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...
MAYDAY 2002 takes place at a time of explosive political, economic and
social events worldwide. In the last few months we have witnessed one
convulsion after another: the attacks on the Twin Towers in New York;
war in Afghanistan; the beginning of a generalised world recession; the
Enron collapse; Sharon’s bloody...
FOR MOST of the 1990s the capitalists believed that in globalisation and
the neo-liberal economic model, they had discovered a new elixir of life
for their system. Exaggerated claims were made that new technologies had
created a ’productivity miracle’, while Wall Street’s pet economists
March 8, International Women’s Day, this year should be celebrated to
the sound of the cacerolazo - empty pans and lids being clashed noisily
together. It is the sound of protest in Argentina - especially of...
Working women around the world have a right to expect a new century,
especially a new millennium, to bring them a better deal in life. After
all, the 20th century saw unimagined strides forward in science,
medicine and technology and even in attitudes towards women in society.
The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) held its recent Congress in
Durban, KwaZulu/Natal on 5 and 6 October 2002. Forty-five delegates,
overwhelmingly working class youth representing the four most important
provinces, Gauteng, the Western and Eastern Cape and KwaZulu/Natal,
Recruitment to the CWI in Greece (Xekinima) has been rapid in the last
few months. This reflects a recovery of the radical mood in Greek
society (especially the youth), which began with the general strike and
Genoa last year. This was followed by a lull after September 11th, which
lasted until spring this year.
The committee for a workers’ international commemorates International
Women’s Day 1999 - Monday 8th of March - by calling on all socialists
and class fighters to help restore the true significance of this day in
the calendar of the workers’ movement.
The magnificent demonstrations on 15 February brought millions onto the
streets in well over 600 cities in every country and continent
imaginable. In the future this will be seen as a line, which separated
two historical periods of time. The first was marked by the euphoric
triumphalism of capitalism and imperialism...