On Saturday, November 17, a massive demonstration of 70,000
workers and youth took place in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. The workers
are fed up with low wages, high prices, cuts in services and privatisation.
They have had a taste of capitalism and clearly don’t like it.
This article was sent to us by Nikola VukobratoviÄ‡, who is the Chairman of the Socialist Youth of Croatia, the
youth organisation of the Socialist Workers' Party of Croatia. Since most of
our readers will not be familiar with the corruption scandals mentioned in the
article, we provide here a short introduction.
collapse of the former Yugoslavia
had led to a swathe of privatisations, cuts in social spending and a systematic
dismantling of all the gains of the past. But one event back on November
revealed that below the surface a new situation is brewing. Suddenly in
reaction to worsening conditions, the imposition and increase in fees and so on,
the students in one Faculty occupied the university building in an exemplary