Pakistan

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After Pakistan's Election: Against The Current vol. 133
Tariq, Farooq
Article
2008
Throughout Pakistan the massive anti-Musharraf vote on 18 February, 2008 spoke volumes: We do not like the military dictatorship; we want Musharraf out.
Against Fundamentalism and Imperialism - Review: Against The Current vol. 161
Usmani, Adaner
Article
2012
A view of the inside forces in Pakistan.
Chasing a Mirage: The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State
Fatah, Tarek
Book
2008
According to Tarek Fatah, "Morality is doing what is right, regardless what we are told; Religious dogma is doing what we are told, no matter what is right." Fatah argues that since Islam's advent, th...
Climate Crisis Hits Pakistani Women: Against The Current vol. 144
Khaliq, Bushra
Article
2010
Pakistan is among the countries that will be hit hardest in the near future by effects of climate change, even though it contributes only a fraction to global warming. The country is witnessing severe...
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Covering Pakistan: How Journalists and Experts Reproduce Empire
Tahir, Madiha R.
Article
2010
It appears irrelevant to many policymakers, journalists, and people in the US generally that Pakistan has, for example, peasants, unions, working-class politics, LGBTQ organizations, feminist groups—t...
Disaster Capitalism: Making a Killing out of Catastrophe
Loewenstein, Anthony
Book
2015
Journalist Antony Loewenstein travels across Afghanistan, Pakistan, Haiti, Papua New Guinea, the United States, Britain, Greece, and Australia to witness the reality of disaster capitalism.
Dropping the bomb: How to ban nukes and save the planet: New Internationalist June 2008
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2008
A look at nuclear weapons and their transportation in Britain.
Imperialism, the Cold War and the Creation of Pakistan
Article
2012
The true intent of the partition was to detach Pakistan from India, create a militarily strategic foothold aimed at the Soviet Union and maintain control over the oil fields of the Middle East.
Invisible Force: Women Workers in Pakistan
Gazdar, Aisha (Director)
Film/Video
2007
Millions of women workers in Pakistan remain unaccounted for in official figures. Even those who are in the formal workforce face problems like lower wages for the same work as men and sexual harrasme...
Islam, Politics and the State: The Pakistan Experience
Khan, Mohammad Asghar
Book
Mohammad Asghar Khan, prominent in the Movement for the Restoration of Democracy, has assembled leading Pakistani scholars at home and abroad to assess critically the consequences of Zia's Islamicisat...
A Left Voice in Pakistan: Against The Current vol. 131
Tariq, Farooq
Article
2007
Following the October 18 attack on the massive procession into Karachi welcoming Benazir Bhutto back from an eight-year exile, Farooq Tariq, General Secretary of the Labour Party Pakistan, expressed h...
Military Inc: Inside Pakistan's Military Economy
Siddiqa, Ayesha
Book
2007
Ayesha Siddiqa probes into the Pakistani military's long and troubling relationship with corporate giants, and its disastrous effects on the development of a healthy democracy and civil society.
'Modi is God's gift to Pakistan security establishment': Pakistani novelist Mohammed Hanif talks about shrinking freedoms, liberal voices and human rights in Balochistan.
Adil, Hafsa
Article
2017
Mohammed Hanif is a Pakistani journalist and writer. In an interview with Al Jazeera he talks about the shrinking freedoms in mainstream and social media in Pakistan, the role of liberal voices and th...
Most US drone strikes in Pakistan attack houses: Drone strikes in Pakistan
Ross, Alice K; Serle, Jack
Article
2014
Domestic buildings have been hit by drone strikes more than any other type of target in the CIA’s 10-year campaign in the tribal regions of northern Pakistan, new research reveals.
The No-Nonsense Guide to Terrorism
Barker, Jonathan
Book
2003
An in-depth look at the nature of terrorism that discusses questioning terrorism, assessing it, the difference between state terrorism and group terrorism, morality and history, and war and politics.
The Opposites Game: All the Strangeness of Our American World in One Article
Engelhardt, Tom
Article
2010
The surpassing strangeness of the American way of war in distant lands.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 5, 2016: International Women's Day
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
In this issue of Other Voices, we mark International Women's Day. An article written by Alexandra Kollontai in 1920 talks about the early history of this event, which grew out of a proposal put forwar...
Pakistan: Bloody Origins of the Z.A. Bhutto Regime: Part One: Hidden History of the 1968-69 Workers Upsurge
Article
2013
Pakistan’s 1965 war with India over Kashmir -- a reactionary war in which the working class had no side -- was a key turning point in Bhutto’s career. The Pakistani military's poor showing provoked a ...
Pakistan: Bloody Origins of the Z.A. Bhutto Regime: Part Two: The Bangladesh War
Article
2013
The Pakistani military expected to put a quick end to the nationalist aspirations of the Bengalis. Just before midnight on 25 March 1971, Pakistani troops led by General Tikka Khan launched "Operation...
Pakistan on the Brink? The Real Threat from Within: Against The Current vol. 144
Usmani, Adaner
Article
2010
The American antiwar movement must understand that what is unfolding in Pakistan bears no resemblance to the “failed-state” proclamations of establishment hacks the world over. The danger is not at al...
Pakistan Women's Voices: Against The Current vol. 149
Khaliq, Bushra
Article
2010
An interview with Bushra Khaliq. Bushra Khaliq is general secretary of the Women Workers Help Line (www.wwhl.org.pk) and a member of Labour Party Pakistan.
Pakistani Journalists Left in Limbo Amid Vicious Media War
Jamil, Sana
Article
2015
Pakistani journalists working for BOL Network, a Pakistani media outlet co-owned by journalists, protest against the license cancellation of this organization. Protesters complain against violations o...
Pakistan's Dark Journey: Against The Current vol. 151
Khaliq, Bushra
Article
2011
The recent verdict of a lower court sentencing a Christian woman to death in a “blasphemy” case, and the subsequent murder of the Punjab Governor who supported the imprisoned woman, has posed the very...
Postmodern Imperialism: Geopolitics and the Great Games
Wallberg, Eric
Book
2011
An analysis of the development of imperialism over the past century.
Press for Conversion #47: March 2002
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2002
This issue begins with a series of articles examining the historical context of the conflict between India and Pakistan.
Review: Defying Fundamentalism: A review of Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here
Moghissi, Haideh
Article
2014
Concerned with the rising Jihadist fundamentalism on one hand, and increasing discrimination against Muslims following 9/11 on the other, and having in mind the question repeated by many commentators ...
Saving Face
Film/Video
2011
Every year in Pakistan, there are at least 100 people attacked with acid -- the majority women. Many more go unreported. This documentary Saving Face is the story of two survivors of such attacks — th...
So Much Aid, So Little Development: Stories from Pakistan
Altaf, Samia
Book
2011
An explanation of why so much international aid gets "wasted", with a focus on Pakistan.
The Socialist Register 1966: Volume 3: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1966
The Socialist Register 1971: Volume 8: A survey of movements and ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1971
Statement on Another Attack by the Far Right on Christians and Democracy in Pakistan
Awami Worker's Party
Article
2016
More than 72 people including children were killed, and more than 200 injured, in a suicide bombing in Lahore’s Gulshan-e-Bagh.
Storming Heaven: 1968 Revisted
Ali, Tariq
Article
2008
The eruptions of 1968 challenged the power structures north and south, east and west. Countries in each continent were infected with the desire for change. Hope reigned supreme.
The Struggle in Balochistan: Against The Current vol. 161
Usmani, Adaner
Article
2012
The complicated situation that is modern Pakistan.
Update on Pakistan: After the "Emergency": Against The Current vol. 132
Tariq, Farooq
Article
2008
General Pervez Musharraf has “taken off the uniform” and lifted the emergency as of December 15th. But Labour Party Pakistan rejects the Musharraf’s claim that the emergency is lifted. It is “lifted” ...
US drone strikes kill 28 unknown people for every intended target
Article
2014
US drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan have killed as many as 1,147 unknown people in failed attempts to kill 41 named individuals, a report by human rights charity Reprieve has found.
The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism: The Political Economy of Human Rights: Volume 1
Chomsky, Noam; Herman, Edward S.
Book
Chomsky and Herman demonstrate, with devasting logic and overwhelming documentation, that the purpose of U.S. global policy is to make the world safe for exploitation by U.S. corporate interests and t...
Wikileaks and the Truth of the Af-Pak War: Against The Current vol. 148
Usmani, Adaner
Article
2010
In the aftermath of the much-discussed leak of the Afghan war documents, few aspects of the Af-Pak imbroglio have been as scrutinized as the supposed duplicity of the Pakistani security establishment....
World Minorities
Ashworth, Georgina (ed.); O'Brien, Conor Cruise (preface)
Book
1977
An account "of the plight today and the problems of some of the world's oppressed minorities". ...

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An alternative news site based in India. We bring out what the mainstream media fails to tell you, or hides from you. These are the things that really matter. The things which may determine the fate o...
MATCH International
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Asian Development Bank
ADB is an international development finance institution whose mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people.
Economic Cooperation Organization
Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) is an intergovernmental regional organization established in 1985 by Iran, Pakistan and Turkey for the purpose of promoting economic, technical and cultural cooperation among the member stat...
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Partners in Population and Development
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South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was established when its Charter was formally adopted on December 8, 1985 by the Heads of State or Government of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and...
United Nations
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Censorship not a solution to terrorism, IFJ & Pakistan media reject guidelines
Sources News Release
2015
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) expresses its strong concern over new press guidelines for Pakistan's television and print media.
First Journalist Killed in 2014: IFJ Condemns Murder of Pakistan Journalist Shan Dahar
Sources News Release
2014
The International Federation of Journalists has called on authorities in Pakistan to carry out an immediate investigation into the murder of journalist Shan Dahar (Odhor) in the Badha area of the coun...
Global Press Freedom Declines in Every Region for First Time Israel, Italy and Hong Kong Lose Free Status
Sources News Release
2009
Journalists faced an increasingly grim working environment in 2008, with global press freedom declining for a seventh straight year and deterioration occurring for the first time in every region, acco...
IFJ calls on Pakistan government, political parties to respect media rights
Sources News Release
2014
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today issued letters to Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, and opposition leaders Imran Khan, of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Dr Muhamma...
IFJ Condemns Murderous Attacks on Journalists in Pakistan
Sources News Release
2009
The International Federation of Journalists is shocked and horrified at the murder of Musa Khankhel, a reporter for The News International daily and Geo News channel, in the Matta sub-division of the ...
IFJ Launches Emergency Appeal for Pakistani Journalists
Sources News Release
2009
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is launching an emergency appeal to provide emergency financial support to more than 100 journalists and their families who were forced to flee the in...
IFJ Launches New Campaign in Iraq, Pakistan and Russia to End Impunity for Violence in Journalism
Sources News Release
2013
With International Day against Impunity one month away, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today written to the leaders of Iraq, Russia and Pakistan to urge them and their governmen...
IFJ and SAMSN call on Pakistan Prime Minister to end culture of impunity
Sources News Release
2014
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the South Asian Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN) have joined the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in marking November 2 as a National ...
Journalist detained for reporting on political corruption in Pakistan
Sources News Release
2014
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) express concerns over the detention of a senior journalist and blogger in tribal ar...
Militants Destroy Journalists' Houses in Pakistan
2009
Despite government high claims of clearing the area of militants, militants have started attacking journalists# houses in the Buner district of northwestern Pakistan.
More websites blocked at government's behest
Sources News Release
2009
Reporters Without Borders condemns the directive issued by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to Internet Service Providers instructing them to block access to 6 web pages on the grounds they a...
Pakistan: Intelligence agency sought to tap all communications traffic, documents reveal
Rice, Mathew
2015
Every government seems to want to spy in Pakistan. The US National Security Agency (NSA) tapped the fibre optic cables landing in Karachi, among others, and used 55 million phone records harvested fro...
Pakistan: 'Son, you brought electricity to the village and added 15 years to my life'
Vidal,John
2015
A micro-hydro programme bringing sustainable energy to a region of Pakistan ravaged by conflict and floods has won an Ashden award for lighting the future.
Pakistan suspends ARY News TV licence
Sources News Release
2014
in strongly critcising the decision by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PERMA) to suspend the broadcasting license of ARY News TV channel
Pakistan: Press freedom activist attacked in Lahore
Sources News Release
2009
Reporters Without Borders voices its supports for journalist Imtiaz Alam, the secretary general of the South Asia Free Media Association (SAMFA), a regional press freedom group, who was attacked in La...
Pakistani journalist Muhammud Rasool Dawar under threat
Dietz, Bob
2015
War correspondence has always been difficult. This is even more the case for journalists embedded with the Pakistani Army who are expected to do their job amidst heavy censorship and treats from crimi...
Press Freedom Under Fire in South Asia, 2008-09
Sources News Release
2009
The seventh annual report on press freedom in South Asia documents alarming trends in working conditions for journalists.
Several journalists attacked while covering Freedom March in Pakistan
Sources News Release
2014
Committee to Protect Journalists calls on all sides to respect the role of journalists and media workers covering an anti-government demonstration in Pakistan. Journalists from various news outlets ha...
Supreme Court of Pakistan to indict TV chief and anchor for contempt
Sources News Release
2014
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in expressing deep concern over the legal course against ARY News channel's CEO and its anchor ...
TV office attacked in Islamabad
Sources News Release
2016
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the attack on the Islamabad office of the Pakistani television channel ARY News on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. The IFJ demands an immediate ...
World condemns impunity while another Pakistan assassination takes toll to 14
Sources News Release
2014
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) deplore the brutal assassination of a journalist in Sindh province yesterday and de...

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