AS WE go to press, it seems almost certain that Northern Ireland’s
Executive and Assembly will collapse this week. New Labour’s Northern
Ireland Secretary John Reid will probably suspend the institutions in
the hope that they can one day be resuscitated.
Last Thursday, 3 October 2002, our comrade, Alexandros Prandounas, was
stabbed, on the lower part of the arm by a member of the neo-nazi
organisation Chrysi Aygi. Alexandros is a student at one of the colleges
of Athens (Athens TEI), one of the leading comrades in our student group
there, Matseta. He was at the college...
The Summer months in Italy saw only a temporary suspension of the open
warfare between the classes provoked by the hated Berlusconi government.
Now, with the World Cup and the August holidays well and truly in the
past, battle has resumed.
THIRTEEN DEMONSTRATORS were arrested on 30 September, including the
general secretary of the left-nationalist National Awami Party (NAP),
when police baton-charged and tear-gassed a peaceful demonstration
protesting against the extension of the Mangla dam in Pakistani occupied
Kashmir (PoK), which will make over 100,000...
PT gets highest vote in first round and goes to runoff. The Workers
Party candidate, Lula, got the highest vote for president in the first
round. With 99% of votes counted, he had 46.4% of valid votes against
23.2% for pro-government candidate José Serra (PSDB). The other main
candidates, Garotinho (PSB) and Gomes...
As comrades will know from a previous circular
the Brazilian comrades have been leading a teachers strike in Cotia,
Brazil. This strike has been attacked by the police. Messages of support
and protest are urgently needed and should be sent to the e/mail address
Today (October 5) 10,000 people, mainly youth, took part in an anti war
demonstration called by the Florence Social Forum. This was part of a
national day of action which saw over sixty demonstrations and cultural
events taking place all over Italy. The demonstration takes place as
Italy is preparing to send one...
In Kenya 240,000 teachers have entered into their second week of a
national strike action to demand an outstanding salary increment which
they won in 1997 after the teachers paralysed the education system by
going on a nationwide strike. Henry Kosgey, the Minister of Education,
has responded by legally revoking the...
"What triggered the movement was the announcement of a small bonus
payment. In fact, more than a bonus, this kind of one-off payment aims
to offset the absence of a wage increase to track inflation over several
years. The bonus was to vary from 60 to 120 Brazilian reais (approx. 17
to 34 USD). But at the same time,...