The revelations about the sexual abuse of children in the U.S. Catholic
Church have become an enormous issue for the nation’s 64 million Roman
Catholics, and for society as a whole. When the scandal first broke in
the Greater Boston area this January, the extent of the problem and its
wider implications were not...
The BBC current affairs programme, Panorama, recently broadcast a two
part investigation on Northern Ireland that revealed more details of the
dirty undercover war carried out for decades by the ‘security forces’.
Most of the material appeared to come from the forthcoming report of the
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.
It has now become clear that the Austrian TUC is preparing for a
de-mobilisation of the bus workers action. High up union officials have
led the protests and a meeting of the TUC national body was fixed to
convene as the blockade started!
"The sad statistics about African economic performance have become so
familiar as almost to lose their ability to shock: that, for example,
more than half the population lives on less than $1 a day, 250 million
people have no drinking water, and two-thirds of the world’s cases of
Aids are in southern Africa.
Hundreds of thousands took to the streets in Seville last Saturday in a
massive anti-capitalist protest. The government and the police
desperately tried to play down the turnout. The local police claimed up
to 60,000 took part, and the government said 17,000.
Public bus transport throughout Austria is at a standstill today
(25/06/02) as 3,000 drivers take strike action for 48 hours. The strike
is in protest at an attempt by the right wing government to sell off 30%
of the state owned bus firm. The union says that ‘part privatisation’
will destroy 1,000 out of...
40,000-75,000 protested in Washington DC on April 20th
against Bush’s "War on Terrorism" and its possible extension to Iraq, US
aid to Colombia, the School of the Americas, and the annual meeting of
the IMF and World Bank. There were also solidarity demonstrations in San
Francisco with 15,000...
From January 31st through February 4th, workers,
youth, environmentalists, and an assortment of activists welcomed the
corporate elites of the World Economic Forum to New York City, with
rousing protests of over 10,000 people.
The EU-summit in Seville was confronted with a very big anti-capitalist
demonstration on the evening of Saturday June 22. There were hundreds of
thousands demonstrators, probably around 300.000! The demonstration
remained peaceful and was very radical. There was a very political mood
in opposition to the rightwing...
The Nigerian electoral commission (INEC) has refused recognition to the
National Conscience Party, the radical party led by Gani Fawehinmi. This
is an attempt to prevent it taking place in the coming round elections
for every position from the Local Governments up to the Presidency.