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About Amjad Ayub Mirza

Based: Glasgow UK

Articles Written

Juggling the Devil Sticks: Imran Khan, the military establishment and the Kashmir 'issue'

by Amjad Ayub Mirza

Sun 23rd Sep 2018
As soon as Imran Khan took charge of the office of Prime Minister he announced a number of cosmetic economic policies... [read more]

Shujaat Bukhari: A Voice for the Victims of History

by Amjad Ayub Mirza

Mon 2nd Jul 2018
The sad and unexpected demise of one of Jammu Kashmir’s great sons of the soil, has raised a big question mark on the effectiveness of the so-called cease fire between the Indian Army and terrorists. ... [read more]

From Afghanistan to Anantnag via Abbotabad (Part 3)

by Amjad Ayub Mirza

Mon 21st May 2018
On May 2, 2011 Pakistani military cadets at the Kakul Academy in Abbotabad, Pakistan woke up to an approaching juddering sound.... [read more]
 

From Afghanistan to Anantnag via Abbotabad (Part 2)

by Amjad Ayub Mirza

Tue 1st May 2018
On 22 March 2018 The Washington Post published Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman’s confession regarding the Saudi Arabian government’s facilitation of the CIA in financing and offering support to an Islamic cultural narrative across the ‘Muslim world’. ... [read more]

From Afghanistan to Anantnag via Abbotabad (Part 1)

by Amjad Ayub Mirza

Sun 22nd Apr 2018
The death of twenty people on April 1 between Indian security forces and armed Hizbul Mujahedin militants in Anantnag district in Indian-controlled South Kashmir is a stark reminder of a criminal legacy of the anti-colonial religious-nationalism that has its modern roots in the Afghan jihad... [read more]

Neither Juggler nor integral

by Amjad Ayub Mirza

Sun 1st Apr 2018
Kashmir: The bleeding wound of British imperialist legacy... [read more]
 

Class Before Nation : Reject the SNP Budget and Prepare for the Battle Against Scottish Austerity

by Amjad Ayub Mirza

Sat 23rd Dec 2017
On December 14 the Scottish National Party (SNP) Finance Minister, Derek Mackay presented to the Scottish Parliament the Scottish Government’s budget for 2018-19.... [read more]

The German Elections and the Ongoing Crisis of European Imperialism

by Amjad Ayub Mirza

Sun 3rd Dec 2017
Angela Merkel, who has been in power for 12 years and who won just 33% of the vote in the elections held on 24 September, failed to negotiate a coalition government that would rule over the German and the European working class for the next four years... [read more]

Scottish Left On The Eve of the Centenary of Bolshevik Revolution

by Amjad Ayub Mirza

Sat 18th Nov 2017
Scottish coordinator for ICOR, Amjad Ayub Mirza looks at the effects of revisionism and reformism on Scottish left politics... [read more]
 

How to defeat war-mongering America

by Amjad Ayub Mirza

Sat 15th Apr 2017
The recent actions by Trump are a futile attempt to regain the waning global influence of American imperialist hegemony... [read more]

Trump and the Rise of Fascism in America

by Amjad Ayub Mirza

Fri 3rd Feb 2017
Mr Trump seems to be planning the annihilation of vast populations by unleashing a new reign of fascist barbarity.... [read more]

Hegemony and Illusion

by Amjad Ayub Mirza

Sun 15th Feb 2015
Only patient and sustained grassroots work among the masses can sharpen their consciousness and help them shed any illusions about the prevailing system. We must be under no illusions. There is no fast-track to the Revolution... [read more]
 

Mutant Forms: The Problem of Cross-breeding in Pakistani Politics

by Amjad Ayub Mirza

Sun 25th Jan 2015
The people of Pakistan are faced with three mountainous problems. They face the tyranny of feudalism, comprador capitalism and imperialist domination... [read more]

The emergence of separatist movements in Pakistan

by Amjad Ayub Mirza

Thu 1st May 2014
We have undergone two martial law regimes since the National Assembly adopted the 1973 Constitution. The 1973 Constitution failed to transform Pakistan into an economic success... [read more]

Right Wing Conservative Political Elite Engineer an Electoral Comeback in Pakistan

by Amjad Ayub Mirza

Sat 25th May 2013
Dr Amjad Ayab Mirza provides analysis on the recent elections in Pakistan... [read more]
 

Pakistan: Election under the watch of USA

by Amjad Ayub Mirza

Mon 15th Apr 2013
Dr. Amjad Ayub Mirza explains how the inability of the PPP to benefit millions has given a chance to the Right to gain electoral ground... [read more]

Margaret Thatcher and the bias of the British Media

by Amjad Ayub Mirza

Sat 13th Apr 2013
Dr Amjad Mirza reflects on the response of the mainstream media to Margaret Thatcher's death... [read more]