In a speech before the House of Commons last week, Tony Blair said, "we
do know of links between al-Qaeda and Iraq – we cannot be sure of the
exact extent of these links". Blair’s spokesman said, "there is evidence
al-Qaeda ‘operatives’ are being sheltered in Iraq". A document...
In recent months massive anti-war demonstrations have taken place in
Europe and significantly in the US itself. With the outbreak of war
these demonstrations will not diminish, but will instead dramatically
grow in size and anger as the brutality of this war is brought home.
Federal (regional) state elections took place in Hessen and Lower
Saxony, last Sunday. In Hessen the right wing Christian Democrats (CDU)
went up by 5.4% to 48.8%, the best result for the Christian Democrats in
Hessen ever. It is also the first time in history a Christian Democrat
prime minister was re-elected. The...
Members of the National Conscience Party (NCP), including members of the
Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), organised an all-Lagos demo on
Wednesday 22 January against the sudden imposition of high "processing"
fees for all election candidates. This is yet another of the hurdles put
in front of the NCP. NCP...
Last Wednesday and Thursday the Irish parliament (the Dáil) debated a
motion on Iraq. The motion was instigated by Joe Higgins and signed by
him and a number of independent TD’s, Tony Gregory, Seamus Healy, Gerry
Cowley and Finian McGrath. Joe Higgins is a TD (member of the Irish
Parliament) for the Socialist...
Prague - The independent federation of tram drivers (FRT) organised a
one day strike on February 4 over wage claims. The main demand is that
tram drivers wages would be equalized with the wages of other transport
workers, like bus drivers in Prague. Picket lines were attacked by
scabs, security guards hired by...
THE REACTIONARY ’STRIKE’ is the most serious crisis Chávez has faced
since the failed coup attempt in April 2002. That coup was defeated by a
spontaneous mass movement of the poor from the shantytowns with the
support of sections of the army rank and file. Following those events,
the Committee for a...
Under the repartition proposal scheme, 300,000 Catholics would be moved
west of the River Bann and 200,000 Protestants in the opposite
direction. If necessary, force would be used against those who refused