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Workers in a time of War

Workers in a time of War:

Pakistan and the Crisis of the Labour Movement

Sunday, December 2, 2:00 PM |  International House
(1414 E. 59th Street, Chicago IL)

A Discussion with

Gulzar Ahmed Chaudhary
General Secretary, All Pakistan Trade Union Federation

Rubina Jamil
President, Working Women Organization

Yasir Gulzar
President, Progressive Youth Organization

Atiya Khan
Platypus, Phd candidate at the University of Chicago

A demonstration in Lahore, 2008, led by the Labour Party Pakistan.

A demonstration in Lahore, 2008, led by the Labour Party Pakistan.

A moderated panel discussion and audience Q&A bringing together three leading figures of the Pakistani labor movement to talk about workers rights, women’s rights, the struggle to organize in the shadow of the Taliban, and the impact of the ongoing war in Afghanistan on the workers of Pakistan.  These topics will be explored in light of the increasingly pressing need to reconstitute an international Left.

For background reading, see The Failure of Pakistan: A Concise History of the Left.
Also checkout the event on Facebook, and the flier.

Co-sponsored by the International House Global Voices Lecture Program and the Center for International Studies.
No Admission fee. Free and open to the public. Persons with disabilities that may need assistance should contact the Office of Programs & External Relations in advance of the program at 773-753-2274.

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