Workers Protest against Delay in Minimum Wage Review

Hundreds of workers in the Venkosh Company in Patna which manufactures hydraulic jacks and is situated in the Pataliputra Industrial Area held a protest on 23 June at the Labour Office (Niyojan Bhavan) on Bailey Road.

A 4-member Union delegation comprising AICCTU State General Secretary RN Thakur, Union Vice President Ranvijay Kumar, AITUC General Secretary Ghaznafar Nawab and Venkosh Union General Secretary Surendra Yadav submitted a memorandum with the workers' demands to the Labour Commissioner.

Protest in Palamu against Increasing Attacks on Dalits

There has been a sharp rise in attacks against dalit communities (SC/ST) in Palamu. On 29 May 2022 members of the Bhuiyan caste in Baraon, Chainpur were beaten brutally and subjected to attempted murder. On 9 May the home of Lallan Paswan was razed to the ground in broad daylight by a bulldozer in Dumri village, Naudiha Block. On 20 March members of the dalit community in Batsara village, Padwa Block were beaten badly and a Bolero vehicle parked in their home vandalized.

Rajasthan Loktantrik Morcha Rally against Agnipath Scheme

Large numbers of workers, farmers, women, students and youth held a rally at the call of the Rajasthan Loktantrik Morcha on 22 June 2022 in Udaipur with a 17-point charter of demands. The rally resounded with slogans: scrap the Agnipath scheme; end Bulldozer Raj; arrest Nupur Sharma and Navin Jindal; give land pattas to adivasis and other poor settled on land; conduct census on the basis of population. The rally was led by CPIML State Secretary Mahendra Chaudhury, CPIM State Secretary Amra Ram, CPI State Secretary Narendra Acharya and JDS President Arjun Detha.

Railway Workers in the UK Organize Three-Day National Strike

Thousands of railway workers in the United Kingdom embarked on a historic national strike on June 21, 23 and 25 against the attempts by Network Rail (that operates and develops most of Britain’s railway infrastructure) and train operating companies to cut thousands of jobs. The strike, which was organized under the banner of National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) was the biggest rail strike in last 30 years.

AILAJ on the Overturn of Roe v Wade by the USA Supreme Court

Reproductive Freedom is crucial to real equality!

AILAJ condemns the judgment of the USA Supreme Court in Dobbs, State Health Officer of The Mississippi Department of Health, Et Al. V. Jackson Women's Health Organization Et Al overturning the landmark judgment of the USA Supreme Court in Roe v Wade (1973), which upheld the constitutional right to abortion. The judgment will have massive implications and is reflective of the rise of conservative forces across globe.

Hunger Strike by CPIML against Police Atrocities in Ranchi

CPIML organized a one-day hunger strike on 16 June 2022 in front of Bapu Vatika at Morhabadi Maidan in Ranchi against the continuing repression, after the brutal incident of police firing on muslim protesters on 10 June, against minority community and innocent persons by the administration and at the behest of a Sanghi-minded Governor and the silence of the State government.