CPI(ML) Red Star’s Call: Defeat BJP in 2019 Elections, Pave the Way for Building People’s Alternative!
Make Eleventh Congress of the Party at Bengaluru a Great Success!
With mass rally and public meeting at Freedom Park on 26th November, the 11th Congress of CPI (ML) Red Star is starting at Spoortidhama, Anjana Nagar, Magadi Main Road, Bengaluru from 27 November to 1 December, 2018. About 400 delegates and observers from within the country and fraternal delegates both from India and abroad are participating in it. Besides the rally and public meeting on 2th November, the Opening Session from 9.30am to 01.30pm on 27th, Seminar on Imperialism Today from 4pm to 8pm on 28th, the Seminar on Approach to Left Unity in India from 4pm to 8pm on 29th, and the Concluding Session from 3.30 to 5.30 pm on 1 December shall be open sessions in which all progressive forces are invited.
The 11th Congress is taking place at a critical juncture as far as India is concerned. In tandem with the strengthening of ultra-rightist, fascist forces at international level, throwing up grave challenges before the working class and oppressed masses, the corporate-saffron fascist Modi regime has intensified all neoliberal policies at a maddening pace. If Modi became prime minister with an anti-corruption plank, India has now become the most corrupt country in Asia. Demonetization super-imposed on the people at the behest of imperialist centers intended to whiten the huge black money hoardings of the corporate financial elite, the super-rich has used it to suck the life blood of common people further, leading to crisis of the banking system. The GST, which took away state governments’ constitutional power to impose taxes in their jurisdiction, has put additional tax burden on the shoulders of broad masses toiling people leading. It has led to widespread price-rise and sky-rocketing inflation. Neoliberal policies have devastated agriculture and industry and peasant suicides have become more frequent. Unemployment has risen to horrific proportions. Communal divide of the people and fascist attacks by Hindutva goons on the minorities, dalits, adivasis, women and all other oppressed classes have increased. All hard-earned democratic rights are taken away or are being curtailed. All existing progressive values are attacked and constitutional institutions are undermined. History, culture, education and so on are saffronized.
This has led to simmering discontent among people against the system. We appeal to people to vote out Modi government in the next election. However, as repeatedly proved, replacement of Modi rule by a combination of regional parties along with Congress alone cannot provide an alternative to BJP’s corporate, saffron fascist policies. What is required is a people’s alternative, which rejects the neo-liberal regime, works for democratization of all fields, stands for casteless and genuinely secular polity, and which shall strive for people oriented and ecologically sustainable development paradigm. Such an alternative shall emerge only by strengthening the independent left assertion based on sustained people’s movements. In this context, the Bhangar people’s resistance movement in Bengal led by the party and other progressive forces is a model. Launching and strengthening of Bhangar like people’s resistance movements according to concrete conditions of different states and regions and uniting them is the ned of the hour. Based on it Mass Political Platforms based on People’s Manifesto should be developed at state-level and coordinated at all India level.The Political Resolution for adoption in the Congress is drafted in accordance with this perspective.
The Naxalbari Uprising and CPI(ML) formation in 1969 struggling against degeneration of CPI-CPI(M) to social democratic positions had inspired countrywide revolutionary movement. After the setbacks it suffered in the early phase, rectifying the mistakes which caused it and developing Marxist-Leninist theory and practice according to present conditions, the CPI(ML) Red Star ls built up as a struggling organization through four decades of strenuous efforts.
We appeal to all struggling left and democratic forces, workers, peasants and all oppressed classes and sections to extent all possible support to make the 11th Party Congress at Bengaluru a great step forward.
The Press Meet on 20th November is attended by,
Com. R. manasayya, PB Member of CPI (ML) Red Star, 9880930683
Com. Rudrayya, Karnataka state secretary, 6362927018
Com. D. H. Pujar, President, Karnataka Rayot Sangha, 9448633710.
With mass rally and public meeting at Freedom Park on 26th November, the 11th Congress of CPI (ML) Red Star is starting at Spoortidhama, Anjana Nagar, Magadi Main Road, Bengaluru from 27 November to 1 December, 2018. About 400 delegates and observers from within the country and fraternal delegates both from India and abroad are participating in it.
Make 11th Party Congress at Bengaluru Great Success!
Fight Neo-Liberal Raj, Fight Saffron Fascism; Advance towards Peoples Democracy and Socialism!
No to BJP’s opposition free India; Build an India where Hundred Flowers Blossom, Hundred Thoughts Contend!
Long Live CPI (ML) Red Star!
Modi should be brought to account for the coercive deprivation committed on the people
Demonetization super-imposed on India by Modi at the behest of US-based agencies has resulted in the biggest-ever credit squeeze of common people in monetary history. While inflicting a horrific coercive deprivation on the vast majority of common people, demonetization or note-ban has been a corporate weapon in the hands of Modi, the political representative of the most corrupt financial class in India, facilitating the latter to suck out the life-blood of the toiling masses abruptly collapsing their purchasing power.
The midnight order by Modi government removing CBI Director Alok Verma comes in the wake of latter’s attempt to investigate the Rafale scam in which Modi’s affinity with Ambani, the Indian partner of the arm’s deal along with his involvement, in spite of being prime minister, as the middleman in the emerging scam is being discussed widely.
Today, on 06th April, the members of Jomi Jibika Vastutantro O Porivesh Raksha Committee were attacked by the TMC goons in front of the Police inside the Baruipur Block Office when they went to file nomination papers. Four of them seriously injured.
It is a matter of deep concern that the Police even arrested/detained the Bhangor Andolan Sanhati Committee and JJBOPRC members and allowed the TMC goons to do whatever they like. It is a matter of serious concern that instead of taking all necessary administrative measures to ensure peaceful atmosphere so that all aspiring candidates could participate in the electoral process, the State Administration is siding with the miscreants and effectively disallowing the opposition party workers from exercising their democratic rights. It is a blatant violation of its constitutional obligation by the State Government to ensure safe and security of the citizens. We demand all wings of constitutional authority to take immediate remedial action so that the State Administration should act impartially and adhere to the constitutional obligation
We demand immediate release of the Bhangor Andolan Samhati Committee members, comrades Amitabh, Sankar and Biswajit, who are detained by the Police in Bhangor Police Station. We also strongly condemn the attack on JJBOPRC members and detention of Bhangor Andolan Samhati Committee members.
Pradip Singh Thakur
Secretary, West Bengal State Committee
CPI(ML) Red Star
7th April 2018
What is this neo-liberal economics that we talk about. The basic tenet is that it will be beneficial to society as a whole if the corporates prosper. The theory is that if the Ambanis, Tatas and Adanis prosper, they will invest more and create more industry and therefore more jobs and better jobs. This theory has been thoroughly disproved in practise. After almost thirty years of implementing the neo-liberal economics under both the Congress led UPA and the BJP led NDA, the real wages of workers are almost stagnant. This means that the rise in wages is only almost, on an average, equal to the rise in prices. The worker has got no real benefit.
The Government has, this year, further consolidated the apprenticeship scheme – the scheme whereby workers can be employed for extremely low wages for upto three years and will not be allowed to even get legal benefits like PF, minimum wages, etc. Another method of doing this is to allow for fixed term employment. This means that if the worker is told at the beginning that his employment is only for a fixed term, say two years, or for a fixed project, then he can be removed at the end of that period without any compensation. All such changes are being made to reduce the status of the workers from being permanent workers to mere casual or temporary workers. These are new forms of informal employment which allow for “hire and fire”. All such forms are basically made to keep the workers from asking for their legitimate dues. If they do organise or protest then they can be easily removed.
This is not the only change. The Government is trying to introduce new codes to replace all the earlier laws. The first code, which is already passed in the Rajya Sabha is the Code on Wages. This seeks to consolidate laws regarding Bonus, minimum wage, payment of wages and for equal remuneration. However, the whole of the final draft is at best, an unworkable hodgepodge and, more likely, an attempt to remove the protections given to workers. It does not say what the minimum wage should be. It provides that upto 50% of the Gratuity and terminal compensation of the worker can be deducted by way of fines, etc. Luckily, we have seen such a tumultous session of the Lok Sabha that the new law could not be passed so far.
If workers think of challenging such unjust laws in the courts then they are soon dissuaded by the state in which our judiciary finds itself. A house divided, there are open allegations of corruption against judges, many of which are proved. “Fixing” seems to the norm rather than an exception.
When this years budget was presented, there was nothing in it for the workers. Instead, in the Economic Survey which precedes the budget, there has been an attempt to redefine the term “informal sector” so that the Indian economy can be made to seem better that it is.
On the contrary this government is doing its best to keep the country divided on communal, religious, caste and ethnic lines. It is openly and blatantly espousing Hindutva to suppress the minorities and the dalits.
Today, workers are ready to fight. They are ready to come out into the streets. The massive demonstrations that took place in November when the workers gheraoed Parliament is evidence of this. Many workers are still fighting like the Maruti 13 who are still in jail, the Pricol workers etc. In many places, like in Bhangor, it is workers who are fighting for preserving the environment and for basic democratic rights. What is needed is to create a leadership which can weld this anger and discontent of the workers into a consistent movement which will lead not only the workers but also all the oppressed toilers to a new society – a really democratic society – a socialist society
Workers of the World Unite!
Workers and Oppressed of All Countries Unite!
Fight Against the Neo-Liberal Policies and Its Effects!
Unite For a Just and Equitable Society – For Democracy and Socialism!
The massive missile attack on Syria by US/NATO forces calls for severe condemnation by world people. The alleged chemical gas attack on the last rebel stronghold by the Assad regime is used as an excuse to launch aggression against a sovereign state, Syria. It is the latest act as world’s policemen by the US and its allies, challenging the UN Charter and international law. As there are possibilities for Syria’s ally Russia to intervene, there are possibilities for escalation of this conflict to dangerous levels. There are no justifications for the US/NATO aggression. We demand:
US and allies stop their aggression forthwith;
People of Syria should be allowed to solve their problems without foreign interference;
Organize anti-war, anti-US/NATO demonstrations.