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<b>Brinda Karat demands Ganguly's inclusion in Indian team</b>

You can't beat commie's logic. <!--emo&Big Grin--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif' /><!--endemo--> <!--emo&Big Grin--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif' /><!--endemo-->
Think what will happen if they gets majority in Parliament.
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<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->International Peace Festival in Mumbai
December 1 - 3 2006

Interactive Symposia

A Peaceful World Is Possible

The quest for Peace is an eternal pursuit of the humanity. Peace that is
just. Peace that is based on mutual respect and dignity. Peace that denotes
love. Peace that means compassion and solidarity.

The quest for Peace in its very essence is a cry for Justice. It's unquenched
thirst for Freedom. Freedom from discriminations and oppressions - overt and
covert. Freedom to self-expression. Freedom to bloom unhindered.

The extant world is, unfortunately, too cruel, too oppressive, too unfree,
too unjust.

The Global War on Terror, brutalisation of Iraq, bloodbath in Afghanistan,
carnage in Gujarat are just a few too obvious examples. The catalogue is

That's why the ode to Peace is also the struggle for Justice. Reinvigorated
explorations of means and ways to achieve Justice, Equity and Peace.

In a world riven with violence and war, oppression and inequity, it becomes
all the more urgent and necessary to intensify the struggles for peace, network
the diffused efforts and explore the myriad dimensions.

'International Peace Festival' proposes to do all these mainly through the
languages of creative 'cultural' expressions - to explore, to express, to build
bridges and break barriers, in a confluence of collective participation and

To strengthen our faiths, deepen our understandings, reinforce our
convictions and realise our dreams: A Peaceful World Is Possible.

The Interactive Symposia, 'A Peaceful World Is Possible', running side by
side with other 'cultural' events, will in its own way - in terms of more
conventional language, deliberate the live issues and explore the means and
goals through interactive sessions There will be six sessions in all - two each
on all the three days. The first one from 11 00 - 13 00 hrs, and the second one
from 14 30 - 16 30 hrs. Each session will have three initiators and a chair.

The chair will introduce the topic. Each initiator will speak for about 15
minutes. Then participation from the floor will be sought in terms of questions
and brief observations. There will be interventions and clarifications by the
initiators. The chair will sum up the discussions at the end.
The chair may, however, make necessary modifications of this broad format as
per the specific demands of the given occasion.

Detailed Programme:

Day 1 (Dec. 1)
Session I (11 00 - 13 00 Hrs.)

The opening session will be on 'Militaristic Globalisation and Struggles
for Peace' This session will focus on defining and exploring Globalisation and its
different dimensions, the criticality of use of brute force by the US Empire,
the current state of struggles and the strategies to combat.

<b>Chair-cum-Speaker: Prof. Ninan Koshy (Thiruvananthapuram)
Other Speakers: Praful Bidwai (Delhi), Carmencita (Philippines), John Jones

Session II (14 30 - 16 30 Hrs.)

This session will deal with 'Religion and Culture: Source for Peace or

Here the speakers with religious and secular backgrounds will explore the
role of religions and indigenous cultures as resources for building peace,
struggles against oppressions or source of violence, oppression and gender
injustice. This is expected to be a live-wire session.

<b>Chair-cum-Speaker: Dr. (Fr.) Keith D'Souza (Mumbai)
Other Speakers: Dr. Zeenat Shaukat Ali (Mumbai), Ammu Abraham (Mumbai)</b>

Day 2 (Dec. 2)
Session I (11 00 - 13 00 Hrs.)

This session will focus on 'Cultural Homogenisation in a Multicultural

The speakers will dwell upon the cultural dimensions of Globalisation and
also the majoritarian drives, spearheaded by the Hindutva and other
'centralist'/'nationalist' forces, to obliterate the Little Traditions -
cultural identities of marginalized groups and communities. And the struggles
to combat such trends.

<b>Chair-cum-Speaker: Dr. Sandeep Pendse (Mumbai)
Other Speakers: Prof. K. N. Panikkar (Thiruvananthapuram), Dr. Uma Rele
(Mumbai), Dr. Abdul Haq Ansari (Aligarh)</b>

Session II (14 30 - 16 30 Hrs.)

This session is: 'Wars against Women, Women against Wars'.
This will deal with women as targets of War - big and small, seen and unseen.
Women's body as the site of violence and battlefield for domination. But not
only that, it will also explore 'women' as active 'subjects' of History, agents
to reshape it, just not as passive 'objects'.

<b>Chair-cum-Speaker: Dr. Veena Poonacha (Mumbai)
Other Speakers: Nandita Shah (Mumbai), Dr. Vibhuti Patel (Mumbai), Dr.
Oishik Sarkar (Kolkata)</b>

Day 3 (Dec. 3)
Session I (11 00 - 13 00 Hrs.)

This session is: 'Struggles for Peace and Democracy in South and Southeast

Speakers from a number of countries will report. And, as usual, discussions
will follow.

<b>Chair-cum-Speaker: Fr. Cedric Prakash (Ahmedabad)
Other Speakers: Rafiqe Ullah Khan (Bangladesh), Anil Chaudhary (Delhi), Dr.
Rukaya (Nepal) and others</b>

Session II (14 30 - 16 30 Hrs.)

The last and final session will be: 'Visions of Peace'.
The different dimensions and visualisations of Peace from multiple
perspectives like in various religions, cultures, traditions and ideologies
will be presented and deliberated. An attempt will be made to connect these
multiple visions as a meaningful collage and also to work out a set of coherent
strategies for realisation.

<b>Chair-cum-Speaker: Prof. Gopal Guru (Delhi)
Other Speakers: Dr Asghar Ali Engineer (Mumbai), Prof. Achin Vanaik (Delhi),
Urvashi Butalia (Delhi)</b>
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->15% Bengal funds for minorities
Author: Parwez Hafeez
Publication: The Asian Age
Date: November 22, 2006

The West Bengal government on Tuesday issued a notification saying 15 per cent of the state's budgetary expenditure must be for the benefit and welfare of the minorities.

The notification directs all departments to spend 15 per cent of their budgetary allocations on the minorities. The decision was prompted by the Prime Minister's new 15-Point programme for the Welfare of Minorities. West Bengal will be the first state to implement the programme.

The decision was cleared by the state Cabinet on Tuesday. West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee presided over the Cabinet meeting. The major departments that will spend 15 per cent of fiscal outlay on minority welfare include finance, panchayat, home, urban development, municipal affairs, school education, technical education and power.

Rejecting the suggestion that the government's decision was a sop for the Muslim community, the minister for minorities' development and welfare, Dr Abdus Sattar, said the decision would benefit all minorities, not just Muslims. "In any case,the government sincerely believes that a state cannot progress unless its most vulnerable sections also progress," he added.

The state government is also constituting a 19-member state-level monitoring committee to oversee the implementation of its order. The monitoring body will comprise secretaries of the 16 departments, representatives of NGOs and minority institutions. It will be chaired by Dr Sattar.

Responding to the government notification, Congress Legislature Party leader Manas Bhuinya said the decision was long overdue. Claiming that the minorities, especially Muslims, have remained backward in the state, Mr Bhuinya said: "The Sachar committee report makes it clear that the Muslims of West Bengal are the poorest of the poor and the most backward. The Left Front government merely paid lip service to the Muslims, but did precious little for their upliftment despite being in power for three decades. Now, forced by the Prime Minister's 15-point programme, it is trying to make amends."

The Leader of the Opposition, Mr Partha Chatterjee (Trinamul Congress), said merely issuing the notification was not enough. "The government must ensure the implementation of its order. No one will dispute that there is an urgent need for the upliftment of the minorities and other deprived sections in the state. The only question is why the state government has woken up to this need after 30 years," he said.

The chairman of the state minorities commission, Dr S.S.Z. Adnana, welcomed the government's decision. "This will come as a great help for the minorities as well as for institutions like the minorities commission," he said.

<!--QuoteBegin-Bharatvarsh+Nov 27 2006, 10:05 AM-->QUOTE(Bharatvarsh @ Nov 27 2006, 10:05 AM)<!--QuoteEBegin--><!--QuoteBegin--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->15% Bengal funds for minorities
Author: Parwez Hafeez
Publication: The Asian Age
Date: November 22, 2006

The West Bengal government on Tuesday issued a notification saying 15 per cent of the state's budgetary expenditure must be for the benefit and welfare of the minorities.
The chairman of the state minorities commission, Dr S.S.Z. Adnana, welcomed the government's decision. "This will come as a great help for the minorities as well as for institutions like the minorities commission," he said.


THe minorities and the leadership should make sure that they participate in exposing the terrorists and illegal immigration into the state. They should also make sure that the minorities do not have any links with terrorist organization.


A small exposure of commie treason:
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Slaves of the Middle Kingdom       
Written by P. Chacko Joseph   
Monday, 20 November 2006 

In a broadcast from Delhi on 1 January 1965, the union home minister Gulzarilal Nanda said “There is a reason to believe that the new party CPI (M) was formed under Peking’s inspiration. It was to serve as Peking’s instrument in creating conditions of instability in  the country and to facilitate the promotion of Chinese designs against India in furtherance of her grand strategy of establishing hegemony…. over Asia and her declared aim of world revolution. There is reason to believe that the Left Communist Party has close links with the Chinese from whom it draws ideological inspiration and receives support in other forms.” Sinha, The Red Rebel in India, pp 186-9.


Krishna Menon and K.M.Panikkar who shapped India’s Tibet policy, had strong Communist leanings. So much so that K.M.Panikkar married his daughter to a leading Communist labor leader. Panikkar, when called upon by Nehru, went so far as to fib that there was a "lack of confirmation" of the presence of Chinese troops in Tibet and argued that to protest the Chinese invasion of Tibet would be an "interference to India’s efforts on behalf of China in the UN." He wrote, "our primary consideration is maintenance of world peace... Recent developments in Korea have not strengthened China’s position, which will be further weakened by any aggressive action [by India] in Tibet."

Vallabhbhai Patel’s Letter to Jawaharlal Nehru on 7 November 1950 not only deploring Indian Ambassador KM Panikkar’s action “I have carefully gone through the correspondence between the External Affairs Ministry and our Ambassador in Peking and through him the Chinese Government. …... From the latest position, it appears that we shall not be able to rescue the Dalai Lama. Our Ambassador has been at great pains to find an explanation or justification for Chinese policy and actions….”

In 2001 CP I(M) organized a function to observe the "50th anniversary of the peaceful liberation of Tibet" in New Delhi. Sitaram Yechury addressed the gathering then and "pointed out that the Tibetans had improved their standard of living and that the life in Tibet was much easier than it could be otherwise because of the difficult physical conditions there," according to the CPI (M) weekly newspaper People's Democracy of June 10, 2001. In 1999 it came out with a statement criticizing Indian Minister George Fernandes for supporting the Tibetan people.

1962 Chinese aggression and boundary problem

In an article “Whitewashing Jyoti Basu in  The Daily , M V Kamath (30 March 1997) writes in regard to, the Chinese attack on India, again, the CPI (M)'s record is nothing short of despicable. He quoted Surabhi Banerjee the biographer of Jyoti Basu who said "Indian communists became the targets of public outrage: the flames were fanned by Indian jingoists". Jingoists? It is a needless slur on Indian patriots who were incensed by the Communists' sell-out. As during the Quit India movement, once again the comrades were ready to betray their country. Surabhi Banerjee says-that the majority of the Indian Communist Party was in favor of condemning the Chinese aggression, but that "a vocal minority was -not willing to accept that ChinaIndia was motivated by a desire for territory". More significantly this "vocal minority" stuck to the view "that a socialist country could not commit aggression, nor was it prepared to support a Policy under which would receive arms front western powers even if it paid for them".

She unsuccessfully tries defending Jyoti Basu’s record during the times “The party supposedly was divided into two camps. According to her, a third camp was formed to mediate between the two opposing groups called the Communist Unity Centre (CUC) and she adds: "Basu worked with the CUC"! The nation was under attack and Jyoti Basu was trying to mediate between two camps on whether or not the invader should he fought and resisted”!

But the fact lies that in those times  Jyoti Basu, addressing a meeting said: "It's being propagated that the country has been attacked by the Chinese. We don't know what is happening in the snow-clad areas of the Himalayas. The border problem to be solved Peaceably across the table. And if the country has been attacked how is it that this by-election! is being held?" Consider the use of the words like “propagated". Basu was suggesting that the news that the Chinese were attacking India was false. When he should have been fully aware of what was going on, he was pretending to ignorance, as an excuse. True, a by-election was indeed being held in Calcutta, but that; merely showed India's inherent democratic strength - something not to be sneezed at.

It was Lal Bahadur Shastri, then Home Minister, who gave an apt reply to Basu's outpourings. Said Shastri: "How an Indian could make such a statement, I can't even imagine." He threatened CPI  with legal action. The Congress president and general secretary demanded a ban on the party.  “Nehru himself” spoke of the possibility of a ban or curbs on it. 

B.T. Ranadive, long-time top leader of the CPI and, later, of the CPI (Marxist), was on overdrive to contain the public outrage. In an article on “India-China Relations” in New Age (which was the monthly organ of the CPI) of December 1959, after the Longju and Kongka Pass incidents wrote that the CPI “had consistently supported the basic principles of our foreign policy  —  in fact more consistently than the Congress followers themselves”. The article clarified that in a resolution the National Council of the CPI had held “that whatever the origin of the McMahon line may be, the fact cannot be ignored that for several years this has been the frontier of India and the area south of this line has been under Indian administration. It, therefore, held that the area south of the McMahon line was a part of India and should remain in India.” The article stated: “As regards the Western border, the National Council held that the government [of India] was correct in basing itself on the traditional border.” The CPI upheld the demand of the Nehru government that ChinaIndia in their earlier notes.” “should withdraw their personnel 20 kilometres to the east of the international boundary which has been described by the Government of

“The [Indian communist (Read CPI)] party leadership’s action in condemning China for the border fighting and pledging the party’s unqualified support to Nehru can be seen in retrospect as making the final, open split into two parties unavoidable.” Neville Maxwell  (Maxwell, op cit, p.380, fn.).

Many of the The pro-Chinese Left (future CPI (M)) elements were jailed. They supported the Chinese claim on the Aksai Chin region.

THE 34th and 35th volumes of the Complete Works of E. M. S. Namboodiripad contain some important documents of the period 1962-66 which have a bearing on the India-China war. Namboodiripad had refused to condemn the 1962 Chinese aggression. He had taken a pro-Beijing stand, stating that it was a conflict between a socialist (China) and a capitalist (Indian) state. To quote him, “Dogmatic assessment of the class character of the Nehru Government as well as the role a socialist country should play in relation to a non-aligned country made the Chinese Communist Party resort to force rather than peaceful negotiation as the means of settling the border problem,” <!--[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]--> <!--[endif]-->

Mao Tse-tung was raised to sainthood in Calcutta. To this day there is a Mao Tse-tung Sarani in Calcutta. Mao has been practically disowned in his own country but not by the CPI (M).

In November, 2006, The Chinese Ambassador in India declared Arunachal Pradesh as Chinese territory. The CPI (M) has tried to overtly justify China's position by stating that there were territory disputes." "These are historical issues, there are disputes, this is why these issues are being discussed," CPM leader Sitaram Yechuri told mediapersons

CPM general-secretary Prakash Karat said that Arunachal Pradesh was part of Indian territory and that the dispute was about Tawang.


Naxalbari is located in the narrow corridor between Nepal and East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) which represents India's only land connection with the state of Assam. Naxalbari had striking similarities to that of the communist-ruled enclaves in China during the 1920's and 1930's from which the Chinese Communist movement made its first advances toward dominating the entire Mainland. The peasant uprising in Naxalbari in 1967 was led by some communists (CPI-M) of the Siliguri area after their release from prison. The alleged uprising was led by pro-Maoist elements. A pronunciation by Mao titled "Spring Thunder over India" gave full moral support for the uprising. The Peking radio called on the Indian people to wage “relentless armed struggle” to “overthrow government” and “forcibly size power.” In the Indian parliament it was alleged that the Chinese embassy officials had gone and met CPI (M) leaders in Calcutta.

According to the Chinese version, "a base of peasants armed struggle led by the revolutionaries of the Indian Communist Party has been set up in the countryside in Darjeeling district". This is, according to the Hsinhua report,  "a strong spark of the fire of the revolutionary armed struggle launched by the Indian people under the guidance of Mao Tse-tung's thought. This represents the general orientation of the Indian revolution at the present time."

The "red district" which was first established in early March, Hsinhua maintained, "has been standing majestically like a mountain for nearly four months in the encirclement of the white regime." It is being led by revolutionaries of the Indian Communist Party "who advocate the seizure of political power through armed struggle." These revolutionaries went to Naxalbari and other villages in early March "to lead and organize the peasants to carry out armed struggle for land, and thus took the road of China's revolution."

This armed struggle, however, - the Chinese contend - is not confined to the Naxalbari region alone: "The peasants' armed struggle in this district has shaken the whole of India and given impetus to the peasants' struggle throughout West Bengal state for the recovery of their land." Moreover, the Naxalbari affair only represents the beginning of even greater events. As the Hsinhua report points out: "It forecasts the approach of a great people's revolution in India with the armed struggle as its major form."

The CPI(M) original founders found the thunder was stolen from them. To salvage their position, they pronounced that the armed struggle was not the way. This forced a split up in and CPI (Marxist Leninist) was born. Ideologically, the CPI (ML) believed that the Chinese model of guerrilla warfare and liberated zones would work in India as well. Their concept of armed struggle was primarily based on a premise that as soon as they organize and start an armed struggle, the people of India would rise up in revolt. This was to be done by the annihilation of the class enemy.

The rebel CPI (ML) members accused the CPI (M) leadership of 'neo-revisionism'. This debate continued for about two years and ultimately a new party was floated on the May Day of 1969. The new party CPI (Marxist-Leninist) started replicating the Naxalbari experience elsewhere.

However, the naxalite movement disintegrated in various splits. China withdrew its political support and turned non-committal towards the various Indian groups (but the support continued), China realized the strength of the Indian democratic system through an articles in its mouthpiece newspaper. At present, there are at least forty Naxalite factions. Among these, the Maoist Communist Centre (MCC) in Bihar and the People’s War Group (PWG) in Andhra Pradesh, formed in 1975 by Kondapalli Seetharamaih, still adhere to the concept of annihilation of class enemies though they have combined armed struggle with mass front activities as well.

CPI (M)’s Failed Indian Path

CPI (M) in public they did not fully embrace the political line of Mao Zedong because of the Naxalbari incident. The CPI (M) was confronted with a situation in which their own masters turned on them. This was for the reason that the CPI (M) was trying to create “the Indian path” of communism in answer to the Russian and Chinese paths. When they failed they toed the Chinese way. Classic example of CPI (M) failure can be seen in the states of West Bengal and Kerala. Both states have been mismanaged and do not contribute much to the national growth.  CPI (M) made all possible attempts to remain in power which included including East Bangladeshi migrants in voters list, terrorizing, falsely implicating leaders of principal opposition leaders of Trinamul Congress etc. The CPI (M) leaders were involved in mass rape in Nadia of women passengers traveling in two buses only recently. 

Shakti Nuclear Explosions

Indian jingoist slur was going to be repeated in 1998 Indian Shakti (Nuclear) test. CPI (M) did not condemn the Chinese nuclear test or the interpretation of Kashmir issue as it did not wanted to contribute to “nationalistic” hostility towards China.

The whole of Indian nation was elated and jubilated in 1998 when India conducted the Shakti Nuclear tests. But CPI (M) in an article in the communist mouth piece “New Approach” titled  “Perils of the BJP bomb,” Jyoti  Basu repeated the CPI (M) accuses “ We have to keep in mind that the BJP's attempts to create a nuclear India has adversely affected our relationship with China. The BJP and the RSS are offering the justification that the bomb is necessary to contain China and its hegemonistic plans. The realities, however, do not suggest that China can be held responsible for India's stepped-up nuclear activity. After the India-China war in 1962, various quarters in India and China have been working steadily towards improving relations between the two countries. They have achieved a degree of success in the past two decades. The Vajpayee Government has been trying to base the justification on charges that China has set up a naval base in Myanmar and a helipad inside India in pursuit of its so-called plan for expansion and that it is overtly helping PakistanIndia emerging as a nuclear power. in its nuclear programme”. CPI (M) organized mass rallies and street corner meetings to launch a tirade against Indian nuclear test.

Economic Subversion

China is desperate to compete with India in service sector.  Yechuri referring to the 18th congress discussions on the Political-Organisational Report on “Certain Policy Matters” said “The Chinese economic model, which is showing a steady 9 per cent growth in GDP for several years and does not allow FDI in the stock market but only in the manufacture sector, merit serious consideration.”  There is serious effort to subvert the services sector in India by CPI (M). The latest being creating trade union for Indian golden goose sector “IT and BPO.” Another issue is, “CITU” a CPI (M) trade union has been systematically subverting all manufacturing in the country. The worst hit is West Bengal. The other CPI (M) dominated state Kerala is an importing state.

Yechury stated “We will soon start a mass movement demanding regulation of industrial capital on the conditions- that it must augment existing productive capacities, enhance the existing technology and lead to employment generation.”

CITU the CPI (M) backed trade union is supposed to be formed for protecting workers right. If a house has to be constructed in Kerala, a Tamilian labour cannot be used who is cheaper to employ compared to his CITU backed militant Kerala labor. But CPI (M) has actively lobbied for visas for Chinese laborers to be brought into IndiaUSA, to protest against Indo-US joint exercises for days together. as they are cheaper to employ. Lack of labor must be the defense of CPI (M). It’s the same CPI (M) which can organize a hundred thousand and more farmers and laborers who have no clue who George Bush is or where is

In West Bengal the Chinese company Dong Fang was favored over BHEL for a power plant in Sagardighi and for adding capacity to a plant in Durgapur. That decision came even though the BHEL union is affiliated to CPI (M)’s trade union wing CITU. But, the Left Front government defended the decision saying the Chinese were the lowest bidders.

Intelligence agencies such as the IB and RAW have expressed reservations in engaging Chinese firms in telecom sector and the construction of ports. Left sources said Chinese companies are interested in building as many as 13 ports across the country at a cost of Rs60,000 crore. Airing deep differences with the Congress-led government, on economic issues, Yechuri said the MNCs could not be allowed to enter our economic sphere “only to make profits and endanger our independent government and the sovereignty of the states.” While Indian/US/ European MNC’s have a reputation of localizing the operations in the country of operations, Chinese companies operate as traders. The western MNC’s are bringing in cutting edge practices in China; Chinese MNC’s have no such practices.

The CPI (M) favors the Chinese model of economy. Briefing the newspersons on the fifth day of the 18thChinaChina.” “Why can’t we learn this thing from China?” CPI (M) is quite on the fact that Hutch is a Chinese company which is a major telecom operator in India. congress, party politburo member Sitaram Yechuri said the CPI (M) had differences with the UPA government on economic issues in the telecom and insurance sectors, reminding the government that opened its economy only in the hardware and manufacture sectors. Yechuri asserted that “no private cellphone company is there in

He said the party was opposed to the use of finance capital for speculative economy and recalled how the economy of the Asian countries was destroyed in the process only recently. This is another sector Chinese would love to subvert in India, while they build up their stock markets.

The CPI (M) backed the Chinese envoy in India Sun Yuxi’s allegation of unequal treatment for Chinese businessmen. The CPM leader echoing the Chinese envoy says, “What are these security considerations? We would like to know why this old mind-set. George Fernandes had called China enemy number one. I am sure the Congress does not think on these lines. Then why are Chinese companies being blacklisted?”

CPI (M) deplores the western MNC’s using Indian natural resources. It actively lobbies for Indian iron ore to be exported to China and for import of finished Chinese goods into India. Talveen Singh a columnist in Indian Express has termed it as “Chinese East India Company.”

Diplomatic Subversion

“The UPA government has so far refused to face to the fact that Israel is an outlaw state which is illegally occupying and oppressing the Palestinian people,” the CPM polit bureau said in a statement here. It said the least the UPA government can do at this juncture was to “sever military and security co-operation ties” with Israel, which has become immune to criticism about the atrocities committed on Palestinians. Keeping up the pressure on the UPA to stop buying arms from Israel, the CPM sees New Delhi’s strategy on Israel to be in line with the government’s ‘getting closer’ to the US. The CPM had alleged there was a hidden US agenda in the attack on Lebanon and said Israeli aggression was threatening peace in West Asia. China has a history of buying arms with China. Israel is the only country in western hemisphere which has covertly sold high end technology to China. China has diplomatic ties with Israel.

On Iran nuclear issue, CPI (M) toes the Chinese line. Iran has been in forefront of Indian NPT woes. Iran took the lead time and again to create UN resolutions against Indian Nuclear programme. 

The top Chinese leaders during meetings with members of a visiting CPI (M) delegation in Beijing were told that India won’t be joining US in containing China. The CPI (M) behaved like uncivilized ruffians during democratic US President Bush visit to India. The CPI (M) was found lobbying in secret for autocratic Chinese President Hu’s address to the Indian parliament.

While Chinese have taken economic and diplomatic advantages from US in order to toe US line at UN, CPI (M) hasn’t learnt this lesson from their masters.


Now that Congress party and its leaders dynastic ambitions rest on the CPI(M), CPI(M) has acquired unprecedented position in Indian capitals corridors of power.  The CPI(M) has been using this leverage to push Chinese interests. In past the British used this opportunity to colonize India. CPI (M) also happens to have tremendous clout in  Delhi University and JNU , which produce a quite a lot of Indian  intellectuals. Prakash Karat is a JNU graduate. It’s a cause of concern. A lot of Indian parties are looking towards forging a Third Front with CPI (M) leadership. This will also help CPI (M) gain foothold in the Hindi belt which is already wrecked with the Red Terror. A red government with a red terror in the economic heartland will be a night mare situation. Chinese can destroy it without firing a single nuclear missile positioned in Chinese occupied Tibet. The first betrayal of India started from Bengal. In Delhi, the British were invited to take over as one Indian king couldn’t see another Indian king prospering. History repeats itself? The brazenness with which China manipulates communist parties in India to pursue its diplomatic objectives, leading to the apprehension that China will fish deeply in Indian domestic politics.

Chinese communist had charisma and had a practical approach. That’s how Chinese provided an alternative to Russian communism. CPI (M) is non-charismatic and idealist. Past five decades have been spent on evolving an Indian alternative to communism which has been a failure. Chinese know it only too well and CPI (M) needs to survive. The Chinese Communists have time and again managed to subvert the CPI(M). A possible explanation of sudden Chinese pragmatism in CPI (M)? Another pitfall is CPI (M) looks at India from its failed “Indian Path” mentality. It refuses to recognize the Indian growing power status. CPI (M) talks about not aligning India with imperialist America and India needs China for saving itself from America. Prakash Karat in 18th Congress of the CPI(M) states that  “China, the biggest socialist country has been steadily developing its economy and making all-round progress. For more than a decade China has registered above 9 per cent growth of GDP. The growing strength of China will have a determining effect on international relations in the coming days and strengthen the trends towards multipolarity”. Then he goes on o state “IndiaUS also strategically sees India as counter-weight to China is a target of imperialism’s attention given the sheer size of its market and the immense possibilities for the forays of international finance capital. The whose growing power, it wishes to contain”.

One can understand this as CPI (M) needs China to save itself. CPI (M) will never see India as equal to China. Today, the word communist has become a slur in India and CPI (M) has earned it.

Copyright: Frontier India Journal, 20 November 2006

Last Updated ( Monday, 20 November 2006 ) 

Here is from the traitors' own website. http://pd.cpim.org/2001/june10/june10_tibet.htm

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->People's Democracy
(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
Vol. XXV No. 23
June 10,2001

<span style='color:red'>50th Anniversary of Tibetan Liberation Celebrated</span>
P Malhotra

THE fiftieth anniversary of the peaceful liberation of Tibet was held at New Delhi on June 5 at A K Gopalan Bhawan in which several prominent leaders participated. The large gathering was addressed, among others, by CPI(M) general secretary Harkishan Singh Surjeet, CPI general Secretary A B Bardhan, Devarajan of the Forward Bloc and the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China’s to India who delighted everyone by speaking in good Hindi before switching over to English.

Addressing the audience, Harkishan Singh Surjeet complimented the people of Tibet for the progress made in the last 50 years of liberation. He said the people of Tibet had made considerable progress and there was all-round development. The Chinese government was also complimented for the development it had undertaken in Tibet. Surjeet said the developed world had been misleading the people by being critical of the progress of the common masses of Tibet. In fact the underprivileged had seen a remarkable progress in a very difficult terrain and atmosphere. <span style='color:red'>Surjeet was critical of the people who doubted Tibet being a part of China.</span> He said if Tibet had not been liberated the region would never have made the remarkable progress that it has. Inspite of all propaganda against China, the fact is that the people of Tibet had cooperated with the Chinese government after their liberation in 1951 which fact had led to full development of the area.

In his short speech, Bardhan highlighted the fact that the life expectancy in Tibet had gone up to over 65 years from 36 years in 1950. This in itself showed that the people’s life standard had improved and they were better off. He criticised the double standards of the NDA government where the government had one stand on Tibet being an integral part of China while the former defence minister George Fernandes spoke of Tibet’s independence.

Devarajan said the coming together of Tibet and China is a fact of life and had been done in the 13th centaury. There was now no need to go over it again and again.

Speaking in Hindi, the <span style='color:red'>Chinese ambassador complimented the CPI(M) for having organised this function</span> and thanked all the important leaders present. He said Tibet is today an autonomous territory where the Chinese central government had invested large sums of money for all-round development. There was total religious freedom in the region. All people were allowed to perform their religious practices and hold Buddhist beliefs.

The ambassador said the Chinese central covernment had carried democratic reforms in Tibet in 1959 which changed the life of 95per cent of the population. These former serfs are now masters of their own destination and the entire class, who had earlier lived in abject poverty, is now well off. At the time of the liberation, 5 per cent of the Lamas controlled 90 per cent of all land and 80 per cent of the social wealth. Today the rural income per person has gone up to over 1100 yuan in Tibet; the urban per capita income is over 5000 yuan.

The ambassador said the signing of the 17-article agreement on the peaceful liberation of Tibet in 1951 was an epoch-making turning point in the history of Tibet. This had brought in stability, unity and a transformation from poverty to prosperity, from isolation to openness.

He said even the Buddhist monasteries were being improved. There was no tax in Tibet. The central government has invested over 441 billion yuan in Tibet for its all-around development.

The Chinese ambassador looked forward to better relationships with India.

Proposing the vote of thanks, CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Sitaram Yechury thanked all present and the Chinese delegation for have participated in the function. He pointed out that the Tibetans had improved their standard of living and that the life in Tibet was much easier than it could be otherwise because of the difficult physical conditions there. He looked forward to a closer relationship between China and India. (INN)
And they are part of current government. What a shame?
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy

Pakistan : State Aggression and its Repercussions on Human Rights

This roundtable seminar is pegged on the Oct 30 air strike on a
religious seminary in Bajaur, Pakistan, that killed about 80
people, allegedly militants using the place to train terrorists.

Can 'terrorism' be addressed with state-sponsored or initiated

What is the ensuing 'collateral damage' to human rights, democracy,
and the media?

What are the repercussions on Pakistan, South Asia, and beyond?

This event is supported by <b>Friends of South Asia (FOSA) Boston</b>

Featuring seminar presentations by:

·      Imtiaz Ali, reporter, BBC Pashto Service, Peshawar,
currently International Knight Fellow, Stanford

·      Hassan Abbas, Research Fellow at the Belfer Center 's
International Security Program and Managing the Atom Project

·      Bob Dietz, Asia Desk, Committee to Protect Journalists, NY

·      Husain Haqqani, Director, Center for International
Relations at Boston University

·      Lawrence Lifschultz, former South Asia Correspondent, Far
Eastern Economic Review

·      Adil Najam , Associate Professor of International
Negotiation & Diplomacy, The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy,
Tufts University

·      Beena Sarwar , Fellow, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy

·    Charlie Sennott, former foreign correspondent (Afghanistan,
Pakistan, Iraq, Israel), Boston Globe

·    Nasim Zehra, Fellow, Asia Center, Harvard University;
columnist The News International, Pakistan

Tuesday, December 5th
12:00-3:00 pm

Malkin Penthouse, Kennedy School of Government
Lunch will be served
RSVP to Meghan_Frederico@ksg.<b>harvard</b>.edu

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Opposition thumbs up to Kalam for 2nd term

December 03, 2006 16:07 IST

The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party has sprung a surprise by coming out in open support for a second term to incumbent A P J Abdul Kalam, almost eight months ahead of the Presidential race.

The announcement by the main opposition party has come at a time when the climate is warming up for the assembly polls in four states, including Uttar Pradesh where Muslims are a key factor.

Political observers recall the fact that it was UP Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav, who brought Kalam as the dark horse at the last minute for the top slot when the then ruling National Democratic Alliance had almost zeroed in on late Vice President Krishan Kant.

Kant was then thought of a consensus candidate as the then Maharashtra Governor P C Alexander was not acceptable to the Congress despite his association with Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi. Things appear to be moving on the next year's Presidential elections with BJP chief Rajnath Singh and party stalwarts A B Vajpayee, L K Advani and Jaswant Singh as also

NDA Convener George Fernandes having met Kalam last week. That created speculation that the leaders discussed with Kalam the possibility of his entering the race because there was no briefing on their meeting.

Singh fired the first shot in the battle for next year's Presidential elections with his appointment in Varanasi on Thursday that the BJP will back Kalam for a second term.

The BJP and the Samajwadi Party along with TDP had worked in tandem in the Presidential polls last time and Yadav had even come out of the People's Front he had floated along with the Left parties, which had put up the late Capt Lakshmi Sehgal as its nominee.

The BJP's move now has come at a time when the names of senior Congress leaders Karan Singh, <b>Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjeee</b> as also Vice President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, who incidentally had been associated with the saffron party for five decades, are doing the rounds.

If the 'Dalit card' gains momentum, Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde can turn out to be the dark horse. The former Maharashtra Chief Minister's name also figures in the probables for the next Vice-President as Shekhawat is retiring in August.

In fact, Shinde had contested unsuccessfully against Shekhawat in the 2002 polls as a combined opposition candidate handpicked by Gandhi. Congress circles say in private that the top job should go to someone from the party or the one chosen by it and it was averse to give it to someone else.

But on record the ruling party is merely saying that no decision has been taken. The race for Raisina Hill is expected to hot up after the assembly polls in four states, including Uttar Pradesh.

Though Kalam has ruled himself out for a second term, an opinion poll carried by a news weekly saw him getting 'overwhelming' support.

While returning from his recent foreign tour, Vice President Shekhawat threw enough hints that he was not averse to having a go at the top office saying age was no hurdle for him. The 84-year-old leader's handling of the affairs of the Rajya Sabha has earned him all round kudos, including from the Congress side.

<b>Chatterjee is the first presiding officer of the Lok Sabha belonging to the Left parties which may be keen on having one of their leaders occupy the top slot. </b>Some sections even believe that Infosys mentor N R Narayana Murthy, who also hails from the South like Kalam and enjoys an image like him among the youth, could spring a surprise if he has the inclination.

I pray that no commie ever becomes president or even speaker ever again. They can completely skrew the constitution. I hope Kalam gets second term. Shekawat has absolutely no chance. I think UPA is bringing up his name to get Kalam out of the race, as Kalam has lot of support and even commies dont want to be seen opposing kalam.
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->I pray that no commie ever becomes president or even speaker ever again.<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
We may soon see not only commie President but Prime Minister. Commies are good in Scentific rigging and once they grab some seat they stick. They are well funded lot and good in exploting poors with fancy dream.
<b>Confused Communists </b>
How Singur's land should have been priced
Singur's events and pictures are destined to go down in the rapidly diminishing history of communism. <b>A Marxist Government uses heavy police forces against peasants and villagers to take over land on behalf of the leading private business house of India.</b> A West Bengal Rajya Sabha member and Marxist leader, Sitaram Yechury, states on television that Government compensation of "152% of the market value" is fair for the peasants, and that peasants had been freely accepting such compensation in exchange for their land. These surely mark the epitaph of the official communist movement in this country as embodied in the CPI and CPI-M. Let us start with Mr Yechury's fresh entry into market economics.<b> While he may be personally unfamiliar with financial theories of asset-pricing required to price Singur's land, he must have some friends in the JNU Economics Department with access to standard textbooks like Brealey & Myers' Principles of Corporate Finance.</b>  <!--emo&Big Grin--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif' /><!--endemo--> The first error he has made was to refer to the "market value" of Singur's land: that in fact has remained an unknown. Apparently, some kind of an average of the previous three years' prices has been used. That is like using "historical prices" to evaluate the value of a company's shares in the stock-market. Everyone knows that the historical "book-value" of a share is meaningless in evaluating its current market price. What happens in the stock-market is that a share-price is "marked to market" on a daily basis, i.e., its price as determined by supply and demand conditions today (not the past), based on the calculation of the sum of discounted expected cash flows. If Singur's land is to be priced by market principles for a factory to be set upon it, there should first have been some kind of fair auction process of the land ~ for example, some other business house may have wished not to produce cars but something else like telecom equipment on the same area, and may have offered owners of the land a much better price. Market economics aside, let us recall the CPI-M had broken away from the CPI largely as a result of splits between the Soviet Communist Party and Chinese Communist Party. After the end of Soviet communism, Beijing is the polestar for all Indian communists: the visiting Chinese President even had a private meeting with Indian communist leaders to give them his ideological advice. Maoism was built on an idea that "the people", i.e. the "good classes" ~ peasants, workers, petty bourgeoisie, national bourgeoisie ~ would dispossess the "bad" or "antagonistic" classes of "landlords", "comprador bourgeoisie" and other "running dogs of imperialism". The monumental cruelties bestowed upon China's people due to such Maoist rhetoric are well known. But how will our domestic Marxists square their own actions in Singur with any of that? It cannot be done. What can be done is to re-evaluate the land expropriated in Singur by proper market principles. That may well be the only way of addressing the dispossessed.

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>CPM blames Queen for Muslim backwardness </b>
[ FRIDAY, DECEMBER 01, 2006 01:01:21 PM], Economic Times
THE CPM has blamed the colonial legacy for the abysmal status of Muslims in West Bengal. Blaming the British, Partition and immigration for the dismal state of Muslims, as found by the Sachar committee, the Left party admitted new initiatives were needed to change the scenario.

The party quoted figures from a 1871 study, Our Indian Musalmans, showing Muslims in government jobs in Bengal province - assistant engineers (three grades): Hindu 14, Muslim 2; sub-engineers and supervisors: Hindu 24, Muslim 1; overseers: Hindu 63, Muslim 2; accounts department: Hindu 50, Muslim 0; registered legal counsel: Hindu 239, Muslim 1 and so on. "However, there is nothing on record to show any concrete steps were ordered to correct this imbalance . Modern day Bengal has inherited this legacy," CPM polit bureau member Sitaram Yechury said. The study was conducted when viceroy Lord Meo asked William Hunter to study the causes of Muslim unrest.

In an editorial in People's Democracy , soon after the Sachar committee report was tabled in Parliament, Mr Yechury cited more reasons for the present condition of Muslims in the Left Front-ruled state. He said that Partition saw the migration of Nawabs, landlords and the wealthy to East Pakistan. "Post-independence decades compounded the problem by various waves of immigration of Muslim populations. Kolkata continues to attract poorest of Muslims from neighbouring states in search of livelihood and survival."

The Sachar committee report on education and socioeconomic status of Muslims said that in West Bengal, along with Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Assam, the situation is particularly grave. West Bengal figures among states that are at the bottom of the ladder in terms of Muslim employment . The share of Muslims in government jobs is 4.2% against a population of 25.2% in the state, expenditure by Muslims is less than that of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes, Muslims in judicial services in the state are merely 5% and there are no Muslims in higher positions in state PSUs.

<b>The CPM, which came out with its wish list for 'positive affirmative action' from the UPA government, has demanded 15% of all government plan expenditures be earmarked for improving the welfare of minorities. Mr Yechury said West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya has raised the issue with the planning commission during discussions on the 11th Plan. At the state level, the state government has formally decided through a cabinet resolution to formulate and implement such a subplan </b>, he said.

"This is the direction in which we shall have to move at the All-India level. Doing justice to the findings of the Sachar committee means to translate tangible benefits to the Muslim minorities as an obligation demanded of a responsible government in modern India," the CPM MP said. Mr Yechury asked the UPA not to 'shirk from this responsibility' .
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<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Secular Left’s strange heart
By Balbir K. Punj

The just held byelection to the Kerala Assembly seat of Thiruvambadi has unmasked the Congress and the Left, the twin pillars of “secularism” in the country. With the veneer of “secularism” peeling off under electoral heat, their rabid communal face stands exposed with all its hideousness.

The CPI(M)-led LDF’s icon in this election was Abdul Nasser Madani, an accused in the Coimbatore blast case which claimed 58 lives and left scores seriously injured and maimed. Marxists paid obeisance to the “Terror King” and he rewarded his benefactors with a fatwa in the support of their candidates.

The Left flooded the constituency with pamphlets detailing the efforts the LDF government has made to help Madani who is cooling his heels in a Tamil Nadu prison for the last eight years. The Marxists in this electoral battle have also managed to get the support of the pan-Islamic Jamaat-e-Islami and the powerful Kanthapuram faction of the Sunnis.

To match the Marxists in this macabre drama, the Congress is making use of Iraq’s deposed dictator Saddam Hussein and the man who has been sentenced to death for his role in the attack on Indian Parliament, Afzal Guru. Vying with the LDF for Muslim votes, the Congress too is openly and unabashedly aligning with and upholding and advocating Muslim fundamentalist cause.

The contours of “secularism” have undergone a complete metamorphosis in this constituency because Kerala’s demography has changed over the years. The percentage of Hindus in the state has dropped from 69% in 1901 to 56% in 2001. In the same period, the percentage of Muslims has moved up from 17% to 25% and of Christians from 14% to 19%. No wonder the “secular” parties are competing with each other in their attempt to surrender to Muslim communalism.
All this has exposed the Congress’ soft belly in Kerala; it has been the main sponsor of the communal Muslim League.

But communalism is something that grows on itself. Over the decades, from the Congress-Muslim League-Kerala Congress (Christian party) rule under the UDF banner, more rabid communalists have displaced the Muslim League. First it was Madani’s PDP that took over after displacing the League. Now a more rabid Kanthapuram faction is seeking to usurp the political space among the Muslim masses fed on the “religion in danger” angst.

The Marxists aligned with this extremist section and sought to ride on the rabid preacher’s rising popularity. It isn’t that Muslims in Kerala are all poor. The huge opening for jobs in the Gulf and in Saudi Arabia where Muslims are preferred over others, has spread enormous consumerism and prosperity in Kerala. According to several studies, the more the prosperity the greater the spread of jihadi mentality in Kerala.

Inspiration for this is being provided by Wahhabi Sunni extremism which Kerala Muslims working in the Gulf, especially in Saudi Arabia, absorb. The League, it is said, was somewhat more careful and sought to ride this tiger, but now the tiger has shaken off the League, and it is extremism that is now the big story in Kerala. Muslim extremism and Marxists have found an entente that helps both. Marxists provide the right cover for the extremists and also access to political power.

This competitive communalism has provided the access to the Marxists to displace the League from its strongholds. This was very clearly established when just before the Lok Sabha elections the Marxists held a rally in the League bastion of Malappuram. The response surprised everyone. The real driving force behind the rally was extremist communalism financed allegedly by Saudi funds.

The role this funding has played has been exposed in several events including the Marad murders where the League itself sought to align with the Saudi financiers to enhance its influence among the radicalised Muslim masses. The alliance between the Marxists and the jihadis has paid huge dividends for the CPI(M)-led LDF — it swept the polls in the Lok Sabha elections. And then, only six months ago, it won the Assembly elections.

How this has impacted the anti-terrorist campaign at the national level has been exposed in the increasing seizures of explosives and in the tracing of money laundering to extremists from the Saudi and Gulf sources through using Muslim families getting remittances from abroad from their relations working there. The recent LeT module busted in Mysore had a link with the Muslim areas of Kozhikode. The north Kerala coast is a haven for smugglers and under that protection and the political clout exercised in both the UDF and LDF, the virus is spreading.

The deep entanglement of the Marxists and the jihaists that the Kerala byelection has exposed holds greater dangers for the nation. The Marxists are keeping the UPA government in power. With the Marxists openly drawing their strength from Muslim extremism, how can anyone trust the UPA government’s claim to launch a relentless drive against Muslim terrorism?

The Marxist-jihadi alliance and the Marxist-UPA relationship at the Centre are together providing the best soil for jihadi terrorism to flourish. No wonder the graph of jihadi terrorism has been rising as has been its support to other terrorist organisations operating in India, like the Ulfa that has found a sanctuary in the jihadi terrorism infested Bangladesh.

Yet another aspect of this alliance is that the Marxists have openly dumped the interests of the farmers of the north Kerala area by focusing only on jihadi demands — like the Indian government should support Saddam Hussein’s cause and Iran’s defiance of international opinion on its nuclear weapons pursuit, among other such issues.

Over 500 farmers in the Wayanad belt of Kerala have committed suicides in the face of the falling prices of farm products, rising costs of farm labour and the lack of easy credit. The Marxists who are ruling Kerala for the last six months have no programme to offset this, nor are they espousing the cause of these farmers who provide the basis of the economy of this farming and plantation dominated area. So much for the exaggerated claim made by the CPI(M) that it is the spokesman of the Indian poor!

Balbir K. Punj can be contacted at bpunj@email.com

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>CPM cheer girls turn jeer girls </b>
Ashok Malik | New Delhi
The vanguard has ditched the people. Could this past week go down as the period when the CPI(M) finally freed itself of luddite economists, Lodhi Garden liberals and Kautilya Marg Communists - to become a "normal" party?   

From being an obsession of the Trinamool Congress and Mamata Banerjee, the proposed Singur car project in West Bengal has moved to something much bigger - the cause for a divorce of the Party from its fellow travellers. From Medha Patkar to Arundhati Roy, the familiar "people's activists" and radical chic are opposing the CPI(M)'s sharp turn to the right.

The CPI(M)-led Government in Kolkata has been bitterly attacked by activists who, till the other day, were little short of card-carrying members of the Party.<b> From Gujarat to American imperialism to economic reform, they stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Brinda Karat and Sitaram Yechury manning the same barricades as it were. Today, they find themselves orphaned. For the Communists it is a dharma sankat, or whatever is the Marxist equivalent of that.</b> <!--emo&Big Grin--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif' /><!--endemo-->

In the past week, Arundhati Roy has turned up outside the CPI(M) headquarters in Delhi, protesting against farmland being given to the Tatas and the denial of passage to protestors wanting to go to Singur. Policies such as the one the Left Front Government was following, Roy warns, would force the poor and marginalised into violence.

In the State itself, Patkar has joined hands with Trinamool Congress and has been arrested after being denied access not just to Singur but even to Kolkata's Presidency College where she had sought to address students.

Among other "progressive" intellectuals who have expressed anger at the CPI(M)'s Singur initiative are Sachin Choudhary, Editor Mainstream, Deepankar Bhattacharya, Maoist leader, writer-activist Mahasweta Devi, lawyer Prashant Bhushan and socialist Surendra Mohan.

The accusations against the Bengal Government and its police are fairly harsh.

These were brought up at a meeting between protesting activists and CPI(M) Central Committee member Nilotpal Basu on Thursday, December 7, but he apparently brushed them aside.

The chargesheet against the Buddhadev Government was detailed in a Press statement released by the National Alliance of People's Movements (NAPM).<b> The NAPM is an apex activist agency, set up in 1992, with Patkar as co-ordinator. Its previous targets include the Narmada project, Pokhran nuclear tests and Coca-Cola. The CPI(M) is a new entrant on its list of public enemies.</b>

On December 2, NAPM issued a release charging the Left Front Government with "rampant sexual abuse of women" in Singur, as "brutality reaches new heights." It criticised the Government for "openly supporting and facilitating the objectionable land acquisition for car plant of Tata company. "Unleashing terror, CPM cadres were seen today helping police forces in identifying houses of protesting farmers."

Painting a scenario of police-ruling party collusion to selectively target chosen households of a section of the population, the release added: <b>"Turning Singur into a battlefield, age-old farming and fisher-folk communities are being evicted using the British days' Land Acquisition Act (1894) to serve their masters ... This pathological obsession of the rulers (surprisingly in this case Left parties) with the capitalist paradigm of development is in contradiction to the socialist ideals of our Constitution."</b>

The activists have demanded "withdrawing of police force from the area" and "across the table negotiations." Singur now awaits response to this proposal for talks between representatives of the "independent, mobile republic" and the Government of West Bengal.

Hahahha, this is fun. They are copying CHina, lets see whether they have guts like chini.
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`Social discord may lead to an explosion'

Staff Reporter

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Filmmaker Goutham Ghosh perceives contemporary India as a `mix of several centuries.' "On the one side we have an India which is in the cyber world of the 21st century. <span style='color:red'>But we also have an India where millions of people throng Sabarimala or Allahabad," he said.
Replying to questions at a `meet-the-press' programme organised by the Press Club on the sidelines of the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) on Sunday, Mr. Ghosh said, "in fact India has always been a multi-layered, multi-lingual, multi-ethnic and multi-religious country. Now we are living in a period of transition with the strength of the middle class growing to as high as 22 per cent. India is a huge consumerist market as this middle class has tremendous purchasing power. This segment of India is growing fast and production of items like automobiles are also on the rise," Mr. Ghosh said.

"Substantial foreign investment is also coming to India now. But simultaneously there is also a growing disparity between the rich and the poor. This is leading to an increase in social discord and the signs of this can be seen in several parts of the country. This discord may lead to an explosion unless there are systematic efforts to address the concerns of the sections of people who are being displaced and marginalised by the ongoing growth process," he said.

Images of luxury

The poor and the deprived see the images of the luxurious lives of richer sections through television and other means.

When they realise that they do not have anything, they rebel by joining some groups. Then the State unleashes heavy violence on them without realising that such rebellions cannot be crushed through the use of force. There should in fact be efforts to mitigate their woes," he said.

What can be done to address such situations, he was asked. "I really do not have any solutions. The problems that we face are very complex. As a filmmaker I can only project those complex dimensions of our reality. But I would say that we could address these problems only through compassion and love. Violence is no solution to such situations, as it will only lead to that endless cycle of `violence and counter violence.' The middle class and the upper middle class have cornered all the slots at the decision-making levels," the director said.

He said the theme of his latest film `Yathra' which was screened at the IFFK on Sunday was based on the journey of a writer through contemporary India. The writer makes a journey at the physical level as well as through the world of ideas and ideals.

Abolfazl Jalili from Iran narrated the difficulties he had to encounter as a filmmaker right from the days when he entered the field at the age of 15. "Even now, my films are not allowed to be screened in Iran `for reasons not known to me.' "They (the Iranian rulers) have only problems with me. They allow the productions of other filmmakers. I do not know why," he said.

Brazilian filmmaker Eryk Rocha asserted that the entire world was against the imperialist aggressions of the U.S. The international film festival programmer from Mexico Rosa Carrillo was also present at the `meet-the-press' programme. V.C. Harris was the moderator.

Cultural mafia destroying Kerala<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->The CPI(M) as part of its drive to establish cultural hegemony over all institutions in the state are trying to smoke out Dr Radhakrishnan and to install some card holding party workers to the post of Vice Chancellor. Since Dr Radhakrishnan is a scholar who will not toe the lines of AKG Centre, the party wants a servile like Panikker to occupy the VC's post. The CPI(M) led government has already appointed party workers and hangers on as chairmen and presidents of various cultural institutions. Film actor Murali, who contested the 1999 Lok Sabha election as a CPI(M) candidate from Alappuzha, is the new chairman of the Kerala Sangeet Nataka Academi. Kerala Kalamandalam, the pioneer institute established by poet Vallathol Narayana Menon too has been usurped by the CPI(M). The new chairman is none other than ONV Kurup, a film lyricist.

Education Minister M A Baby finds it difficult to replace Jancy James, the vice-chancellor of the Mahatma University at Kottayam since she belongs to the powerful Christain community. Though there are so many allegations of partiality and nepotism against Jancy James, she continues to have the last laugh because of the appeasement policies of the CPI(M).
<b>Message in seized documents: Dalits to be Maoists' driving force</b>

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->"Strategy and Tactics", a Naxal policy document issued by the state committee of CPI (Maoist) to its cadres, seized immediately after the formation of CPI (Maoist) in 2004 following the merger of erstwhile People's War Group and Maoist Communist Centre in 2004, says, "The Dalits and Scheduled Castes should be treated as a special social section that is peculiar to the obnoxious caste-ridden Indian society. Though a vast majority among them belongs to poor and landless peasantry and to the proletariat and other wage-earning sections, they are also the victims of social oppression and upper caste atrocities. While mobilising the vast masses of the Dalits who constitute around 17.5 per cent of the Indian population into the agrarian revolution, we must also lay special emphasis upon the task of fighting all forms of social oppression and caste discrimination practiced by upper castes against them."
Very interesting take on the new Kerala. True ?

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Conference on <b>People’s Foreign Policy</b>  <!--emo&:blink:--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/blink.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='blink.gif' /><!--endemo-->
7-8 December 2006, Mumbai

Following two days of discussions at the Conference on People’s Foreign
Policy on 7-8 December 2006, Mumbai attended by delegates from <b>trade unions,
social movements, resistance movements, students organisations, women’s
organisations</b> from Bangladesh, India, Lebanon, Burma , Nepal, , Pakistan,
Palestine, Sri Lanka and regions of Kashmir and Tibet along with academicians
and social critics,

We note that:

In the first four decades of independence, India made efforts to chart an
economic policy based on the principle of self-reliance. It also acquired a
degree of manoeuvrability in foreign policy based on principles of

Following the shift in India’s economic policy in favour of an
accelerated neo-liberal agenda since the early 1990s, the foreign policy has
come to be aligned closely with the US while assuming a misplaced sense of
power as a nuclear weapon state and its quest for emerging as a regional power;

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the world has come to be
dominated by the United States that has extended its domination by suppressing
all forms of resistance to US policy and has following 9/11 sought to divided
the world between those ‘for us’ and ‘against us’, directed in substantial
measure against the countries and peoples of West Asia;

India’s acceptance of the global domination of the US is reflected in 18
July 2005 agreement on nuclear policy with the US, its recent conduct in the
WTO, cooperation with the US agenda for India on genetically modified foods,
its growing relationship with Israel including military relations, its complete
reversal on its support for Iran and virtually pulling out of the Indo-Pak-Iran
gas pipeline deal and its willingness to be part of the ‘global war against

India’s policy in South Asian is based on a principle of domination and
inequality; and as a consequence, continuing to suppress the democratic
aspirations of the people of Kashmir, while it has sought to prove to the world
that Pakistan is a primary site for spawning global terror; and further
claiming to support the democratic aspirations of the people of Burma, Nepal
and Sri Lanka while providing these states with military, political and
financial support to suppress these very struggles;

Through the deployment of armed forces in Kashmir and the North-East is
to large extent for suppressing the peoples movement, the projected threat
perception along the borders has provided the Indian state with the rational to
justify an enormous defence budget that otherwise cannot be justified by any
acceptable measure of force requirement for self defence and standards of
public spending for a country that is home to the largest number of the worlds

The Indian foreign policy assessment of a unipolar global order dominated
by the US fails to fully understand or estimate the balance of power globally
of the EU, Russia and China and the perceived lack of space for an intervention
for changing the balance of force by an independent foreign policy is
invalidated by the course adopted by some countries in Latin America and West
Asia where struggles of people has changed the nature of the foreign policy;

The major victory against Israeli aggression in Lebanon by Hezbollah led
Lebanese National resistance, the strengthening of the National resistance in
Palestine, Iraq and Afghanistan and the world wide opposition and protests
against war and occupation is forcing US imperialism into a defensive position

Foreign policy is very much a reflection and outcome of the policies
pursued by government at home and thus has a direct impact on the daily lives
of citizens.

We believe that foreign policy, like any other policy, must be rooted in
the democratic aspirations of citizens. It must be rooted in <b>building a society</b>
that is based on economic, social and political<b> equality </b>and is free from all
forms of discrimination where people are free to chart their own destinies
without internal or external force or coercion. Such a policy must seek to
defend and advance the right to independence and self-determination of nations
and towards this end promote a multi-polar <b>world order</b>. Indian foreign policy is out of sync with these aspirations.

Laying the foundation for such a policy needs us to ground our
aspirations with a sense of realism so that we successfully evolve strategies
for struggles for a people’s foreign policy.

We resolve to:

Secure Global peace by
- Building on equality of nations and respect for human dignity
within countries that eliminates all forms of racism, xenophobia, religious and
social prejudices and demonisation of Muslims and other peoples
- Global disarmament and denuclearisation
- Securing and sustaining independence, sovereignty and right of
development of nations
- Demilitarisation of the society by abrogating all laws that
enables military to intervene in domestic social and political conflict
- All states signing and ratifying the Rome Treaty of the
International Criminal Court.
- Supporting Liberation movements and Struggles of Nations
against aggression by the US and its’ allies and by other expansionist powers.
- Working for a genuine and just settlement of the Palestinian
peoples’ right to self determination and securing the early, complete and
permanent withdrawal of US forces from Iraq
- Initiating Diplomatic and economic sanctions against military
- Abrogating of Indo-US nuclear treaty

Build a South Asia on the basis of:
- Democracy, Secularism and Social equality by eliminating all
forms discrimination
- Peaceful political settlement of peoples’ aspirations,
including Kashmiris, Tamil and Baluchis , according to widely accepted
international principles and practice
- Regional framework for peaceful and equitable development of
peoples and nations of this region with resolution of bilateral issues,
including border disputes and where needed renegotiation of bilateral
treaties, on the basis of equality and mutual interest
- Reduce and chanellise defence spending for social development
and demilitarise the region including nuclear disarmament.
- Elimination of the US hegemony and domination of imperialist

Work towards Alternative Economic Policies based on peoples' economies
for prosperity and increased co-operation and socialisation, and rejecting
those that are anti-people and neo-liberal led market policies, which
enrich a few corporations and countries.

Ensure Rights of Migrant Workers: Assure migrant workers the security
of movement and right to livelihood, facilitate easy visa and
naturalisation and penalise human trafficking. In particular, provide
mechanism for work permits for South Asian countries and protect fishing
rights of the fisher communities in South Asia in the territorial waters
of the South Asian region.

Evolve a rational and ecologically sustainable policy on water, energy
and pollution.

And affirm the following Plan of Action:

To build a sustained campaign for a people’s foreign policy for India,
holding a series of regional conferences and workshops and deepen this
process by creating commissions for study and drafting specific policies
- Global militarisation and nuclearisation
- labour rights
- social and gender discrimination
- water
- energy
- global environment and climatic change
- Peoples’ movement in North-East
- Religious Minorities
- Indigenous people
· To develop a wider alliance with other countries with focus on
people-to-people dialogue of the discriminated and the oppressed and organise a
parallel ‘Peoples Conference of South Asian’ during the SAARC meeting in Delhi

· Focus and prioritise solidarity movements in support of the
resistance against the illegal occupations of Iraq and Palestine and organising
a ‘West Asia-South Asia Solidarity Conference’ in India and join the
international day of action on 9 June 2007 marking the 40th year of Israel's
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