The months following the 9/11 attacks and the US victory in Afghanistan
were a difficult period for socialists in the US as a tidal wave of
nationalism, racism, and support for Bush swept across the country. This
was brought to a head when, with the US victory in Afghanistan, the
anti-war movement collapsed....
In the immediate aftermath of the S11 attacks and Bush’s ’ war against
terror’ there was an increase in attacks by radical Islamic groups in
Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) and the sub-continent as whole, resulting
in the largest military build-up between the two nuclear rivals of
Pakistan and India...
FOR MOST of the 1990s the capitalists believed that in globalisation and
the neo-liberal economic model, they had discovered a new elixir of life
for their system. Exaggerated claims were made that new technologies had
created a ’productivity miracle’, while Wall Street’s pet economists
The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) held its recent Congress in
Durban, KwaZulu/Natal on 5 and 6 October 2002. Forty-five delegates,
overwhelmingly working class youth representing the four most important
provinces, Gauteng, the Western and Eastern Cape and KwaZulu/Natal,
Recruitment to the CWI in Greece (Xekinima) has been rapid in the last
few months. This reflects a recovery of the radical mood in Greek
society (especially the youth), which began with the general strike and
Genoa last year. This was followed by a lull after September 11th, which
lasted until spring this year.
The magnificent demonstrations on 15 February brought millions onto the
streets in well over 600 cities in every country and continent
imaginable. In the future this will be seen as a line, which separated
two historical periods of time. The first was marked by the euphoric
triumphalism of capitalism and imperialism...
Since the school year began in September we have had weekly meetings at
the University of Toronto (ten in a row). We have been able to attract a
new periphery around us. We have also intervened in anti-war protests in
Toronto and other activities. In the New Year we plan to have weekly
paper sales and book tables on...