We received a letter from Vietnam which gives a wider and more political view of the situation in Vietnam on the eve of the important forthcoming congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam on "market led socialism".
Left parties and unions in India, together with the Pakistan Trade Union Defence Campaign, are appealing for an International Day of Action on September 18th 2001 for the release of the popular Indian left wing editor Satish Kumar.
In the middle of August the well-know Indian journalist and publisher Satish Kumar was framed and arrested in Faridabad, just outside Delhi. For more than 20 years he has published a paper called 'Mazdoor Morcha', which is renowned for exposing corruption and cases of abuse of power by the state authorities. Now he has been arrested
and the authorities have set the date for his bail hearing in December!