On Day X we left with an anti-war demo from the French-speaking ULB
University. There were some 1,000 students and school students joined
us. We discussed with the police to be able to go the Luxemburg Square
where the European parliament is situated. At that very moment Tony
Blair was present at the European...
Russian president Putin almost gloated on the TV after the attack on the
twin towers in New York. He claimed that the US would now understand
what the Russian state’s ‘war against terror’ in Chechnya is really
about. But a year and a half later Putin is struggling to maintain
Russia’s balance in...
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.
Youth Against the War, the campaign set up by Socialist Youth, the Irish
section of ISR, organised a successful walkout of school students in
North Dublin yesterday. At 12.30 school students walked out of their
school and assembled at the County Council Offices in Swords town centre
to protest at the drive to war on...
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.
Tony Benn, the veteran British socialist, described the British
Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in its coverage of Iraq as a "weapon of
mass deception". This could be applied with equal if not greater force
to Colin Powell’s 80-minute ‘report’ on Iraq to the United Nations
Security Council on...
The latest opinion poll by the weekly magazine ‘Stern’ says that 71
percent of Germans are opposed to the war. Local demonstrations of up to
10,000 are taking place on an almost daily basis. Last weekend saw more
than 30,000 marching on two demonstrations against the war in Munich
while an annual Nato...