Mayday in the form of international worker’s day awakes every year the working class the world across. This great and glorious day has a long history. First May 1886 is the founding stone when oppressed and down trodden industrial workers initiated the renowned 8 hours working day movement in America. The sensational demonstration was finally suppressed by killing the commoners and leaders on 3rd May 1886.
Despite of this repressive action the mass consciousness among the oppressed working people flourished in different countries. The second communist international headed by Frederic Engles addressed the convulsion and fluctuation of the very movement. The international on 20th July 1889 decided that the first may every year would be observed as the international worker’s day from first may 1890 onwards. This tradition of observing mayday is being more and more significant every year. It has been contributing a lot in raising the cultural height and political consciousness among the workers and other oppressed masses.
Today one hundred and twenty forth international mayday is being observed world wide. We the Bhutanese are observing it with the irony of bearing the yoke of feudalism on our neck. This year this glorious day has come just at the threshold of reactionary royal poll. The feudal monarchy in the guise of royal ‘democracy’ is being more and more exclusive despite of what it declares as ‘democratization’. On the nationality and cultural question, the royal ‘democracy’ has excluded the identity of almost all the oppressed races, castes, ethnic groups, cultural and linguistic communities and nationalities. Similarly, on the class question, it has excluded all the oppressed classes from the working class to national bourgeoisie. In both nationality/cultural and class question, the fake democracy is merely upholding the interest of comprador and bureaucratic bourgeoisie. As a result the pattern of governance and its result includes merely the participation of the liberal and diehard sections of the royal palace. This proves the absence of inclusiveness in the so called democracy.
As like the political system the national labor market policy is very narrow. The local people are excluded and their employment opportunities are replaced by the Indian workers. This is mostly common in construction sector. The rise of the modern working class is limited in this and other ways. Unemployed, disguised unemployed and seasonally employed are increasing day by day. Exploitation of the labor force of children, women and men in the industries of Tashi and Singye has seriously disregarded the government’s commitments on the very issues in the international table. Besides, educated unemployed are rapidly increasing resulting in massive frustration and brain drain. Most of the Nepali speaking educated citizens are being devaluated. They are not provided with any employment facilities. The NOC system is being incessantly a barrier for their employment. Country’s defense and security mechanism is made completely exclusive by stopping recruitments from the Nepali speaking community and by expelling the personnel and militants arbitrarily. Furthermore, there is no valuation and encouragement of the peasants’ work. The agro-based products are restricted from being supplied to the proper markets because of constitutionally legalized black laws and policies like NOC (no objection certificate), route permit, red card etc. The latest ‘kasho’ (royal decree) issued by the king is nothing but the continuation of populist attempt of monarchy to fool the peasants. Unless the aforesaid black laws, constitution, governance pattern and the state mechanism is not radically changed; there is no any meaning of such ‘kasho’. The country site economy is yet a combination of tribal and semi- feudal relations. In the same way the urban areas are of name sake for there is Indian monopolistic comprador and bureaucratic relationship. These all have resulted in the dependent economic development and backwardness of the country.
The so called democracy has neither introduced any change and reform in the despotic laws nor has reviewed the country’s foreign relationship. That is why the tragic, backward and down trodden life style of the masses is as it is in relativity to the passage of time. Therefore, the royal democracy is not the democracy indeed. It is the continued feudal despotism in the guise of democracy. The real inclusive democracy always comes along with the radical change. It is essential to uproot the existing despotic regime in the democratic guise and to establish on its ruins a new inclusive democracy for the emancipation of broad masses including workers, peasants and different strata of oppressed bourgeoisie. Such a new democracy also means absence of monarchy and independence from the yoke of foreign and especially Indian expansionist hegemony. On the auspicious occasion of this 124th international Mayday, we call for the unity of all the exploited classes, nationalities and cultural and linguistic communities under the red and radiant flag of our party. Our party upholds the peoples’ war strategy based on the workers-peasants unity. Come, let’s observe this auspicious workers’ day realizing the essentiality to take up arms for our emancipation. Comrade Mao quoted, “state power emerges from the barrel of the gun.” The inclusive democracy as mentioned above is also a political system that emerges from the barrel of the gun (out of bloodshed). As there is incessant unilateral reactionary bloodshed against the exploited masses, the peoples’ war strategy is the only measure for measure. Thus, we call for the mass attention for the preparation of protracted peoples’ war. Wake up, get up and join hands for the preparation to take up arms!
Long Live- International workers movement
Hail- The international workers’ day
Long Live- Marxism-Leninism-Maoism
Long Live- proletarian revolution
Long Live- Communist Party of Bhutan (MLM)
Long Live- Unity among the oppressed masses
Long Live- Our Unity in the internationalist Communist
Down with- Monarchy in the guise of democracy
Boy cut- Royal fascist exclusive poll
Abort- fake democracy
Down with- Feudalism, Expansionism and imperialism
Down with- National capitulationist state power
Stop- Expansionist Sikkimization plot
Act. General Secretary
Communist Party of Bhutan (MLM)