Make the land Proud: India’s Peasant Struggles and the 2019 election

Start: Sunday, May 05, 2019 6:30 PM

Earlier this year more than 160 million peasants and workers went on strike in India. In the last few years, India has seen an upsurge of peasant struggles across the country as the Indian politics have moved to the far right under Modi’s rule.

This has been one of the largest general strikes in the world. The workers, exhausted by almost three decades of neoliberal policies and by the attack on their rights, came onto the streets to make their case for better livelihoods and workplace democracy.

Because of India’s government policies, agrarian distress is acute: An average of 12,000 farmers committed suicide every year of this government’s rule.

Join us on Sunday, May 5th for a dialogue with the leader of the All India Peasants Union.

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