Over sixty people attended the very successful founding meeting of the
Socialist Movement on Saturday 17 April, 2004. The aim of this meeting
was to set up a new independent, socialist and revolutionary
organisation to fight against capitalism, the military, mass poverty and
national oppression in Pakistan.
Having last visited Pakistan five years ago, the social, economic and
political changes in the country were thrown into sharp relief. The
changes, although not immediately apparent, are stark. These
developments, I believe, make possibilities for the growth of socialist
ideas much more likely than in the immediate...
Compared to five years ago, the railway colony of Lahore where all
railway workers live and work has an air of demoralisation and fear. The
military regime installed military officers in all workshops to spy on
workers and take action if opposition developed. Despite these
repressive conditions and with the threat of...