Unable to visit Bogota, Colombia’s capital, because it is considered too
dangerous, Clinton was compelled to spend his brief visit in the costal
resort of Cartagena. Protected by 350 US agents and 5,000 Colombian
soldiers, Clinton met with Colombia’s President Pastrana to give
benediction to ’Plan...
The situation outside the Holy Cross primary school has developed into
an ugly stand-off as community leaders talk about trying to settle the
conflict. At root, this conflict is about redefining boundaries between
Catholic and Protestant areas, which is further polarising the
THE SECOND round run-off in Peru’s presidential elections illustrates
the desperate need for a mass socialist alternative for the workers,
peasants and downtrodden sections of the middle class and urban poor.
The struggle against privatisation in SA has entered a qualitatively new
stage. At the end of August Cosatu will be holding a two-day general
strike to protest against the government’s plan to privatise the
Electricity Supply Commission (ESKOM).
The bitter power struggle between rival factions of Indonesia’s ruling
elite came to a head this summer. The People’s Consultative Assembly
completed a nine-month campaign to oust president Abdurrahman Wahid,
voting 591-0 on 23 July to replace him with his deputy, Megawati
Argentina’s financial crisis is threatening an economic meltdown which
could also sink the economies of South and Central America and have a
catastrophic impact on the world economy. US imperialism and Argentina’s
rulers are attempting to make the working class pay for this crisis. But
these attacks have...
The mid-May Italian election victory of Silvio Berlusconi’s right wing
House of Liberty alliance grabbed the headlines. Some commentators, like
the Wall Street Journal, hoped that the defeat of the Olive Tree
centre-left government, along with having Bush II sitting in the White
House, marked a further step...
Supporters of Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid clashed violently
with police last week in the capital Jakarta. This follows renewed
efforts by the national parliament to impeach the head of state.
It has been the biggest working class mobilization of the last decades.
It shook every single town in Greece and not only Athens. It caused a
complete paralysis of everything and everywhere. There have been many
general strikes in Greece during the last decade. Certainly over twenty
in all. But not one of them can be...