Pakistan: Irreconcilable Struggle Until Socialist Revolution

Written by a Marxist Internationalist from the USA Monday, 15 September 2014

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

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.


Pakistan: Drug Rijaz Lund je ustreljen! Pokažimo solidarnost!

Written by Alan Woods Monday, 15 September 2014

Drug Rijaz Lund, vodeći član pakistanske sekcije Internacionalne marksističke tendencije i dobro poznati klasni borac u Karačiju, hladnokrvno je ustreljen od strane atentatora. U kukavičkom i brutalnom napadu, on je pogođen tri puta, dva puta u stomak i jednom u grudi.


Pakistan: Comrade Riaz Lund shot! Mobilise solidarity!

Written by Alan Woods Saturday, 13 September 2014

photo 1Comrade Riaz Lund, a leading member of the Pakistan section of the IMT and well-known class fighter in Karachi, has been shot in cold blood by assassins. In a cowardly and brutal assault, he was hit three times, twice in the stomach and once in the chest.


The Baluchistan impasse

Written by Lal Khan Friday, 12 September 2014

In the nauseating, disingenuous confrontation going on between the elites, the real issues are brushed to one side. Baluchistan appears in the corporate media in accordance with the whims and needs of the bourgeois state and the ruling classes. Ever since the creation of Pakistan, Baluchistan has been in a state of turmoil, revolts and insurgencies. The militant struggles and the military operations are raging on. In reality, Baluchistan has become a festering wound on the body politic of the whole region, including Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan.


Pakistan: The consciousness of necessity

Written by Lal Khan Thursday, 04 September 2014

In all the excruciating din about “changing the system”, none of the politicos of the present political setup – each representing different sections of finance capital – even mentions the name of the socioeconomic system that dominates and is ravaging this tragic land – capitalism!


Pakistan: National Marxist Summer School 2014

Written by our correspondent in Malakand Wednesday, 03 September 2014

national marxist summer school 2014 pakistan 5-thThe National Marxist Summer School was held in Malakand in Northern Pushtoonkhwa from 8-10 August. It is near the Swat valley which was controlled by the Taliban until a few years back. Despite the long distances, high costs of transport, difficult journeys and the dangerous security situation in the area, 225 young comrades participated from all over the country, including 26 women. The venue of the School was on the banks of the Swat River flowing through the green mountains of the valley.


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