On 27th February a seminar was organized by the Pakistan Trade Union Defence Campaign (PTUDC) and Youth For International Socialism (YFIS) in Dera Ghazi Khan to discuss the continuing Arab Revolution and its impact on Pakistan. The seminar was held in the District head office of the Pakistan People’s Party, D.G. Khan.

During the February 20 protests in Morocco, the state unleashed its security forces on the masses, leading to at least nine deaths and many arrests. One of those arrested and brutally tortured was a comrade of the Communist League of Action (CLA), the IMT in Morocco. We publish here an appeal from the comrades of the CLA. We ask all our readers to take part in the protest against these actions.

Please support Nawzad Baban, one of the leading figures of the current protests in Kurdistan and also a worker activist of the FWCUI in the electricity sector in Sulaimaniya City. He was kidnapped on Friday, February 25, in Sulaimaniya with three other comrades.

We recently reported on the movement of workers and youth in the north of Iraq/Kurdistan. In response to those mobilisations, the security forces have opened fire on the people and arrested some of the key organisers. We have received this appeal for solidarity and help to get those arrested released. Please make your voice heard by writing to the Iraqi authorities.

We urgently need solidarity action to be taken for comrade Dr. Touhama  Maarouf in Syria. She decided to start a hunger strike on 18 February 2011 in protest against her harsh conditions in prison. She is being held in the Adra prison in Damascus, granted no rights, and with no light or medication. She is being kept in dirty conditions. Her food is bad and her health is rapidly deteriorating. Furthermore she is not allowed visitors. She was arrested on 10 February 2010 accused of belonging to the Communist Labour Party in Syria. She is the mother of two children.

This past Friday, Fightback supporters in Toronto helped to organize a discussion titled, "Egypt, Tunisia -- Where Next?" at the University of Toronto.  Co-organized with the Arab Students' Associations at U of T and Ryerson University, the meeting was well-attended despite an impromptu celebration rally organized for the same time at Yonge-Dundas Square.

Thousands gathered in London’s Trafalgar Square on Saturday (12th February) to celebrate the departure of the hated, now former president, Hosni Mubarak. The gathering was actually called as a demonstration against the regime and to demand the resignation of Mubarak. However, events have moved at such a rate that the despot had tendered his resignation the day the before. Therefore, the event was now a party in the centre of London to concur with the one in Tahrir Square.

While Obama sits bewildered as he watches the Egyptian masses overthrow the hated dictator Mubarak, in the United States there are workers, trade unionists, youth and socialist activists who rejoice at the scenes we have been witnessing in these historical moments in Egypt. Here we publish a speech by the Editor of the US Socialist Appeal, John Peterson.

On 6th Feb a seminar was organized at the Hyderabad Press Club to show solidarity with the great Arab Revolution which is affecting the whole world and to develop a clear perspective in this rapidly changing objective situation. A great number of students, youth, women, workers and trade union activists were in attendance. The main speaker was Dr. Lal Khan, editor of the Asian Marxist Review, while other speakers included Riaz Hussain Lund, Chairman of the PTUDC, Paras Jan, Information Secretary of the PTUDC and Anwar Panhwar PTUDC Sindh President.

On Saturday (5th February) around one thousand people – Egyptians, Londoners and others ‑ gathered outside the United States embassy and later marched through central London to the Egyptian embassy. The protest was called to show solidarity with the revolutionary struggle of the people of Egypt.