cj#584> What about global solidarity?


Richard Moore

        I suppose you know about the recent huge strikes in France, the
Zapatista uprising in Chiapas, and the rise of anti-Yeltsin sentiment in
Russia.  Below are reports of mass protests in Australia and Germany.

        What do all these events have in common?  Elementary,  Watson,
they're all natural responses to the global new-world-order assault on the
world's peoples, social infrastructures, national sovereignties, and
democratic institutions.

        The NWO assault is carefully managed on a global scale, but,
unfortunately, the responses are isolated national events, with little
communication between them, and a sad lack of any sense of global
solidarity against a common enemy.

        You're unlikely to see an item in the mass media with a headline
like "Protests all around the world highlight the unpopularity of the
market-forces agenda" -- reporting such patterns is of course "off topic"
in the propagandistic press.

        So, with a pro-NWO media, how is it possible to build the bridges
and forge the sense of global solidarity that is necessary, as one part of
building an effective opposition to the NWO?


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From:         Rich Winkel <•••@••.•••>
Subject:      Australia Labor Protests Spread

          Tuesday August 20 1996
    By Nikki Tait in Sydney

          Angry demonstrators stormed Parliament House in
          Australia yesterday on the eve of the conservative
          federal government's first budget, but financial
          markets rallied in anticipation of tough measures.

          The ugly scenes came during one of the largest political
          rallies seen in Canberra, the capital. About 15,000
          people massed in front of the parliament buildings to
          protest about proposed changes to the industrial
          relations regime and cuts in the public sector.
          In contrast there was growing euphoria on financial
          markets. Bond prices rallied, with the yield on the
          benchmark 10-year bond closing at 7.90 per cent,
          down from 8.06 per cent on Friday. On the stock market, the
          All-Ordinaries Index rose 28.2 points to close at
          2,261.5 - 80 points off its record high.
          The Canberra demonstration was echoed by peaceful
          marches and rallies involving more than 10,000
          people in Adelaide and Brisbane.


        As an illustration of the worldwide coordination of NWO schemes,
note this message I got from the editor of a progressive magazine:

>PS - This week I received for publication in [XXX] a very long
>investigative report on the CIA's involvement in the sacking of Australian
>Prime Minister Gough Whitlam in 1975. It's written by some journalists who
>work for one of our major newspapers. I haven't had a chance to read it yet,
>but it contains full documentary proof of CIA interference in Australia's
>internal affairs.


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From:         Brian Hauk <•••@••.•••>
Subject:      250,000 Protest Austerity In Germany

from the Militant, vol.60/no.33                      September 23, 1996

   STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Trade unions in Germany organized
demonstrations in six cities September 7 to protest the
government-proposed austerity package that is to be voted on by
the lower house of the country's parliament (Bundestag)
September 13. Some 250,000 workers turned out for the rallies
and demonstrations.
   According to these publications, 60,000 people demonstrated
in Berlin against German chancellor Helmut Khol's austerity
plan. In Stuttgart, IG-Metal chairman Claus Zwickel spoke to
50,000 protesters urging them to vote the government down in
1998. In Leipzig, East Germany, Herbert Mai, the public
employee's union chairman, predicted widespread protests this
fall over the proposed social cuts. Some 35,000 workers took
part in demonstrations in Hamburg. Sizable actions were also
held in Dortmund and Ludwigshafen.
   Bundestag had approved major cuts in social programs on July
10 and 11. These included raising the retirement age, cutting
sick pay and pensions, reducing unemployment benefits,
postponing an increase of payments to workers with children, and
making it easier for small businesses to fire workers.


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