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China: violent protests reveal instability

Written by Jack Rising Wednesday, 20 May 2015
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linshui-thThousands of protesters violently clashed with authorities last Saturday in Linshui County, located in eastern Sichuan province. The protesters demanded that a proposed high speed railway pass through Linshui. They were met with batons and rubber bullets, with hundreds reportedly being injured by the police and tactical units. The heavy handed response of the Chinese state to these protests reveals the instability and weakness of the regime.

 

May Day Preparations in Pakistan

Written by Pakistan Trade Union Defence Campaign Thursday, 30 April 2015
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May Day Poster  2015The Pakistan Trade Union Defence Campaign is fully geared for massive May Day activities in more than 70 cities and towns in Pakistan.

 

“China-Pakistan friendship”: between whom?

Written by Lal Khan Monday, 27 April 2015
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pakistan-china-nexus-2There was a great pomp and show. There was a din of “eternal Pakistan-China friendship” broadcast from every media channel and newspaper incessantly for almost two days. A Chinese head of state was paying a desperately awaited visit to Pakistan for the first time in many years.

   

Financial Appeal: “Reason in Revolt” for the revolutionary youth and workers of Indonesia

Written by In Defence of Marxism Monday, 27 April 2015
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Militan, the IMT in Indonesia, is proud to announce publication of the Bahasa Indonesia edition of Reason in Revolt: Marxist Philosophy and Modern Science this coming spring. This will be another important tool in the construction of the forces of Marxism in Indonesia, once home to the third largest communist party in the world. We appeal to the internationalist spirit of our comrades, supporters, and readers of marxist.com around the world to assist us in putting this work into print by donating money.

 

The First World War and the Armenian genocide

Written by Alan Woods Friday, 24 April 2015
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thumb Armenians marched by Turkish soldiers 1915Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Ottoman Empire’s attack on Armenians. On April 24, 1915, several hundred Armenian intellectuals were rounded up, arrested and later executed. This was the start of the Armenian genocide, a bloody massacre which was to last until 1917. Here we republish Alan Woods’ article that covers this tragic episode during the First World War.

   

Pakistan: The Investment "Syndrome"

Written by Lal Khan Wednesday, 08 April 2015
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The strategy of investment is the core economic policy of Pakistan’s political elite and our domineering intelligentsia. They portray investment as the only means of growth and development, a way to generate employment and to alleviate and poverty. This would be hilarious nonsense were it not so devastating for the working masses.

 

Pakistan and the Saudi attack on Yemen

Written by Lal Khan Thursday, 02 April 2015
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saudi-pakistanThe Pakistani masses have reacted very negatively to the prospects of becoming an accomplice in the Saudi Monarchy’s brutal aggression against Yemen. This response has shocked Pakistan’s ruling elite, the state’s bosses, the media and the intelligentsia. Even some in the media have dared to reveal the vicious character of the despotic Saudi regime and its atrocious treatment of more than 2.5 million Pakistani immigrant workers banished into slavery and drudgery by these tyrannical monarchs

   

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