Far from being a temporary surge, the moves to substantially increase U.S. troop levels in Iraq are a major escalation of the war for the foreseeable future. No wing of the Democratic or Republican parties offers any alternative course.
This is an imperialist war to defend the profits and domination of the wealthy U.S. rulers. It is against the interests of working people and youth, in Iraq and the United States. The offensive in the Mideast by the U.S. ruling class is directly connected to the employers attacks against the living and working conditions of workers and farmers at home. Young people experience these assaults on a daily basis, such as in the recent killing of Sean Bell at the hands of the New York police, and the raids by la migra targeting undocumented workers around the country. The Young Socialists is active in fighting alongside workers resisting these attacks.
The day after the Washington march, we are inviting youth and others to join us in a public meeting in New York to discuss Imperialisms Spreading Wars and Financial Disorder in Face of Irreversible Strengthening of the U.S. Working Class. The event is sponsored by the Young Socialists and the Socialist Workers Party.
For more information about the Young Socialists, contact us at email@example.com, or Young Socialists, 306 W. 37th St., 10th floor, New York, NY 10018, or call (212) 629-6649.
Ben OShaughnessy contributed to this article.
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