This summer, monsoon floods swept over Pakistan, killing thousands and displacing millions. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the UN, called it the "worst disaster" he's ever witnessed. The Washington Post reported that "more than 8 million people are in need of emergency assistance."
Springing to action, the Pakistan Trade Union Defence Campaign has launched Revolutionary Flood Relief and Protest Committees across Pakistan, especially in the intensely affected areas, to conduct an efficient and effective rescue and relief effort. Fifty seven camps of this campaign have been set up in various regions and is appealing for help.
Locally, the PTUDC is co-sponsoring a benefit show featuring a number of bands:
The Pheromones Underground
Code Orange Kids
The show is taking place at the Shadow Lounge at 5972 Baum Boulevard on September 26th, starting at 5:00 p.m. Cover is $5, which is going to this urgent relief effort.
Co-sponsoring the show along with the PTUDC, is the Workers International League, the Campaign for a Mass Party of Labor, the Economic Justice Committee of the Thomas Merton Center, University of Pittsburgh's branch of Students for a Democratic Society, and ISO Pittsburgh.
Read more about this natural disaster and what can be done to help.
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