WEST BENGAL: ‘Big Capital has Chosen Hindutva Forces to Implement Neoliberal Policies’

 THE big capital in India has extended its support to Hindutva forces to implement neoliberal policies. The coming together of big business and communal forces is a very serious threat to Indian polity.This was said by CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Prakash Karat, while delivering Chittabrata Majumdar memorial lecture in Howrah, West Bengal. Majumdar, former Polit Bureau member of CPI(M) and general secretary of CITU led early struggles against the onslaught of neoliberalism. The topic of the lecture was ‘25 years of neoliberalism: experience and orientation’.

Vemulaghat Struggle Reaches 250th Day

TelanganaRelay hunger strike launched by the farmers and other people affected under the proposed Mallannasagar reservoir at Vemulaghat village in Toguta Mandal of Siddipet district reached its 250th day on the February 9. This determined struggle of the people affected under the Mallannasagar reservoir, which is a part of larger Kaleswaram project with a storage capacity of 50 tmc ft water going on near the farm house of chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, has been supported by the CPI(M), several other political parties and mass organisations.

Scheme Workers Stage Protest in Jammu

Workers of various central government schemes including ASHA, Anganwadi and Mid-day Meal and those employed in contingency work staged a day-long protest in Jammu on January 20 in support of their long-pending demands. Hundreds of such workers from different districts of Jammu region participated in the protest. All workers holding red flags and placards in their hands raised slogans demanding minimum wage of Rs 18,000 per month and social security benefits.

DYFI Conference Resolves to Fight for Employment, Secularism and Democracy

Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) held its 10th all India conference in Kochi, Kerala from February 1-5,  2017 resolving to build widest possible unity of progressive youth in the country and fight for employment, secularism and democracy. 680 delegates representing one crore 15 lakh members assembled for the conference. Six delegates representing fraternal foreign youth organisations also participated.The conference was preceded by three jathas. One jatha carrying the torch to be lit at the conference venue started from martyrs’ memorial at Koothuparamba in Kannur district.

Jallikattu and Beyond

TAMIL NADU witnessed the mammoth struggle for Jallikattu which was not only spontaneous but also attracted each and every section of the people of the state. Never before in the recent memory there was such a massive struggle. The depth of the struggle can be gauged from some interesting manifestations. The Muslims and Christians also took part in large number giving the clear message that Jallikattu and Pongal festival belongs to all irrespective of religions.

Kisan Sabha to go for new ways of struggle in West Bengal

THE Kisan Sabha in West Bengal will adopt new ways to develop militant struggles of the peasantry. The state conference of the AIKS, after intensive discussion on the rural situation in the state, has called for new methods to deal with new emerging dangers in the countryside.Addressing the public meeting and the delegate session, Surjyakanta Misra, AIKS leader and CPI(M) state secretary emphasised on local level struggles. He said, firstly we will have to build up struggle within the village to achieve local level demands.

KERALA: Mock Trial of Modi Sends a Strong Message against Demonetisation

THE Mock trial of Narendra Modi held in all district head quarters of Kerala on January 24th evening sent a strong message to the central government against  digitisation of transactions. Thousands of people gathered at all centres to register their protest against the hardships caused by demonetisation. People demanded the removal of all restrictions on cash withdrawal and a halt on imposing digitised money transactions.The mock trial was organised at the call of CPI (M) Central Committee which was held in Thiruvananthapuram in early this month.

Hundred days of Mahajana Padayatra

ON the completion of hundred days of Mahajana Padayatra of the CPI(M) in Telangana, Brinda Karat, Polit Bureau member of the CPI(M) addressed a public meeting held in Eturu Naagaram district. She congratulated the people for making the padayatra a success despite the cash crunch caused by demonetisation. She accused the Telangana state government of suppressing tribal population be foisting false cases on more than 800 tribal activists. She said that the CPI(M) played an important role in the passage of the Forest Rights Act.


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