Compared to five years ago, the railway colony of Lahore where all
railway workers live and work has an air of demoralisation and fear. The
military regime installed military officers in all workshops to spy on
workers and take action if opposition developed. Despite these
repressive conditions and with the threat of...
Thousands of people across the dividing Line of Control (LoC) between
Indian and Pakistani Occupied Kashmir commemorated the 20th anniversary
of the execution of Maqbool Butt, a radical nationalist leader, by the
The president has prepared the ground for elections through several
dramatic measures during the last few months. On 4 November she
conducted a ’mini-coup’, taking command of three minister’s posts from
the UNP government. On 20 January, her party, the SLFP, formed an
alliance with the chauvinist...
The “November revolution” in Georgia culminated in the overthrow of
Eduard Shevardnadze. It was carried out under the flag of St George,
first used in the 12th and 13th Century, when the then feudal country
joined the struggle led by the crusader knights. The movement at that
time was crushed by Genghis...
SINCE THE collapse of negotiations in late August, over 1,000 have died
in clashes between Nepal’s military and Maoist rebels. A weak ruling
monarchy represses the masses in this impoverished and largely rural
country of 25 million people. As HUGH CAFFREY explains, under
capitalism, this beautiful part of the...
THE THOUSANDS of Georgians waving the flag of St George outside the
parliament building in Tbilisi weren’t celebrating England’s rugby world
cup victory - they were cheering the resignation of Georgia’s President
“The thirteenth day of our strike has ended with a glorious victory!”
declared Saranapala Palihena, member of the Janaraja Joint Health
Services Union and Executive Committee of United Socialist Party (CWI
The health workers’ strike in Sri Lanka is now (21 September) in its 6th
day. The workers are agitating on the main demand of rectifying an
unfair wage anomaly. It came about as a result of the increase the
doctors got from their successful strike a few months ago. Their
increase put all other workers in the...
“Nine bombings in as many months, almost 100 people dead, and some 200
injured: Bombay is in the midst of ... the longest-running terror
offensive any major Indian city has ever encountered...” (Editorial in
‘The Hindu’, 26 August 2003).