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CPM looks for revival in Wall Street movement

The Left,particularly the CPM central leadership,has supported the movement calling it a “manifestation of growing anger of the people at the predatory role of big banks and finance capital”.

Written by Manoj C G | New Delhi |
November 9, 2011 12:44:28 am

Searching for relevance in India after a series of electoral reverses,the CPM seems to be looking for inspiration abroad.

It has already expressed solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement in the US and on Tuesday one of its top leaders — Sitaram Yechury — addressed protesters outside St Paul’s Cathedral in London where they have been camping since since October 15 as part of the worldwide movement.

The Left,particularly the CPM central leadership,has supported the movement calling it a “manifestation of growing anger of the people at the predatory role of big banks and finance capital”.

Smarting under the electoral defeats,the AKG Bhawan has signaled that it would draw inspiration from the movement and step up and broaden its campaign against “neo-liberal policies”,while its state units continue to prefer local issues to take on the Congress in Kerala and Trinamool in Bengal.

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While the movement raged on abroad,trade unions cutting across party lines hit the streets here too. Significantly,leaders of Congress’s trade union arm INTUC too courted arrest with the Left’s AITUC and CITU.

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