WW archiveIssue 505
20 November 2003
America versus Europe
George Bushs four-day state visit to the United Kingdom has provoked a storm of brilliant protests and tells us something about the state of imperialism, says Jack Conrad
George Bush’s four-day state visit to the United Kingdom has provoked a storm of brilliant protests. No walkabouts for him. At the cost of £5 million, half the metropolitan police force, 14,000 in total, have had to be deployed to guard the hated US president, turning key areas of central London into a kind of moving no-go zone.
On Zafari; Anarcho record; Eclectic errors; Rewin Labour; State cap EU; Active boycott?; ZCTU protest; SSP inaccuracies
European Social Forum: Too much hot air
European Social Forum: Lutte Ouvrières boycott is very much to be regretted
The PCF was attacked with bottles and fireworks by a gaggle of two to three hundred anarchists. David Moran witnessed events
European Social Forum
Bernard-Henri Lévy has accused Tariq Ramadan of antisemitism. Not so, writes Alan Fox
European Social Forum: Multitude or working class?, Antonio Negri, co-author of Empire, was a star attraction
Around the web - Phil Hamilton reviews the website of Attac
Only 100,000; Scots missed; Cassen castigated;
On Saturday November 8, Awaaz South Asia Watch held its first conference in Camden Town Hall. This activist organisation was set up in the wake of last years Gujarat state-inspired pogroms against muslims in western India.
The awkward birth of the Marxist Internet Archive has, fortunately, coincided with a drying up of print editions of the classics, here is how it started and what it plans for the future
At a meeting of 40 Public and Civil Service Union London Left Unity members on November 11, Socialist Workers Party comrades voted against their organisations position with regards to the pay of rank and file candidates when elected as full-time trade union officials.
November 18 meeting in London: stop the war movement becomes a stop the occupation movement
European Social Forum: Despite the presence of some prominent individuals from European organisations on the platform, the discussion and debate on Europe within liberal globalisation - the role of the EU and responsibilities of European states in the architecture of world powers generally remained uninspiring
Socialist Alliance: I claimed in a previous article that the CPGB was ducking the question of republican slogans in its intervention in the Socialist Alliance
Bob Paul spoke to George Monbiot at the European Social Forum