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Marxist Summer School in Kashmir - An outstandig success

Written by Progressive Youth Alliance Friday, 19 August 2016
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Participants Singing Internationale at the End of SchoolThe Progressive Youth Alliance (PYA) organized a three-day Marxist School on 5, 6, and 7 August, 2016, in Rawalakot, Kashmir. 104 youth and workers from all over Pakistan came to participate, reaching Rawalakot on 4 August.

 

Indonesia: Anti-communist Terror and the Meaning Behind It

Written by Ted Sprague Thursday, 07 July 2016
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Indonsian Coffee LoversThose who rule through deceit, hypocrisy and violence always look over their shoulder for the creeping spectre of truth. They do so more restlessly as they begin to feel the march of history catching up to them and the antiquated system they rest their privileges on. And such is the epoch that we are entering today as capitalism has dug itself into the deepest crisis in its history. The crisis is so deep that it is no longer in the realm of absurdity for the ruling class to think that the only way out is to keep digging until they come out of the other side.

 

Indonesia: Comrade Hakam dan Agus Free At Last! The Struggle Continues!

Written by Militan Indonesia Thursday, 07 July 2016
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Hakam dan Agus Bebas Militan - IndonesiaAfter being in jail for 3 months for the crime of defending workers’ interests, comrade Abdul Hakam (a member of Militan Indonesia, the IMT section in Indonesia, who is also a labour organizer for FSPBI-KASBI Gresik) and Agus Budiono (FSPBI-KASBI Gresik trade union activists) are free at last. They can finally be with their wife and kids again, hug their fellow comrades, and free from the steel bars that seek to crush their spirit. Militan Indonesia and IMT would like to send our deepest respect to both comrade Hakam and Agus for their bravery and self-sacrifice.

   

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.

   

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