The war in Chechnya, ruthlessly conducted by Russia’s new capitalist
rulers, has been a human, economic and environmental catastrophe.
Thousands of civilians are being massacred. There are over 260,000
refugees in Ingushetia alone. Thousands of young Russian conscripts are
reported dead or ‘missing’....
After all the blood that has been needlessly spilled in the last days,
we stand today facing the danger of an even more unnecessary regional
war, that will multiply the number of victims of the idiotic policy of
solving political problems by military means. And the political problems
are clear to everyone who looks at...
The rapidly executed military coup of Tuesday 12 October 1999 marks a
new, and even more unstable and tension-ridden period in Pakistan and
the wider Asian sub-continent. The coup represents the possibility of
further erosion of what little remains of the democratic rights of the
masses. It will considerably...
The Australian section of the CWI, Militant Socialist Organisation
(MSO), won 12.25% of the vote in the Richmond Constituency (Melbourne),
as part of the Victoria State-wide elections. Today’s results show that
28,263 people voted in the Richmond constituency. The results for the
parties standing is as follows:
At around 4.30 a.m. on Saturday, 10th July, an armed gang made up of
members of pro-authority secret cults drawn from several tertiary
institutions invaded the campus of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife,
Osun State, on a surprise mission whose aim was the elimination of
radical student activists in the school.
Election day in Indonesia - the first for 40 years in which parties
could freely contend - had the atmosphere of a celebration. Coming one
year after the overthrow of the Suharto dictatorship by a mass movement,
it is clear that the hard-pressed masses took the opportunity to give
the old ruling party, Golkar, an...
The recent roots of the bloody break-up of the former Yugoslavia lies in
the deepening crisis it faced in the 1980s. Throughout the 1980s its
economic situation worsened. By 1987 inflation was running at over 100%
a year, by mid-1988 the annual rate reached 160%. Workers’ living
standards were falling with the...
It is now common knowledge that I spent twenty agonising days in undue
incarceration at the state police Criminal Investigation Department
(CID), Iyaganku, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria, courtesy of a totally false
petition written by a right-wing, pro-government and anti-democratic
faction within the Lagos State NUJ led...
The massive NATO attack on Serbia has hugely exacerbated the crisis in
the Balkans and threatens to widen the conflict further, with terrible
repercussions. Already there has been Serb shelling of Albania and
pro-Serb riots in Macedonia. Working class people, Kosovar Albanians,
Serbs and the masses of the Balkans, will...
The recent Nigerian Presidential election was widely reported in the
world’s media as an important step towards the restoration of
"democracy" in that country, Africa’s largest with a population of
around 120 million. The holding, in April, of the FIFA World Youth
Soccer Championship in Nigeria and...