Open Your Eyes!

(Translation of the song composed and sung by mid-day meal workers from East Champaran – Comrades Kumanti Devi, Shahida Khatoon and Sahana Khatoon – at the Workers’ Mahapadav (Dharna) at Parliament Street, 11 Nov 2017) Dawn has broken with red sun rays Why are you still sleeping with your sheet ...

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Jan Panchayat in Jharkhand: Ouster of Raghuvar Government only way to Save Jharkhand

Jan Panchayat in Jharkhand: Ouster of Raghuvar Government only way to Save Jharkhand

The three member jury of the Jan Panchayat called by CPI (ML) on 11 November in Ranchi announced in its verdict that the only way to save Jharkhand in today’s time was by removing the Raghuvar Das led government in the state.  Huge numbers of poor from rural and urban ...

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Protests Across India on the First Anniversary of Demonetisation

Protests Across India on the First Anniversary of Demonetisation

CPI(ML) along with other left parties observed black day on 8 November to mark the first anniversary of the demonetization that was introduced by the central govt. last year on the same date.  Far from addressing the issues of black money and corruption, the NoteBandi, has only resulted in loss ...

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Protest Meeting at Wardha Hindi University

The students of Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University, Wardha organized a protest meeting in the third week of October against the disappearance of JNU student Najeeb and the burning of dalit homes in Khagariya district, Bihar. The protest was held at the main gate of the University and candles were ...

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Impunity to Criminal-Mafia-Police Nexus in Ghazipur

Casteist feudal forces in Audihar village, Saidpur tehsil, Ghazipur district set fire to the hut of CPI(ML) activist Achhelal Banwasi in the Musahar Basti at around 2 o’clock at night on 15 September 2017. The intention was to kill Com Banwasi but when he escaped they fired on him, missing ...

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CPI(ML)’s Intervention Against Communal Tension, Loot and Arson in Ballia

The minority community in Sikandarpur and Rahsarh (Ballia district, Uttar Pradesh) had asked for security during the festive season of Diwali and Muharram but the SP advised them to take care of their own security citing shortage of police security forces; this despite the fact that the area has been ...

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CPI(ML) calls ‘Krishi Road Map’ a Ploy to Cheat the Farmer

CPI(ML) Bihar State Secretary Kunal said on 10 November 2017 that for the third time the Bihar government has brought a ‘Krishi Road Map’, but as in the previous two road maps, this one also offers no solution for the problems of the farmers. This road map will cheat the ...

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AISA Protest Against the Arrest of Bhim Army Founder

The All India Students Association (AISA) took out a protest march at Allahabad University on 6 November 2017 against the arrest of Bhim Army founder Chandrashekhar after the one-sided action taken by the administration in the Saharanpur caste violence incident and his re-arrest under RSA despite the Allahabad High Court ...

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AISA’s Save Democracy Dharna in Assam

On 11 Nov, 2017 AISA held a sit-in demonstration at Dighalipukhuri, Guwahati against attack on democracy and demanded to make public the Nagalim framework agreement, and not to transfer land from Assam territory to the Nagaland, to withdraw the decision of handing over of oil fields in Assam to corporates, ...

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Conclusion of the 5th Phase of Kisan Mukti Yatra at Muzaffarpur

The 5th phase of the Kisan Mukti Yatra organized by the All India Kisan Sangharsh Samanvay Samiti concluded at Muzaffarpur with leaders and participants of the Yatra paying floral tribute at the Shaheed Khudiram Bose statue, followed by a public meeting. The meeting was addressed by All India Kisan Mahasabha National ...

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November Revolution Centenary Celebrations

November Revolution Centenary Celebrations

Jharkhand The Jharkhand Party Office organized a flag hoisting on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the great November Revolution. The great martyrs were remembered and honoured after the flag hoisting and it was resolved to take inspiration from the Russian Revolution to fight the present fascist-feudal-communal pro-corporate regime and ...

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Protest in Yeleswaram against Illegal Land Grabs

Protest in Yeleswaram against Illegal Land Grabs

A ‘Raasta Roko’ (Road block) programme was called by CPI (ML) on 8 November in Yeleswaram town in East Godavari district. The protest was held to demand action against the Tehsildar for issuing housing Pattas illegally against the court order to non-eligible persons and thereby depriving the poor of their ...

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Joint Trade Union Convention in Allahabad

A joint convention was held on 28 October at Allahabad against the anti-people and anti-worker policies of the NDA government. Almost all trade unions participated, including CITU, AITUC, AICCTU, INTUC, CDA, Pension, Rail, Insurance, Defence, State Workers Council, NCRWU and other unions. Only the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) did not ...

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One Year Of Demonetisation: An Economic War On People

One full year has elapsed since Narendra Modi’s dramatic announcement of demonetization. Acknowledging the threat of disruption and inconvenience caused by the sudden withdrawal of 500 and 1000-rupee notes, Modi had assured the people that the pain would be temporary and that it was a necessary sacrifice to win the ...

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Kisan Mukti Yatra Enters 4th Phase

Kisan Mukti Yatra Enters 4th Phase

The 4th phase of the Kisan Mukti Yatra organized by the Kisan Sangharsh Samanvay Samiti started on 28 October 2017 from village Machhi Bhangar in West Bengal with a well-attended meeting organized by Jan Jeevika Vastutantra Parivesh Raksha Samiti. The current movement against the Bhangur Power Grid is being organized ...

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Remembering the People’s Poet Durgendra ‘Akari’

Photo Credit Nicolas Jaoul 5 November is the death anniversary of the great people’s poet of Bihar’s peasant movement, Durgendra ‘Akari’. Akari had been a bonded labourer from the age of 9. He joined the CPI(ML) movement in the 1970s, writing in the language of the people, taking on the ...

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Protests Held Against NSA Charges on Bhim Army Leader Chandrashekhar Raavan

The CPI(ML) condemned the Yogi Government for invoking NSA against the incarcerated Bhim Army leader Chandrashekhar Azad Raavan, saying that this further exposes the anti-Dalit character of the BJP. The NSA has been invoked at a time when the Bhim Army leader had got bail from the High Court and ...

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Farmers protest in Odisha demanding Loan Waiver

Farmers protest in Odisha demanding Loan Waiver

On 30 October, Several farmer organisations joined to demonstrate near the Odisha Assembly to demand full crop-loan waiver, even as more incidents of farmer suicides come to light. A night prior to the demonstration a farmer from Bargarh district committed suicide as he was unable to play his loan. All ...

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30TH Martyrdom of Ghutuva Firing

The CPI (ML) observed the 30th martyrdom day in memory of the three comrades who were martyred on 30 October 1988 in Ghutuva (Patratu Block, Ramgarh District, Jharkhand). State Committee member Com. Devki Nandan Bhediya and other leaders paid floral tribute and observed one minute’s silence in memory of the ...

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UP State Conference of Jan Sanskriti Manch

The Uttar Pradesh 7th State Conference was held at Azamgarh on 14-15 October 2017. The first day of the conference was devoted to the inauguration, organizational report, discussion and elections. The 5th Azamgarh Film Festival was screened on the second day. The inaugural discussion on ‘Hate, Violence, and New Forms ...

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