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The Socialist 18 August 2010

Action now to defeat cuts!

The Socialist issue 635

Action now to defeat cuts!


Pakistan: Workers' solidarity urgently needed

Floods in Pakistan bring devastation - poor suffer most


Youth must fight for a future!

Student demo should be start of the fightback

No to advice service cuts

Decent pay for interns

Uni bosses say cuts will cause closures


Forecasts of fragile economic growth


Cameron sticks the boot into our council housing

Private-profit company granted 'snoopers' charter'

Private Finance Initiative: A licence to print money


Coventry Against the Cuts challenge councillors' 'legal obligation'

Northern Ireland: Belfast Stop the Cuts Alliance established

Bromley care workers fight privatisation and job cuts

Defend Our Community Services launched in Bracknell

Cuts devastate mental health services


The legacy of Leon Trotsky


Kirklees Unison strike ballot launched

CWU members accept BT pay deal

Debate how to fight back at Socialism 2010

Tube staff vote for action against cuts

Jobs under threat at Ministry of Justice

Airport workers win improved offer from BAA

Workplace news in brief


Socialist Party summer camp - book now!


Russia's raging wildfires - a crisis of government policies


Bradford must organise against the EDL

Birmingham: Community says 'No' to racist spy cameras

 
 

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Pakistan: Workers' solidarity urgently needed

TWENTY MILLION people affected, over 1,600 dead and thousands face starvation, but the Pakistan government's lacklustre response and incompetence has made the disaster worse.

Trade Union Rights Campaign Pakistan (TURCP) appeal, photo TURCP

Trade Union Rights Campaign Pakistan (TURCP) appeal, photo TURCP   (Click to enlarge)

The devastation in Pakistan is on a much higher scale than earlier estimates. The aid response of foreign governments has also been slow and utterly inadequate.

Click here to download TURCP appeal as a pdf file

The Trade Union Rights Campaign - Pakistan (TURC-P) has initiated the Workers' Relief Committee on a national level to coordinate getting aid to workers and activists.

"We urge all our brothers, sisters and comrades in the international trade union movement to show their solidarity and support for the people affected by the devastating flood in our country, especially trade union members, workers and peasants.

"We urgently need resources to provide relief to our affected brothers and sisters. Among the millions hit by the flooding, more than 200 members of the TURCP and Progressive Workers Federation and their families have been affected. Their houses, crops and everything else have been wiped out. They need food, clean drinking water, medicines, tents and other daily utilities.

"We are trying to provide whatever is possible for these families. But we urgently need your help, solidarity and support for these people. We request that all trade unions, union branches and workers and members of the trade unions support our campaign. Every penny you donate will be accounted for and reach the affected people.


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For details of where trade union donations should be sent and eye-witness reports see www.turcp.org See also www.socialistworld.net


In this issue

Action now to defeat cuts!


International socialist news

Pakistan: Workers' solidarity urgently needed

Floods in Pakistan bring devastation - poor suffer most


Socialist Party youth and students

Youth must fight for a future!

Student demo should be start of the fightback

No to advice service cuts

Decent pay for interns

Uni bosses say cuts will cause closures


Socialist Party editorial

Forecasts of fragile economic growth


Socialist Party news and analysis

Cameron sticks the boot into our council housing

Private-profit company granted 'snoopers' charter'

Private Finance Initiative: A licence to print money


Socialist Party campaigns

Coventry Against the Cuts challenge councillors' 'legal obligation'

Northern Ireland: Belfast Stop the Cuts Alliance established

Bromley care workers fight privatisation and job cuts

Defend Our Community Services launched in Bracknell

Cuts devastate mental health services


Socialist Party Marxist analysis

The legacy of Leon Trotsky


Socialist Party workplace news

Kirklees Unison strike ballot launched

CWU members accept BT pay deal

Debate how to fight back at Socialism 2010

Tube staff vote for action against cuts

Jobs under threat at Ministry of Justice

Airport workers win improved offer from BAA

Workplace news in brief


Socialist Party events

Socialist Party summer camp - book now!


International socialist news and analysis

Russia's raging wildfires - a crisis of government policies


Socialist Party news and comment

Bradford must organise against the EDL

Birmingham: Community says 'No' to racist spy cameras


 

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