A CPI(ML) Weekly News Magazine
Vol. 13, No. 44, 26 OCT – 01 NOV 2010
Comrade Ram Naresh Ram is no more
Veteran leader of historic struggles in Bhojpur, Central Committee Member and leader of the CPI(ML)'s legislative group in the Bihar Assembly from 1995-2010, Comrade Ram Naresh Ram passed away around 4 pm in PMCH, Patna, where he had been in a coma and battling a cerebral stroke for the past several days. 87-year old Comrade Ram Naresh Ram, popularly known as 'Parasji,' is among the tallest leaders of the revolutionary struggle and is an icon for the downtrodden and oppressed people, not only of Bhojpur and Bihar but the whole country.
Red Salute to 'Parasji'!
US President Barack Obama's forthcoming visit to India this November will inaugurate a new chapter in the 'strategic partnership' between US imperialism and India's ruling class. As people of India, let us examine the interests that the US President represents and the implications of his visit for India.
Asia is not for US Meddling and Occupation!
Stop Outsourcing War, Terror, and Economic Crisis!
Left Coordination Committee (Kerala)
Lal Nishan Party (Leninist)
For All India Left Coordination
US hands off India, hands off Asia!
(Background Note prepared by Arindam Sen for the protests during Obama's India visit)
Barack Obama's journey to India in the first week of November promises to be remarkable on several counts. Not all US Presidents visited India; those who did came here only in their second terms in office. Obama will be coming here before completing his second year in the White House and the trip is expected to cover full four or five days – the longest on record. Generally speaking this is a measure of India's enhanced importance in the American dream of world domination. But perhaps more important are the current context and the immediate concerns on both sides.
Adieu Comrade Rajesh
With a heavy heart, we have to convey the tragic news of the untimely death of Comrade Rajesh Ranjan, an activist of AISA and CPI(ML), who passed away of a sudden cardiac arrest on the morning of 26 October 2010.
Rajesh joined the AISA as a student of BA Korean in JNU. Throughout his student days in JNU, he was actively involved in the revival of AISA in JNU – he was an AISA office bearer as well as the general secretary of the AISA JNU unit in 2007-08. He also contested JNUSU elections as a Councillor candidate.
Rajesh was actively involved in the student movement in JNU. He was rusticated by the JNU administration in 2007 for participating in the movement for minimum wages and workers' rights in JNU. In fact, he was one of the first students in JNU who established a close rapport with workers in the campus, and got to know of the large-scale violations in workers' rights in JNU. Students as well as mess workers in Mahi hostel (where he was a resident for many years) will remember the role Rajesh played in raising their issues. Rajesh was also part of the group of students who got involved in teaching and taking classes for the children of the construction workers in our campus.
Always an activist who was most serious and committed towards revolutionary politics, he remained active even after his student days as an activist of the CPI(ML). He was part of the AISA Headquarters unit in Delhi, and was also a member of CPI(ML)'s and AISA's publications team and the website unit, and was also involved in the publication work of AIPWA's Women's Voice and AICCTU's Shramik Solidarity. Comrades could always count on the solid, dependable, hard-working Rajesh at all hours of day and night. He would also render all kinds of help in organising a variety of people's protests and movements. His cheerful and simple nature easily won the affection of all the friends and comrades with whom he worked.
There is no measure to the grief of his family (including his parents and sisters), loved ones, as well his many friends and comrades. We are all yet to come to terms with his shocking and sudden loss. We bid him adieu with tears in our eyes and our hearts full.
Red Salute to Comrade Rajesh!
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