Saturday, May 20, 2017
Thursday, March 16, 2017
The two major communist parties in India - the Communist Party of India (CPI) and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M)- have issued statements regarding the victory of the right-wing BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party), the governmental party of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in the state of Uttar Pradesh last week.
The statements of the communist parties are the following:
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Saturday, September 3, 2016
India: Massive nationwide strike against government's assault on public enterprises and workers’ wages and conditions
Yesterday, September 2nd, more than 150 million Indian workers took part in a one-day general strike against Indian Prime Minister Modi’s assaults on public enterprises and workers’ wages and conditions. It is said to be the largest general strike in the country's history, as long as it involved nearly all sectors of the working class including workers from manufacturing, mining, the public sector, transport and other sectors, along with workers in the informal economy.
The Communist Party of India (CPI) issued the following statement regarding the nationwide strike:
The Central Secretariat of the Communist Party of India congratulates the working class and employees for the most successful general strike all over India on the call of Central Trade Unions.
Friday, July 22, 2016
British massacres of the 20th century.
Source: Crimes of Britain.
NOTE: The list below is indicative of British Imperialism's crimes. It does not include a number of massacres committed by the British authorities in other places of the world (e.g. Cyprus, Malvinas Islands etc.) - IDC.
Chumik Shenko massacre, Tibet, 1904.
On March 31 1904 hundreds of Tibetans were slaughtered by the British with maxim machine guns. The order from the British was “to make as big a bag as possible” [i]. The day after the massacre Colonel Younghusband who led the British invasion into Tibet stated “I trust the tremendous punishment they have received will prevent further fighting, and induce them at last to negotiate” [ii].
North King Street massacre, Ireland, 1916
At least seventeen civilians were shot and bayoneted to death by the British Army who went on a murderous rampage on North King Street and its environs.
British troops broke into the homes of locals, accused innocent people of being ‘rebels’ and murdered them. Some of the victims were buried in their gardens and cellars by the soldiers. A military inquest into the killings found that the British Army had killed civilians but army officers and civil servants covered up the findings to avoid what they called “hostile propaganda” [iii].
Thursday, April 14, 2016
The Modi government has taken the dangerous step of deepening military collaboration with the United States by agreeing to allow US armed forces to use base facilities in Indian naval and air force bases.
The US Defence Secretary and the Indian Defence Minister have announced an in principle agreement has been reached for a Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA). This is just another name for the Logistic Support Agreement (LSA) that the United States enters into with military allies like Philippines, South Korea and Japan. Unlike what the Defence Minister says, refueling, maintenance and repair facilities for American ships and airplanes will require the stationing of US armed forces personnel on Indian soil on a regular basis.