CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on July 18, 2018
THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the brutal attack on Swami Agnivesh in Pakur, Jharkhand. The guilty are identified as belonging to the BJP Yuva Morcha. As has now become the norm, the BJP state government can be expected to treat them with great leniency. The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) demands that proper and adequate medical attention be provided to Swami Agnivesh and that the culprits be punished immediately.
SINCE May 22 which has become a black day for the people of Tamil Nadu, following the brutal killing of 13 innocent protestors against the “all powerful” Sterlite Industries, a unit of Vedanta Group, the state police has started defending its ‘stooge behaviour’ across the state. It has unleashed a reign of terror among the people of Tuticorin through a series of raids and arrests upon the people, completely disregarding the rule of law along the way.
A SIMPLISTIC answer to this question would be, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, popularly called AMLO, is the president-elect of Mexico. But this is not all. The real answer to the question can only be understood when it is located in the broad political conditions in which the Mexican elections had taken place, the politics of AMLO and his party.
AN open daylight murder of democracy is taking place in the states of West Bengal and Tripura. Human rights and political freedom have come under severe strain. This is increasingly being seen all across the country as, for example, in the brutal suppression of dalit protests as well as use of draconian laws against human rights activists.
THE attention of global forces representing cities is keener to know how the planet earth will be shaped for the future. The COP-21 climate change talks had set a target of keeping the rise in global temperature to less than 2 degrees centigrade. And for that, all the nations will have to play a major role in reducing their carbon footprint.
BECAUSE of the ever rising prices, the family budgets of workers across the country, in all sectors, are being squeezed. Whatever meagre increases they achieve through their struggles are offset by the rising prices. In effect, this means that for the same money, workers are able to buy less and less amounts of the commodities.
NELSON Mandela is no more. When my generation was in its teens, a popular song went as follows: 'To dream the impossible dream/To fight the unbeatable foe/To bear with unbearable sorrow/To run where the brave dare not go/To right the unrightable wrong.../To reach the unreachable star/This is my quest/To follow that star/No matter how hopeless/No matter how far...'
If there is one person who lived up to these ambitions and more importantly reached these milestones in his own lifetime, it was Nelson Mandela, Madiba as he was fondly called.
THE AIKS and CITU in Maharashtra will mobilise over one lakh peasants and workers in the nationwide jail bharo struggle on August 9; over 3,000 women in the AIDWA central rally in Delhi on September 4 and over 10,000 people in the Mazdoor Kisan Sangharsh Rally organised jointly by the CITU-AIKS-AIAWU in Delhi on September 5. On September 30, the DYFI and SFI will take the lead to mobilise broad sections of the people to make human chains on the burning issues of employment and education in every district of the state.
THE prime accused in Abhimanyu murder case was arrested on July 18, by the Kerala police. Maharaja’s college unit president of Campus Front of India and third year BA Arabic history student Muhammad was arrested from Kerala-Karnataka border. Four others, who helped Muhammad to get shelter somewhere in Goa have also been arrested.