Pakistan

Balochis continue their fight against national oppression in Pakistan

On the night of December 21, when the Baloch Long March arrived in the city , it was brutally attacked by state forces.

Workers Power  ·  17 January 2024

Pakistan: Stop the racist war on Afghan refugees!

On October 1, the Pakistani government gave an ultimatum to an estimated 1.7 million Afghan refugees.

Minerwa Tahir  ·  15 November 2023

Pakistan: LQM mobilises tens of thousands for labour rights

The Pakistani working class is mobilising.

Workers Power  ·  22 July 2023

Pakistan: Heading for a constitutional crisis?

Pakistan is heading towards a constitutional crisis. Minerwa Tahir argues why a constituent assembly is the way forward.

Minerwa Tahir  ·  04 June 2023

How imperialism hinders Pakistan flood relief

The flooding in Pakistan is not simply a 'natural' disaster.

Workers Power  ·  05 October 2022

Climate change: Unnatural disaster in Pakistan

Pakistani capitalism has colluded with the imperialists to condemn the poorest to bear the brunt of the devastation.

Leigh Nin  ·  13 September 2022

Pakistan: The capitalist crisis and the working class

By Shehzad Arshad SINCE SHAHBAZ Sharif of the Pakistan Muslim League replaced Imran Khan as Pakistan’s Prime Minister, the political crisis wracking the country has deepened. Nevertheless Sharif’s new government seems to have won the struggle within the ruling class for now and is looking relatively stable. Unsurprisingly its first attack is on the workers […]

KD Tait  ·  05 July 2022

Afghan women lead protests against Taliban repression

Afghan women are leading the way in organising anti-Taliban protests in Kabul and other parts of Afghanistan. They are doing what US and allied occupying forces failed to do: stand up to the Taliban.

Minerwa Tahir  ·  12 September 2021

Pakistan: Down with state repression! International solidarity with Kashmir!

Major Pakistani police operation against Kashmiris.

Workers Power  ·  13 January 2021

Pakistan: International solidarity with missing IMT member

International Secretariat, League for the Fifth International The League for the Fifth International sends internationalist solidarity to the International Marxist Tendency whose member, Amar Fayaz, was whisked away by cops and armed men in plain clothes in the early hours of November 9. The abduction took place in Jamshoro, Sindh, which is located near the […]

Workers Power  ·  13 November 2020

Solidarity with Baloch students!

By Beberg Baloch This statement has been published in solidarity with the Baloch Students Organisation. Balochistan has witnessed mass upheavals throughout the province after what has become known as the Dannuk Incident. Angry but peaceful crowds chanted slogans against the oppressive regime and their hired death squads, which have been involved in murders of common […]

Workers Power  ·  20 July 2020

Statement: Internationalist solidarity with Women’s Democratic Front

THE League for the Fifth International categorically condemns the seven-hour-long illegal detention of the Balochistan president of the Women’s Democratic Front, WDF, Jalila Haider. We express solidarity with WDF comrades in the wake of this harassment and intimidation by the Pakistani state. Haider was boarding her flight to the UK early on Monday morning, January […]

Workers Power  ·  20 January 2020

Tens of thousands join Jammu Kashmir Liberation front march

Since October 3, more than 30,000 people have joined the Azadi (Freedom) March in Kashmir. The protest is organised by the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front, JKLF. Its declared goal is to pass the Line of Control, LoC, which separates the Indian and Pakistani occupied parts of Kashmir, and go on to Srinagar, which lies in […]

Workers Power  ·  07 October 2019

Pakistan: Jiand Baloch is free – the Baloch people are not!

The Baloch Students' Organisation has announced the release of student leader Jiand Baloch. We thank all those individuals, activists and organisations who raised their voice in solidarity with Jiand Baloch and the BSO. It was your effort which saved a comrade's life. Thus, instead of destroying the BSO, state repression has only managed to popularise it.

Workers Power  ·  14 August 2019

Solidarity with the struggle of the people of Jammu and Kashmir!

The state of Jammu and Kashmir has been stripped of its status of limited autonomy within India. dividing the state into two union territories: firstly Jammu and Kashmir, and secondly Ladakh. The Modi government wants to promote war hysteria so that on the one hand, all resistance and dissent can be crushed in the name of 'enmity to India'. On the other hand, such policies are aimed at providing Indian capital opportunities to loot and plunder Kashmir.

Workers Power  ·  10 August 2019

Hindutva: The new face of the Indian capitalist class

The Hindutva chauvinist Bharatiya Janata Party, BJP, under the leadership of Narendra Modi, has won the elections to India's lower house, Lok Sabha.

Workers Power  ·  09 July 2019

Pakistan: Pashtun leader beaten to death in police provocation

The murder of a leader of the Pashtun Protection Movement represents a major escalation of government repression

Workers Power  ·  07 February 2019

Pakistan: Missing students released

After the release of three students - step up the campaign to end abductions.

Workers Power  ·  01 January 2019

Pakistan: Taliban attack Pashtun movement

By Hassan Raza, Revolutionary Socialist Movement Pakistan The Pashtun Protection Movement, PTM, is already changing the political landscape in Pakistan. It has rallied hundreds of thousands against military and police repression, the “disappearance” of 30,000 or more and against war and the denial of democratic rights. In the last two months it has been met […]

Workers Power  ·  19 June 2018

Solidarity with the Pashtun Protection Movement

ON SATURDAY 21 April, a number of democratic and socialist activists were arrested by the Punjabi Police in Lahore, amongst them Ali Wazir, Bilawal Mandokhel, Muzammil and Ismat Shahjahan, all of them leaders of the Pashtun Protection Movement (Pashtun Tahafuz Movement, PTM), and the Awami Workers’ Party Chairman, Fanoos Gujjar. These arrests are designed to […]

Workers Power  ·  22 April 2018

Pakistan: Tens of thousands at Pashtun defence meeting

By Shahzad Arshad, Revolutionary Socialist Movement, Pakistan A NEW mass movement is developing in Pakistan. On April 8, tens of thousands of supporters of the “Pashtun Protection Movement” gathered in Peshawar, the centre of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, KPK. Some estimates put the total attendance at more than 100,000. The meeting was the latest highpoint of […]

Workers Power  ·  14 April 2018

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