The victory for the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) in the
parliamentary elections, followed by the provincial elections, has
brought more problems instead of solving the burning crisis of the
country. The UPFA - a coalition of President Chandrika Bandaranayaka’s
capitalist Sri Lanka Freedom Party...
Rapid economic development over 20 years led some commentators to claim
China could deliver sustained global growth. But it has started to
falter, and risks becoming a destabilising factor in the world. And the
dramatic growth has created vast inequalities within this vast country.
As over 120 Millon Indonesians went to the polls on April 5th they were
faced with a stark choice. Of the two major parties on offer was
incumbent Democratic Party of Indonesia led by President Megawati
Sukarnopoutri which for the past 5 years has failed to tackle any of the
problems facing the ordinary people of...
"Not only has the country been stunned by the awesome verdict, the
entire free world must learn from the courage of the poor, illiterate,
the voiceless and the underprivileged of the earth’s largest democracy
as they punish rulers who thought their realm consisted of only 150
million for whom India was...
The newly formed Socialist Movement distributed a four page leaflet and
attended Mayday activities in nine different cities right across
Pakistan, including Lahore, Rawalpindi, Hyderabad, Quetta, and Karachi.
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.
"It is generally the Indian middle class and the rich who are feeling
good, but there are so many others, belonging to the lower middle class,
belonging to the peasantry, belonging to the working class, who are not
feeling good.” That view, from analyst Kumar Kaldeep, quoted by Radio
Netherlands is important...