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India: More Than 100 Million Workers Strike Today

HeadlineSep 02, 2016

In India, more than 100 million workers have gone on strike today to protest what they are calling “anti-worker and anti-people” policies by Modi’s government. Workers blocked railroad tracks and roads across India. Trade unions say as many as 180 million workers may participate in today’s strike. This is Brinda Karat of the Communist Party of India.

Brinda Karat: “This strike is taking place when there is absolute false propaganda that 25 years of neoliberal policies have benefited India. It has accentuated inequality to the extent that today hundreds of the families which hold the most wealth in India have more wealth, have more assets, than around two-thirds of the rest of the population.”

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