United States

USA: Nationalize the Airlines Under Workers' Control

Written by John Peterson Wednesday, 12 January 2005
The smashing of the PATCO union in 1981 was the opening salvo in a decades-long assault by the bosses against the airline unions and the labor movement in general. Now the bosses and their government are trying to make an example of the flight attendants and machinists.

Only the Working Class Can Stop the War

Written by the Workers International League Friday, 10 December 2004
A new anti-war leaflet from the Workers International League. Download it as a PDF file.

The Bush Agenda: Tax Cuts, Privatization & War

Written by David May Thursday, 09 December 2004
A look at what Bush’s “mandate” will mean for the workers of the U.S. and the world. From issue number 15 of the US Socialist Appeal.

Working Men and Women Have No Representation

Written by Kurt Penca Tuesday, 07 December 2004
The need for a mass party of labor based on the unions is more acute than ever. We must start building such a party now. From issue number 15 of the US Socialist Appeal.

Iraq and the relations between the United Nations and the Bush administration

Written by Fred Weston Monday, 06 December 2004
Some American Republicans are calling for the resignation of Kofi Annan as UN general secretary. The alleged reasons are accusations of corruption. As always the real reason lies elsewhere. It is part of the onging conflict between the major powers over the war in Iraq.

How Fords Made Their Millions

Written by Mick Brooks Thursday, 18 November 2004
Henry Ford had a mythical reputation as a “people's capitalist”, a man who was smart enough to design a car that ordinary workers could afford, and a boss who paid his workers enough to buy Ford cars. Nothing could be further from the truth! The great lesson of labour relations at Ford's from its beginning is that every improvement for the workers was gained through bitter and unremitting struggle. By Mick Brooks (November 1978)

Thoughts on the American elections

Written by Alan Woods Thursday, 11 November 2004
America’s presidential election is over and George Bush won. The result has caused a lot of disappointment, or even despair, both in the USA and on a world scale. On the face of it, the situation seems to justify the most pessimistic interpretation. In reality, however, the basis of this vote is extremely fragile and unstable. It will evaporate like hot water off a stove in the heat of the events that are being prepared nationally and internationally.

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