It’s official. Barack Obama is the presidential candidate of the
Democratic Party. His rapid rise to national prominence and eventual
nomination have left millions of American workers and youth dizzy with
hope for real change. Many have lamented or attempted to justify his
shift to the right since he won the nomination (a shift from the
so-called “center” of U.S. politics as he has never been on the
“left”). But few have drawn the logical conclusion from this: that as
we have explained time and again in the pages of Socialist Appeal,
Obama does not represent real change and is organically incapable of
changing anything fundamental. How could he? He is a Big Business
politician and he will defend Big Business’ interests.
The death of another female US soldier fighting in Iraq has
aroused serious suspicions as to the circumstances that led to her death. The
war in Iraq
is causing far more casualties than the official figures indicate. The case of
LaVena Johnson is yet another tragic example of why we demand the troops be
brought home now! For more information, please visit www.lavenajohnson.com.
is in the worst housing slump since the Great Depression as home prices fell by
a record 15.3 percent from a year ago in the first few months of the year.
Mortgage defaults and home repossessions have skyrocketed as working people are
unable to make ends meet.
The rising cost of oil, and gasoline in particular, is
having an effect on everything, further stretching the limits of the already
strained wallets of US workers. The oil and energy barons are making big
profits at the expense of US workers. It is time to call for the expropriation
of these parasites.
The US Marxists analyse the situation that is developing in
the USA, dealing with the deepening economic crisis, the impact of the ongoing
war in Iraq, the upcoming elections and the future that awaits the US workers