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.
Clarifying Our Party’s Position and Fixing a Mistake Made by the Central Committee Bureau
Nearly every event in the class struggle represents a test for communists and their organizations. How we respond to unfolding events, even if they are a great distance away, speaks directly to the importance of our program and offers an opportunity to explain how we translate our principles into methods of practical action (if not allowing us to do so directly). Such events also expose areas of weakness or inconsistency between program and action, and allow communists the chance to review, analyze and ultimately correct the errors and divergences that may arise.
With the U.S. Senate narrowly agreeing to open debate on the health care “reform” legislation proposed by Obama’s White House, focus will now be on that deliberative body and how it chooses to conduct its business.
Some commentators and analysts will likely take the opportunity to explain some of the convoluted customs and practices that are used in that body, and couple it with a sanitized “textbook” description of the Senate’s place in American politics. What will not be talked about is the real role the Senate plays in the capitalist system.