DURING PEACEFUL protests last year on May Day in London, the
Metropolitan police at Oxford Circus penned thousands of people in, for
several hours. Two of those held are to sue the police for wrongful
detention. One of them, Lois Austin, a leading member of the Socialist
Party (CWI section in England and Wales), was...
Le Pen’s success in reaching the second round of the French Presidential
elections has highlighted the series of setbacks the so-called
"centre-left" governments have recently suffered in European elections.
This follows recent election gains for far-right or racist parties in
Austria, Denmark, Italy,...
The Israeli army has withdrawn from Jenin, leaving a trail of
destruction. People the world over have been shocked by the brutality of
the invasion, including attacks on Red Cross/Crescent staff and reports
of Palestinians being buried under bulldozed buildings. Kevin Simspon
As all the first-hand reports make abundantly clear, 16 April 2002 in
Italy was a day like no other. The first 8 hour general strike in the
country for 20 years was solid. The response to the strike call
surpassed all expectations. Just over 8 million workers are members of a
union yet over 13 million people struck work...
Toronto, 15 April - Over 8,000 public sector workers marched on the
provincial legislature at the swearing-in ceremony of the new premier.
Forty-five thousand workers from Ontario Public Service Employees Union
have been on strike since 13 March. The union is asking for wage and
benefit increases. The ruling Ontario...
The celebrations by the ruling elite in Venezuela and the White House on
Saturday 14 April following the removal of Hugo Chávez from power by a
military coup were premature. Within a matter of hours the...
Elections to the Verkhovnaya Rada (Ukrainian Parliament) last week have
left workers with little to celebrate. Six parties (The Socialist Party,
the Communist Party, the United Social Democratic Party, the United
Ukraine block, the Our Ukraine block and the Timoshenko block) managed
to gain more than the 4% needed to...
Sharon’s bloody war of reoccupation in the West Bank and Gaza has
destroyed whatever hopes lingered for the ‘peace process’ in the Middle
East. Many working people around the world will now be asking if there
can ever be a lasting solution to the Palestine/Israel question.