While local union branches start to get involved in the anti-war
campaign in Sweden, the national leadership of LO (trade union
federation) is falling way behind. Three big branches of Seko
(Communications Workers’ Union) have carried a resolution demanding
their national union to organise a 24-hour strike on Day...
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...
The closer war approaches the more intense Bush and Blair’s propaganda
becomes. Bush, in his press conference last week, spoke as if the USA
was under imminent threat of attack from Iraq that necessitated
immediate pre-emptive measures.
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...
THE FIRST phase of the US-led war against Iraq has started. American and
British warplanes have stepped up their bombing of Iraqi defences in the
’no-fly zones’, targeting surface-to-surface missile batteries.
THE HUGE parliamentary revolt last week against Blair’s war plans was
all the more remarkable given that the Tory party officially lined up
behind Blair and the payroll vote of Labour ministers and parliamentary
secretaries - Blair’s Human Shield - were obliged to vote for the
This week, 150 students walked out of classes at York University in
Toronto to join a world-wide student day of protest against the war in
Iraq. Students marched through various buildings of the university and
through several lecture halls urging more students to join. Information
pickets had been set up in the morning...
The Bush administration suffered a serious blow to its war plans against
Iraq after the Turkish parliament rejected, on Saturday 8 March, a draft
law allowing the deployment of some 62,000 US troops to Turkish bases.
Although the Turkish parliament vote did produce a majority in favour of
the war proposal - of 264 to...
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...