As George W Bush strives to create a new Gulf war-style ‘coalition
against terror’ – complete with ‘Islamic support’ from Saudi Arabia to
Pakistan – the Israeli regime has come under pressure to call a
cease-fire and reopen negotiations with Yasser Arafat’s Palestinian
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...
Support for military action from Pakistan’s General Musharraf has been
duly rewarded by George Bush. Sanctions imposed on both Pakistan and
India following their 1999 nuclear weapons tests have been lifted.
However, in siding with the US, Musharraf has unleashed opposition from
the country’s pro-Taliban...
Even at this early stage, the anti-war movement is gathering pace across
the US. Thousands have been involved in peace demonstrations. Over 2,000
marched in Berkeley. 500 demonstrated in Oberlin College, Ohio, where,
as The Guardian reported (24 Sept), Socialist Alternative - the
Socialist Party’s sister...