The opposition to the US war plans has increased in Chile in the past
weeks. This has undoubtedly been in part because of Chile’s presence on
the UN Security Council. The International Women’s Day march became an
anti-war demonstration. 5,000 participated compared with 1,500 on the
Yesterday’s anti-war rally in Melbourne was the biggest demonstration in
the history of Australia. Over 200,000 people rallied outside the State
Library at 5pm to hear speakers and then they had to wait over an hour
before they could actually find space to move on to Federation Square,
1km to the south, to hear...
LAST WEEK, Bush and Blair were celebrating their ’victory’ over Iraq.
But within a matter of hours it became clear that piecing Iraq back
together again could prove much more difficult than the war itself.
With 220 000 US and British troops (including a quarter of the British
army) surrounding Iraq, 300 US warplanes on airfields to its north and
south, and a stockpile of 6 700 satellite-guided and 3 000 laser-guided
bombs, Bush and Blair are set on war with or without a UN resolution.
EVERY DAY more and more young people are getting involved in the
anti-war movement. International Socialist Resistance (ISR) and
Socialist Party members and supporters have been helping organise school
and college walkouts against the war across Britain.
Today’s anti-war protests in the US and around the world were massive,
in many places the largest protests in decades and the largest anti-war
protests since the Vietnam War. In total, there were demonstrations in
150 cities and towns throughout the US.
Mayor Bloomberg’s administration in New York (and the Bush
administration standing behind the Republican city boss) has shown their
true ‘democratic’ colours by banning the right to march and protest
against the war on Iraq. It emerged today (14 February) that permission
has been denied to march to the...