Some 100 Peugeot Ryton workers protested on Friday of last week over the closure of their plant. The demonstration took place outside the Peugeot dealership in Coventry. Workers are balloting for strikes despite threats from Peugeot to accelerate the closure if workers vote for action.
The Afghan capital Kabul was the one place US and Nato occupation forces and the government of president Hamid Karzai could claim control. But an uprising this week, after a US military truck crashed into rush hour traffic killing at least five people, was a major show of opposition to an occupation in which British forces are taking a leading role.