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May Day Rally – Workers resolve to defeat BJP

On 1st May, Shramik Hakk Andolan, a trade union formed by us (New Socialist Alternative) we celebrated International Labor Day by taking out a rally of workers. This is third consecutive year that we take out a rally. Last year, we had organized 2 rallies, one in the morning and other in the evening since our workers are spread out in different parts of the city. This year we decided to have a one but at a central place in the city. Our objective was to have a united action and more importantly, to organize this in the central area of the city. read more


Joint statement in support of the Public Health Service Campaign.

Image Courtesy: Economic Times

Corona is certainly a dangerous Virus but the reason it has turned into a pandemic is certainly the making of capitalism. Decades of reckless policies of neo-liberalism led to constant neglect of public health care services to facilitate entry and expansion of private capital. It has turned even the basic health facilities into a profiteering business.
The fundamental antagonism between the interests of the capital and that of people has been most glaringly brought to the fore by the Supreme Court judgement last week (8th April) mandating testing of Corona cases to be carried out free of charge. Now even this decision has been reversed at the behest of central government paving the way for private labs to charge hefty money for Corona testing. This could have grave consequences considering acute lack of testing facilities on the one side and intense economic misery faced by the majority of India’s population. It is on this backdrop that many organizations and trade unions in Maharashtra came together to protest such a scandalous move by the central government demanding the immediate take over of private Hospitals and Laboratories.
This protest campaign initiated by New Socialist Alternative has produced a joint statement endorsed by participating Trade Unions and Peoples’ Organisations. We appeal to all Trade Unions, Left forces and progressive organisations across the country to endorse this joint appeal and help build a struggle against the bosses system that is out to profit out of peoples misery. read more