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.
Last Saturday, while most people — including, apparently, most of the antiwar movement — were doing something else, several hundred people gathered in Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C., to protest Obama’s sending of 30,000 soldiers to Afghanistan, as well as the increasing threats against other countries.
Many of those who were present were not only motivated by Obama’s “surge,” but also by the belligerent tone he struck in his speech accepting the Nobel Peace Prize.
Among those addressing the attendees were Mike Gravel, Ralph Nader, Dennis Kucinich and Cynthia McKinney — all were contenders in the 2008 presidential sweepstakes, either vying for their party’s nomination or as “third party” candidates.