IN THE RUN-UP to last year’s invasion of Iraq much was said in the media
about the ‘fog of war’, the confusion spread by the combination of the
incomplete knowledge of fast changing events and propaganda during
As socialistworld.net has previously reported, Germany has witnessed a
wave of protests and strikes both on the industrial and social fields,
as well as series of student strikes, towards the end of last year.
“At 6.30 in the morning when I left home to travel into central Lisbon,
I could see immediately that the strike was on. The refuse bins were
full up in my street and in the whole of my neighbourhood near Sintra.
When I got on the train, I realised that it was going to be a great
strike; nearly half of the...
ON 5 JANUARY Jeffrey Donaldson, Norah Beare and Arlene Foster announced
that they were joining the DUP. Their move underlined the results of the
recent elections. The DUP are now the largest unionist party and Sinn
Fein the largest nationalist party.
2004 will be a defining year for the Fianna Fail/Progressive Democrat
coalition. They face their first electoral test on 11 June in the Local
and European elections the first to take place since their re-election
Earlier this fall, with healthcare costs spiraling upward and new Census
data showing increasing numbers of Americans without health insurance,
the Bush administration quietly changed federal regulations to allow
hospitals to turn away more low-income patients from their emergency