Central Committee Communique

The Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) met at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala on January 6-8, 2017. It has issued the following statement on January 8.

DEMONETISATION
The demonetisation of the 1000 and 500 rupee notes announced by the prime minister on November 8 has caused immense loss to a large part of our economy plunging crores of people...

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On Land Issues

Resolution adopted at the Central Committee Meeting held on January 6-8, 2017 at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
THE Communist Party of India (Marxist) expresses its solidarity and extends its support to the farmers who are struggling against illegal and forcible land acquisition in many states subverting the beneficial provisions of 2013 Land Acquisition...

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One Country, One Election: Profoundly Undemocratic

THE BJP national executive which met last week has called Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proposal for simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state legislatures "another path breaking initiative". This is hardly surprising considering that the BJP election manifesto had called for...

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Legislate “Rohith Act”

Resolution adopted at the Central Committee Meeting held on January 6-8, 2017 at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala THE Central Committee of the CPI(M) in its session at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, expresses solidarity with all those organisations of dalits, students, women and democratic sections who are observing the first anniversary of the institutional murder of Rohith Vemula on January 17, 2017.

The Demonetisation Fiasco

THE demonetisation of 86 percent of the currency of the country, a virtually unprecedented measure anywhere in the world, has brought immense hardship to the working people of the country, and will damage their living standards permanently (since the Modi government plans not to replace the entire value of the demonetised notes by printing new ones). Many however believed that it was a step being taken for the greater social good, for achieving certain important social goals....

New Fighter Aircraft Deal – Again?

THE ink has barely dried on the acquisition of the French Rafale fighter aircraft, and India has once again entered the international arms market with the intention to procure hundreds of fighter jets, albeit with the proviso that they be manufactured in India. The Rafale deal, for outright purchase of 36 twin-engined medium-weight multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA) worth around $ 7.8 billion (Rs 50,000 crores), did not quite turn out to be ‘the mother...

Disastrous Impact of Modi’s Demonetisation

MODI government’s historic blunder of banning notes on November 8 has destroyed the lives of crores of poor people in the country, causing irreversible damage that will cast a long shadow in the months to come. Typically, Modi and his sycophants have been going around claiming that this disastrous ‘plan’ will usher in achhe din for the country, ignoring the hardship and pain it has caused. Here is a brief look at some of the destructive...

Anti Demonetisation Protest Movement

THE two months of demonetisation have been marked by unprecedented mass mobilisation in the state of Kerala. Right from the day of announcement, it was criticised as a crazy scheme which would at best only tackle the fringes of black economy. By the tenth day the entire cabinet marched from the secretariat to the Reserve Bank of India office at Thiruvananthapuram on November 18, for a day long protest dharna. Since then, it has become a popular site for...

Successful Session of the Indian History Congress At Thiruvananthapuram

THE Indian History Congress successfully held its 77th annual session from December 28-30, 2016 at Thiruvananthapuram, hosted by the University of Kerala. A record number of delegates (over 1,300) from all parts of India attended the session. One of the noteworthy features of the session was not only that the state government of Kerala extended a generous grant to the University of Kerala to host...

WEST BENGAL: People Protest Loot of their Money

WHILE people are facing acute distress due to demonetisation, the back to back arrest of two TMC MPs has once again brought to surface the massive loot of peoples’ money through chit funds. Sudip Banerjee, TMC leader in Lok Sabha and Tapas Paul, film star turned MP were arrested by the CBI in the Rose Valley scam. Every day more and more facts are surfacing, proving that the ultimate beneficiary of the chit fund plunder was the ruling...

CITU, AIAWU & AIKS to Jointly Observe Martyrs Day on Jan 19

THE Centre of Indian Trade Unions, All India Agricultural Workers Union and All India Kisan Sabha have jointly decided to observe January 19 as Martyrs Day all over the country. On that day, in all the districts of the country where these organisations are working, massive district level militant rallies and demonstrations at the district centres will be organised to highlight the Modi government’s anti-people, anti...

South Korea: President Park in a Soup

A SCANDAL of humongous proportions has hit the South Korean president Park Gyeun-hye and plunged domestic politics into turmoil. The calls for the resignation of the South Korean president are getting louder by the day. Public support for her is now in single digits. The South Korean capital, Seoul has been witnessing huge protests since the scandal erupted in full force at the end of October.