The brutal assassination of the spiritual leader of Palestinian Islamic
organisation Hamas, Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, was met with outrage from
Palestinians, together with people throughout the Arab world and
millions internationally who are horrified at the barbaric acts of the
“Your war – our dead”, “Aznar, your delusions of grandeur have led to
this” chanted crowds on the streets of Spain last weekend, as the mass
outpouring of grief and rage at the Thursday’s horrendous bombings
became intertwined with anger at the government. Another common chant
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.