Category: Analysis

  • India’s ‘strongman’ humbled as shock election result denies Modi a majority

    India’s ‘strongman’ humbled as shock election result denies Modi a majority

    The recent general elections in India have exposed the rottenness of the whole political edifice in the country. Almost all the parties involved have been revealed as bankrupt, with diminishing authority, and having nothing to offer the toiling masses. But Modi’s ruling BJP, which was once considered invincible, came out the biggest loser. Exit polls…

  • JOIN THE REVOLUTIONARY COMMUNISTS OF INDIA RC(I)

    Following an all-India meeting of members and supporters, we have taken a series of decisions about the future of our work. This follows major developments in the Indian and world situation, as well as a general transformation across our international, that create huge opportunities for genuine revolutionary communists. In the last year, the International Marxist…

  • Implications of the Ram Temple in India

    Implications of the Ram Temple in India

    Long before the coming to power of a declared Hindu nationalist government in India in 2014, the inauguration of the Ram temple was clearly on the agenda of militant Hindu organisations like Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), Rashtriya Sayamsebak Sangh (RSS), and the entire Sangh-Parivar, whose political wing (BJP) runs the country. Mandir Wahi Banayenge (“Let’s…

  • India elections: defeat the BJP with an indefinite general strike! Fight for socialist revolution!

    India elections: defeat the BJP with an indefinite general strike! Fight for socialist revolution!

    The text criticises Narendra Modi’s government in India for failing to deliver on promises, engaging in anti-minority actions, and economic policies that benefit the wealthy at the expense of the working class. It argues that opposition parties, including Communist Parties, have compromised principles and offer no genuine alternative. The piece calls for a socialist revolution…

  • Manifesto of the Revolutionary Communist International

    Manifesto of the Revolutionary Communist International

    In 1938, the great Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky stated that “the historical crisis of mankind is reduced to the crisis of the revolutionary leadership.” These words are as true and relevant today as the day when they were written. In the third decade of the 21st century, the capitalist system finds itself in an existential…

  • Uttarakhand crisis: an impending disaster

    Uttarakhand crisis: an impending disaster

    An expensive and environmentally ruinous development project, built to appease Modi’s Hindu nationalist base, and approved following all manner of legal manoeuvres, represents a ticking time bomb in India’s mountains. Uttarakhand, a state in northern India crossed by the Himalayas, is known for its Hindu pilgrimage sites. Also known as Devbhoomi or the Land of…

  • Indian dockworkers mobilise against Israel’s war machine

    Indian dockworkers mobilise against Israel’s war machine

    Alex Gassem Thousands of Indian dockworkers are refusing to assist in the transporting of Israeli arms. This tremendous example of working-class solidarity must be repeated across the world to effectively resist Israel’s slaughter! On 14 February, the Water Transport Workers Federation of India (WTWFI) – representing 3,500 workers in 11 of India’s 12 major ports…

  • Support the All-India General Strike Called by Central Trade Unions (CTU) and Samyuktha Kisan Morcha (SKM) on February 16th 2024

    Support the All-India General Strike Called by Central Trade Unions (CTU) and Samyuktha Kisan Morcha (SKM) on February 16th 2024

    The right-wing BJP government, led by Narendra Modi, has carried out ceaseless attacks on working people since it came to power in 2014. The Modi government’s policy of rampant privatisation of the public sector, including railways, electricity, telecommunications, highways, and airports. etc. has squeezed the working class, while rewarding the rich multinationals. Unemployment and inflation…

  • India: state elections reveal the weakness of the opposition and the lack of a clear alternative to Modi

    India: state elections reveal the weakness of the opposition and the lack of a clear alternative to Modi

    Results from the recent assembly elections in five Indian states saw the ruling, far-right BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) win in Chattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. In the first two, the Indian National Congress, led by chief ministers Ashok Gehlot and Bhupesh Bhagal, were booted out. These elections are widely considered as a rehearsal of the…

  • Successful second Tamil Nadu Marxist school!

    Successful second Tamil Nadu Marxist school!

    The second state Marxist school of Bolshevik IMT India, Tamil Nadu branch, was held last weekend in Coimbatore. Ten comrades participated in the school. Comrade Alaudeen, a legal advocate, joined the meeting from Pudukkottai, nearly more than 300 km from Coimbatore, and comrade Santhosh, a young lawyer who had his exams on the previous day,…