The Bank workers of India are going on a one day strike at an all India level on 22 August ‘17, this collective action comes at a crucial juncture of India’s political, economic and social life. In fact this is the second time (the first one was February ‘17) since Demonetisation that the Bank workers have declared their defiance against economic policies of NDA/BJP regime led by Modi.
In last two years, cow politics has been turned into a burning issue by the ruling BJP. Recent ban by central government on sale of cattle in animal markets for slaughter has further polarised the issue. While farming community in the country is in acute crisis as reflected by recent agitations across multiple states, hindutva forces are turning more violent in the name of protecting ‘the holy cow’.
New Socialist Alternative, in solidarity with our counterpart Socialist Alternative in the US and Committee for a Workers International worldwide, is in the forefront of organizing and mobilizing forces for the #ResistTrump in cities across the world. We fervently appeal to the trade unions, left forces, Dalit & Adivasi militant organizations, women’s group, student & youth organizations, oppressed minorities to join us in resisting Trump and be prepared for the future struggles that will ensue. Please click on the image below to download the leaflet.
The tyranny of Modi’s regime have brought untold miseries, deaths and uncertainties to the already languishing millions and millions of people in India. The ‘so called’ demonetisation of the 86% of the currency in use, has virtually brought the economy into a stand still, with more than 100 million people queuing up the banks and ATM’s everyday and more than 100 million working people particularly in the informal sectors losing their subsistence. This crude authoritarian gimmick of Modi has failed, it has failed the people and it failed hopelessly!