On January 11 a meeting of more than 100 officers of U.S. unions and activists from a number of labour antiwar committees met in Chicago to establish US Labor Against the War (USLAW). The meeting reflected the growth of U.S. antiwar sentiment over the last six months.
THE REASON FOR the Democrats’ latest debacle in the 2002 midterm elections is obvious: Ralph Nader. It must be. Hasn’t Ralph been blamed for almost everything else? - We publish here the editorial from the January issue of the US journal "Against the Current".
In February the Fourth International’s world congress will meet in Europe, bringing together hundreds of revolutionary socialists from five continents to assess the tasks of Marxists in the coming years.
The triumph of Lucio Gutiérrez has put the demands of the popular movement to the fore and must be analyzed in the historical context of Ecuador over the last two decades.
"Without workers a factory does not function. But without bosses, yes, it functions — and very well indeed! With all the other comrades we are going to demonstrate that the nation functions with the hands of working people and not with the thieving hands of the politicians."
The first Asian Social Forum (ASF) - just-concluded - saw a unique confluence of grassroots social movements, people’s organizations and radical NGOs which interrogate globalization and counter pose equality, human rights and justice to the shop-worn agendas of trans-national big business.
"We have committed suicide": this comment by the outgoing prime minister, Bülent Ecevit, aptly sums up the situation following the Turkish parliamentary elections of November 3, 2002.
The Kurdish nationalists contested the elections under the rubric of DEHAP; a party of ’substitution’ formed in the eventuality of a dissolution by the Constitutional Court of the Party of the Democracy of the People (HADEP, led by Murat Bozlak).
The people have voted for the AKP out of spite and anger against the parties of the centre and against the centrifugal forces. I believe that this structural situation could open the road for the left in the period to come. On condition that it can dare to look at its own face in the mirror.
Necdet Sara has died due to heart failure at the age of 44. He had joined the Turkish section of the Fourth International just before the coup of 1980.
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