Category: Workers’ History

Our Story – November 2020

“If the deaf are to hear, the sound has to be very loud,” stated Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt at the trial for bombing the Delhi Central Legislative Assembly, on 8 April 1929. Singh and Dutt threw political handouts and smoke bombs at the Delhi Central Legislative Assembly to protest against the passing of two […]

How Nazi Germany Suspended Worker’s Rights

Germany, 1930: The German corporates were reeling under the impact of the Wall Street collapse of 1929. A series of banks failed and the economy virtually collapsed. The corporates wanted to cut wages and welfare spending on workers while simultaneously wanting to physically conquer captive markets in Central and Eastern Europe. But the strong German […]

Health as Fundamental Right completes 70 years

Our health is determined by the conditions in which we are born, we grow, we live and we work. The right to health thus includes not only the right to health services, but also to the wide range of things that help us live in good health such as proper housing, education, employment, social support, […]

Remembering Red Rosa

This month we remember Red Rosa. Rosa Luxemburg (5 March 1871 – 15 January 1919), was a Marxist theorist, philosopher, economist, anti-war activist, organizer, educator and revolutionary socialist. She was many things to many people. Killed brutally by the political establishment this month hundred years ago while crushing the workers’ uprising in Germany. Luxemburg’s theoretical […]

The Bombay Mill Strike

18 January 1982: The Bombay Textile Strike that lasted over a year and a half was called on 18 January 1982 by the mill workers of Bombay under the leadership of Dr. Dutta Samant. The strike though was for bonus, wage increases and permanency of badli workers but in its critical demand for the repeal […]

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