Draconian changes to India’s labour laws!

Labour “reforms” – India goes back in time

Given the COVID-19 situation, though not with the same enthusiasm, nevertheless the entire world celebrated workers May Day recently. Ironically, here in India in the same month of May, antithetical to the ideal of May Day the major states of India moved to destroy the hard-won gains of the working class. The states ruled by BJP have amended the labour laws heavily favouring the capitalist class. The other state governments in India are also planning to implement these draconian changes in labour laws. read more


The Crisis of Indian Capitalism

The crisis of Indian Capitalism – Part 1

The buzz created by Modi’s announcement of 20 lakh crore*/** package didn’t last long. Very next day after the theatricality of announcing meagre contents of the package in 5 tranches to make it appear bigger was done on 17th May, the stock market crashed by 1000 points. Many articles and commentators have thoroughly exposed the package which is nothing but a hodgepodge of many irrelevant announcements meant to deliver an aggregated amount of 20 lakh crore. */** read more


India: Fighting the curse of capitalism and coronavirus

As is the case the world over, the coronavirus crisis has exposed all the inadequacies, incapacities, and the insoluble contradictions of India’s capitalist state. In popular terminology, India is labelled a “democracy” because the world’s ruling class wants people to believe that their system is thriving and going forward in every corner of the globe.
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ಒಗ್ಗೂಡಿದ ಕಾರ್ಮಿಕರ ಹೋರಾಟಕ್ಕೆ ಸೋಲೆಂಬುದಿಲ್ಲ!


ಭಾರತದ ಶ್ರಮಜೀವಿಗಳು ಮತ್ತೊಮ್ಮೆ ಸಾರ್ವತ್ರಿಕ ಮುಷ್ಕರದ ಮೂಲಕ ಈ ದೇಶದ ಬಂಡವಾಳಶಾಹಿ ಆಡಳಿತ ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆಯ ವಿರುದ್ಧ ತಮ್ಮ ಆಕ್ರೋಶವನ್ನು ವ್ಯಕ್ತಪಡಿಸಲು ಬೀದಿಗಿಳಿದಿದ್ದಾರೆ. “ಸುಧಾರಣೆಗಳು” ಎಂಬ ಮೋಸದ ಶೀರ್ಷಿಕೆಯಡಿ ಜಾರಿಯಾದ ನವ ಉದಾರೀಕರಣ ನೀತಿಗಳು, ಅಂದಿನಿಂದ ಇಂದಿನವರೆಗೂ ಈ ದೇಶದ ಮತ್ತು ವಿದೇಶದ ಬಂಡವಾಳಿಗರ ಗುಲಾಮಗಿರಿ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಾ ಭಾರತದ ೯೯% ಜನರ ಆರ್ಥಿಕ, ಸಾಮಾಜಿಕ ಮತ್ತು ರಾಜಕೀಯ ಸ್ಥಿತಿಗತಿಗಳನ್ನು ಅಧೋಗತಿ ಮುಟ್ಟಿಸಿವೆ. ಕಳೆದ ಎರಡುವರೆ ದಶಕಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ೧೯ನೇ ಬಾರಿ ನಡೆಯುತ್ತಿರುವ ಈ ಜನರಲ್‌ ಸ್ಟ್ರೈಕ್‌, ದೊಡ್ಡ ಬಂಡವಾಳಿಗರ ಈ ಸಂಚನ್ನು ನಿರ್ಣಾಯಕವಾಗಿ ಹಿಮ್ಮೆಟ್ಟಲು ಕಾರ್ಮಿಕ ಜನಸ್ತೋಮವನ್ನು ಅಣಿಗೊಳಿಸಿದೆ. read more


Scrap CAA-Stop NRC- NPR No way, No Way!

In the past two weeks, since the Citizens Amendment Act (CAA) was rushed through the Indian Parliament, there has been a massive eruption of anger and dismay. The agitation and mass protests across India are unprecedented and spreading like wildfire. The machinery of state is in disarray; the police in several states have no idea what to do and are resorting to brutal violence against the predominantly youthful protesters. Bans on demonstrations are being defied. read more