Pakistan

Pakistani doctors suffer brutal ‘strike breaking’ tactics by the state

The Punjabi state government renege on promises made to striking doctors and then launch a brutal wave of reprisals in order to break the strike.

Power strike ongoing in Karachi

A strike by workers at Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) has yet to come to a resolution, and is disrupting industry across Pakistan.

Riots, strikes, sabotage and sit ins in Karachi

Burning trucks in yesterday's riots

Some information, gleaned from the bourgeois press, about recent events in Karachi.

Workers' struggles in Asia (July 2010)

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia (excluding China) during July up to the 23rd, and also some from the Indian Subcontinent that I came across whilst searching. I've been posting to a Twitter feed as I find stories: http://twitter.com/spartacusnews. I can't continue with it or these summaries for a few months, but it's possible someone else will take over some of it for a while.

Pearl Continental Workers End Sit-in, Hunger Strike as Crisis Forces Management Response

Two hundred union members occupying the basement of the Pearl Continental Karachi Hotel ended their 25-day sit-in on Saturday night, March 20 when a direct representative of the hotel's owner directly intervened in the conflict for the first time ever in the more than 8-year history of the conflict.

Mutiny in the RAF: the air force strikes of 1946 - David Duncan

Book documenting a 1946 series of strikes in the British Air Force that spread across much of the British Empire.

Kashmir: Public sector workers continue strike, French NGO MSF threatens strikers.

Striking public sector workers in Poonch, Kashmir

Public sector workers in Kashmir continue strike action to attempt to force the government not to renege on promises it made to workers after the 2005 earthquake. The French-based NGO Médecins Sans Frontières has threatened striking health workers at one of its district hospitals with dismissal if they continue the strike.

1919-1946: Gandhi and the national liberation of India

Gandhi - non-violent freedom fighter?

A critical examination of the 'saint' of non-violence, Mahatma Gandhi, and his role in the 'liberation' of India.