El Nacional is the
leading bourgeois daily paper in Venezuela. It is hostile to the Bolivarian Revolution and
socialism. On Friday 12 August, it carried an article describing the meeting on
imperialism at the World Youth Forum, in which over a thousand people heard
Alan Woods, the editor of Marxist.com speak.
seen disgruntled public service workers taking action all over Canada in the
last year or so – whether it be teachers in Québec, twenty-thousand
Newfoundland public sector workers, Ontario’s Hydro One workers, or the members
of the Hospital Employees’ Union. The increasing labour unrest culminated this
summer when private sector workers stepped onto the scene in a major way with
the victorious Truckers’ strike.
at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) is trying to force through a new
contract on their employees – a contract eliminating restrictions on the
broadcaster's ability to contract out work instead of hiring full-time
employees. They have now applied a lock-out and it looks like it is going to a
long and bitter struggle.
A comment on Katrina from a reader in the USA,
who highlights how in the list of priorities of the US authorities, the defence
of private property came before helping the working class African Americans.
This summer up to 17,000 young internationalists from 144 countries
gathered in Caracas for one week to attend the World Festival of Youth
and Students. Ramon Samblas who was there from Britain gives his
impression of the festival and the general mood in Venezuela.