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...
The revelations about the sexual abuse of children in the U.S. Catholic
Church have become an enormous issue for the nation’s 64 million Roman
Catholics, and for society as a whole. When the scandal first broke in
the Greater Boston area this January, the extent of the problem and its
wider implications were not...
40,000-75,000 protested in Washington DC on April 20th
against Bush’s "War on Terrorism" and its possible extension to Iraq, US
aid to Colombia, the School of the Americas, and the annual meeting of
the IMF and World Bank. There were also solidarity demonstrations in San
Francisco with 15,000...
From January 31st through February 4th, workers,
youth, environmentalists, and an assortment of activists welcomed the
corporate elites of the World Economic Forum to New York City, with
rousing protests of over 10,000 people.
Toronto, 15 April - Over 8,000 public sector workers marched on the
provincial legislature at the swearing-in ceremony of the new premier.
Forty-five thousand workers from Ontario Public Service Employees Union
have been on strike since 13 March. The union is asking for wage and
benefit increases. The ruling Ontario...
The celebrations by the ruling elite in Venezuela and the White House on
Saturday 14 April following the removal of Hugo Chávez from power by a
military coup were premature. Within a matter of hours the...
Hugo Chávez, elected president of Venezuela in 1998, heads the most
radical populist government currently in power. Now, after four years,
his regime is at a crossroads as social turmoil and conflict continues.