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Map: Afghanistan/Pakistan border region

01 July 2008

London protest in defence of Geo TV in Pakistan

17 June 2008
Over 30 people demonstrated outside the London embassy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday of this week over attempts to prevent the Pakistani TV channel, Geo TV, from broadcasting from Dubai in the UAE.

US meddles in Pakistan’s affairs

13 May 2008
The havoc wreaked by the US’s "war on terror" created further instability in Pakistan this week after Nawaz Sharif and his allies quit the country’s governing coalition on Monday.

MI5 in Pakistan: tortured for lies

29 April 2008
The British MI5 secret service colluded in torture and the Labour government is lying about it. A 33-year old man from Manchester has said that he had three fingernails ripped out after hours of being beaten and whipped.

Migrant catering workers hit by government rules

22 April 2008
Uniting under the banner of "Save Our Livelihood", around 7,000 British Chinese, Indian, Bangladeshi, Pakistani and Turkish catering employers, workers and supporters gathered in Trafalgar Square in central London last Sunday to protest against Britain’s draconian immigration rules.

More trouble for the US in Pakistan

22 April 2008
The US "war on terror" strategy has come so badly unstuck in Pakistan since president Pervez Musharraf was humiliated in February’s election that leading politicians are being forced to push a new conciliatory tone.

Bangladesh 1971: viewing war and resistance from below

15 April 2008
The Bangladesh war of independence against Pakistan in 1971 was a bloody conflict that led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands.

Pakistan: Beating of Dr Riaz Ahmed sparks protests against Musharraf's regime

08 April 2008
The savage beating of democracy activist Riaz Ahmed by armed police last week is a mark of how little has changed in Pakistan since February's election rebuffed US-backed dictator Pervez Musharraf.

Voices from Pakistan: ‘A revolution has begun’

26 February 2008
"People need to understand that this so-called ‘war on terror’ is not Pakistan’s war – it is the US and Britain’s. Our country is being used just like when we were used against the Soviet Union in the 1980s.

After the election: Where next for Pakistan?

26 February 2008
President Pervez Musharraf’s humiliating defeat in last week’s elections in Pakistan has created a crisis for Gordon Brown and George Bush, both of whom see the country as a frontline in their fight against "Islamic extremism".

Musharraf humiliated in Pakistan assembly vote

19 February 2008
In a blow to US-backed dictators the world over, voters in Pakistan have decisively rejected the country’s president Pervez Musharraf and his crackdown on the county’s democratic institutions.

Pakistan spirals out of control

29 January 2008
While Pakistan’s president Pervez Musharraf was in London being praised by Gordon Brown as a "key ally in the war on terrorism", his country’s border with Afghanistan was in flames.

Pakistan in crisis after Benazir Bhutto’s death

08 January 2008
What effect will Benazir Bhutto’s death have on president Pervez Musharraf’s chances of remaining in power?

Further destabilisation as Benazir Bhutto murdered in Pakistan

27 December 2007
Benazir Bhutto, the former prime minister of Pakistan, was murdered today in a brutal suicide bomb attack that also claimed the lives of at least 20 of her supporters.

Refugees left to rot in Calais

11 December 2007
Rejected by Britain, abandoned by France and adrift inside fortress Europe. The countries they fled from reads like a list of the battlegrounds in the "war of terror" – Afghanistan, Northern Pakistan, Iraq, Kurdistan, Palestine, Somalia, Iran, Eritrea.

Protests defy military rule in Pakistan

27 November 2007
Last week was very eventful for the left in Karachi.

Campaign priorities in months ahead

20 November 2007
Chairing the final session Tower Hamlets Respect councillor Oliur Rahman took an emergency motion from Preston Respect on the crisis in Pakistan which condemned General Musharraf’s regime.

Where next for the movement in Pakistan?

20 November 2007
Protesters continue to defy brutal state repression in Pakistan.

Students intensify Pakistan protests

13 November 2007
The spectre of defeat haunts the dictatorship of Pervez Musharraf and his supporters.

Democracy in Pakistan will not come from Benazir Bhutto

13 November 2007
As brave lawyers and democracy activists battle it out with General Musharraf’s police, the British and US establishments have been busy behind the scenes.

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