Monday, July 09, 2007

What do we really know about the US?


It is difficult for Australians to really get a handle on what is happening in the US today.

Sure, we know that Bush is on the nose, that Pelosi has let down the anti-war movement, and that Barak Obama and Hilary Clinton are competing for the most US dollars raised for a Presidential campaign. But Citizen Murdoch does not give us much more than that - the rest is all froth and bubble, tits and bums, bread and circuses.

The Ray O. Light Group is a small Marxist-Leninist organization in the US that has just released its 2007 Country Report – USA.

It provides thoughtful analysis of the current situation facing US imperialism, analyses the desperation of the US ruling class beset with problems at home and abroad, and looks at current trends within the US working class and anti-war movements. It analyses the breakaway of the Change to Win Coalition from the AFL-CIO trade union structure and looks at the situation facing immigrant workers in the US.

I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to cut through the crap in order to really know about the situation of the US today.

Access it by hitting here, then taking the link internal "What's New" on the left hand side of the home page.

2 comments:

Howard Out said...

Quite a useful read although
1)would you still quote from Stalin?
2)suggests a 9/11 inside job conspiracy. While there are unanswered questions about 9-11 (such as the israeli spies arrested after being observed high-fiving as they watched the attacks from a predetermined lookout position in nyc, later let slip out of the us)there is no evidence of a conspiracy so alluding to it being an inside job is problematic.
America's on the slide, no doubt about that and it's not going to be pretty.

Mike said...

1. Yes
2. Agreed. I don't necessarily agree with everything the Ray O. Light group says in this article (in fact, probably only about 98%), but like you, I thought it was "quite a useful read" and worth sharing.