Millions of public-sector workers are faced with huge cuts to their pensions – some from as early as April 2005.
Contradictory factors have determined the way in which the CWI in the CIS (ex-Soviet Union) has developed over the last year.
In the early hours of Monday 13 December, a café used by left organisations and community groups in Neos Kosmos in Athens was burnt down.
"IT IS a mess in Iraq". The UN special envoy, Lakhdar Brahimi, was certainly to the point. Elections, he said, would not be possible on the 30 January "if the circumstances stay as they are".