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From The Socialist newspaper, 28 November 2006

Films show a world of rising struggles

THE RALLY began with a short film showing workers fighting back around the world. Starting in the US, the belly of the beast, the film showed Soldiers of Solidarity members taking strike action against job and wage cuts at the Delphi (GM) car plants.

This was followed by 34,000 New York transit workers on strike, then millions marching for immigrant workers rights.

In Latin America, the film showed hundreds of thousands protesting in Mexico City against the rigged election victory of pro-Bush Felipe Calderon. Then one million school students in Chile taking to the streets to demand education reforms. Finally, Bolivian workers demanding the renationalisation of their oil industry and the election of left leader Evo Morales as president.

'Europe working class enter the scene' was next, showing French youth demonstrating to force the government to cancel the CPE attack on young workers' rights. Then we saw ISR marching against war and occupation outside the Labour Party conference in September.

As the film said: "A world in struggle fight for a socialist world"!

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