Letter from an Auto Worker

Beginning of the letter:

"Reading about the GM Ottawa plant [in Issue 40 of Socialist Appeal], I must say that its just like deja vu here in Fenton MO, at the Chrysler mini-van Plant. It goes to show that, just because it’s in your contract, it doesn’t seem to hold much water anymore. By Nov. 1st The St. Louis South Van Plant will be idled, just a nice word for now till they start pulling equipment Nov 2nd..."

Letters: Fighting the Klan in Coal Country

In this letter, NB makes note of the history of Klan activity and resistance against the KKK in Western Pennsylvania's coal fields.  The letter goes on further, making note of the KKK being a tool of the capitalists that needs to be fought.

Letters: “Election Madness”

In this letter, Nick B. makes note of an article he read by Howard Zinn.  The author of the letter goes further, making a critique of Zinn's article and briefly putting forth a socialist position.

Argenpress interviews Alan Woods on Latin America

Alan Woods in an interview with Argenpress, referring to the situation in Venezuela, explains that those who argue that we must wait for a better moment are wrong. Time is not on our side but on the side of the counterrevolution. It is not too soon, but very, very late. The December referendum was a warning that the masses are getting tired of endless delays, of endless parades and demonstrations, referendums and election campaigns. They demand action and they demand it now!

Letter: Nationalized Health Care

In this letter, JL describes the free healthcare he has been getting in the military, pointing out that the military can do well in providing free healthcare in spite of its poor and bureaucratic management.  He then goes on to explain how large sums of money are wasted through insurance companies.

In short, if the military can provide free healthcare, there is no reason why the US government cannot.