“We Protest” – Segment 1

“We Protest” – Segment 1

Voices of resistance are on the rise. The mainstream media does a fleeting coverage of protests — if they cover it at all — and  is quick to move on to the next issue. At Newsclick, we believe movements are important. We do not want them forgotten. In this segment, We bring you a weekly round…

Mahapadav: Prominent Intellectuals Support Workers, Demand Action By PM

Mahapadav: Prominent Intellectuals Support Workers, Demand Action By PM

Over 50 well-known intellectuals, writers and artists have issued an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding that his government at the Centre intervenes to resolve their basic demands. Among those who endorsed the letter were writers Krishna Sobti, K. Satchidanandan and Githa Hariharan; classical dancer and activist Mallika Sarabhai; Bezwada Wilson of the…

Media Blacks Out Massive Workers’ Protest in Delhi

Media Blacks Out Massive Workers’ Protest in Delhi

  Nearly 100,000 workers gathered at Delhi's Parliament Street from 9 November 2017 to protest against the central government's policies that have adversely affected the working class of India. The protest – called ‘mahapadav’ or mega sit-in – will continue till 11 November. (See reports here: https://goo.gl/1TSzYE and videos such as: https://goo.gl/WQvE8o ) It is one of the biggest…

BJP Government’s “Codes” will Remove Existing Workers’ Benefits: K Hemalata at Workers’ Mahapadav

BJP Government’s “Codes” will Remove Existing Workers’ Benefits: K Hemalata at Workers’ Mahapadav

K Hemalata, President of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), said that the trade unions have launched the 3-day mahapadav (mass sit-in) at the Parliament Street in Delhi on a 12-point charter of demands. Curtailing the demands in the charter, such as price rise, strenghtening the public distribution system, employment generation, social security for…

Historic Protest by Workers Begins in Delhi

Historic Protest by Workers Begins in Delhi

  As over 70,000 workers from across the country gathered at Parliament Street facing down police and paramilitary barricades, the historic 3-day mahapadav (mass sit-in) got off to a rousing start in New Delhi today. Under the banners of ten central trade unions and several federations of workers and employees, which represent the bulk of…