Not a “revolution” but an effort by power-hungry politicians to grab power

Not a “revolution” but an effort by power-hungry politicians to grab power

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014


Working class will bring the real revolution and change Socialist Movement Pakistan (CWI) statement Pakistan is once again in the grip of another political crisis. In last few days, political instability and chaos has increased. The media is full swing with discussions on the future of the pre

Military launch offensive in North Waziristan

Military launch offensive in North Waziristan

Friday, June 27th, 2014


Half a million people flee the area. The Pakistani military finally launched its much awaited full scale military offensive in North Waziristan, the strong hold of Taliban and Al-Qaeda linked militants. This is a major development but has failed to get much attention from the international media be

Scores killed in Taliban attacks on Karachi airport

Scores killed in Taliban attacks on Karachi airport

Thursday, June 19th, 2014


Workers need political movement to counter extremist ideology and capitalism. The ferocious terrorist attack on the Karachi international airport is a grim reminder of a state under siege and with little hope of it being salvaged. The security forces cleared the airport after a fierce gun battle la

May Day in Mirpur Khas (Sindh)

May Day in Mirpur Khas (Sindh)

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014


Pictures from May Day march in Mirpur Khas.

Sindh rally on International Women’s Day

Sindh rally on International Women’s Day

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014


Progressive Workers’ Federation and SMP (CWI) organise inspirational rally against Talibanisation The Progressive Workers’ Federation Pakistan, & the B.L.L.F.s Mirpur khas sindh Women group (linked to the SMP - CWI in Sindh Pakistan) organised a rally against religious fundamentalism and

Chaotic ruling class, determined religious militants and suffering masses

Chaotic ruling class, determined religious militants and suffering masses

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014


As the killing and maiming of innocent civilians mounted in recent months, so did the rhetoric of negotiation from some parts of the government and the Imran-Khan-led PTI party. The logic, ostensibly, was that the scourge of terrorism cannot be eliminated by force alone so we need to talk. The likes

Negotiating peace

Negotiating peace

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014


Government/Taliban talks begin - But where will they go? The Pakistan Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, nominated several non-political actors to his negotiating team for talks with Taliban, including Irfan Siddique, Rustam Shah Mohmand, Rahimullah Yousafzai and Major Amir Khan (formerly of the state

Polio health workers under fire

Polio health workers under fire

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014


Low wages, non-payment of salaries and increased terror attacks Amjad Khan Socialist Movement Pakistan and Peshawar KPK According to the World Health Oorganisation (WHO), 33 polio workers have been killed and nine others injured between July 2012 and January 2014. Teams of health workers co

Domestic child workers’ slave conditions

Domestic child workers’ slave conditions

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014


Forceful collective voice needed to end poverty and abuse Rukhsana Manzoor, Socialist Movement Pakistan, Lahore In recent weeks, the deaths of five female child domestic workers has once again highlighted the menace of rampant violence and abuse against children in Pakistan. The situation has

Bangladesh. Over one hundred killed in election sham

Bangladesh. Over one hundred killed in election sham

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014


Both sides mired in corruption and violence The 5 January election revealed the severity of Bangladesh’s prolonged economic and political crisis. The incumbent Awami League Party once again secured victory through a ballot which was seen by many as a mockery of an electoral process. More than h