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Manipur Irabot live – 30 september

සැප්තැම්බර් 30 මනිපූර් මාඕවාදීහු හිජාම් ඉරාබොට් දිනය සමරයි

හිජාම් ඉරාබොට් මනිපූර් කොමියුනිස්ට් ව්‍යාපාරයේ පුරෝගාමී නායකයායි. 2018 සැප්තැම්බර් 30 වන දිනට ඔහුගේ 122 වන උපන් දිනය යෙදී තිබේ.

 

Speech delivered by Atif Anik on Irabot Day 2018

Speech delivered by Atif Anik, President, National Committee, Revolutionary Student-Youth Movement/Bangladesh at THAU ground, Imphal on 30th September 2018
Comrades, co-worker and struggling people of Manipur,
Red salute and Revolutionary greetings on the behalf of Peoples Of Bangladesh. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to speak before you on the 122th birthday of Comrade Hijam Irabot.
I’ve come to Manipur on the invitation of the Students’ Union of Manipur to commemorate the birthday of Hijam Irabat. General Secretary of SSUM, comrade Bushan invited our Organisation, Revolutionary Student-Youth Movement through facebook.
Our National Committee accepted that invitation and sent me here. So, first, I want to thank the friends of the Socialist Students’ Union who have given us the opportunity to declare our Solidarity with the people of Manipur.
Today, it is the 122th birthday of comrade Hijam Irabat. Last 26 September was the 67th anniversary of his death. But still, today, Manipur has not been able to reach the envisioned destination of Hijam Irabat!
Friends in struggle,
Comrade Hijam Irabat dreamed of a classless Society. He dreamed of a sovereign Democratic Manipur. Until the end of his life he fought the fight. And because of that he didn’t have much time to fight against his physical conditions. After becoming infected with Typhoid, he left the world.
Actually, this is the meaning of revolutionary life. Shouldn’t we be like him? How much we followed him? We have to reflect on this again.

We, the Bangladeshi People feel proud because in the time of the anti-British movement, comrade Irabat was Bangladesh’s Sylhet jail for likely two years. From this time, major ideological changes happened in his life. Sitting in Sylhet jail, he was educated to be a communist.
Bangladeshi comrades have many things to learn from Comrade Hijaam Irabat. We want to learn from his Revolutionary life.
Comrades, Manipuri people have a long-enduring revolutionary history. Though in the whole of South Asia Manipur is a small area, its fertile stirring soil has taken hold as a struggling region to the world. From the start of the anti-British movement to now, Manipuri People have been fighting continuously for their rights.
Friends in struggle,
When we study history of Manipur, we notice that Manipur’s fighting women play a vital role in the revolutionary struggle of Manipur. In the struggle for social change the woman of Manipur are an example to follow.
We heard about Irom Sharmila Chanu. We were on the side of her long fair fight. Her long self sacrificing struggle couldn’t win in the end. But Manipur’s People should learn from her struggle . To the exploiter ruling class, People’s lifes are worthless. So, fasting will not give any solutions.
For Revolutionary changes, Manipur needs Marxist politics of revolutionary violence. That politics is obviously different than the Revisionist CPM-CPI.
Till date, thousands of people and revolutionary warriors have sacrificed their lives in the fight for Manipur. But many of them died in the nationalist struggle. Comrade Hijam Irabat said that fighting against other nationalities cannot be fought for the benefit of just their own people. Therefore,the ethnic fight is subjected to class struggle. Independent national development is possible only in socialist society. Freedom for nationalities is therefore part of the struggle for establishing socialism-communism. Hopefully, the oppressed people of different ethnicities of Manipur will understand this well.
We believe that the fight of Manipur and ours is one and the same. We have to fight together against a common enemy in South Asia. In the revolutionary battle of South Asia, we should fight shoulder by shoulder. We, on behalf of the people of Bangladesh would like to call on you.
We believe that in the revolutionary struggle in South Asia, democratic development of the whole South Asian people will be possible. Within that revolutionary struggle, hundreds of ethnic groups will be able to enjoy their independent autonomous development.
We have to fight together against the exploiter ruling class of South Asia.
Finally, I want to say something to the youth of Manipur. Potecting the motherland is a very important issue. You are responsible for protecting the soil of Manipur till your last breath. You are the rising sun of eight or nine o’clock in the morning. Your participation in the leadership of Manipur’s working class and peasants will accelerate the struggle of Manipur.
Friends in struggle,
The people of Bangladesh are not in a good situation. Fascism has been established there. All means of expression of people are being stopped. Anti-people Article 57 and Digital Security Act are produced to stop the people’s voice. The farmer does not get the cost of his produced crops, the worker does not get minimum wages for his living. There is no good environment for the education of the children. The riches going more rich, and the poor are more poor.
There are also thousands of revolutionaries killed in the name of crossfire, a term used by the state and police to verify the extra judicial killings. In the name of anti-drug campaign, people have been killed arbitrarily. The common people of Bangladesh are also in a bad situation.
The oppressed people of Bangladesh and the oppressed people of Manipur are friends of each other. We call upon you to stand for the sake of our struggle.
We believe that there is no country for workers and oppressed class. Therefore, the struggle of the whole world’s working class is one and identical.
Your fight is our fight.
Your struggle is our struggle.
Your victories are our victories.
Your defeats are our defeats.
Even though we are from different countries and different nations,
we are earn with the same ideology, strategy and aim’s.
Yawolna Yaifare! – Long Live Revolution!

September 2018: An entire month commemorating Hijam Irabot’s life, militancy and martyrdom

This September, the Manipur Proletariat Peoples Democratic Union (MPPDU) organized an entire month’s commemoration dedicated to the life and struggle of Hijam Irabot. Founder of the Communist Party of Manipur, Irabot also started the first armed resistance in Manipur. The Manipuri people honor Irabot as a national and socialist hero.

The culmination of the month’s commemoration took the form of a public gathering on September 30th, when over a thousand people gathered in Imphal’s outdoor stadium. The event was organized by Irabot Ningsing Pangba Lup, a committee formed by Socialist Students Union of Manipur (SSUM), Manipur Proletariat Peoples Democratic Union (MPPDU) and Proletarian Feminist Movement Manipur (PoFM). The day long commemoration was filmed and broadcast live on Manipuri local television.
The program began with a militant parade of school students, marching by a life-size picture of Hijam Irabot and honoring him with a military salute. The crowd was heard shouting, “Yawolna Yaifare!”, or “Long live the Revolution!”, to encourage the students.
A cultural program, organized by indigenous tribes of Manipur, with traditional songs and dances followed.

For the main program, speakers from the dais gave militant speeches, including Comrade Atif Anik, the President of the Revolutionary Student/Youth Movement, an organization based in Bangladesh and MPPDU and local representatives.
The program concluded with more traditional performances by women’s drumming and dance groups.
The march organized by the comrades for after the gathering was banned by the authorities. In its place, comrades called on supporters to take to the streets, and put up an altars in memory of Hijam Irabot in front of their houses. Thousands of lighted of candles illuminated Imphal’s streets, remembering the sacrifice of their beloved hero.

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LONG LIVE THE 90th ANNIVERSARY OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF PERU!

 

Proletarians of all countries, unite!

LONG LIVE THE 90th ANNIVERSARY OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF PERU!

“The Congress serves the World Revolution, the People’s War serves it, the Congress serves the People’s War which is the principal form of struggle to change the world… the Congress has sanctioned Maoism as the third, new and superior stage. Which Party puts it forward like this? It is ours, in this sense it is the light of the world, the sole torch that can unite us with the communists in the world… it is a milestone, it serves to put Marxism-Leninism-Maoism as the command and guide of the World Revolution… The Congress gave us great results, wonderful perspectives, it will make time be Before the Congress and After the Congress, the Congress has decided our path by defining the general political line; thus they go against the line, go against the Congress, they rise against it, but who believes in renegades or mercenaries of imperialism… the Congress is a milestone of victory that will deeply mark the Party, the People’s War and the World Revolution for decades”.

Chairman Gonzalo – Unite around the Congress
[TN: Our italics]

On this 90th Anniversary of our glorious heroic combatant, the Communist Party of Peru, we express with raised fists, our greetings and strict and full subjection to our Great Leadership, Chairman Gonzalo, Great Leader of the Party and the Revolution, the greatest living Marxist-Leninist-Maoist on Earth, our firm commitment to defend the health and life dedicating our own lives for it. We separate ourselves, reject and combat the sinister “fake trials and life sentence” that are orchestrated by the Yankee Gendarme as part of its general counterrevolutionary offensive. What do they aim for with this offensive? Black intentions to discredit and further isolate him in the fascist concentration camp of the naval base that is controlled by the CIA – SIN in order to fulfill their demented plan to assassinate him. But there is a counterpart to their black dreams: Chairman Gonzalo is acknowledged as the Great Leader of the Proletarian Revolution because he is the one who has defined Maoism as the third, new and superior stage of Marxism, with his heroic communist forge, example and struggle that commands the New Great Wave of the Proletarian World Revolution.

Throughout the globe, Communist Parties and Maoist Organizations, the international proletariat and peoples of the world develop and unfold the successful campaign of strategic character: Defend the health and life of Chairman Gonzalo! Inseparably from: Put Maoism as the command and guide of the Proletarian World Revolution! Long live Chairman Gonzalo, Great Leader of the Party and the Revolution! Furthermore, gathering the decisive contributions of Chairman Gonzalo for a development of Marxism, they grasp the almighty Gonzalo Thought, in this sense the successful, bellicose and forceful celebrations for the 50th Anniversary of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, for the 200 years of the birth of our founder Karl Marx and the celebrations for the 100 years of the Socialist October Revolution and under its guide they are untiringly struggling to initiate and develop People’s Wars while constituting and reconstituting – or, like in our case, advancing through firm steps in the general reorganization – Militarized Marxist-Leninist-Maoist Communist Parties.

Chairman Gonzalo has transformed the fascist dungeon of the naval base in the highest and most shining trench of combat, heroic communist example that every day illuminates us, strengthens us, calls us to persist in giving the life for the party and revolution, his heroic example demands us to develop People’s War serving the Proletarian World Revolution, this we do and this we will do, because we are firmly convinced that Chairman Gonzalo is People’s War until Communism!

There, the wretched revisionists and opportunists who dream about the “dialog” of imperialism and the reaction, both the revisionist and capitulationist right opportunist line (revisionist and capitulationist ROL) and the left opportunist line (LOL), their current path is the rampant enlistment and thus the just decision of the party came sooner than later to them.

Likewise, we reaffirm ourselves in our almighty ideology of the international proletariat, Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, principally Maoism as universal truth and its concrete and creative application for the Peruvian revolution, the Gonzalo Thought, almighty proletarian thought. It is with Gonzalo Thought that we have been solving complex and difficult problems that our revolution goes through. We steel our souls convinced and assured that the ideological and political line decides everything, we persist and will persist in its creative application, with communist loyalty.

On this special date, we greet, elated by optimism, the Marxist-Leninist-Maoist, Gonzalo Thought Communist Party of Peru, heroic combatant, war machine, organized vanguard of the Peruvian proletariat, its whole party leadership system that, in hard struggle and combat against the sinister attacks of the enemy, is forged in the image and likeness of Chairman Gonzalo. We greet the leaders, cadres, militants and masses who, by grasping our Party Unity Base (PUB), persist in the pending task of the general reorganization.

Chairman Gonzalo forged Communists with the party’s own strength and in this determined commitment, we faced the two principles of the reactionaries: annihilating leadership and separating the guerrillas from the masses. And, both are miserably failing.

Likewise, we reaffirm ourselves in party events, principally in our I Party Congress, a Marxist Congress, a Marxist-Leninist-Maoist, Gonzalo Thought Congress that has, at its highest level, sanctioned our Party Unity Base with its triple content: our scientific ideology Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, Gonzalo Thought, the Communist Program and the General Political Line with the Military Line at its center. We reaffirm ourselves in the I, II and in the glorious, historical and transcendental III plenum, whose masterful synthesis is the reaffirmation of Chairman Gonzalo of September 24, 1992. We reaffirm ourselves convinced that the events, work sessions and agreements that emanated from the leadership are fulfilled in arduous struggle, in the midst of the difficulties, twists and inflections that our revolution demands.

We express our reaffirmation in the People’s War, the undefeated torch of hope that persists and flares against the wind for more than 38 years. Chairman Gonzalo taught us: to maintain it is a success, but if it permeates the masses, it is a complete success! We greet the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), red soldiers of Chairman Gonzalo, combatants who gave their precious blood, assuming the cost and the quota challenging death, the PLA, backbone of the New Power, which is principally based on the poor peasantry that, under the leadership of the party, faces imperialist and reactionary repression and genocide, we greet the masses that support us and the political prisoners and prisoners of war that, in hard struggles against the genocides committed by this old reactionary state and the sinister complicity of the revisionist and capitulationist ROL, resist until today in the trenches of combat.

Our party was founded in 1928 by José Carlos Mariátegui on clear Marxist-Leninist bases – the  constitution of the party –, but at his death, the line was abandoned and the leadership was assaulted, the party life has been sinuous, in general suffering usurpation of opportunists and revisionists, sinking the party in the swamp of parliamentary cretinism, decades of sinister desires and electoral and personal appetites. It was Chairman Gonzalo who, in the mid-1960s, assumed the titanic and historic task of reconstituting the party, which was 15 years of intense, tenacious and persistent struggle, sweeping away the ballast of revisionism that was entrenched in the party for then, imposing a party to conquer power for the proletariat and the people with People’s War.

In 1980, The Initiation of the Armed Struggle of 80, the great epic of the People’s War began, justified and correctly defining the political moment, at the international level the Strategic Offensive of the Proletarian World Revolution (SOPWR) and the national level as in the midst of the general crisis of the contemporary Peruvian society and destruction of bureaucratic capitalism. Chairman Gonzalo taught us: “the People’s War gave us a more complete idea of ​​Maoism” so, the Party and the People’s War gave us historical milestone for the revolution in Peru and for the World Revolution. Our Marxist I Congress, Marxist-Leninist-Maoist, Gonzalo Thought Congress, established with clarity that this would mark us for decades, the revolutionary practice proves it clearly, next year we will celebrate the 30th anniversary of our glorious and transcendental I Congress and it corresponds to commemorate it.

The international, national and party situation makes the moments that we live to be historical, and, calls us to tension all our forces to fulfill the political tasks that the class, the international proletariat, peoples of the world and the Peruvian people demand. The masses demand us, they cry for more and more People’s War and we can not be blind and deaf to that cry, or else we would not be communists, only by letterhead, and for that qualifier there are the wretched revisionists and renegades.

The party is going through a process of General Reorganization. How much have we advanced? Grasping our PUB and the defense of the Great Leadership with People’s War, we have been firmly advancing, the positive weights highly. We, the left, – in a process of regrouping and consolidation – have been facing the general counterrevolutionary offensive headed by the genocidal Yankee Gendarme who feed their cohorts from the new revisionism of the revisionist and capitulationist ROL and of the LOL in Peru and Avakian and Prachanda who were its sinister expressions in the International Communist Movement (ICM).

The unmasking, combat and sweeping away has been in all levels, at the beginning of the second decade of this century, a series of pseudo generated organisms or supporters in the countryside, the city and abroad managed by the CIA-SIN through its agents were created, seeking to traffic and generate confusion among the masses in order to infiltrate the party organisms. There are still those who persistently continue to confuse our people and peoples of the world. Simultaneously the two-line struggle is propelled against the revisionist and capitulationist ROL and LOL outside and within the ranks of the party, convergences and disguised isolated positions were expressed that in fact opposed the General Reorganization: “because-ism”, “personal strife”, “feuds” etc, developing entrism with the risk to blow the apparatuses. All its plans have failed and will fail, the others, have flown like doves, too coward to develop the internal struggle, and their sinister act has even turned in and murdered comrades and combatants.

The general reorganization is about to culminate in its phase of laying solid foundations and is combined with the celebration for the 30th anniversary of the I Congress of the party: “TO UNITE AROUND THE CONGRESS, TO UNFOLD THE GENERAL REORGANIZATION OF THE PARTY, IN THE MIDST OF THE PEOPLE’S WAR “, To unite around the congress is to cohere and consolidate the militancy, the combatants and the masses organized in the light of our PUB, the foundation that guides all our revolutionary action, to culminate and lay foundations through developing the People’s War subject to the defense of the life and health of our Great Leadership, Chairman Gonzalo and serving the World Revolution.

Comrades, combatants, Peruvian people, the incontrovertible reality is one, the objective conditions have matured, the semi-feudal and semi-colonial character has sharpened, bureaucratic capitalism has deepened. The revolutionary situation in development is strengthened. The Communist Party of Peru has never paralyzed its march, the People’s War did not stop, the left holds firm, resolute, developing with effort and struggling in this process. We are the forge, conscious of our responsibility, the need and historical tendency, and the communist principles demands us to merge each day more with the justified people’s struggles that face the criminalization and militarization of their struggles, principally the poor peasantry that demands: Land to the tiller! Against the new land concentration of the landlords! Against the dispossession of the peasant, native communities, mainly by the imperialist mining, hydrocarbons and forestry companies, among others, with their lackeys, the big bourgeois and landlords! Against the importation of agricultural products to the detriment of national agricultural production!

We set ourselves apart from and reject the sinister positions of the revisionist and capitulationist ROL that the problem of the land has been solved, denying the semifeudality in the country, denying the thesis of Chairman Mao Tse Tung, which was developed by Chairman Gonzalo, on bureaucratic capitalism, that “There is no longer a democratic revolution but a socialist one.” A complete rejection of Gonzalo Thought, which only seeks to cover their capitulation and rotten debauchery from their path of parliamentary cretinism for a greater enlistment.

We call to merge with the proletariat and masses of neighborhoods and shantytowns, teachers, university students, agricultural proletarians, farmers, peasant communities, native communities, indigenous peoples who fight and resist the reactionary anti-trade union, anti-people offensive, criminalizing their struggles, the right to strike, of unionization, of expression and opinion against exploitation and arbitrary dismissals, etc, deny collective negotiation, right to land, to work, denial of the right to strike, conquests and benefits extended to all state workers in general, against the privatization of health, education and social security – let us reject it combatively.

That means, the spoil is privatization (concession) and exorbitant surplus value for them, and hunger salaries and pensions, overexploitation, dismissals, misery, anemia, tuberculosis together with greater pauperization for our people. It is proven and must be highlighted, because the revisionist and capitulationist ROL and the LOL deny it, within the cyclical evolutionary process it is fulfilled that the bureaucratic capitalism in the second half of each decade enters a greater crisis, goes into decline and, the principal, the political derivation that matures the conditions until the People’s War and the development of the revolution in our country. The old and new revisionists and opportunists of all hues, instead of developing the democratic path, put themselves at the tail of the bureaucratic path and offer to “restructure their old State” via an obsolete and amorphous “Constituent Assembly” and through participation in the reactionary elections that are managed by their Yankee master to adjust it to their plans.

Chairman Gonzalo sentenced: What has the People’s War shown? That the old Peruvian state is rotten to the core, perhaps it is not a reality that bursts in the face of those revisionists, opportunists and renegades day by day. In there, they submit with their amphora head and vote tongue, their offers and enlistments does not have limits. We reaffirm ourselves in what Chairman Gonzalo told us: “to annihilate the People’s War will lead them to unleash an unjust war” that is, the development of their counter-subversive war, the Yankee strategy to develop their War of Low Intensity and that requires absolute centralization (to trample on their bourgeois democracy, their laws and their institutions specified in presidential absolutism, all concentrated in the executive, in a pro-Yankee fascist clique that today heads the pawn Vizcarra).

Imperialism, principally Yankee imperialism, needs fascist cliques to lead the fascist, genocidal and motherland-selling regime under the hegemony and leadership of the big bourgeoisie in its comprador faction (covert dictatorships) to exercise its greater domination and interference and intervention on the old state, managed and monitored through the Yankee embassy in Peru.

Cliques that develop in a process of centralization, strife and purge. Just like it was with Bari Hermosa, Montesinos and Fujimori himself, passing through Giampetri during the APRA government, etc and now, lastly, Kuczynski.

The current political crisis of the fascist, genocidal and motherland-selling regime, the contend between the executive and the parliament and from which the corruption scandals were uncovered, both in the executive, in the judiciary, public ministry among other public and private institutions, through the Yankee agent Gorriti and audio leaks made by the DEA-DIRANDRO and its “Constellation” listening system, aims to conduct into presidential absolutism by legitimizing Vizcarra as the head of the fascist, genocidal and motherland-selling regime and to bring the “reforms in justice administration” perhaps via referendum, so that the Yankee justice department has control and can handle it according to their interests, such as in Brazil, Argentina, etc.

What do we see? The bankruptcy of all the parties of the big bourgeoisie and landlords engaged in contentions and mutual denunciations of corruption cases, links to drug trafficking, organized crime and espionage, among others.

And, as part of their task of restructuring their old state, there are the regional and municipal elections that have reflected the replacement of “gamonalillos” as a political evidence of their semifeudality, bosses and lackeys linked to drug trafficking, land trafficking, civil construction mafias, etc. They are part of the plunder and clear expression of feudalism in our country. What corresponds? To persist in the boycott politics of: Elections No, People’s War Yes! The results at the national level of absence and of blank votes have shown a clear rejection to this old and obsolete system of elections, parties, replacements and populisms.

It is a party need to make the leap so that the democratic path is embodied that we have entered to develop ourselves as the People´s Path of Liberation, it requires us to see the two hills, the growing intervention and interference of imperialism, principally Yankee imperialism, at a time that they enhance their hegemonic plans in Latin America as an area of dominance in its contend with the Russian superpower and the Chinese power and others.

We must raise the political consciousness of the class, the people and the masses with a clearly anti-imperialist character. Chairman Gonzalo warned us that the territory, the nation, the motherland was and is at risk by those who rule. We can not consent!

On the other hand, at international level, the historical period established by Chairman Mao Tse Tung, of struggle against the two superpowers – the North American and the Russian -, is still fully valid, it is the voice of a general call for the peoples of the world. We reject revisionist and reactionary positions of “bipolarity” “multilateralism” or of “three superpowers”. This is absurd! So-called “Maoists” that deny Maoism? The imperialist system is experiencing one of the greatest crises in its history, this is part of its general, economic and financial crisis in decline since 2008, bourgeois economists say that it has entered into depression and a new crisis is coming.

Yankee imperialism, in its condition of sole hegemonic superpower in its struggle against the other superpower, the Russian, needs to achieve “strategic superiority”. As Chairman Mao Tse Tung accurately established, that, in order to unleash a World War III, the Yankees aggressively and desperately launch themselves into it and dream of a “new world order” but fail. On the contrary, they are on their heels. This is how they seek to dominate the intermediate zone, basically the Third World. They aim to consolidate their area of domination, in the case of Latin America and strengthen their areas of influence in Asia and especially the Expanded Middle East and thereby advance the siege against Russia and prevent the development of China. Thus we see areas of dominion, areas of influence, collusion and contend and new repartition fueling the inter-imperialist contradictions.

In that context and within its doctrine of “national security” that imperialism applies, solely or in coalition since 2001 under its “global and total strategy of fight against terrorism”, it reveals itself to the oppressed nations and peoples of the world as the greatest genocidal of the 21st century. In this context, the principal contradiction in the world is clearly shown to be between oppressed nations and imperialism, unfolding a despicable aggressive and merciless genocide against the Arab people under its ragged pirate flags of “human rights”, “humanitarian aid”, “defense of democracy”, but is practicing repression and extermination of children, women and the elderly, widespread torture, destruction of the cultural legacy, war without prisoners, and, as always, steals everything, burns everything, kills everything, legitimizes concentration camps, selective killings via drones, conformation of groups, and mercenary and terrorist troops, (Al Qaeda, coup d’état, etc.). They do this against Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine, Libya, Egypt, Syria – pointing towards Iran, etc. Yankees out from the Expanded Middle East! Long live the Arab people! At the same time, in Latin America, comes a greater increasing development of its counter-subversive strategy of War of Low Intensity, unleashing its general counterrevolutionary offensive in its eagerness to consolidate its area of domination and to eradicate Russian and Chinese penetration. ”

Increasing militarization under the pretext of fighting against “drug trafficking” and “the fight against organized crime” – see Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Chile, etc. Since the Plan Colombia Colombia became its counterrevolutionary platform, until its entry into NATO, where after the farce of the “peace agreement”, “cease fire”, “round of talks” to which the armed revisionism of the FARC was submitted, paramilitarism, impunity and the murder and persecution of political and social leaders are now promoted. They also seek to reverse the processes where the regimes are being led by the big bourgeoisie in its bureaucratic fraction – Venezuela, Nicaragua, Bolivia, etc. – using its CIA – NSA – USAID agencies and the sinister role of the Catholic Church preparing conditions for military intervention, solely or in coalition with the Latin American reactionary armies. Yankees out of Latin America! Long live the people of Venezuela and Nicaragua!

Thus, in this context, they vent the imperialist crisis on the proletariat and peoples of Latin America, deepening bureaucratic capitalism, restructuring the old landlord-bureaucratic states, seeking to annihilate the People’s War in Peru and to prevent the constitution and reconstitution of the militarized Marxist-Leninist-Maoists communist parties, who in hard, tenacious and ardent struggle march for the unification of the communists in the world, of which the V Meeting of Latin America and the I Meeting of European Communist Parties and Maoist Organizations are decisive milestones in the steps to the conformation of the future Communist International (IC) commanded by Maoism, even more, assuming the contributions of universal validity of Chairman Gonzalo.

From here we greet to the People’s Wars that forcefully struggle and destroy the three mountains of oppression and exploitation while generating New Power. Long live the People’s War in India, Turkey and the Philippines! We call on the left in Nepal to resume the sole path of true emancipation.
As an undefeated, unfading light, Maoism defiantly commanding the New Great Wave of the Proletarian World Revolution, crushing the general counterrevolutionary offensive led by the Yankee Gendarme and unmasking and sweeping away the old and new revisionism that at the most obsolete, most sinister moment of more genocide and world militarization, sprout like pus in defense of the imperialist system and reactionary regimes.

Death to revisionism, the principal danger of the revolution, complicit of imperialism!
Long live Chairman Gonzalo, Great Leader of the Party and the Revolution!
Uphold, defend and apply Marxism–Leninism-Maoism, Gonzalo Thought!
Long live the Communist Party of Peru!
Long live the 90th Anniversary of the Communist Party of Peru!
Long live the invincible People´s War!
Unite around the I Congress, General Reorganization of the Party in the midst of People´s War!
Down with the fascist, genocidal and motherland-selling regime pro-Yankee that today is headed by the most obsequious servile pawn Vizcarra!
Long live the People´s Wars in India, Turkey and Philippines!
Long live the International Communist Movement and the Constitution and Reconstitution of Militarized Marxist-Leninist-Maoist Communist Parties!
Long live Maoism, down with revisionism!
Honor and Glory to the Peruvian proletariat and people!

Communist Party of Peru
October 7, 2018

Kashmir and the Imagination of the Hindu Rashtra Concerned Citizens’ Collective

Kashmir and the Imagination of the Hindu Rashtra Concerned Citizens’ Collective


Image courtesy: The Indian Express
The Indian government under the Bharatiya Janata Party treats Kashmiri Muslims as Erewhonian criminals, aggressively turning their longstanding struggle and their pain of living in a conflicted state into terrorism and ‘crime’, while also repeatedly pathologising Kashmiri Muslims as terrorists. This is reflected in the violence unleashed by the Indian army on the common, dissenting people of Kashmir, mutilating their bodies, their faces with pellets to counter the tension that erupted in the wake of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani’s killing in July 2016.  
In December 2016, a team comprising well-known documentary filmmaker Tapan Bose, activist Harsh Mander, professor Dinesh Mohan, journalist Pamela Philipose, and independent researcher Navsharan Singh called the Concerned Citizens’ Collective travelled to Kashmir to assess the impact of the violence on the common and innocent people of the state. They brought out their findings in a book titled Blood, Censored: When Kashmiris Become the ‘Enemy’, published by Yoda Press in July 2018.
In the following essay, republished here with permission, the authors explain how the Indian Army, by openly filming and photographing the way they torture the Kashmiri ‘suspects’, in addition to the actual physical torture they inflict on them with the full sanction of the Indian state, has resulted in a violent visual culture that grants them greater and stronger impunity. 

It is impossible to comprehend the policy of New Delhi with regard to Kashmir without recognising that for people on both sides of the ideological divide in India, Kashmir has a supreme symbolic importance well beyond just the land and its people. What makes Kashmir supremely significant for both is that it is the only Muslim majority state in India. All other Muslim majority regions in undivided India (except Hyderabad which was subdued) joined the union of Pakistan. Kashmir, through a historical default, remained with India.
For secular Indians, Kashmir is a test-case for a country that declares in its constitution that the nation belongs equally to people of every faith. By that tenet, the fact that Kashmir has an overwhelmingly Muslim population is irrelevant to the claims that Pakistan lays on Kashmir, on the grounds that the majority of its people are Muslim; because Pakistan is a country whose central organising principle is religion while for India it is not. The problem is of course the gaping chasm between the principle and practice of India’s constitutional secularism. If the majority of Muslims in Kashmir are not convinced that India in practice assures them the dignity and protection of equal citizenship, then the moral claims on their hearts and minds of India’s secular constitutional break down. They also shatter if the Hindu (and Sikh Buddhists) minorities do not feel safe and equal in Kashmir. The exodus of the Kashmiri Pandits from the valley in the 1990s, and the lack of any effective political and social initiative from the Muslim residents of Kashmir to either prevent their flight, or to ensure that they can return safely today and live in mixed settlements with their Muslim neighbours as in the past, further enfeebles the secular premise for Kashmir to remain a part of India.
But the greatest weakness for those who believe that Kashmir’s continuation in India is the ultimate litmus test of the success and authenticity of its secular credentials is that if the majority of Kashmiri Muslims demonstrably do not want to continue to throw their lot with India’s destiny, then no secular democratic principle is endorsed by holding them to India by decades of military suppression.
For the Hindu nationalists, on the other hand, precisely the fact that Kashmir is a Muslim majority state makes it suspect in its loyalty to the Indian nation. In the eyes of the RSS, in the orthodoxy of the Sangh, the Muslim is the ‘enemy within’. The taming and domestication of Kashmir has therefore always been high on the RSS agenda for India as a Hindu Rashtra, the flying of India’s flag in Lal Bagh central square in Srinagar. (The irony is that the RSS has long refused to fly in Indian tricolour in its headquarters in Nagpur; it flies instead of a saffron flag). The annulment of Article 370 of India’s constitution, which guarantees a special status to Kashmir, is one of the triumvirate of paramount demands of the RSS. The other two are the construction of a Ram Temple at the site of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, and a uniform civil code (again aimed to revoke the rights of Muslim men to have more than one wife or to divorce their spouse at will).
Therefore, in the present era of triumphalism in the Hindutva camp, with Prime Minister Modi’s repeated impressive successes in the hustings, the suppression of any kind of popular or militant Kashmiri assertion is politically fundamental to the advance of the Hindu Rashtra. It is for this reason that the domestication of Kashmir is seen to be imperative not just for the integrity of the Indian nation, but for the triumph of Hindu nationalism.
Unlike in the erstwhile UPA administration, which also subscribed to a militarist approach to Kashmir but at the same time kept open other avenues of dialogue and development, the present administration is happy for the Kashmiri to see the Indian state mainly in the form of a menacing and unrelenting gun-toting Indian soldier.
The Guardian asks, ‘How did India get here? How is it all right for a constitutionally democratic and secular, modern nation to blind scores of civilians in a region it controls? Not an authoritarian state, not a crackpot dictatorship, not a rogue nation or warlord outside of legal and ethical commitments to international statuses, but a democratic country, a member of the comity of nations. How are India’s leaders, thinkers and its thundering televised custodians of public and private morality, all untroubled by the sight of a child whose heart has been penetrated by metal pellets? This is the kind of cruelty we expect from Assad’s Syria, not the world’s largest democracy.’ The answer can only be—India got here because of the triumph of majoritarian nationalism: its hubris, its spectacular want of compassion.
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Image courtesy: Kashmir Observer
The suppression of Kashmir is now a made-for-television spectacle, designed to both whet and assuage bloodlust in the rising ranks of Hindu nationalists, who see themselves as by definition the only authentic Indian nationalists. The army records videos of its military operations and successes, not just against Pakistan but also Kashmir, and hands these out to television channels which obediently, uncritically and often with a shared triumphalism relay these, portraying the unruly Kashmiri not just as the disloyal ‘other’, but as the enemy. It is difficult to recall an occasion in the past in which the army chief in India has openly held out threats to a section of the country’s own civilians. General Bipin Rawat does so belligerently, aware that he is openly intimidating young citizens of his country and theirs. The army is a highly disciplined force, and its serving officers would not speak to and through the media unless they were authorised to do so. Again, we do not recall junior officers of the armed forces defending strategies such as the human shield aimed against Indian civilians in the way that Major Gogoi did on prime-time national television. As Apoorvanand observes, ‘That it did not shock us when Gogoi addressed the nation through the media after being decorated is a disturbing sign. Before him, and the current army chief, we do not remember any army officer addressing a press conference, not even after the Pakistan Army’s surrender in 1971, not after Operation Blue or the Kargil conflict. In all these, the army was the main actor. But it refrained from being seen as the director. It was always seen as following the civil authority. The present government is invoking nationalism to legitimise itself. It is trying to show it is the first government which backs the army. The latter is obliging by making the government’s nationalist agenda its own.’
Even more extraordinary is the release, presumably by Indian army sources of videos, that record their harsh coercive and violent action against protesting Kashmiris. Earlier we could have expected security forces to restrain any such public celebration of their breaking of the backs and spirits of unarmed civilians, because of service discipline, for fear of criticism by liberal opinion within and outside the country, and perhaps the sense that the violent repression of one’s citizens is not something to publicly celebrate in a democracy. But no longer. Instead, these videos are circulated as evidence of army valour, and of decisive action against the unruly and disloyal Kashmiri. Mohamad Junaid says that the ‘open-air theatre’ of violent repression was an essential part of the strategy of the Indian security forces in the first phase of militancy in the 1990s. During ‘crackdowns’ on Kashmiri urban neighbourhoods and villages, the Indian military would pick Kashmiri men and publicly beat and torture them. It was done in front of other Kashmiris, who were forced to gather in open spaces and watch. This served ‘as a warning but also as a psychological operation to break people’s will.’
But he feels that the current ‘visual politics’ of the display of army action on social media in Kashmir is different. First, he says, it helps serve the political objective of satisfying hyper-nationalist sentiment: ‘The military is matching in practice what the true desh-bhakts are asking for in their blood-curdling discourse. The videos are meant to bring the Indian nation out of the closet, and unabashedly embrace the hard reality of Indian rule in Kashmir.’
The distribution of these videos, he says further, is also to reassert a fragile masculinity against the deflation he feels has taken place since Burhan Wani’s killing and then on election day on 9 April 2017. ‘The Indian military has become inadequate to the task of keeping Kashmir subdued, or at least this is what it reads in its assessment of the desperate nationalist mood in India. It has responded with febrile displays of violence where it used to try to hide it. For long, only images of mangled bodies of dead militants were publicly displayed to assert Indian military’s masculinity. Now it is bodies of unarmed Kashmiri civilians, beatings of youths and women, the humiliation of children, and blasted houses in Kashmir.’
One can agree or disagree with Junaid’s harsh assessment, but the question remains. Why should the army post celebratory videos of its severe punitive action against civilians who are unarmed or armed at best with stones, often very young, and sometimes women and girls? Videos that establish that the way it treats citizens of the country is in brazen violation of human rights, the law of the land, and international law?
For retired army personnel, free from even the formality of army discipline, this is of course open season. A number of them rally their hyper-nationalist rage against the rebellious stone-pelting Kashmiri youth in noisy television studios. An Indian Army veteran, Major Manoj Arya, wrote an open letter to Burhan Wani. He describes him as ‘despicable’. ‘You could have been an engineer, a doctor, an archaeologist or a software programmer but your fate drew you to the seductive world of social media, with its instant celebrity hood and all encompassing fame. You posted pictures on the internet with your “brothers”, all you fine young Rambos holding assault rifles and radio sets. It was right out of Hollywood… The day you started with your social media blitzkrieg, you were a dead man. You encouraged young men of Kashmir to kill Indian soldiers, all from behind the safety of your Facebook account. Your female fan following was delirious. You were a social media rage… I wish we had met… (before killing you). And your parent’s son is dead. Dead from a 7.62mm full metal jacket round to the head.’

The Next Front – ‘Introduction’ chapter, from the Document-China: A Modern Social-Imperialist Power, by CPI (Maoist)

The Next Front – ‘Introduction’ chapter, from the Document-China: A Modern Social-Imperialist Power, by CPI (Maoist)

Introduction

In its 9th Congress held in January 2017, the United Congress of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) (CPI-Maoist) decided to conduct a special study on emerging trends in social, economic, political, and cultural changes with regard to strategy toward capitalist-revisionist China. The Central Committee was authorised to execute this decision. As per the decision taken by the Central Committee during its 4th Conference, it considered mainly two things: the trends within China, and whether China has become a social-imperialist power. These were their two study points. After investigating, the Central Committee adopted the following thesis at its 5th Conference: “Today China has become a modern social-imperialist power, an integral part of the capitalist-imperialist world system, while also playing the role of antagonist towards the oppressed classes and people in general.” The Marxist-Leninist-Maoist parties, groups and powers are in solidarity with the worker-peasant, suppressed, and other oppressed classes of society with the objective of world socialist revolution, marching toward a creative struggle to win over antagonistic imperialist China and end its conceptions of revisionism, social-imperialism, and obscurantism. Our two communist parties have two global responsibilities: to support the working class and to support its revolution. To accomplish these tasks, the social-imperialist nature of China must be exposed thoroughly. We must understand the process by which China transformed into a major and competent imperialist state among the imperialist nations of the world. We must also succeed in the process of segregating global alliances and enmities in accordance with the principles of international class divisions. We must evaluate everchanging structural variations and their specific conditions prevailing in the world. Unless we study these aspects, we cannot understand modern wars, the politics of modern revisionists, and the incidental variations in the imperialist system. Leninism holds that imperialism is the highest stage of capitalism – it is war, it is moribund.
Imperialism affirms the rise of the socialist movement, and the 20th century has proven this. The Leninist theory of imperialism applies even today. War is the supreme tool by which imperialism divides and reorganises the world for its vested interests. Imperialism indulges in war for the sake of its monopoly on the world. It principally gains through war. Wars are inevitable so long as imperialism exists in the world. It penetrates into underdeveloped nations in the guise of neo-colonialism to continue its obsessive compulsion for loot. It sucks the blood of the common people and the oppressed, and it is the cause of their extreme misery and distress. “Modern wars are the result of imperialism,” said Lenin, time and time again. The two world wars in first half of the 20th century broke out among the imperialist countries as a contest to gain supremacy over the world by dividing and reorganizing it. “The attempt to escape the new political and economic crises of the imperialist countries led to the last two world wars,” said Mao.
America has plundered the wealth of the world through imperialist war. It acquired windfall gains by selling weapons in abundance to countries who have engaged in war. In this way, America has become  the imperialist superpower of the capitalist world. When America’s imperialist economic system  incorporated a war economy, it focused only on wars. Hence, it orchestrated aggression and war. We can see this trend from Korea, Vietnam to Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria. War will continue so long as imperialism prevails. If we want to abolish war, we must eradicate the capitalist-imperialist system. The cold war between the then superpowers of the US and the USSR had an impact on the developed and underdeveloped countries. This gave rise to wars directly or indirectly among them. From 1945- 1990, at the least 125 regional wars, civil wars, and armed conflicts led to the deaths of more than 40 million people, while millions more were victimized and displaced. The economic crisis that resulted in these countries because of imperialist war is greater than that of the crisis that caused the World War II.
Wars continued to break out during the 1990s. American forces waged treacherous wars in Honduras, Ukraine and in Egypt, and America fomented incessant armed riots. Military interventions by Britain and America’s other allies have led to the deaths of nearly 3.2 million Muslims. The wealthiest and the most secular country in Africa, Libya, was destroyed by America. Libya, which once warmly embraced migrants, is now being destroyed, displacing half its population. More than 1 billion people live in extreme poverty and suffer from malnutrition. Moreover, nearly 17 million people are dying due to poverty every year. Half of them are children. America is trying to cover the ever-increasing expansion and expenditure of Israel. Leaving aside the welfare of its own people, America is amassing more than 20 trillion-dollars in debts to pay the debts of Israel and massacre Muslims. America is directing trillions from its budget to do this, subjecting its own people to misery and thereby causing the deaths of more than 200,000 of its own people every year.
The imperialist riots unleashed in Syria with the intent to overthrow the government of Bashar Al
Assad have led to the deaths of 500,000 people and another 2 million wounded or displaced. Moreover, millions of people were made homeless, migrating to neighbouring countries as well as some European countries. America destroyed many communities that had lived together amidst their shrines and holy places in brotherhood, peace, secularism and non-violence. The imperialist wars of aggression waged under the leadership of America on Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Iraq and many other countries have caused countless deaths and injuries, destroyed countless homes, and forced countless people worldwide to migrate.
In order to secure the imperialist system and deceive the people of the world, imperialists and revisionists mislead the people in all possible ways with various fictions according to the changing scenery of the contemporary world. It is time to expose and mortify them. The contemporary political vengeance of imperialism is a predictable result of the capitalist economic system. Imperialism is extending its political machinery to suppress the people by implementing its fascist dictatorship far and wide. The stronger the repression, the stronger the resistance. The worker-peasant classes, the petty-bourgeoisie and other oppressed classes of society, even the endangered species, are relentlessly waging wars against Imperialism. Our party, the Communist Party of India (Maoist), is relentlessly striving to exterminate imperialism from the earth, to install communism, and to unite the oppressed classes and masses. Our party leads them and shoulders the responsibility to fight alongside them.
In light of China’s rise as a social-imperialist power, the present task is for all working-class parties around the world to develop manoeuvres to sustain themselves. Party leadership, on these principles, must gather the oppressed classes and people of their societies and lead them in the march towards socialism. This document was released by the Central Committee to elucidate how socialist China transformed into a capitalist and imperialist power and how to develop strategies to combat it. Let us study this document thoroughly. In the light of five inherent features and three special aspects of imperialism taught by the great Lenin, let us analyse and synthesise in the light of Marxism-LeninismMaoism in order to build a correct scientific understanding of China’s social-imperialist development.
Translated from Telagu by the Revolutionary Anti-Imperialist Movement

iNDIA CPI Maoist Announces ‘Operation Ghamasan’ To Counter Government’s ‘Operation Samadhan’

iNDIA CPI Maoist Announces ‘Operation Ghamasan’ To Counter Government’s ‘Operation Samadhan’

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Maoists in eastern India have launched ‘operation Ghamasan’ to counter ‘Operation Samadhan’ launched by the Narendra Modi government last year to end the five-decade-long Naxalite insurgency in various parts of the country.
While Samadhan, in English, means solution, Ghamasan means fierce. Senior security officials who have read the newly-released Maoist document said the ultra-Left rebels are likely to try to escalate violence to recover from the reverses they suffered in the past few years.
“We have thoroughly studied the new policy (Samadhan) of our enemy forces and have come up with our response plan. Ghamasan is the answer to Samadhan,” says the 11-page handout, dated June 25 and published by the eastern regional bureau (ERB) of the central committee of the banned CPI(Maoist).
Ghamasan, just like Samadhan, is an acronym. Overall, operation Ghamasan centres on the idea of combining ‘armed struggle’ with ‘mass mobilisation’ and opening new fronts of struggle while staying focused on ‘self-rectification’. It stresses on intensifying armed struggle by arming more people and increasing arms power.
The publication urged students, intellectuals, cultural activists and workers and farmers to focus on building the ‘a broad anti-fascist front’ against the Narendra Modi-led NDA government and to expedite building movements against displacement.
“Our appeal to members of all level of party committees, the People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army and the Revolutionary People’s Committees (Maoist-run outlawed self-governments) is to fight on the basis of class struggle and the right to self-determination of the people. Our appeal to the broad mass, including workers, farmers, students, youths, intellectuals, journalists, cultural activists and the women is for uniting all anti-fascist forces,” the publication said.
Incidentally, this publication emerges less than a month after Pune police told a court that rights activists Gautam Navlakha, lawyer Sudha Bhardwaj and poet-cum-Maoist ideologue Vara Vara Rao, among others, were acting on behalf of the Maoist for forging an ‘anti-fascist front’.
“The underlying theme of the document is that Maoists have tacitly admitted that security operations have weakened them. ‘Ghamasan’ is their bid to recover from the setback and also to boost the morale of their cadres and sympathisers,” said R K Mallick, additional director general of police (operations), Jharkhand.
“It is also clear made clear that while we want a solution to the problem of wanton violence, they want to make it deadlier. We anticipate they would try to escalate violence,” Mallick added.
The eastern India chapter of CPI(Maoist) is headquartered in the dense forests of Jharkhand and headed by Prashanta Bose alias Kishan-da, the senior-most leader of the party. Presently, eight members of CPI(Maoist) central committee are attached with ERB.
The publication, in circulation in parts of Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal since August, also stresses on the need to strengthen ‘united front activities.’ This refers to joint activities with other democratic and legally functioning organisations.

අතරුදහන් වූවන්ගේ පවුල්වල සාමාජිකයින් විසින් දියත් කළ විරෝධතාවයට දින 500ක්

අතරුදහන් වූවන්ගේ පවුල්වල සාමාජිකයින් විසින් දියත් කළ විරෝධතාවයට දින 500ක්

Vavuniya Families of the Disappeared take protest to Nallur ahead of 500th day

ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාවේ උතරු නැගෙනහිර යුද්ධයේ අවසාන හරියේදී උතුරේ පවුල්වල සාමාජිකයින් විසින් සිය පවුල්වල දේශපාලන ක‍්‍රියාධරයින් රජයේ හමුදාවට බාර දුන්හ. මෙසේ බාර කළ ප‍්‍රමාණය 12,000කට ආසන්න බව කියැවේ. යුද්ධය හමාර වී වසර 9ක් වී ඇතත් මෙලෙස බාර කළ පුද්ගලයින් පිළිබඳව කිසිදු තොරතරුක් තවම දැන ගන්නට නොමැත.

July 9, 2018
Vavuniya Families of the Disappeared take protest to Nallur ahead of 500th day

අතරුදහන් වූවන්ගේ පවුල්වල සාමාජිකයින් විසින් දියත් කළ විරෝධතාවයට දින 500ක් සැපිරෙන දිනයේ වවුනියාවේ සිට නල්ලූර් වලට විරෝධතාවය රැගෙන ගොස් තිබේ.

TAMIL GUARDIAN

07Jul 2018

Families of the disappeared currently protesting in Vavuniya, took their struggle to Nallur today, staging a one-day hunger strike in front of the Jaffna temple.

අතුරුදන් වූවන්ගේ පවුල්වල සාමාජිකයින් විසින් වවුනියාවේ පැවැත් වූ විරෝධතාවය වවුනියාවේ සිට නල්ලූර් වලට ගෙන ගොස් ඇත. එසේම අද යාපනය කෝවිල ඉදිරිපට එක් දිනක මාරාන්තික උපවාසයක්ද සිදු කරන ලදි.

The Vavuniya protest reaches its 500th day tomorrow, Sunday. The protestors carried out special prayers at the Nallur Kovil, and also paid tribute to Thileepan at the nearby monument.

ඉරිදා දිනය වන විට වවුනියාව විරෝධතාවය දින 500 ඉක්මවා ඇත. විරෝධතාකරුවන් නල්ලූර් කෝවිල පරිශ‍්‍රයේදී, තිලීපන් සිහිකොට ගෞරව දැක්වුයේ ඒ ස්මාරකය ආසන්නයේදීය.

 

In Italy, from North to South, solidarity tour with the People’s War in India has started!

In Italy, from North to South, solidarity tour with the

People’s War in India has started!

Saturday, June 9, 2018

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“Massacres and repression against Maoists and population by the hindu-fascist government at the service of imperialism”
“Proletarian and Internationalist Solidarity!”
“Solidarity Committee with Indian People’s War”
Freedom for Indian Political Prisoners
Solidarity with workers’ struggles in India
Stop “Green Hunt”

Palermo, proletarians in struggle supporting the Peopels’s War:

Source: ICSPW India

India – Varavara Rao Speaks Out: Expand The People’s War To Fight Brahmanical Hindu Fascism And Advance The New Democratic Revolution

India – Varavara Rao Speaks Out: Expand The People’s War To Fight Brahmanical Hindu Fascism And Advance The New Democratic Revolution

The killings of Mohammad Akhlaq, Prof. M M Kalburgi and Yakub Memon have come to symbolize in many ways the prevailing situation in the country under Modi-led BJP-rule. Akhlaq was bludgeoned to death at his Dadri home in September by a lynch mob that was instigated, mobilized and led by a bunch of Sanghi goons after maliciously spreading the rumour of beef-eating.

Prof. Kulbargi was shot dead by unidentified Hindutva-fascist assassins because of his consistent and irrepressible opposition to their designs in Karnataka. Memon was hanged this July in Nagpur jail after his conviction in the 1993 Mumbai blasts in a travesty of justice.
For the self-appointed gendarmes of the ‘Hindu Rashtra’, to eat something of one’s choice is anti-national, to voice dissent is anti-national, to be even the brother of a Muslim who is accused of so-called anti-national activities is anti-national – ‘crimes’ that are punishable by death according to the Manuvadi Hindutva-fascists.
Whether the execution is actually carried out judicially by the state or by any of the numerous murderous gangs raised by the hydra-headed RSS – it makes little different to the person at the receiving end.
These killings (and of Govind Phansade and Narendra Dabholkar earlier) are but a few of the more talked-about incidents in what has become an incessant barrage of attacks carried out in many forms by the Hindutva-fascists across the country.
Particularly since the BJP government came to power, such attacks are taking place almost on a daily basis. Though termed by some as ‘intolerance’, this is part of an all-round attack by the Brahmanical Hindu fascist forces against the people and affecting all spheres of their lives.
These attacks are simultaneously ideological, political, social, religious, ethnic, economic, cultural, juridical and environmental – carried out with violent and non-violent, legal and illegal, constitutional and extra-constitutional means.
On their target are all kinds of dissent and non submissiveness, particularly the fighting organizations and individuals – revolutionary, democratic, secular and patriotic – as well as Muslims and Christians, Dalits and Adivasis, women and people of other oppressed genders, oppressed nationalities and even sections of the parliamentary opposition.
In fact, anyone who refuses to fall in line with their Hindutva agenda or opposes their fascist diktats is a potential target. Indeed, at a time like this when the assault of he Hindutva-fascists is becoming increasingly conspicuous in all spheres of the society and the state, one cannot be faulted for wondering if a vast section of our people are already made to live in the shadows of a veritable ‘Hindu Rashtra’.
Hindu-fascism, even with its specificities, shares many characteristics of the fascisms that emerged in the capitalist countries during the economic, social and political crises period of the the1930s, the Great Depression and the interval between the two inter imperialist World Wars.
Like Italian fascism and German Nazism, Hindutva too is a phenomenon of the era of imperialism and proletarian revolution, emerging along right-wing or fascist parties, institutions, armed detachments and gangs in the capitalist imperialist countries with or without a parliamentary democratic cover. Fascism raised its head when at its highest stage, capitalism had entered a period of general crisis and socialism emerged as a real alternative before the world people with the victory of Bolshevik Revolution.
The role of Italian, German, Japanese and other fascist movements of that time was to address this existential threat faced by the imperialist ruling classes of their respective countries.
It was the political offensive of the bourgeoisie against the proletariat to come out of its severe economic and political crises. They pursued a domestic policy of open terrorist rule and a foreign policy of aggression and wars.
Domestically, the main enemy of the fascists was the organizations and movements of workers and toiling masses, revolutionary proletarian parties and organizations along with other democratic classes and national minorities, migrants, while internationally, its prime target was the socialist camp led by the Soviet Union along with the national liberation movements of the colonies and semi-colonies.
They waged counter-revolutionary wars against communist and democratic forces all over the world until revolutionary and national liberation wars finally consigned them to their graves.
But Hindutva – the ‘Made in India’ variety of fascism – not only escaped the fate of its European and Japanese contemporaries but has in fact thrived during the last hundred years of its existence. Hindutva fuses elements of India’s caste-feudalism (such as its reactionary Brahmanical ideology and deep-rooted notion of inborn superiority, etc.) with those modern bourgeois concepts (like the nation, Aryan Race theory of colonial-Orientalist scholars and their communal formulation of Indian history, and so on) that suit the interests of the Indian comprador ruling classes and the obsolete social institutions and forces.
It falsifies history to invent a glorious past of the ‘Hindu nation’, unmindful of the fact that neither a religious community called the ‘Hindu’ nor a nation called the ‘Indian’ existed prior to British conquest of the subcontinent.
The brainchild of the early Hindutva proponents is the neo-Brahmanical reactionary utopia of the ‘Hindu Rashtra’ (nation), which the Hindutva fascists project back as the country’s ‘glorious’ past and hold up as the ideal for the country’s glorious future.
They seek to impose this fascist ideology on both Hindus and non-Hindus and all social communities, sections and classes who do not agree with their communal conception of society and history.
While Muslims and Christians are seen as aliens to be either assimilated, kept in line or suppressed, the Sikhs, Buddhists, Dalits and Adivasis are considered to be already Hindus and are included in the ‘Hindu nation’ against their will.
The hierarchical, hegemonic and chauvinist Hindutva ideology, culture and values are imposed on all of them by suppressing, controlling or co-opting their diverse cultures, languages, beliefs and customs.
This fascist ideology of Hindutva is also reflected in the organizational structure of Hindu-fascist organization. RSS, Hindu Mahasabha etc. that were established in the early 1920s are highly authoritarian and allows no disagreement with the leaders.
The command of the Sarsanghchalak is the last word in RSS and is accepted without question. From its inception, Hindutva forces received support and patronage of the big landlords and the comprador big bourgeoisie as its reactionary ideology and authoritarian organizational structure was a useful tool for their economic and political interests.
They were also subservient to the British colonial rulers, calling upon the people to struggle for ‘national regeneration’ at a time when all the anti-colonial, democratic and patriotic forces were engaged in the independence struggle (Savarkar glorified colonialism by writing that “the glory of the British empire is great” (V D Savarkar, Hindutva, p.85, 166); Golwalkar expressed his disdain for national independence by terming it as “that haphazard bundle of political rights” (M S Golwalkar, We or Our Nationhood Defined, p.7).
True to their comprador character, Hindutva fascists continue to commemorate collaborators and traitors as heroes like Savarkar while denouncing genuine nationalists and patriots like Tipu Sultan.
Hindutva-fascist forces stand for conciliation of antagonistic classes to prevent the development of class consciousness among the toilers and an intensification of the organized class struggle.
For instance, RSS had written to PM Nehru way back in 1948, “Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s is the only way to meet the challenge of communism and its is the only ideology which can harmonize and integrate the interests of different groups and classes and thus successfully avoid any class-war” (Letter by RSS office-bearers to PM Nehru, published in Organizer, 23 October 1948). They make use of the traditional adaptability of Hinduism to social change by preserving, protecting and strengthening all its reactionary aspects in the service of the ruling classes – be it the colonial rulers or the Indian ruling elite subservient to imperialism which took their place.
They bolster the joint dictatorship of the big landlords big comprador capitalists by suppressing the democratic classes, whipping up communal and national chauvinism, persecuting religious minorities and oppressing minority nationalities, Dalits, Adivasis and women.
Ideologically, the metaphysical, idealist and subjective Hindutva world-outlook is a die-hard opponent of all forms of scientific, materialist, rational, objective and dialectical approach to understand and change the world – most of all the Marxist approach of scientific socialism and dialectical and historical materialism.
Ideological-political indoctrination, social demagogy, national and religious chauvinism, Goebbelsian propaganda, co=option and buying-out – i.e., all means fair and foul are part of their arsenal to win over one section of the broad masses and to terrorize others.
They fully utilize the gullibility, backwardness, ignorance and contradictions among the broad masses as well as the reactionary aspects in people’s culture and social values rooted in the country’s semi-colonial semi-feudal system.
They constantly engage in lies, deception, hypocrisy and subterfuge to manipulate public opinion and to hoodwink, mislead and divide the masses – often doing the opposite of what they say and saying in  complete contrast to what they do.
They use the products of modern science and technology to enslave the masses and achieve their reactionary social, economic, political and cultural goals.
Hindutva-fascism has adapted itself to the changing conditions and utilized all available forms to spread its most deceitful, deceptive and bloody tentacles. Contrary to its ideology and stated goals, it pledged itself to non-violent means, declared adherence to the Indian Constitution and presented itself as a mere cultural organisation (as did RSS after Gandhi’s assassination to get its ban revoked) – but it does not conform to them in practice.
Like its Nazi counterpart, it has utilized India’s parliamentary system to come to power in pursuit of its objectives.
From the formation of Bharatiya Jana Sangh in 1951 to the formation of first BJP government at the centre in 1997, Hindutva-fascism had gained ground in large parts of the country by working under cover of parliamentary politics. But as Ram Janmabhoomi agitation, Rath Yatra, demolition of Babri Masjid, the subsequent bloodbath of Muslims in many parts of the country, Gujarat pogrom and innumerable other large and small heinous acts show, they have used extra-parliamentary and violent terrorist methods for parliamentary ends.
They have achieved some significant success in their tactics largely because its parliamentary opposition – whether the Congress, revisionist CPI-CPI(M) or various regional parties – has proved ineffective in stopping the onward march of Hindutva-fascism.
In fact, these ruling-class parties themselves have many overt or covert Hindutva adherents within them and helped in the growth of Hindutva-fascism with their class collaboration and opportunist politics. Since the parliamentary elections of 2014, BJP has emerged as the largest, most powerful and most preferred all-India party of the big comprador bureaucratic capitalists and landlords subservient to imperialists by displacing the Congress from this position.
Like all fascisms of the past, the present growth of Hindutva-fascism has taken place amidst an acute crisis of the world capitalist system beginning in 2008 which has not shown any serious sign of recovery. Fascist trends of various hues are on the rise once again all over the world.
In India too, the old method of rule by the Congress-led UPA became inadequate for the Indian ruling classes in the present condition of crisis. Modi-led BJP was therefore catapulted to power in the last elections to carry out the agenda of neo-liberal ‘reforms’ more aggressively and ruthlessly – by fascist means if need be.
The BJP with its neo-fascist Hindutva ideology and a wide network of fascist organisations working in almost all fields and regions and among all social sections, was best suited for the job.
The ‘slow’ pace of the IMF-World Bank  neo-liberal reforms and or hold-ups in opening all sectors of the economy for foreign and Indian big capital has led the BJP and its NDA allies to steamroll a plethora of policy changes through parliamentary and extra-parliamentary means.
Displaying naked majoritarianism based on its absolute majority in the Lok Sabha, Modi-led BJP government is imposing these policies with the fascist argument that they have got the popular mandate to implement whatever programme and policy they like.
It is worth noting that the Fascists in Italy and the Nazis in Germany too had won majority seats in the parliamentary elections and used this brute majority to impose their policies. As the country’s economy sinks deeper into the abyss of recession and crisis, Hindutva-fascists led by Modi are taking desperate measures to satisfy their masters – the imperialists.
On the one hand, the big capitalists big and landlords are showered with enormous financial windfall through introduction of new pro-corporate laws and changes in the existing laws, tax cuts and tax holidays, loan waivers and debt restructuring, disinvestment, handing over government property at dirt-cheap rates and through numerous such legal and illegal means.
A number of existing laws related to the well-being and welfare of the people such as labour laws, laws entitling peasants to subsidy and compensation, pension, retirement-benefit and insurance regulations for the salaried classes, laws related to social security, health and education, etc. are being changed by the government by terming them as old and obsolete, while the age-old colonial laws used for suppressing the people are not only being retained but are bolstered with newer amendments.
Schemes like ‘skill development’ are introduced to prepare a few million unemployed as cheap semi skilled labour to meet the needs of the global capitalist economy and the Indian big capitalists.
The drama of debate is acted-out in the pigsty of parliament by the ruling parties and the opposition alike, but all anti-people bills and policies are ultimately passed with mutual understanding.
On the other hand, government expenditure on agriculture and manufacturing, social welfare and subsidies, education and health, water and housing, etc., are drastically curtailed in the name of fiscal discipline and austerity.
Economic and political rights won by the people – be it workers, peasants, working women, employees, salaried people and others from the middle classes through long and bitter struggles – are taken away step by step to serve the interests of the imperialists and the Indian ruling classes.
It is introducing a plethora of new policies that are having a bearing upon all spheres – economy, education, health, environment, social welfare and so on. Foreign investment which only tightens the noose of imperialism is presented by Modi government as the panacea for all the economic problems besetting the country.
While mouthing pious discourses on ‘Environmental Justice’, the government is proceeding to remove even the remaining namesake restrictions on environmentally sensitive zones to invite foreign investment and maximize the exploitation of natural resources.
By issuing indiscriminate clearance to mining, dams, highways, ports, housing, industries and such other projects and almost all kinds of services in such ecologically fragile regions, it is giving an open  invitation for unprecedented ecological destruction and pollution, not to speak of large scale displacement of the people. Unable to address the basic problems of the masses or fulfill the grand pre-election promises, Modi and his ministers are resorting to gimmicks and ‘perception management’.
Following the model of the Nazi ace-propagandist Joseph Goebbels, Modi government is making extensive use of print, electronic and digital media to slyly manipulate public opinion, to delude the masses with lies and deception and to hard-sell the pro-imperialist and pro-Hindutva agenda it is trying to implement.
The media is being controlled in covert and overt ways to monopolize the means of disseminating information. Phrases like ‘development’, ‘empowerment’ of the poor and the Dalits, Adivasis, women or other ‘weaker sections’, ‘Sadbhavana- Shanti-Suraksha’, ‘nation building’, ‘national interest’ and such phrases are relentlessly bombarded in a Goebbelsian manner.
Sangh Parivar organisations too are using mass media to hide the real face of Hindutva fascism, to shape public opinion in favour of its agenda and to turn illusions into reality. Hypocrisy in words and in practice is a hallmark of the Hindutva-fascists.
Parallel to this process is the gradual fascization of the state. Be it the bureaucracy, judiciary, armed forces, jails or any other wing of the state – the BJP government is staffing their top rungs with Hindutva adherents wherever possible.
The military, paramilitary and police forces are being further fascized during their training and service by the Hindutva fascists by using state power.
They are being indoctrinated with pseudo-patriotism and favourite Hindutva themes like unity and integrity of the country, national interest, War on Terror, etc.
In this way they are being brought closer to the Hindutva camp and ideologically prepared to ruthlessly crush the people and all forms of democratic movements in the name of defending the country and the nation, religion and faith, civilization and culture, etc.
Keeping the mask of Narendra Modi in the forefront, Sangh Parivar is trying to expand its social base by introducing a few populist social welfare programmes like ‘Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao’, ‘Jan Dhan Yojana’, ‘Swacch Bharat Abhiyan’, etc.
Like all fascist forces of the past, the NDA government and the Sangh are taking up some of these populist measures only to facilitate the heightened exploitation and repression of the toiling masses and the oppressed social groups without stirring up widespread resistance.
A renewed attempt is being made at saffronisation of education through measures like rewriting of school textbooks, changes in the syllabus, imposition of Sanskrit, Yoga and Hindu rituals in schools, and similar other measures. Modi government has stepped up its interference in the internal affairs of the universities and all other autonomous institutions with the aim of imposing the fundamentalist Hindutva agenda.
This is in addition to the intensification of the previous government’s policy of promoting privatisation of education. It is aggressively eulogising RSS figures like Savarkar, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee and Deen Dayal Upadhyaya etc. and systematically naming public landmarks like roads, public institutions, welfare schemes, etc. in conformity to their ideology. Such measures are making the pro-rich, pro-Hindu, pro-‘upper’ caste, male-bias of the state even more pronounced.
Muslims and their organizations are being targeted by the state in the name of fighting ‘Islamic terror’, while discrimination against religious minorities is becoming more menacing. While a free hand is given by the state to the offenders of the saffron camp including murderers involved in massacre of Muslims, stringent punishment including life term and death sentence are being handed out to the accused Muslims.
A large number of them are kept in long-term detention without trial. Hindutva fascists are holding up religious minorities as the enemies in front of the people to divert their growing frustration and anger into harmless channels. Similarly, Dalits, Adivasis, women, oppressed nationalities, rationalists, atheists, democrats, communists or even the parliamentary opposition – anyone who are in opposition to them – are being targeted. Anyone standing for genuine democracy, independence, sovereignty and self-reliance or militantly raising the basic democratic demands of the people is subjected to brutal violence using the state or saffron terror.
Thousands of such attacks have been carried out in the last one and a half years of Modi rule, and the number is on the rise. The growing incidents of so called intolerance all over the country too are an integral part of the Hindutva-fascist design.
Internationally, BJP government and the Hindutva fascists are pursuing a ‘big power’/‘super-power’ status for India by more closely collaborating with US imperialism and clamouring for a greater role in international affairs.
In their attempt to transform the country into a strong regional outpost of the US and other imperialist powers, NDA and RSS is a policy of drummed-up big-power chauvinism and expansionism in south-Asia.
They are howling chauvinist barbs against Pakistan and China and are clamouring to expand the fight against ‘Islamic Terror’ by aligning more closely with US-Israeli foreign policy.
Guided by the hegemonic idea of the Hindu Rashtra and Akhand Bharat, they are more aggressively following the expansionist policies of the previous governments, interfering in the internal affairs of the neighbouring countries like Nepal in scant respect for their sovereignty, thereby attracting the wrath of their people.
The all-out Hindutva-fascist attack therefore is becoming unbearable not only for the broad masses of India but also for the people of our neighbouring countries.
In spite of the similarities, however, Hindutva fascism is no Nazism of Hitler’s Germany or fascism of Mussolini’s Italy. The material basis of Hindutva fascism lay in the country’s social conditions and backward production relations.
These production relations principally serve the interests of feudalism and comprador bureaucratic capitalism which are strongly integrated with and depended on the imperialist monopoly capital and are subservient to it.
This results in the type of fascism peculiar to our country and any semi-colonial and semi-feudal countries – comprador-feudal fascism.
As a result, Hindutva-fascism is necessarily weaker and more unstable than its counterparts in capitalist countries. As Dimitrov pointed out, here there can be no question of seeing “the kind of fascism that we are accustomed to see in Germany, Italy and other capitalist countries” (Dimitrov, Seventh Congress of the Comintern, 1935).
Comprador-feudal fascism, by its very comprador nature, is unable to equal the fascism of imperialist countries.
In addition, the oppressive, discriminatory, hierarchical, unscientific, anti-people and reactionary Brahmanical ideology and the rotten Jati-Varna system associated with it has never gone unchallenged in the country.
It has faced unceasing ideological and political and other kinds of resistance including violent resistance from the oppressed and toiling masses from the time of its very inception. Whether Charvakas, Sankhyas and the Buddhists of the ancient times; Ravidas, Kabir and others of the middle ages or Jotiba Phule and Savitribai, Shahuji Maharaj, Dr. Ambedkar, Periyar and several others representing the Dalits, Adivasis, women and revolutionary-democratic forces of the modern period in their own ways took part in this unbroken history of resistance.
The people of the country, supported by the revolutionary and democratic people of the world, are now once again standing on the way of the neo-Brahmanical Hindutva-fascism.
It is not plausible, therefore, to establish the ‘Hindu Rashtra’ of their dreams which would require the transformation of the present semi fascist rule (with thinly-veiled fascist rule in some regions of the country such as parts of Dandakaranya, Bihar-Jharkhand, Jammu & Kashmir and the North East) to a complete and countrywide naked neo-fascist rule.
Indeed, the present unprecedented level of allround Hindutva-fascist attack is facing a broad resistance in the country. Protests against saffron terror and fascization of the state are going on, with more and more people coming out to join their voice.
The widespread indignation against the killing of Prof Kulbargi, Akhlaq and to a lesser extent the judicial murder of Yakub Memon carried forward this anti fascist movement.
Recently, hundreds of writers, artistes, academics, actors, journalists, film-makers and others from the literary, cultural and academic fields have returned government awards in an unparalleled protest against the attacks and growing threat of Hindutva-fascism.
Their opposition to the persecution of minorities, attack on the basic civil and democratic rights including freedom of expression and dissent and attempts to impose control and dictate have snowballed into a veritable avalanche of protest.
A large number of demonstrations, dharnas, meetings etc. are daily being organized across the country. The people of foreign countries too are expressing their condemnation of growing Hindutva-fascism in sharp contrast to the opportunistic whitewashing of the crimes of Modi and his cohorts by their governments.
The recent outburst of anger of the people fighting for Patidar reservation against hated state symbols like Police Stations has shown that even places like Gujarat which were once considered Hindutva strongholds are no longer safe due to the people’s growing frustration and anger. The people will surely make the Hindutva-fascists realize that they constitute only a small minority in the country representing the obsolete forces, the reactionary ruling classes and their henchmen.
The vast majority of the people of the country will neither subscribe to their reactionary ideology, nor will they take the forcible imposition of Hindu majoritarianism lying down. Sooner than later, BJP and the Sangh Parivar will realize that it is no fun to be the flunkeys of imperialism.
MIB unequivocally extends its revolutionary solidarity to all who are part of this common fight – revolutionary, democratic, patriotic and secular forces, workers and peasants, national and religious minorities, Dalits and Adivasis, urban poor and the urban middle class, national bourgeoisie, students, teachers and intellectuals, academics, historians, writers, artistes, actors, advocates, journalists, doctors, scientists, researchers, women, LGBT, differently-able, the old and the young and people from all walks of life who are standing up against Hindutva-fascist enslavement.
Taking inspiration from the experience of the international proletariat and the democratic forces in defeating fascism, we call upon all exploited and oppressed classes, communities, sections and groups to unite to become a mighty force against Brahmanical Hindu-fascism and to wage a protracted struggle to bury it once and for all.
With the understanding that fascism can be completely uprooted only in a revolutionary way and not by revisionist, reformist and parliamentary ways or through electoral ‘victories’ over the BJP, MIB appeals to you all to strengthen the ongoing armed agrarian revolutionary war led by the CPI(Maoist) to establish a genuinely democratic, independent, sovereign and self-reliant people’s republic which will be the real and final graveyard of Hindutva-fascism.

New Pictures Of Isaipriya Alive Emerge

May 18, 2014

From Colombo Telegraph

https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/new-exclusive-pictures-of-isaipriya-alive-emerge/

New Pictures Of Isaipriya Alive Emerge

New pictures of the LTTE media TV newsreader Isaipriya alive have emerged.The Sri Lanka Ministry of Defence claims 53 Division troops killed Isaipriya during the last battle. Her name is in the Ministry of Defence’s published list – “Identified LTTE leaders who were killed on 18 May 2009 by 53 Division troops“  – as “Lieutenant Colonel – Issei Piriya – Communications/Publicity Wing”.

Isaipriya was taken into army custody on May 18, 2009. First pictures of her dead body emerged. Then on June 22, 2012 , Colombo Telegraph published pictures and a video which show the LTTE media TV announcer Issapriya’s naked body lies with the hundreds of dead bodies, but this time her hands are untied. The security forces officer speaking in Sinhala language to a female says, “here, here, Voice of Tiger announcer.” (Watch at 2.56mins in the video).  When her dead body was photographed the first time , her hands were tied behind her back and allegedly raped. Exclusive – Warning Disturbing Images: Issapriya’s Naked Body With Tied And Untied Hands – Colombo Telegraph.The video clearly demonstrates a pattern of woeful consistency of the Sri Lankan forces.

They were killed

Isaipriya’s dead body and her hands are untied – to see click here

long live comrade N.SHANMUGATHASAN! -Memorial Meeting at Colombo

long live comrade N.SHANMUGATHASAN!
 long live marxism-leninism-maoism!
 maoist road

 

february 2018
 
 
25TH COMMEMORATION OF COMRADE N.SHANMUGATHASAN
Chaired by: Comrade W.Somarathna
President, Ceylon Communist Unity Centre
  • SHARING OF MEMORIES OF Comrade N.Shanmugathasan
Comrade V. Thanabalasingham (Media Consultant)
  • CONTRIBUTION OF COMRADE N.SHANMUGATHASAN TO THE COMMUNIST MOVEMENT OF CEYLON AND THE FUTURE OF COMMUNIST MOVEMENT
Comrade Chandana Bodeju
Attorney-at-Law
  • UPCOUNTRY TAMIL PEOPLE AND THEIR RIGHT TO SELF DETERMINATION
Comrade S. Vijayakumar
Attorney-at-Law
  • LIBERATION JOURNEY OF NATIONS
Comrade E.Thambiah
Attorney-at-Law
General Secretary, Ceylon Communist Unity Centre
  • VOTE OF THANKS
Comrade Nelson Mohanraj
Ceylon Communist Unity Centre
BRIGHTEN REST
214/2, MESSENGER STREET, COLOMBO 12
DATE: 25/02/2018
TIME; 10AM-1PM
CEYLON COMMUNIST UNITY CENTRE
152 1/3 HULFTSDORP STREET, COLOMBO 12