Friday, April 30, 2010
SINGER PRATUL MUKHOPADHYAY FIGHTS FOR INSANE MAOIST-TMC BUTCHERS AND RAPISTS BUT NOT FOR A GIRL VICTIMISED AT THEIR HANDS. BRAVO!
A teenager from a CPM supporter’s family has been raped and murdered in Nandigram.
The dead body of Dipanwita Jana was found floating on the Haldi river this afternoon.
She was a first year geography (Honours) student at local Sitananda College.
She was missing since she left home for a private tuition on Monday morning.
She was a resident of Balarampur, 7km from Nandigram.
The teen’s uncle who had contested for a seat in the Nandigram 2 Panchayat Samity in 2008, lodged a complaint in the evening alleging that the girl had been raped and murdered.
A police officer said the decomposed body had multiple injuries. “Preliminary investigations suggest rape and murder”.
East Midnapur’s district Secretariat member Ashok Guria, alleged Trinamul’s hand in the murder.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
INDIAN UNION GOVERNMENT NEGLECTS. WEST BENGAL GOVERNMENT SANCTIONS RS. 1800 CRORES FOR 80 MUNICIPALITIES.
THE CPI (M) HAS ISSUED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT ON 27-04-2010
The call given by the thirteen parties for a countrywide hartal against price rise on April 27 has met with a big response in most parts of the country.
The thirteen parties call was joined by other parties in the states.
The success of the hartal shows the anger and discontent among the people at the failure of the Central Government to check price rise.
There was a complete hartal in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Assam, Orissa, Kerala and Tripura. In Andhra Pradesh, there was a successful bandh all over the state with the strike being partial in Hyderabad. In Tamilnadu too there was a hartal all over the state with Chennai having a partial strike.
In West Bengal, there was a total stoppage of work and movement of traffic. In Uttar Pradesh, in all cities and towns markets were closed and rail and road traffic were affected in many places. In Bihar there was a total hartal in all the districts. Rail and road traffic was disrupted due to rail and rasta roko. Markets, commercial establishments and educational institutions remained closed.
In Jharkhand, markets were closed and rail and road traffic came to a halt. Several state government offices remained closed.
In Orissa, all central government offices, central public sector undertakings, banks, railways were paralysed. State government offices in many districts were also closed. Road and railway traffic was paralysed.
In Kerala, all shops and commercial establishments remained closed. Road and rail traffic were paralysed. In major cities and towns LDF workers held demonstrations in support of the hartal.
In Tripura, there was a complete strike with all offices, markets and educational institutions being closed. All vehicular traffic also came to a halt.
In Maharashtra, all the districts observed rasta roko and rail roko for various periods. In Karnataka, more than 50,000 people protested against price rise in Bangaluru and the strike was a success in other districts. In Madhya Pradesh, there was hartal in Gwalior, Morena, Shivni, Bind, Rewa, Singroli and Indore.
In Himachal Pradesh, markets remained closed in Shimla and rasta roko was observed in various parts of the state.
In Chattisgarh, there was hartal in the state capital Raipur. Shops, commercial establishments, hotels and the main markets remained closed. In many parts of the state rasta roko and rail roko was also observed.
In Punjab, there was rasta roko in twenty places in the state. In Haryana, in all towns, there was hartal with markets remaining closed.
In Delhi, there was a strike in many industrial areas by the workers. There was rasta roko and picketing in 25 spots in the city, Ghaziabad, and Noida.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
In the chapter on "The Working Day" in the first volume of Capital, published in 1867, Marx calls attention to the inauguration of the 8-hour movement by the National Labor Union. In the passage, famous especially because it contains Marx's telling reference to the solidarity of class interests between the Negro and white workers, he wrote:
In the United States of America, any sort of independent labor movement was paralyzed so long as slavery disfigured a part of the republic. Labor with a white skin cannot emancipate itself where labor with a black skin is branded. But out of the death of slavery a new vigorous life sprang. The first fruit of the Civil War was an agitation for the 8-hour day – a movement which ran with express speed from the Atlantic to the Pacific, from New England to California.
Marx calls attention to how almost simultaneously, in fact within two weeks of each other, a workers' convention meeting in Baltimore voted for the 8-hour day, and an international congress meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, adopted a similar decision. "Thus on both sides of the Atlantic did the working class movement, spontaneous outgrowth of the conditions of production," endorse the same movement of the limitation of hours of labor and concretize it in the demand for the 8-hour day.
That the decision of the Geneva Congress was prompted by the American decision can be seen from the following portion of the resolution: "As this limitation represents the general demand of the workers of the North-American United States, the Congress transforms this demand into the general platform of the workers of the whole world."
A similar influence of the American labor movement upon an international congress and in behalf of the same cause was exerted more profoundly 23 years later.
SOURCE: ALEXANDER TRACHTENBERG - MAY DAY ARCHIVE
Monday, April 26, 2010
CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OF DR. MANMOHAN SINGH IS RELUCTANT TO TAKE ANY ACTION TO REVIVE BURN STANDARD COMPANY LIMITED
OFFICIAL AUDIT REPORT INDICTS INDIAN RAILWAYS FOR THE MISAPPROPRIATION OF RS. 900 CRORES WHILE LAYING RAILWAY LINE IN ASSAM
Sunday, April 25, 2010
A police officer said the body of Parmeshwar Murmu was found near his house in the Ranibandh Police station area in Bankura district.
Mr. Murmu, a member of CPI (M)’s Jamagoria local committee, was abducted by a group of armed Maoists Saturday night from his house.
The body of another CPI (M) leader Sisuranjan Mahato, who was taken captive from his house at Dhangasole village of West Midnapore district Saturday night, was also found at Mirgan close to Salboni police station.
“Around 10 Maoists barged into Mr. Mahato’s house last (Saturday) night and took him away. His body, with multiple injury marks, was found four km away at Mirgan today (Sunday),” said another police officer.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
THE POLIT BUREAU OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF INDIA (MARXIST) HAS ISSUED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT ON 24 APRIL 2010
ON PHONE TAPPING
The report published in the Outlook magazine about the interception of phone calls of four political leaders, including the General Secretary of the CPI (M), is a serious matter. The report shows that the government is using the intelligence and security agencies to serve its political purpose to spy upon opposition leaders and to keep track of even its own allies and party leaders.
Such acts subvert the democratic system and breeds an atmosphere of illegality in the higher echelons of the government. They cannot be tolerated.
The government must own up responsibility in the matter and take action against those who ordered the surveillance. Protecting the covert activities of the intelligence and security agencies cannot be made the pretext for a cover-up.
To ensure that such illegal acts do not recur, the government should place in Parliament a clear set of guidelines prohibiting the use of the intelligence and security agencies for any form of surveillance of political leaders and their activities. Instructions on tapping of phones and surveillance on grounds of national security or investigation of criminal activity must be codified. The intelligence and security agencies must be subject to parliamentary oversight.