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

False police case against Comrade Hameed Chanah

False police case against Comrade Hameed Chanah

Friday, September 20th, 2013


Socialist and union organizer targetted by feudal lords and corrupt state officials. Comrade Hameed Chanah, provincial organiser of the Progressive Workers Federation of Pakistan, in the Sindh province, is under attack and facing severe hardship. His only crime is that he dared to organise resist

Deadly long distance weapons of war

Deadly long distance weapons of war

Thursday, June 27th, 2013


Geoff Jones reviews Drone Warfare by Medea Benjamin (Verso Books, 2013) The super-villain in a secret hideout, while his invulnerable robots pick off his enemies, is a science fiction standard. But in the world of drone wars, the 'villain' is Barack Obama and his 'hideout' an airforce base in Nev

Turkey. “Warlike violence” to crush the movement

Turkey. “Warlike violence” to crush the movement

Monday, June 24th, 2013


New layer of workers, youth and poor has entered the scene with the promise: “This is just the beginning – the struggle continues” “Warlike violence” - that’s how ‘Taksim Solidarity’ the committee coordinating 127 groups in protest against Turkey’s prime minister Erdogan describ

Stop victimization and union busting of women health workers

Stop victimization and union busting of women health workers

Sunday, June 16th, 2013


“We will defend our rights and continue fighting”. The local health authorities in Digri, District Mir Pur Khas of Sindh province have launched a vicious campaign and witch hunt against the leaders of the Progressive Women’s Health Workers Union - an affiliate of the Progressive Workers Feder