US ‘pivot’ to Asia hits the rocks

8th November 2016 Socialist Action 0

By Jude Woodward

The US foreign policy establishment is reeling after its strategy to reassert itself in Asia and contain the rise of China received a hammering from an unexpected quarter – its long-term ally, former colony and reliable stooge, the Philippines.

The dirty relation between US foreign policy and ‘jihadism’

24th November 2015 Socialist Action 0

Even before the recent horrific terrorist attacks in Paris and Mali, the purpose of the U.S. “war on terror” as stated in words was to fight “Islamic terrorism” and “jihadism.” But facts show each time the U.S. and its allies have launched a war in the Middle East it has been followed by a great strengthening and not weakening of “jihadism.” Taking events in order:

Forty years after the victory in Vietnam

30th April 2015 Socialist Action 0

By Tom Castle

Forty years ago on April 30 the South Vietnamese capital city of Saigon was finally liberated from US occupation and from control by its South Vietnamese puppet administration. In the Western media it became known as the ‘fall of Saigon’. To the overwhelming majority of Vietnamese and their international supporters it is ‘Ngày giải phóng miền Nam’, the Moment of the Liberation of the South. Saigon is now Ho Chi Minh City.