Solidarity 035, 14 August 2003

The last time we were heresy-hunted martin Mon, 03/09/2015 - 20:32

This article four in a four part series. To go back to the contents page click here

Sean Matgamna here concludes his article exploring the early 80s' campaign of vilification of Socialist Organiser, forerunner of Workers' Liberty and Solidarity, by the Workers' Revolutionary Party (WRP).

Unions must break with Blair Anon Mon, 08/18/2003 - 07:06

Whatever the detailed results of the enquiry into the death of David Kelly, most people in Britain are sure about one thing: the government lied to us about its reasons for going to war with Iraq.

Who said what and when about the "45 minute" claim-that Saddam could launch weapons of mass destruction with three quarters of an hour's notice-is less important than the simple truth that Blair said that he could, and that he quite patently could not.

Yarls Wood: the government is guilty Anon Mon, 08/18/2003 - 07:06

By Dale Street

At the time of going to press the jury in the Yarls Wood trial had still to deliver its verdict on the five defendants accused of violent disorder and arson.

Support Iranian workers and students Anon Mon, 08/18/2003 - 07:03
A solution for Liberia? Anon Mon, 08/18/2003 - 07:02

By Matt Cooper

The international pressure that led to the departure of President Charles Taylor and the arrival of a small West African peace-keeping force, with limited US support, has led some sections of the left to denounce an "imperialist intervention".

Workers of the World: ROUND-UP

Submitted by Anon on 18 August, 2003 - 7:01

  • People's United Opposition Party launched in Indonesia
  • Guatemalaen maquila workers' victory
  • Victory in the Hyundai strike
  • Sri Lankan trade unionists under attack
  • Yao Fuxin and Xio Yunliang moved to labour camp
  • Brazil pension reform sparks workers protest

People's United Opposition Party launched in Indonesia

Union of the Unemployed fights for workers in Iraq Anon Mon, 08/18/2003 - 07:01
No Sweat events Anon Mon, 08/18/2003 - 06:58

  • Nike London "fun run"
  • Robert Newman
  • No Sweat at the Edinburgh festival
  • No Sweat training day

Nike London "fun run"

Nike is hosting their annual 10 km charity-PR "fun run" in London's Richmond Park on Sunday 7 September.
Meet No Sweat and GMB London activists to protest against Nike's dreadful labour record from 10.30 at Barnes rail station (trains from Waterloo)
No Sweat protest site:

Mexican workers fight Levi's

Submitted by Anon on 18 August, 2003 - 6:57

By the Centro de Apoyo al Trabajador (CAT - workers' centre)

On 19 July workers at Tarrant Mexico-Ajalpan held a constituent assembly to form an independent union (SUITTAR, or Sindicato Único Independiente de Trabajadores de la Empresa Tarrant México). Seven hundred of the thousand-strong workforce have joined the union.

SUITTAR applied for formal registration for the new independent union. It is common that registrations for independent unions are denied because of the anti-union policies in Mexico.