Yesterday evening over 1,000 young people demonstrated through the
streets of Leuven in protest against a demo of the NSV (Nationalist
students, closely linked to the neo-fascist Vlaams Blok). The blockade
was led by members of LSP/MAS (Belgian CWI section) and its student
organisation, Active Left Students.
The management of steel company Arcelor announced the closure of part of
Cockerill Sambre in Liège by 2005. This would mean a loss of 2,500 jobs.
Added to those jobs, there are about 5,000 jobs threatened at companies
which supply Cockerill Sambre with cmponents or raw materials. Those
figures are without counting...
On the 26 November Mohamed Achrak, a 27 year old teacher from Moroccan
origin was shot in Borgerhout, one of the poorest areas of Antwerp. It
is almost certain that this is a case of racist murder. A spontaneous
protest action of immigrant youth met with severe police-repression and
ended up in riots with over 200 being...
On 19 January 10,000 people demonstrated in a national anti-war
demonstration in Brussels. The collaboration of the Belgian government,
by allowing US troops and military transports to use the Antwerp
harbour, and the international aspect of the demonstrations (the huge
international demonstrations of the 18 January...