Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Kobad Ghandy is free!!!! - maoist road salutes this important maoist leader of India revolution! long live PCI(Maoist)! Long live people's war in India!

Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy released from Visakhpatnam prison on bail

Top Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy,  was released on bail from Visakhpatnam central prison on Tuesday night.

He immediately left for his native place Mumbai after coming out of the jail, sources said.
Ghandy, who used several alias like Aravind, Saleem, Kamal and Azad, was arrested by Andhra Pradesh police from New Delhi in 2009.
He was earlier lodged in Cherlapalli central jail on the outskirt of Hyderabad for three months  Prior to that he spent seven years in Tihar jail in Delhi. He had been in Visakhapatnam jail since April 4 this year.

News about Political Prisoners in India - New epoch - Towards a new international day for the freedom of political prisoners in India ICSPWI info

December 13, 2017
On December 10th, the British Columbia Federation of Labour expressed their support of Comrade G.N. Saibaba who is being murdered by the indian state, writing:
"Dr. Saibaba is an indigenous rights activist who is currently imprisoned for being a leading voice defending the rights of adivasis (tribals), dalits (formerly called untouchables), and religious minorities in India. He is a person living with a physical disability and his living conditions in prison are of international concern."
In India, Comrade Kobad Ghandy has been released from prison on bail at the 12th of December. 

In this sense, we publish an english translation of a document on the situation of the political prisoners in India, which was sent to us and published in german in May 2017 for the 50th anniversary of the Naxalbari Struggle:
The situation of political prisoners in India
Written on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Naxalbari Struggle in India, this article is based on presentations given at the beginning of the year on the Day of Action for Freedom of Political Prisoners in India and provides some information about the People's War in India and the prisoners that were not spread far.

In the recent months, the issue of political prisoners worldwide has returned to the focus of the revolutionary movement, in a moment where imperialism and its lackeys respond more and more with repression of the peoples of the world.

This article will not present much general information about the People's War in India, but will focus mainly on the issue and the situation of political prisoners in India. The question of political prisoners in India has not received much attention so far, which was also due to a lack of accessible material on the subject. However, now there are some very extensive insights into the development of the People's War in India and the situation of political prisoners in English available (further information is available at this link: ). At the beginning, it is still important to give a brief overview of the current situation in India.
The general situation in India
With a population of over 1.3 billion, India is the second most populated country in the world. Out of these 1.3 billion people, 70% work for 20 rupees a day, which is less than 30 euro cents, and the Adivasi and Dalit (part of the untouchable Caste) endure especially poor and backward conditions. They form the vast majority of the poor and landless peasants and the lowest layers of the working class. Although India is a country with a great wealth of natural resources, due to the many ore deposits, including bauxite, which is used for the production of aluminium, it also has large forests for the timber industry and fertile land for agriculture. These very circumstances alone make it an object of desire for the imperialists.

The Communist Party of India (maoist) emerged on September 21, 2004 through the Merger of the Maoist Communist Centre (MCC) and the CPI (ML) [People's War], on basis of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism. It is executing a new democratic revolution in India and fighting for what they call a democratic, sovereign, federal People's Republic, achieved through the People's War. The armed forces of the two organizations, the People's Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) of the MCC and the People's Guerrilla Army of the CPI (ML) [People's War] were grouped under the name of the PLGA into an armed force, that is estimated to be more then 10,000 fighters strong. In 2014, the CPI (maoist) united with the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Naxalbari, the name remained the same and it became possible to intensify the People's War in the southern states.

In the areas in which it is active, the CPI (maoist) builds the New Power. The main areas are located in the states of Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand, Maharashtra and West Bengal and since 2014 in the southern border region of Karnataka-Kerala-Tamil Nadu. In the regions of the New Power, the structures of the Indian state are destroyed and the authority of the feudal lords and tribal elders is smashed; the administration of the territories is taken over by the Revolutionary People's Committees.

The People's War and the building of the New Power are in direct and absolute contradiction to the interests of imperialism and its Indian lackeys, as the People's War fights them. To smash it, the Indian government launched Operation Green Hunt in 2009. For this gigantic extermination campaign, the Indian state spends billions of rupees and mobilizes a gigantic amount of troops, so far more than 500,000 mercenary units have been sent to the areas where the People's War unfolds, another 50,000 were planned until the very end. The Airforce has also been using drones for quite some time and the plan to use air strikes is becoming ever more concrete. The counterrevolutionary forces and gangs resort repeatedly to rape, murder, destruction of homes, plunder, slaughter of farm animals, destruction of crops, etc. This makes clear why the operation got the name "war against the people". The Indian state tries to compensate for and supplement these brutal methods with the distribution of free goods to parts of the people.

It has to be noted that since 2004, the Party, the army and the people have fought hard for the accomplishments of the New Power with some 2,500 party members, militants and masses murdered by the reaction.

Situation of the prisoners
In the Indian jails, 70% of the inmates are in custody and not convicted, which is the world's highest quota, in total numbers this affects 300,000 people. In total, more than 418,000 prisoners are in Indian prisons. The prisons in Uttar Pradesh are a negative example of the situation in prisons in India. The local Prisons are chronically overcrowded, with the state housing a fifth of the total number of Indian prisoners in 67 prisons, which was 88,000 in 2014. This number of prisoners continues to increase steadily, so their number increased by spring 2016 to 133,349 inmates. In some cases, the prisons are even overcrowded by up to 67%. Of those in custody, 60% are in the lower castes.

Although punishments were officially abolished in 1995, it is still partly the case that prisoners are humiliated with draconian, medieval punishments such as flogging. However, as prisoners' resistance to these conditions increases, on April 3 and 4 last year, in 2016, Uttar Pradesh had two consecutive prison riots, in which a prison warden was taken hostage by prisoners and a deputy prison warden was beaten up, the inmates wanted to emphasize their demands, which turned against beatings by overseers and bad food. There were 67 clashes in prisons in India in 2010, compared to 255 in 2014. At the same time, the number of escapes increased from 2 to 16, and since 2014 there have been three shootings in Indian prisons for the first time. (Further information can be found here: )

Now a few words on the situation of female prisoners in India. The proportion of female prisoners in India has remained constantly at 4% of all inmates since 1985, meaning the number has steadily increased with male prisoners. By the end of 2014, that meant 17,681 women prisoners. In the states of Bihar, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh, female prisoners increased by 18, 16 and 14 percent, respectively. Probably these are not coincidentally all areas in which the CPI (maoist) is very active. Many women live in prisons with their children, which has over 1,800 children in prisons in India. These children usually have so little access to education, according to a BBC report, that they sometimes do not know the difference between an elephant, a needle and a tractor.
Indian women's prison

To get an idea of ​​the scale of the repression against the political prisoners, here are a few figures published by the Indian Interior Ministry. Between 2008 and 2014, 13,657 people were arrested and accused of being part of the Maoist movement. That is an annual average of 2276 and almost 200 people per month. However, most of those arrested are landless and poor peasants who support the movement, or have no connection with it at all and are arrested with fake charges.

To show the system and brutality of the Indian state against political prisoners, here are some examples of the treatment of political prisoners, which are also found in the documents of the CPI (maoist).

Comrade Janu reported in May 2014 on her arrest. In September 2011, she brought a comrade from the guerrilla zone, that should have gotten medical treatment, and was arrested there after the betrayal of a police informant by a police action involving about 800 police officers. The police transported her through various police stations where she was beaten and interrogated; among others she was tortured in a police camp with blows and electric shocks. The comrade, who was arrested with her, was tied to a tree in front of her eyes despite his illness, beaten and drilled through the neck. In her protest and attempt to help the comrade, she herself was beaten again, at one point she was also shown an olive uniform and threatened that she would be dressed in it and then shot. This common practice is called "Fake Encounter". Prisoners are getting dressed in a uniform of the Maoists, either before or after they are killed. The reaction seeks to cover up its cruel murders of innocent people by publicly saying that they killed Maoists in an alleged battle, hence the name "Fake Encounter".

An Adivasi, who was acquitted of all charges in 2014 after four years, reports that there are rooms in the Jagdalpur jail for isolation torture without light and ventilation. He also reports how other captured comrades were beaten, insulted and humiliated by Nambardars, who are imprisoned lumpen and under the protection of the prison authorities.

The example of Comrade Sheila shows how the reaction keeps the comrades in jail without conviction. The comrade was arrested in October 2006 in Rourkela, Odisha. After she was released on bail in July 2007, she was arrested by Jharkhands police in front of the jail and taken to Jharkhand, where she was charged with a number of alleged cases. Two of these allegations were attributed to her were cases of Maoist violence, which took place at the time she was in jail. After being released on bail in four of the cases, she was arrested again in February 2012, this time by the Dhanbad Railway Police. In January 2013, she was arrested one more time, this time by police of Bokaro with a new trumped up case. Most recently, she was arrested in Bokaro on November 5, 2014 and taken to Odisha Court.

Another case is Comrade Nirmala, who has 149 cases attached to her in different districts, of which she has already been acquitted of 120 and spent more than seven years in jail. With this method, the detainees are kept in custody all the time, without being actually and finally convicted, which explains the high proportion of detainees in custody.

Political prisoners in India are partially struggle by organised hunger strikes, with hundreds of people, for example, joining an unlimited hunger strike across the country on 30 January of 2014. Demanded were the approval of release on bail, fast and fair trials and much more. Hunger strikes are also organised to enforce daily prison demands in terms of treatment and care of the prisoners.

An encouraging report from 2014 is the organised escape of Comrades of the Communist Party of India (maoist) from Chaibasa Prison, in West Singhbhum in Jharkand. On 16th of January 2011 there already was an escape of three comrades of the party who broke out of their cells and climbed over the prison walls. The escape resulted in increased security in all prisons in the state of Jharkand. On December 9, 2014, the second successful escape of comrades was carried out. At Chaibasa Prison, at the time of the escape, there were 150 comrades from various ranks, party members, members of the revolutionary peasant committee, the popular militia and sympathetic villagers. A group of 20 comrades decided that it was much better to fight for freedom and die than to endure this terrible torture. After they had decided to escape, they organized this escape and examined the circumstances. They planned the action on a day when there was a large market next to the jail the week after the increased security measures in West Singhbhum were withdrawn due to the assembly of electoral delegations. That day, they waited until the group and other prisoners were sent back to jail and the three escorts left the prison yard. As they left the van, they overpowered the guards, while other prisoners who were in cahoots with the police attempted to obstruct them. In the fight with the guards, comrades threw chilli powder into their eyes and took their weapons from them. After opening the prison gate, they retreated across the market where they could not be spotted by the police. Then they ran two nights and one day until they met comrades and joined them. At the escape, five comrades were overpowered by guards at the jail, two were shot and the other three were tortured, beaten and returned to jail with serious injuries. The reaction dispelled their anger at the successful action of the comrades in the masses who were celebrating the news, many of whom were beaten up under the pretext of searches. Subsequently, the repression against alleged Maoist prisoners was tightened, they were tortured in jail and books taken from them. In response, they boycotted Independence Day, were tortured even more and received death threats from imprisoned lumpen. This jailbreak has clearly shown that no matter how secure the ruling classes make their prisons, they can never tie the revolutionaries' urge for freedom and certainly not prevent them from participating in the revolution.

Following some examples of well-known revolutionary political prisoners in India, who have been campaigned for their release internationally.

 Comrade Saibaba

One of the most known is the university professor and chairman of the Revolutionary Democratic Front, Prof. G.N. Saibaba. He was dragged into a car by special forces in 2014 and kidnapped, only because of his relentless family the police had to admit that they had arrested him. He is accused of having connections to the CPI (maoist). He is 90% disabled, sitting in a wheelchair and regularly takes medication that was denied him in jail, causing his health to deteriorate so much that he was released on bail. In 2016, he was again arrested and detained and later released on bail. On 7 March, Saibaba was sentenced to life imprisonment. Reason for this is the repression law "Unlawful Activities Preventions Act", short UAPA. Basically, a flexible clause under which all activities can be indicted, which are directed against the Indian state, on the pretext that they would jeopardize his "integrity" and "sovereignty". For the seriously ill comrade this is his death sentence. The old Indian state wants to deliberately murder him, which was recently shown by the refusal of vital medicines. Once again, international solidarity is very high and the demand for freedom is growing louder and louder.

Comrade Ajith in the hands of reaction

Another important prisoner is Comrade Ajith, whose civil name is Murali Kannampilly, who is a significant cadre for the revolutionary movement in India and the Communist Party of India (maoist). He is from Irumpanam, Ernakulam County, Kerala, and is the son of a former diplomat who also served as India's ambassador to China, Kannampilly K. Menon. In the early 1970s, Ajith began his revolutionary work while studying at the Regional Engineering College in Kozhikode, Kerala. A pivotal event in the comrade's life was the torture and subsequent assassination in prison of P. Rajan, with whom he studied together. On the basis of the state of emergency, the comrade was arrested in 1976 by special units of the police of Kerala, the reason was an attack by Maoists on a police barracks in the district Kozhikode. He survived the notorious torture camp in Kakkayan on the outskirts of Kozhikode and was subsequently transferred to Kannur Central Prison. From there he was released in 1977 in the wake of the lifting of the state of emergency. Following this, the comrade became a full-time revolutionary. In the four decades of his service to the revolution, the comrade achieved many contributions, both in theory and in practice. He only cared for the oppressed, was friendly and always fought against egoism – this is how his companions describe him. Political economy and the Dalit's living conditions are central issues for him, which is particularly evident in his work "Land, Caste, Servitude", which is an analysis of rural social relations in Kerala. The comrade is the author of at least five books and hundreds of articles on a variety of topics, including feminism and the national issue in India. In the four decades as a member of a banned organization, the comrade was not photographed once, at least this is said about him, that is what made it possible, for example, to travel to the 1984 meeting of the Internationalist Revolutionary Movement in France and to accept tasks for it in relation to the revolution in India and Nepal. The comrade also did not fight shy from the rigours of revolutionary life when he began to suffer from coronary heart disease. Only a few years ago he had to undergo an open-heart surgery under the conditions of illegality. On May 9, 2015, the comrade was sent to Morya Hospital in Talegaon Dubhade, near Pune, to be treated further, there he was arrested and deported by the so-called Anti-Terrorism Unit of the Maharashtra Police Department, along with Ismail Hamza. The unacceptable conditions of his abduction and the denial of necessary medical treatment meanwhile attracted wide international attention. For example, Professor GN Saibaba, Professor Noam Chomsky of MIT, Professor Judith Butler of UCLA, Professor Partha Chatterjee of Columbia University and other intellectuals, writers, journalists and human rights activists are calling for his release. International revolutionary forces also began a broad international campaign for his release following his arrest.

 Comrade Kobad Ghandy

The last comrade we want to write about is Kobad Ghandy. He was arrested in September 2009 and got over twenty cases, mainly under the pretext of the so-called UAPA. For example, Kobad Ghandy is accused of having delivered a riotous speech at the University of Punjab. He himself wrote a letter on November 10, 2015, commenting on some of the allegations against him, to be cited here:

"Just today, in response to an RTI, I was sent a copy of the Jharkhand FIR. It seems, after my arrest in 2009, my name was added to this case which says a mob of about 500 unknown persons attacked a police camp in Bokaro in 2007. This is the first time I have heard about this attack, let alone be a part of it. That I have never been to Bokaro/Jharkhand in my life is another matter. No FIR was put against me when the incident occurred. And now the Jharkhand Police comes to arrest me nine years after the incident.
In Andhra Pradesh the police resorted to the method of making out a fake confession (in Telugu, a language I do not know), and on that basis adding my name to about 15 cases from the 1990s to 2005. No such ‘confession’ is even pretended to by the Jharkhand Police to add my name to this case. The legality of this is ques-tionable.
The same is about the West Bengal case (I have not yet received the FIR) and the Patiala and Surat cases. In the Patiala case, two persons apparently saw an unknown person giving an ‘inflammatory’ speech on the grounds of Punjab Univerity (they don’t mention the language and I don’t know Punjabi) while on their morning walk. At that time no FIR was put against any ‘unknown’ person. But an FIR was put against me in February 2010, five months after I had been in Tihar. Yet, without any evidence and mere hearsay serious charges have been put.
And because the Delhi LG has put 268 on me, I cannot attend these cases till the Delhi case is over, taking away my constitutional right to speedy trials. None of these cases has even begun after six years in jail.
Now, once the Delhi case is over, I will have to face serial trials—and that too at the age of 69 with serious heart, kidney and arthiritus problems. The cardiologist seriously considered I may need a pace-maker if my pulse continued to drop below 40.
Though the Delhi trial is nearing its end, the learned judge, in September 2015, considered my health conditions so serious as to grant me three months interim bail. Let alone avail of this bail to get proper treatment (impossible in jail), I will now be taken from one court/jail to another all over the country, which is nothing but an atempt to kill me."

Kobad Ghandy has since been acquitted of several charges, but must still be in prison because of the remaining.

In conclusion, no matter in which country imperialism and its lackeys act against the struggling peoples, it is the duty of the revolutionary movement of all countries to fight against this repression. The Indian comrades repeatedly show their determination against the existing exploitative and oppressive conditions that imperialism in India creates against the people, to fight and to further develop the People's War. It is important to show them the solidarity of the revolutionaries worldwide, because they are united in the fight against imperialism and its lackeys. The People's War in India will continue to develop, it can not be locked behind bars or drowned in blood. In the end, the Indian people will sweep away their oppressors and build a new India.

El laberinto catalán. Un articulo del camarada Miguel Alonso.

El laberinto catalán.
Miguel Alonso.

La primera ola de las movilizaciones de la población catalana en lucha por su propio estado, lucha de liberación nacional, se saldó con la heroica victoria del referendum y intervención del gobierno central y la fuga o detención de diversos miembros del cesado Govern o de asociaciones populares independentistas así como con la convocatoria  electoral dentro  del marco de la Constitución de la restauración monárquica del 78.

La aplicación del artículo 155 (palo) y la convocatoria de elecciones en Catalunya (zanahoria) fue el movimiento del régimen para desactivar este desafío a la sacro-santa “unidad de España” por parte de la mayoría del pueblo catalán, bajo la dirección de un Govern de formación burguesa o pequeño burguesa y con el apoyo de los sectores proletarios o semi-proletarios de la CUP.

La maniobra del régimen, dirigido por el partido más corrupto de Europa, consiguió bloquear el desafío más importante al régimen del 78 desde su instauración, sacando a la luz las contradicciones y limites del Procés.

Frente a la represión del Estado, la burguesía catalana no fue capaz de dirigir la lucha hasta sus últimas consecuencias, esto es, la proclamación unilateral de independencia y jugando, traficando, con el sentimiento de las masas realizo una pantomima de proclamación republicana que no estaba decidida a asumir por medios revolucionarios o de enfrentamiento abierto, ocultando, en un discurso seudo-pacifista, su capitulación.

Esto son los hechos, de los que hay que partir en un análisis para sacar las lecciones y perspectivas del mismo tanto para Catalunya como para el resto del Estado.

La primera lección y clave de todas las demás, es que sin lucha revolucionaria no hay soberanía nacional.

la segunda lección que esta lucha tiene que ser dirigida por la clase obrera con el objetivo del Socialismo, por una nueva sociedad que acabe con la explotación de los seres humanos por los seres humanos. Sin unir la lucha de liberación nacional con la revolución socialista nada tendrán las masas trabajadoras, acaso explotadores con nuevos membretes.

Pero también ha dejado claro, la lucha de estos meses, que ese no es el objetivo de la burguesía catalana, cuyo objetivo último es una república burguesa en el marco del proyecto imperialista de la Unión Europea.
Hoy vemos como el PdeC y ERC luchan entre ellos para hegemonizar el nuevo Parlament.
Mientras la CUP levanta en solitario el camino de la proclamación unilateral de independencia y un programa de medidas al servicio de la clase obrera.

Mientras, las llamadas fuerzas “constitucionalistas” y centristas que configuran el frente del régimen del 78 se preparan para asumir su papel represor, destacando el crecimiento en las encuestas del cada vez más abiertamente fascista Ciudadans que deja sin discurso al PP.
La carencia de una organización comunista fuerte en Catalunya, descartando a los revisionistas que operan bajo falsos membretes, hace que la tarea de articular una opción consecuente con la lucha de liberación nacional en Catalunya gire en torno del discurso de la CUP y sus organizaciones, que por su carácter de clase representan, hoy por hoy, el sector más radical en el enfrentamiento con el Estado español.

Ahora bien, el infernal laberinto electoral que distorsiona la lucha del movimiento nacionalista, da una ventaja al podrido régimen del 78 y su discurso legalista.

Esto nos lleva a la pregunta ¿aceptara el gobierno del PP el resultado electoral si le es adverso? Han declarado varias veces que no.

Esto dibuja un escenario de inevitable ruptura con la actual dinámica electoralista a las y los que quieran ser consecuentes con una nueva sociedad en forma de república catalana, creando nuevos instrumentos necesariamente revolucionarios.

BRASIL: Ato de Apoio aos Camponeses de Cachoeirinha.

Companheiros (as) é com muita satisfação que convidamos todos (as) a participarem desse importante ato em apoio à luta dos posseiros de Cachoeirinha, famílias camponesas da Nova Cachoeirinha que ocorrerá no próximo dia 14 de dezembro às 19 horas no SINDADOS (CONFIRA O ENDEREÇO NO CARTAZ EM ANEXO).
Nesse momento de crescente ataque aos camponeses, é dever de todos os democratas e lutadores classistas à apoiarem essa justa luta pela destruição do latifúndio e distribuição das terras aos camponeses pobres.
Por isso, estamos convidando todos (as), venha e traga a sua calorosa solidariedade aos camponeses em luta. Essa será uma atividade do Comitê em Defesa da Luta pela Terra de Belo Horizonte e contará com representante da LCP - Liga dos Camponeses Pobres e a exibição de um vídeo com as falas do companheiro Jader e do companheiro Sula  históricos lutadores pela posse de Cachoeirinha.

Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy released from Visakhpatnam prison on bail

He immediately left for his native place Mumbai after coming out of the jail,
Ghandy, who used several alias like Aravind, Saleem, Kamal and Azad, was arrested by Andhra Pradesh police from New Delhi in 2009.
He was earlier lodged in Cherlapalli central jail on the outskirt of Hyderabad for three months.... Prior to that he spent seven years in Tihar jail in Delhi. He had been in Visakhapatnam jail since April 4 this year.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

from Canada - Labour Federation Comes Out In Support Of Political Prisoner G N Saibaba

The largest labour group of British Columbia has raised voice for the physically disabled Delhi University Professor being incarcerated in the Indian jail since March this year.
On the International Human Rights Day, the British Columbia Fed issued a statement calling upon the Canadians to sign petition seeking the release of wheelchair-bound Prof. GN Saibaba who was sentenced to life after being branded as the supporter of Maoist insurgents.
The statement that also encourages Canadians to stand up for Rohingya Muslims and the LGBTQ community, described Saibaba as an “indigenous rights activist” who has been raising awareness about the repression of tribal people, Dalits or the so called untouchables and religious minorities in India.
The British Columbia Fed President Irene Lanzinger mentioned in the statement that there are many issues happening both locally and globally that the federation would like to highlight. She acknowledged that the imprisonment of Saibaba has gained attention internationally. The statement provides a link to an online petition for Saibaba.
Saibaba was first arrested in 2014 but was released on bail following an outcry at the world level. In March he was given life sentence and sent back to jail where he continues to face inhuman conditions.
He has been instrumental in mobilising political actions in Delhi against the eviction of tribal people from their traditional lands by the extraction industry with the backing of the Indian state. Due to police high handedness, many indigenous men and women have been forced to join Maoist insurgents who are active in the tribal belt of the country.
BC Fed is the first labour group in British Columbia to come out in support of Saibaba.
Earlier, Federal New Democratic Party leader Jagmeet Singh took to the social media to condemn the mistreatment of Saibaba by the Indian authorities.
In the meantime, Radical Desi held an emergency rally for Saibaba last Saturday on the eve of International Day of Persons with Disabilities in Surrey. Among those who spoke on the occasion included Human Rights activist and a practicing lawyer Amandeep Singh. Singh had drafted a petition launched by Radical Desi asking for the intervention of the Canadian government into the matter. It has received more than 1,000 signatures. Dashmesh Darbar Gurdwara Spokesman Gian Singh Gill who encouraged the temple congregation to sign the petition also spoke on the occasion.
So far two Canadian MPs, Sukh Dhaliwal and Peter Julian have accepted the petition. Responding to Dhaliwal who has already submitted the petition, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has only acknowledged that it is aware of the case and encourages India to protect human rights.
Source : http://indianculturalforum

from Manipur and India for Pierre

Revolutionary glory be to Comrade Pierre!

Comrade Pierre – indelibly in the hearts and struggles of the revolutionary masses! Revolutionary Assembly – Austria

Comrade Pierre died on the 4th of December in old age. His death left sorrow and is a great bereavement – but Comrade Pierre left great experiences and achievements, branded into the hearts of all who have struggled by his side.
Comrade Pierre is a great example of what it means to give his life to serve the revolution, always ready to serve the new, the proletarian way. As a main founding-member of the Maoist Communist Party, Pierre was a combatant and precursor of Maoism in France.
Pierres direct heritage is mirrored today in the militancy of the comrades of the Maoist Communist Party, who are well prepared for the upcoming struggles, through his consequent attitude, his enormous theoretical and practical experience!
Comrade Pierre was a tireless combatant against imperialism and fascism, always having great trust into the masses. He had shown how important it is to overcome difficulties, based on the masses and with trust in your own power. Pierres death, as Mao said, weighs heavier than the Tai mountain, because he left great combatants, which were forged under his leadership!
Comrade Pierre also was a great combatant for the proletarian internationalism, which for example is shown in his work to support the people’s war in India. Austrian revolutionaries got to know him as a Comrade, who always was putting effort to establish and to maintain international contacts and who especially supported the youth, the new Generation.
Our condolence applies to all comrades who have struggled by his side – knowing assuredly, that in the militancy of Comrade Pierre they will continue his way, making great efforts to serve the world proletarian revolution!

Our Red Salutes on the life of Comrade Pierre!
Long live the Maoist Communist Party of France!
Revolutionary Assembly – Austria
9th of December, 2017

Monday, December 11, 2017

Chile 17 de diciembre: Jornada de Protesta contra la farsa electoral

Publicamos la siguiente convocatoria que se nos remite:


Una vez cada cuatro años los ricos montan su circo electoral y se acuerdan de los sufrimientos de nuestro pueblo, visitando cínicamente nuestras ferias y poblaciones para llenarnos de su sucia propaganda y sus falsas promesas, pero ya es hora de decir ¡BASTA!

Ya no creemos en su farsa, sabemos que salga quien salga, lo único que harán será administrar este modelo político y económico de explotación y miseria, impuesto a sangre y fuego.

Cada vez más sectores del pueblo se dan cuenta de esto: En elecciones pasadas la abstención fue de un histórico 54% y el mismo día de las elecciones se desarrolló un nunca antes visto día de lucha, con marchas, tomas de comandos y barricadas, entre otras acciones, rompiendo con el mito de que "en elecciones no se puede protestar" y también con "el que no vota no tiene derecho a reclamar".

Es más, esto no es aislado, hoy miles de personas luchan contra las AFP, por educación gratuita, por la tierra, por salarios dignos, por salud, etc., comprendiendo que, como lo ha demostrado la historia ¡Solo luchando avanza el pueblo!

Aún así, en este 17 de diciembre se nos tratará de embaucar una vez más con la mentira del "mal menor", cuando en 5 gobiernos del "mal menor" la represión, las medidas anti-pueblo, el saqueo y tantas otras cosas, incluyendo la matanza de más de 30 mapuche, obreros y estudiantes, han sido la orden del día.

Ni el ladrón Piñera, ni el reaccionario Guillier, ni la farsa electoral le sirve al pueblo, el único camino es la lucha y la organización clasista y combativa, con la que el pueblo ha conquistado todo lo que tiene.

Por eso llamamos este 17 de diciembre a una gran jornada de protesta nacional durante todo el día, culminando con una CONCENTRACIÓN Y MARCHA EN PLAZA ITALIA A LAS 18:00 HRS., tal como se realizó en la primera vuelta.

Este 17 de Diciembre hay una alternativa para el pueblo: ¡LA PROTESTA POPULAR!


CONVOCAN: Asamblea por la Abstención y el Boicot Electoral, Coordinadora Abstención y Voto Nulo, Asamblea por la Organización Popular y el Rechazo Electoral. 

India - defender la vida de SAIBABA

India: Los miembros del panel parlamentario respaldan la queja hecha por el prisionero político G N Saibaba

Los miembros de un panel parlamentario han respaldado una queja de G.N. Saibaba, profesor asistente en la Universidad de Delhi, sobre malos tratos en la cárcel central de Nagpur. Está cumpliendo cadena perpetua en virtud de la Ley de actividades ilícitas (Prevención) de 1967 por "vínculos maoístas".Las fuentes dijeron que D. Raja, MP, presentó una carta de la esposa del Sr. Saibaba, Vasantha Kumari, al Comité Permanente de Personal, Quejas Públicas, Ley y Justicia el 6 de diciembre.La carta alegaba la negación de tratamiento médico básico y negligencia sistémica por parte de las autoridades penitenciarias para "poner en peligro" la salud de su esposo. "Le han negado las medicinas comunes que le salvan la vida y que la familia le está enviando. Él es un paciente cardíaco con hipertensión y necesita tomar medicamentos todos los días. A veces, no se le administran estos medicamentos durante 10 días seguidos ", escribió la Sra. Kumari en la carta.Ella alegó que las autoridades de la cárcel en una ocasión anterior también se habían permitido una negligencia criminal similar, que había resultado en la atrofia muscular de su mano derecha.El Sr. Saibaba ya sufre del 90% de discapacidad.También alegó que el médico de la cárcel también se había negado a visitarlo y que deliberadamente no le habían dado ropa de abrigo.El Sr. Raja dijo que incluso los prisioneros tenían derecho a la vida y no se les podía negar asistencia médica básica, dijo un parlamentario que asistió a la reunión.


Sección clase obrera de diciembre 2017.
Dos grupos de trabajadoras: Auxiliares de aseo y un Sindicato de operarias de bodega y vendedoras de cosméticos. Sus funciones son muy distintas, pero las une un mismo objetivo: organizarse como trabajadoras, vencer el temor, hacerse escuchar, luchar por sus derechos, por lo justo.
En un primer encuentro, realizado en el casino de la Escuela de Derecho de la Universidad de Chile, se reunieron las Auxiliares de Aseo de esta facultad  junto con el Sindicato Único de Cela Cosméticos.  Ambas organizaciones son principalmente de mujeres, aunque también hay algunos hombres. Y a través de este encuentro clasista, buscan fortalecerse, aprender mutuamente e intercambiar experiencias para conquistar sus derechos.
Auxiliares de aseo, la gesta de una organización para luchar
Las auxiliares de aseo de Derecho se encuentran afiliadas a la Fenafuch,  organización que agrupa a todos los funcionarios de la Universidad de Chile. Hasta hace algunos años, los auxiliares de aseo de la facultad de Derecho eran subcontratados, es decir “externos”, pero actualmente son empleados directamente por la Universidad. Este cambio debería significar un avance en sus derechos, pero aún quedan muchos derechos por conquistar, ya que todos los auxiliares están a contrata. Es decir,

class struggle in China

As wage arrears escalate in the run up to the Lunar New Year, the trade union needs to act

Thirty-one-year-old construction worker, Mr Cao, had just been sacked and was owed three months’ wages. On the afternoon of 1 November, after downing a few beers in the workers’ dormitory, he bumped into Mr Cai, the labour contractor who had hired him. Mr Cai once again refused to pay up and Mr Cao grabbed a knife and stabbed his boss in the leg. Colleagues saw what was happening and intervened, preventing a potential murder.
Local police in the southern city of Meizhou detained Cao, who confessed to the knife attack. He was placed in administrative detention and fined 200 yuan.
The story made the local news but sadly it was so commonplace that no one even bothered to comment on it (see photo below). Every year around this time, millions of migrant workers like Mr Cao face the same problem, making sure they get paid before they return home for the Lunar New Year holiday in February.

On the same day that Mr Cao attacked his boss, CLB’s Strike Map recorded five other incidents across the country involving wage arrears, three of them at construction sites. In the first 18 days of November, the Strike Map has listed 50 collective protests demanding payment of unpaid wages. This probably accounts for less than ten percent of the actual total. And the numbers will only climb in the next two months.
Not every incident turns violent but violence is certainly not uncommon as workers become increasingly desperate to get paid in the run-up to the New Year.
Earlier this month, a court in Beijing revealed that, over the previous 12 months, 70 percent of its 18 homicide cases that were related to wage arrears occurred between December and February. In a press conference held on 3 November, a spokesman for the Beijing No.3 Intermediate People's Court gave details of one particular case involving a man surnamed Zhao who chased his boss and killed him with a hammer after he was refused payment of wages in arrears.
“Wage arrears and debt have become one of the most common motives in murder cases,” the spokesperson said.


“En todos los problemas fundamentales, la oposición trotskista ha pasado por completo a las posiciones de los lacayos ‘izquierdistas’ del oportunismo, adquiriendo un carácter evidentemente contrarrevolucionario. Los trotskistas, encubriéndose con frases de fidelidad a la revolución y a la URSS, calumnian a la Internacional Comunista, al PC (b) de la URSS y a la dictadura proletaria…”
(A propósito de la oposición trotskista, Declaración de la Internacional Comunista, 1928).
Dentro de las corrientes que celebraron el centenario de la Revolución de Octubre se encuentra el trotskismo, esa variante nauseabunda del oportunismo caracterizada por su posición centrista, entre la revolución y la contrarrevolución, entre el proletariado y la burguesía que cualesquiera sean las intenciones termina sirviendo indefectiblemente a la contrarrevolución.
Como por encargo del imperialismo, Trotski y sus secuaces tomaron como bandera de lucha la figura de Stalin para combatir al proletariado internacional, especialmente al Partido necesario para dirigir su lucha revolucionaria y la Dictadura del Proletariado imprescindible para abolir las clases y las diferencias de clase. Por eso en cada uno de sus escritos, sin excepción, siempre existe alguna alusión contra Stalin, llegando a convertir el stalinismo en algo así como el anticristo para algunas sectas religiosas, en la vana y reaccionaria pretensión de separar a este gigante maestro del proletariado de Lenin y el marxismo.

Fransız Komünist Partisi Başkanı, Pier Yoldaş, Komünarların yanına sonsuzluğa uğurlandı

Paris (08-12-2017) Geçtiğimiz günlerde, 81 yaşına rağmen durmak nedir bilmediği, günlük politik çalışma içinde, yıllardır her eylemde orda olduğu Paris Republiq Meydanından metroya inerken, geçirdiği talihsiz bir kaza sonucu hayatını kaybeden FKP(Maoist) in başkanı Pier Yoldaş, bugün 8 Aralık Cuma günü, Komünarların mezarlığı Pere Lachais da, Cretaryumda bedeni yakılarak sonsuzluğa uğurlandı.
Saat 10 h 00 da başlayan törene, FCP (Maoist) bayrağı altında, kızıl bayrağa sarılı Pier yoldaşın tabutu başında yoldaşları ve onu son yolculuğunda yalnız bırakmayan çeşitli devrimci parti ve örgütler adına konuşmalar yapıldı.
FCF( Maoist), MKP, TKP/ML adına yapılan konuşmalarda ve hazırlanan metinlerde Pier yoldaşın çizgiye bağlı mütevazı devrimci kişiliği ve kişisel devrimci özelliklerinin altı çizildi.
Fransız ve göçmen dernek, sendikalar adına yapılan konuşmalarda da, onun dayanışmacı yoldaşca ictenligine vurgu yapıldı.
Pier yoldaş, Enternasyonel Marşın okumasının ardindan, son yolculuğuna uğurlandı.
Katılımcı kitle ise, kızıl bayraklar eşliğinde, marşlar söyleyerek, komüncüler anıtına yürüdü.
Yürüyüş boyunca ” Başkan Pier yaşasın, ” Marks, Engels, Lenin Yaşasın” sloganları atıldı.
Tören kömüncüler anıtında sona erdi.

PCm Italy anniversary of State's massacre Piazza Fontana - text in today's demostration Milan

12 dicembre 1969 – 12 dicembre 2017
anniversario della strage di stato pagata dai padroni, realizzata dai fascisti, restata impunita

OGGI COME IERI è il sistema capitalistico e lo stato borghese che generano
VECCHI” E NUOVI FASCISTI sempre pronti ad attuare nuove forme di stragi di stato
per schiacciare il movimento operaio e popolare, imporre la dittatura aperta,
all'ombra dei governi di centro destra o di centro 'sinistra' sempre antioperai e antipopolari.

L’anniversario di Piazza Fontana di quest’anno avviene in un clima segnato dalla marcia reazionaria della borghesia verso uno stato di polizia, moderno fascista e razzista che alimenta le ripetute scorribande della feccia di Casa Pound o Forza Nuova.
Dal deturpamento di lapidi in memoria dei Partigiani o dei Deportati nei lager nazisti. Alle “passeggiate” per la “sicurezza” a Niguarda, passando per l’imbrattamento del murales a Ortica, o i banchetti allo Stadera o l’infame parata del Cimitero Maggiore, anziché l’irruzione in Comune. Il tutto sotto lo sguardo “vigile” -nel senso di protettivo di digos e apparati di polizia- che anziché reprimerle secondo i dettami della Costituzione nata dalla Resistenza Partigiana, li protegge e reprime gli antifascisti e i sinceri democratici.Lo sdoganamento/impunità viene da lontano ed è costante: diffusione a piene mani del razzismo di Stato, l'ampio uso dei mass media come megafono e promozione dei fascio-razzisti per lungo tempo, con trasmissioni televisive occupate da Salvini, ora tocca a Casa Pound o Forza Nuova, tutti da Mentana o Piazza pulita, e ancor meglio se usati in situazioni difficili come i quartieri delle periferie urbane, le tensioni intorno all'arrivo dei migranti, sino all’occupazione del Centro migranti a Como o la sceneggiata alla sede di Repubblica/Espresso o le minacce ai giornalisti che descrivono la galassia nera . Tutto ciò ha prodotto “scandalo” nelle Istituzioni, governo, Minniti, stampa. Pura IPOCRISIA. Sono loro che li hanno generati! Sono al Servizio del loro sistema che si muovono!
I fascisti vecchi come nuovi sono sempre un prodotto della crisi del capitale e dell'imperialismo senza il rovesciamento del capitale e dell'imperialismo non ci potremo mai liberare dei fascisti
Così come lo stato del capitale non esiterà mai a usare la violenza di Stato e la manovalanza fascista per impedire che il movimento operaio e popolare possa mettere in discussione il suo potere politico economico. E' quindi è sempre più necessario - mentre ricordiamo la orribile strage - che si avanzi nella costruzione degli strumenti per riprendere la strada della lotta politica e sociale fino al fine ultimo del rovesciamento dello stato di cose esistente : Il Partito – il Fronte Unito- la forza combattente.


in the hand of workers and revolutionaries in Italy - PCm Italy

Milan - Bookstore Metropolis - women and October's revolution -MFPR Italy

Italy Poster of Soccorso Rosso Proletario

Paris : Grande manifestation pour les prisonniers politiques basques

Hier samedi, après un tour de France des prisons du 16 novembre au 6 décembre, près de 10.000 personnes, dont 8000 venues du pays Basque, se sont rassemblées à Paris pour demander la fin du régime d’exception appliqué aux prisonniers politiques basques. Ils sont encore 62, 49 hommes et 13 femmes, à être détenus en France, parfois en préventive dans l’attente de la fin d’une instruction qui s’éternise, pour des faits liés à leur engagement pour la cause basque.
Les familles des prisonniers et leurs soutiens demandent à ce que cesse la politique d’éloignement : une famille doit parcourir en moyenne 645 km pour visiter un proche en prison. Elles demandent aussi la fin du régime DPS, détenu particulièrement surveillé, qui restreint les droits des prisonniers et les les soumet à des fouilles, contrôles, droits de visites plus sévères que les autres. Elles réclament aussi la libération des prisonniers malades, et de ceux dont la demande de mise en liberté conditionnelle aurait été acceptée si ils avaient été condamnés pour des faits de droit commun. Jusque là, ces demandes ont été systématiquement contestées et rejetées en appel par l’Etat français.
La manifestation d'hier samedi à Paris

Bruxelles : rassemblement antifasciste interdit

Bruxelles : Le rassemblement antifasciste interdit au dernier moment

Ce dimanche 10 décembre, l’extrême-droite avait prévu une "marche citoyenne contre les émeutes" dans le quartier Fontainas. Des échauffourées y avaient éclaté il y a quelques semaines lorsque la police avait attaqué des supporters de l’équipe de football marocaine devant la Bourse. ’Bruxelles Zone Antifasciste’ avait dénoncé le rassemblement, alors que plusieurs manifestations de gauche avaient été interdites, et qu’une émeute d’extrême-droite avait eu lieu à Gand dans le silence médiatique total. La ville de Bruxelles a interdit le rassemblement des fascistes suite à ce communiqué, mais n’a fait aucune allusion au rassemblement antifa qui devait avoir lieu devant les locaux du Vlaams-Belang (extrême-droite flamande) Place Madou à Bruxelles. Les premiers manifestants arrivés sur place et sous la neige se sont vus signifiés que les rassemblements étaient interdits sur tout le territoire de Bruxelles-Ville et de Saint-Josse, et ce "afin d’être équitable, puisque les autres sont interdits".
Le rassemblement interdit, les manifestants se sont rassemblés au Local Sacco-Vanzetti pour y tenir un meeting public sur le fascisme et la répression.
Meeting antifa au Sacco-Vanzetti Meeting antifa au Sacco-Vanzetti

 Maoists demand release of Padmavati to uphold ʹfreedom of expressionʹ

The Maoists in Chhattisgarh have made a strong pitch for the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansaliʹs controversial period-drama Padmavati to uphold ʹfreedom of expression.ʹ
Banners and pamphlets were put up by the left-wing extremists in the jungles of Dantewada district in Bastar region a few days ago in support of the Deepika Padukone starrer, made on 14th century Rajput queen.
The Maoists demanded of the government to allow the screening of the movie advocating for the rights to freedom of expression, additional superintendent of police ( Naxal operations, Dantewada ) Abhishek Pallav said, confirming the development.
Members of the Rajput community and many political groups across the country were up in arms against the film, claiming it distorted history and degraded the community.
In the wake of the protests, five states—Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajashtan and Bihar—where BJP is in power banned the screening of the movie.
Keywords : padmavati, maoists, Chattisgarh
(2017-12-11 08:12:03)

Rebeliões na Palestina respondem às agressões sionistas

Jovens atiram pedras contra o agressor sionista em Ramallah, na Cisjordânia
Inúmeros protestos envolvendo milhares de pessoas estremeceram a Faixa de Gaza e a Cisjordânia, em protesto contra o reconhecimento ianque da ocupação sionista sobre Jerusalém. Somado aos protestos, três foguetes foram disparados da Faixa de Gaza pela Resistência Nacional contra o Estado sionista de Israel, no dia 8 de novembro.
Os foguetes foram uma resposta à repressão brutal desatada pelo sionismo contra as massas que protestaram em Jerusalém e em Gaza contra a ofensiva ianque-sionista de usurpar a cidade de Jerusalém. Um dos foguetes atingiu a cidade de Sderot, segundo informações do Exército sionista.
Entre os dias 07 e 08/12, quando milhares de massas se levantaram, mais de dois palestinos foram assassinados na Faixa de Gaza. Um deles, Mahmoud al-Masri, de 30 anos, foi morto no leste de Khan Younis, na fronteira entre a Faixa de Gaza e o território ocupado por Israel.
Outros 53 palestinos foram atendidos em hospitais por intoxicação com gás lacrimogêneos, ferimentos por tiros ou por balas de aço revestidas de borracha ou por espancamentos, durante protestos. Dentre estes, estão ao menos seis crianças. O número geral de feridos chega a 80 pessoas, segundo o monopólio da imprensa.
A agressão sionista inclui também bombardeios contra a Faixa de Gaza, no dia 08/12, deixando ainda outras 25 pessoas feridas.

Homens e mulheres palestinos enfrentam repressão sionista. Na imagem, dezenas de bombas de gás não são capazes de dispersar o protesto
Dia da fúria
As rebeliões explodiram logo após a convocação de Hamas para a nova Intifada, no dia 07/12. Sob os gritos de Não precisamos de palavras vazias, precisamos de pedras e fuzis e Jerusalém é a nossa capital!.
Em Ramallah, na Cisjordânia, centenas de pessoas se reuniram na praça de Al Manara e marcharam até um posto de controle militar israelense no noroeste da cidade, onde atiraram pedras e coquetéis molotov contra os soldados, no dia 07/12. Outros jovens fizeram ações semelhantes em Qalandia.
“Estamos aqui mesmo sabendo que uma pedra não pode fazer nada contra eles”, disse a jovem estudante de engenharia da informática, Mohamed, segundo o portal Palestina Libre. “Isto é a única coisa que hoje podemos fazer, e seguiremos fazendo-o!”, cravou, expressando a justa combatividade do povo palestino, próximo do posto militar atacado.
Já seu companheiro, Mustafá, mostrou pouca confiança nas medidas de rendição e capitulação da Autoridade Palestina: “Nós estamos aqui porque não esperamos que [a Autoridade Palestina] faça algo”. “Se esperássemos algo, não estaríamos aqui”, pontuou.
Em Hebron, Belém, Jericó e nas proximidades de Naplusa também houveram rebeliões.

Combatentes da Resistência Nacional palestina, organizados no Hamas, em protesto em Belém.

Luminoso Futuro: Nota de condolencia por Pierre

camarada Pierre


Sabida la dolorosa noticia del fallecimiento del camarada Pierre, miembro fundador y militante  de primera línea del Partido Comunista Maoísta de Francia, sumamos nuestra voz de condolencia a los camaradas  y  al proletariado francés por tan trágico suceso.
El camarada Pierre en la noche del viernes 1 de diciembre, del corriente, ha sufrido un accidente al resbalar por una escalera del Metro, en París, que le ha ocasionado muy graves lesiones en la cabeza y la espina dorsal. Hospitalizado de urgencia, dos días después, domingo, según parte médica su cerebro ha cesado toda actividad. Por lo que, ya para en la mañana, del lunes 4 de diciembre, ha sido desconectado de todo soporte vital y declarado muerto.  Él en ese momento tenía 81 años de edad.
El camarada Pierre, por largo tiempo, ha sido un combatiente de primera línea en los combates por la defensa de los intereses particulares y generales del proletariado francés y en la defensa de la integralidad del Maoísmo, como nueva y superior etapa del desarrollo del Marxismo-Leninismo. Por su firmeza en los principios normativos y su consagración a la causa de la clase obrera francesa y mundial se ha ganado el cariño y respeto revolucionario de sus camaradas y de todo el Movimiento Comunista Maoísta Internacional. Los cuales, hoy, enlutan sus rojas banderas. Su desaparición deja un vacío en las filas de su Partido y del MCMI difícil de colmar.
El camarada Pierre ha sido enterrado hoy, en el histórico cementerio de Pere Lachaise, junto a sus camaradas los heroicos Comuneros de París de 1871. En acto de su despedida se han hecho presente muchos combatientes proletarios, los que han renovado su compromiso de seguir la senda trazada por el camarada Pierre y de no descansar hasta no ver triunfantes su ideales comunistas en Francia y en el Mundo.
Nosotros, comunistas (marxistas-leninistas-Pensamiento de Mao Tse-tung) de Panamá, con el corazón dolorido y el puño levantado, desde acá, le rendimos pleitesía a su memoria y a sus luchas. Extendiendo nuestra condolencia a los camaradas maoístas franceses, así como a sus familiares y cercanos amigos, nos atrevemos sugerirles que muy pronto consigan convertir el dolor en fuerza revolucionaria.

Descansa en paz tú ahora, camarada Pierre, tus esfuerzos y sacrificios no han sido en vano, en tús continuadores vivirá tu lucha por la libertad y el comunismo.