Bush has announced that Libby is “innocent until proven guilty”, one law applies for disgraced officials while another for the Australian, David Hicks (and many others) who have been denied even the most basic human rights (while they rot for years in illegal detention centres around the world). Should we cite the flagrant double standard or rest in the assurance that a glaring hypocrisy and double standard would not pass unnoticed?
This president who has claimed the right to lock American citizens up without charge and to hold them indefinitely without the right to see a lawyer or to go to contest their captivity in court is suddenly touting all those rights, now that his own people are in the dock.
The 6th World Social Forum will take place during January 25-29, 2006 in the City of Caracas, Venezuela. This is a very important event for progressives worldwide who get together every year since 2001 to rethink our world and propose alternatives for a better world.
In the past, many progressive individuals from the Boston area have attended the Forum. This year, however, we would like to have a group of volunteers attend the Forum and carry with them the concerns, interests, demands and proposals from a wide sector of progressive organizations and individuals who struggle for social change in our region.
It is an axiom of Marxist class politics that the ruling class’s foreign policy is a direct extension of its domestic policy. Put simply, this means that their wars abroad are a continuation of their war at home—the war to enforce exploitation and oppression.