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Pakistan: Commemoration Meeting for Comrade Sajid Alam

Written by Sangeen Bacha Thursday, 23 October 2014
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sajjad3-thOn Friday 17 October a condolence meeting was held for 23 year old Comrade Sajid Alam, area secretary of The Struggle for Malakand, who was killed in a tragic road accident. Killed by the intensely barbarous conditions found in Pakistan generally, and in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in particular. As if this were not heartbreaking enough, the local Taliban tried to disrupt his funeral, calling him an infidel, making his grieving family's life an even worse hell on earth.

 

Scapegoats in Pakistan

Written by Lal Khan Friday, 10 October 2014
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zardari-alcohol-thIn an astonishing move, a Christian member of Pakistan’s National Assembly, Asiya Nasir, supported by more than a dozen lawmakers including Islamicist mullahs, moved a new amendment to the 1973 Constitution seeking a ban on non-Muslims drinking alcohol, but the bill didn’t get very far.

 

Afghanistan: Democracy under imperialist bayonets

Written by Lal Khan Tuesday, 30 September 2014
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helicopters Camp Pannonia-isafmedia-thThe final round of the presidential elections in Afghanistan, and the “deal” between the two “front runners”, on September 21, was so feeble, and the outcome so rotten, that even bourgeois analysts and reporters had to designate them as pathetic and repulsive.

   

Hong Kong: the fight for genuine universal suffrage

Written by Congyue Dai Monday, 29 September 2014
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hk-protest-sep-2014 copyThree years after the Occupy Wall Street Movement spread out from Manhattan to several major cities all over the world, the Occupy Central movement has begun, earlier than planned on 26th September, after a couple of years of discussions and demonstrations, with the declaration of an “era of civil disobedience”. Prior to this, students from 25 universities and various schools joined a one-week strike called by the Hong Kong Federation of Students on 22nd September, which served as the ‘final warning to the regime’.

 

Pakistan: Revolutionary preparations for 19th Convention of JKNSF

Written by Yasir Irshad Friday, 19 September 2014
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JKNSF1The Jammu Kashmir National Students Federation is holding its 19th central convention on 24 and 25 September in Muzaffarabad. The convention will coincide with the anniversary of the killing of former General Secretary of JKNSF Fahim Akram who was martyred by the reactionary forces.

   

Pakistan: Irreconcilable Struggle Until Socialist Revolution

Written by a Marxist Internationalist from the USA Monday, 15 September 2014
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IMG 0521This article looks at the situation in Pakistan, and describes on the one hand the effects of decades of rule by an inept and corrupt ruling class that has proven incapable of developing the country and on the other, highlights the immense work done by the comrades of The Struggle in building a Marxist Tendency in these every difficult conditions. [The text is a transcript of several talks given in the USA on Pakistan].

 

Latest news on condition of comrade Riaz Lund in Pakistan

Written by Alan Woods Monday, 15 September 2014
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photo 1Comrades, I have just spoken on the phone to comrade Lal Khan who has visited Riaz in hospital in Karachi. The good news is that he miraculously survived the shooting and major surgery and is now out of danger and in a stable condition. Although he is said to be out of danger, he is still in a bad state, as one can see from the photo we have just received. He is slipping in and out of consciousness and has not yet spoken.

   

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