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.
THE 22nd Congress of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) notes with grave concern the growing threats posed to higher education by the promotion of commercial interests, by the pursuit of an explicit communal agenda, and by means of the centralisation of decision-making powers in higher education.
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.
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.
IN a bid to bring relief to the medical and dental aspirants of Tamil Nadu, K Balakrishnan, CPI(M) state secretary, has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to forward the two bills regarding National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) to the president.
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.
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.
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.
MORE than 30,000 employees of over 87 municipal corporations, municipal committees and councils have been on strike since May 9, on their demands including regularisation of contract workers. The strike which was started as a three-day strike has continued till May 14 due to the anti- worker attitude of the government.
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.