International Viewpoint

Friday 31 May
Fourth International Bureau
In the morning of Sunday, May 26, 2019, the Pakistani army openend fire on people protesting against its brutal operations in the region bordering Afghanistan. Videos show unarmed, peaceful protesters cheering and chanting slogans when their leaders, Pakistan National Assembly members Ali Wazir (...)
Friday 31 May
On 26 May 2019 a peaceful procession in the Waziristan region led by Ali Wazir and Mohsin Dawar, both Members of National Assembly (MNAs), was fired upon by army men, leaving at least 13 dead and over forty injured in Waziristan region. - IV532 - May 2019 / (...)
Thursday 30 May
Susan Pashkoff
It has been a rather horrific couple of weeks for women's reproductive rights in the US. Convinced that they finally have the means to overturn both Roe vs Wade and Doe vs Bolton (1973) due to numbers on the Supreme Court, several pieces of legislation designed to undermine women's right to (...)
Wednesday 29 May
Farooq Tariq
Arrested parliamentarian Ali Wazir has become the top trend on Twitter a day after his arrest on 28th May 2019. Tens of thousands participated in the Twitter thread #WhereisAliWazir? - 2. News from around the world / Pakistan
Wednesday 29 May
Alan Davies
So May, with her cabinet falling to pieces around her and the 1922 Committee pulling the rug from underneath her, has at last accepted the inevitable and announced her resignation. She chose to do this as the Commons goes into recess and in advance of the European EU election results on Sunday (...)
Monday 27 May
Farooq Tariq, Lal Khan
In the morning of Sunday, 26 May 2019, a sit-in of the affected villagers at Kharqamar check post, Boyya, North Waziristan was going on. Ali Wazir and Mohsin Dawar both members of Pakistan's National Assembly arrived at the sit-in site to support the protest leading their caravan from Bannu. A (...)
Monday 27 May
Ernesto M Diaz
The results of the Andalusian regional elections left everyone waiting anxiously for what might follow. They indicated a trend which, if continued in an upward sense, would confirm the worst forecasts, comparable to the end of "Game of Thrones". But finally, the results were not an absolute (...)
Sunday 26 May
Frieda Afary
Stopping the ominous drive toward a direct U.S. war against Iran demands opposition both to U.S. imperialism and to the repressive Iranian regime. It demands reaching out to labor, feminist, student and oppressed minority struggles in Iran and connecting them to labor, feminist and anti-racist (...)
Saturday 25 May
OKDE-Spartakos
After more than four years that SYRIZA, along with its social-democrat, right-wing and far right allies are in power, the workers' movement is still in a state of frustration and disarray. Hopes that a “left” government or a government of “social salvation” would effortlessly lead us out of (...)
Saturday 25 May
Uraz Aydin
Presented as a “matter of survival” by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the municipal elections of March 31, 2019 ended in an undeniable failure for the Justice and Development Party (AKP) with the loss of the most important cities, including Istanbul and Ankara held for 25 years by (...)
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