Analysis

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

Analysis

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

Analysis

ಲೋಕಸಭಾ ಚುನಾವಣೆ-2019

ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಪ್ರಗತಿಪರತೆ ವಿಫಲವಾದದ್ದೆಲ್ಲಿ?

ಕಳೆದ ತಿಂಗಳು ಹೊರಬಿದ್ದ 2019ರ ಲೋಕಸಭಾ ಚುನಾವಣಾ ಫಲಿತಾಂಶ ಇಂದಿಗೂ ಚರ್ಚೆಯಲ್ಲಿದೆ. ದೇಶದ ಇತರೆ ರಾಜ್ಯಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಕಂಡು ಬಂದ ಫಲಿತಾಂಶಗಳಿಗಿಂತ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕವೂ ಸೇರಿದಂತೆ ದಕ್ಷಿಣ ರಾಜ್ಯಗಳ ಫಲಿತಾಂಶಗಳು, ಬಹುತೇಕ ರಾಜಕೀಯ ಪಂಡಿತರನ್ನು ಅಚ್ಚರಿಗೊಳಿಸಿದ್ದು ಸುಳ್ಳಲ್ಲ. read more

Analysis

Modi victory underlines need for real socialist fight-back

Macho Nationalism v/s Fragile Democracy

 Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and his party have scored a second general election victory. It has stunned pundits and political analysts across the board. Given the tumultuous period of the last five years under Modi’s style of governance, it was expected that at these 2019 elections the BJP would find it difficult to sell its divisive ‘saffron’ agenda based on reactionary Hindutva ideology.

Of the 900 million electorate across India, voters have in fact boosted their support for the BJP to 38 per cent, resulting in 303 seats, compared with 31 per cent of the popular vote in 2014 and the 282 seats.

Unprecedentedly, the BJP has got more than half of the votes polled in at least 13 states – 69 per cent in Himachal Pradesh, 62 per cent in Gujarat, 60 per cent in Uttarakhand, 58.5 per cent in Rajasthan, 58 per cent in Madhya Pradesh, 58 per cent in Haryana, 57 per cent in Delhi, 51.4 per cent in Karnataka, 51 per cent in Uttar Pradesh and 51 per cent in Jharkhand.

Narendra Modi is the first prime minister to return to power winning a bigger vote share for the party and enjoying a full single-party majority in the Lok Sabha parliament since Jawaharlal Nehru’s victory in 1957! Back then, Nehru’s Congress improved its vote share by 2.79 percentage points over its 1951-52 polls.

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Analysis

General election shows crying need for independent socialist alternative


The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may suffer from memory loss, but we the people – the ruled – unfortunately have very strong memories. The last five years of Modi’s abhorrently casteist, brutally capitalist and cut-throat communal regime have rammed home clearly: how not to govern a country of 1.34 billion people. It is nevertheless hard to believe the cacophony with which the rich and powerful, and even the middle classes, are rooting for Modi’s return to power. read more