Today, one year on from the US imperialist led war on Iraq, anti-war
demos and protests are being held throughout India, Pakistan and across
the dividing Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir by various workers
organisations, trade unionists, anti-war groups.
“The wars are yours – the deaths are ours,” read one placard on a
demonstration in Madrid in the early hours, last Sunday morning. It
summed up the mood of millions throughout Spain just days after the
horrific bombings in Madrid had left 200 dead and 1,400 injured.
The right wing New Democracy (ND) party won last week’s general
elections in Greece, defeating the ruling social democratic PASOK party.
However, this does not represent a defeat of ‘socialism’ as much of the
international media have stated. Rather it is a massive rejection by
working people of the...
The NSV, the students’ organisation of Belgian’s biggest fascist party,
the Vlaams Blok, organises a yearly demo in one of the cities in
Flanders where a university is present. This year they chose to march
through Antwerp. Not only is Antwerp the biggest and economically most
important Flemish city, it is...
Having last visited Pakistan five years ago, the social, economic and
political changes in the country were thrown into sharp relief. The
changes, although not immediately apparent, are stark. These
developments, I believe, make possibilities for the growth of socialist
ideas much more likely than in the immediate...
Thousands of people across the dividing Line of Control (LoC) between
Indian and Pakistani Occupied Kashmir commemorated the 20th anniversary
of the execution of Maqbool Butt, a radical nationalist leader, by the