The EU summit that was recently organized in Thessalonica from June 19 to 21
was met with tens of thousands of Greek workers and youth showing their
opposition to the this international club of capitalists gangsters. The European
"leaders" were discussing the new EU Constitution and the problems of illegal
The 1990's has seen a huge increase in poverty around the globe. The gap
between the rich and the poor is getting wider, and if current trends continue
then it will be the year 2147 before areas such as Sub-Saharan Africa can hope
to halve the number of people in poverty.
Instead of further integrating the world's economies, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) summit in Cancun actually succeeded in creating more polarisation and deeper divisions between its members. The viability of the WTO, which since Seattle (December 1999) has gone from failure to failure, is more than ever in doubt. Luis Enrique Barrios, from the Mexican Marxist paper Militante analyses the breakdown of talks and future prospects.