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5 June 2013
"To say a military tactic is legal, or even effective, is not to say it is wise or moral in every instance," said US president Obama in a major speech recently where he promised to scale back the use of unmanned drones to attack targets in Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere
8 May 2013
CWI members, often in difficult circumstances, organised and participated in May Day events around the world. Here are a few short reports..
17 October 2012
In September a garment factory inferno in Karachi's Baldia Town took the lives of at least 275 workers, including a number of women and teenagers, writes Khalid Bhatti, CWI in Pakistan.
21 September 2011
Floods in Sindh, Pakistan, have killed more than 500 people, destroyed or damaged 1.5 million houses and swamped five million acres since late last month
2 May 2011
US / Pakistan: The US government has announced a successful military assault on a large mansion in Abbottabad, near Islamabad, which has resulted in the killing of Osama Bin Laden, writes Tony Saunois, from socialistworld.net, website of the committee for a workers' international, CWI. (An edited version of this article appeared in The Socialist issue 669.)
1 September 2010
THE FOLLOWING financial appeal has been circulated internationally by CWI socialists in Pakistan...
18 August 2010
TWENTY MILLION people affected, over 1,600 dead and thousands face starvation, but the Pakistan government's incompetence has made the disaster worse.
The Trade Union Rights Campaign - Pakistan initiated the Workers' Relief Committee to coordinate aid to workers and activists.
18 August 2010
Pakistan: Khalid Bhatti, Trade Union Rights Campaign - Pakistan (TURCP) and general secretary of the Socialist Movement Pakistan (the Socialist Party's counterpart in Pakistan), reports on the disaster and the workers' response to it...
17 August 2010
The Progressive Workers Federation (PWF) and Trade Union Rights Campaign Pakistan (TURCP) urge all our brothers, sisters and comrades in the international trade union movement to show their solidarity...
4 August 2010
The concerted might of the strongest and largest military force in the world, that of the US, is failing to defeat the disparate and crudely equipped Taliban militias in one of the poorest countries of the world...
21 April 2010
Socialist Movement secretary speaks to The Socialist: In Pakistan a new left-led trade union federation, Progressive Workers Federation of Pakistan (PWFP), is being built, in which members of Socialist Movement Pakistan (SMP) - part of the Committee for a Workers International (CWI) - are playing a key role...
3 November 2009
In recent weeks attacks carried out by Taliban fighters and a new ground offensive by the Pakistani government in the Waziristan region on the Afghan border, have deepened Pakistan's social, political and ethnic fault lines...
13 May 2009
AS BARACK Obama dispatched 20,000 more US troops to Afghanistan, it was reported that an American airstrike in the west of Afghanistan wiped out over 100 civilians on 4 May, writes Dave Carr.
6 May 2009
May Day reports: Hundreds of thousands of workers took to the streets across Pakistan to celebrate May Day. Workers from different sectors of the economy, nationalities, ethnic backgrounds and religions marched together...
25 February 2009
THE GOVERNMENT of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (POK) has declared a national health workers' strike as illegal and now threatens to use the anti-worker Special Powers Act, writes Jamal Khan, CWI, Kashmir.
3 December 2008
Editorial: Once again, terrorist carnage - this time in Mumbai in India - has shocked working people around the world...
23 July 2008
MORE THAN 250,000 power looms remained closed for four days in Pakistan's third largest city, Faisalabad, the hub of the country's textile industry, writes Khalid Bhatti, Trade Union Rights Campaign of Pakistan (TURCP), Faisalabad.
25 June 2008
"THEY HAVE paid the ultimate price, but achieved something of lasting value" is what prime minister Gordon Brown said about the recent nine deaths of armed forces personnel in Afghanistan, writes Jim Thompson.
8 April 2008
PRO-TIBETAN demonstrators disrupted the procession of the Olympic torch through London (above) , last Sunday, despite a huge police and security presence...
26 March 2008
THE TRADE Union Rights Campaign - Kashmir [TURC-K] is in the forefront of helping to organise solidarity for thousands of earthquake-affected public sector workers in Pakistani Occupied Kashmir...
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