Towards the 21st Congress

THE 21st Congress of the CPI(M) will be held from April 14 to 19, 2015 at Visakhapatnam. Visakhapatnam is a port city in Andhra Pradesh which is an important industrial centre. It is home to major public sector units like the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, Hindustan Shipyard, Bharat Heavy Plate & Vessels Ltd (BHEL) and the HPCL Refinery. The trade union movement is strong and the...

More

On AP & Telangana Killings

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on April 8, 2015.

ANDHRA KILLINGS

THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the police action in the Seshachalam forest in Andhra Pradesh which has led to 20 people being shot dead. These persons were labourers hired...

More

Modi Govt’s Unfolding Trimoorti

WITH reference to the manner in which this Narendra Modi government was bulldozing legislations in the parliament with scant regard to parliamentary procedures and rules, we had commented in this column that this is a dangerous portend adding a third dimension to the unfolding of the agenda under this...

More

Betrayal of Adivasi India

THE Mining and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill 2015 has been passed by both houses of parliament after a motion to resend it to the select committee moved by P Rajeeve of the CPI(M) was defeated in the Rajya Sabha. The Bill was adopted in the Rajya Sabha by 117 votes to 69. The government got the Bill through with the support of parties like the Trinamool Congress, the Samajwadi party, the BSP and the BJD.

Manu Decides Menu

STOP! What are you eating? Let me see the sastras and find out if it is allowed. Stop! What are you wearing? Let me see the puranas and find out if it confirms to their specifications. Stop! What are you seeing? Let me find out if you are allowed to watch it. Stop! What are you hearing? Let me find out... This is what is happening in our country – an independent, democratic and secular republic. Our country, the biggest democracy in the world, is facing a severe attack that is threatening...

Observe Ambedkar Jayanti as Dalit Rights Day

DALIT Shoshan Mukti Manch (DSMM) is a national platform of various Dalit empowerment organisations from across the country which are working for eradication of untouchability and caste discrimination, and socio-economic development of the community. DSMM, under the guidance of CPI(M), was established on 27 November 2014 at a national conference in Delhi. The Manch will observe Ambedkar Jayanti on April 14 as ‘Dalit Rights Day’ to highlight the...

CPI(M) Goa State Conference Calls for Strengthening the Party

THE 16th Goa state conference of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) was successfully held at Vasco-da-Gama on March 29, 2015, with a call for strengthening the Party and building up a Left and Democratic Front in Goa. 25 delegates working in six branches in the trade union, kisan, lawyers and intellectuals fronts, congregated at the Comrade Gopinath Waman Rao Manch named after the late founder member of the...

Anti-Peasant, Anti-People Land Ordinance Burnt Across the Country

IN a fitting rebuff to the Narendra Modi led BJP government, lakhs of peasants, agricultural workers, adivasis and toiling people burnt copies of the draconian Land Acquisition Ordinance across the country on April 6. In Delhi, copies of the Land Acquisition Ordinance were burnt under the banner of the Bhoomi Adhikar Andolan with All India Kisan Sabha, All India Agricultural Workers’ Union, National...

Construction & Brick kiln Workers March to Parliament

AT the call of the Construction Workers Federation of India (CITU) a massive workers rally was held at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on April 6, 2015. More than 10,000 workers assembled from 21 states, which included West Bengal, Tripura, Manipur, Odisha, Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Rajasthan, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry,...

TTAADC Election: Left Front Set for another Victory

THE election to the Tripura Tribal Area Autonomous District Council (TTADC) is scheduled to be held on May 3. While declaring the poll schedule on March 31, State Election Commissioner S K Rakesh informed that the central government has been requested to dispatch 40 companies of security forces for smooth, free and fair conduct of election. This is for the first time, polling will be held with EVMs. The counting of votes is on May...

Intensifying Attacks, Widening Protests

ATTACK ON STUDENTS FOUR Left students’ organisations, including the Students’ Federation of India called for a rally and demonstration in Kolkata on April 2, on the second anniversary of martyrdom of Sudipta Gupta, who was killed in police custody. The rally was called with a demand of proper investigation of that incident, against rampant privatisation of higher education in the state, against corruption in teachers’ recruitment etc.

...

Social Inclusion in Independent India

WESTERN capitalist democracies lay emphasis on what are called civil and political rights, meaning the right to free speech and faith, the right to property and the right to democracy via universal adult franchise. But remain curiously silent on that most basic of all rights ¬-- the economic right of all to remunerative work and affordable food, housing, education and health care.