The 13 day strike of over 2000 workers in the Maruti Suzuki India’s
(MSI) Manesar plant in Gurgoan (Haryana), close to the national capital
Delhi, in the first weeks of June is an important sign of ascendancy of
the working class militancy in the region.
In the name of Liberalisation, the deadly disease of Privatisation has
attacked the working class throughout India. It has killed and destroyed
250,000 factories and has thrown 25 million workers and their families
into a hellish life.
“Nine bombings in as many months, almost 100 people dead, and some 200
injured: Bombay is in the midst of ... the longest-running terror
offensive any major Indian city has ever encountered...” (Editorial in
‘The Hindu’, 26 August 2003).
Leading up to the planned demonstration of 12 April, in Bangalore, there
was a week-long campaign demanding, "No to war". In spite of the
apparent ‘conquest’ of Baghdad, the action was quite successful in terms
of reaching a broad layer of people.
Jagadish Chandra, New Socialist Alternative (Nava Samajavaadi Paryaya -
the CWI’s section in India) spoke about the struggle against
privatisation in India in an interview with Offensiv (newspaper of the
Swedish section of the CWI) during the Eighth World Congress of the CWI.
In April this year 10 million public...