KERALA will form ‘Vanitha Mathil’ (Women Wall) on January 1, 2019. This will be formed by over 176 renaissance organisations of Kerala. The ‘women wall’ will be formed from Kasaragod to Thiruvananthapuram, which is a distance of over 600 km. A decision in this regard was taken in a meeting which was chaired by the chief minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan. This decision was taken in the backdrop of violence unleashed by the Sangh Parivar outfits after the decision of the Supreme Court to allow women of all ages to enter the Sabarimala temple.
THE Telangana assembly elections are being held on December 7. The Bahujan Left Front (BLF) of which the CPI(M) is also a constituent is contesting all 119 seats in the state. The CPI(M) is contesting in 26 assembly constituencies.
CPI(M) leaders including Sitaram Yechury, Manik Sarkar, Brinda Karat, BV Raghavulu and K Hemalata participated in the election campaign and addressed a large number of public meetings.
THE 20th International Meeting of Communist and Worker’s Parties was held from November 22-25, in Athens, Greece. Communist Party of Greece (KKE), which hosted the meeting had made excellent arrangements, which incidentally coincided with the centenary of the foundation of the KKE.
MOVEMENT and mobilisation of slum dwellers in West Bengal is gaining momentum. This has been reflected in second state conference of Paschim Banga Basti Unnayan Samity(PBUS)- the largest organisation of slum dwellers in the state. The conference, held on December 1-2, in Kolkata, was preceded by organising slum dwellers at slum, town and district levels. In all 754 slum level committees were formed throughout the state, though, according to leaders of the PBUS, this covers only a part of the actual potential.
THE Left Democratic Front (LDF) in Kerala, continues its winning streak by registering an emphatic victory in the local body by-elections, amidst the high-decibel anti-government campaign unleashed by the Sangh Parivar outfits over the Sabarimala verdict.
The elections were held for 39 local bodies in all the 14 districts in the state and the LDF has won 21 seats as it wrested five from UDF and one from BJP. The United Democratic Front (UDF) finished a distant second with just 11 seats.
FARMERS painted the roads red on November 28-29, as thousands and thousands of them, at the call of the All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) and the All India Agricultural Workers Union (AIAWU), demonstrated their exemplary spirit to fight for their rights, which they said are being attacked by the present BJP led union government.
TMC led state government has turned approver of the present anti-farmer policies of the union government , the farmers observed during the 52 kilometres tedious march that they undertook from Singur in Hooghly district to Raj Bhavan situated in Kolkata.
SPEAKING at an election rally held on December 5 in support of Jagmati Sangwan for the post of mayor of Rohtak Municipal Corporation, Brinda Karat, CPI(M) Polit Bureau member and former MP, said Jagmati Sangwan is the best candidate as she has been raising her voice for the pro-people issues. All mayors in the past proved to be unconcerned towards the people's problems.
THOUSANDS of peasants and agricultural workers started a two day march on November 28 from Singur, demanding remunerative price for produces, work for all and industries in the state. The march began from Singur as the place had seen both the destruction of industry and agriculture. The march will reach near Raj Bhavan on November 29.