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South-Asia

Musharraf resigns to avoid impeachment

The resignation of Pervez Musharraf brings to a close nearly a decade of Pakistani politics, marked by attacks on democratic and anti-imperialist forces at home and adaptation to the commands of US imperialism abroad. Read more...

Sri Lanka trade union solidarity campaign

Over the past 12 months the League for the Fifth International has been working with a group of socialists in Sri Lanka who are organised in the Socialist party of Sri Lanka. Read more...

Maoists take power in Nepal

The victory of the Nepalese Maoists in the constituent assembly elections in April poses the fundamental question: reform or revolution? The country has been in a revolutionary situation since the overthrow of the monarchy in spring 2006. Now the Maoists can either go forward to socialism or end the revolutionary situation with a capitalist republic. Read more...

Socialist Party of Sri Lanka holds successful conference

On the 8th and 9th of March at the New Library Hall in Colombo the SPSL held a successful conference with comrades from across the country participating. Read more...

Afghanistan: Another unwinnable war

From the outset Afghanistan was posed as the "winnable war". The invasion was underway within four weeks of 9/11 with little opposition in North America or Europe. But after seven years of bloody fighting  longer than World War II  opinion is now divided as to whether the quagmire in Afghanistan can in fact be resolved. Gordon Brown still insists Afghanistan is the "good war" in the Middle East. He told Parliament at the end of last year, "We are winning the battle in Afghanistan." Read more...

Pakistan: Opposition parties win elections, but will they force Musharraf out?

The victory of the Pakistani Peoples Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslims League - Nawaz (PML-N), in parliamentary elections was a severe blow for Musharraf and a demonstration of the strength of feeling against him. A L5I supporter in Pakistan reports on the election, looks to the future, and asks will the PPP impeach Musharraf? Read more...

After Bhutto's assassination - where now for Pakistan?

The assassination of Benazir Bhutto on December 27 in Rawalpindi has thrown Pakistan into an even deeper crisis than those that have wracked it since 9 March 2007 when President Pervez Musharraf suspended Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. Despite claims from the military regime that they have evidence proving the involvement of Islamist groups linked to Al Qa’eda in the assassination, widespread popular anger has been principally directed against Musharraf himself and at the army and police. Read more...

Workers, youth, students – boycott Musharraf’s sham elections!

Workers, youth, students – boycott Musharraf’s sham elections!

Over the past weeks thousands of students, lawyers and journalists across Pakistan have defied Musharraf’s state of emergency. As many as ten thousand opposition activists have been thrown into Pakistani prisons, but still the struggle has continued, as daily protests of students, lawyers, trade unionists and social movement activists have taken place against the Musharraf regime. Read more...

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