Magazine article New Internationalist

From This Month's Editor

Magazine article New Internationalist

From This Month's Editor

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FROM THIS MONTH'S EDITOR

Life must go on. This is the magazine we planned to give you last month, until the Twin Towers crashed and terror of one sort or another started to shake the ground beneath our feet, from America to Afghanistan. These are testing, perplexing times, when only the most enduring of human virtues will remain standing in defiance of the downward spiral of violent hatred and revenge.

Looking back over this issue on Trade Unions, which was conceived and written before the events of 11 September, it is remarkable to me now how little needed changing, how much still applies. The space we are permitted to occupy between the Twin Terrors may have narrowed. But that space had to be created in the first place by the power of human solidarity, on which the international labour movement still relies. …

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