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AIAWU will Observe Protests on January 6-7

THE All India Agricultural Workers Union(AIAWU) will observe protests on January 6-7 throughout the country. The ongoing struggle against three farm laws and Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2002, is continuing since last one month and farmers are sitting at Delhi borders at five major national highways which connect Delhi to rest of India. Apart from the peasants, a large section of the workers, including tenant farmers, other cultivators and landless labourers, dependent directly and indirectly on agriculture, are part of this struggle.

Tamil Nadu: Massive Kisan Rally

THE AIKSCC Tamil Nadu unit held a massive rally in Thanjavur extending solidarity to the farmers' agitation and demanding the withdrawal of the farm laws. The rally was attended by thousands of farmers from across the state. The farmers from various districts were stopped by the police from travelling to the public meeting. AIKS state secretary, P Shanmugam and other leaders of AIKSCC addressed the massive rally.

Kerala: League Goons attack and kill a CPI(M) Worker

ON December 24, in another brutal incident, a DYFI and CPI(M) worker was hacked to death by Indian Union Muslim League criminals in Kanjangad, in Kasargod district. Auf Abdurahman (27) was a member of Kalluravi unit committee of DYFI. He was hacked to death at 10.30 pm. Auf Abdurahman was on the way to his home after getting some money from a friend to treat his pregnant wife Shahina. The IUMLcriminals stopped his motorcycle and stabbed with sharp weapons. Auf’s friend Shuhaib was also injured in the attack.

Kerala: For an Election Manifesto Driven by the People

THE Left Democratic Front (LDF) in Kerala will soon complete five years in government and the state is moving towards assembly elections. In the campaign for the assembly elections in 2016, the LDF presented a detailed manifesto to the people. Now that the government has implemented its promises to the people, the LDF is holding consultations on what can be done for the people of Kerala in the next five years.

Historic Nationwide Farmers Struggle enters Second Month; Central Government Blinks, but only Partially

AFTER 35 days of relentless struggle by lakhs of farmers around Delhi and across the country, the BJP central government was finally forced to blink, but only partially. On December 30, the government resumed talks with the SamyuktaKisanMorcha (SKM) after a long gap of 25 days, the earlier round of talks having been held on December 5.

Bihar: Farmers Rally Braves Police Lathi Charge, March to Raj Bhawan

DECEMBER 29, a massive rally of tens of thousands of farmers from all corners of Bihar under the joint leadership of AIKSCC began from the Gandhi Maidan in Patna. The fighting farmers marched through Patna, broke the first barricade that the police had put up and were in the process of breaking the second barricade when the police resorted to a severe lathi charge.
The rally turned into a massive public meeting at the Dak Bungalow Chowk.

West Bengal: Large Protest Rally in Kolkata

THOUSANDS of farmers marched into a massive rally in Kolkata on December 16 to protest against the centre’s three farm-laws and in solidarity with struggling farmers of north India. The march to Raj Bhavan was at the call of AIKSCC and was joined in by different sections of the people. In one of the largest mobilisations in recent times, farmers from districts adjoining Kolkata rallied in processions. The entire area of Rani Rasmoni Road was flooded with people. Farmers also marched in two big processions from Howrah and Sealdaha stations.

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