Posts in: U.S.

Group 4 Securicor workers globalise resistance

Winter/Spring 2007

Workers employed by multinational giant Group 4 Securicor are strengthening their international links — and that is good news. This giant corporation was formed in 2004 through the merger of Group 4 Falck and Securicor. The conglomerate also incorporates the Florida-based Wakenhut Corporation, which counts the United States government as a major customer. Group 4… Read more »

Kabul in Winter: the ravages of war and religious rule in Afghanistan

Summer/Autumn 2007

Kabul in Winter: Life without Peace in Afghanistan (Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, New York, 2006) hits hard in the gut while absorbing the mind. The book is a scathing indictment of U.S. policies that promoted the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, used the plight of Afghan women to justify an unjust war, and finally… Read more »

Terminator Trio Defeated!

Winter/Spring 2006

The UN Convention on Biological Diversity met in Brazil last March. On the agenda was terminator, or gene sterilisation, technology. Three governments — Australia, Canada and New Zealand — were dubbed the “Terminator Trio” when they teamed up to try and overturn a global moratorium on terminator technology, which prevents farmers saving and reusing seeds…. Read more »

War on dissent: anti-terrorism laws must be defeated

Winter/Spring 2006

Fantasy becomes reality. The plot of the movie, Minority Report, was that crime was so out of control in a future world that people could be arrested as “pre-criminals.” Faheem Lohdi, a Pakistani-Australian and Muslim, is unjustly held in the psychological management unit at Goulburn jail. He had some maps, videos, DVDs and handwritten notes… Read more »

Socialist Linda Averill moves women’s issues to the front of the bus in race for Seattle City Council

Winter/Spring 2005

Seattle, the home of massive protests against the World Trade Organization and other neoliberal atrocities, this year offers a rare opportunity: voters can elect a genuine representative of working people to its City Council. Feminist and unionist Linda Averill, a city bus driver and former organizer of Seattle Radical Women, is running as a Freedom… Read more »

Reproductive rights advocate calls for a radical solution to the Bush blues

Summer/Autumn 2005

The following column is adapted from a speech given by Bernadette Logue for Radical Women at a post-election panel discussion held at Seattle Central Community College. Logue is one of the organizers of Seattle RW’s action in defense of reproductive rights on January 22, the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision… Read more »

Ugly Americans: Abu Ghraib shakes U.S. complacency

Winter/Spring 2004

When news broke in late April about American soldiers torturing and humiliating Iraqis at Abu Ghraib prison, the U.S. public reacted with revulsion and dismay. The photographs and accounts of brutality, murder and gleeful sexual sadism were a jarring contradiction to the U.S. self-image as a people committed to fair play, decency, and democracy. In… Read more »

Dateline U.S.A. – LaRouche: Fascism Restyled for the New Millennium

Summer/Autumn 2003

Nine years out of prison, Lyndon LaRouche is once again campaigning to be U.S. president. But his influence reaches beyond the U.S.A. to Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, Australia and elsewhere via electoral campaigns, speaking engagements, a host of well-funded organizations, and the media, including his own numerous publications and web sites. LaRouche writes… Read more »