The signing last Friday afternoon of a deal with the government and
employers by the leaders of the two smaller trade union federations in
Italy - the Uil and Cisl - has sparked a new round of angry
demonstrations and spontaneous strikes.
"THE ENEMY doesn’t value human life", said George Bush when launching
his "war against terrorism". Neither it seems do his troops after they
bombed and blasted a collection of villages in Afghanistan killing up to
The crisis surrounding Mirafiori car plant and the whole Fiat Empire is
sending shockwaves through Italian society. In America they say, “What’s
good for General Motors is good for the USA”. In Italy the same goes for
Kashmir has been fought over by India and Pakistan ever since British
imperialism’s divide-and-rule partition of the subcontinent in 1947. The
Kashmiri people have been brutally oppressed, denied democracy and
self-determination, and suffered two wars and many military
mobilisations. Today a million troops face...
From July 25-28th the Labor Party is holding its third national
convention in Washington DC. However, there is a sharp contrast between
the lack of interest in this convention compared with the excitement of
the 1996 founding convention. The founding convention in Cleveland
attracted 1,400 delegates from 9 international...
Up to 5,000 protesters endured rain, thunder and lightening to
participate in a four hour, mass "No One Is Illegal" march as part of
the two day "Take the Capital" protest in Ottawa against the G8 meeting
being held in Alberta this week. The regional protest brought youth,
activists and trade...
The Teflon is finally wearing off President George W. Bush. After
getting elected through a legal coup, and diminished popularity, the
atrocity of 9/11 sent the Bush administration’s ratings into the
stratosphere as the mass of the population felt the need to support the
President in the war against terrorism. For...