Jagadish Chandra, New Socialist Alternative (Nava Samajavaadi Paryaya -
the CWI’s section in India) spoke about the struggle against
privatisation in India in an interview with Offensiv (newspaper of the
Swedish section of the CWI) during the Eighth World Congress of the CWI.
In April this year 10 million public...
EU/EMU kan inte bli något annat än storföretagens och de rikas vapen mot
arbetare och ungdomar. Inom EU är det direktörer som bestämmer och
politikerna som verkställer. Toppmötet i Köpenhamn kommer att bli ännu
en påminnelse om detta.
A 24-hour general strike called by the CGTP trade union federation on 10
December has been called to stop the most vicious attack on workers, and
labour and union rights since the Portuguese Revolution in the middle
The early general elections in Austria held on 24 November saw a huge
victory for the conservative Peoples party (ÖVP) of chancellor Schüssel,
getting 42,3 % and becoming the largest party for the first time since
WHILE THE US and British governments relentlessly prepare to attack Iraq
as part of their ’war on terrorism’, a suspected al-Qa’ida cell blew up
a hotel in Mombasa, Kenya, packed with Israeli tourists. Most of the
fatalities were from a Kenyan dance troupe.
Within 48 hours of Labour being re-elected in a landslide, Victorian
unions (many of whom played a key role in mobilising to get Labour in
power) were being rebuffed by Labour leader Steve Bracks in their demand
for industrial manslaughter legislation to penalise bosses who kill or
injure workers. State public servants...
On the 26 November Mohamed Achrak, a 27 year old teacher from Moroccan
origin was shot in Borgerhout, one of the poorest areas of Antwerp. It
is almost certain that this is a case of racist murder. A spontaneous
protest action of immigrant youth met with severe police-repression and
ended up in riots with over 200 being...
AN INFLAMATORY Nigerian newspaper article connected to the Miss World
contest sparked off bloody religious sectarianism in the northern city
of Kaduna. The fighting later flared in the capital Abuja leaving 215
people dead, 1,200 injured and 12,000 homeless.
"THE GOVERNMENT has completely lost control of the agenda. This is no
longer just a dispute between the FBU and the government: it has
descended into a fight between the government and the whole union
movement" (Observer 24 November).
On Friday, November 8, 2002, the Supreme Court in a unanimous decision
dismissed the appeal of the Independent National Electoral Commission
(INEC) against the Federal Court of Appeal judgement of 26th July 2002
which had declared as illegal and unconstitutional the guidelines used
by INEC for the registration of...