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.
The CWI in Brazil, Socialismo Revolucionario (SR), held a very
successful public meeting earlier this week on the war on Iraq at the
University USP, in San Carlos, in the State of Sao Paulo. Over 130
students and teachers attended the packed meeting.
We applaud the militants of the Worker Communist Party of Iraq who have
been to the forefront in building organisations of the Iraqi working
class and women’s organisations. We salute the courage of the WCPI
comrades in combating brutal attacks by right wing Islamic forces and
also repression by imperialist police...
Media estimates put the number of anti-war demonstrators in central
Melbourne today (14 February) at between 100,000 to 200,000. Organisers
are quoted as saying the demonstration was well over the 200,000 mark.
About 5 000 anti-war protestors marched from Klipspruit West, Eldorado
Park, to Lenasia, south of Johannesburg. The march was led by the
contingent of South African Human Shields who had returned from Iraq
earlier in the week the march, and received a warm welcome from the
protestors. A Human Shield spokesperson gave a...
No village or town in the country was without some kind of anti-war
protest on Day X as people came out to oppose the war against Iraq.
There were 85 major demonstrations in 36 provinces. There were strikes,
marches, sit-ins. Traffic was stopped and railway lines were blocked as
workers students and others came onto the...
At least 3,000 - 4,000 students and at least 41 schools walkout out of
classes on Day X to protest against the war. 1,500 mostly high school
students rallied at the University of Minnesota (U of MN), while some
schools organised their own local marches, rallies, and teach-ins.
On Saturday Catalonia marched to the slogan "Stop the war". Various
towns and cities had their biggest ever demonstrations, including Gerona
(40,000 - nearly half the population?!) but they were all dwarfed by the
estimated 1.3 million who took over the centre of Barcelona. It was
With these words workers and young people from all over Italy took to
the streets in what is the biggest anti-war movement in history. Almost
immediately, after news of the first bombings, action was taken on the