Re-examining the Political-Tactical Line

THE Central Committee of the CPI(M) has issued two draft documents for discussion in the Party at all levels before the 21st Party Congress to be held in Visakhapatnam in April. The first draft is, as always, the Draft Political Resolution which sets out the political-tactical line for the future, which is the main agenda of the Party Congress. But this...

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HIMACHAL PRADESH: CPI(M) Condemns Congress Govt’s Attack on its Office

THE Himachal Pradesh State Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in a press statement issued on March 19 has strongly condemned the brutal lathicharge on the protesting students at Vidhan Sabha chowk, which was followed by an...

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LAND ACQUISITION BILL AMENDMENTS: PM Modi’s Disinformation Campaign

THE Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels launched Hitler’s fascistic propaganda blitz advancing a famous dictum which went as follows: If you tell a big enough lie, frequently enough, it becomes the truth.
Over the past few decades,...

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Welcome Judgment on Sec. 66A

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on March 24, 2015. THE judgment of the Supreme Court striking down Section 66A of the IT Act has come out in defence of civil liberties and fundamental rights of citizens.

Massive Demonstration against Coal Mines Bill

HUNDREDS of coal workers staged a demonstration in New Delhi on March 18 to oppose the government’s move for denationalisation of the coal sector. The demonstrators urged the parliamentarians not to pass the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill, 2014 as it is likely to doom the economy of a vast Indian society, push the miners into slavery and pave the way for insecure mining.

ANDHRA PRADESH: Heroic Struggle of Anganwadi Workers

THE anganwadi workers scored an emphatic victory over the unwilling Andhra Pradesh state government after their spirited struggle in the heart of Hyderabad. Thousands of anganwadi workers from Andhra Pradesh marched on the streets of Hyderabad braving severe repression let loose on them by the Telugu Desam government. The anganwadi workers were protesting against the anti-people and anti-worker policies of the Modi led NDA...

SYRIZA’S SLIP

THE victory of a Left Alliance, Syriza, in the Greek elections on January 25, was a matter of great significance, especially because that victory was based on a promise that Syriza would get rid of the memoranda imposing austerity on Greece by the “Troika” (the European Union, the European Central Bank and the IMF). Syriza’s victory was thus expressive of a popular revolt against neo-liberalism.

Are Right-Wingers Dumb?

ARE right-wingers dumber than others? How else can we explain the tenacity with which a set of them hold on to beliefs in flying machines and genetics 7,000 years back; deny evolution; climate change? Why do the right, confronted with evidence contrary to their belief systems, prefer to invent their own facts? Why have a number of studies (Low IQ & Conservative Beliefs Linked to Prejudice, Stephanie Pappas, Live Science, January 26, 2012) show a statistically significant...

DYFI Organises Beef Festival

PEOPLE in Kerala wholeheartedly welcomed DYFI’s action against the authoritarianism over food. The beef festival programme organised in Thiruvananthapuram by the DYFI state Committee and in many college campuses all over the state by the SFI has attracted thousands of people, especially youth and students to this form of struggle.

IS on a Killing Spree

THE brutal beheadings of two Japanese citizens and the torching of the Jordanian pilot who were in the captivity of the Islamic State (IS) were the latest instances of the group’s total disregard for basic humanitarian norms. The IS propagandists claim that they are only replicating on a smaller scale what the US and its allies did on a bigger scale with their bombings on civilian areas in Iraq and the torture that was practiced in Abu Ghraib and other CIA run centers.

WEST BENGAL: State Conference Calls to Intensify Struggles

THE 24th state conference of the CPI(M) West Bengal committee started with a massive rally at the Brigade Parade Ground in Kolkata on March 8 and after five-days of deliberations concluded on March 13 with the battle cry to ‘Oust Trinamool, Save Bengal’. The conference, held in Promode Dasgupta Bhaban in Kolkata, witnessed threadbare discussions on political situation of the state, organisational aspects of the...

MAHARASHTRA: A Conference of Unity and Confidence

THE 21st Maharashtra state conference of the CPI(M) began on March 14, 2015 – the death anniversary of Karl Marx and the birth anniversary of Albert Einstein – with a massive rally of over 20,000 people at Kalwan in Nashik district. The large gathering comprised mainly adivasi peasants from all the rural tehsils of Nashik district. Kalwan (ST) is the state assembly constituency that was won by J P Gavit for the CPI(M) last year in...