Category Archives: Karnataka

Bangalore Spoke For Gaza

DSCF5714The following is Thank You Note from Jagadish G Chandra (New Socialist Alternative CWI-India) on behalf of People’s Solidarity Concerns – Bangalore.

Dear Comrades, Friends, Brothers, Sisters, Young & Elderly- Muslims, Hindus, Christians, Daliths, Buddhists, Sikhs, Believers & non-Believers, Physically Challenged, Students, Working people, different Nationalities, Sexuality Minorities and everybody who came and made this event ‘Stop the bombing of Gaza – End Israeli state terror!’ Protest for Humanity a success, I on behalf of the @Peoples’ Solidarity Concerns-Bangalore sincerely thank you all. Yesterday evening Bangalore spoke,humanity spoke,انسانیت spoke इन्सानियत् spoke, ಮಾನವತೆ spoke,மனிதநேயம் spoke മനുഷ്യത്വം spoke- asserted itself that contrary to the “popular” perception that here in this city people are impervious and have “ye sub kuch chalta hai” attitude to what happens around them and the world.

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Protest Against Environmental Clearance to POSCO

Protest against POSCOOn 15th January, New Socialist Alternative (CWI-India) along with other pro- people organizations protested at Town hall in Bangalore, under the banner of People’s solidarity concerns- Bangalore as part of National Day of Protest against POSCO. POSCO has been involved in forcible land acquisition for the project much before the recent environmental clearances were accorded. It has also been involved in acts to violently suppress the anti-POSCO struggle through every unconstitutional and illegal means, from hiring criminal elements to intimidation and murder of local activists spearheading the movement, exposing the extent to which they are willing to bypass the law to bulldoze their way through.

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Release Wu Guijun Solidarity Protest – Bangalore

As part of the International day of Solidarity action by the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) for the release of the Chinese worker – Wu Guijun, the New Socialist Alternative (CWI-India) held a solidarity protest at Town Hall in Bangalore. About 30 people attended the protest which included students and activists. We also brought out over 10 posters both in English and Kannada.

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Protest Against Narendra Dabholkar’s Murder

To protest against the open daylight murder of the rationalist – Narendra Dabholkar in Pune (Maharashtra), New Socialist Alternative (CWI-India) along with various other progressive political grouping under the banner of the Peoples’ Solidarity Concerns – Bangalore staged a protest at Town Hall in Bangalore on 26th Aug. The protesters also condemned the attack on the students of FTII{{1}} and KKM{{2}} activists in Pune by BJP/ RSS{{3}} student wing – ABVP{{4}}. More than 100 people turned up for the protest.

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New Socialist Alternative Intervention- May Day 2013

Bangalore

On May Day 2013, New Socialist Alternative – Bangalore Branch (CWI-India) and members of the May 17 Movement intervened with a Kannada leaflet by trying to reach out to the working people across the city.

Our leaflet highlighted the growing disparity between the working people and the elite, which is no better than it was 65 years before independence. The income gap between the CEO’s of companies and Lok Sabha members as against the 836 million people of India who earn not more than Rs.20 a day is something that the Indian ruling class wish to simply brush aside.

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