Organizers of the historic general strike said the arrest of 31 leaders of trade unions and farmers’ movements in the State of Haryana would not dampen the protests. Over 200 million workers and hundreds of thousands of farmers will take part in the protest
These are the latest in a wave of protests against the refusal to increase wages, increasing contractualization of workforce, dilution and dismantling of protective labor laws, price rise and unemployment, and other such policies of the Modi govt.
The farmers, under the banner of All India Kisan Coordination Committee, an organization of more than 250 farmers’ groups, said three new laws approved by the govt. would benefit corporates at the cost of their livelihood
On the occasion of India’s 73 Independence Day, Vijay Prashad talks to Prakash Karat, Polit Bureau member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), on where the country stands
In a major victory for the farmers, the state government gave written assurance accepting all the fifteen demands put forward, including one to increase land parcels in forest zones
Over 80,000 farmers are taking part in the second Kisan Long March that began on February 20. The march was launched after the State government failed to honor any of the promises it made following the first march in 2018
Farmers are protesting against the banks’ practice of demanding blank checks from farmers for disbursal of loans, which is often used to incarcerate them when a loan payment fails
As 2018 comes to a close, at People’s Dispatch, we take a look into various people’s movements and resistances across the globe.
The shutdown in rural India coinciding with the trade union’s strike will unite the farmers and workers to challenge the pro-corporate and anti-people rule of far right BJP government.