The letter below has been sent on behalf of the National Executive of Australia’s Democratic Socialist Party to the National Executive of the Australian Socialist Alliance. The DSP is starting a process of discussion on a proposal which, if accepted by the party’s Congress at the end of the year, would mean that it would do its public political work within the framework of the Socialist Alliance.
Was there a world before 11 September 2001? Some believe that the United States’ decision to intervene militarily around the world dates from that day. It is, then, useful to recall that in the course of the 1990s, the number of armed US military interventions around the world was higher than in the period 1945-1990 (according to a study by the US Congress).
Sharon came to power in 2001 with an old megalomaniac vision of the Middle East: Israel has the power, and ultimately the right, to re-shift the ME geopolitics in order to secure its vital and other interests.
The following statement has been issued by the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan on the anniversary of the 11 September tragedy.
By 12 September 2001, commentators were already telling Americans that "nothing will ever be the same again". In the year since then, workers have found that some things have changed a lot, and others not at all - but that they now have a new rationale, the war on terrorism. Increasingly, national security is invoked to cover the anti-labour agenda of the Bush Administration and the employers.
The United Nations’ World Summit on Sustainable Development was held in Johannesburg, South Africa from August 26 to September 4, 2002. While the decisions of the Rio convention in 1992 have still not been applied, the great powers, in concert with the biggest multinationals, are claiming to promote sustainable development. Who can really believe it?
Hope did not come from Rio. It did not come from Johannesburg. It comes from Porto Alegre, Seattle or Genoa.
The Italian-based Fiat group has approved a restructuring plan for its automobile division. The plan provides for the closure or restructuring of 18 plants - two in Italy and 16 abroad - with 6,000 redundancies.
IV has received the following brief report on the evolution of the Basque conflict and the main initiatives that are being carried out in the last area where there is politically motivated violence in Western Europe, with the aim of constructing a peace process.
Latin America, confronted with a spreading and deepening economic crisis, is a favoured terrain for the International Monetary Fund. However, it is also a source of concern to the IMF as its ruptures with Fund policies become generalized.
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