Friday, November 28, 2014

editorial of People's March October-December 2014 Modi’s haste and an anniversary.

Modi is reputed to be a workaholic. He has proved that and even more.

There has never been such a systematic opening up of the country to
imperialism, so quickly and so widely, as seen in the few months he has been
in office. Defence, insurance, resources - everything is up for sale. The
man is in a hurry.This wholesale sell-out is packaged as making India a
powerful country.

One would assume that this calls for developing the capacities of its
people, of utilising its resources to become self-reliant. Modi and his RSS
mentors have a totally different take. For them, 'making India' is 'make in
India', an invitation for all imperialists and whoever has capital to come,
exploit its labour and

plunder its resources. There can be nothing more demonstrative of the
comprador character of the Sangh Parivar, the hollowness of its nationalism,
than this slogan. They will gladly sell their Bharat Mata to the highest

Their aggressive Brahmanical Hindu fascism serves this aim. It props up an
ugly chauvinism that hides the reality of dependence, divides the people and
attacks all who resist.

While the extremities of the Sangh Parivar are particular to it, dependence
on imperialism and the privileging of Brahmanic Hinduism are attributes
common to all sections of the Indian ruling classes. The resolution to the
situation the country finds itself in must be sought outside their system.

That is where the second part of our title, the anniversary, comes in. It
refers to the 10 th anniversary of the CPI (Maoist). This is an important
occasion. It marks a decade of the formation of a single directing centre
for the Indian revolution through the merger of its two main streams. The
new democratic revolution

led by this party, carried forward through a protracted people's war waged
by the People's Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA), is the only way out for

The future it holds up is already being concretised in the new society and
new state being built in the guerrilla bases in Central and Eastern India.
It is one in which the people are the masters of their destiny, their
surroundings and the rich resources of the land. This is something that can
truly claim to being made

in India, with the blood and tears of its people.

It is no wonder then that this revolution becomes the biggest threat for the
Indian ruling classes and the imperialists. Modi starts off from where
Manmohan Singh's 'war on people' had reached, now with more brutal force,
accompanied by the Sangh Parivar's fascism. Its true intentions are now more
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battalions of para-military are being sent to Chhattisgarh alone to destroy
people's power and their PLGA, in order to ensure that all obstacles to the
plunder of resources are removed.

We must defend and strengthen this revolution, we must defend and strengthen
the party leading it.

Remembering Socialist China,1949-1976 - a book

59 coverNo.s 59 & 60:
Remembering Socialist China,

“On October 1, 1949, at Tienanmen Square, Mao Zedong proclaimed the creation of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). ... It is to mark the 65th anniversary of that proclamation in Tienanmen Square, and the 27 years of socialist China that followed it, that we are bringing out this special issue. Innumerable books have been written on that period by scholars from around the world. Many of these writings are outstanding, and worth returning to in order to better understand that experience. Our intention is not to duplicate those efforts. The aim of this special issue is to bring out the voices of China’s ordinary people that, once again, cannot be heard.”

India - demo students

Rearresting and harassing political prisoners under false charges

India - Sanhati condemns Rearresting and harassing political prisoners under false charges

November 26, 2014
Narayan Sanyal, an octogenarian political prisoner, who got released recently after nine years in jail was again detained on his way to Giridih in Jharkhand for a court appearance. On the morning of November 24, Narayan Sanyal flew from Dumdum airport in Kolkata to Ranchi, and then appeared in court in Hazaribagh. While travelling from there to Giridih by road, accompanied by Mrs. Sulochana, president of Dhanbad Domestic Workers Union and Ravindra Yadav, his lawyer’s munshi, he was detained and taken to Dhanwar police station and then to Giridih police station. Narayan Sanyal was released late in the night after several hours of interrogation. The police also beat up Ravindra Yadav, the munshi, without any reason. There were two women in the group but there wasn’t a single policewoman when they were detained by the police.
Rearresting and harassing political prisoners under false charges, even when they are out on bail or acquitted of charges, has become a common phenomenon in India. It is a mockery of justice and democracy that a group of people who are on their way from one court to another to appear in a case can be picked up by the police and detained without any charges. It is clear that the government is giving police and other security agencies free hand in neutralizing all dissenting political voices. It is to be noted that thousands of political prisoners — tribals from Chhattisgarh, Muslim youth from Kashmir, workers from Haryana, academics from Delhi, and people from all walks of life — are languishing in Indian jails for their political beliefs and actions. Many of them are incarcerated for years without trials, many are arrested and tried repeatedly, and finally by the time they are acquitted they have spent decades in prison. The truth is that the ruling one percent want to silence dissenting voices from the society at large because they fear that even a spark somewhere can burn down their reign of exploitation and injustice.
Sanhati condemns such acts and demands
  1. An end to the impunity of police and security forces, which get away with arresting/harassing thousands of people under false charges and then imprisoning them for prolonged periods.
  2. The repeal of the draconian laws that criminalize political dissent.
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Maoists hold memorial meeting in Agency


Ahead of the PLGA week commencing on December 2, the banned CPI (Maoist) held a meeting on the border with Odisha in Visakha Agency on Thursday to pay homage to its district committee member Sharath and militia member P. Ganapathi who were killed in an attack by the people near Korukonda shandy on October 19 and repeated its warning that it would not spare Simhachalam who escaped from the Maoist attack and 19 villagers who attacked the party men at the behest of the police. While Sharath and Ganapathi were clobbered to death, another militia member Korra Nageswara Rao who was dumped in a nearby stream believing that he was also killed due to thrashing, survived and talked to the media during the meeting.
Nageswara Rao said Simhachalam provoked his people to attack Sharath and others while being taken to a praja court. Congress and Telugu Desam were following same policy towards bauxite mining and keen to take up mining in spite of protests from Girijans of Visakha Agency, he said. The meeting for which people from 33 villages under Balapam Gram Panchayat were asked to attend by the Maoists as if to show that their influence over the area has not diminished, was addressed by party’s east division secretary Kailasam while many top leaders of State rank were also present. More than a hundred party functionaries of all cadres were present, according to information received here.

Maoist political prisoners respond to Harsh Thakor’s obituary of Sushil Roy

Harsh Thakor’s tribute to Sushil Roy, one of the tallest leaders of Indian revolutionary movement (Frontier, July 27-Aug 2, 2014) is laudable. But it doesn’t reflect the actual situation the united Maoist movement has been in for quite some years. As Harsh Thakor has raised some issues in the name of Sushil Roy they need some clarifications. The issues related to the so-called weaknesses of CPI(ML) Party Unity concerning peasant association squads etc. and also with regard to the ‘watertight discipline prior to 2004 etc.’ deserve serious scrutiny.
Prior to the merger of PW and MCCI in 2004 and the formation of CPI (Maoist), both the parties had maintained that there had been three main parties, in the post-Naxalbari phase—MCCI, CPI (ML)[PW] and CPI(ML)[PU], which upheld the naxalbari path and were steadfast in building armed agrarian revolutionary movement while succeeding in raising the movement to the guerilla war stage by challenging the might of the Indian state. Many other groups had backed off when they had to face the state terror, though many of them successfully led the anti-feudal struggles. Some groups like CPI(ML)-Liberation though initially carried out some attacks on the state forces did not display the political courage to advance the struggle to the stage of guerilla warfare and further and eventually left the armed path of revolution. In truth, the broad unity of the earlier mentioned three parties in carrying out armed revolution which subsequently led to the merger of CPI(ML) Party Unity and CPI(ML) [People’s War] in 1998 and then to the merger of CPI(ML)[PW] and MCCI in 2004.
The mergers took place after thoroughly making their political and organisational reviews separately within their parties and then together, and after coming to a collective understanding about the strengths and weaknesses of thirty years of practice. The experiences were synthesized in the statement of the General Secretary of CPI (Maoist) Gana-pathy, where he said that ‘the merger of the two parties does not just bring together two organizations and their numbers and thus make a quantitative leap, but it makes a qualitative leap by the synthesis of the experiences of the two great streams [CPI(ML) and MCCI] of Indian revolution’.
The synthesizing process did not stop in 2004, but it was further continued and enriched during the course of the 9th Congress (Unity Congress) of the party in 2007. Tragically, Sushil Roy was absent during the later process, as he was arrested in 2005 itself and was behind bars till 2012, by which time he was bed ridden with cancer. During the course of this synthesis and organisational review, both the positive experiences as well as the weaknesses in the functioning of MKSS, APRCS (Andhra Pradesh Rytu Coolie Sangram, AP Peasant and Labourer Association) and KKC were more thoroughly discussed, summed up, reviewed and lessons were drawn. The review has not drawn conclusions in the manner that Harsh Thakor has presented. The purpose of a review for communist revolutionaries has always been to draw lessons for future action.
The review has not foreclosed the formation of open peasant organisation outright. Depending on the objective conditions and needs, various types of peasant organisations—open, semi-open and underground, could be formed. The partial presentation of Harsh Thakor comparing the functioning of the MKSS and KKC does not, therefore, reflect the whole truth and is misleading, to say the least. Similarly his formulation that ‘from 1969 to its formation till 2004 before merging with the CPI(ML)PW, it (MCCI) maintained the structure of the party with water-tight discipline with no central committee leader arrested and no military squad liquidated’, also leads to misleading conclusions, apart from not being factually completely correct. The logical deduction will lead to the conclusion that while discipline had prevented arrests prior to 2004, loose functioning led to the arrests later. The objective assessment will lead to different conclusions. The merger of PW and MCCI and the formation of CPI (Maoist) was seen as a serious threat to the state authorities.
One should remember that the Nepal revolution was also taking giant strides at that time. Manmohan Singh declared that the Maoists posed the greatest threat to the internal security. Indian state took the formation of CPI (Maoist) very seriously and the stage had been set for hitherto unseen war on the revolutionary movement in the country. The Central government took upon itself to put down this challenge to their exploitative system with an iron fist. Intelligence agencies were vastly improved. Specialised counterinsurgency forces were raised both at the central as well as at various state levels. APSIB, the most experienced, efficient, ruthless and brutal intelligence organisation was made the nodal agency for intelligence gathering throughout India as far as Maoist movement was concerned. It was especially given the task to target the Maoist leadership.
Most of the central leadership arrested throughout India—whether it was Narayan Sanyal in Raipur, Chandramouli and R Reddy in Kerala, Kobad Ghandy in Delhi, Amitabh Bagchi in Patna, B P Singh in Kanpur, Azad in Nagpur or Patel Sudhakar Reddy in Nasik among others were picked up by the APSIB only. Some were put behind bars but most of those belonging to AP were cold bloodedly killed in the fake encounters. Sushil Roy was also arrested in 2005, in the post-2004 enhanced activation of intelligence agencies. Compared to AP, most of the other Maoist affected states including Bihar, Jharkhand and to some extent Bengal did not have as highly trained intelligence agency as APSIB and highly trained counterinsurgency force like Grey Hounds. The communications and co-ordination were also not developed so much. One has also to take this factor into consideration, while assessing the reasons for the losses. It is also a tragic fact that the Maoist Party has so far been unable to prevent the arrest of its top leadership outside the guerilla zones, in spite of its best efforts. The party has been striving to revise suitable methods of functioning after introspecting about the short-comings in this matter and trying to plug the loose ends to prevent such serious leadership lapses, without which the revolutionary movement will be difficult to be built outside the armed struggle zones.
Akhilesh Yadav, Amith Bagchi,
B P Singh, Vijay Kumar Arya, Ravi Sharma
Vizag Central Jail, 11-08-2014
Via Frontier

India - International days of action 29-30-31 january!

29-30-31 january 2015 international days of action against Green Hunt, against Modi's fascist regime, for defending conditions and life of political prisoners, for supporting the people's war in India

tree days
29 january 

against indian factories and economic affairs bourgeosie

30 january 

against ambassades and consulates india
31 january 

meetings for supporting people's war in India

25 november 2014