A CPI(ML) Weekly News Magazine
Vol. 13, No. 30, 20 – 26 JULY 2010
Once again, we have been witness to an unequal battle – thousands of women and men, defending their land and livelihood against corporate land grab armed with nothing but sticks and chilli powder facing a thousands-strong police platoon armed with batons and guns. Sompeta in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh is the latest to enact this heroic scene of resistance – seen earlier at Kalinganagar, Singur, Nandigram, Dadri, Jagatsinghpur and many other places. Four fishermen were killed in the police firing while over 60, including many women, were reportedly severely injured in the brutal lathicharge.
A week long campaign from 1-7 July was took place in the industrial zone of three districts of Dhanbad, Bokaro and Ramgarh in Jharkhand organised by Central Coal Mines Workers' Union (CMWU), Jharkhand General Workers' Union, All India Central Council of Trade Union's (AICCTU) and the CPI(ML) on the issues raised by rural workers for 7 July strike as well as on the issues threatening the industrial workers of this coal belt. The week long campaign was to make industrial workers aware about the 7 July strike call by rural and agricultural workers and oppose the proposed ten percent disinvestment in the coal sector along with issues of petroleum price hike and price rise.
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