A Totally Unusual ViewVia Lenin's Tomb I find the text of the Socialist Worker's response to the bombings in London. I don't have much to say about these matters. al-Qaeda, or whomever, are attacking vulnerable points. Transportation is basically impossible to regulate without uber-fascist police state level control, to the best of my knowledge. I still think it would be wiser to make some allowance for the religious beliefs of 1 billion Muslims as it respects the presence of US troops in Saudi Arabia, and the efficacy of avoiding bullshit wars, like Iraq. Continued occupation of foreign lands, and support for the occupation of Palestine, are also problematic. The settlers are being removed from Gaza (although I never have heard mention of post-exit occupation by IDF troops) even as Sharon encourages the wall to go up faster. Without further ado, the Socialist Worker...
London is a centre of peace, the most multiracial city in Europe and a global centre of opposition to the war and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan. A majority of those killed and wounded will have opposed the war in Iraq; some will have joined the huge marches for peace.
These bombings followed the biggest ever protest in Scotland’s history against world poverty. The anti-war message was everywhere on that magnificent march.
These bombings target ordinary people travelling by bus and underground to work and study; people who oppose Tony Blair’s support for George Bush and their occupation of Iraq. They are in no way a blow against imperialism or the G8 leaders, who are ensconced in a luxury hotel 450 miles north of London.