The following statement is from Freedom Road Socialist Organization (en español):
May Day 2009: Fighting the Crisis
By Freedom Road Socialist Organization
On May 1, International Workers Day, millions upon millions will be marching against the capitalist economic crisis that has engulfed most of the world. Working people in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and North America will hit the streets to protest the soaring unemployment, shorter hours and cuts in pay that are sweeping the world.
Posted in Black Liberation, Chicano Liberation, FRSO, Immigrants Rights, Labor Movement
Tagged Afghanistan, Black Liberation, Chicano Liberation, Chicanos, crisis, ICE, immigrant rights, Imperialism, Labor Movement, Minnesota Coalition for a People's Bailout, monopoly capitalism, Pakistan, Palestine
The following article sheds some important light on events in Pakistan, and is from MR Zine:
The Baloch Question
by Umer A. Chaudhry
The brutal murder of three nationalist leaders of Balochistan and the ensuing crisis has brought the issue of the Baloch national struggle to the forefront once again, only to be met with feigned surprises and arrogant dismissals by a major part of the rest of Pakistan. We in Pakistan — and particularly those of us in Punjab — love to externalize the roots of problems that irritate our sensibility. Therefore, fingers were immediately pointed at foreign involvements, scarcely any thought given to our own attitude towards one of the largest provinces of our country. The deliberate lack of introspection combined with the respect that wild conspiracy theories continue to enjoy renders it very much necessary to take a dip into the history of Balochistan, for that is where the roots of the question lie.
The following article is from Lalkar:
US imperialism has decided to go for a ‘surge’ in Afghanistan, increasing its troops there by over 20,000 over the next few months. The first batch, about 3,500 to 4,000 troops from the Third Brigade of the 10th Mountain Division from Fort Drum, New York, are scheduled to arrive next month, with the remainder arriving over the following 18 months. This is nothing more nor less than Barack Obama promised to do when elected President – i.e., to withdraw (partially) from Iraq in order to focus on Afghanistan, and on Pakistan as well.
Thanks to Red Diary for posting this beautiful song and the translation of its lyrics. The song is Kal Aaj Aur Kal (Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow) written by Aitzaz Ahsan, a leader of the lawyers’ movement in Pakistan. This version of the song and the video is from the album Umeed-e-Sahar (Hope of Dawn) by Laal.
Music by Shahram Azhar and Taimur Rahman of Laal, the Band.
Posted in Music, Pakistan
Tagged Aitzaz Ahsan, Che Guevara, Laal, music, Pakistan, Revolution, Shahram Azhar, Taimur Rahman, video, Zhou Enlai
The following statement has been issued by the Central Secretariat of the Communist Mazdoor Kissaan Party Pakistan (Communist Workers Peasants Party – CMKP) on the American or NATO military incursions into the sovereign territory of Pakistan. I am reposting this from Red Diary.
Theory of Communism, a solution to the Capitalist system! - CMKP
Increasing horrendous and horrifying wanton American military intrusions into the sovereign Pakistani territory smack of imperialist gunboat diplomacy for US hegemony in the region in order to perpetuate its military occupation of Afghanistan where the NATO forces or US-led coalition soldiers have actually failed to subdue the indigenous resistance in whatever form that is another issue. The crux of the matter is foreign invasion and military occupation of Afghanistan that was an independent and sovereign country which has been enslaved by the US imperialism. Continue reading