The Summer months in Italy saw only a temporary suspension of the open
warfare between the classes provoked by the hated Berlusconi government.
Now, with the World Cup and the August holidays well and truly in the
past, battle has resumed.
Today (October 5) 10,000 people, mainly youth, took part in an anti war
demonstration called by the Florence Social Forum. This was part of a
national day of action which saw over sixty demonstrations and cultural
events taking place all over Italy. The demonstration takes place as
Italy is preparing to send one...
A young member of Socialist Resistance (the CWI section in the CIS),
Sergei Kozlovskii, has been brought to court and sued for the sum of
50,000 rubles (almost 2,000 euros) by Tamara Dadianova, who is a
well-known "patriotic" writer. Dadianova has close links to the local
authorities in Sergei’s home...
"Time for a change in Germany", was the title of last week’s right wing
magazine, The Economist (London). This reflected the wish of the
international and German capitalists for a new coalition government of
the conservative CDU/CSU and the liberal FDP that could accelerate
attacks on the welfare state...
"It was an inspiring not to say informative experience. Around 100 young
people took part in the conference. A number of discussions took place
on the developments that are taking place across the world, especially
the US war drive and how to fight it, the situation facing young people
in Ireland, and how to build...
Around 1,000 people gathered on 17 September at The Hague in the
Netherlands to protest against the plans by the new coalition government
(which includes the populist right wing Pim Fortuyn List) and to also
protest against US war plans for Iraq.
Members of Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (RS), the Swedish section of
the Committee for a Workers’ International, are celebrating spectacular
gains in the general election held on 15 September 2002. In the two most
populous cities in northern Sweden, RS now has five city councillors (up
from two in 1998).