The crisis surrounding Mirafiori car plant and the whole Fiat Empire is
sending shockwaves through Italian society. In America they say, “What’s
good for General Motors is good for the USA”. In Italy the same goes for
Kashmir has been fought over by India and Pakistan ever since British
imperialism’s divide-and-rule partition of the subcontinent in 1947. The
Kashmiri people have been brutally oppressed, denied democracy and
self-determination, and suffered two wars and many military
mobilisations. Today a million troops face...
From July 25-28th the Labor Party is holding its third national
convention in Washington DC. However, there is a sharp contrast between
the lack of interest in this convention compared with the excitement of
the 1996 founding convention. The founding convention in Cleveland
attracted 1,400 delegates from 9 international...
Up to 5,000 protesters endured rain, thunder and lightening to
participate in a four hour, mass "No One Is Illegal" march as part of
the two day "Take the Capital" protest in Ottawa against the G8 meeting
being held in Alberta this week. The regional protest brought youth,
activists and trade...
The Teflon is finally wearing off President George W. Bush. After
getting elected through a legal coup, and diminished popularity, the
atrocity of 9/11 sent the Bush administration’s ratings into the
stratosphere as the mass of the population felt the need to support the
President in the war against terrorism. For...
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...
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.
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
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!