Elections to the Verkhovnaya Rada (Ukrainian Parliament) last week have
left workers with little to celebrate. Six parties (The Socialist Party,
the Communist Party, the United Social Democratic Party, the United
Ukraine block, the Our Ukraine block and the Timoshenko block) managed
to gain more than the 4% needed to...
Today the tensions in Antwerp (Belgium) have led to several acts of
violence. Antwerp is a city with a large Jewish community and a large
community of immigrants from North Africa and other Muslim countries. A
Jewish synagogue two streets away from my workplace was attacked with
molotov-cocktails this morning.
Saturday 23 March will be one of the most memorable days in the history
of Italy. Three million people made their way towards the Circus
Maximus, not far from the world-famous Coliseum, at the heart of the
The basis for the return of Berlusconi was created by the complete
failure of the previous government, the ‘Olive Tree’ coalition, composed
of the ex-Communist Party, now ‘rechristened’ as the Democrats of the
Left (DS), and different capitalist parties. This government, which
The workers and young people of Italy are locked in a mighty battle with
the Berlusconi government. 100,000 marched through the centre of Rome
last Friday, 15 February, in a demonstration organised by the unions of
the base - Cobas, Cub, Rdb and others. This was more than twice the
number expected, once the leaders of...
80,000 turned out in Belfast, despite the wind and rain, to support the
trade union demonstration against sectarian attacks. This was bigger
than any of the previous anti sectarian trade union rallies that...
At a special open meeting to be held Thursday evening, school students
from both communities will launch a new campaign to combat sectarianism
and to organise a school students strike to mobilise a mass turnout of
school students on Fridays trade union rally at City Hall.
The Socialist Party and its forerunners in Northern Ireland have
consistently campaigned for working class unity and the struggle for
socialism as the only answer to the sectarian division that is part of
every day life. Through patient work in often extremely difficult and
polarised conditions they have built a base in...