Info- call- plan of ICSPWI for Spring Thunder Tour
International Committee to Support the People's War in India proposed
Thunder Tour -
a series of coordinated initiatives in various countries for
information and support to the people's war in India – currently
the largest armed struggle of the masses in the world - in the 2nd
most populated country in the world, that affects a “red corridor”
of Indian states, with about 100 million inhabitants, led by the
Communist Party of India (Maoist).
countries reached by the call for the campaign are, in Europe, Italy,
France, Galicia, Spain, Austria, Germany, Greece, Turkey, Great
Britain, Holland, Belgium, Portugal, Norway, Sweden; outside Europe,
in Northern America USA, Canada; in Latin America: Brazil, Colombia,
Chile, Mexico, Ecuador, Bolivia , Panama; in Asia: the Philippines,
Nepal, Bangladesh, Manipur, Sry Lanka, Afghanistan, Pakistan; in the
Middle East/Maghreb: Tunisia. Other countries may be added during the
was called Spring Thunder Tour because Spring
armed peasant uprising in Naxalbari, whose 50th
anniversary occurred in 2017.
and articulation of that is the campaign is against the Operation
Green Hunt - gigantic and protracted repressive and annihilation
general offensive against the armed struggle and mass struggles
launched by the Indian state, today led by the Modi’s fascist
Hindutva regime. As part of this operation, at its third phase, there
are massacres, deportations of populations, devastation, mass rapes
and huge and repeated waves of arrests, disappearances, affecting
cities and countryside, universities and mass movements with
systematic violation of human rights.
results in 10,000 political prisoners, including some
prominentscholars, such as Professor Saibaba, intellectuals, artists,
lawyers, student leaders and of course some prestigious Maoist
leaders such as Kobad Gandhi, Ajith and others.
Europe on the issue of the political prisoners and Dr. Saibaba there
is also a democratic mobilization and specific pressures on the
European Parliament and European governments.
the launch of the campaign to now, in some countries there are
confirmed joinings, in other discussions that have not yet been
the International Committee is not yet in condition to define the
timetable for the Tour,
in any case in May / June will start from some countries – first
Italy - and will last throughout the 2018. At the end of the year, an
international meeting of the forces in movement will make further
campaign includes initiatives and actions also towards the Indian
multinationals present in the different countries and the war
industries involved in relationships with the Indian government.
course the latter are related to the struggles of the workers in
India and repressions against them, above all the story of the Maruti
Suzuki workers, the mass repression and sentence to life imprisonment
for 13 workers.
regards the specific democratic campaign towards the European
Parliament, after a meeting already held in January, an ad-hoc
committee - India Solidarity Committee – has been promoted , that
with petitions and publications will reach many countries and also
the political forces present in the European Parliament, as well as
embassies, consulates, economic and cultural institutions related to
campaign will continue until the next European Parliament elections,
scheduled the next year. For all this work, the reference is