Last week-end saw dramatic scenes of direct action in Italy to stop the
movement of US military supplies in the country. One major rail convoy
was forced to stop and to re-route in a number of different places by
hundreds of demonstrators occupying the tracks. The biggest US military
base in Europe at Camp Darby, near...
More than 10,000 school students went on strike with university and
apprentice students joining the protests in Stuttgart today. The strike
was part of a national day of action on February 25th, organised by
Youth Against the War with demonstrations and protests in about ten
cities. The demonstration was loud and...
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...