Bihar: CPI(M) Fights against Evictions and for Land Rights

THE Nitish-led NDA government has taken one of the most inhuman decisions to deploy bulldozers to demolish the houses in the villages, inhabited by the poor, homeless and landless people. In recent years they have been doing it without much protest in urban areas and now they are moving towards the semi-urban and rural areas as the land prices have reached sky-high.

Youth & Students Protest against Agnipath and Unemployment

AT the call of various Left youth and students' organisations, protests were conducted across the country against the recently announced Agnipath scheme and unemployment in the country. Unemployment in the country is rising day by day while the vacancies in different central government offices have remained vacant for many years. It is at this juncture that the central government announced the Agnipath scheme which shattered the dreams of millions of young people in the country who were undergoing training for years for joining the army.

Maha: AIKS Rally Demands Strict Implementation of FRA

ON June 20, 2022, the AIKS Nashik district council held a massive 25,000-strong rally on the divisional commissioner's office at Nashik. Thousands of adivasi peasants had come from all 15 tehsils of the district. They included thousands of women and youth.

The call for this rally had been given at the AIKS Martyrs' Day public meeting of 10,000 peasants held on June 12 at Umbarthan in Surgana tehsil of Nashik district (covered in these columns earlier). 

Workshop on Kerala's Development

THE Kerala state conference of the CPI(M) held in Ernakulam in March this year created a landmark by adopting a document outlining the development perspective for a new Kerala. This was an important step forward, coming in the wake of the historic victory of the LDF in the 2021 elections when the LDF was given a continuous second term by the people of Kerala.

India urged to Increase Women's Participation

THE 110th session of the International Labour Conference (ILC) of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) was held from May 27 to June 11, 2022, in Geneva, Switzerland. It established six committees based on the standing and technical items adopted. 

The report of the committee of experts on the application of conventions and recommendations covers numerous matters related to the application of ILO standards in which there is some open indictment against India’s poor record on labour inspection.

Victorious Struggle of the Homeless Poor in Chennai

CENTRAL Chennai district committee of the CPI(M) scored a decisive and path-breaking victory in clinching the rights of the poorest of the working-class people living in the heart of Chennai city after a two-year-long struggle. The historic struggle of the people has resulted in the overturning of several anti-people government orders notified by the previous AIADMK government.

Coffee Farmers’ meeting – call for forming Coffee Farmers’ Federation of India: ‘Coffee is our livelihood’

ALL India Kisan Sabha and P Sundarayya Memorial Trust jointly organised an all-India meeting and a public seminar of coffee farmers on June 11-12, 2022, at Virajpet, Karnataka. Leaders of coffee farmers from Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka along with the trade union leaders from the plantation sector and various experts from the Coffee Board of India, coffee industry and research institutions converged to discuss the challenges and possibilities in the coffee sector.   

Assam: Protests against Agnipath Scheme: CPI(M) Condemns Police Crackdown

THE police administration in Assam launched a crackdown against the leaders and leading activists of the SFI, DYFI and the AIKS with the aim to suppress peaceful democratic protests against the centre’s Agnipath scheme. The three organisations had given a joint call to stage protest demonstrations against the scheme on June 20. However, the police started to detain leaders of these mass organisations well in advance to foil their democratic protests. Strangely, the police did not spare even CPI(M) leaders.


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