Dated: 04 Sep 2004
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UNDER HIS "Another veteran against this war" sign, Frank from Philadelphia shouted, "Bring the kids home! Bring them home now!"
FOR MANY natives of the city the opportunity to stroll the car-free streets of New York was a delight.
"There is no chance for Bush’s war agenda to be clearly rejected on election day, because John Kerry is promising to continue, and even strengthen, the military occupation of Iraq.
I’VE SPENT the last nine months helping to organise the next European Social Forum (ESF) in London on 14-17 October. It’s six weeks away, and the signs are it will be big. At last year’s ESF in Paris, and the year before in Florence, we had 40,000. This year we’ve had twice as many proposals—for 900 meetings and 180 cultural events.
VETERANS AND serving members of the US armed forces joined this week’s protests at the Republican convention in New York.
THE RMT rail union is escalating action on Eurostar following a successful one-day strike by customer service staff at the company.
RESPECT IS standing in a council by-election on the Isle of Dogs, east London, next week, and also in the forthcoming parliamentary election in Hartlepool.
SACKED STEEL erectors at the Wembley Stadium site returned to the picket lines after the bank holiday, boosted by the news that the Amicus union had announced its intention to declare the dispute official.
SWANSEA’S TWO week old indefinite strike by council IT workers gained fresh momentum last week.
EIGHT TGWU union full time officials in Glasgow are facing disciplinary action by the union over vote rigging.
NEW AND old hands in cinema united in support of October’s European Social Forum (ESF) at the premiere of Ken Loach’s Ae Fond Kiss.
THE CHAOS at Heathrow airport last week showed the madness of the job losses imposed by the management of British Airways (BA).
LECTURERS AT Coatbridge College were joined by delegations of union members from other colleges in Glasgow and Motherwell last week in a protest at the threat of up to 22 compulsory redundancies at the college.
FIRE AUTHORITY employers have finally agreed to pay firefighters and control staff pay rises under the deal that ended last year’s dispute.
Without understanding the role and impact of capitalism and superpower intervention in Africa, the responses evoked by horrors such as that unfolding in Darfur, western Sudan, will often be mistaken.
Venezuela’s recall referendum took place on Sunday 15 August. Some 58 percent of people voted no when asked if Chavez should go.
15 August, when Hugo Chavez overwhelmingly won the referendum designed to remove him as president of Venezuela, was a bad day for George W Bush and Tony Blair.
IMAGINE MY delight when a few months ago I was invited to speak at a four-day socialist conference organised by All Together in South Korea.
THERE IS a huge desire among people to read about political ideas and political figures. The success of the new Bookmarks book, Che Guevara and the Cuban Revolution, is proof of this.
Dear Socialist Worker,
Rose Gentle AS SOON as we came back up to Glasgow we started to get letters from ordinary people, from all over Britain and other countries, saying "Don’t give up".
When Joe Strummer, lead singer with The Clash, died suddenly in December 2002 members of our local community got together to consider what we could do to mark the legacy of this hugely influential artist.
The Clash first thundered onto the scene in the late summer of 1976. They were in the vanguard of the punk revolution, along with others such as The Sex Pistols and The Buzzcocks.
HARDLY A week goes by without a media story about crime, violence, anti-social behaviour or lawlessness in our towns and cities. Even the last two issues of Socialist Worker have carried letters from readers debating whether Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs) are necessary to protect working class communities from "delinquent youth".
ISRAEL IS planning a massive grab of Palestinian territories under the guise of the "Gaza strip disengagement plan", launched by Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon.
THERE HAVE been many revolutions over the past 100 years. Every revolution has shown the potential power of ordinary people, but most have ended in defeat, compromise or simply a replacement of personnel at the top.
THE MEN exposed as plotting a coup in Equatorial Guinea are the scum of the earth.
None of the great powers gave a damn for Equatorial Guinea’s 500,000 people when the country became independent from Spain in 1968.
How are folk musicians responding to political events?
A day to celebrate SLAVERY IN the British Empire ended in 1833 when, on the first day of August, the government signed a document abolishing the practice across the West Indies.
DORCAS FLED the war-ravaged Democratic Republic of Congo—but she may die at the hands of Labour’s brutual new policy of denying healthcare to asylum seekers.
"I know it’s trendy, but I registered as an independent. I think I’m going for Ralph Nader." Colby Buzzell US soldier stationed in Iraq on his voting intentions in the US elections
Saturday 4 September <LI>Demonstrate against the ban on hijab in French schools, 12 noon, French embassy, Knightsbridge Road, London.
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