The following analysis of recent US/south Korean accusations against Democratic Korea is by Stephen Gowans, from his blog, What’s Left:
While the South Korean government announced on May 20 that it has overwhelming evidence that one of its warships was sunk by a torpedo fired by a North Korean submarine, there is, in fact, no direct link between North Korea and the sunken ship. And it seems very unlikely that North Korea had anything to do with it.
Posted in Anti-War / Anti-Intervention, Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Tagged Bush, Cheonan, DPRK, Go Yeong-jae, Grand National Party, Gulf of Tonkin incident, Hilary Clinton, Kim Tae-young, Lee Ki-sik, Lee Myung Bak, North Korea, RAND Corporation, Republic of Korea, South Korea, Stephen Gowans, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Won See-hoon, Won Tae-jae
The following is from the website of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine:
The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine condemns and denounces in the strongest terms the actions of the United States to once again veto any effort to cease the brutal Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people in Gaza in the United Nations on January 3, 2009.
The United States, acting fully in its expected capacity, as a brutal, criminal, colonialist empire governed by war criminals, from U.S. President George W. Bush to UN Ambassador Zalmay Khalilizad, as the head of the imperialist camp and the enemy aiming its weaponry at the Palestinian people.
Posted in Imperialism, Israel, Palestine, Theory
Tagged Bush, Gaza, Imperialism, Israel, Palestine, United Nations, Zalmay Khalilizad, Zionism
The following editorial is from Ang Bayan, the official news organ of the Communist Party of the Philippines issued by the CPP Central Committee.
U.S. imperialism tramples on the sovereignty of various countries as it wages its global terrorist war. The US can no longer deny this fact after the disclosure this November of a document containing orders to the US Special Forces to launch secret attacks on perceived elements of the al-Qaeda terrorist network anywhere in the world.
Bill Ayers and Weather Underground bombed toilets while the U.S. bombed villiagers in Vietnam.
McCain and Palin are pallin’ around with real terrorists like George W. Bush, who is responsible for the deaths of 1.2 million dead in Iraq and 4 million displaced. And now Palin “doesn’t know” if abortion clinic bombers are terrorists?? Indeed, her wording is very specific: does the categroy of “innocent americans” include abortion clinic doctors, according to Palin’s fundamentalist, right-wing world view? All of this isn’t because she’s confused. Its because she’s a fascist.
The following is an excerpt from Eric Mann’s recent article on the election, and while I don’t agree with all of Eric Mann’s ideas about revolutionaries submerging themselves into a “united front” with Obama, I do think it is important to do what it takes to prevent John McCain and his running dog, Sarah Palin, from taking office.
Posted in Electoral Politics, Women's Liberation
Tagged Barack Obama, Bill Ayers, Bush, Eric Mann, Iraq, John McCain, Sarah Palin, terrorism, video, Vietnam, Weather Underground, Women's Liberation
The following was a contribution from Kosta Harlan, an organizer with Students for a Democratic Society, at a program on the Iraq war organized by the People’s Organization for Progress in Newark, NJ on October 18. The program was titled “Which way to peace in Iraq?”
Is Bush on the path to victory in Iraq?
In a word: no. That’s simple enough. The whole world can see the occupation’s days are numbered. But it’s not enough to know the government’s cause is unjust or that the occupation is failing. We need to understand why.
The causes for the failure can be summed up simply:
- To achieve “victory” the occupation needs a political process to rule over Iraq.
- The Green Zone political process, the puppet government set up by the occupation authorities, is a failure.
- Therefore, the war will end in defeat for the United States, and in victory for the people of Iraq.
I. Why the occupation needs a puppet government
The origins of the current U.S. aggression against Iraq reside in two landmark events. The first was the 1958 revolution that swept the British-supported monarchy from power and established Iraqi independence and political sovereignty. Fourteen years later, the Baath Party nationalized the country’s oil, which ended the domination of Big Oil in Iraq. That laid the foundation for Iraq’s economic sovereignty.
Posted in Anti-War / Anti-Intervention, Iraq, Students for a Democratic Society, Theory
Tagged Anti-War / Anti-Intervention, Awakening Councils, Bush, Green Zone, Imperialism, Iraq, Iraqi Resistance, Kosta Harlan, National Liberation, national oppression, neocolonialism, Paul Bremer, People's Organization for Progress, Sahwa, Students for a Democratic Society
The following is from Reflections of Fidel Castro, October 13th, 2008.
Trade, within a society and among countries, is the exchange of goods and services produced by human beings. The owners of the means of production appropriate the profits. As a class, they are the leaders of the capitalist state and they boast of fostering development and social well-being through the market. This they worship as an infallible God. Continue reading
This video (in two parts) has been “translated into reality” in the subtitles (there is a button to turn on the closed caption feature at the bottom of the viewing box). The captions are both hilarious and really quite informative regarding capitalist crisis from a Marxist point of view.
Please see my previous post: No Bailouts for Billionaires!