"If our great country becomes involved in an all-out war, the sacrifice
must be shared. In that regard, I am preparing legislation to authorise
instatement of the universal draft and other forms of mandatory national
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.
War has started. The US led imperialist assault against the people of
Iraq means huge destruction and the loss of many lives. A high tech
capitalist superpower is indiscriminately attacking a people already
subjected to recent wars, UN sanctions (’a slow genocide’) and regular
US/British air attacks. Despite...
Over 5,000 people demonstrated through the streets on Belfast on
Saturday, 22 March, to express their opposition to the continued bombing
of Iraq. Although this demonstration was smaller than that on 15
February, the mood was angrier and more determined.
As soon as the first bombs dropped on Baghdad, members of the United
Socialist Party (USP) in Sri Lanka (section of the CWI) got to work
making more than a hundred large hand-written posters with the slogan
’Bush, get out of Iraq! Let the Iraqi people take action!’
The main avenue in Lisbon - Avenida da Liberdade - was flooded by 90,000
people saying ‘No to War!’ last weekend. The three left parties in
parliament – the Socialist (social-democratic) Party, Communist Party
and Left Bloc - the CGTP (Portuguese TUC), and more then 140
organisations of all kinds,...
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