Pakistan: Founding Convention of Progressive Youth Alliance

Written by Imran Kamyana Thursday, 26 November 2015

Convention 1The Progressive Youth Alliance (PYA) is holding its founding convention on Saturday, December 5th in Lahore. This will be an immense step forward towards the revival of left student politics, which has been in steep decline for almost three decades now. It is worth mentioning that students unions are banned in the country since 1983 and no “democratic” regime has reversed this brutal relic of Zia’s draconian regime.


The Afghan-Pakistani imbroglio

Written by Lal Khan Monday, 23 November 2015

kunduzThe recent visit of Pakistan’s military chief previous Sunday has been shrouded in mystery and marked by controversies ever since it was announced.  Apparently instigated by General Raheel Sharif, it comes just weeks after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met with US President Barack Obama at the Oval Office to discuss many of the same issues said to be on his army chief's agenda, including Afghan peace talks and Pakistan's nuclear ambitions.


Pakistan: Protests against mass killings of workers in factory collapse

Written by PTUDC Friday, 20 November 2015

hyderabad2On 4th November a factory roof collapsed in Sundar Industrial Estate located near Lahore. More than 500 workers were working in the factory at the time of the collapse. Dozens of dead bodies have been recovered but many more lie there waiting to be bulldozed as the rescue operation has ended.


98th Anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution celebrated in Pakistan

Written by Progressive Youth Alliance Thursday, 19 November 2015

Karachi Pics 9The Progressive Youth Alliance in collaboration with the Pakistan Trade Union Defence Campaign organized activities on the eve of the 98th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution in many cities of Pakistan.


Mass Movement Shakes Kabul: Which Way Forward In Afghanistan?

Written by Hassan Jan & Liza R Friday, 13 November 2015

kabul-ptotest2In the past couple of weeks, unprecedented events had been unfolding in Afghanistan. Hundreds of thousands of people have gathered in the streets of Kabul to protest against the gruesome beheading of 7 people, all whom were ethnically Hazara.


Pakistan's corporate massacres

Written by Lal Khan Wednesday, 11 November 2015

pakistan-factory-collapse[This article was written on Friday 6 of November] Today, three days after the collapse of a factory in Lahore’s Sunder Industrial Estate, dozens of people remain buried under the rubble and the authorities have failed to remove the debris and rescue the injured or retrieve the dead bodies of the workers


What is happening in Taiwan?

Written by Parson Young Friday, 06 November 2015

maTaiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou is meeting Xi Jinping, the president of China, in Singapore on Saturday. Although Taiwan and China have very close economic ties, with Taiwanese capitalists investing massively in mainland China, and many unofficial meetings taking place, as well as many lucrative contracts being signed, this will be the first ever meeting between leaders of the two countries, a historic meeting indeed.


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