The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Making the Iraq war disappear

May 8, 2006

Perhaps a hundred thousand people marched down Broadway in New York City on April 29 – the lower avenue cleared of all traffic by the police. What were these thousands protesting on all their signs, in chants and in speeches? The nasty little disturbance over in Iraq, the one in which people continue to be killed every day.

If you depended on the bourgeois press for news, you’d never know the demonstration took place – they disappeared it not only off the front page, but even completely out of some newspapers. Even though it took place a short distance from The New York Times building, it got only a spare two paragraphs. Since the rulers of this country won’t stop this war, they have tried to do the next best thing – make it disappear.

No matter. Thousands of people are determined to continue opposing it – with or without press coverage.