The Association of Indian Communists (GB),consisting of those comrades in Britain who owe allegiance to the Communist Party of India (Marxist), along with Communist Party of Britain is commemorating the founding of the International Workingmen's Association in 1864. 1_international_1864Various programmes such as seminars, public meetings are arranged in and around London in coming weeks which coincides with the first public meeting of the International,which was packed to suffocation,held on Sept. 28, 1864, at St. Martin's Hall, London.The meeting have taken the steps necessary for founding the Working Men's International Association; They declared that "This International Association and all societies and individuals adhering to it, will acknowledge truth, justice, and morality, as the basis of their conduct towards each other, and towards all men, without regard to colour, creed, or nationality; They hold it the duty of a man to claim the rights of a man and a citizen, not only for himself, but for every man who does his duty. No rights without duties, no duties without rights." The Inaugural Address of the International Workingmen's Association can be accessed from here In a statement, AIC (GB) and CPI(M) says that 150 years later there is an even greater need to collectively reflect and act upon the guiding principles of International working class solidarity to uphold the Marxist tenet of “Workers of the World unite”.The “workingmen” have now been replaced by working people and a gender mixed working class, however the exploitation remains equally applicable. A Seminar celebrating 150 years of the founding of the International Workingmen’s Association is organised on Sunday, 28 September 2014 there at Karl Marx Memorial Library,Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DU.The Invited Guests Panel includes political leaders,commentators,academics and representatives of the international working class.The programmes starts at 10 AM. Another public meeting is arranged at Villiers High School,Boyd Avenue,Southall,Middlesex UB1 3BT on Saturday,4th October evening 6 PM.Com.Sitaram Yechury MP,Member of the political bureau CPI (M) will address the meeting.Other dignitories includes Artists, writers and poets.The organisers invited all well wishers and sympathisers for the programme. The programmes are Co-sponsored by Association of Indian Communists, Communist Party of Britain, Friends of CPI and the Indian Workers’ Association [GB]. For more details, do contact Com.Harsev Bains, General Secretary, AIC (GB) Phone : 07956 811553 email: harsevbains@hotmail.com