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Issue 13
May Day 2022!
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In this issue:
  1. Dalit Panthers 50th Anniversary events
  2. May Day - Remembering the legacy of Singaravelu and India's first May Day.
  3. Sudha Bhardwaj: Seventy-Five Years Since Independence, Industrial Working Class Still Struggles for Rights (The wire.in)
  4. New Works by ICWI members!
  5. Poetry for May Day
  6. Obituary: Friends and Colleagues Remember Pierre Beaudet (1950-2022)

50th year anniversary of the founding of the Dalit Panthers

Dalit Solidarity Forum and ICWI are proud to present three events to commemorate the 50th year anniversary of the founding of the Dalit Panthers.

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May Day - M. Singaravelu, Madras, 99 years ago.

"The first May Day celebration ever in India took place in Madras under the Labour Kisan Party of Singaravelu and the red flag was unfurled for the first time in India in 1923." Documents of the History of the Communist Party of India, Vol 2, 1923-25 It was in 1923, 99 years ago, that the first recorded celebration of May …

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May Day - M. Singaravelu and Madras, 99 years ago.

Sudha Bhardwaj on Wire: Seventy-Five Years Since Independence, Industrial Working Class Still Struggles for Rights

Sudha Bhardwaj provides a sobering analysis of the state of affairs plaguing the Indian working class, 75 years after independence. The silence of the government in responding to the demands of the working class is deafening. Excerpt: "Today, in a time when only a tiny percent of the working people are unionised, and various sections of the unorganised sector are …

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Sudha Bhardwaj on Wire: Seventy-Five Years Since Independence, Industrial Working Class Still Struggles for Rights

Some new works by ICWI members

Some new works by ICWI members
Here are three excellent new works by ICWI's members! The Stories Around Us, by Rana Khan, focuses on how South Asian communities in Toronto, Canada grapple with the challenges of mental health. Ten South Asian women shared their stories that offer glimpses into various facets of mental health, but at the same time reveal the common struggles and challenges faced …

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Poetry for May Day

The Red Flag Martín Espada The newspapers said the strikers would hoist the red flag of anarchy over the silk mills of Paterson. At the strike meeting, a dyers’ helper from Naples rose as if from the steam of his labor, lifted up his hand and said here is the red flag: brightly stained with dye for the silk of …

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Poetry for May Day

Friends and Colleagues Remember Pierre Beaudet (1950-2022)

FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES REMEMBER PIERRE BEAUDET (1950-2022) Judy Rebick Source: https://rabble.ca/general/remembering-pierre-beaudet/ “Pierre was a great leader, an extraordinary thinker and had a big heart. The world will miss Pierre greatly.” Just when we needed him most to explain how the global political reality will change with the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Pierre Beaudet, one of Canada’s most brilliant progressive thinkers …

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Friends and Colleagues Remember Pierre Beaudet (1950-2022)
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