Archive for 'United States'
Danny Katch in Socialist Worker US reports on the Staten Island grand jury decision in the Eric Garner case – and the bitter anger of opponents of police violence as they mobilize yet again. Here is a snippet.
But the video wasn’t the key. As in Ferguson, the real key was the unspoken rule of the criminal injustice system: Killer cops are above the law – and they can get away with murder.
DARREN WILSON has gotten away with murder – and the American injustice system sent the message once again that Black lives don’t matter, write Nicole Colson and Alan Maass in Socialist Worker US.
This is from the editorial in Socialist Worker US on the mid-term elections and the large number of those who are dismayed with establishment politics and who didn’t vote.
SocialistWorker.org writers Eric Ruder, Elizabeth Schulte, Trish Kahle and Donny Schraffenberger traveled to Ferguson to provide this account in Socialist Worker US of a community rising up against police violence, despite a crackdown that turns their city into a war zone each night.
Ashley Smith in Socialist Worker US provides the essential background for understanding Iraq’s crisis. As Iraq’s descent into chaos and conflict proves once again, the U.S. and its imperial rivals are part of the problem, not the solution.
So you haven’t heard about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement? This is not surprising since it is being negotiated in secret. So afraid is the Australian government of its citizens knowing details about what is being negotiated that the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade banned journalists from a public briefing on the TPP.
The biggest terrorist sits in Washington and kills women and kids every day. Why isn’t Barack Obama on trial for his terrorism?
If the Obama administration and Congress really wanted to get to the heart of gun violence, they would have to take a serious look at the social policies the government is based upon. The answer to gun violence isn’t spending billions on police who devalue people’s lives. The real answer depends on a whole new set of social priorities that would make people’s lives worth living.
The election has returned to its “fundamentals,” where voters are weighing a choice between an indefensible status quo and an uncertain future. Whatever the outcome in November, we will need to be ready to face this fact: The austerity agenda will grind on – with a few palliatives (Obama) or on steroids (Romney) – until working people put a stop to it.
The massacre of Sikhs in Oak Creek is not “senseless.” It is a predictable consequence of a society where racism and bigotry has been allowed to fester, magnified by the officially sanctioned demonization of Arabs, Muslims and others of Persian and Asian descent. By virtue of their skin color, religion and clothing, people from these groups are perceived as a supposed “threat” to security, and they are scapegoated as part of the so-called “war on terror” carried out by both parties.