Eurozone leaders attending the recent G7 summit of finance ministers
from the richest capitalist nations let out a howl of impotent anguish.
The statement issued after their meeting (7/8 February) at Boca Raton,
Florida, deplored the "excessive volatility and disorderly movements" in
Intervening in the World Social Forum in Mumbai was very much like
intervening in one six day-long demonstration. The activity was more or
less constant from eight in the morning until nine or ten at night.
VLADIMIR LENIN, the main leader of the Russian revolution, made the
following insightful observation in mid-1917: “During the lifetime of
great revolutionaries, the oppressing classes constantly hounded them,
received their theories with the most savage malice, the most furious
hatred, and the most unscrupulous...
THIRTY YEARS ago, on 1 January 1974, a power-sharing government was
established in Northern Ireland. Within months it had been brought down
by a Loyalist stoppage and it would be 25 years before another power
sharing government was established, similar to the 1973-1974 model.
"Many multinational corporations feel their mouths water at the mention
of the opening up of the Indian economy. India offers a good ground for
plunder. Even if only 10 per cent of the population of 1.06 billion have
5,000 rupees to spend, that offers a big market." (1 euro=56 rupees).