On 23 March, about 20,000 protesters from all over Sicily marched on the
Sigonella US Navy Air Base. The base has operated since 1959 after US -
NATO agreements. It is situated in Eastern Sicily, 16 km west of Catania
and under the shadow of Mount Etna.
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.
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,...
Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM - CWI in South Africa) and Socialist
Student Movement, both affiliates of the Anti-War Coalition, joined the
demonstration on Day X at the US Consulate in Johannesburg.
The ‘Blick’ newspaper – Swiss equivalent of the Daily Mirror - estimated
that on Day X 100,000 Swiss people took to the streets, the majority of
whom were school students and students. The biggest student demo was in
Bern, attended by over 15,000, but there were marches and rallies in
every major town,...
The University of Massachusetts (UMass) was on spring break for Day X,
but we decided to go ahead with the walkout on Monday 24 March. Four
activists met over the weekend to organise the walkout, 10 people showed
up to help advertise for the walkout in the morning, and 250-300 walked
out. It was a very spontaneous...
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...
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.