THOUSANDS OF building workers downed tools and walked off sites
throughout Germany to demand a 4.5% pay rise. The strikers are also
demanding a rise in the minimum pay rate for workers in the former
Anti-capitalist protesters, trade unionists, and socialists will be
demonstrating against the upcoming European Union summit to be held in
Seville on 20-21 June 2002. CWI members and supporters from Spain and
also from a number of European countries will be part of the protests
against the bosses’ EMU. Published...
Council elections in Sri Lanka have reinforced last December’s general
election results with the United National Party strengthening its
position further. It was bolstered, above all, by the cease-fire deal
with the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. SOCIALISM TODAY
interviewed SIRITUNGA JAYASURIYA,...
The second round of local elections affecting 25% of Italy’s electorate
confirmed a big electoral swing against the Berlusconi forces after a
year of his belligerent right wing government. Even in the North, the
center-left ‘Olive Tree’ has gained the leadership of local councils and
Over the last few days, sectarian conflict has increased in various
parts of Belfast. Both sides have blamed each other for starting the
recent trouble. But what is the real cause of the outbreak of sectarian
clashes? What can working class communities do to stop sectarian
attacks? How can decent public housing for all...
"The latest is that yesterday, three youth, including children aged
16,12,and 8 were killed in the heaviest shelling in Nakyaal sector,
where the prime minister of Pakistani Occupied Kashmir is holed up
unable to move because of the shelling!
An anti-war demonstration of hundreds organised by socialist and left
activists in the Jammu and Kashmir National Awami Party (NAP) and
National Student Federation (NSF) was attacked by members of the
reactionary Islamic Hizb-Ul Mujahadeen today in Kotli, Azad (Pakistani)
Kashmir. Kotli has been shelled by the Indian...
THIS WEEKEND’S Golden Jubilee celebrations survived a crisis -
Buckingham Palace started burning down. After the public were evacuated
and firefighters efficiently got the blaze under control, TV
commentators asked the question on everyone’s lips: "Has anything
expensive got scorched?"
Some ’lasting good’ will come out of the war against Afghanistan,
promised Tony Blair last year. But promises given by capitalist
politicians are usually written in sand, especially the kind made in