Thousands of people across the dividing Line of Control (LoC) between
Indian and Pakistani Occupied Kashmir commemorated the 20th anniversary
of the execution of Maqbool Butt, a radical nationalist leader, by the
The president has prepared the ground for elections through several
dramatic measures during the last few months. On 4 November she
conducted a ’mini-coup’, taking command of three minister’s posts from
the UNP government. On 20 January, her party, the SLFP, formed an
alliance with the chauvinist...
The “November revolution” in Georgia culminated in the overthrow of
Eduard Shevardnadze. It was carried out under the flag of St George,
first used in the 12th and 13th Century, when the then feudal country
joined the struggle led by the crusader knights. The movement at that
time was crushed by Genghis...
SINCE THE collapse of negotiations in late August, over 1,000 have died
in clashes between Nepal’s military and Maoist rebels. A weak ruling
monarchy represses the masses in this impoverished and largely rural
country of 25 million people. As HUGH CAFFREY explains, under
capitalism, this beautiful part of the...