When the National Party, traditionally the main capitalist party in New
Zealand, was defeated at the polls in November 1999 workers breathed a
collective sigh of relief. After fifteen years of neo-liberal ’reforms’
the new Labour-led government was elected promising to oppose any
further moves to...
In Naples, as everywhere else in Italy on 18 October, the general strike
called by the Cgil trade union federation got support from a wide range
of other organisations like Cobas, Sin.Cobas, the unemployed movement,
the ’No Globals’, students and others.
26 October saw one of the largest anti-war demonstrations in Washington
DC since the Vietnam War. The Demonstration was organised by ANSWER, a
coalition developed by the ’Workers World’ organisation. The coalition
started after the attacks on the World Trade Centre, one year ago.
President Putin’s ’war against terror’ has brought the very terror to
Moscow itself. Last week, a group of 50 heavily armed Chechens drove
through Moscow in two minibuses and seized a theatre in the middle of a
popular musical show. 7-800 people in the theatre were held as hostages.
As anticipated, the Dutch government consisting of the Christian
Democrats, the CDA, the liberal VVD and the hard right LPF (List Pim
Fortuyn, whose leader was shot dead last May), collapsed on the 16
October. Basically the CDA and the VVD pulled the plug on the
Yesterday’s general strike surpassed all expectations as literally
hundreds of thousands of angry workers and youth took to the streets in
120 cities across Italy. This was the second general strike in defence
of article 18 of the country’s labour law, which gives workers some
The Austrian section of the CWI (SLP) is standing in the 24 November
general elections in Vienna and is in sixth place on the ‘voting list
6’. This is higher than the Liberals and a new right wing party that has
received favourable media coverage. After an energetic campaign the SLP
secured more than the 500...