WORLD ’LEADERS’ are preparing a global publicity stunt - the World
Summit on Environment and Development. From 26 August to 4 September,
65,000 delegates from 174 countries will descend on Johannesburg, South
Africa. Security will be provided by 27,000 police.
Workers and Socialists all over all world are celebrating May Day this
year against the background of darkening economic clouds and the bright
light of what could be one of the most significant victories the labour
movement has won one for some time.
The World Congress is a unique opportunity to discuss and clarify our
ideas and perspectives. This week we have had excellent Congress
sessions. They have shown an outstanding political level. Now we must
turn to the party building work that flows from these discussions. In
other words, we have to examine the nuts and...
NIGERIA IS a neo-colonial country under the shackles of imperialism and
its multinational agents. Women in Nigeria are marginalised and
oppressed, as are women in capitalist society generally. Women are
doubly oppressed, first as workers whose employers seek to maximise
profit by exploiting their labour power, and...
The months following the 9/11 attacks and the US victory in Afghanistan
were a difficult period for socialists in the US as a tidal wave of
nationalism, racism, and support for Bush swept across the country. This
was brought to a head when, with the US victory in Afghanistan, the
anti-war movement collapsed....
The ’World March of Women’ is a cry for justice on the part of half the
world’s population. On International Women’s Day - March 8 - this year,
demonstrations were held in more than 50 countries in every continent.
QUITE A few newspaper column inches were given over to the Future
Foundation study ’Talking Equality’, published by the Equal
Opportunities Commission (EOC). I’m not sure how much credence we should
give to a study based on a sample of just 35 individuals! However, it
did raise some interesting points.
In the immediate aftermath of the S11 attacks and Bush’s ’ war against
terror’ there was an increase in attacks by radical Islamic groups in
Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) and the sub-continent as whole, resulting
in the largest military build-up between the two nuclear rivals of
Pakistan and India...