US president Bush says he’s targeting the Taliban regime because it’s
harbouring terrorists around Osama bin Laden. But in the 1980s it was
the US CIA which helped arm, finance and instruct Bin Laden and other
Islamist groups to fight the USSR army then occupying Afghanistan.Bin
Laden is just the latest...
A new world situation has opened up following the terrorist attack on
the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in which the attempt by US
imperialism to decisively change the relationship of world forces to its
own benefit through a ‘war’ against global terrorism threatens to bring
misery and devastation to...
The terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, DC Tuesday
September 11 were a horrific tragedy. Socialist Alternative
sends all those who lost loved ones and friends and all of those injured
its deepest sympathies and condolences.Socialists completely and
absolutely oppose and condemn this brutal,...
One after-effect of the World Trade Centre attack has been an increase
in racism and racist attacks. One Afghan taxi driver, who came to
Britain to escape persecution in Afghanistan, was paralysed from the
neck down after being kicked and beaten by three men in Twickenham, who
taunted him about events in America.
Unable to visit Bogota, Colombia’s capital, because it is considered too
dangerous, Clinton was compelled to spend his brief visit in the costal
resort of Cartagena. Protected by 350 US agents and 5,000 Colombian
soldiers, Clinton met with Colombia’s President Pastrana to give
benediction to ’Plan...
The situation outside the Holy Cross primary school has developed into
an ugly stand-off as community leaders talk about trying to settle the
conflict. At root, this conflict is about redefining boundaries between
Catholic and Protestant areas, which is further polarising the
THE SECOND round run-off in Peru’s presidential elections illustrates
the desperate need for a mass socialist alternative for the workers,
peasants and downtrodden sections of the middle class and urban poor.