From July 25-28th the Labor Party is holding its third national
convention in Washington DC. However, there is a sharp contrast between
the lack of interest in this convention compared with the excitement of
the 1996 founding convention. The founding convention in Cleveland
attracted 1,400 delegates from 9 international...
The Teflon is finally wearing off President George W. Bush. After
getting elected through a legal coup, and diminished popularity, the
atrocity of 9/11 sent the Bush administration’s ratings into the
stratosphere as the mass of the population felt the need to support the
President in the war against terrorism. For...
The revelations about the sexual abuse of children in the U.S. Catholic
Church have become an enormous issue for the nation’s 64 million Roman
Catholics, and for society as a whole. When the scandal first broke in
the Greater Boston area this January, the extent of the problem and its
wider implications were not...
40,000-75,000 protested in Washington DC on April 20th
against Bush’s "War on Terrorism" and its possible extension to Iraq, US
aid to Colombia, the School of the Americas, and the annual meeting of
the IMF and World Bank. There were also solidarity demonstrations in San
Francisco with 15,000...
From January 31st through February 4th, workers,
youth, environmentalists, and an assortment of activists welcomed the
corporate elites of the World Economic Forum to New York City, with
rousing protests of over 10,000 people.
Boston’s 2002 May Day rally was called by the local AFL/CIO together
with immigrant organisations in support of immigrant rights and
legalisation of immigrants. AFL-CIO leader Linda Chavez-Thompson and
local immigrant and union leaders spoke. The rally was held in downtown
Boston, on Boston Common, and attended by...
The atrocious attacks on New York’s twin towers were aimed at an iconic
symbol of US wealth and economic domination. Among the thousands of
lives claimed by the suicide attackers were many low-paid cleaners, shop
and office workers, and also undocumented immigrant workers labouring
under the tyranny of neo-liberal...
The Socialist has been forthright in its condemnation of those who
attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. We described their
methods as those of "small groups employing mass terrorism". At the same
time, we have not given any support to George Bush or Tony Blair, who
call for a "war against...