EVERYONE SAW the copious media coverage marking the first anniversary of
the 11 September attacks. But how many saw mention that this month also
marks the twentieth anniversary of the massacre of at least 1,500
Palestinians in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in Lebanon?
Maavak Sozialisti (Socialist Struggle) in Israel held its formal
founding conference over the last weekend (11-12 October). 25 people
(mostly young) participated in the event, which exceeded our
expectations and was characterised by an enthusiastic and confident
atmosphere as well as the highest level of discussions in...
"THIS is not a happy decision," said Israel’s right-wing prime minister
Ariel Sharon last Sunday in Jerusalem. After a six-hour cabinet meeting
which divided his Likud and far-right coalition allies, Sharon announced
his reluctant acceptance of the US-promoted ’road map’ to end the
“The government accidentally helped us with their new economic plan. You
get political discussions every time you buy cigarettes as they now cost
more. There was a lot of anger in the street that we have to pay for
this war both in blood and money.
As the spiral of violence in the Middle East escalates, possibly towards
a wider war drawing in the surrounding Arab countries, US President Bush
continues to show the incapacity of the leading imperialist power on the
planet to offer any solution to the conflict.