The ongoing drama in Tamil Nadu has once again confirmed the fallacy of bourgeois democracy. The split in ruling party of the state and the manipulation for grabbing the top slot in the administration is nothing new. The Tamil Nadu episode has an added feature. The ruling party at the Centre, Bharatiya Janata Party, too has got involved in the dirty game. Though its leaders at the state level are projecting as if it has nothing to do with either of the warring faction of AIADMK, it is playing its cards safely.
We reproduce a press release by the Information Bureau of the Communist Party of the Philippines:
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today called on the Filipino people to protest the police and military crackdown after at least 19 individuals, mostly activists as well as civilians, who were arrested in Metro Manila and other parts of the country in a span of just one week since the Duterte regime terminated peace talks and declared an »all-out war« against the revolutionary forces last February 7.
The World Federation of Trade Unions, representing more than 92 million workers in every corner of the world, is on the side of the working class of Pakistan and supports the struggle for stable employment with decent salary and rights.
Arrest of trade unions leaders in Kazakhstan. Screenshot: YoutubeJanuary 20, were arrested the leaders of the hunger strike of oil industry workers — the Chairman of the Union «Oil ConstructionCompany» Amin Yeleusinov and public labour inspectors Nurbek Kushakbaev. First accused of embezzlement of trade Union funds, and the second to the calls of the «illegal strikes». They were arrested for two months and today, according to the workers, have already arrived to Astana.
We have been celebrating January 26 as the Republic Day. The Constitution of India, which has come into existence on January 26, 1950 abolished the dominion status of India, rejected the British crown and declared India as a full-fledged Democratic Republic.
Indian Constitution is one of the biggest constitutions of the World and is the most valuable gift from Dr. B.R. Ambedkar to the nation and its people. It has become necessary to overcome the painful colonial past. The Constitution has given Directive Principles for the nation, with definite goals to be achieved by implementing them. It has given us democracy, secularism and equality to all the citizens irrespective of religion, caste, creed and language. By incorporating socialism through an amendment, the goal for socialism is also included. Our Constitution has given us freedom of faith, freedom of expression and abolished untouchability, defining it as a punishable offence.
The Indian Police found 200 children to work in a tile manufacturing industry in Telangana, India. Μost of them are younger than 14 years old. The number of child labor amounts to 5,7 million in India and to 168 million worldwide accounting to the ILO.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday extended New Year greetings to all Chinese compatriots and people around the world, saying hard work and joint efforts in 2017 will make China and the world better.
He said 2016 is an extraordinary year for China as it has achieved progress in many aspects, urging the international community to work together to build a more peaceful and prosperous world.
In Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, concluded this saturday the 18th International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties (IMCWP). More than 100 participants agreed on measures to improve the efficiency of the joint coordination mechanism and elected a working group in the 2016-2018 tenure with 19 members. The participants agreed to sntregthen the cooperation between communist and workers parties, especially for the preparation of the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the Great Russian October Revolution in 2017. It also emphasised on the significance of fighting for peace and socialism as well as protecting independence and sovereignty of countries.