50 years since the Suharto coup in Indonesia

Written by In Defence of Marxism Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Suharto at funeral  Government of Republic of IndonesiaIn the early hours of 1 October 1965 a group of "progressive army officers" kidnapped and brutally murdered six army generals, apparently in preparation for a coup. At the time, they were alleged to be in sympathy with the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI). In reality, the “30 September Movement” was a provocation orchestrated by the anti-communist General Suharto to justify a coup against the Indonesian leader Sukarno, with the active support of the US and British secret services.


Pakistan: Economic oppression with impunity

Written by Lal Khan Tuesday, 29 September 2015

nawaz-sharifTrue to its cause of serving the interests of rotten Pakistani capitalism, the current PML (N) regime has unleashed aggressive neoliberal policies—making the rich even richer and the oppressed imperilled to a fierce socioeconomic onslaught—with impunity.


Pakistan: Labour Convention held in Sialkot

Written by PTUDC Sialkot Friday, 25 September 2015

Sialkot2The PTUDC organized a historic labour convention in the industrial city of Sialkot on Sunday the 13 of September. Sialkot is famous for exporting sports goods and surgical instruments to all over the world. Footballs used in the world cup and other important events are manufactured here by the poor, skilled labourers of Sialkot who work under very difficult conditions.


Pakistan: Factory fire kills 11, burns dozens

Written by Umar Shahid Wednesday, 09 September 2015

IMG-20150905-WA0002On Saturday 5 September, whilst the Pakistani ruling class celebrated a war and praised its general, the  workers in the Badar 313 factory near Gujranwala were suffering the hellish conditions of capitalism


The super-exploitation of Chinese student-workers – an interview

Written by In Defence of Marxism Friday, 04 September 2015

angry-workersWe received this interview from a supporter who has worked in China in the recent period. It highlights the terrible conditions that many Chinese workers face today.


General strike paralyzes India

Written by Lal Khan Thursday, 03 September 2015

india-general-strikeThe General Strike called by the ten largest central trade unions CTU’s on Tuesday, September 2 was a tumultuous success. The trade union and communist leaders who had anticipated a maximum of one hundred million workers participating in the strike were flabbergasted at the sight of more than 150 million coming out on a total one-day general strike that paralyzed India


PTUDC supports demands of Indian working class and 2 September General Strike

Written by Pakistan Trade Union Defence Campaign Tuesday, 01 September 2015

ptudc logoThe call for the strike issued jointly by ten trade unions along with their affiliates is for the rightful demands of the workers.


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