ON 15 June 1953, about 60 building workers on the Friedrichshaim
hospital building site in East Berlin stopped work to draw up a letter
protesting at a 10% increase in the work norms imposed by East Germany’s
Just before the demonstrations against the EU summit started, the Greek
Social Forum (GSF) organised a number of meetings. Xekinima, an active
part of the GSF, organised a meeting on the need for a political
instrument for the movement. Inside the GSF there are dozens of
socialist groups present, but still there is no...
During the Greek EU summit thousands will join the protests in the city
of Thessaloniki. Nikei De Pooter (a member of Linkse Socialistiche
Partij [LSP]/ Mouvement pour une Alternative Socialiste [MAS], Belgian
affiliate of the Committee for a Workers’ International) is in
Thessaloniki and reports.
WHEN CIA experts wrote a report in September 1978 on the political
health of the pro-western monarchist regime in Iran, they concluded that
despite his autocratic rule, the Shah presided over a stable dynasty
that would last for at least another decade.
The majority of the members of the delegations to the G8 summit in Evian
had accommodation in Lausanne, in the French-speaking part of
Switzerland. In Lausanne, as well as in Geneva and on the French side of
the border, there were a number of protest demonstrations against the
WHILST THERE are quite clear differences between the situation now and
the situation in Lebanon following the Israeli invasion in 1982 (not
least the collapse of Stalinist USSR and the Eastern Bloc countries), it
indicates what could develop in US-occupied Iraq.
NOAM CHOMSKY’S Power and Terror is an attack on the hypocrisy and double
standards of US foreign policy. It explains why US imperialism is
loathed by so many people; because it interferes in international
politics not to assist human rights but simply to help itself.
The world economy is on the edge of a prolonged period of stagnation.
Before the war on Iraq began, its approach had already made a negative
impact. A United Nations statement in January this year forecast: "An
escalation into military action would have even more profound negative
economic consequences". The...
A major retrospective of the work of the 20th Century painter Max
Beckmann (1884-1950) is currently running at the Tate Modern in London.
Given the exhibition’s major concern with war and violent conflict, the
timing could hardly be more apt as we approach a likely bloody
imperialist war in the Middle East.