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15 March 2017

International Women's Day: taking action against capitalist oppression

International Women's Day (8 March) was celebrated with special enthusiasm this year by members of the parties and organisations affiliated to the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI), including the Socialist Party in England and Wales.

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7 September 2016

International news in brief

Short stories from other sections and co-thinkers of the Committee for a Workers' International, the global socialist organisation which the Socialist Party is affiliated to. General strike in India, teachers' action in Pakistan, housing protest in Sweden.

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22 June 2016

CWI news in brief

Short stories on workers' struggles around the world including women health workers protesting in Pakistan, solidarity between Portuguese dockers and Welsh museum strikers and a tuition fees victory in Taiwan.

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5 August 2015

Hiroshima - 70 years on

Can a future nuclear conflict be avoided?: Seventy years ago, on 6 August 1945, a single bomb dropped by a US bomber on the Japanese city of Hiroshima killed between 90,000 and 166,000 men, women and children.

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30 April 2015

Pop star and activist Jawad Ahmad backs TUSC

Jawad Ahmad is renowned in Pakistan for his songs and his politics

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4 September 2013

When the world economic crisis makes landfall in S Asia

Until recently, the 'emerging' economies of the BRICS - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - were growing at a steady rate, writes Clare Doyle, Committee for a Workers' International (CWI).

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Drone Warfare by Medea Benjamin

Drone Warfare by Medea Benjamin

26 June 2013

Deadly long distance weapons of war

Geoff Jones reviews Drone Warfare by Medea Benjamin (Verso Books, 2013)


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5 June 2013

Stop drone attacks!

"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

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8 May 2013

May Day - fighting capitalist oppression internationally

CWI members, often in difficult circumstances, organised and participated in May Day events around the world. Here are a few short reports..

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17 October 2012

Pakistan: Workers die as profit put before safety

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.

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21 September 2011

Floods devastate Sindh: Crisis worsens, hundreds killed

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

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2 May 2011

Osama Bin Laden - killed by US forces

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.)

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1 September 2010

Pakistan flood disaster: Workers' solidarity appeal

THE FOLLOWING financial appeal has been circulated internationally by CWI socialists in Pakistan...

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

18 August 2010

Pakistan: Workers' solidarity urgently needed

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.

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18 August 2010

Pakistan flood devastation: poor suffer most

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...

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

17 August 2010

Pakistan Flood disaster: Appeal for workers' solidarity

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...

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4 August 2010

Afghanistan: US strategy in disarray

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...

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21 April 2010

Progressive Workers Federation of Pakistan founded

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...

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3 November 2009

Pakistan - New wave of terrorism as the guerrilla war escalates

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...

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