As anticipated, the Dutch government consisting of the Christian
Democrats, the CDA, the liberal VVD and the hard right LPF (List Pim
Fortuyn, whose leader was shot dead last May), collapsed on the 16
October. Basically the CDA and the VVD pulled the plug on the
Yesterday’s general strike surpassed all expectations as literally
hundreds of thousands of angry workers and youth took to the streets in
120 cities across Italy. This was the second general strike in defence
of article 18 of the country’s labour law, which gives workers some
The Austrian section of the CWI (SLP) is standing in the 24 November
general elections in Vienna and is in sixth place on the ‘voting list
6’. This is higher than the Liberals and a new right wing party that has
received favourable media coverage. After an energetic campaign the SLP
secured more than the 500...
Hundreds of thousands of workers from the public sector participated
yesterday, 16 October, in a national strike called by the CGTP union
federation. The action was part of a struggle over wages and work
AS WE go to press, it seems almost certain that Northern Ireland’s
Executive and Assembly will collapse this week. New Labour’s Northern
Ireland Secretary John Reid will probably suspend the institutions in
the hope that they can one day be resuscitated.
Last Thursday, 3 October 2002, our comrade, Alexandros Prandounas, was
stabbed, on the lower part of the arm by a member of the neo-nazi
organisation Chrysi Aygi. Alexandros is a student at one of the colleges
of Athens (Athens TEI), one of the leading comrades in our student group
there, Matseta. He was at the college...
The Summer months in Italy saw only a temporary suspension of the open
warfare between the classes provoked by the hated Berlusconi government.
Now, with the World Cup and the August holidays well and truly in the
past, battle has resumed.
Today (October 5) 10,000 people, mainly youth, took part in an anti war
demonstration called by the Florence Social Forum. This was part of a
national day of action which saw over sixty demonstrations and cultural
events taking place all over Italy. The demonstration takes place as
Italy is preparing to send one...