The discovery that the bombing of Iraq had started was met by outrage,
walkouts, road blocks and demonstrations involving up to 50,000
university and school students in Barcelona yesterday (Thursday),
according to press reports.
Twenty thousand joined the anti-war demonstration in Belfast. It was
organised by the Stop the War Coalition, a broad and loose group
co-ordinated by the trade unions and including the Socialist Party,
Socialist Youth and Youth Against The War. Pride of place at the front
of the march was given to the fire service...
The University of Massachusetts (UMass) was on spring break for Day X,
but we decided to go ahead with the walkout on Monday 24 March. Four
activists met over the weekend to organise the walkout, 10 people showed
up to help advertise for the walkout in the morning, and 250-300 walked
out. It was a very spontaneous...
In the biggest demonstrations in Sweden for many decades, 80,000 marched
in Stockhom, 30,000 in Gothenburg and 2,700 in Umeå. In total, there
were demos in around 40 cities. All over the country, the demos were
dominated by youth and had a strong Left wing flavour.
The British military in Basra, Iraq’s second biggest city, is under
attack. This is not from ’rogue elements’ of the former Ba’athist regime
but local residents incensed at the lack of mains electricity and,
ironically in oil-rich Iraq, the continuing shortage of petrol.