United States

The property of the white rich comes before the lives of the poor African Americans

Written by Thomas Harrelson Friday, 09 September 2005
A comment on Katrina from a reader in the USA, who highlights how in the list of priorities of the US authorities, the defence of private property came before helping the working class African Americans.

Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana: the United States is now the "Third World"

Written by Michael Hureaux Friday, 02 September 2005
A comment on the glaring class contradictions that Hurricane Katrina has thrown up. While the poor are accused of looting, the rich loot legally by profiting even from this disaster.

While Bush prevaricates, Venezuela offers help to US poor

Written by Jorge Martin - www.handsoffvenezuela.org Friday, 02 September 2005
Venezuela was the first country to offer help to the United States in dealing with the effects of Hurricane Katrina. Chavez has offered money and personnel to help in the relief operations. The answer of an unnamed "senior State official" was that “unsolicited offers can be counterproductive." They would rather some of their own people died than have the people of the USA see Venezuela for what it is, a country where its people are challenging the very capitalist system upon which so much poverty and devastation is based.

The New Orleans Disaster: The Real Face of "Capitalism of the 21st Century"

Written by John Peterson Friday, 02 September 2005
Hurricane Katrina will be remembered for years to come as an important turning point in the USA. Thousands, tens of thousands of poor people have been left to fend for themselves, many dying dehydrated, in what is the richest country in the world. People are noting that the Bush administration, very quick to mobilize a huge army to invade Iraq, has been painfully slow in helping the people of New Orleans. The class question is emerging clearly and this will have profound effects on the whole of US society.

Editorial from the American Socialist Appeal

Written by Socialist Appeal Friday, 15 July 2005
The recent terrorist attacks in London only confirm the volatile position the world finds itself in at the beginning of the 21st century. Bush and Blair’s war on terror and the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan have done nothing but further destabilize the situation. In the United States, the mood is finally turning against the war. This is the editorial of the latest issue of the American Socialist Appeal.

The Bush Tax Cuts & Class Division in America

Written by David May Friday, 15 July 2005
Titanic sums of money - the taxes paid in mostly by the working class - have been spent by the Bush Administration primarily on two things: the continuing slaughter in Iraq and the further enrichment of the top 10 percent of Americans. Millions of working people in the United States continue to worry about whether or not they will have a job two months from now or even next week. And how does the ‘compassionate conservative’ in the White House soothe the nation’s anxiety? By handing out billions of dollars to the modern-day robber barons of Capital.

War, Occupation, Torture, Apologies

Written by Shane Jones Thursday, 14 July 2005
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin's atypically frank condemnation of the treatment of U.S. prisoners around the world cause a storm of criticism. The bulk of the critics purposely skewed Durbin’s apt comparison, ignoring the widespread tactics used in the war on terror which without question include torture. The ugly truth is that prisons in Iraq are merely a reflection of the prison system here in the U.S.

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