The WSWS received the following letter in response to our coverage of the Elian Gonzalez affair.
As a Cuban born US citizen I just wanted to express my perfect agreement with your opinions and conclusions regarding this disgusting spectacle of the "political rot" of the US and the hypocrisy of the Cuban exile community. What's even more ironic is that if I were to state my view openly in Miami in front of my "freedom-loving" brethren I would probably be lucky to escape with my life.
Thanks for stating the obvious: This case has nothing whatsoever to do with a six-year-old child's welfare and everything to do with Elian being used as “pawn in the efforts of the Cuban exile leaders to overturn the Cuban regime and regain the properties and power they lost with the downfall of the Batista dictatorship nearly 40 years ago”.
13 January 2000
The following note was sent by Prof. Dipak Basu, from the University of Nagasaki, Japan, after the WSWS posted his article (Child Labor and Child Slaves) and a commentary in response by WSWS correspondent Jerry White.
Thank you for publishing my article. I agree with the comments made by your correspondent. I will certainly write again and particularly about Japan.
14 January 2000