One after-effect of the World Trade Centre attack has been an increase
in racism and racist attacks. One Afghan taxi driver, who came to
Britain to escape persecution in Afghanistan, was paralysed from the
neck down after being kicked and beaten by three men in Twickenham, who
taunted him about events in America.
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...