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Pakistan: Lessons of the PIA strike

Written by Lal Khan Wednesday, 10 February 2016
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piaThe recent strike in Pakistan’s flag carrier airline, PIA, was a magnificent and extremely significant episode in the history of industrial struggles by the workers in this country’s history.

 

Pakistan: PIA strike against privatization – intervention of the PTUDC

Written by PTUDC Tuesday, 09 February 2016
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pia-protest-ptudc1A total strike at Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) started on February 2 nd after state forces opened fire on protesting workers killing at least two. Comrades of the PTUDC [Pakistan Trade Union Defence Campaign] all over the country had been intervening in the movement almost a month earlier with all the forces at their disposal. Here we provide reports of their intervention.

 

The Chinese Communist Party 1937-49 – The Unfolding of Historical Necessity: China’s Great Revolution – Part Four

Written by Daniel Morley Tuesday, 09 February 2016
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Mao1946When the Sino-Japanese war began in 1937, the CCP had already been an exclusively rural party for almost ten years. As we pointed out previously, this was an improvisation born out of the party’s confusion at Chiang’s power grab. By 1935, when Mao became the undisputed leader of the party, this improvisation and temporary retreat had been transformed into the party’s raison d’être.

   

Pakistan: Strike in PIA enters 7th day - solidarity required!

Written by Changez Malik (Joint Secretary PTUDC) Monday, 08 February 2016
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pia-protest-ptudcThe PIA workers’ strike has entered its 7th day. Following the murder of three workers by security forces in Karachi last Tuesday, when the workers’ peaceful protest against privatization was brutally attacked, the intensity of the strike has peaked.

 

Pakistan: PIA strike - Daring battle in the class war

Written by Lal Khan Wednesday, 03 February 2016
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pia-protest-ptudcThe month long strike activity of the PIA workers took a dramatic turn on Tuesday, February 2nd, when the deadline of the Joint Action Committee of the PIA workers to stop flight operation was crossed.

   

Pakistan: PIA - fighting privatisation

Written by Lal Khan Wednesday, 03 February 2016
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piaThe ongoing process of privatising Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and the resistance of pilots and workers has suddenly taken a sharp turn with the eruption of protests and a countrywide strike. The strike and protests are continuing despite government attacks and the vacillations of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) leadership, formed of representatives from the various linked PIA unions, from the Islamist Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) to the ruling PML-N on the one hand and the PPP on the other.

 

PTUDC condemns the violent attacks by the state against protesting PIA workers!

Written by PTUDC Wednesday, 03 February 2016
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Statement of the Pakistan Trade Union Defence Campaign against PIA attacks.

   

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