The recapture of the strategic Elephant Pass by the Tamil Tigers
inflicted a severe blow to the Sri Lankan army. President Chandrika
Kumaratunga has declared a state of emergency, suspending democratic
rights and demanding yet more sacrifices from working people. Will the
Indian state intervene? At this crucial juncture...
Even as we are sending this out there is heavy fighting around Jaffna.
The ‘Tigers’ have taken a vitally important bridge and yesterday claimed
to be 3 kilometres form the town itself. It looks like the end-game for
the battle over Jaffna but the Chandrika government and the Army
generals are throwing...
The ‘dollarisation’ of the Ecuadorian currency, that was implemented
during the week beginning 13th of March immediately sparked new protests
and strikes. Demonstrations by students, workers and peasants were
called on the 16th of March in protest against the government’s economic
The war in Chechnya, ruthlessly conducted by Russia’s new capitalist
rulers, has been a human, economic and environmental catastrophe.
Thousands of civilians are being massacred. There are over 260,000
refugees in Ingushetia alone. Thousands of young Russian conscripts are
reported dead or ‘missing’....
After all the blood that has been needlessly spilled in the last days,
we stand today facing the danger of an even more unnecessary regional
war, that will multiply the number of victims of the idiotic policy of
solving political problems by military means. And the political problems
are clear to everyone who looks at...
The rapidly executed military coup of Tuesday 12 October 1999 marks a
new, and even more unstable and tension-ridden period in Pakistan and
the wider Asian sub-continent. The coup represents the possibility of
further erosion of what little remains of the democratic rights of the
masses. It will considerably...
The Australian section of the CWI, Militant Socialist Organisation
(MSO), won 12.25% of the vote in the Richmond Constituency (Melbourne),
as part of the Victoria State-wide elections. Today’s results show that
28,263 people voted in the Richmond constituency. The results for the
parties standing is as follows:
At around 4.30 a.m. on Saturday, 10th July, an armed gang made up of
members of pro-authority secret cults drawn from several tertiary
institutions invaded the campus of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife,
Osun State, on a surprise mission whose aim was the elimination of
radical student activists in the school.
Election day in Indonesia - the first for 40 years in which parties
could freely contend - had the atmosphere of a celebration. Coming one
year after the overthrow of the Suharto dictatorship by a mass movement,
it is clear that the hard-pressed masses took the opportunity to give
the old ruling party, Golkar, an...