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US Longshoremen locked out by bosses

The "war on terrorism" is used as a pretext to attack west coast dock workers, writes Lesley Day Read more...

Argentina: on the road to revolution

The pro-IMF hunger administration of President Fernando de la Rua has fallen only one day after imposing a state of emergency. Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets across Argentina, outraged by de la Rua’s declaration that their democratic right to protest had been suspended. Read more...

Kashmir: No to war, yes to self-determination!

The preparations for war between India and Pakistan dramatically confirm our view that the United States’ victory in Afghanistan has not stabilised the world political situation or finally ushered in the long predicted new world order. Read more...

WTO Doha trade round fails to reach agreement

Ministers fail to agree a new trade agreement at Doha, Qatar. Read more...

China joins the World Trade Organisation

China's accession to WTO on November 11 is a symbolic recognition that capitalism holds sway in the country and the beginning of a new stage in the consolidation of business power. Read more...

WTO Doha trade round begins

WTO summit plans next round of war against world's poor Read more...

Who are the Taliban?

The Taliban – which literally means “students” or “seekers” of Islamic knowledge – grew from nothing in 1994 to become rulers of 90 per cent of Afghanistan by 1996.

It is an extremely young movement. The average age of its partisans is 14 to 24, and its leader Mullah Omar is 40 years old. It is an exclusively male Muslim brotherhood. Read more...

Stop the invasion of Afghanistan!

The US-led attack on Afghanistan is an atrocity. The war that Bush and Blair have unleashed from the comfort of Washington and Westminster will kill and maim thousands more innocent victims.

We have to be clear that in this war we want to see the imperialist coalition defeated, and that means supporting all Afghan military resistance against imperialism, including Taliban resistance. Why? Read more...