More than two years have passed since George W Bush declared his "war on
terrorism." What has the result been? In Iraq the USA has shown its
impotence to control the situation. It has been unable to build up a stable
base. It is bogged down in a bloody impasse. But what about the other field of
operations – Afghanistan?
International Working Women’s day was celebrated in Lahore. It was organized
by the Pakistan Trade Union Defense Campaign (PTUDC), Youth For International
Socialism (YFIS) and the People’s Youth Organization (PYO). The seminar was on
International Working Women’s Day and the inauguration of the book specially
published for this occasion ‘Natasha—A Bolshevik Woman Organizer”.
A number of activists of the Iranian Revolutionary Socialists’ League and the
Jed-o Jahd organisation of Pakistan, as well as a section of the revolutionary
socialists of Afghanistan, have come together to publish a new joint
Marxist paper, an essential tool in the task of spreading the ideas of genuine
Marxism in the region. The Farsi text is available in pdf format, with an
English version of the articles also available for non Farsi readers.
This is the text of the speech of Comrade Manzoor Ahmed, Member of the National Assembly in Pakistan, and editor of the Marxist paper "The Struggle", to the II International Gathering in Solidarity with the Revolution in Caracas, on April 14th, 2004.