Pakistan's Marxist MP, SE Asians vs. RCEP, Polish Amazon Workers, Open Letter from Mideast Women, So Africa Workers Summit, Post-Election Turkey

 



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Pakistan's Marxist MP, SE Asians vs. RCEP, Polish Amazon Workers, Open Letter from Mideast Women, So Africa Workers Summit, Post-Election Turkey

Planning session in progress at Working Class Summit, / SAFTU

 

  1. A Marxist in the Pakistan Parliament
  2. SE Asians Uniting Against RCEP
  3. Polish Amazon Workers Resist
  4. Mideast Women Target Violence
  5. South Africa Working Class Summit
  6. Post-Election Turkey

Elections in Pakistan: Ali Wazeer, a Marxist in the Parliament Dominated by Feudal and Capitalists

Farooq Tariq / Europe Solidaire Sans Frontières (Montreuil)

A central committee member of the Pakistani Marxist group The Struggle has won a seat in the national parliament with 23,530 votes. His closest rival from the religious alliance MMA got 7,515. The group has joined Lahore Left Front, a united platform of several Left groups and parties.

Southeast Asia: Organizations Oppose Secretive Negotiations Around RCEP Trade Agreement

Pavan Kulkarni / Newsclick.in (New Delhi)

Representatives of nearly 80 civil society organizations, trade unions, peasant organizations, indigenous rights movements and academicians from different countries gathered in Bangkok to oppose the provisions in the mega free trade agreement – Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.

‘Stop Treating Us Like Dogs!’ Worker Resistance at Amazon in Poland

Amazon Workers and Supporters / Pluto Press (London)

When Amazon arrived in Poland, it was attracted by cheap labour costs and strict union laws. Little did it know that the high-pressure working conditions it institutes would produce wildcat strikes and cross-border solidarities amongst its Polish workforce.

Mideast: Open Letter on Human Rights Violations Against Women

Feminist and Human Rights Organizations and Human Rights Defenders / Equality Now (London)

We, the undersigned, women human rights organization, activists and human right defenders from the Arab region and Maghreb, would like to express our concern and fear over the recent crackdown in Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

South Africa: Working Class Movement Must Be Independent – SAFTU

Patrick Craven / Politicsweb (Johannesburg)

Representatives from over 147 South African working-class formations represented by 1,000 delegates assembled to unite workplace and community struggles.

Turkish Elections, Looming Fascism and Left Politics

Baris Karaagac / Socialist Project (Toronto)

The failure of a reinvigorated opposition to dethrone Erdogan and a likely more authoritarian – or worse – fascist future have exposed the necessity for a different kind of politics on the left.

 

 
 

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