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The US Arming of Vietnam and the Crumbling Asian Security

Written by Parson Young Wednesday, 08 June 2016
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obama vietnam-white houseThe politics of the ruling class time and time again affirms the famous saying of Marx: “First as tragedy, then as farce.” Here, the ex-Stalinist, now state-capitalist government of Vietnam has asserted its place in both the old tragedy and the new farce with respect to American imperialism.

 

Pakistan: Protests continue despite high temperatures

Written by IMT Pakistan Friday, 20 May 2016
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WAPDA-4More and more sections of the working class are coming out to protest for their demands as the economic crisis deepens in Pakistan. Last week saw huge protests of school teachers in Lahore against the privatization of schools. This week more protestors gathered in Lahore from various sections of society despite scorching heat and high temperatures of around forty-eight degrees celsius.

 

Pakistan: School teachers protest against privatization

Written by IMT Pakistan Wednesday, 18 May 2016
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Punjab-Teachers-Union-Sit-in-at-Chairing-Cross-Lahore-10 credit-lal-salamPrivatization is top of the government’s agenda in Pakistan. All public sector institutions are being privatized rapidly, leading to unemployment of millions of workers. As a result, millions of families in Pakistan are being deprived of their small incomes and pushed further into poverty and misery. Along with that, the already shabby and dilapidated social infrastructure is being handed over to the vultures of private capital, who are tearing it apart, leaving the whole fabric of society in tatters.

   

Pakistan: 38th Anniversary of Afghanistan’s "Saur revolution" commemorated in Baluchistan University

Written by Baloch Student Organisation (Pajjar) Friday, 29 April 2016
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huge-number-of-participantsOn 27 April, the Baloch Students Organization (Pajjar) organized an event commemorating the 38th anniversary of the Saur Revolution of Afghanistan. The event was held in Baluchistan University. Besides students from the Baloch Students Organization, there were also students from the Pashtun Students Federation, the Baloch Action Committee along with progressive teachers, writers and intellectuals. All participants congratulated the BSO for organizing such an event.

 

Pakistan: May Day edition of Worker Nama is out!

Written by Worker Nama (Pakistan) Tuesday, 26 April 2016
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workernama5The special 2016 May Day edition of Worker Nama, the paper of the IMT in Pakistan, is available now.

   

Pakistan: Brutal attack on Young Doctors by Police in Quetta

Written by Dr. Ejaz Ayub Friday, 08 April 2016
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On April 7th police brutally attacked protesting young doctors in Quetta, in which more than fifteen young doctors were severely injured and twenty arrested. Some of the injured doctors are in a serious condition and could lose their eyesight or become permanently paralyzed as a result of this attack.

 

Our comrade in Indonesia jailed: Send your message of solidarity and donation

Written by Militan Indonesia Thursday, 07 April 2016
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Hakam Agus dipenjaraOn the morning of April 7th, 2016, comrade Abdul Hakam, a member of Militan Indonesia, the IMT section in Indonesia, was sent to jail for three months for his trade union activity. Hakam is a labour organizer for FSPBI-KASBI Gresik, one of a very few radical trade unions in Indonesia. Along with Agus Budiono, who is also from FSPBI-KASBI Gresik, he is charged under the “Unpleasant Act law” (Read Fight the Criminalization of Workers! Free Abdul Hakam and Agus Budiono). Their only crime is to be on the side of the workers.

   

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