Archive for 'The West'
The West is keen to use the Algerian gas plant seige to justify new interventions in a region it once dominated. But the official version of events just doesn’t stack up, writes Ken Olende in Socialist Worker UK.
The Western powers have chosen war as the way to put Mali together again, and they’ve begun deploying all the king’s horses. Malians of the North and the South could all be in for a long, terrible ordeal. The imperialists don’t exactly care who wins – as long as they back the winner.
It was Tunisian workers who drove the dictator out. On Thursday night Ben Ali was going to tough it out. On Friday he fled. What changed? The normally regime friendly leadership in the General Union of Tunisian Workers, known by its French initials UGTT, under pressure from its rank and file, called a two hour strike [...]