The victory of Abe Shinzo in the October 20 general election opens up the possibility of him becoming the longest serving post-war Japanese Prime Minister. However, appearances can be deceptive, and his overwhelming victory does not indicate that the path ahead for him will be smooth or that Japan is set for a new period of stability.


On 12 October there will be international protests in 23 cities around the world against the worsening political repression in Hong Kong. The campaign is organised by Global Solidarity – Stop Repression in Hong Kong, with members of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) playing a key role in kick-starting solidarity action. An...


Hong Kong is facing an unprecedented attack on democratic rights orchestrated by its pro-Beijing government. In recent months young activists have been jailed and elected legislators have been ousted from the partially elected local parliament (‘Legco’) on the flimsiest of ‘legal’ pretexts.

Tens of thousands marched against the...


The political situation in Pakistan has been tense since the Supreme Court disqualified Nawaz Sharif as Prime Minister. In response to his disqualification, Nawaz Sharif organized a march from Islamabad/ Rawalpindi to Lahore which started on 9th August. The very busy Grand Trunk (G.T) Road was chosen as a route for the march instead of a less...


The Bank workers of India are going on a one day strike at an all India level on 22 August. This collective action comes at a crucial juncture of India’s political, economic and social life. In fact this is the second time (the first one was February 2017) since demonetisation that the Bank workers have declared their defiance against the...


A commission on ‘caste and class’ at this year’s CWI Summer School in Barcelona looked at an important issue which, in South Asia, can make or break an organisation that aims to win mass support for the socialist transformation of society. We carry here the main points from the introduction by Clare Doyle (CWI International Secretariat)...


The Supreme Court disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from holding public office in a decision on the Panama Papers case on July 28. Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan announced that the larger bench had unanimously deemed PM Sharif unfit for holding office and would also order an accountability court to open references against him and his family,...


 

The Sri Lankan economy is declining further and the joint Sirisena-Wikeramasinghe administration is showing that they are incapable of developing the economy as promised during the 2015 election period. All their hopes of getting foreign investment have turned into a total failure. Financial management is in complete disarray....


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