ML Update

French Election Results: Defeat of Far-Right Candidate

The decisive defeat of Marine Le Pen, the candidate of the far-right party FN (National Front) in the French Presidential Elections is a welcome verdict against racism, Islamophobia and fascism by the French people. Marine Le Pen polled 33.9% of the vote and the winner Emmanuel Macron polled 66.1% in ...

Repression and Land Grab at Bhangar: Mamata Applies Modi Model

Mamata Banerjee came to power in West Bengal riding the wave of peasant resistance to land grab and state repression at Singur and Nandigram. Now, her own Government is unleashing the most brutal repression to crush resistance to land acquisition for a power grid project at Bhangar. 13.5 acres of ...

Remembering Com. Srilata Swaminathan

Com. Srilata Swaminathan, the ever-inspiring leader of AIPWA and CPI (ML) passed away on February 5 this year. On 29 April, her birth anniversary, AIPWA organised a memorial meeting in Indian Social Institute Auditorium (Lodi Institutional Area), Delhi to celebrate her life and work. Several of her friends who remember ...

AISA-RYA’s ‘School on Streets’ Campaign in Bhojpur

Even as the central and state governments refuse to improve access and quality of government schooling and thereby ensuring in equal educational opportunities as well as right to free ‘quality’ education for all, they seldom miss an opportunity to demolish the educational infrastructure. It is the teachers of the government ...

Land Rights Satyagraha in Arariya

The CPI (ML) Sikti Block unit organized a one-day Satyagraha in front of the Sikti (Arariya district) Zonal Officer on 24 April 2017 on the issues of land rights, food security for the poor, arrest of corrupt dealers, punishment for the guilty in the Rahariya killings and other issues. 300 ...

Two-Day Hunger Strike in Motihari

The CPI (ML) Eastern Champaran district committee organized a 2-day hunger strike on 18-19 April 2017 for a 11-point charter of demands including the issue of sugar mill workers’ suicides and police firing at the mill gates, and land rights. 31 Party leaders including 10 women led the protest.

Convention Against Communalism

During Ramanavami the RSS outfits aimed to create a communal climate in Bengal, marching with open swords and choppers. In this context a Convention was held in Mahabodhi Society Hall, Kolkata on 12th April 2017. Though the convention was organized by Pashchim Banga Gana Sanskriti Parishad, the cultural outfit related ...

AISA Protest in Front of Bihar CM

AISA held a protest in front of the Bihar Chief Minister to demand that B.Ed students of the 2016-18 batch should be allowed to sit for the Teachers Eligibility Test 2017 and the TET should be held every 6 months. Thousands of students from B.Ed colleges in Patna, Bhojpur, Buxar, ...

Dharna Against Modi Government in Hyderabad

The CPI (ML) staged a dharna in Hyderabad against the anti-people policies of the Modi government. These policies have wreaked havoc on the lives of the common people, especially the poor and marginalized sections. The dharna protest was addressed by local Party activists and leaders who pointed out that even ...

Land Rights Satyagraha in Bettiah

The CPI(ML) organized a land rights Satyagraha and hunger strike in front of the Betiya District Collectorate on 21-22 April 2017 to observe the Champaran Satyagraha centenary as the year for Land Rights Struggle. Among the landless poor who joined the Satyagraha were those from several villages in Mainatand who ...

Workers Assert Against Communal-Corporate Fascism On May Day

May Day 2017 was observed by India’s working class at a time when the BJP Governments at the Centre and states are trying to claim that May Day is un-Indian and that the festival of Vishwakarma Puja is the only Labour Day India needs! The Prime Minister used the occasion ...

Champaran100, Naxalbari50 and Today’s Struggle over History

2017 is a year of great historical landmarks. Even as Donald Trump inflicts his Hitlerite Presidency on the American people and itches to plunge the world into yet another disastrous war, progressive forces the world over are remembering the world’s first socialist revolution on its first centenary. For us in ...

Obituary

Com. Prayag Vishwakarma Comrade Prayag Vishwakarma breathed his last at 12.30 in the night of 18 April at the age of 50. Com Prayag joined the Party after his matriculation in 1983 and started participating in local struggles. Due to his involvement in anti-feudal peasant struggle he had about half ...

Fishermen’s struggle in Guntur

The Fishermen of Seethanagaram village in Thadepalli Mandal of Guntur district are agitating against the government’s decision to force them to vacate the shore where they have been halting their boats for several years. They started their protest on April 18 and their agitation is being supported by the CPI ...

Against CNT-SPT Amendments and Corruption in Panchayats

The CPI (ML) held a dharna at the Gumla Block HQ on 15 April 2017 on a 10-point charter of demands including roll back of amendments to the CNT-SPT Act and ending the rampant corruption at Panchayat and Block levels. Addressing the dharna District Secretary Gajendra Singh said that the ...

False Cases Against Rasoiyas and Jalsahiyas in Godda

False cases have been registered against 12 named persons (many of them women) and 100 unnamed persons because they were protesting in front of the Collectorate for minimum wages and against corruption in the Education Department under the joint banners of Rasoiya-Sanyojika Sangh, Jalsahiya Jila Samiti, Home Guard Sangh, AIPWA, ...

Dharna for Mine Workers Demands in Lohardaga

The CPI (ML) organized a march at Kisko Block headquarters in Lohardaga district on 29 March 2017 with a 9- point charter of demands. The march culminated as a dharna. The following demands were made through the dharna: strict implementation of safety rules in the Hindalco mines; legal action against ...

Jharkhand Gramin Mazdoor Sabha Campaign

A Nukkad meeting was organized at Khairachatar under the banner of the Jharkhand Gramin Mazdoor Sabha to focus on the need to strengthen people’s power and defeat the criminal-politician-police. Recently a girl was raped in Harnad village in Kasmar block. When the matter gained prominence, the rapist was arrested but ...

Cancellation of Ration Cards in Bhagalpur

Left parties staged a joint dharna in front of the Bhagalpur District headquarters against the cancellation of poor people’s ration cards and the rampant loot and corruption in the distribution of ration and kerosene. CPI (ML), CPI, and SUCI (C) activists participated in the dharna presided over by Comrades Mukesh ...

AIKMS Campaign in Villupuram

A district level organising team of All India Kissan Maha Sabha (AIKMS) constituted in Villupuram decided to undertake a district wide propaganda campaign centring around peasants’ demands. As acute crisis engulfs the entire peasantry, several cases of suicides and shock deaths have also been reported in the district. There is ...