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Tripura: Determined People Exert Their Might

AMID suffocating atmosphere prevailing in the state, where democratic movements are meted with repression, the people of Tripura have once again shaken the state with the slogan “BJP Hatao, DeshBachao”  on August 9, 2021. In response to the call of the joint forum of central trade unions and SamjuktaKishanMorcha, the programme was launched in the state jointly by several mass and class organisations namely AIKS, CITU, Agri workers union, Ganamukti Parishad, women’s, youth and students’ organisations.

Lakhs Hit Streets in August 9 Struggle

AUGUST 9, 2021, was a truly memorable day. The vibrancy and determination of the Left movement was on full display throughout India. Lakhs of people were mobilised by Left class and mass fronts AIKS, CITU, AIAWU, AIDWA, DYFI, SFI, and also by other progressive forces, in hundreds of districts in 25 states across India on the slogan of 'Save India’ from corporate Hindutva, comprising the bankrupt BJP-RSS regime and its unholy alliance with the rapacious corporate lobby.

DELHI: Take Action against BJP Leader for Inflammatory Slogans

THE Communist Party of India (Marxist) Delhi state secretary, K M Tiwari, sought police action against former BJP-Delhi spokesperson Ashwini Upadhyay for being the organiser of the August 8th Jantar Mantar meeting in which inflammatory slogans were raised against minorities. He had written to Rakesh Asthana, commissioner of police, on August 9, seeking his intervention.

Workers Lauded for Observing ‘Save India Day’ on Aug 9

THE workers of India have observed ‘Save India Day’ on August 9 in over a lakh locations across the country over 14 demands including the demand to scrap the anti-worker labour codes and anti-people farm laws and Electricity Amendment Bill. Despite the lockdown restrictions, workers have participated in the protest programmes as per the call given by the Joint Platform of Central Trade Unions, and Independent Federations and Associations. The trade unions had observed August 9 as ‘Save India Day’ in 2020 also.

CPI(M) General Secretary’s Comments to PTI

THE Left parties had opposed the Indo-US nuclear deal because it was an agreement which would have compromised India’s strategic autonomy and independent foreign policy.  It was a deal initiated by the United States to get India aboard on a military and strategic alliance. It had no real value for India’s energy security.

More than a decade later, events have confirmed this. There has been no expansion of even a megawatt of civilian nuclear power in the country. All that has happened is that India has become a subordinate ally of the United States with close military ties.

SKM Declares Mission UP-Uttarakhand, Kisan Sansad Enters Third Week

SAMYUKTA Kisan Morcha (SKM) launched Mission Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand on July 26 at a press conference in Lucknow. It was announced that the Mission will formally begin with a massive rally in Muzaffarnagar on September 5, 2021. It was also announced that the current farmers' movement will be taken to every village of the two states, to strengthen it the way it has happened in Punjab and Haryana. Through this, corporate control of our food and farming systems will be challenged from all corners of these states also.

Two Years gone “New J & K” Worse than the Old One: PAGD

PEOPLE’S Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) issued a statement on August 4, 2021. It stated that August 05, 2021, marks the completion of two years since the unprecedented assault on the Constitution of India was taken to nullify Article 370. It has damaged the very bond of relationship of people of J&K with the union of India, the statement said. PAGD said that by demolishing the constitution of Jammu & Kashmir by the central government, all the limits of constitutionality were crossed.

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