THE first conference of Telangana CITU was held from September 5-7, 2014 in Khammam city with great enthusiasm. The whole Khammam city was charged with conference atmosphere and support of the local people was visible. The conference was held in the background of the bifurcation of the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh into Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. It was held in the background of the fall of the UPA government at the centre and coming to power of the BJP government with absolute majority aided by a media blitzkrieg supported by corporate moneybags.
AN extended meeting of the trade unions of Central Public Sector Undertakings (CPSU) was held at BTR Bhavan, New Delhi from August 30 to 31. Around 150 delegates from about 40 CPSUs comprising major sectors like coal, steel, oil and natural gas, power, heavy engineering, telecommunication, electronics, shipping, port & docks and construction, and Bangalore-based PSUs representing around 50 trade union organisations from 14 states participated in the meeting.
LATIN America is today standing at crucial crossroads and the turn it takes will impact the course of history. Three countries – Brazil, Bolivia and Uruguay – governed by 'Left' presidents, Dilma Rousseff, Evo Morales and Jose Mujica respectively, are going to polls in October. Equally significant, if not more important than these elections, are the developments taking place in Venezuela.
“HUM bhi insaan hain, hamein insaan kyun nahi samajhte (We are also human beings, why are we not treated like humans?)
-Shiela, a live-out domestic worker from Shaheed Camp in Dakshinpuri, South Delhi.
PRIME Minister Narendra Modi has raised some points, in Parliament on June 19 regarding the Food Corporation of India (FCI), that are not in the interests of our people as well as for the employees. The Food Corporation of India was started in 1965 for proper distribution of food grains to the people of our country, especially those living in rural areas. Since then FCI was engaged in food distribution. Our country is very vast and all provinces are not equally agriculture producing state.
AS part of birth centenary celebrations of Comrade Achintya Bhattacharyya (AB), the Assam unit of All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) held a state-level organisational workshop at Thelamara in Sonitpur district on August 24 and 25. As many as 130 delegates from different districts of the state took part in the workshop.
DURING his election campaign, prime minister Modi repeatedly assailed the environmental regulation prevalent in the country at the time for obstructing development and damaging India’s economic growth. It was clear even then that a future Modi-led government would move swiftly to reduce hurdles arising from environmental objections to developmental projects, as long demanded by Indian corporate lobbies, a process already initiated by the UPA-II government towards the end of its tenure.
ON September 2, 2014, on the eve of the completion of 100 days of the Narendra Modi government, a gang of around 15-20 hoodlums of the Sangh Parivar attacked the CPI(M) and CITU office at Narayan Peth in Pune city at around 2.30 pm in the afternoon. They broke the glasses of the office, damaged the furniture, tore up papers related to the ongoing struggle of unorganised workers, poured burnt oil and some kind of chemical all over the place and threatened the handful of Party activists who were in the office at the time.
THOUSANDS of activists belonging to the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and Communist Party of India observed a dawn-to-dusk hunger strike across Tamil Nadu on September 1, condemning anti-people policies of the state and central governments.