The US superpower’s quick victory over a fourth-rate military power
allowed Bush and the neo-conservative hawks who run the US government,
such as Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Wolfowitz, to emerge temporarily
strengthened. The US victory in Iraq solved very few problems, however,
ushering in a period of greater...
As we head into the second half of the third year of the reign of George
Bush the Younger, the hatred of millions of workers, youth, and people
of color against him and his neo-conservative advisers is intensifying.
People see a regime hellbent on asserting an arrogant corporate
imperialism abroad, while waging war on...
Bush administration hawks will consider their victory in Iraq a
vindication of their aggressive, militaristic approach to world
problems, and that nothing will stop them from bulldozing ahead with
their right-wing agenda. In reality, they will face incalculable
repercussions for their reckless policies.
On 18 January, the growing anti-war movement in the US took another
important step forward when a crowd estimated at over 200,000 braved the
cold and marched on the Naval Yard in Washington DC. The protest was
very diverse with large numbers of high school and college students but
also many veterans of the 60s antiwar...
MILLIONS OF big-business dollars were used by both major parties to
campaign for votes. Both represent big business. The Republicans,
however, push more aggressive pro-business policies and heavily outspent
the Democrats, by $527.4 million to $343.7 million.
Never in living memory has a sitting president strengthened his party’s
position in both the Senate and the House of Representatives in mid-term
elections. This is in spite of the deepening economic recession.