General strike in India shows workers fighting back

The general strike of 28th February 2012 is of immense significance in the recent history of worker's struggles in India. Beginning from 2003 there has been an upswing of a united strike action resulting in several general strikes (Al Jazeera reports 14 general strikes having taken place since...

Telecom Workers On Strike In India

Last December 15th, 95% of BSNL employees went on a one-day national strike across India. The BSNL is a state-owned telecom which is under attack by the neoliberal administration of prime minister Manmohan Singh. The socialist organization New Wave made a statement supporting the strike. Statement in support of the BSNL...

The housing bubble of China begins to deflate

One of the main economic activities on which was based the investment plan of the Chinese Government to avoid the deepening of the crisis of 2007/2008 and allowing the maintenance of the pace of growth was the construction industry. In 2008/2009, the government invested into the economy US$586 billion,...

Maruti Suziki strike hits the heart of Indian automobile industry

On the 4th of June, the workers at Maruti Suzuki India Limited plant at Manesar went on an indefinite strike. They demanded the recognition of the Maruti Suzuki Employees Union (MSEU) and the reinstatement of the 11 sacked workers who led this new union who had been dismissed two...

Solidarity with Maruti Suzuki Employees Union

We are posting this communiqué from the struggling workers of the MSEU at Maruti plant in Manesar. We appeal to all progressive, revolutionary and fighting organizations all over the world to support the struggle of the workers at the Maruti-Suzuki plant.   Struggle Continues as Production is at a Complete...

An analysis of the Anti-Corruption movement

The anti-corruption movement in India in recent times, and the mobilizations which took place around the arrest of Anna Hazare, and subsequently gathered around his fast, have been one of the largest mass mobilizations in recent history in India.  Some sources cite numbers going up to hundreds of thousands,...

Communist Party of China is 90 years old: Nothing to celebrate

A very brief history  The Communist Party of China (CPC) is 90 years old. Founded in 1921, under the impact of the revolutionary wave caused by the Russian Revolution of 1917, it soon bureaucratized due to the dominance of the Kremlin bureaucracy headed by Stalin on the Comintern.  From 1925 to...

The Politics of the Indian Bourgeoisie

This article was published in India by the Bolshevik-Leninist party of India, the Indian Section of the Fourth International as a pamphlet the title of which was Saboteur Strategy of the Constructive Program. It is a very fine analysis of the politics being pursued by Gandhi and the...

From Hosni Mubarak to Angela Merkel: The farce of the Nehru award

On the 9th of May it was announced that Angela Merkel the chancellor of Germany would be awarded with the prestigious Nehru award for international understanding for the year 2011. The reason stated being “or her enormous efforts toward sustainable and equitable development”.  With this the farce of the...

Statement in support of the Dock worker’s strike

After failed negotiations between the government and the representative bodies of the dock workers, five major federations representing 60000 dockworkers across India have decided to go on strike this 6th of April. The strike will be a nationwide strike encompassing workers in all major ports of the country....

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