Oggi i lavoratori hanno nuovamente fermato l’Italia. Gli effetti della
crisi economica mondiale si fanno sentire anche in Italia,la cui
economia deve affrontare anche motivi specifici di crisi. Su scala
mondiale il sistema capitalistico sta affrontando la più grave crisi da
quella del ’29. In Italia, la...
The moves by France, Germany and Russia to slow the mad stampede of the
Bush and Blair regimes to launch a war on Iraq are hugely significant.
It is absolutely incredible that the Minister for Foreign Affairs,
speaking on behalf of the Government today, did not even refer to these
new circumstances. Why? It is because...
FIFTEENTH OF FEBRUARY marks an historic day of anti-war protest
worldwide. Never before have we seen a mass anti-war movement of this
character before a war even starts. It is even bigger than the movement
against the Vietnam War in its early stages.
I have visited Greece many times in the past but this was my first visit
for a long time, to attend the very successful congress of Xekinima, the
Greek section of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI). Would
I find a changed country? Would the class demons, which in the past
haunted the Greek and...
The management of steel company Arcelor announced the closure of part of
Cockerill Sambre in Liège by 2005. This would mean a loss of 2,500 jobs.
Added to those jobs, there are about 5,000 jobs threatened at companies
which supply Cockerill Sambre with cmponents or raw materials. Those
figures are without counting...
Following the breakdown of the coalition between the conservative
People’s Party and Haider’s far right Freedom Party last September,
Austria held new elections in November that resulted in gains for the
conservatives and a disaster for the Freedom Party whose votes went down
to ten percent. Chancellor...
Federal (regional) state elections took place in Hessen and Lower
Saxony, last Sunday. In Hessen the right wing Christian Democrats (CDU)
went up by 5.4% to 48.8%, the best result for the Christian Democrats in
Hessen ever. It is also the first time in history a Christian Democrat
prime minister was re-elected. The...
Last Wednesday and Thursday the Irish parliament (the Dáil) debated a
motion on Iraq. The motion was instigated by Joe Higgins and signed by
him and a number of independent TD’s, Tony Gregory, Seamus Healy, Gerry
Cowley and Finian McGrath. Joe Higgins is a TD (member of the Irish
Parliament) for the Socialist...
Prague - The independent federation of tram drivers (FRT) organised a
one day strike on February 4 over wage claims. The main demand is that
tram drivers wages would be equalized with the wages of other transport
workers, like bus drivers in Prague. Picket lines were attacked by
scabs, security guards hired by...