A new, positive development in the struggle for a genuine multi-party
democracy in the country took place on Friday, 26th July, 2002, when the
Court of Appeal, sitting in Abuja, declared as unconstitutional,
illegal, null and void the guidelines used by the Independent National
Electoral Commission (INEC) in the last...
Farewell OAU. Welcome the AU! With enormous fanfair, pomp and pageantry,
the African Union (AU), the new continental body being established by
African states, was launched in Durban, South Africa, on 15th July,
2002. The AU is replacing the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), the
regional group formed by the...
THOUSANDS OF council workers, health and education workers joined the 17
July strike throughout Northern Ireland, picketing council offices,
education and health boards, leisure centres and police stations.
With a chant of ’Genoa Libera’ 150,000 youth and young workers marched
through the streets of Genova on Saturday. They marched to commemorate
the year since the G8 summit which saw a police riot and the murder of a
young protestor Carlo Giuliani, shot by the Carabinieri. Called by the
Cosatu’s announcement yesterday that it has lifted the suspension on the
anti-privatisation programme and will be calling a two-day general
strike on the 1st and 2nd October, is a direct
result of the impact of the Samwu strike. In effect Samwu has smashed
its fist through the paper...
There has been a big stepping up of repression against the Workers
Movement of Kazakhstan, a major working-class organisation. Criminal
charges have been lodged against four members of its executive Saken and
Ramil Dzhunosov, Ramil Mengazov and Sergei Popov.
FIGHTING BROKE out at last weekend’s annual Orange Order parade at
Drumcree. Demonstrators threw missiles at police, resulting in 24
injured as well as two civilians. However, Drumcree is not the issue it
was. The Portadown Orangemen have been forced into a sullen acceptance
that they cannot force their way...
Joe Higgins (Socialist Party MP in Ireland) made the following speech in
the Irish Parliament (Dail) pouring scorn on the attempt by the Irish
government to cover-up big-business scandal in the country.