Capitalism carnage

Fall of Soviet Union was seen by some as Triumph of Religion and by others as a win for freedom; guess what, it turns out to be victory for Capitalism only. After the fall of Socialist bloc, now capitalism is pervasive all over the world, there is no check and balance. Even the powerful countries and governments seem powerless before the capitalists.

Capitalists cite freedom and capitalism as the synonyms, whereas it is not as much freedom for people as it is for corporations and companies. Capitalists have one goal – to have all wealth and control of every resource in the world, in their hands. Human rights, freedom, civilization and everything else comes after that.

Since there is no check on capitalism therefore it is getting to the extremes and is creating causes for self-destruction. Capitalism is not only creating socio-political and regional imbalances in the world but since we all live on the same globe, it is creating problems for itself. On one hand it is causing economic and environmental disasters, on the other hand it is making peoples life miserable by creating constant stress, phobias and insecurity.

This is true that freedom is not free because the capitalists are set total free, to do whatever they like to grab control of everything on earth. The nature of humans is such that we need to have checks and balances on each entity which is capable of being a monster in this world . If we let go capitalism unchecked, it sure will turn into a monster and pose a serious threat to world peace and well being of people as did the communism.

Courtesy : http://bhittai.wordpress.com/2008/02/18/capitalism/

The government shows disinterest in the case of eight women and four children being held hostage by the police

A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission

PAKISTAN: The government shows disinterest or impotence in the case of eight women and four children being held hostage by the police

Policemen in Sindh province have yet to release eight women and four children who were arrested on the night of November 24, 2008, without charge, and taken away in police vans. (http://www.ahrchk.net/statements/mainfile.php/2008statements/1785/) Higher police officers are currently using them as bartering tools, to force relatives to hand over a suspected bandit, Haji Wakeel, who may be holding another man, Dr. Abdul Jaleel Bachani, hostage. Their detention is entirely illegal and unconstitutional.

Protestors across Sindh province, including in Hyderabad city, have held demonstrations demanding the release of those taken, and the arrest of the police officials involved. (Please see AHRC-UAC-258-2008)

.. The situation in Sindh province is getting worse day by day. To get ahead, gangsters need only look to the example set for them by the police. The provincial government, worried about its grip on power, plays into the hands of the police heads, and as a result, the province is practically lawless. Between December 1 and 3 this year, for example, more than 50 persons were abducted and killed in Karachi, the capital; they were either burned alive abducted, or resurfaced as corpses bearing severe torture marks. A number of these crimes have been linked to coalition partners in the government.

The Asian Human Rights Commission urges the government to immediately release the women and children, and provide redress for their ordeal. The AHRC also urges upon the government to take legal action against all police officers who are involved in the heinous kind of crime.

AHRC-STM-307-2008, December 4, 2008

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About AHRC: The Asian Human Rights Commission is a regional non-governmental organisation monitoring and lobbying human rights issues in Asia. The Hong Kong-based group was founded in 1984.

Labour Party Pakistan quit APDM

Labour Party Pakistan quit APDM, would continue to build progressive forces, APDM have done its job, LPP press conference in Lahore

LPP formally left All Parties Democratic Movement APDM. The decision was announced by Farooq Tariq spokesperson LPP in a press conference at Lahore today. Similarly, Nisar Shah general secretary LPP issued a press release in Islamabad in this regard.

LPP leaders told the press that APDM have served its purpose by getting rid of the military dictatorship.

“The political scenario have changed. There is no need of the Left and Right to be on the same platform as military dictatorship have already been forced to resign”. LPP spokesperson said.

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