Letters from WSWS readers

Dear Editor,

Very good presentation of a different perspective of the AOL-Time Warner merger. As an IT professional from a developing country, I feel we are becoming puppets in the hands of the few handful of IT giants from the USA. Even the rudimentary indigenous R&D that existed till the mid 80's in my country (India) has totally vanished now. I wonder what the remedy could be.


15 January 2000

As one who has repeatedly and proudly recalled carrying Norman Thomas's typewriter when he was on the campaign trail ... I find it refreshing to see the Socialist spirit still alive, courageous, and willing to fight and write about injustice.

Keep up the good work.



14 January 2000

I read and enjoyed your article on the political and historical issues in Russia's assault on Chechnya. It seems to me that the rise of Islamic fundamentalism is a much bigger part of the problem than you admit though. Isn't this a very real problem for the Russian peoples? I'd be interested if you have any published articles on this—and also on the Taliband taking over Afghanistan.

I have no axe to grind. I am just trying to get a perspective on things. I'd appreciate your observations.


18 January 2000

Ghandi: "Poverty is the worst form of violence." Instead of focusing only on the impact of poverty on the poor, I suggest informing "Mainstream America" on the devastating impact poverty has on all of society. All violence is related, violence breeds violence and violence tends to escalate.


21 January 2000

See Also:

The political and historical issues in Russia's assault on Chechnya
[17 January 2000]

AOL buyout of Time Warner: merger frenzy sweeping corporate America
[14 January 2000]