In recent months massive anti-war demonstrations have taken place in
Europe and significantly in the US itself. With the outbreak of war
these demonstrations will not diminish, but will instead dramatically
grow in size and anger as the brutality of this war is brought home.
The US administration is discussing the possible use of nuclear weapons
against the people of Iraq, according to William M. Arkin, a military
affairs analyst writing in the Los Angeles Times (26 January 2003).
A document made public last Tuesday by a British student group ’Campaign
against Sanctions on Iraq’ revealed that as many as 500,000 people in
Iraq could suffer injuries and require medical treatment if the United
States and its allies launch a war. The group obtained a confidential
More than 10,000 demonstrated against the war in the streets of Brussels
last Sunday. This was an important succes given the fact the trade union
organisations didn’t realy mobilise and given the fact that some on the
left had boycotted the demo.
26 October saw one of the largest anti-war demonstrations in Washington
DC since the Vietnam War. The Demonstration was organised by ANSWER, a
coalition developed by the ’Workers World’ organisation. The coalition
started after the attacks on the World Trade Centre, one year ago.