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CITU Congratulates Coal Workers For the Heroic Strike

The following is the statement issued by the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) on January 8:

THE Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) congratulates the coal workers all over the country for their heroic two days’ strike action in all the coal mines and establishments spread over around 40 districts braving police repressions and attacks by the contractor-mafia combine. The strike completely paralysed operations in most of the coal mines under Coal India Ltd and Singareni Collieries Ltd.

Niti Aayog: A Regressive Step

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on January 2.

THE announcement of a Niti Aayog to replace the Planning Commission is a regressive step which will further push the country into a market-driven economy and privatisation in all spheres at the expense of diluting even the present inadequate schemes aimed at improving people’s welfare. Whatever role the Planning Commission had, to allocate resources for the public sector and deploying public investment keeping in mind the regional disparities, has now ended.

CPI(M) Supports the Coal Workers Strike

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on January 6, 2015.

AT the call of the five national federations of coal workers affiliated to various Central Trade Unions, seven lakh workers in the coal mines under Coal India Ltd and Singareni Coal Mines have gone on total strike from January 6. This total strike in the coal sector is to protest against the ordinance promulgated by the Government of India leading to denationalisation of coal mining in the country.

Obama Visit: Observe Protest Day on Jan 24

Six Left parties, the CPI, CPI(M), CPI(ML)-Liberation, AIFB, SUCI(C) and RSP have issued the following statement on January 3, 2015.

THE Modi government and the BJP have unleashed the forces of Hindutva which threaten the secular and democratic values of the Indian republic. It is at such a juncture that the government has invited President Obama of the United States of America to be the chief guest of the Republic Day on January 26.

Govt Formation in J & K

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on December 26.

THE formation of the government of Jammu & Kashmir has become complicated because of the nature of the result and a hung assembly. The BJP, which benefited from the polarisation in the Jammu region, is trying to impose its political design in the formation of the government. This should be resisted in the interests of the unity of the state and safeguarding its special status.

CPI(M) Polit Bureau Calls For National Solidarity Actions with Assam Adivasis

BETWEEN January 1 -15, CPI(M) units will organise solidarity actions with the adivasis in Assam who have been the targets of brutal attacks by Bodo extremist organisations. Over 70 adivasis have been killed and 1.15 lakh adivasis have been forced to flee their homes and are living in miserable conditions in camps. While organising such actions on different dates within this period, funds for relief can also be collected.

Land Acquisition Ordinance: Authoritarian Step

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on December 30.

THE Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) strongly opposes the decision of the BJP government to amend the provisions of the Land Acquisition Act through the ordinance route to favour the interests of the corporates and real estate barons. The proposed amendment surrenders the genuine interests of the peasantry and land owners.

The Cuban Five Are Free

The Following is the statement issued by Cuban President Raul Castro on December 17, 2014
FELLOW countrymen,
Since my election as president of the state council and council of ministers, I have reiterated on many occasions our willingness to hold a respectful dialogue with the United States on the basis of sovereign equality, in order to deal reciprocally with a wide variety of topics without detriment to the national independence and self-determination of our people.

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