Saturday, July 13, 2024

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Samsung Electronics workers strike as union voice grows in South Korea

HWASEONG, South Korea, July 8 (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics  
(005930.KS)workers began a three-day strike for better pay on Monday, with their union pointing to further action should South Korea's biggest conglomerate continue to fall short of its demands.
The National Samsung Electronics Union (NSEU), whose roughly 30,000 members make up almost a quarter of the firm's South Korean workforce, also wants an extra day of annual leave for unionised workers and changes to the employee bonus system.
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Low participation and automated production means the strike is unlikely to have a significant impact on output at the world's biggest memory chipmaker, analysts said. Still, it signals a decline in staff morale at a pivotal point in the chip industry as tech firms embrace artificial intelligence.
The union's first industrial action last month involved coordinating annual leave to stage a mass walkout, which Samsung said had no impact on business activity. The firm said on Monday there was no disruption in production.

The union, which did not disclose last month's strike participation levels, said 6,540 workers will be striking this week, mostly at manufacturing sites and in product development. It said the strike includes workers who monitor automated production lines and equipment so operations could be affected.
Union officials said about 3,000 strikers attended a rally in the rain near Samsung's headquarters in Hwaseong, south of Seoul.
Union president Son Woo-mok disputed media reports of low participation, telling Reuters that the five-year-old union did not have enough time to educate members about the issues.
"Education about labour unions ... has not been enough. But I don't think this participation is low because our union is still young compared to other unions," he said.
Item 1 of 5 The National Samsung Electronics Union (NSEU) workers hold placards during a general strike to disrupt production between July 8 and 10, in front of the Samsung Electronics Nano City Hwaseong Campus in Hwaseong, South Korea, July 8, 2024. REUTERS/Kim Soo-hyeon
Lee Hyun-kuk, the union's vice president, said there could be further strikes if Samsung does not improve its proposals.
Samsung's proposals include flexibility in pay and annual leave conditions but do not meet union demands of increased pay and leave, Lee told Reuters.
Union officials also want equality in the bonus system. They said bonuses for rank-and-file workers are calculated by deducting the cost of capital from operating profit, whereas those for executives are based on personal performance goals.
"I was telling people that I was proud to work at Samsung, but the truth is I am not," said Park Jun-ha, 20, an engineer at Samsung's chip packaging lines who joined the firm in January, adding that he was not satisfied with its "opaque" bonus scheme.
The union's membership has grown since Samsung pledged in 2020 to stop discouraging organised labour. Its growing voice is demanding attention just as Samsung struggles to navigate competition in chips used for artificial intelligence (AI) applications, analysts said.
Samsung's share price performance has lagged compatriot chip rival SK Hynix  
(000660.KS), with union officials blaming Samsung's AI woe on slow development in high bandwidth memory (HBM) chips that are in high demand for use in AI processors.
Even so, Samsung estimated a more than 15-fold rise in second-quarter operating profit on Friday, as rebounding chip prices driven by the AI boom lifted earnings from the year prior's low comparison base.
Its share price was up 0.2% in afternoon trade on Monday after rising as much as 1.72% earlier in the session to its highest since January 2021. Last week, it jumped 6.9% on preliminary quarterly earnings that exceeded analyst estimates.

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Reporting by Heekyong Yang; Additional reporting by Jihoon Lee; Writing by Ju-min Park; Editing by Jamie Freed, Christopher Cushing and Kim Coghill

https://www.reuters.com/technology/samsung-workers-union-south-korea-kicks-off-three-day-strike-2024-07-08




Di Heekyong Yang

8 luglio 2024

HWASEONG, Corea del Sud, 8 luglio (Reuters) – Lunedì 8 giugno i lavoratori di Samsung Electronics hanno iniziato uno sciopero di tre giorni per ottenere un salario migliore, con il sindacato National Samsung Electronics Union (NSEU), che punta a ulteriori azioni se il più grande conglomerato della Corea del Sud continuerà a non soddisfare le richieste avanzate.

Il National Samsung Electronics Union, i cui circa 30.000 membri rappresentano quasi un quarto della forza lavoro dell’azienda sudcoreana, chiede anche un giorno in più di ferie annuali per i lavoratori sindacalizzati e modifiche al sistema di bonus per i dipendenti.

Secondo gli analisti, la bassa partecipazione e la produzione automatizzata rendono improbabile che lo sciopero abbia un impatto significativo sulla produzione del più grande produttore di chip di memoria del mondo. Tuttavia, lo sciopero segnala un calo del morale del personale in un momento cruciale per l’industria dei chip, in cui le aziende tecnologiche stanno adottando l’intelligenza artificiale.

La prima azione sindacale si è svolta il mese scorso utilizzando in maniera coordinata le ferie annuali per organizzare una protesta di massa, che secondo Samsung non ha avuto alcun impatto sull’attività aziendale. Lunedì l’azienda ha dichiarato che non c’è stata alcuna interruzione della produzione.

Il sindacato, che non ha reso noti i livelli di partecipazione allo sciopero del mese scorso, ha dichiarato che questa settimana sciopereranno 6.540 lavoratori, coinvolti soprattutto nei siti produttivi e nello sviluppo dei prodotti. Lo sciopero comprende anche i lavoratori che controllano le linee di produzione automatizzate e le attrezzature, per cui le operazioni potrebbero essere influenzate.

I funzionari del sindacato hanno dichiarato che circa 3.000 scioperanti hanno partecipato a una manifestazione sotto la pioggia vicino alla sede della Samsung a Hwaseong, a sud di Seoul.

Il leader del sindacato Son Woo-mok ha smentito le notizie riportate dai media sulla scarsa partecipazione, dicendo alla Reuters che il sindacato, che ha cinque anni di vita, non ha avuto abbastanza tempo per educare gli iscritti sulle questioni.

“L’educazione [alla partecipazione alle iniziative dei] sindacati… non è stata sufficiente. Ma non credo che la partecipazione sia bassa perché il nostro sindacato è ancora giovane rispetto ad altri”, ha detto.

Lee Hyun-kuk, vicepresidente del sindacato, ha riferito che potrebbero esserci altri scioperi se la Samsung non farà proposte migliori per quanto riguarda la flessibilità nelle condizioni di retribuzione e ferie annuali. Queste proposte, infatti, non soddisfano le richieste del sindacato di aumentare la retribuzione e le ferie.

I funzionari del sindacato chiedono anche l’adozione di un criterio di uguaglianza nel sistema dei bonus, poiché i bonus per i lavoratori ordinari sono calcolati deducendo il costo del capitale dal profitto operativo, mentre quelli per i dirigenti si basano su obiettivi di performance personali.

“Dicevo alla gente che ero orgoglioso di lavorare alla Samsung, ma la verità è che non lo sono”, ha detto Park Jun-ha, 20 anni, ingegnere presso le linee di confezionamento di chip della Samsung, entrato in azienda a gennaio, aggiungendo di non essere soddisfatto del suo sistema di bonus “opaco”.

L’adesione al sindacato è cresciuta da quando Samsung si è impegnata nel 2020 a non scoraggiare più la sindacalizzazione dei lavoratori, che richiedono a gran voce attenzione [sulle condizioni di lavoro] proprio mentre Samsung si sta sforzando di superare la concorrenza nei chip utilizzati per le applicazioni di intelligenza artificiale (AI).

L’andamento del titolo Samsung è stato inferiore a quello della rivale SK Hynix, e i funzionari sindacali hanno attribuito i problemi di Samsung nell’ambito dell’intelligenza artificiale alla lentezza dello sviluppo dei chip di memoria ad alta larghezza di banda (HBM), molto richiesti per i processori AI.



Fonte: A union for almost 25% of the firm’s South Korean workers called the walkout over pay and benefits. BBC News https://search.app/2sDqzrmCRnsKvH9X9

TV5MONDE – Informations https://search.app/NXS44b6bKQdeKZiDA

Un syndicat de Samsung Electronics a déclaré ce mercredi une « grève générale illimitée à partir du 10 juillet », protestant pour obtenir des hausses de salaire…  Fonte: La Tribune https://search.app/kkACSr3XP3q5njWAA


 



Bandh Called By CPI (Maoist) Brings Life To A Halt In Kolhan Division


East Singhbhum District, July 10, 2024: The Communist Party of India (Maoist) successfully implemented a one-day bandh across Kolhan division in Jharkhand state on Wednesday. The bandh, called to protest alleged police brutality in the Kolhan-Saranda region, had wide-ranging impacts on daily life and transportation in the area.

The most dramatic incident occurred in the early hours of Wednesday when cadres of the Maoist party uprooted fish plates from the Howrah-Mumbai main railway line, forcing an immediate halt to all train movements. The sabotage to the railway line took place between 2 AM and 3 AM. Security forces rushed to the scene upon receiving information about the incident.

Cadres of the Maoist party placed a banner across the railway tracks between pole numbers 378/35A and 378/31A-35A on the third line of the Manoharpur-Jaraikela section. The banner, attributed to the CPI (Maoist) Southern Zonal Committee, called for support of the bandh and denounced what they termed a ‘police massacre’ in the Kolhan Saranda area.

Train services were disrupted for approximately five hours, from 2 AM to 6:10 AM, when security forces removed the banner and completed their investigation.

The bandh’s impact extended beyond the railways. In Manoharpur and Anandpur blocks, normal life came to a standstill as government and non-government establishments remained closed. The streets were for the most part deserted, with both long-distance and local vehicular traffic coming to a complete halt. Only essential services such as ambulances, milk supply vehicles, and those related to hospital emergencies were exempted from the bandh.

In Chaibasa, the district headquarters of West Singhbhum, long-distance bus services were suspended. The usually bustling bus stand was quiet, with rows of idle buses serving as a stark visual representation of the bandh’s effectiveness.

Law enforcement agencies, including local police, Railway Protection Force, and CRPF (CoBRA) personnel, maintained a high alert across the affected areas. Security measures were particularly stringent in the police station areas of Manoharpur, Anandpur, Jaraikela, Chotanagra, and Chidiya OP under the Manoharpur Circle.

The bandh was called by Comrade Ashok, a spokesperson for the CPI (Maoist) Southern Zonal Committee, in response to ongoing police and paramilitary operations in the forest areas of Trijunction Podahat, Kolhan, and Saranda. The Maoists allege that these operations, including ‘Operation Kagaar’ and ‘Operation Clean,’ have resulted in civilian casualties in areas such as Lovad and Lipunga.

Stop immediately operation KAGAR!

 

Stop immediately operation KAGAR!

Down with Modi-Adani Fascism!

Stand aganist the genocide of the Adivasi people of India!

Long live Marxism-Leninism-Maoism!


The Revolutionary Student-Youth Movement of Bangladesh vehemently condemns and protests Operation Kagar, an insidious campaign aimed at corporatizing and militarizing the forests of India through the genocide of innocent Adivasi communities in the name of Maoist suppression. This brutal operation, spearheaded by the hindutva fascist state, is an egregious violation of human rights and a stark reminder of the oppressive nature of state power.

Operation Kagar is not just an assault on the Adivasi people; it is an attack on the very principles of justice and equality. By targeting these indigenous communities, the state seeks to exploit their ancestral lands for corporate gain, disregarding their lives and livelihoods. This genocide is a clear manifestation of the state's role as the true enemy of the people.

In contrast, the Maoists are the defenders of the oppressed, standing in solidarity with the Adivasi people and resisting the tyranny of the state. Their struggle is a beacon of hope in the even war against the state.

We salute all those around the world who are taking a stand against Operation Kagar. Your solidarity is a powerful statement of resistance. We call upon the remaining populace to join this cause, to rise against the tyranny of the state and to fight for a future where equality and justice prevail.

Our goal is clear: to move towards socialism and communism, guided by the principles of Maoism.


Tawfika Priya 

President(Acting)

Revolutionary Student-Youth Movement (Bangladesh)

14 July 2024

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Friday, July 12, 2024

against Against Operation Kagaar


Anti-imperialists of the world, unite!

LET US UNITE AS ANTI-IMPERIALISTS OF THE WORLD AGAINST THE “OPERATION KAGAAR” OF THE REACTIONARY INDIAN STATE, LET US DEFEND THE PEOPLE’S WAR OF THE CPI (MAOIST) AND THE RESISTANCE OF THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

The CPI (Maoist) has called for international solidarity and protest and declared July 1, 2024 as “World Day of Protest against Operation Kagaar”. As the Coordination Committee of the Anti-Imperialist League, we call upon all anti-imperialists of the world to protest against Operation Kagaar of the reactionary Indian State and to show solidarity with the indigenous peoples and the CPI (Maoist) who are being subjected to these attacks.

The reactionary Indian State is continuing its anti-people operations against the poor peoples of India with the aggression created by the failed attempt to put an end to the People’s War of the CPI (Maoist). The CPI (Maoist) had called for solidarity with the international anti-imperialist, anti-fascist and revolutionary forces when the “Operation Kagaar” of the reactionary Indian State began. The CPI (Maoist) call for solidarity was responded with various activities and protests by anti-imperialist, progressive and revolutionary forces in different parts of the world. The International Communist League, the Communist Party of the Philippines, Communist Party of Turkey/ Marxist-Leninist, the International Committee to Support the People’s War in India (ICSWPI) and several revolutionary organizations have issued statements and carried out actions against the ongoing aggression and massacres by the reactionary Indian State under Operation Kagaar. The protests and support demonstrations continue in different countries of the world.

The Brahmanical Hindutva fascism and the racist aggression of the Modi government have further deteriorated the living conditions of the indigenous peoples, the poor peasants and the lower castes in India, where the bourgeois-feudal reaction persists as an institutional form of rule in every respect. The Indian comprador bureaucratic capitalists and landlords are lackeys of the imperialist monopolies. The Indian ruling classes, who clear the way for the imperialist monopolies, particularly the US and British imperialists, to brutally exploit and plunder India’s natural resources and labor, are being marketed internationally as one of the largest democracies in the world with military and political support of the imperialists thanks to this subjugation.

While the ruling classes of the Indian State, a semi-colony of the imperialist States and one of the most deeply entrenched social and political examples of semi-feudal rule, are striving to further entrench the bourgeois-feudal structure, they are simultaneously waging constant terrorist operations against the forces of the CPI (Maoist) who are waging the People’s War for democratic people’s power and against the indigenous peoples who are the mass force of the People’s War. While the visible face of the counter-revolutionary aggression like “Operation Kagaar” is aimed at the annihilation of the CPI (Maoist), the other face is the appropriation of the land of the indigenous peoples by the Indian ruling classes and the imperialist monopolies with the “legitimacy” they give to these operations. In particular, massacres of indigenous peoples in the Dandakaranya region of India are being perpetrated by official and paramilitary forces of the State. Public opinion attempts to legitimize these massacres under the guise of “fighting terrorism” by portraying the murdered indigenous civilians as CPI (Maoist) guerrilla fighters. Many indigenous people have already been massacred in this way as part of “Operation Kagaar”.

Despite the brutal terror and manipulation they are attempting, the Indian reaction and their imperialist masters can neither legitimize their massacres and aggression nor prevent the development of the CPI(Maoist) People’s War. The cadres of the CPI (Maoist), the militants, the guerrillas of the PLGA and the indigenous peoples of India are struggling against these counter-revolutionary terrorist operations, even if they lose their lives in the process. All the anti-imperialist forces of the world must join this struggle and show solidarity with the CPI (Maoist) People’s War.

THE “OPERATION KAGAAR” IS THE LEGITIMIZATION OF THE MASSACRE AND PLUNDER OF THE LAND OF THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE BY THE RULING CLASSES IN INDIA!

LET US BUILD THE INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY OF THE ANTI-IMPERIALIST FORCES AGAINST THE COUNTER- REVOLUTIONARY “OPERATION KAGAAR”!

LET’S SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S WAR OF THE CPI (MAOIST)!

AIL Statement

INDIA: End Operation Kagar, which aims to corporatize and militarize the forests through Adivasi genocide.



End Operation Kagar, which aims to corporatize and militarize the forests through Adivasi genocide.

Immediately end aerial and mortar shell attacks targeting civilians in Bastar. Stop indiscriminate use of force and loss of innocent lives by halting military operations against unarmed civilians.


Form a special committee headed by a retired Supreme Court judge to conduct a comprehensive and impartial investigation into the severe genocide occurring in the Bastar region.


Charge the military with war crimes for violating international human rights standards, the human rights provided by the Indian Constitution, and take exemplary actions.


The Indian government is not only violating its own constitution, the Geneva Convention principles, and human rights declarations, but also waging war against its own people.


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Sending Mass Petition to the President of India


From July 15 to August 03

Signature Collection Campaign and protest meetings

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MANUSHYAVAKASHA BAHUJANA KOOTTAYMA -KERALA

മനുഷ്യാവകാശ ബഹുജന കൂട്ടായ്മ

INDIA – FACAM on the fake encounter and arrests of Adivasi peasants in Usur, Bijapur




FACAM Statement on the Fake Encounter Killing of 4 Adivasi Peasants in the Ghamandi Forest and the Arrests of 90 Adivasi Peasants in Usur, Bijapur 

10th July, 2024

With the beginning of this month, the state yet again unleashes its attack on the Adivasi peasantry with the killing of 4 Adivasi peasants and arrests of about 90 Adivasi peasants after red tagging them. It continues its genocidal attack on Adivasi. On 3rd of July, as part of the “Maad Bachao Andolan” operation of the paramilitary, ironically the name used by mass movements in Abujhmad to oppose genocidal military operation, big combing operations have been launched to displace the Maoists from the hills of Chattisgarh where they have set up their bases. During one such combing operation, four villagers were killed by the paramilitary forces in the Ghamandi forests of Narayanpur district. According to the police, these individuals were members of the People’s Liberation Guerilla Army’s (PLGA) CC protection squad, that is, these are PLGA fighters who protect the central committee of the Maoist party. According to the security forces, the killed individuals fired at the paramilitary, who asked them to surrender, and the paramilitary killed them in exchange of fire, after multiple IED explosions and several hours of cross firing had happened. However, the reality is not even vaguely similar to the claims made by the paramilitary. 

According to the villagers, in the nearby Kokameta village, the paramilitary arrived and started randomly firing at the village and in another part of the area in the forest. The firing continued from morning to evening. The villagers started running helter skelter in fear when this started happening. The paramilitary started physically attacking the villagers. Five of the villagers were injured because of this. Four of the villagers, Kondha, Ghasi, Edma and Manglu were shot at by the paramilitary. Manglu was an Adivasi peasant whose family depended on his agricultural work. He was living with his family in the village and was an Adivasi peasant and not a Maoist. In fact he was in his house, and when the firing happened, in fear, he started running away. He was shot dead by the paramilitary then. Manglu’s mother and wife also asserted the same thing. Ghasi and  Konda were also living in the village with their family. This raises a serious doubt on  the paramilitary’s claim that the slain were maoists. This doubt gets further strengthened by a statement of the Maad division committee of the CPI(Maoist). They have alleged that five Adivasi peasants have been killed and six villagers were injured in the attack. These claims hold water as the Maoists have been known to accept the loss of their cadres and giving them homage. One such example is that  when the Chotebetiya encounter happened in the Maad region, the Maoists declared that all the people that were killed were members of their organizations, albeit alleging that half of them were killed after being caught. Therefore, It is obvious that in this encounter, the Adivasi peasants were attacked and killed as a result of an attack on an Adivasi village by the paramilitary. The paramilitary then dressed the bodies with the fatigues of the PLGA, a practice well known to be used paramilitary in these regions.


After this, on 8th of July, 90 Adivasi peasants were arrested after they were red tagged by the security forces. This happened in the Usur police station in Bijapur district of Bastar. The villagers have declared that these individuals are not Maoists but are innocent Adivasi peasants. The entire village has gathered in front of the police station to protest against this. Latest updates suggest that 20 of them have been booked on charges of being a Maoist. One can see a pattern in which the state operates. The Adivasi peasants are red tagged by the state and then they are criminalized, their civil rights vanish instantly after they are tagged. Then they can be arrested or worse, killed. The Adivasi identity is fused with that of Maoism. The state equates the two thereby criminalizing the very existence of the Adivasi peasant to continue its onslaught against the Adivasi people in Bastar. Maoism as an ideology is criminalized although not formally banned, curbing the freedom of thought of the Indian people. The Adivasi peasants are then equated with the Maoists thus ensuring the criminalisation of the Adivasi. This McCarthyian tactics was the same one that was used by Hitler and Mussolini. Jews as such were associated with communism, creating the conspiracy theory of Judeo-Bolshevist theory to first seperate them from the mainstream society so that they can make them the ‘Other’, and continue the genocide. The Indian state is utilizing the same tactics to do a genocide on the Adivasi peasants. The Adivasi are already discriminated against due to the dominant Brahminical ideology. This makes it easier to attack them.


Forum Against Corporatization and Militarization (FACAM) demands that the Indian state must immediately cease its genocidal military operations against the people of Bastar, Conduct independent judicial inquiry in all fake encounters and release all the falsely incarcerated adivasi peasantry and its leadership.

FORUM AGAINST CORPORATIZATION AND MILITARIZATION
(FACAM)

Constituents: All India Revolutionary Students Organization (AIRSO), All India Students Association (AISA), All India Revolutionary Women’s Organization (AIRWO), Ambedkar Student Association- DU (ASA-DU), Bhim Army Student Federation (BASF), Bhagat Singh Ambedkar Students Organization (BASO), Bhagat Singh Chhatra Ekta Manch (bsCEM), Collective, Common Teachers Forum (CTF), Democratic Students Union (DSU), Fraternity Movement, Nazariya Magazine, Progressive Lawyers Association (PLA), Mazdoor Adhikar Sangathan (MAS), Trade Union Centre of India (TUCI), Vishwavidyalaya Chhatra Federation (VCF)

From Mexico to India, Stop the war against the people!

Sol Rojo

To the peoples of Anahuac

To the working class and toilers

To the democratic and revolutionary organizations

We, Current of the People Red Sun, call on all democrats and revolutionaries of the lands of Anahuac to carry out a Week of Solidarity from July 15 to 22 in support of the peoples of India and the Communist Party of India (Maoist) in their struggle against the old Hindu-Brahmanical State which leads the genocidal campaign “Operation Kagaar” against the peoples of India and the People’s War.

The so-called “Operation Kagaar” began in January and it is the current genocidal campaign of tyranny against the peoples of India who keep the resistance and develop the New Democratic Revolution. After a series of annihilation campaigns that began with the “Operation Green Hunt” in 2009, the brutality of the regime has been escalating until reaching the present day. The Hindu-fascist State has developed its different counterinsurgency campaigns to drown the People’s War in the blood of the peoples. With “Operation Kagaar” the old State has declared once again its objective: the annihilation of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) whom it considers the “biggest threat to the internal security of the State.

In its crusade for a “New Hindutva India” the Hindu-Brahmanical regime is killing the poor peasants and the oppressed indigenous peoples in the Red Corridor, an area under the control of the Communist Party of India (Maoist), where millions of people live giving birth to a New Power. Thousands of reactionary soldiers and paramilitaries have been sent to different states such as Chhattisgarh with the order to kill anyone who moves. Only on April 16 of this year the reactionary forces murdered 29 revolutionary fighters, but many times the forces of the old order such as police, military police, military and paramilitaries are developing fake encounters and killing the peasants of the region disguising them as guerrilla fighters to justify their crimes and try in vain to isolate the Communist Party from the popular masses.

against operation Kagaar in finland


Several graffiti have been made in Finland, at the cities of Vantaa and Tampere.

Tampere. Source: Punalippu


Stop the fascist Modi government’s attack on the oppressed people of India. Bangla desh


Stop the fascist Modi government’s attack on the oppressed people of India.

Stop the unjust Operation Kaggar war imposed on the revolutionary people and the Maoists.

On July 1, World protest day against “operation kagaar”, a call has been given by the International Committee for the Support of People’s War in India (ICSPWI). The Central Committee of People’s Democratic Student Unity (PDSU) from Bangladesh express its solidarity with Indian oppressed people and maoist movement. The fascist Modi government is stripping away the rights of workers, farmers, students and middle-class people including tribals, Dalits, religious minorities and Muslims in India. They are prepetrating barbaric and ruthless attacks in their democratic struggle for justice.

Modi government has killed 1822 Maoist revolutionaries in the last 10 years, including 491 women, to perpetuate the exploitation of imperialism, bureaucrat-capitalism, semi-feudalism. Besides, thousands of pro-democrats are detained in prisons. Under operation like Green Hunt, Operation Samadhan, Operation Kagar etc, they are conducting airstrikes, drone attacks and fake crossfire killings of Maoists and tribal people, relentlessly destroying the democratic struggle of the people who try to protect their water-land-forest-dignity.

The expansionist India and its government are the adversaries to the liberation of the people of South Asia, including Bangladesh. Hence, it is necessary to stand united with the indian people in this struggle.

People’s Democratic Student Unity (PDSU) strongly condemns and denounces the severe opposition to India’s agrarian revolutionary democratic struggle and vehemently protests against Operation Kaggar and massacres. Simultaneously, it calls for a united democratic struggle against imperialism, feudalism, and expansionism in South Asia.

against Operation Kagaar in support people's war in india - brazil

 


Porto velho. Source: Servir ao Povo

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Thursday, July 11, 2024

Support the just and urgent people’s war in the Philippines! Long live the martyrs!

 

an article from Friends of the Filipino People in Struggle.

On June 26th, ten red fighters of the New People’s Army (NPA) were martyred in Pantabangan, Central Luzon. They were attacked by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), and all bravely held their ground to their last breath. Three days before that, on the 23rd, three young red fighters were martyred in combat with the reactionary armed forces. 

The martyrdom of heroes that served the people is always tragic, especially for their close comrades, friends and family. However, the stories of the martyrs serve as both inspiration to their comrades and the masses they died serving, and is a testament to the strength of the revolutionary movement. As the semi-colonial and semi-feudal conditions that haunt the Filipino people worsen, the Filipino people remain determined and steadfast in their resistance.

Ka Mabel, revolutionary pseudonym for Azase Galang, was born in 2000. She grew up in a progressive household, with both her parents being peasant organizers in Hacienda Luisita. Through this she was exposed to the conditions of the toiling masses and fascist state repression. When she was young, her father was forcibly disappeared and her family was forced to leave the Hacienda. It was in this context that she became organized in 2016. As ka Mabel selflessly dedicated herself to the masses, she gave up on her individualistic dream of becoming a lawyer. She left university and became a full-time organizer. 

Mabel heroically joined the NPA in July 2023. Throughout her life, she was faced with both the suffering of the exploited masses and the fascist repression of the puppet state. These experiences taught her that the only real way to change her country would be by joining the armed revolution. For almost a year she successfully faced the difficulties and sacrifices of being part of the NPA. In the end she was martyred while bravely resisting an AFP offensive. 

Another recent martyr was Jian Markus Tayco, also known as Ka Reb. Ka Reb was born in 2003 and became active during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the militaristic response of the US-Duterte regime to the pandemic, Reb became aware of the suffering of the masses. This led him to leave his petty-bourgeois background and become a cultural worker and a youth organizer. As he immersed himself with the masses, he made the decision to join the NPA. There he served the people until his martyrdom on June 23rd. 

The stories of both Ka Mabel and Ka Reb are inspiring stories of youths who shed their old selfish dreams. Instead, they chose to fight for something greater than themselves: genuine democracy and liberation for the Filipino people. They and many others  from all different backgrounds and generations continue to take up the call to go to the countryside to serve the Filipino revolution and the Filipino people. This clearly shows that as long as the semi-colonial and semi-feudal conditions remain the same, the revolution is undefeatable. 

We in the Friends of the Filipino People in Struggle commend this bravery, and recognize that we can best honor the memories of the martyrs by tirelessly building strong and all-rounded solidarity for the Philippine revolution. Let us match the bravery of Ka Mabel, Ka Reb, all other martyrs, and all the fighting Filipino masses and stir up and spread the flames of solidarity with the Philippine revolution all around the world! 

Wednesday, July 10, 2024