Parrot Still Dead

Too busy to write at any length at the moment but I just thought I’d pop in to highlight the front page of Socialist Worker.

Its not often in the past two years that SW hasn’t featured some demagogic slogan about Iraq on the front page but for some odd reason they’ve decided to focus on domestic issues this week.


I wonder why that is?

Actually there is a bit of room found inside the paper for a piece on the “fake election” in Iraq, which surprise, surprise, contains this analogy:

Colonising powers have done this before. On 4 September 1967 the New York Times reported on elections in the puppet state of South Vietnam. “US Encouraged By Vietnam Vote: Officials Cite 83 Percent Turnout Despite Vietcong Terror,” ran the headline. But the resistance to the US in Vietnam continued for the next eight years.