Millions of Indian workers were out on a a one-day strike yesterday for economic demands & against India’s ‘anti-people’ policies. It was an impotent gesture & street theater more than an exercise of the massive economic, social, & political power organized unions have. With an estimated 250 million workers out on strike, they have the political strength to bring the country to a complete halt until the Modi regime reverses all its neoliberal policies, abrogates the new citizenship laws, & ends the occupation of Kashmir. This is not to mock Indian workers but to criticize their leadership because a one-day strike does not seriously threaten Indian capitalism in its thunderous march toward fascism in Kashmir & in India.
(Photo of strikers in Mumbai by Paul Noronha)