conglomerate of different forces particularly Salafi Islamists, Muslim Brotherhood and Bathists, is fighting several battles, directed against western imperialist powers and their cronies but also against minorities in the region.
This turmoil has given an opportunity to the long suppressed Kurdish nationality inhabiting several countries of the region. In Iraq, Kurdish autonomous region has resisted onslaught of IS. In Sinjar mountain while US trained Iraqi Army had abandoned them without even giving weapons to them for self-defence, it was PKK and its supporters in Syria and Iraq who had defended them.… Read More
‘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. The visit has earned empty support complementing the hollow strategy of his President.
What has prompted Obama Admn. to embark on this course? He had famously remarked while backtracking on the decision to bomb Syria last year that he was not in the White House to unleash wars. Obama repeatedly announces that he would only take military action when threat to American security arises. Admittedly, there is no threat to American security from IS and this is vouchsafed by FBI, Department of Homeland Security and National Intelligence Alliance, a conglomerate of a myriad of intelligence agencies of USA. Obama in his address talked of threat to core interests and further amplified the same by talking of threat to US and its allies. It is clear from the address that the present US action is in defense of its allies.… Read More
On 21 February 2013 Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) held a massive conference at village Sarabha, the native village of Gadar Party hero, Kartar Singh Sarabha, on the occasion of the centenary of the founding of Gadar Party, in which thousands of people from the various parts of Punjab participated. Massive gathering comprised of mainly workers, peasants, women, students, youth and other toiling people. People full of enthusiasm, chanting slogans, carrying banners of the party, joined the gathering.
Conference formally started with the unfurling of the flag of Gadar Party by senior leader of the party, Com. Darshan Singh Khatkar. Veteran Communist and freedom-fighter since Kirti Party to Naxalbari movement, Gandharv Sen Kochhar inaugurated the conference by expressing revolutionary greetings. Addressing the conference, senior party leader, Com. Ajmer Singh explaining the history of Gadar Party, emphasized the heroic and unprecedented sacrifices of the gadderites, how Sarabha, Harnam Singh and Jagat Singh had escaped but returned to reorganize and kissed the gallows. Com. Khatkar said that in contrast with Congress party, Gadar Party was the first party which stood for complete and real independence, from its very inception. Congress collaborated with imperialism, in contrast, Gadar Party Gadar Party stood for democratic republic and secularism and opted for armed struggle.… Read More
As the Bush Admin. intensifies its drumbeats of war against Iraq, as the US Govt. launches an offensive to coerce and cajole other countries into acquiescing and into suppressing civil liberties at home, the anti-war movement is gathering momentum in the belly of the beast.
Millions of people are coming out in protests in major cities in USA to oppose war on Iraq. Such protests have already forced the government to return to UN forum after having declared that this course was not necessary.… Read More
Thirteen political parties and organizations in West Bengal, including CPI(ML)-New Democracy, gave a call for a protest march to US Embassy on 19th December 2002 to oppose the US conspiracy to attack Iraq. Thousands of people from the province, with banners, posters and placards, gathered at the Subodh Mallik Square in Kolkata at 2 p.m. on that day and started marching towards the US Embassy raising slogans against the war campaign – “No to US Aggression on Iraq”, “Down with the universal terrorists, the Bush-Blair Clique”, “Not oil at the cost of blood, not war for oil” etc.
The marchers were, however, blocked at the US Information Centre in the city, way ahead of the destination, by the faithful dogs of the ‘Left’ Front Govt. of the state. And naturally so. Though at times resorting to anti-US imperialism rhetoric, the ‘Left’ Front was prompt in taking up the ‘immediate’ task of providing fool-proof protection and security to US imperialism and its official ‘control room’ in Kolkata, the US Embassy and deployed a huge police force for the purpose.… Read More
The Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist)-New Democracy and its like minded organizations, the All India People’s Resistance Forum and the Revolutionary Unity Centre, Punjab, held an impressive protest-demonstration at Jalandhar on 30th January 2003 against US war-threats and aggression on Iraq. Before the commencement of protest demonstration, a mass meeting was held in Desh Bhagat Yadgar Hall Complex where speakers made seething attacks on US by saying that being the sole superpower in the world, US imperialism wishes to get license for forcing governments of its liking throughout the world by use of military might.
Calling upon the people to come forward against the war-designs and plots of US, the speakers asserted that aggression against Iraq will be naked violations of human rights, international law and the principles of UN itself. They stated that there is no danger of war against USA and no threat to world peace from Iraq. Rather US war-designs are clearly threatening world peace today.
Com. Ajmer Singh, a senior provincial leader of CPI(ML)-New Democracy, said US imperialism, in the name of “war against terrorism”, is playing the game of making weak countries submit before it. Com. Ajmer Singh alleged that Mr. Bush wishes to be a candidate for presidency next time by getting applause through such actions.… Read More
Thirteen political parties and organizations in West Bengal, including CPI(ML)-New Democracy, gave a call for a protest march to US Embassy on 19th December 2002 to oppose the US conspiracy to attack Iraq. Thousands of people from the province, with banners, posters and placards, gathered at the Subodh Mallik Square in Kolkata at 2 p.m. on that day and started marching towards the US Embassy raising slogans against the war campaign – “No to US Aggression on Iraq”, “Down with the universal terrorists, the Bush-Blair Clique”, “Not oil at the cost of blood, not war for oil” etc.… Read More