02 | 04 | 2020

The World Federation of Trade Unions, on behalf of its 97 million workers, expresses its sincere condolences and solidarity to the working class of India which is mourning the killing of at least 43 workers in a new fatal labour accident.

The endless list of crimes against the working class is uninterrupted growing. This time the workers of a school-bags’ factory in New Delhi are murdered in their working installations that did not have a proper fire license and was operating illegally as a factory.

The laborers who were working in miserable unhealthy and dangerous conditions and are paid peanuts, were forced to sleep within their working place. The blaze broke out at the four-story building in the early hours of the morning were o...

In the framework of the 19th Extraordinary International Congress of FISE, which starts today in Bhubaneswar, Odisha State, India, the delegates of the Congress visited the valedictory session of the 30th Congress of AIFUCTO, All India Federation of University & College Teachers’ Association, where the General Secretary of FISE, Mariano García and WFTU Secretariat Member, Mahadevan Hariharan...

Burdensome and harsh, the message came from Kolkata. Comrade Gurudas Das Gupta passed away. A top leader, a worthy child of the proud working class, who started the struggle since he was a child and a young man, and climbed slowly but stably all the stairways of the struggle until the top. Where he shone for his intelligence, his class-oriented point of view, his internationalist and uniting...

Bennett Guillaume

After observing this summer of mass discontent, those who wish China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region well can draw a few conclusions.

This exercise begins superficially with some reflections on the protesters’ explicit demands. “Superficially” because the claims made by those marching in Hong Kong’s streets and setting them ablaze may not fully explain the underlying...

A commentary published Sunday in the People’s Daily, the flagship newspaper of the Communist Party of China, expresses strong support for Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) Chief Executive Carrie Lam and the Hong Kong SAR government in governance under the law.

According to the commentary, the central authorities strongly support the Hong Kong government in safeguarding the rule of...

The imposition of trade tariffs by the United States (US) government on the People’s Republic of China is part of a script applied to destabilize the economy of countries, said the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, when asked about the issue, in the Miraflores Palace.

During an interview with the Chinese news agency Xinhua, Maduro said that the commercial war initiated by the US empire...

The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India issued the following statement on August 29, 2019:

Government of India is announcing number of new measures in economy to boost growth. This in fact is an admission by government that it has failed to address issues like unemployment and growth and is an admission that all its tall claims about economy are half truths and false.

Having...

The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India (CPI) issued the following statement on August 28, 2019:

It is surprising that when our country’s economy is already facing turbulence and serious slowdown, instead of taking measures that will boost the economy, efforts are being taken which will further precipitate the economic instability.

RBI was specifically created as an independent...

Foreign Policy issues occupy a peculiar position in Left-wing politics. In some cases, they have put substance to the existence of a potentially unified political community of “The Left”. The Iraq War acted as a shibboleth and divided Marxists, social democrats, and anarchists from the neo-liberal centre-ground and right-wing. The peculiarity of these issues is that while those on the far-left in...

The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India has commented that steps taken by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to address deep slow down in Indian economy are half hearted and taken due to pressure of super rich and foreign capital and to appease finance capital. Wealth creators are not only rich people and MNCs. It is the people of the country who are the creator of the wealth...

A fire in the capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka, leaves thousands homeless while it is estimated that houses of at least 3000 people had destroyed. The fire spread in one of the sprawling slums in which numerous workers are crowded in makeshift accommodation in order to be close to the nearby factories. Once again the insecure and miserable living conditions of thousands of workers in Bangladesh are...

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