On April 18, thousands of Israeli students came out to express their opposition to the Shocat Committee, set up by the state to push through its agenda of raising University tuition. The students have now called for an indefinite strike against the plans of the government.
War in Iraq
has solved nothing for US
imperialism. Equally Israel’s
attempt to invade Lebanon
last year also failed miserably. Every time imperialism tries to use the
jackboot it merely serves to destabilise even further this already extremely
unstable region. Now they are preparing for more wars…
Today another general strike of the public sector has
started. The last one was called off after the courts issued an injunction. Now
the pressure is piling up once more. The workers of Israel are making it clear where
they stand. They deserve a leadership that is prepared to go all the way.
publish a summarised version of an introductory speech on the Middle
East given by Fred Weston at a recent meeting of the International
Marxist Tendency. In answering some of the pessimists on the left he points out
how imperialism is facing defeat in the region and highlights the enormous
potential for class struggle.
The recent internecine fighting between different factions
in Gaza has
temporarily calmed down after an agreement was patched together to form a
government of national unity. This will eventually break down as none of the
pressing problems of the Palestinian people will be solved.