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Letters: November 15, 2008

Spartacus Meaningful experience O Barack Obama More coverage Comments from our web site www.pww.org

Better late than never?

The New York Times, BBC and numerous other news outlets reported last week that the Bush White House knew — and kept from the American people — that it was indeed Georgia’s U.S.-trained forces that started the war in the Caucus region last summer. They did so by slaughtering civilians in the capital of South Ossetia before a single Russian soldier crossed the border into that region.

EDITORIAL: Chinas bold move

China, hit by the current global economic crisis, with some foreign-operated plants closing down, took immediate, emergency action. Its State Council approved a $586 billion public works program to build new low-cost homes, mass transit and airports. The program will employ tens of thousands of unemployed workers and at the same time build or repair urgently needed infrastructure like bridges, roads and tunnels.

10 truisms of capitalism from the mouths of robber barons

The callousness and greed of today’s bankers, financiers and corporate CEOs calls to mind the 19th century robber barons. Here’s a relevant sample of classic statements made by some of the worst U.S. capitalists in history.

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With Obama election, Fido asks: Can I get a bone?

Hi all, I'm Fido, a friendly mutt from Chi-town. First things first: I wanna give a big bark out to all my dawgs up in the Animal Care and Control facility — they can't keep us all locked down forever and that's why I'm barking.

Israel and the current capitalist crisis

The financial crisis does not skip over Israel. The country that has been integrating itself in global capitalist markets in the last few decades is once again seeing the ugliest side of capitalism, as the stock markets have dropped over a stunning 10 percent since the beginning of the month and the GDP growth forecast for the next couple of years has been slashed.

Iraqi Communists: Pact with U.S. must be amended, or well be the first to reject it

The latest version of the Iraq-U.S. agreement is “unacceptable” and must be changed to “secure for the Iraqis their legitimate national rights,” the leader of the Iraqi Communist Party told a public meeting of 1,000 people in Baghdad Oct. 31.

Latin Americas new consensus

When the Mexican dictator Porfirio Díaz said the great tragedy of Mexico was that it was so far from God and so close to the United States, the comment summed up the long and tortured relationship between the Colossus of the North and Latin America.

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EDITORIAL: Dawn of a new era

A seismic shift, a watershed moment, an electoral landslide or the dawn of a new era. No matter what the turn of phrase, Nov. 4, 2008, will go down in the history books as the beginning of the end of the 30-year political reign of the ultra-right and its vicious pro-corporate agenda, and the end of a beginning of new politics in the United States of America.

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