There are an astonishing 44 million Americans without healthcare. Those
who do have healthcare have to pay ridiculous amounts of money for it,
and even then, they have to worry about co-payments, deductibles, etc.
Never mind SARS and influenza - the entire for-profit American health
care system is diseased.
Bush's new plan for immigration
"reform" will benefit only the ruling classes of the US and Latin
America, Mexico in particular. Working people will only see their
conditions of life further deteriorate while big business pockets big profits.
On December 23, 2003 the US government officially acknowledged the outbreak of
BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) in a herd of cattle in the state of
Washington.This is officially the first case of mad cow in the US, but is in
reality the second case of an outbreak in the integrated Canadian and US cattle
industry. The farming and cattle crisis is at root a reflection of the
crisis of capitalism worldwide and a result of "globalization".
crisis in housing is a product of the capitalist system. Yosef Mikhah looks at
the effects it has on working people, and the need for a socialized plan of
quality housing for all. From the latest issue
of the US Socialist Appeal
Guantánamo Bay, an American army base containing 3,000 US military
personnel, is located at the southern end of Cuba. It has over the past two
years been used as a prison for 660 detainees from the ‘War on Terror’.The
use of the base as a prison for ‘enemy combatants’ has generated a great
deal of controversy. This term‘enemy combatants’conceals the fact that the
prisoners have no rights whatsoever and exposes the hypocrisy of the US