Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Tunisia: Meeting supporting political prisoners George Ibrahim Abdallah and prof G.N. Saibaba

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Last saturday a meeting organized by Ligue Lutte Jeunes (Youth League Struggle), a revolutionary tunisian organisation, took place with the presence of the Tunisian Committee for the Liberation of Georges Ibrahim Abdallah and the International Comitee Supporting People’s War in India.
The meeting under the name of “The day of the revolutionary prisoner” was organized as a part of the preparatory works for the national convention of Ligue Lutte Jeunes that will take place the next 15-16-17 of March.

Here the text of the International Comitee Supporting People’s War in India speech:
The Indian revolution has its roots in the revolt of the farmers of Naxalbari in 1967, when for the first time the peasants occupied the lands of the landowners who were supported by the government and by the revisionist CPI (Marxist).
From that moment the revolutionaries within that party rebelled against their own direction, supported the peasant movement and finally founded a new party the CPI (m-l).
Despite the formal independence of this great country by the British Empire in 1947
India is still a semi-colonial and semi-feudal country even if in the big cities the working class becomes more and more numerous and active. The PCI (m-1) then decided to continue the New Democracy revolution through the strategy of the People’s War. organizing the peasants and tribal peoples in the countryside and in the forests, building the embryos of the new power with the aim of encircling the cities from the countryside.
After several splits and subsequent mergers, since 2004 the CPI (m) is founded managing to unite all the main revolutionary experiences that over the years had joined the GP.

India is a huge country, about 1 billion and 200 million people, there are over 20 official languages and thousands of dialects, so there are several nationalities oppressed by the central government and tribal people who are formally citizens of the “biggest democracy” of the world suffer severe discrimination, are driven from their lands that are given to multinational companies to exploit the rich national resources of the country. imperialism has therefore never stopped controlling the country economically through the local government in the hands of the comprador bourgeoisie in business with imperialism itself.
Women are also the subject of serious discrimination and in recent years there have been serious cases of rapes and killings that are becoming more numerous.
The CPI (m) then organizes all these sectors of society in the EGPL and FDR in the GP.
Currently the revolutionary forces control large areas called Compact Revolutionaries Zones and the bourgeois Red Corridor, to get an idea, the area in which the revolution develops is in around 15 states out of 29 and in the areas liberated by the PCI (m) in which there is no more the presence of the old State, there are about 60 million people already self-governing in an embryonic way: the peasants are owners of the land that they cultivate, there are schools, hospitals and popular courts. Popular militias have been established to defend villages from police attacks. Instead the EGPL, takes care to carry forward the revolutions through the guerrilla war.
A few years ago, the Indian Prime Minister described the Maoists as “the biggest internal security treath” by launching the Green Hunt operation, a real war against the people. With the use of paramilitary forces, the government to allow the multinationals to exploit the resources, razed entire villages, killed and raped, began to use increasingly sophisticated weapons even with the support of the Zionist entity, expert in the war against the Palestinian people, with whom various military and arms sales agreements have been signed.
We can state that the New Democratic Revolution in India is the biggest revolution in the world in progress. Directed by the largest revolutionary party, with a strong guerrilla army of tens of thousands of fighters and mass organizations (trade unions, women, students, etc.) with millions of adherents in the countryside and in the cities. The victory of this revolution would represent a major blow to imperialism and a great hope for all oppressed peoples and workers all over the world.
But since the operation GH has intensified selective killings of revolutionaries have been carried forward and tried to silence the democratic movement in the big cities that denounces the genocidal operation of the government.
This is why the International Committee for Supporting the Popular Indian War was founded with national committees in different countries: Italy, France, the Spanish State, Germany, Austria, Holland, Ireland, England, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Serbia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador , Mexico, USA, Canada, Sri Lanka and Tunisia.
The aim of the committees is to denounce internationally the fascist and repressive nature of the Indian government and the GH operation, to denounce that India is not at all the “greatest democracy in the world” but the largest prison of peoples as the comrades say.
Secondly, the committee supports the strategy of the People’s War in India: in all the countries there can be no real change in the living conditions of the popular masses without the conquest of political power and this can happen through the conscious organization of the “armed sea of the masses “against any pious electoral and pacifist illusion. In other words it is necessary to build the necessary tools:
a revolutionary party, a united front of the oppressed social classes, and a popular armed force to face the equally organized enemy. It is a contradiction to speak of “democracy” when there is a police state that accuses terrorists of rebelling for their rights, which arrests sincerely democratic activists because they criticize the government and allow religious extremists to organize themselves, against all this. The answer is the New Democratic Revolution carried out with the strategy of the People’s War.
The individual national committees conduct different and varied activities according to specific national conditions and their composition. They range from assemblies like these, to demonstrations in front of the Indian embassies (as we do here for George Ibrahim Abdallah) to solidarity petitions signed by workers and students, to writings on the walls, to large demonstrations of peasants as happened in Brazil. Similar activities have also been done here in Tunisia, the Jemna peasant movement by the mouth of Taher Tahri has already expressed solidarity and even Ridha Barkati has done the same by recently renewing his support for the Indian revolution.
In the coming months, the Committee will conduct an international campaign for the release of all Indian political prisoners (about 10 million) and in particular three symbolic prisoners: Saibaba, Ajith and Kobadh Ghandi.
Saibaba’s case is very emblematic: he is an english university professor in the University of New Delhi. As a prof. He organized several meetings criticizing the atrocities of the Operation Green Hunt inside and outside the university. For this reason he was arrested with the charge of terrorism and he was already sentenced to life prison! You must know that Prof. G;N; Saibaba is 90% disabled and he is on a weelchair.
Among these political prisoners there are also many metal workers who went on strike and were accused by the government of belonging to the PCI (M) and also many students who denounced Operation Green Hunt as a genocide proving that it is not at an “anti-terrorist struggle”.
The campaign will take the name of “Spring Thunder” and will take place in the above-mentioned countries during the months of April and May with various activities and, where possible, events will be organized under the Indian embassies to demand the immediate release of Indian political prisoners. We hope that this assembly can lay the foundations for strengthening this important international campaign also in Tunisia.

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