Millions and millions of people in Tamil Nadu are heavy heartedly grieving over the death of the young student Anitha. There is a general feeling of an unbearable loss particularly amongst those who supported Anitha’s fight against the system over the NEET exams! Many lost a sister, a daughter, a family member with Anitha’s tragic death. Spontaneous protests are erupting everywhere regardless of very high police alert show the outrage amongst the people in general. Students, activists and young workers are all in a combat mood against the system right now.
On 25th August 2017 afternoon, a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Panchkula, Haryana – delivered its verdict in a 2002 sexual assault case of two female disciples of Dera Sacha Sauda (DSS). The religious leader of the Dera – Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, was convicted of rape. The aftermath of the judgement triggered massive rioting across North India in which around 38 people were killed, 300 injured and 500 arrested. Obviously the tremors of this incident could be felt a lot earlier. But it was the utter shameful and callous administration of the Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar – that failed miserably to take sufficient precautionary measures to contain the rioting by the Dera followers and to safeguard the public.
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.
The following article is an analysis of the latest situation in China, put out by the co-thinkers of New Socialist Alternative (CWI-India). Many leftists belonging to various Communist parties in this country (India) still believe and argue that China despite its blatant Capitalism and unspeakable brutal exploitation of workers and national minorities continues to be SOCIALIST & COMMUNIST just because the regime is headed by the CCP with the Communist imagery of Hammer and Sickle.
The following leaflet is an English translation of the Marathi leaflet on the recent adoption of GST in India
Who pays GST?
GST is Goods and Service Tax. Who in reality pays this tax? Industrialist, Traders or we, the working class? GST is an
Indirect tax which is paid by us all. We pay indirect taxes on each and every Goods and services; not just once but daily, every time we purchase something. Right from toothpaste, toothbrush, matchbox, school bags, to mobile bills. We pay a whooping amount of 8.5 lacs crore each year by means of such indirect tax.