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In Support of the Nationwide Action by Jan Ekta Jan Adhikar Andolan on May 23, 2018

THE 22nd Congress of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) welcomes the coming together of various mass organisations, Left, democratic, secular organisations, other progressive groups, and individuals under the banner of the Jan Ekta Jan Adhikar Andolan (JEJAA) to fight against communal authoritarian rule and the neoliberal policies of the RSS-led BJP government.

MAHARASHTRA: Jati Anta Sangharsh Samiti Holds Nagpur Dist Convention

HIGHLIGHTING the significance of inter-caste marriages in building a casteless society, the first Nagpur district convention of Jati Anta Sangharsh Samiti, held on May 12, felicitated fourteen inter-caste couples and presented them with Certificates of Honour drafted by a well-known writer of Maharashtra, at Vidarbha Hindi Sahitya Sangha in Nagpur district.

Roll Back Hike in Third-Party Insurance, AIRTWF Demands

Protesting the excessive hike in third-party insurance of transport vehicles, the All India Road Transport Workers Federation (AIRTWF) held a dharna in front of the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) headquarters in Hyderabad on May 14.

The AIRTWF, with the support of the Lorry Owners’ Association of Tamil Nadu and Telangana and Driving Schools’ Association of Tamil Nadu, submitted a memorandum to the chairman of IRDA, demanding the withdrawal of enhanced premiums.

Karnataka Outcome

THE Karnataka election has resulted in a hung Assembly.  The BJP has emerged as the single largest party winning 104 seats but falling short of a majority by eight;   the Congress was defeated getting only 78 seats and the Janata Dal (Secular) got 37 seats and its ally BSP won 1.

Doctor of Philosophy

Peoples' Democracy will run a series of fortnightly articles on the life and work of Karl Marx on the occasion of the bicentennial of his birth anniversary. As a part of it, we reproduce below an article on Karl Marx that was published in the People’s Democracy (March 13, 1983) on the occasion of his death centenary.

DELHI: CPI(M) Protests against Murder of Democracy in West Bengal

HUNDREDS of CPI(M) activists gathered at the office of Resident Commissioner of the government of West Bengal on May 16, 2018, to protest against the murderous attack  on CPI(M) cadres in the state. In the recently held panchayat elections more than 40 people were killed. Among them large number were from minorities, dalit and tribal communities. Addressing the gathering, CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Brinda Karat said that this Mamta Brand Murder of Democracy has two aspects.

It’s Blood Everywhere: Large Scale Violence in West Bengal Panchayat Polls


AS apprehended, West Bengal witnessed massive violence and murderous attacks on people during voting in the panchayat election on May 14. TMC armed gangs captured hundreds of booths in almost all districts, chased away voters and cordoned off villages to force people to remain indoors. Opposition polling agents were driven out from booths. The ruling party goons fired on people, hurled bombs and in many cases snatched ballot boxes.

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