With 220 000 US and British troops (including a quarter of the British
army) surrounding Iraq, 300 US warplanes on airfields to its north and
south, and a stockpile of 6 700 satellite-guided and 3 000 laser-guided
bombs, Bush and Blair are set on war with or without a UN resolution.
A BARBAROUS WAR is being fought out in the Gulf. Never before has so
much weaponry, of such lethal power, been hurled together on a single
battlefield. In the first phase of the war, the air forces of the United
States and its allies - Britain, France, Saudi Arabia, and the others -
have already subjected Iraq and...
I have visited Greece many times in the past but this was my first visit
for a long time, to attend the very successful congress of Xekinima, the
Greek section of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI). Would
I find a changed country? Would the class demons, which in the past
haunted the Greek and...
"In much of what is once again the opium capital of the world, the
return of the warlords has meant harsh political repression,
lawlessness, mass rape and widespread torture, the bombing or closure of
schools, as well as Taliban-style policing of women’s dress and
The final results of the Israeli elections are a clear victory for Prime
Minister Sharon’s party, Likud, which won 38 seats, up from 21 in the
outgoing Knesset (parliament) and double the number achieved by Labour,
the traditional party of the Israeli ruling class.
The management of steel company Arcelor announced the closure of part of
Cockerill Sambre in Liège by 2005. This would mean a loss of 2,500 jobs.
Added to those jobs, there are about 5,000 jobs threatened at companies
which supply Cockerill Sambre with cmponents or raw materials. Those
figures are without counting...
Following the breakdown of the coalition between the conservative
People’s Party and Haider’s far right Freedom Party last September,
Austria held new elections in November that resulted in gains for the
conservatives and a disaster for the Freedom Party whose votes went down
to ten percent. Chancellor...
EVERY DAY more and more young people are getting involved in the
anti-war movement. International Socialist Resistance (ISR) and
Socialist Party members and supporters have been helping organise school
and college walkouts against the war across Britain.
IN OCTOBER 2002 US imperialism provoked a confrontation with the
isolated and floundering Stalinist regime of North Korea. Revealing
publicly the news (known to the US administration for some time) that
Kim Jong-il’s regime had resumed its nuclear weapons programme in
violation of the 1994 ’agreed...
At least 1,200 enthusiastic members and supporters of the National
Conscience Party (NCP) attended a Lagos rally on 1 February 2003
launching the Nigerian election campaign of the Party. The NCP is the
most radical party standing in the national, state and local elections,
scheduled to start in April.
Rufus Olusesan, a worker, trade union activist, and DSM (Democratic
Socialist Movement - CWI in Nigeria) member, was unjustly and
arbitrarily sacked by the management of Nexans Kabelmetal Nigeria Plc,
Ikeja, Lagos, who on 7 December, 2002. After strike action and an
international campaign he has been reinstated. Eight...