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11 September 2019

Leicester Kashmir protest rejects religious smokescreen

Leicester Socialist Party supported the 7 September demo against attacks on the democratic rights of the Kashmiri people by the right-wing Modi government.

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16 August 2019

Anger continues to mount over imposition of direct rule

Thousands protested in London against the scrapping of Jammu and Kashmir's 'special status'

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14 August 2019

Kashmir crisis: Stop the attack on democratic rights

The scrapping of Jammu and Kashmir's 'special status' and imposing brutal direct rule by Narendra Modi's right-wing Hindu-nationalist BJP government, has significantly increased repression in Kashmir and ratcheted up tension between the Indian and Pakistan governments.

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1 May 2019

India General election shows crying need for independent socialist alternative

The huge exercise of India's 2019 general election is under way across its 29 states and seven Union territories.

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31 October 2018

Parliamentary coup in Sri Lanka

Workers and oppressed must fight both rotten capitalist camps: Sri Lanka is experiencing a dramatic constitutional crisis - an unprecedented parliamentary coup.

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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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