Newsletter from the Political Information Bureau, pcr-rcp of canada (June 29, 2013)
Support the People’s War in India, Oppose Operation Green Hunt!
– From the Partisan No. 40
The International Committee to Support the People’s War in India has called for July 1st to be an international day of solidarity with the comrades of the Communist Party of India (Maoist). The comrades of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) are waging a heroic struggle against the Indian government, the feudal landlords, the Indian and multinational corporations for the socio-economic and political equality of all the peoples of India. These multinational corporations increasingly include amongst their roster Canadian companies.
In response to this heroic struggle the Indian government and its armed forces have assaulted, tortured, raped and killed all those who oppose its plans for “economic development” under the name of “Operation Green Hunt” (OGH). This is the true face of the ‘world’s biggest democracy’.
Indeed, the people of India are painfully aware that this development will not improve the lives of those most economically vulnerable in Indian society: the working class, the peasantry and the adivasi (tribal) peoples. Rather, it will simply benefit the Indian and multinational corporations, and their bagmen in the Indian government. It is in opposition to this exploitation of the Indian people and their resources/lands, and in support of the millions of people resisting the imposition of these anti-poor economic policies that we stand in solidarity with the people’s war and all struggles waged by the Indian toiling masses.
How do we intend to support the people’s war in India? The CPI(Maoist), in their statement to the Hamburg conference to Support the People’s War in India, write that, “The campaign to end OGH and the solidarity movement in support of People’s War in India complement each other and the anti-OGH programs should form an integral part of the support movement to Indian revolution as defeating this multi-pronged countrywide offensive of the enemy is an immediate task before us. Our party believes that it is the need of the hour for the communist forces standing in support of PW in India to strive to mobilize the broadest possible anti-imperialist, democratic and revolutionary forces to strengthen the campaign to end OGH and with a view to build a broad worldwide anti-imperialist front that is in process.”
It is thus necessary to call for an end to the atrocities against the broad swath of the struggling masses of India, including the Maoists, and call for a tearing up of all unfair and anti-poor economic deals between Canadian companies and the Indian government. Often these are the very same Canadian companies that are unjustly and unfairly exploiting the First Nations’ peoples and their resources.
Indeed, the Harper government is hoping to sign a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement with the Indian government in the near future, and this will only increase Canadian involvement in India’s ongoing war on the people. Thus, it becomes vital that we, the Canadian public, organize against this injustice and form committees in our neighborhoods and workplaces against Operation Green Hunt and Canadian involvement in this dirty war.
Stop the War On the People in India!
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