January 8, 2020 will go down in the history books as the world’s largest 24-hour general strike to date. In India, more than 250 million workers went on strike during the general strike or “Bharat Bandh”, which was joined by ten major unions as well as a number of independent associations. Associations organising bank employees, farmers and teachers, but also the student movement played a leading role. The electricity supply was also affected, with up to 1.5 million people going on strike in the power stations. The same applies to local and long-distance public transport. Across the country there were also rail blockades.Continue reading #India: Biggest general strike in human history
How can I effectively communicate the gravity of the situation back home to my American peers? Moreover, how can I convince them to join the fight against the neoliberal Hindu nationalist state project that threatens to shred India’s social fabric itself, at the same time as it reaffirms and reinforces other authoritarian projects and the overarching neoliberal world order?
We, Enough 14, would like to add: The situation in Europe is similar. Why the American (and European) Left Doesn’t Care About India…
Image above: Graffiti on the way to Delhi’s Jama Masjid — one of India’s largest and most famous mosques — declares “Long Live the Revolution!” in opposition to the recently passed Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC).Continue reading Selective Internationalism: Why the American (and European) Left Doesn’t Care About #India
This article about Acharya, Singh and Gandhi was originally published in Azadi, a 4 page newsletter by the Indian Anarchist Federation.