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Kashmir: A Valley in Revolt

Written by Yasir Irshad Thursday, 22 September 2016
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Kashmir revolt 2016 - Public Domain en.wikipedia.org--wiki--2016 Kashmir unrestIndian-occupied Kashmir has been in revolt since the killing of Burhani Wani, a commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen group, by Indian troops on 8 July. The killing sparked a massive protest movement across the whole of the Kashmir Valley. The Indian state has responded brutally, imposing a draconian curfew, killing over 80 people and injuring thousands. We publish here a comment on the present situation by Yasir Irshad, a Marxist of the IMT in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

 

180 million #WorkersStrikeBack in India

Written by Major Singh Wednesday, 07 September 2016
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India Strike 2016 - CITUOn Friday the 2nd of September 2016 the biggest single strike action in world history took place in India. As many as between 150 and 180 million workers took part in the All India Strike around a 12 point charter of demands put forward by the Central Trade Unions. These included a raise to the minimum wage and pension for all workers, an end to privatization of state owned enterprises and contractorisation of the workforce, a halt to price hikes, the enforcement of labour rights and the scrapping of pro-employer labour law amendments.

 

“Saint” Teresa of Calcutta: a fanatical stooge of the ruling class

Written by Arturo Rodríguez Tuesday, 06 September 2016
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MotherTeresa -  Túrelio CC BY-SA 2.0 deMother Teresa (1910-1997) has been beatified by Pope Francis I, after a series of miracles (where the role of modern medicine was conveniently swept under the rug) were fished out from her lifelong record running clinics for the poor in India. These years of crisis and revolution have been a lean period for the Catholic Church, which is forced to churn out saints to maintain its appeal.

   

Wojtyla and Teresa, or a Case of Saintly Overproduction

Written by our religious affairs correspondent Tuesday, 06 September 2016
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In the context of the sanctification of Mother Teresa we republish this article written about the process in 2003.

 

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.

   

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