With the stroke of a pen, the multi-millionaires who run Airbus have thrown out tens of thousands of workers into anxiety. An international appeal has been launched demanding the unconditional withdrawal of the Power 8 plan and the nationalisation of Airbus-EADS, without compensation to the big shareholders.
Last night an unholy alliance of Blair's New Labour and the Tories won a commons vote for the renewal of the Trident nuclear missile defense system. The rebellion of Labour backbenchers over the issue represents a serious political tremor however.
The University of Bristol hosted its second Latin American Forum organised by a coalition of solidarity campaigns. Around 120-150 people filled the lecture rooms to debate and discuss the revolutionary social movements that are currently sweeping across Latin America. Hands Off Venezuela was represented by Jorge Martin.