Wednesday, January 31, 2007

US Socialist Worker 617 Feb 2nd 2007

(US) Socialist Worker (February 2, 2007, Issue 617 ) leads on the theme of NO TO WAR AND OCCUPATION

In 'The antiwar movement returns to the streets: Making Our Voices Heard' there's a figure of 250,000 plus for the Washinbton DC march on January 27th, with 10,000 in San Francisco, 3,000 in Los Angeles, 3,000 in Seattle and some more demos elsewhere. Elizabeth Schulte does a nice job of interviewing a wide variety of people about why they are there.

On Lt. Ehren Watada’s antiwar stand there's an interview with journalist Sarah Olson in 'On trial for speaking the truth'.

And Lance Selfa provides a good nuanced report about the dangers of war on Iran in 'READING BETWEEN THE LINES: Warning signs of their next war?'. Good quote:
"Despite the similarities with the buildup to the Iraq invasion, it’s still too hard to say if the U.S. and/or Israel are preparing an imminent attack. But we should be alert to the warning signals that are flashing today."

And from the rest of the paper a word for:
Lee Sustar on the Lebanon, pointing the finger at the US for domestic troubles.

You can't keep Trotskyists from the lessons of the Russian Revolution for very long, so there's
'RUSSIA 1917 Part 1: How the stage was set for revolution'

SW faces up to the announcement of more figurs showing big drops in the figures for unionized workers in the US in 'Immigrant workers are labor’s future', but finds signs of hope in the struggles of immigrant workers. But they also keep up on the warnings about attempts to control migrant workers in 'Modern-day caste system' by an Orlando Sepuveda.


Blogger AN said...

Interestng article on Iran.

At the recent STWC stering committe Lindsay german was saying that the US wouldn't have aircraft carriers in the gulf and tank battalians in Iraq for anti-insurgency war.

But this shows huge ignorance of the structure of the US military, they can only deploy what they actualy have, and they are not geared up for counter-insuregency. their army is still structurallly prepared for war with the USSR.

So we cannot read too much into that sort of evidence

31 January 2007 at 17:56  
Blogger AN said...

BTW, prhaps it wasn'r obvious. Lindsay was inferring they were there to attack Iran

31 January 2007 at 17:56  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The left cannot leave the Russian revolution alone - esp considering we're in an anniversary year!

1 February 2007 at 09:03  

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