Members and supporters of the Socialist Party (Australian section of the
CWI) joined with the Victorian Peace Network to hold a protest outside
the outside the Army Recruiting Office in Bourke St, Melbourne on 17
"This movement today, not Tony Blair, is speaking for the British
people," declared Aslef member Andrew Murray, opening the Stop the War
national conference. 800 activists came from local coalitions, political
parties, trade unions and peace groups, along with some new young people
getting active for the first...
A special congress of the Lagos State chapter of the National Conscience
Party (NCP) was held in Lagos on Monday, 6 January 2003. The main
purpose of the congress was to elect party candidates for the general
elections into the offices of the state governor and deputy governor,
and members of the state house of...
The December 27th General election in Kenya resulted in a massive defeat
of the Kenya African National Union (KANU) and the rise to power of the
National Rainbow Coalition (NARC) which brought together sixteen
opposition parties. The defeat of KANU was historic because it brought
to an end 39 years of KANU’s iron...
A document made public last Tuesday by a British student group ’Campaign
against Sanctions on Iraq’ revealed that as many as 500,000 people in
Iraq could suffer injuries and require medical treatment if the United
States and its allies launch a war. The group obtained a confidential
The Steel and Engineering Workers’ Union of Nigeria (SEWUN) picketed the
Nexans’ Kabelmetal factory in Lagos on Friday 10 January 2003 to demand
the reinstatement of Rufus Olusesan, a member of the Democratic
Socialist Movement, who was sacked unjustly by the company management in
There were delegates representing many different sectors including
women, students, youth, farmers, fisher folk, tribal rights activists,
daliths (’untouchables’) and trade unionists. Peace/ anti-nuclear and
environmental activists were also present. The Left parties also present
included the Communist Party...