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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.

 

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

 

The 34th congress of the Pakistan Marxists – Day Two

Written by our correspondent in Lahore Monday, 16 March 2015
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View of HallThere was a brilliant mood on the second day of the congress. Despite two big bomb blasts in Lahore on the same day, the comrades attending the congress of The Struggle refused to be intimidated.

   

The 34th congress of the Pakistan Marxists opens

Written by our correspondent in Lahore Sunday, 15 March 2015
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IMG 0244On Saturday 14th March, the 34th annual congress of The Struggle, the Pakistan section of the International Marxist tendency commenced its proceedings in Lahore. This was yet another milestone in the growth and development of the forces of Marxism in Pakistan. The congress opened with a tremendous display of enthusiasm as comrades from all over Pakistan crowded into the large hall of the Aiwan-e-Iqbal building in the centre of Lahore.

 

Pakistan People’s Party: Is its leadership its own nemesis?

Written by Lal Khan Friday, 27 February 2015
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zardari-wef-thThe crisis in the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has now reached its very peak, with a feud erupting between long-time friends and close allies, former minister Zulfiqar Mirza and the party’s Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari. This struggle marks a bitter fight for the leadership involving Zardari’s and Benazir Bhutto’s own son Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, who has recently entered the political scene as PPP chairman. The party’s mass roots and support among the working class have been severely undermined by the extreme corruption of the leadership and many years spent in office carrying out pro-imperialist and neo-liberal policies. Here is Lal Khan’s take on these events.

   

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