The members of the New Socialist Alternative (CWI-India) took part in
the May Day 2005 demonstrations in the ‘silicon city’ of India -
Bangalore - with a two-page leaflet in the Kannada language. The theme
was: "Enough of the horrors of Capitalism - We need Socialism now!".
Members of the Socialist Movement Pakistan (SMP) and the Pakistan Trade
Union rights Campaign (PTURC) organised demonstrations and seminars in
eighteen cities, while we participated in other Mayday activities in
over twenty-one cities and towns.
The protests by students and young people in China, and similar protests
in South Korea, against Japan’s resurgent militarism, are causing
growing apprehension among world political leaders, businessmen and now,
it seems, the Chinese regime itself.
Both the Indian and Pakistani governments are celebrating the launch of
a bus service on 7 April between Srinagar and Muzafarabad, the two main
cities in Indian and Pakistani occupied Kashmir respectively.
Filipina women workers in the Taiwanese capital, Taipei, have been
locked in battle with the China Times Weekly (CTW), one of the country’s
three top circulation newspapers, over a racist and sexist article it
ran on 7th March - the day before International Womens’ Day.