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...
More than 10,000 demonstrated against the war in the streets of Brussels
last Sunday. This was an important succes given the fact the trade union
organisations didn’t realy mobilise and given the fact that some on the
left had boycotted the demo.
Camera crews, reporters and members of the International Socialists
(CWI) along with other Scottish Socialist Party members waited outside
the Blackness Fire Station in Dundee for the 6 o’clock start to the
first national fire strike in 25 years.
MILLIONS OF big-business dollars were used by both major parties to
campaign for votes. Both represent big business. The Republicans,
however, push more aggressive pro-business policies and heavily outspent
the Democrats, by $527.4 million to $343.7 million.
The 10 October 2002 judgement of the International Court of Justice
(ICJ) conferring ownership of the oil-rich Bakassi peninsular on
Cameroun has been received with shock and disbelief by many Nigerians,
including ordinary working people.
The many hundreds of thousands of Italian protesters were joined by tens
of thousands of foreign participants in the European Social Forum
assembly and by others, like the French CGT union, who came to Italy
especially for this demonstration.
Never in living memory has a sitting president strengthened his party’s
position in both the Senate and the House of Representatives in mid-term
elections. This is in spite of the deepening economic recession.
The elections in September 2002 took place during a period of big
changes in Sweden. The third government of Göran Persson, the Social
Democratic party leader, will act in a completly different situation
than in 1998-2002.