The myth of an American military mission to build a democracy and liberate an
oppressed people has been shattered to pieces. The photographs from Abu Ghraib
depict scenes of physical brutality, sadist sexual abuse, and monstrous acts by
American soldiers. The Bush administration and the military command in Iraq
continue to deny knowledge and involvement, even while a flood of information
from eyewitnesses provides proof to the contrary. However, the calls demanding
justice from a domestic or international court are misleading; history shows us
that only the working-class can end the war and bring the guilty to justice.
A new WIL flyer. John Kerry is the Democrat's new poster boy. But what have he
and his party done for working people? We need a real alternative - a mass party
of labor based on the unions! Download it as a PDF file.
Former US president Ronald Reagan passed away on June 5. The state funeral,
which was little more than a crude exercise in propaganda on the part of the
Bush administration, was held the following weekend. The historical revision at
the ceremony was astonishing. The working class of the United States and the
world must know and understand the real legacy and meaning of the Reagan years
in order to understand the lessons of the past and lead the struggle against
capitalism and imperialism today.