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India: Militant worker uprisings

Posted by redpines on January 31, 2012

Workers’ struggles in urban areas of India are on the rise. As we have reported before, the CPI(Maoist) is increasing its influence in the cities, and there is a call for a massive general strike in India on February 28. Even major US media outlets are taking notice, as evidenced by the following article from Forbes. Thanks to Joe for pointing this out. 

India Factory Workers Revolt, Kill Company President

by Kenneth Rapoza

January 27, 2012

Workers at the Regency Ceramics factory in India raided the home of their boss, and beat him senseless with lead pipes after a wage dispute turned ugly.

The workers were enraged enough to kill Regency’s president K. C. Chandrashekhar after their union leader, M. Murali Mohan, was killed by baton-wielding riot police on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Kashmir-Troops open fire on 500 protesting at power plant

Posted by hetty7 on January 31, 2012

Resistance to the brutal Indian state and its imperialist allies continues, in all sections of the country, from the factories of Mumbai, to the forests of  Orissa, to the mountainous regions of  Kashmir and Jammu, where its peoples are fighting for self determination. This article is from Al Jazeera.

Kashmir Power Cut Protest Turns Deadly

“At least one person killed when Indian troops open fire on protesters angered by electricity outages in winter weather.”

January 3, 2012

Troops in Indian-controlled Kashmir have opened fire on hundreds of villagers who were protesting against frequent power cuts, killing one person and injuring two others, police said. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nepal: Maoist May Day 2010 in Kathmandu

Posted by hetty7 on January 31, 2012

This is an eyewitness report from Nepal by Jed Brandt

Many Kasama readers are familiar with  this article from May First 2010. New Kasama readers may not have seen this or may not even know much about Nepal. 

This first hand report  gives an inspiring picture of the determination of the Nepalese people, especially the youth, to live in a new socialist world.

Nepal’s Streets for May 1: We Make the Power!

by Jed Brandt

Kathmandu, April 29, 2010: Business as usual is over in Kathmandu.  With two days to go until May First, overflowing buses are pulling in by the hour to the outskirts of town.

The city is crowded. Bus caravans are unloading directly into street marches wild with chanting, marshaled by uniformed cadre from the Young Communist League. Despite a week of fear-mongering by Nepal’s mainstream press, the crowds are militant but unarmed. And they are giddy despite harassment from the Armed Police on the roads leading into the city. Read the rest of this entry »

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