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A Statement of Protest of the RDF ban in AP

We the undersigned strongly and univocally condemn the ban imposed on Revolutionary Democratic Front (RDF) by the Andhra Pradesh government on 9 August 2012 under Andhra Pradesh Public Security Act 1992. We stand opposed to this arbitrary and authoritarian action by the government on a peoples' organization which goes against the principles of justice, freedom of expression, freedom of association and of democratic dissent. Further the persistent use of ban as an instrument of policy is politically motivated as is proven in history. It has been proved time and again that whatever might be the purpose of evoking the policy of ban by the respective governments at various junctures it has hardly resulted in the achieving the same. On the contrary it has only resulted in more and more atrocities on the vast sections of the people with the policy of ban giving blanket powers to the police and paramilitary thus resulting in increasing acts of impunity. We are therefore forced to believe that the imposition of a ban on RDF on a series of unsubstantiated charges is not only devoid of any ground, but a direct assault by the government on our democratic rights. Under the convenient plea of countering Maoism, the state government has falsely implicated RDF as a frontal organization of CPI (Maoist) - another banned political entity - and has thereby continued with its policy of criminalizing and persecuting political dissent. This is in spite of the fact that upholding of and adhering to any ideology is not a crime but is a constitutionally guaranteed right of the citizens, which has been time and again pointed out by the Supreme Court.

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Join Joint Protest Demonstration Against the Massacre of Adivasis of Bijapur

Dear friends
Recently the Indian state has intensified its eviction and extermination campaign against the adivasis of central and eastern India under the rubric of Operation Green Hunt. On the night of 28 June 2012 when the adivasi peasants of Sarkeguda, Kottaguda and Rajpenta (Bijapur district of south Chhattisgarh) gathered to plan the performance of the traditional festival Beej Pandum (seed festival), they were surrounded by hundreds of Police and Para-military forces of the Indian state. The armed forces resorted to indiscriminate firing killing 17 adivasis (including 6 minors) cold-blooded.

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BRUTAL ASSAULT ON UNDERTRIAL ANGELA SONTAKKE BY NAGPUR JAIL STAFF

"Angela Sontakke was assaulted and mercilously beaten by Nagpur jail staff."

Angela Sontakke, arrested from Mumbai on 24th April 2011 along with 4 young girls who were student activists and two boys from Pune, for having links with Maoists and charged under UAPA, is an undertrial.  Angela and the four girls are currently lodged in Byculla women's jail under the judicial custody of the 13th Sessions Court at Sewri.

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Release Deblina Chakraborty, a committed social activist entrapped in the draconian act UAPA and her associate Abhijnan Sarkar immediately and unconditionally

Drop the forged charges against all seven activists arrested for their participation in the Nonadanga anti-eviction struggle (28 April, 2012)

To The Chairperson, National Human Rights Commission,

Faridkot House, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi- 110001

Respected Sir,

We want to draw your kind attention to the dreadful incidents of barbarous atrocities by the West Bengal government upon the peaceful democratic protest movements of various mass organisations, civil rights groups and individuals opposing the banishment of poor slum dwellers in the name of 'development' and 'beautification' of Kolkata and subsequent malicious arrests of the social activists.

On 8th April 2012, a huge contingent of police arrested 69 demonstrators from the Ruby Hospital crossing of EM Bypass of East Kolkata when they had been protesting against the violent demolition of the Nonadanga slums on March 30th and forcible eviction of hundreds of populace of that colony, many of whom were compelled to migrate and set up their abodes in that locality after the cyclone 'Aila' disaster in Sundarban. Among the protesters were those who fell victims to this aggressive eviction drive without any rehabilitation measures instigated by the Mamata Banerjee-led government, as well as some civil society activists belonging to different democratic organizations, who thought it just to stand by the side of the victims and join their anti-eviction struggle seeking apposite rehabilitation and adequate compensation.

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DSU: “Stand in Solidarity with the Struggle for a Separate and Democratic Telangana State!”

The struggle for Telangana state has once again intensified, with the people observing two-days of successful Telangana Bandh on 5th and 6th June, after the MLAs and MPs from the region being forced to tender their resignation under popular pressure. The central government has been using all possible excuse and manipulation to delay the inevitability of the Telangana state, whether by forming the Srikrishna Committee in 2009, or insisting on building 'consensus' among the parliamentary parties ever since the submission of the Committee Report. The Committee was nothing more than a delaying tactic, while its Report was primarily concerned with advising the government how to effectively crush the movement, as the notorious 8th Chapter of the Srikrishna Committee Report has revealed.

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Public Protest Meeting Against Fake Encounter Killing of Maoist Leader Kishenji

Gandhi Peace Foundation

13 December 2011 from 2 PM to 8 PM

Speakers include:

  • Justice Rajender Sachar, Retired Chief Justice, Delhi High Court
  • Dr B D Sharma, Former National Commissioner for Scheduled Castes and Tribes
  • Dhiraj Sengupta, APDR
  • Debaprasad Roychoudhury, General Secretary, APDR
  • Puskar Raj, PUCL
  • Varavara Rao, Revolutionary Poet
  • Apart from above speakers, some among the organizers will also speak.

Demands of the meeting:

  • The Central and State governments should immediately stop ‘Operation Green Hunt’ and physical elimination of Naxal /Maoist leaders and cadres.
  • The Central government should set up a high level Judicial Enquiry Committee on the killing of Kishanji.
  • The government should register a case of culpable homicide under section 302 of IPC, so that the killers of Kishanji are forced to face the court trial, as directed by Supreme Court and National Human Rights Commission.

The Fact-finding team of various civil and democratic rights organizations established beyond doubt that the Maoist leader Kishanji was first captured and severely tortured by security forces and then killed on 24 November 2011 in a planned fake encounter under the connivance of both West Bengal and Central governments.

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An Appeal for Support from the students of JNU

Dear friends,
Please Sign this Online Petition against the authoritarian actions on the JNU Forum against War on People by the university administration, and circulate it widely: http://www.petitiononline.com/jnufawp0/petition.html
With regards,
JNU Forum against War on People

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statement by Communist Party of Greece (Marxist-Leninist)

Dear comrades

On behalf of the cadres as well as the rank and file members of the Communist Party of Greece (Marxist-Leninist), we express our condolences for the cold-blooded murder and planned assassination of c. Kishanji alias Mallojula Koteswara Rao, Politburo Member of CPI (Maoist) on 24 November 2011. We strongly condemn the murderous Indian state which, once more, manifested its barbarous character against any revolutionary fighting to defend people’s rights and social liberation. This murder comes a few months after the torture and killing of c. Azad, another high cadre of PCI (Maoist) and exposes the hate but also the fear of the Indian reactionary establishment for the development of people’s struggle all over India.

Greek communists will by all means express their solidarity through their own struggle against imperialism and reactionary forces, promoting our common tasks for a revolutionary change and a socialist future.

Political Bureau of
Communist Party of Greece (Marxist-Leninist)

Athens - 28 November 2011

Please sign the Petition for Abdul Nasar Maudany and ensure his speedy release

http://www.petitiononline.com/s2s2s2/petition.html

Abdul Nasar Maudany, a Muslim religious scholar and the founder of People's Democractic Party (PDP), Kerala has been in Bangalore Jail since August 2010 for his alleged role in the Bangalore blasts of 2008. He was incarcerated using the draconian Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and has been refused bail several times by the Karnataka High Court in the past few months. When the plea reached the Supreme Court this May it was further referred to a new Bench following differences between the two judges.

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