ON A bright June day in Liverpool in 1977, hundreds of trade unionists
and socialists took part in a march to rally at the final resting place
of Robert Noonan - known more popularly as Robert Tressell, author of
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists.
In 1903, sociologist, scholar, and historian W.E.B. Dubois (1868-1963)
wrote his book The Souls of Black Folk, which would make a vital
contribution to the struggle of African Americans in the post-Civil War
and Reconstruction era.
ERIC ARTHUR Blair, better known under his pseudonym George Orwell, was
born in Motihari, India 100 years ago this month, his father being a
lower-ranking colonial administrator in the days of the British Raj.
Just before the demonstrations against the EU summit started, the Greek
Social Forum (GSF) organised a number of meetings. Xekinima, an active
part of the GSF, organised a meeting on the need for a political
instrument for the movement. Inside the GSF there are dozens of
socialist groups present, but still there is no...
During the Greek EU summit thousands will join the protests in the city
of Thessaloniki. Nikei De Pooter (a member of Linkse Socialistiche
Partij [LSP]/ Mouvement pour une Alternative Socialiste [MAS], Belgian
affiliate of the Committee for a Workers’ International) is in
Thessaloniki and reports.
The majority of the members of the delegations to the G8 summit in Evian
had accommodation in Lausanne, in the French-speaking part of
Switzerland. In Lausanne, as well as in Geneva and on the French side of
the border, there were a number of protest demonstrations against the
NOAM CHOMSKY’S Power and Terror is an attack on the hypocrisy and double
standards of US foreign policy. It explains why US imperialism is
loathed by so many people; because it interferes in international
politics not to assist human rights but simply to help itself.
A major retrospective of the work of the 20th Century painter Max
Beckmann (1884-1950) is currently running at the Tate Modern in London.
Given the exhibition’s major concern with war and violent conflict, the
timing could hardly be more apt as we approach a likely bloody
imperialist war in the Middle East.
The speech by Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (Lula), the popular Left
Brazilian president, was undoubtedly the most anticipated event in the
World Social Forum. The crowd was even bigger than the 140,000 that
participated in the opening march of the WSF, the day before.