OVER 450 people crammed into a Globalise Resistance and Scottish Palestinian Solidarity Campaign hosted meeting on 'Do we need a global intifada?' in Glasgow on Thursday of last week. The reception for Haidi Giuliani, the mother of Carlo Giuliani who was murdered by the police during the G8 protests in Genoa last year, was electric.
Haidi talked about how the Italian anti-capitalist movement has grown and invited everyone to the European Social Forum taking place in Florence in November this year. The audience then watched Noam Chomsky live from Boston talking about US imperialism.
Altogether around 1,500 people in Scotland, and several hundred in England, joined the link-up. Chomsky gave a damning critique of US and British imperialism in the Middle East.
Mike Gonzalez called for a global intifada to unite all struggles against military and corporate globalisation. At the end of the meeting everyone sang the Italian song 'Bandiera Rossa' in memory of Carlo. We really felt that another world is possible.