A THOUSAND people polled by The History Channel named the attack on the
World Trade Center and the Pentagon a year ago on 11 September as "the
most memorable event in world history". This is clearly an exaggeration.
WILL THE United States go to war against Iraq? Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld
appear determined to bring about a ‘regime change’ through a pre-emptive
strike. They undoubtedly have the military power to destroy Saddam’s
regime. But the consequences would be horrendous for the people of Iraq
and the whole...
On September 28 and 29, politicians and corporate representatives in our
nation’s capital will again be besieged by tens of thousands of
protesters opposing their agenda of war and corporate globalization.
What’s happening in DC at the end of September to warrant all this
protest? The International Monetary...
IN THE days running up to Brazil’s World Cup quarter-final match with
England, Wall Street speculators pinned their hopes on a Brazil victory
to assuage anxieties over Brazil’s financial crisis and poor poll
ratings for their preferred presidential candidate, Jose Serra.
From July 25-28th the Labor Party is holding its third national
convention in Washington DC. However, there is a sharp contrast between
the lack of interest in this convention compared with the excitement of
the 1996 founding convention. The founding convention in Cleveland
attracted 1,400 delegates from 9 international...
Up to 5,000 protesters endured rain, thunder and lightening to
participate in a four hour, mass "No One Is Illegal" march as part of
the two day "Take the Capital" protest in Ottawa against the G8 meeting
being held in Alberta this week. The regional protest brought youth,
activists and trade...
The Teflon is finally wearing off President George W. Bush. After
getting elected through a legal coup, and diminished popularity, the
atrocity of 9/11 sent the Bush administration’s ratings into the
stratosphere as the mass of the population felt the need to support the
President in the war against terrorism. For...