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J O I N
C O N V E N T I O N
THE LEFT AND DEMOCRATIC AGENDA
Mavalankar Auditorium, Rafi Marg, New Delhi
30 September 2012
12 Noon – 6 PM
Dipankar Bhattacharya, CPI (ML)
D Raja, CPI
Mangat Ram Pasla, CPM Punjab
K S Hariharan, LCC Kerala
Abani Roy, RSP
Debabrata Biswas, Forward Bloc
Bhimrao Bansod, LNP(L), Maharashtra
Arun Ghatani, CPRM, Darjeeling
Shamsher Singh Bisht, Uttarakhand Lok Vahini
Prof.Nawal Kishore Choudhury, Patna University
Prof. Manjit Singh, Punjab University, Chandigarh
Anand Swaroop Varma, senior journalist
& other leaders of Left-democratic movements and concerned citizens
The BJP and NDA are seeking to capitalize on the issue of corruption – but their state governments and leaders are equally mired in corruption. And the BJP is trying desperately to whip up a communal agenda before the next polls, trying to stoke up a hate campaign in the wake of the Assam violence. The Naroda Patiya verdict has once again underlined how the BJP used power to perpetrate a communal pogrom.
There is a virtual consensus among the ruling parties on neoliberal policies that promote corporate plunder of the country’s precious resources, at the cost of land and livelihood of common people. All shades of dissent and protest are being suppressed by invoking draconian laws and unleashing repression. All across the country, there is an alarming rise in patriarchal and casteist violence and discrimination.
In this backdrop, there is an urgent need for a powerful Left-democratic political intervention, to shape a united struggle for the ouster of the corrupt and anti-people UPA-II Government; expose and resist the communal and divisive agenda of the BJP-NDA; demand a reversal of the policies that are fuelling corruption, joblessness, and price rise; defend democracy and resist state repression and violence on women and dalits.
Towards strengthening the united intervention of Left and democratic forces of struggle at this juncture, a National Convention is being organized by the All India Left Coordination (AILC) on the theme ‘National Crisis and the Left and Democratic Agenda,’ on 30 September 2012, at Mavalankar Hall, New Delhi, 11 am – 6 pm.
We very much hope you can participate in the Convention, which will be addressed by leaders of Left parties, democratic movements and political currents.
All India Left Coordination
[CPI(ML) Liberation, CPM Punjab, Lal Nishan Party (Leninist), Left Coordination Committee (Kerala) and
Communist Party of Revolutionary Marxists (CPRM, Darjeeling)] Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, Ph: 9560756628, 9868890346
About the AILC:
The All India Left Coordination (AILC) was formed in 2010 as a platform uniting struggling Left forces. Its current constituents are CPI(ML) Liberation, CPM Punjab, Lal Nishan Party (Leninist), Left Coordination Committee (Kerala) and Communist Party of Revolutionary Marxists (CPRM, Darjeeling). The AILC has conducted joint struggles on a range of issues, and has intervened together on many democratic questions. Some months ago, the AILC lost one of its prominent leaders, Comrade TP Chandrashekharan, who was brutally murdered in Kerala.
The AILC is committed to building a strong, united Left movement with people’s resistance and robust defence of democracy at its core.