Moscow CWI comrades were instrumental in initiating and organising a
youth march through the city centre on 15 February. In the biggest such
demo for years over 300 participated, led by a mock coffin and huge
banner saying "No war for oil". CWI members were prominent amongst
speakers and marchers. The march...
As "our" government supports every decision of the US administration,
and former president Havel signed the letter of "eight", expressing
complete support for the Bush-Iraq policy, people feel not just betrayed
but angry. That is reason why so many people joined today’s protests
which for the...
In the last three days of last week the anti-war mood in France
snowballed. If asked in the week before the demonstration, most
political activists would have said that 150,000 would demonstrate in
Paris. It turned out that over 300,000 marched. The total participation
in protests throughout France was over 500,000.
Saturday saw the biggest anti-war demonstration in Germany for decades.
Five hundred thousand from all over the country took to the streets of
Berlin and paralysed the historical area from Alexanderplatz in the East
of the city via the Brandenburg Gate to the Siegessäule (a monument
which was built to commemorate...
Millions of people, up to 30 million according to some media reports,
poured onto streets of cities and towns and villages around the world on
15 February in protest against Bush’s war plans (see list of anti-war
demonstrations, millions demonstrate against the
war). No more proof is...
15 February was an historic day in Ireland. The anti-war demonstration
in Dublin was not the biggest in Irish history (in 1979 the trade unions
held a march of over 300,000 in Dublin demanding tax reform) but it was
one of the biggest and its political significance cannot be understated.
Twenty thousand joined the anti-war demonstration in Belfast. It was
organised by the Stop the War Coalition, a broad and loose group
co-ordinated by the trade unions and including the Socialist Party,
Socialist Youth and Youth Against The War. Pride of place at the front
of the march was given to the fire service...
The international day of protest against war on Iraq was observed in
Indian Occupied and Pakistani Occupied Kashmir. According to media
reports over 2,000 people demonstrated against the war in Srinagar
(capital of Indian Occupied Kashmir), including various organisations
including trade unions, Left political parties...