Yesterday some 50,000 demonstrated in Liège against the closure of
Cockerill, a steel company owned by the multinational Arcelor. It was
the biggest demonstration in Liège since the general strike of 1960-61.
Besides thousands of steelworkers there also were groups of workers from
about every factory or...
Those who search for an alternative list during parliamentary elections
on18 May, in Belgium, might consider the Resist list. As its name
implies, the list stands for resistance against war, discrimination and
exploitation. Still the list remains limited to a coalition of the
Stalinist PTB and the (Arab) nationalist AEL...
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...
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.
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...