Workers in India seize control of factory

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Oct 11 2011 11:24
Workers in India seize control of factory

came across this amongst my east asia news: workers at maruti suzuki in manesar, india have seized control of their factory during an ongoing strike: link

i've not been following the strike, but it gets mentioned a fair bit, anyone know more about it?

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Oct 11 2011 15:30

There is something on the 'radicalnotes' web site but Internet Explorer detected a threat and closed it down before I could read it.

Might try again.

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Oct 11 2011 16:42

Do keep us updated!

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Oct 11 2011 17:10
The Economic Times wrote:
"The plant is effectively captive in the hands of striking workers who are bent upon violence," the company said in a statement.

can libcom.org hire whoever wrote that statement?

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Oct 11 2011 21:20

How is India's labour movement? I don't know much about the Indian left beyond the Naxalites, who are pretty appalling.

I think the peasantry is still the largest class in India, so industrial strife is still quite peripheral.

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Oct 16 2011 09:19

i haven't been following too closely (i'm working on a tool to help others follow this - hopefully ready for testing sometime next week) but it seems they've been evicted:
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific_business/view/1159520/1/.html

don't know that much about the labour movement there, though there's some on libcom i believe, if you search. unfortunately the maoists are not just confined to the 'red corridor' and apparently have an ever increasing though hidden influence throughout india. i read a book on them a while ago, it's interesting (and scary) the way they seem to encourage and join the most radical and independent tendencies only to turn them on their head and into shit. anyone know of a decent analysis of modern maoism? i'd be interested to read it, as it's something of a cancer in asia...

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Oct 16 2011 10:49
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ianyone know of a decent analysis of modern maoism? i'd be interested to read it, as it's something of a cancer in asia...

..and among post-autonomist academics for whom the gateway drug seems to be Badiou and then it's on to that retarded Kasama blog. Why the fuck is the only place in the "First World" where Maoism still exists the US, a country that never even had a peasantry?

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Oct 16 2011 11:18

although at least in the us it can be dismissed as a joke, whereas in nepal, india, the philippines and (still) china it's a real force - that's the maoism that i'd like to see analysed, not a bunch of idiot academics...

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Oct 16 2011 17:11
Spartacus wrote:
i haven't been following too closely (i'm working on a tool to help others follow this - hopefully ready for testing sometime next week) but it seems they've been evicted:
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific_business/view/1159520/1/.html

don't know that much about the labour movement there, though there's some on libcom i believe, if you search. unfortunately the maoists are not just confined to the 'red corridor' and apparently have an ever increasing though hidden influence throughout india. i read a book on them a while ago, it's interesting (and scary) the way they seem to encourage and join the most radical and independent tendencies only to turn them on their head and into shit. anyone know of a decent analysis of modern maoism? i'd be interested to read it, as it's something of a cancer in asia...

Jairus Banaji had some good stuff on this topic: The ironies of Indian Maoism and The Maoist insurgency in India: End of the road for Indian Stalinism?

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Oct 17 2011 20:30

Apparently shots have been fired at the strikers:

http://www.labourstart.org/cgi-bin/solidarityforever/show_campaign.cgi?c=1136

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Oct 19 2011 01:14
Spartacus wrote:
in nepal, india, the philippines and (still) china it's a real force - that's the maoism that i'd like to see analysed, not a bunch of idiot academics...

http://libcom.org/tags/nepal

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Oct 23 2011 03:29

it seems they've won (more or less)! http://www.imfmetal.org/index.cfm?c=27886&l=2

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Nov 1 2011 16:11

http://gurgaonworkersnews.wordpress.com/2011/10/28/gurgaonworkersnews-no-44-material-for-the-debate-on-maruti-suzuki-workers-struggle-in-manesar-india/