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Where next after the battle of Seattle?

Last November, a series of demonstrations took place in Seattle, USA, against the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The Seattle protest not only disrupted the WTO meeting: it shook global capitalism to its foundations. Read more...

Bangladesh: oppression and misery in the delta

On 3 May, in Savar, Bangladesh, garment workers and their supporters staged a peaceful protest against a sudden wage cut. The management of Ring Shine called in police, who attacked the 1500 strong gathering. Read more...

Trade unions protest at Fiji's coup

Trade unions in Fiji staged a one day strike and demonstration on 22 May against the coup attempt by Fijian nationalist George Speight. Read more...

Kosova: one year after NATO's victory

It is now one year since NATO bombed Yugoslavia in an alleged attempt to save Kosova from ethnic cleansing. As talk of partition persists, violence escalates and the UN presides over chaotic conditions, many Kosovars may justifiably ask just what they were saved from. Read more...

Workers resist drive towards capitalism

Striking Chinese miners occupied a town and fought street battles with police for three days in February. The occupation of Yangjiazhangzi, in China's north eastern province of Liaoning, was only brought to an end after detachments of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) forced the 20,000 workers to retreat. Read more...

IMF: Enforcer of world misery

What is the role of the IMF in the world imperialist system? Read more...

Film and Freedom

Ken Loach has made many memorable films, most recently My Name is Joe. An earlier Loach film, Land and Freedom, dealt with the Spanish Civil war of the late 1930s. As in all his films Loach's loyalty to the working class and its struggles is evident. The interview, by Alejandra Rîos, was for Estrategia Internacional No. 10, the journal of the Argentinian group, the PTS. This version has been abridged for reasons of space. Thanks are due to all concerned in the interview and its translation. Read more...

A balance sheet of our perspectives

At the December 1998 International Executive Committee (IEC) of the LRCI we set out our perspectives for the class struggle in the year ahead. Read more...

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