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AP: Agitation Continues to Protect Vizag Steel

TRADE unions and other mass organisation leaders reiterated that the agitation will go on to protect the Vizag Steel Plant in the public sector. Huge rally and public meetings were organised in Visakhapatnam on July 10, on completion of 100 days of the relay hunger strike camp run by trade unions and various mass organisations at Gandhi statue near GVMC office.

A scooter rally started from the Steel Plant and thousands of workers and people joined it on the way, which culminated at the public meeting. Another rally was conducted from Saraswati Park.

TN: SFI Hailed for Covid Relief Activities

“MY grateful thanks in millions are due to the SFI team for their selfless work,” beamed Revathi Balan, dean of Thoothukudi Government Medical College, before the media.

In 2019, when the Covid-19 pandemic was snatching the lives of people, braving the unknown consequences, the SFI unit of Thoothukudi district consciously took the decision to help the medical administration in their efforts to save lives.

TN: Anniversary of Facebook Live Discussions on PD

THE onset of the Covid-19 pandemic started posing challenges, not just on the health front but also in other multi-dimensional ways, to human life.  The serious attack on the livelihood of mass of citizens is beyond description and the utter indifference of the powers-that-be at the centre needs no elaboration. As has been discussed by eminent contributors in People's Democracy, this Covid situation has been exploited by the ruling classes to their advantage and the Hindutva-neoliberal regime nexus helps push ahead the process.

Farmers Plan Parliament Marches: Issue People’s Whip to MPs

IN its meeting held at the Singhu border on July 14, 2021, the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) announced detailed plans of its parliament protest marches. From July 22 onwards, on every day of the monsoon session of parliament, batches of 200 farmer volunteers and leaders shall march towards Parliament House in a peaceful manner following the guidelines of discipline laid down by the SKM.

‘Systemic Change Needed for People’s Wellbeing’

The Communist Party of China (CPC) organised an online World Political Parties Summit on July 6, 2021 on the theme ‘People’s Well-Being: Responsibilities of Political Parties’. Leaders of more than 500 political parties and organisations from over 160 countries participated in this summit. Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC inaugurated the summit and delivered the keynote speech. Below we reproduce the intervention of Sitaram Yechury general secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) at the summit.

SKM Calls for Continuous Protests Before Parliament from July 22

THE Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) has announced that during the upcoming parliament session starting from July 19, 2021, it will protest outside parliament. Starting from July 22, every day, five protestors from each organisation associated with SKM will protest outside the Indian parliament. Thus there will be hundreds of protestors every day.  SKM will also write to opposition parties to ensure that they actively take up the demands of the farmers.

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