On the 55th Anniversary of the Great Naxalbari Upsurge

Modern Indian history is punctuated by a series of popular uprisings. The protracted battle for India's independence was powered by uprisings of various sections of oppressed Indians, oppressed not just by the colonial power which came from outside but also by the social structure that dominated Indians from within - the caste system, patriarchy, feudal power and local kingdoms and royalties. 

CPI(ML) Statement on the Centenary of Communist Party of China

On the occasion of the centenary of Communist Party of China, the Communist Party of India (Marxist Leninist) salutes the revolutionary legacy of the CPC. The heroic Chinese people, under the inspiring leadership of Mao Tsetung and the CPC, accomplished the people's democratic revolution in just twenty eight years after the CPC’s birth, and achieved basic socialist transformation of a backward agrarian society in another seven years.

Commemorating 23 March 2019 as the Martyrdom Day of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru

An India of their dreams, in Bhagat Singh’s words, would mean “the reconstruction of the whole society on the socialist basis”, so as to “end every sort of exploitation and usher humanity into an era of genuine and permanent peace.” (Statement in Lahore High Court) Struggling for such an India means following Bhagat Singh’s ideas .

Hang Him

He says he wants bread and clothes
Not only that, he wants justice too
On top of that he wants genuine freedom too
Hang him

He says he wants regular work
Not only work, he wants the fruits of his work
And then he even wants untrammelled possession of both work and fruits
Hang him

He says he doesn’t want empty speeches
Nor false promises, violent rule
Nor a false democratic throne erected on
The burning breasts of hungry and naked people
Hang him

Remembering Rashmoni

(Excerpts from a poem written by Sameer Roy in 1968 during the Naxalbari movement – in memory of Rashmoni, a woman of the Hajong tribe who was killed by the police during the Tebhaga movement in 1946–47)

Comrade, how old are we
Why not take a stock.
My mother, sitting by the wretched flicker of a fire,
Counts the age of Heeren, Nripen, Shyamal and Sameer—
Why do not you bother a little and count.