For two months now the Kabylia area has been in a state of insurrection and recently revolts have broken out in ten cities in the east of the country, in particular Annaba and Constantine.
The tragic expression of the despair of hundreds of thousands of young people faced with a repression of an unacceptable brutality is a timely reminder to the rulers that they cannot alone decide the fate of our people.
Those who leaf through the newspapers of the years 2000 and 2001 in 10 or 20 years time will not fail to be impressed by the intense debate on the construction of the European Union (EU) which has taken place over this period.
Savage police repression will be the abiding memory of the European Union summit in Gothenburg in Sweden, which ended on Friday June 15, with three demonstrators wounded after having been shot by police.
The second day of the meeting of the Asia-Pacific Labour Solidarity Conference. A hundred participants, two thirds Indonesian, a third foreigners. We are discussing the effects of capitalist globalisation when, at around 3 pm, a good fifty police officers storm in, some armed with rifles.
AFTER QUEBEC CITY, where the Summit of the Americas convened behind a giant wall and a fog of teargas, the World Bank won’t even try to hold its next scheduled meeting on "fighting global poverty" or was it "fighting the global poor" in Barcelona, Spain. The deliberations will be held electronically instead; interested critics of globalisation will be invited to submit your constructive and responsible suggestions via email.
The following is a contribution by the Brussels-based Committee for Cancellation of Third World Debt (COCAD/CADTM) to the struggle for the abolition of the third world debt and for the implementation of alternatives to neo-liberalism at a world scale. It is an updated version of a text first written at the beginning of 2001.
From Seattle onwards, the whole planet has been shaken by a mobilisation of a breadth seldom witnessed before. Not since the time of the fight against the war in Vietnam have there been so many meetings in such a short period of time, capable of influencing the international political framework.
The election of the Labour Party to power signalled, many hoped, the end of neo-liberal economic and social policies that had increased inequality and hardship in New Zealand. However, with some exceptions in the area of social policy labour have proven themselves little different to the preceding National government.
We print below three documents (the founding document, a military communiqué and a more recent political communiqué) from comrades working with the Equatorial Guinean Resistance.
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