What is the Communist Party of India (Marxist)?

Hey everyone, Clara here! Welcome to The Communist
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out new videos weekly. In this episode, we are going to talk about
the Communist Party of India (Marxist). This has been a busy year for the Communist
Party of India (Marxist). In recent news, you might have heard about the woman wall.
In the state of Kerala, India during New Years Eve more than five million women linked arms
and formed a 620 kilometre long chain. For reference, that’s more than three times
the distance between London and Toronto which is 192 kilometres! On top of that, the Communist Party of India
(Marxist) had major involvement in two large mass movements in 2018: The Farmers March,
and the All India Strike. *Show on screen*
http://kisansabha.org/aiks/aiks-in-news/cpi-m-to-lead-farmers-march-from-singur-to-raj-bhavan/ The All India Sangharsh Coordination Committee
(AIKSCC), is an umbrella organization of nearly 180 trade unions. It’s general secretary,
Hannan Mollah, inaugurated the march from Ratanpur, Singur,where 2,500 people proceeded
to march towards Kolkata. On November 29, nearly 16,000 farmers and
agricultural workers began their march towards Kolkata. On the way, they were joined by other
rallies from East & West Medinipur and other districts. As the rallies converged, they
began to proceed towards central Kolkata. According to General Secretary Hannan Moollah,
“The farmers of Singur are able to cultivate only a paltry 11 out of 997 acres of land
acquired by the state government for the automobile manufacturing project.
“More than two years ago, this land was ‘returned’ to land-holders after a Supreme
Court order, but the state government failed to hand over the plots in a cultivable condition,
as mandated by the court. The landholders and youth of Singur are now in extreme distress,
as farming is no longer viable in this area,” *cut back to Clara*
More recently, On September 2nd, The Communist Party of India (Marxist) played a major role
in coordinating the All India Strike. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/bharat-bandh-partial-impact-on-day-1-strike-continues-on-day-2-all-you-need-to-know/articleshow/67418064.cms
The Tripura State Secretariat of the Communist
Party of India (Marxist) congratulated in a statement the people of Tripura for their
tremendous support and peaceful observance of September 2nd All India Strike. The statement said,
“Responding to the call of the central trade unions and various federations for the strike
in protest against the anti-working class measures and various anti-people policies
pursued by the BJP-led NDA Government at the centre, the people of Tripura spontaneously
observed a total strike bringing normal life to a standstill in every sector in the state. All kinds of vehicular traffic were off the
road. No shops and market did open. All Government offices, courts, schools and colleges remained
closed. The only train from Karimganj to Agartala did not operate. Shutters of all industrial
units, banks and Insurances sectors were kept down. No workers, either in tea estate or
rubber plantations and Government orchards did turn up for work. Thousands of workers belonging to the trade
unions and Left parties held a demonstration on September 1 in all the Sub Divisional headquarters
including capital city of Agartala highlighting the 12 point charter of the demands of the
Central Trade Unions and urging people to observe the strike. Left Front workers also
took to the street from dawn to dusk today for picketing in favour of Bandh. The fact
that there was no resistance to the bandh and the people supported it wholeheartedly,
displays the widespread anger against the anti-labour policies being pursued by the
central government.” The Communist Party of India and Communist
Party of India (Marxist) are also members of the International Meeting of Communist
and Worker’s Parties. If you want to learn more about the International Meeting of Communist
and Worker’s Parties, there’s a link in the description to a video I made on the topic. This January there have also been very interesting
developments for the Communist Party of India (Marxist). In the state of Kerala, the government
is announcing a public health insurance policy that will be almost universal in a state that
already has the best healthcare outcomes in all of India. The day after that announcement, for the 95th
anniversary of the death of Vladimir Lenin, The Communist Party of India (Marxist) unveiled
a 12 foot Lenin statue at the Party offices in Tirunelveli with a keynote speech from
the Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary, Sitaram Yechury. But back to the topic at hand, What is the
Communist Party of India (Marxist)? How did it begin?
Well, according to the Communist Party of India (Marxist) website, “The Communist
Party of India (Marxist) was formed at the Seventh Congress of the Communist Party of
India held in Calcutta from October 31st to November 7th, 1964. The Communist Party of
India (Marxist) was born in the struggle against revisionism and sectarianism in the communist
movement at the international and national level, in order to defend the scientific and
revolutionary tenets of Marxism-Leninism and its appropriate application in the concrete
Indian conditions. The CPI(M) combines the fine heritage of the anti-imperialist struggle
and the revolutionary legacy of the undivided Communist Party which was founded in 1920.
Over the years, the Party has emerged as the foremost Left force in the country.” In the Party Programme of the Communist Party
of India (Marxist), it states, “Experience shows that there is no hope
of emancipation of the people from backwardness, poverty, hunger, unemployment and exploitation
under the present bourgeois-landlord rule. The big bourgeoisie since independence has
been continuously in State power and has been utilising that State power to strengthen its
class position at the expense of the mass of the people on the one hand and compromising
and bargaining with imperialism and landlordism on the other. Unlike in the advanced capitalist
countries where capitalism grew on the ashes of pre-capitalist society, which was destroyed
by the rising bourgeoisie, capitalism in India was super-imposed on pre-capitalist society.
Neither the British colonialists during their rule nor the Indian bourgeoisie assuming power
after independence attempted to smash it, which was one of the most important preconditions
for the free development of capitalism. The present Indian society, therefore, is a peculiar
combination of monopoly capitalist domination with caste, communal and tribal institutions.
It has thus fallen on the working class and its party to unite all the progressive forces
interested in destroying the pre-capitalist society and to consolidate the revolutionary
forces within it so as to facilitate the completion of the democratic revolution and prepare the
ground for the transition to socialism.” 6.2 The Communist Party of India (Marxist)
firmly adheres to its aim of building socialism and communism. This, it is evident, cannot
be achieved under the present State and bourgeois-landlord government led by the big bourgeoisie. The
establishment of a genuine socialist society is only possible under proletarian statehood.
While adhering to the aim of building socialism in our country, the Communist Party of India
(Marxist), taking into consideration the degree of economic development, the political ideological
maturity of the working class and its organisation, places before the people as the immediate
objective, the establishment of people’s democracy based on the coalition of all genuine anti-feudal,
anti-monopoly and anti-imperialist forces led by the working class on the basis of a
firm worker-peasant alliance. This demands first and foremost the replacement of the
present bourgeois-landlord State by a State of people’s democracy. This alone can complete
the unfinished democratic task of the Indian revolution and pave the way for putting the
country on the road to socialism. In 1964, during the Party’s foundation,
the Communist Party of India (Marxist) had one hundred thousand six hundred and eighty
three members. In their 2014 census, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) boasted 10,48,678
members, making it the second largest Communist Party in the world, next to the Communist
Party of China. It is no wonder with numbers that large it is no surprise that The Communist
Party of India (Marxist) has electoral representation in the Legislative assemblies in the states
of Kerala, West Bengal, Tripura, Telangana, Jammu & Kashmir & Maharashtra. Let’s look at Kerala as it’s the state
in India I am most familiar with. The state of Kerala boasts many achievements
that can be directly linked to the successes of Left parties such as the Communist Party
of India, Communist Party of India (Marxist), and other Left parties that have had electoral
successes in the state. Since the formation of Kerala in 1956, the
Communist Party of (India) and Communist Party of India (Marxist) have played a leading force
in elections, political formation, and the cultural and social development of the people
and state of Kerala. According to the Public Affairs Index of 2018
released by the Public Affairs Centre, Kerala stands as the best governed state in India
in 2018, a title they have won consecutively since 2016, when the Public Affairs Centre
was founded. The index examines governance performance in the states through a data-based
framework, ranking them on the economic and social development that they are able to provide
to its citizens. Similarly, their rating on how child-friendly different states are in
India ranked Kerala as number one, following Himachal Pradesh and Mizoram. Kerala also boasts the second highest literacy
rate in India, at 91.58, just under Tripura, which has a 94.65% literacy rate as of 2011.
For reference to how impressive that is, Kerala’s literacy rate is 17.54% higher than India’s
national average which was 74.04% as of the 2011 census. In sociology & economics, the phenomena of
the successes of Kerala is known as the Kerala Model of Development. Kerala is considered
the best state in India and an example for all states in India as it ranks the highest
in India for education, healthcare outcomes, and land redistribution programs. Unfortunately, Kerala has also had problems
in recent years. On the 9th of August, 2018 a flood killed 483 people and 14 people went
missing. Kerala is still recovering from this flood, and they need all the help they can
get. The Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund was setup in the aftermath of the flood
so people all over the world can help Keralites build a new Kerala. If you can donate, please
check out the link in the description of this video. https://donation.cmdrf.kerala.gov.in/ Watching the triumphs and successes of the
Communist Party of India (Marxist) gives me hope for the future of our movement in North
America. There is so much that we can learn from the Communist Movement in India (Marxist)
and apply to the concrete material conditions of Canada. To Quote Bhagat Singh, “Revolution
is an inalienable right of mankind. Freedom is an imperishable birthright of all. Labour
is the real sustainer of society.” That’s it for this video. If you liked what
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  1. I have to appreciate the fact that you have made the introductory film about CPIM. when we ourselves haven’t made a comprehensive one ☝️ Thanks comrade

  2. Great video,Clara. I love your videos and the message you preach. You gave me the confidence to march when I wanted to cry! May the red sun forever shine.

  3. The communist party of India (Marxists) are revisionists that will never be able lead a revolution in India. The Communist Party of India (Maoist) are leading a peoples war against the brutal capitalist goverment in India. There is no reformist way to socialism. We need to support the revolutionary movements in the world and the Communist Party of India (Marxists) are not one of them.

  4. It's essential to make this differentiation because the other, Communist Party of India, is imperialist hand inside the popular movement.

  5. Very good effort. Many errors though.

    The farmers' march led by the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC – All India Farmers' Struggle Coordination Committee) was held in Delhi, not in West Bengal.

    The AIKSCC is a joint platform of more than 200 farmers' organisations (not trade unions).

    The march was called the Kisan Mukti March (Farmers' Liberation March), and the major demands were remunerative crop prices, freedom from debt, and a session of the Parliament of India to discuss these issues.

    The biggest organisation in the AIKSCC is the All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS – All India Peasants Union). AIKS is linked to the Communist Party of India (Marxist).

    Hannan Mollah is the General Secretary of AIKS, not that of AIKSCC.

    The Singur Kisan March (Singur Peasants March) from Singur (in the Eastern Indian state of West Bengal) to Kolkata (the capital of West Bengal) was led by the AIKS and the All India Agricultural Workers' Union (AIAWU), also linked to the CPI(M).

    The Singur Kisan March in Bengal was also considered a part of the Kisan Mukti March in Delhi. The former was held on 28 & 29 November 2018. The latter was held on 29 & 30 November 2018.

    The two-day All India General Strike was held on 8 & 9 January 2019, not on 2 November 2018. The call for the strike was given jointly by 10 central trade unions (central trade unions are the major trade unions which have a presence all over India). The CPI(M) did play a major role in this, and the strike was most successful in the States where the CPI(M) is the strongest.

    Kerala has India's highest literacy rate. The most reliable and widely accepted figures for literacy comes from the Census, which is carried out in India once in every ten years. According to the latest Census (2011), Kerala's literacy rate was 93.91 percent, while Tripura's literacy rate was 87.75 percent. In 2013 the Tripura government said that Tripura had surpassed Kerala in literacy – the figures were based on a survey held in Tripura. The same survey will have to be held simultaneously in Tripura and Kerala to make a comparison. Or better, wait for the next census in the year 2021.

    And yes, the communists in India themselves should also make some effort to make such videos. Thank you so much!

  6. let the commie hit the floor., let the commie hit the floor., let the commie hit the flooooooooooooooooor………fuck commies. India shall always remain capitalist country regulated by a responsible elected government. LIBERTY YEAH.

  7. Kindly make a video on Communist Party of India (Maoist) who are fighting an armed fight against the oppressive state of India.

  8. The Indian Communist parties ought to be more active on social media so as to connect with the youth. The Rightist IT Cells are very influencial and thus you can see a wave of communalism and hyper-nationalism in the Indian youth nowadays.

  9. 1) There is a systematic approach to defame hindus since 1970, initially we did not understand this but now we have a clear picture. I am not claiming hindu samaj is perfect put a lot of the propaganda against hindu samaj is fake. 2) so do we need improvement the answer is yes, society needs to improve constantly, but dont become victim of organized & paid propaganda as you r falling trap to people with vested interests 3) understand who is paying/ financing propaganda in our nation, which media is spreading lies, which sources r paying for this. 4) 70 percent of rape convicts in our nation r muslims, delhi is rape capital of india due to influx of bangladeshis & large population of unemployed muslims, many of them illiterate & involved in organized crimes. 5) are all muslims to blame no certainly not but muslims denying that any muslim can be involved this is the issue. 6) who are financing terrorism in India – saudi arabia, pakistan, usa, uk, nato/western countries, church, christian/ dalit ngos funded from west, cia, clintons party. congress party, communist party, russia, etc. 6) who r doing fake propaganda against hindus – 90% english news papers, tv channels, i have seen all news papers as culprits, even times of india, ndtv etc, 7) congress party of india is the devil, communist party of india is the other devil i can give you more then 1000 evidences against both these groups who r power hungry damaging india 8) love jihad/ rape jihad is real this not only happens in organized way in india but also in uk, europe funded by wamy (world assembly of muslim youth) in saudi arabia. google search 1600 british girls under 15 years age got raped in rotherdam , uk by 11 pakistanis in 2 years, this was organized gang caught such gangs operate out of kashmir, bengal, assam, kerala etc. 9) we the hindus have lot of flaws but we are also victims of stupidity 10) there is organized effort to misguide our youth, example school childen taught that kashmir is part of pakistan not india, this fake info is taught in schools by teachers planted by communist party 11) india is being projected intolerant by paying bollywood actors, news media then run such stories out of proportion to give feeling that this is real. 12) fake videos by congress party with congress goons impersonating rss, showing hindus beating minorities, muslims is being made viral by media, hindus burning churches, these r fake videos….i can share evidences of such events, how media is playing double game to divide people & create riots. this is organized by congress party
    14) organized & fake attempts to create saffron terrorism, congress party, maharastra & karnataka ats, used/involved to plant fake rdx in home of lt prohit. sadvi pragya framed. huge conspiracy against india & hindus 15) such conspiracies r happening even before 1947 by congress , nehru, jinah, british all against hindus 16) jo musalman leaders ko hum role model samajte hai, unko respect karte hai woh humme dokha kyu dete hai. Maulana madani ne dig vijay singh ka book launch attend kiya 24/11 by rss. aur amir khan ne india ko intolerant bataya
    15) communist party of india refused to give blood to indian soilders during war with china

  10. You are earning money through capitalism while talking about communism. Do you know if it were a communist state all your assets would belong to the state

  11. But communist party got 5 seats only. Their operations mentioned hadn't worked. Haha. 5 years lost.try again late

  12. Communists in India are anti national, anti Hindu creatures who have no support in the general population

  13. It is now and was always a hotbed and echo chamber of dumbs speaking everytime like a crybaby against india as a nation and its state, berating and mocking and abusing beliefs of a peace loving majority while downplaying horrendous deeds and beliefs of a 200 million strong muslim population and silly catholics.
    They have been kicked out by voters for good, now only exists on twitter and jnu. It is only after their downfall real progress starts. And stop quoting kerela, businessman, and that too of communist party had to commit suicide, that is the level of economic freedom. Plus what is the fun of education when ba and bsc girls are just for supplying low quality nurses throughout india, now even have been kicked out of there.
    Communist party has a very bleak future in india, for her own good.

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