Archive for March, 2014

Port of Vancouver Truckers’ Successful Strike

Port of Vancouver Truckers’ Successful Strike

For the last month, the main roads of Vancouver have been usually quiet as around 1,500 truck drivers who service the port of Vancouver have been on strike. On Thursday, March 28, after defying many threats, the drivers went back to work having won significant improvements in their working conditions. This strike was unusual as […]

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Mass protests – The first flowers of spring

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Mass protests – The first flowers of spring

What program should the Left advocate? Five weeks have passed since militant protests broke out in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Sonja Grusch reports from her recent visit the country, along with other CWI supporters from Austria, where she discussed with protesters and Left activists. In Tuzla and other places, you can see the government buildings that were burned […]

Posted in: Bosnia, International
Ukraine: Crimea breaks away to join Russia

Ukraine: Crimea breaks away to join Russia

Tensions between powers worsen Crimea’s 16 March referendum saw an overwhelming majority vote in favour of joining Russia. According to the claimed official result, 96.77% voted ‘for’ integration and turnout was 83.1%. Tens of thousands celebrated in Simferopol, the capital of Crimea. On 17 March, the regional parliament declared the Republic of Crimea. President Putin […]

International Women’s Day 2014

International Women’s Day 2014

For more than a century, 8 March has been known as International Women’s Day – the day to commemorate and celebrate the struggles of working and poor women against exploitation at work, in society and at home. Over the years, however, its meaning has been distorted. In the Stalinist states claiming, falsely, to be socialist, […]

Posted in: International, Women