TOPOFF3 - An Exercise in Terrorizing Americans

New London, Connecticut is a small historic city, but on April fourth it will be seen globally as the location of the next Mock Terror Attack. For an entire week in April of 2005, a carefully scripted stunt will unfold. Homeland Security has chosen to unload a portion of its fortune on this drill; intended to train the first responders, top officials, and medical facilities of New London, Ct. if there were to be a mass crisis. However, there is nothing fake about the terror that will be brought upon the citizens of this inconspicuous city.

TOPOFF3 - An Exercise in Terrorizing Americans

New London, Connecticut is a small historic city, but on April fourth it will be seen globally as the location of the next Mock Terror Attack. For an entire week in April of 2005, a carefully scripted stunt will unfold. Homeland Security has chosen to unload a portion of its fortune on this drill; intended to train the first responders, top officials, and medical facilities of New London, Ct. if there were to be a mass crisis. However, there is nothing fake about the terror that will be brought upon the citizens of this inconspicuous city.

Bush Taking Aim at Social Security

Not content to wait until his inauguration, President George W. Bush and his administration have already launched an all-out offensive to “reform” the Social Security system. Bush, the Republican Party and their Wall Street cronies are now desperately trying to convince the American public that the nation’s old age and disability pension system is in crisis and that privatization is necessary to save it. Nothing could be further from the truth. The only crisis facing Social Security is a ravenous reactionary government determined to rob millions of their right to retirement in order to swell the coffers of the world’s largest financial banks. From issue 16 of Socialist Appeal. By David May.