Current Issues

CTUs to Hold National Protest Convention

ALL central trade unions, including CITU, have decided to hold a national convention of workers in Delhi in the first week of September, in protest against the onslaught on the working class by the Narendra Modi government through its move to amend various fundamental labour laws.

The central trade unions -- CITU, AITUC, INTUC, BMS and HMS ­-- at a meeting on August 7 vehemently opposed both the unilateral path taken by the central government, totally ignoring the central trade unions, and dangerous anti-labour contents of the amendments.

Cuba Rebellion Day Observed

Cuba Rebellion Day, marking the storming of Moncado Garrisons by Fidel Castro and his comrades on 26 July 1953 was observed in New Delhi on 1 August by the National Committee for Solidarity with Cuba and the Embassy of Cuba. A meeting was organised to commemorate the occasion in BTR Bhavan Auditorium and was attended by diplomatic corps from various embassies, leaders of political parties, mass and class organisations.

CPI(M) Stand on Appointment & Accountability of Judges

The following is the text of the letter sent to the union law minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad by CPI(M) general secretary, Prakash Karat, spelling out the CPI(M) stand on the appointment and accountability of judges. The letter was sent on July 30, 2014.

I THANK you for your letter dated July 17, 2014, seeking our Party’s view on the subject of appointment of judges and how to provide for accountability of judges.

Prosecute the Shiv Sena MP

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on July 24, 2014

THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the criminal and uncivilised act of a Shiv Sena MP Rajan Vichare, in the presence of other MPs of his party, of force feeding a person who was observing a fast for Ramzan. The defence of the Shiv Sena has been proved to be a lie by evidence broadcast in the media which shows that the MP was told by the victim that he was on fast.

Halt Aggression in Gaza

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on July 12

THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the Israeli attack on Gaza. For the past five days, Gaza has been subjected to bombardment from the air and the sea, which is double the intensity of the genocidal attacks it had carried out in 2012. More than a 120 people have been killed including many children as the missiles have targeted residential areas.

Gaza Attack: Government Stand Pro-Israeli

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) issued the following statement on July 17, 2014.

WITH the ongoing attack on Gaza which has led to the death of 220 Palestinians including 40 children, it was expected that the Modi government would condemn the Israeli aggression and demand a halt to the attack. Instead of this, the government has adopted a dubious stand which condones the unjustified Israeli aggression.

Railway Budget: More Burdens on People

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on July 8:

THE first railway budget of this BJP-led NDA government is a cosmetic exercise, high on rhetoric and low in substance. The emphasis had been in high-sounding bullet trains and commercial freight corridors with no budgetary calculations to back up. The entire emphasis is to attract FDI and to undertake all further expansion and modernisation through the ignominious PPP route.

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