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India - Meeting with the local welcome comitee

On january 24th 2017 a conference took place at the IFTU office in Godavari Khani under the leadership of the president of the national preparatory comitee among representatives of the ICG namely Andreas Tadysiak and Pradeep Burgula and the local welcome comitee. It  consists of well known personages among them the president of Civil Rights Liberties who fights for civil rights, poets, tradesmen, a wellknown peasants leader, a lawyer who is working in the womens movement. More than 20 people were gathering together.

The representative of the ICG put out the international character of the 2nd International Miners' Conference  (2nd IMC), reportet of the preparatories of the conference and thanked everybody for their support so far. S. Kumas, second secretary of IFTU localy, put forward the manifold activities of the local preparatory groups in front of the mines and residental quaters for advertising and financing the 2nd IMC. Different members of the welcome comitee comment dedicated with distinct ideas and noted  their joy and big support for the conference. They all want to share financing the conference, want to take part with friends and advanced their wishes to bring in their special desires at the conference.
Since long time ago Godavari respectively Singarini  was called  Manchester of India. The workers although the population and peasants have a long lasting tradition of struggles up to armed rebellions. On the other hand special repression in this area is evident. One important question was which chances offers the particular role and perspective of the conference to the workers and the broad masses. In this context the  aspect of struggling together internationaly against the international working monopoly and their governements to fight for the workers  and their living conditions and the safety of the enviroment obtains special importants.  
Particulary he stresses  out the conference will contribute to the struggle to stop the open cast mining. The open cast mining will destroy work places, concerning 300 villages will be expelled and it  represents an extraordernary enviromental pollution. During the discussion many different aspects and arguments occure.