On 19 January 10,000 people demonstrated in a national anti-war
demonstration in Brussels. The collaboration of the Belgian government,
by allowing US troops and military transports to use the Antwerp
harbour, and the international aspect of the demonstrations (the huge
international demonstrations of the 18 January...
ON 14 January an estimated 70,000 Turkish Cypriots - one-quarter of the
northern Cypriot population - marched through divided Nicosia in support
of a United Nations (UN) plan to re-unify the divided island.
MATTHEW RICHARDSON from Lincoln reports how, led by a fire tender and
carrying a coffin to symbolise the demise of the fire service, 200
firefighters and supporters marched through the centre of Lincoln.
In January the Scottish Executive attempted to put an amendment - the
abolition of Section 19 - through parliament which would have made it
easier to to close fire stations in Scotland. It would have given the
powers to close firestations to local Fire Chiefs and Fire Authorities,
rather than the Scottish Parlaiment as...
"It was the only genuinely anti-war amendment. Both the SNP and the
Liberal-Democrat amendments would have given the sanction to the UN
Security Council to go to war. The Security Council is dominated by the
five big powers and is itself dominated by the interests of the biggest
power- the US. I think that they...
"This movement today, not Tony Blair, is speaking for the British
people," declared Aslef member Andrew Murray, opening the Stop the War
national conference. 800 activists came from local coalitions, political
parties, trade unions and peace groups, along with some new young people
getting active for the first...
Only two months after the swearing in of the Red-Green government, that
had been re-elected to office only by the narrowest of margins,
Chancellor Gerhard Schröder (SPD) threatened his resignation. Speaking
to the Executive of his Social Democratic Party on December 10, he said:
"Anyone who thinks they can do...
The FIAT workers’ battle has taken on a European dimension. A two hour
European strike of FIAT group workers has been called for 16/12, against
the programme of group `restructuring’, already underway.
Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, was a city of protests last weekend.
The reason for this was that Denmark was the holder of the EU presidency
and all the European Union leaders were in town. The actual EU summit
though was held in a Conference Center protected by barbed wire and
guarded by the biggest police force...