Vol. XLVIII No. 28 July 14, 2024

Scrap 3 New ‘Dangerous’ Criminal Laws, Demand Central TUs,...

THE Platform of Central Trade Unions (CTUs) and several independent federations have called for immediate withdrawal of the three new criminal laws, which have come into effect from July 1.
Urging the government to revert...

Read More

Halting the March of Fascism in Europe

THE coming to power of governments led by fascists is either a reality or a threat today over large parts of the world. In Europe at present there are several countries where fascists are leading governments; France was on the verge of being added to this list, in which case it would have been the second major European power, after Italy, to have a fascist government. Had this happened, it would have been an event of historic significance, for France would then...

Boeing Pleads Guilty to Criminal Fraud: The Continuing 737 Max Saga

BOEING has agreed to plead guilty to a criminal fraud charge regarding the two crashes of 737 Max aeroplanes that caused the death of 346 passengers on two flights: a Lions Air flight out of Indonesia in October 2018 and an Ethiopian Airlines flight in March 2019. Though Boeing had tried hard to convince the world that these accidents occurred due to poorly trained pilots in the third world, there was...

Unprecedented Inequality in the ‘Billionaire Raj’

IT is the time when Instagram feeds will be flooded with photos and reels of the mega fortnight marriage event of the Ambanis and the eye balls of average Indians would be rolling to follow the spectacle of wealth, offering glaring evidence of the billionaire raj that India could produce at the end of three decades of neoliberal reforms. According to the latest study of the World Inequality Lab, India’s inequality levels...

Media Organisations Condemn UP Police FIR against Two Journalists

MEDIA organisations, such as DIGIPUB, Press Club of India and the Indian Women’s Press Corp have condemned the FIR registered by the Uttar Pradesh Police against five persons, including two journalists, for their posts on the alleged lynching of a Muslim man in Shamli district. DIGIPUB, a collective of over 90 digital news outfits and independent journalists, said the FIR against journalist Zakir Ali...

J&K: Unitedly Raise Voice in Defense of Working People in J&K: CITU

AS part of nation-wide demands day on July 10, hundreds of workers carrying red flags and banners assembled at Sheri Kashmir Park to mark the demands day. Organised by the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), the rally was attended by scheme workers, daily wagers and contract, seasonal workers associated with Kashmir Constructional Workers Union. While addressing the rally, CITU state president,...

MP: Fact-Finding Committee Demands Justice for Mandla Victims

On June 15, Ramnarayan Kuraria, CPI(M) Madhya Pradesh state secretariat member, and Anil Sallam, Seoni district secretary, visited Bhainswahi village in Mandla district. Their investigation revealed the mistreatment of minority groups under the pretext of cow slaughter allegations. Bhainswahi village is predominantly inhabited by adivasis, dalits and minority communities, who primarily depend on agriculture and...

The British People Voted Against Austerity

IT is impossible for a political party committed to policies of austerity to remain in office forever. Austerity policies cannibalise social life, cutting everything that makes it possible for humans to live in the modern world. When the Conservative Party’s David Cameron became the prime minister in 2010, after thirteen years of New Labour rule which had already pursued an austerity strategy, he pushed an ultra-austerity budget that cut...

Delhi: CPI(M) Protests against Price Rise

AT the call of CPI(M) Delhi state c ommittee, protest demonstrations were held in many areas of Delhi NCR on July 7, 2024 against the back breaking price rise of vegetables, fruits and milk. The protesters raised slogans against the policies of the central government which promotes forward trading, hoarding and accused the government of ignoring the problems of the common people.

AIRTWF Demands Haryana Govt to Cancel Gazette Notification to Issue Permits to Private Operators

THE All India Road Transport Workers’ Federation (AIRTWF) has strongly called upon the government of Haryana to rescind the recently issued gazette notification permitting private operators to run bus services on various routes. The notification, issued on July 8, 2024, authorizes the issuance of 3,658 stage carriage permits across 362 routes...

CPI(M) Condemns Kathua Militant Attack

THE Jammu & Kashmir state committee of the CPI(M), in a statement issued on July 10, has condemned the terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district that left five soldiers martyred and several others injured. The administration must introspect as to why such sad incidents are repeatedly occurring in the region. Tall claims of normalcy and peace have been mismatching on the ground. Even in the recent past several militant attacks have...