Obama Dresses Up Slave-Labor Order as ‘Immigration Reform;’ Dems Rejoice
BY MARTIN SAYLES | NOVEMBER 24, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C., November 22 — President Barack Obama’s announcement last Thursday on how the federal government will deal with up to 5 million undocumented workers and family members of American citizens has been hailed by Democrats and reformist immigrant rights advocates across the board, while being universally slammed by conservative Republicans and racists.
BY THE EDITORIAL BOARD | SEPTEMBER 1, 2014
Ever since the forces of Da’esh (aka ISIS/ISIL/IS) seized control of Mosul and other northern Iraqi cities, those opposing the so-called “Islamic State” have sought to organize themselves and take up arms to defend their homes and villages from the Islamist onslaught. Now, some of these ad hoc groups have begun to work together.
In late August, the Popular Resistance Forces were established in Kirkuk as a new self-defense organization. Unlike most of the other existing militia that have emerged as Da’esh has swept across Iraq and Syria, including the phony “Red Army” of the “official” Communist Party, the PRF is a multi-ethnic and non-sectarian military organization, welcoming Kurds and Arabs, Sunni and Shi’a, Jews, Christians and Yazidi, and men and women, into their fighting ranks. Both the Worker-Communist Party of Iraq and Worker-Communist Party of Kurdistan have welcomed the initiative taken by the working-class organizers of the Popular Resistance Forces to join the growing fight.
Washington Launches New Air War in Iraq, Syria Under Pretext of ‘War on Terrorism’
WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 24 — The launching of U.S. air strikes inside Syria for the first time has marked the end of two weeks since President Barack Obama cemented his lasting legacy as the continuator of George W. Bush’s military adventure in the region.
Using the military successes of Da’esh (known in English as ISIS/ISIL/the Islamic State) as a pretext and the tired arguments of the so-called “war on terrorism” as justification, Obama announced the launching of a concentrated bombing campaign in Iraq and the deployment of nearly 500 U.S. “advisors” to aid the Baghdad regime.