National Sections of the L5I:

South-Asia

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 Workers' Union, to life imprisonment. Read more...

Trade Unions in Pakistan

This resolution provides an analysis of the labour movement organisations in Pakistan and sets out a strategy for militants. Read more...

Pakistan: Social media activists free

The reappearance of four social media bloggers, who were abducted on January 17 (see http://www.fifthinternational.org/content/free-all-activists-%E2%80%93-p... Read more...

Free all activists – Pakistan’s war against civil society

Since January 4, five well known bloggers and social media activists have gone missing in Pakistan. Read more...

Trade Unions are not obsolete, the problem is the way they are led

On 23rd September, the professor and well known Awami Workers' Party leader, Aasim Sajjad, published an article in Dawn under the headline “Labour in our time”. Read more...

Pakistan and India’s call to arms

Since the killing of Burhan Wani (see: http://www.fifthinternational.org/content/kashmir-killing-sparks-mass-op... ) there has been a severe crack down by the Indian state on th Read more...

Pakistan: Sharif turns against refugees

When the international media talk about “the refugee crisis” they generally mean the situation in Europe, ignoring the plight of millions across a vast area stretching from the Atlantic to the Himalay Read more...

India: General strike challenges BJP government

One year ago, on September 2, 2015, a general strike by 150 million workers brought India to a standstill. Read more...