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Pakistan: The PPP's revival – ideology or individuals?

Written by Lal Khan Tuesday, 28 October 2014
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pppThe renowned American author and progressive thinker Gore Vidal, analysing the U.S. political setup, once wrote, “There is only one party in the United States, the Property Party… and it has two right wings.” Vidal was referring to the Republicans and the Democrats, whom he characterised as representatives of the ruling class, who have obvious cursory differences, but are fundamentally there to preserve the exploitative capitalist system and the imperialist hegemony.

 

Malakand: Marxists braving Islamist black reaction

Written by Lal Khan Monday, 27 October 2014
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malakand-thThe notion that Islamic fundamentalism, religious terror and neofascist black reaction can be crushed or eliminated without challenging the status quo is not only false, but also deceptive. It actually amounts in practice to supporting the rotten bourgeoisie in the name of “democracy”, “secularism”, “human rights”, “women’s emancipation” and “freedom”.

 

Pakistan: Commemoration Meeting for Comrade Sajid Alam

Written by Sangeen Bacha Thursday, 23 October 2014
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sajjad3-thOn Friday 17 October a condolence meeting was held for 23 year old Comrade Sajid Alam, area secretary of The Struggle for Malakand, who was killed in a tragic road accident. Killed by the intensely barbarous conditions found in Pakistan generally, and in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in particular. As if this were not heartbreaking enough, the local Taliban tried to disrupt his funeral, calling him an infidel, making his grieving family's life an even worse hell on earth.

   

Scapegoats in Pakistan

Written by Lal Khan Friday, 10 October 2014
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zardari-alcohol-thIn an astonishing move, a Christian member of Pakistan’s National Assembly, Asiya Nasir, supported by more than a dozen lawmakers including Islamicist mullahs, moved a new amendment to the 1973 Constitution seeking a ban on non-Muslims drinking alcohol, but the bill didn’t get very far.

 

Pakistan: Revolutionary preparations for 19th Convention of JKNSF

Written by Yasir Irshad Friday, 19 September 2014
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JKNSF1The Jammu Kashmir National Students Federation is holding its 19th central convention on 24 and 25 September in Muzaffarabad. The convention will coincide with the anniversary of the killing of former General Secretary of JKNSF Fahim Akram who was martyred by the reactionary forces.

   

Pakistan: Irreconcilable Struggle Until Socialist Revolution

Written by a Marxist Internationalist from the USA Monday, 15 September 2014
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IMG 0521This article looks at the situation in Pakistan, and describes on the one hand the effects of decades of rule by an inept and corrupt ruling class that has proven incapable of developing the country and on the other, highlights the immense work done by the comrades of The Struggle in building a Marxist Tendency in these every difficult conditions. [The text is a transcript of several talks given in the USA on Pakistan].

 

Latest news on condition of comrade Riaz Lund in Pakistan

Written by Alan Woods Monday, 15 September 2014
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photo 1Comrades, I have just spoken on the phone to comrade Lal Khan who has visited Riaz in hospital in Karachi. The good news is that he miraculously survived the shooting and major surgery and is now out of danger and in a stable condition. Although he is said to be out of danger, he is still in a bad state, as one can see from the photo we have just received. He is slipping in and out of consciousness and has not yet spoken.

   

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