Moscow CWI comrades were instrumental in initiating and organising a
youth march through the city centre on 15 February. In the biggest such
demo for years over 300 participated, led by a mock coffin and huge
banner saying "No war for oil". CWI members were prominent amongst
speakers and marchers. The march...
The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) called a demonstration in
Brussels on 21 March. The demo, backed by the three main Belgian trade
unions, was meant to be a protest against the GATS agreements in the
World Trade Organisation. The trade unions however decided to turn the
demo in an anti-war action.
A call for work stoppages throughout Europe to protest against the war
at midday on Friday 14 March was made by the European Trade Union
Congress at a meeting of its Executive last week (6 and 7 March). An
ETUC press statement of 10 March talks of the "conviction so largely
shared by European citizens" that...
"WE’RE BRINGING order to parts of that country that remain dangerous.
...We’re helping to rebuild Iraq, where the dictator built palaces for
himself, instead of hospitals and schools. And we will stand with the
new leaders of Iraq as they establish a government of, by, and for the
Colin Powell presented his speech to the UN Security Council on 5
February 2003. On the same day, according to the Spanish daily El Pais
(14 February 2003), at the UN headquarters, an incident occurred which
graphically shows the arrogance of US imperialism and its
AS THE war against Iraq drew to a close, an opinion poll in Britain
found that a majority of people, including those who supported the war,
thought it would make the world a more dangerous and unstable place to
live. Within weeks this view has been brutally borne out by an
escalation of deadly terrorist attacks...
The student walkout in Seattle on Thursday 20 March was a tremendous
success. Students from over 30 Seattle colleges, high schools and middle
schools (8 colleges and 22 high schools and middle schools) took part in
the walkout. There was a North side rally of 7-800 students at the
University of Washington (UW), and a...
The youth section of the social democratic nation trade union federation
(ABVV) has called a national school student and higher education student
strike on Friday 21 March. The appeal has received the support of the
national anti-war coalition.
15 February was an historic day in Ireland. The anti-war demonstration
in Dublin was not the biggest in Irish history (in 1979 the trade unions
held a march of over 300,000 in Dublin demanding tax reform) but it was
one of the biggest and its political significance cannot be understated.