In December 2009 during the climate summit in Copenhagen, tens of thousands of protesters gathered to call for climate justice and challenge the ongoing UN negotiations. Instead of welcoming these popular calls for action, the Danish state responded with brutal police force and intense repression of protestors.
Pakistan must refuse foreign debt repayments, divert amount for relief & rehabilitation of flood-hit communities14 August 2010, by
Labour Relief Campaign is a network of 8 social and political organization of Pakistan that include National Trade Union Federation, Women Workers Help Line, Progressive Youth Front, Labour Party Pakistan, Pakistan For Palestine, CADTM Pakistan, Labour Education Foundation and Pakistan Kissan Rabita Committee. It held a Press Conference at the Lahore Press Club on Friday, August 13, 2010 addressed by Abdul Khaliq and Farooq Tariq calling for Pakistan to refuse foreign debt repayments and use the money to help flood victims.
At the start of the second decade of the 21st century, numerous states in sub- Saharan Africa which once belonged to the British and French colonial empires are celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of their creation or the independence of the colonial territories. This article is a modest contribution to the appreciation of the African situation on the occasion of this anniversary
The flood is still on dangerous levels in several parts of Pakistan. The numbers affected by the flood have gone over 20 million. More torrential rains are forecasted by the weather department. This is been considered one of the most devastating flood in world history. UN has once again appeal for donations for Pakistan. There has been very slow response internationally to help Pakistan in this most devastating period.
A class war on a new scale has been declared in Europe: what remains of the social state, resulting from the period following the Second World War, must be dismantled.
ARIZONA GOVERNOR Jan Brewer is quick to blame the federal government for the economic and social ills of her state. Responding to a growing movement to boycott Arizona for its new “show me your papers” law (signed by her on April 23 and to become effective July 29) as “thoughtless and harmful,” she complained that the outraged response “adds to the massive economic burden Arizonans have sustained for years due to the federal government’s failure to secure its borders.”
Thailand is today experiencing a brutal, global, crisis concerning simultaneously the place of the monarchy and army, the divisions inside the bourgeoisie, the relations between social classes “from above” and “from below”, the institutions and the political system, the dominant “values” or again the country’s insertion in the world economy: the impact of neoliberal globalisation, the lasting effect of the financial crisis of 1997, the consequences of the current somersaults of international capitalism.
Austerity! As the capitalist crisis has rebounded in the form of a crisis of sovereign debt, which is spreading from Greece towards the other countries of the European Union, the governments of the hard core of this Union have decided to impose everywhere an austerity policy without precedent.
The outcome of the regional elections in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) on 9 May 2010 was a political event of importance at the federal German and even European levels. This is the most populous state of Germany with over 13 million registered voters.