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...

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