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Disposable Workers: the real price of sweatshop labour

By Joy Macready More than three days after an eight-story building housing five textile factories collapsed in the Savar industrial zone, just outside of Dhaka, Bangladesh, rescue teams were still…

Why can’ t rape victims get justice?

The vicious beating and gang-rape of a 23-year-old student in New Delhi, who died in hospital two weeks later, sparked outrage across India and the world, writes Joy Mcready The…

Support the self-determination of the Balochi people!

PAKISTAN’S MILITARY has intensified its fifth operation in Balochistan, battling a resistance movement against national oppression. Thousands of Balochi political activists are missing, and four hundred bodies of students, engineers,…

Statement on the Abductions in Sri Lanka

International Council, League for the Fifth International, 9 April 2012 Our Council has learnt with dismay and anger of the abduction of Kumar Gunarathnam and Dimuthu Attygalle, leading members of the…

Sri Lanka: a new party?

In the aftermath of Rajapakse’s victory in his war against the Tamils, the JVP, the supposedly Marxist party that backed him, has split apart. Peter Main outlines the history behind…

Indian general strike heralds the awakening of the working class

Uslan Yentik investigates the impact of the recent all India general strike which saw millions take action…

“Split talk” amongst the Nepalese Maoists

Rajesh Thapa reports from Kathmandu on the growing divisions in the Maoists over the post civil war settlements…

#Occupy Movement hits Pakistan

The Occupy Lahore Camp started on 22 October at noon in Nasir Bagh park, a regular site for political rallies. More than 500 participated, largely peasant women, factory workers, students…

Strike against electricity privatisation in Pakistan

Electricity supply workers took to the streets in Lahore on 1 November to protest at government plans to dissolve the Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO), the privatisation of power distribution…

India: carworkers fight back

Indian car workers have taken off the breaks in the struggle against management, by Ahsan Raza The city of Gurgaon symbolises India’s economic boom. Twenty miles from New Delhi, its…

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