We received this from Bob M. who gives this first-hand report from the anti-war demonstration
in San Francisco. As he says, "Any attack on Iraq is going to be followed by massive demonstrations,
and in more communities. The capitalist politicians have created anti-war
momentum that's not about to go away, as long as the threats of war, if not
actual war, persist."
As the results of the mid-term elections come in - an apparent sweeping victory
for President Bush's Republican Party - many questions must be answered. How and
why did this happen? What will it mean for working people and activists on the
left? Does this mean Americans actually like George Bush and his policies?
As the Republicans celebrate their mid-term election victory, the drums of war
are growing ever louder, and the bourgeois economists insist that a sustained
recovery is just around the corner. We are told that the passing of the Homeland
Security bill will mean greater safety, stability, and that the "war on terror"
is being successfully waged in the interest of all Americans. However, the new bill means only more restrictions on
the "freedom", and the economic situation for hundreds of thousands will continue to deteriorate. Billions have been spent
on "defense", and still we are told that the threat of attacks is as high as it
was before September 11.