Hugo Chávez, elected president of Venezuela in 1998, heads the most
radical populist government currently in power. Now, after four years,
his regime is at a crossroads as social turmoil and conflict continues.
Boston’s 2002 May Day rally was called by the local AFL/CIO together
with immigrant organisations in support of immigrant rights and
legalisation of immigrants. AFL-CIO leader Linda Chavez-Thompson and
local immigrant and union leaders spoke. The rally was held in downtown
Boston, on Boston Common, and attended by...
"With five Presidents in less than two weeks, Argentina faces the
deepest crisis in its history. The cancellation of elections convened
for March and the installation of the Peronist Senator Eduardo Duhalde
as the new President will not stabalise the situation.
The atrocious attacks on New York’s twin towers were aimed at an iconic
symbol of US wealth and economic domination. Among the thousands of
lives claimed by the suicide attackers were many low-paid cleaners, shop
and office workers, and also undocumented immigrant workers labouring
under the tyranny of neo-liberal...
The Socialist has been forthright in its condemnation of those who
attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. We described their
methods as those of "small groups employing mass terrorism". At the same
time, we have not given any support to George Bush or Tony Blair, who
call for a "war against...