Letters from our readers

4 February 2012

On “Europe placed under the dictatorship of the banks

The article by Chris Marsden is riveting, to say the least! In no other place in print can one find such an honest reckoning and analysis of what is unfolding throughout Europe economically speaking with such perfect dialectical simplicity! Especially the day-to-day events here in Italy…. This article has hit me at the core of my reflections and daily political contemplations. Many thanks.

Martin F
Italy
3 February 2012

On “Mass protests in Egypt against pro-junta football riot

Thank you for this article—from what’s been reported in the mainstream media, this was just another football riot. Your article, on the other hand, brings together very illuminating history and a clear explanation of the forces involved in this tragedy.

Christie S
Washington, USA
3 February 2012

On “Obama publicly embraces drone killings

Reading this piece brought to mind a recent short article in the L.A. Times, announcing a delay by the FAA in issuing rules for drones in U.S. airspace. (http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-faa-civil-drone-20120130,0,1087684.story) This follows another rather sinister Times article from December, which summarizes the emergence of drones, owned by the US Customs and Border Patrol, quietly being used by local law enforcement on US soil. (http://articles.latimes.com/2011/dec/10/nation/la-na-drone-arrest-20111211)

Kate
Minnesota, USA
2 February 2012

On “The Costa Concordia disaster and the profit drive of the cruise business

WSWS readers should be aware that Facebook director and avowed disbeliever in democracy Peter Thiel is a sponsor of the Seasteading Institute, a venture aiming to put a permanent flotation palace on the high seas for the very wealthy to escape the political, legal and especially taxation jurisdictions of their home countries. The Seasteading Insitute was founded by Patri Friedman, a grandson of economist Milton Friedman. Information about the Seasteading Institute can be found here: http://www.seasteading.org/

Jennifer H
2 February 2012