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The mass killing by the American state, justified by the media, cannot but produce deadly consequences within the US itself.

These bloody deeds on the world stage are coupled with the increasing brutalization of society at home, characterized by unprecedented social inequality. In the fifth year of the deepest economic crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s, the working class confronts mass unemployment, falling wages and deepening poverty under conditions of unprecedented increases in stock prices, corporate profits and CEO pay. The existing political setup works to deny any progressive outlet for the increasingly explosive growth of social discontent.

It is no wonder that Obama does not care to ponder what underlies the bloody events from Tucson, to Aurora, to Newtown to Boston. Any serious examination going beyond incomprehensible "evil" would inevitably involve an indictment of himself, his government and the social order over which he presides.

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Bill Van Auken (born 1950) is a politician and activist for the Socialist Equality Party and was a presidential candidate in the U.S. election of 2004, announcing his candidacy on January 27, 2004. His running mate was Jim Lawrence. He came in 15th (more...)
 
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