Asia & Oceania

China: Xi Jinping’s ‘New Era’

China's president used the party's 19th Congress to set out the country's bid for global

Myanmar: Stop the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya

IN JUST two weeks, some 270,000 Rohingya have fled into Bangladesh from Myanmar. The mass exodus began on 25 August, when the Myanmar army began an offensive …

Myanmar: Stop the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya

By Dave Stockton As we go to press, more than 120,000 Muslim Rohingyas have fled from their homes and camps in Myanmar’s Rakhine state (also known as Arakan) …

The threat of a new Korean War

By Dave Stockton NORTH KOREA’S Hydrogen bomb test has underlined once again not only the capacity of Kim Jong-un’s regime to achieve its nuclear …

India and Pakistan: the tragedy of partition (Part I)

By Dave Stockton ON 15 AUGUST 1947, Jawaharlal Nehru addressed India’s Constituent Assembly in words that have become famous: “Long years ago we made a …

India: 13 union leaders sentenced to life

In a blatant attack on trade unionism, a court in India has sentenced 13 workers, including all 12 members of the Executive Committee of the Maruti-Suzuki …

Kashmir: Killing sparks mass opposition to Indian occupation

By Hassan Raza On July 8, Indian soldiers shot dead Burhan Wani in the forests south east of Srinagar, the capital of Indian-administered Kashmir. Although …

Pakistan: new union for women workers in domestic industry

By Alisha Arshad IN PAKISTAN, women are largely confined to working in the huge “informal” sector, which employs about three quarters of the total …

Women on the frontline

By Joy Macready WOMEN continue to face fierce austerity attacks on welfare, jobs, trade union rights, education, healthcare and childcare. Shouldering the …