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...
The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), the Nigerian affiliate of the
Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI), calls on the Nigerian
working people and youth to oppose the planned military action by the US
and its allies aimed at overthrowing the Saddam Hussein regime in Iraq.
"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).
LAST FEBRUARY, 70,000 people went to the World Social Forum (WSF) in
Porto Alegre, Brazil. It was set up in opposition to the World Economic
Forum of government ministers that took place at the same time. On 7-10
November 2002, a similar counter-summit, the European Social Forum (ESF)
is to take place in Florence, Italy.
At a special court hearing last Friday, a criminal court judge in
Karaganda, Kazakhstan, suddenly decided that there were "no legal
grounds" for holding workers’ leader, Saken Zhanusev, on remand (i.e. in
prison) until his trial, which could be months away.
The New Zealand general elections in July 2002 saw many unprecedented
changes in voting patterns. The Labour Party was, with a small rise in
support, able to remain in power by forming a new coalition government.
Their partners this time include the populist right wing United Future
Party (UFP). Abstention rates reached...