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Pakistan elections - behind Imran Khan's populism lies more neoliberalism

Pakistan elections - behind Imran Khans populism lies more neoliberalism Imran Khan, the former Pakistani cricket star, declared victory in the country’s general election yesterday despite allegations of widespread fraud.

Riaz Ahmed was seized in Pakistan but is now free

Riaz Ahmed was seized in Pakistan but is now free Dr Riaz Ahmed, has been returned and thanks everyone for their solidarity

How the dying British Empire tore India in half—and how it could have been stopped

How the dying British Empire tore India in half—and how it could have been stopped Seventy years ago this week the British Empire left India after decades of brutal rule

Pakistan—Riaz Ahmed released but battle for justice continues as charges not dropped

Pakistan—Riaz Ahmed released but battle for justice continues as charges not dropped Dr Riaz Ahmed, a human rights defender and renowned Marxist intellectual in Pakistan, has won bail following a court case today, Thursday

Free Riaz Ahmed!

Free Riaz Ahmed! Dr Riaz Ahmed, human rights defender and renowned Marxist intellectual, was seized by security forces in Pakistan on Saturday

Will rivalry and repression start a nuclear war over Kashmir?

Will rivalry and repression start a nuclear war over Kashmir? Protesters shot, a base bombed and fighting talk at the top bring old tensions between India and Pakistan back to boiling point

Striking PIA airline workers defy guns and killings in Pakistan

05 February 2016
Two workers, ground engineer Saleem Akbar and senior manager Inayet Raza Rizvi, were killed as the military opened fire at thousands of people marching towards Karachi’s airport terminal on Tuesday.

Meeting defies state to expose horror of ‘disappearances’ in Balochistan

12 May 2015
Teachers at Karachi University defied a ban and repression to go ahead with a meeting on Unsilencing Balochistan on Wednesday of last week.

Britain’s crimes in India - the truth behind the drama

10 February 2015
As a new television drama looks at British rule in India, Nick Clark looks at the exploitation, famines and massacres that were the brutal reality of the Empire

Pakistan protests demand change - but will the leaders deliver?

09 September 2014
Geoff Brown argues the protests represent real anger, but the movement has to look to its own strength, not the leadership

Air war is breaking the Pakistani government—but not the Taliban

17 June 2014
An attack on Karachi airport exposed how weak the deadly conflict has left Pakistan’s rulers, writes Geoff Brown

Voters protest against ruling parties in Pakistan poll, but fight continues

14 May 2013
Muslim League leader Nawaz Sharif will become prime minister of Pakistan for a third time after elections last week. 

Anger at sectarian killings fuels fury with the state

15 January 2013
The British press has blamed bloody killings last week in Quetta, Pakistan, on "religious fanatics". This does nothing to explain why they took place.

Gaza round-up

20 November 2012
Hamas and negotiations Contrary to Israeli propaganda Hamas has not opposed all negotiations.

Muslim protests sparked by anger at imperialism

25 September 2012
The protests against the anti-Islamic Innocence of Muslims film have continued to spread—from Pakistan to Greece.

Greek left unites to march against the fascist Golden Dawn

10 July 2012
Some 2,500 people marched against fascists in Nikaia, Athens, on Thursday of last week. The march saw the biggest mobilisation yet from Pakistani people. And for the first time the whole left came together.

US drones slaughter dozens

05 June 2012
Three days of US drone attacks in north west Pakistan have left at least 27 dead.

Rochdale: The system failed abuse victims in its care

22 May 2012
Tory minister Baroness Warsi waded into the debate about the Rochdale abuse case last week. She claimed that some Pakistani men saw white women as "fair game".

Snookered

06 March 2012
This new play by Middlesbrough-based writer Ishy Din looks at the lives of four British Pakistani young men.

Pakistan kicks US out after lethal airstrike

13 December 2011
Hostilities between the US and Pakistan have dramatically escalated after a US airstrike killed 24 Pakistani soldiers last month.

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