On the Emerging Normalization of Relations between the United States and Cuba
BY THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE | DECEMBER 21, 2014
The December 17 joint announcement by Barack Obama and Raúl Castro Ruiz, presidents of the United States and Cuba, respectively, on the immediate steps being taken to normalize relations between the two countries has stunned the world.
After more than 50 years of Cold War conflict, which included a failed invasion, a nuclear superpower standoff, and decades of covert warfare, espionage and economic blockade, both the U.S. and Cuba are now talking about the establishing of embassies, loosened restrictions on travel and money transfers, and increasing access to the Internet for the majority of Cuban citizens.
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.
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.