May Day Observed Across the Country

(more reports from the states) International May Day 2017 was observed in India at a time when the Centre and BJP State governments declared celebration of May Day as ‘un-Indian’! Instead, they say, we need to celebrate only Vishwakarma Puja as a day for workers. PM Modi tweeted on the occasion

March in Kolkata Against Bhangar Land Grab

A protest march was convened by the Bhangar Committee to Defend Land, Livelihood, Ecology and Environment on 8 May 2017. Thousands of people, primarily from Bhangar but also from other areas of ongoing anti-eviction struggles in Bengal like Bhavadighi, Sholobigha etc. marched from College Square to the Raj Bhavan. It

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

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 men,

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 to

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