The Party of Silvio Berlusconi, Forza Italia, took a beating in
yesterday’s European and provincial elections. It went from 25.2% in the
European election of 1999 to 21% yesterday. But compared to its vote in
the last national election in 2001, it fell by 8.5% - a disaster for any
party. But, as this is Italian...
400 people attended the “Socialism Days 2004” organised by Socialist
Alternative (SAV). It was an opportunity to discuss, debate, exchange
ideas and put forward a programme for the struggle against a system that
provides nothing but a grim future for workers, youth and poor masses
across the globe....
Kevin reveals his position when he says in his article: "Those who see
politics purely in terms of capitalism or socialism have yet to make any
serious attempt to explain how a controlling class can be prevented from
arising to a position of power in a post-capitalist society."
After angry dockworkers threatened to strike, even without the unions,
the biggest union in the Netherlands is now supporting strike action on
the 7th and 11th of June. This strike will be aimed at the government
plans to cut pension rights. It is an important breakthrough in the
situation in the Netherlands, where the...
Workers at the Dessian factory in Belfast have gone on strike over the
sacking of a shop steward. Dessian, which is a locally owned company
making PVC windows, employs over 100 at it’s Belfast plant and another
40 at a Glasgow subsidiary.