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Malcolm X, 40 years after the death of a revolutionary

Written by Ray Smith Monday, 21 February 2005
Forty years ago, yesterday, Malcolm X stood up at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem (New York) to speak. He was going to speak against the racial segregation all over the US. He was going to appeal to his brothers and sisters to resist and fight back against the “oppression of the white man” when he was gunned down. More than one or two breathed a sigh of relief at the top of the US establishment. One of the loudest voices against injustice had been lost.

Malcolm X: Forty Years After

Written by Michael Hureaux in Seattle Monday, 21 February 2005
We received this letter from an American comrade, Michael Hureaux, in Seattle.

Bush Taking Aim At Social Security

Written by David May Friday, 14 January 2005
Not content to wait until his inauguration, President George W. Bush and his administration have already launched an all-out offensive to “reform” the Social Security system. Bush, the Republican Party and their Wall Street cronies are now desperately trying to convince the American public that the nation’s old age and disability pension system is in crisis and that privatization is necessary to save it. Nothing could be further from the truth. The only crisis facing Social Security is a ravenous reactionary government determined to rob millions of their right to retirement in order to swell the coffers of the world’s largest financial banks. From issue 16 of the American Socialist Appeal.

The Iraq War: Opposition and Desperation

Written by Steve Barman Thursday, 13 January 2005
Brief reports on the Iraq War from the American Socialist Appeal.

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.

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