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...

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.

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...

No great movements took place since the last World Congress in 1998, although the number of workers who went on strike and the amount of striking days multiplied by 5 between 2000 and 2001. But still working class action is at a minimal level. The main reason for that is an absolute lack of alternative posed by the...

The progress made in building sections of the CWI since the Seventh Congress (in 1998) was assessed, with many excellent reports given; most sections have increased their membership and influence.

WORLD ’LEADERS’ are preparing a global publicity stunt - the World Summit on Environment and Development. From 26 August to 4 September, 65,000 delegates from 174 countries will descend on Johannesburg, South Africa. Security will be provided by 27,000 police.

Tens of thousands of delegates will spend hundreds of millions of dollars junketing at the second UN summit on sustainable development in Johannesburg South Africa, one of the biggest international conferences ever held.

THE TRIAL of top snooker player Quinten Hann for rape, highlighted all the prejudices, backward attitudes and myths which still surround this issue.

MAYDAY 2002 takes place at a time of explosive political, economic and social events worldwide. In the last few months we have witnessed one convulsion after another: the attacks on the Twin Towers in New York; war in Afghanistan; the beginning of a generalised world recession; the Enron collapse; Sharon’s bloody...

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