Kisans Hold Joint March to Parliament Against Land Acquisition Ordinance

The All India Kisan Sabha (36 Canning Lane), All India Kisan Sabha (Ajoy Bhavan), All India Agricultural Workers’ Union (36 Canning Lane), Bharatiya Khet Mazdoor Union (Ajoy Bhavan) have issued the following statement on February 24, 2015
A SUCCESSFUL joint march to parliament was...

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On the 2015-16 Railway Budget

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on February 26, 2015
THE Rail Budget for the year 2015-16 was high on hyperbole but low on content. In fact, it has spelt out certain intentions with scarce factual details to translate these ideas into reality.

Attempt to Circumvent Parliamentary Democracy

THE budget session of the parliament, the session in which the Modi government will present its full-fledged budget substantiating its aggressive advocacy of the neo-liberal economic reform trajectory, began this week.  The session began with the Modi government appearing to brazen out the...

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Govind Pansare Killing Condemned

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on February 21 THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) expresses its deep grief at the death of Comrade Govind Pansare, CPI leader and prominent Marxist intellectual. Com Pansare was shot in a dastardly manner along with his wife Uma, by two assassins on February 16 in Kolhapur.

CITU Congratulates the Working Class for Successful Satyagraha

THE Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) congratulates the workers of the country and all central trade unions and national federations for the successful united Satyagraha and courting of arrest on February 26 in all state capitals. 5193 workers and trade union leaders courted arrest at the Parliament Street police station in the national capital, Delhi.

CPI(M) Kerala State Conference Ends With a Massive Rally

THE 21st conference of CPI(M) Kerala state committee was held in Alappuzha, the land of historic Punnapra Vayalar struggle. The four-day conference began on February 20 with veteran Communist and opposition leader in the Kerala legislative assemby V S Achuthanandarn hoisting the Party flag in Krishnapillai Nagar (S K Convention Centre, Kalarkode) in the presence of all-India leaders, delegates, Red volunteers and thousands...

Swine Flu – Extraordinary Breakdown of Public Health

THE recent spate of infections and deaths, caused by the H1N1 strain of the influenza virus across many states in India has once again brought into focus India’s ailing health care system. It is unfortunate that discussions on the country’s non-functioning public health system surface only in periods when the health system is faced with a challenge.

“Get rid of the ‘National Shame’, Give us Justice”

ONE thousand rupees a month, that too for ten months a year, is paid since 2009 as the wage more than 25 lakh mid day meal workers, providing noon meal for 11 crore children in 12 lakh schools in the country. A worker has to cook food for an average of hundred children a day. In more than fifty per cent of the schools, they have to get firewood, water etc for cooking.

Intensify Struggles to Combat Commercialisation & Communalisation of Education

WHITE flags flutter in the air as hundreds of student activists from across the country, holding SFI banners, marched in the national capital on February 26 to ward off the threat of saffronisation of education. “Hum ladenge, Hum jeetenge (We’ll fight, we’ll win),” SFI president V Sivadasan told the historic gathering as he cautioned the BJP-led government against its policy of...

TAMIL NADU: 21st State Conference Concludes With a Call to Strengthen CPI (M)

THE 21st Tamil Nadu state conference of the CPI(M) began with veteran leader of the Party as well as of the communist movement of the country, Comrade N Sankariah hoisting the flag, which was brought from Keezh Venmani in memory of Venmani martyrs. Torches in memory of Coimbatore Chinniyampalyam martyrs and the legendry communists M Singaravelar, B Srinivasa Rao and VP Cintan brought...

Comrade S K Vyas

COMRADE S K Vyas, veteran leader of the Central Government Employees and Pensioners, is no more. He passed away on February 13, 2015 at Jaipur Metro Hospital, where he was admitted after a massive heart attack a few days back. When I, along with leaders of the central government employee’s organisations, Giriraj Singh, Vrighu Bhattacharya, Gita Bhattacharya and AK Mehta went to Jaipur on February 7 instant and visited Comrade Vyas at the hospital ICU, he seemed better. The family members told...

India and the US Pivot to the East

THE success of President Barack Obama’s decision to rebalance the power equation in East Asia with the “pivot to the East” policy depends a lot on cooperation from major powers in the region, notably India. India under both the NDA and UPA has been portraying itself as the “natural partner” of the USA. The leaderships of the two countries revel in describing themselves as the two largest democracies in the world that also share core values. Since the signing of the...