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South-Asia

Pakistan coalition government collapses

Only months after the elections that saw the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)and the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) elected to form a coalition government, Pakistan's fragile political stability has fractured and collapsed. Read more...

Will the Maoists build socialism in Nepal?

The Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) has emerged as the largest party in the Nepalese parliament after they took part in elections in 2006, called in order to form a new government and replace the hated King Gyanendra who had ruled as a dictator since seizing power in a coup in February 2005. Read more...

Why is the US military clashing with its Pakistani ally?

A strange thing is happening in Pakistan. It was reported that US and Afghan army had 'exchanged fire' with Pakistani forces. A Pakistani military unit had opened fire on a US helicopter as it crossed the border from Afghanistan into Pakistan. But aren't those two countries meant to be allies in the so-called war on terror? Read more...

Stop the attacks on Pakistan

Throughout September US imperialist forces have been increasing their attacks in the north west frontier regions of Pakistan. The US claims that the Pakistan army is not doing sufficient to deny Afghan Taliban fighters a safe haven in Pakistan.The US military have been attacking villages across the border in Pakistan, claiming they are Taliban bases. So brazen have these violations of the country's sovereignty become that Pakistani troops fired at US military helicopters forcing them to turn back to Afghanistan Read more...

Troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan now!

Iraq and the US have negotiated a draft agreement setting out a timetable for US troop withdrawal. It states that combat troops must be removed from Iraqi cities by 2009 and from the rest of the country by 31 December 2011. Some are heralding the agreement as the beginning of Iraq's future as an independent state. But as the US struggles to maintain its economic and political influence in Iraq and steps up the pressure against the resistance in Afghanistan where there are 60,000 foreign troops  the need for the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of US and UK troops from the region is as urgent as ever. Read more...

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...

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