Pakistan after the elections
Socialist Resistance public meeting
with Farooq Tariq (Labour Party Pakistan)
and Gilbert Achcar (author of A clash of Barbarisms)
Thursday 8 May, 7.30pm
ULU Malet Street, WC1, (Warren St tube)
The elections of the 18th February were a severe sanction of General Musharaf and his alliance with US imperialism. Voters rejected his military dictatorship and the attacks on democracy. The US also find themselves in a weaker position without a reliable ally in its war without end.
The Labour Party Pakistan is well known and popular in Pakistan. It has over 100 councillors elected across the country. Its leaders have been arrested numerous times for their fight for democracy in a theocratic state run by a military dictatorship . The LPP campaigns on every issue affecting workers and the poor: land-rights, privatisation, women’s rights, child labour.