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    Vol.62/No.20           May 25, 1998 
25 And 50 Years Ago  
May 25, 1973
May 15 - Revelations coming out in the news media prove that secret U.S. military operations are continuing throughout Indochina. The pattern of lies, deception, and corruption currently being utilized by Nixon in Southeast Asia is the same as what has come to light in the Pentagon papers and in the developing Watergate scandal.

A recent disclosure is that the U.S. embassy in Phnom Penh is functioning as a secret command post for U.S. bombing raids in Cambodia. Nixon has repeatedly lied in claiming that the bombing is executed totally from bases in Thailand and the Pacific. The revelation about the use of the embassy, which came out in a Senate staff report, indicates that Nixon is violating legislation prohibiting the use of U.S. advisors within Cambodia.

Another report cited in the May 8 New York Post says that U.S. civilians are being recruited as mercenaries by the Cambodian embassy in Saigon. The Post dispatch from Saigon says, "An almost uninterrupted procession of American civilians came to the Cambodian Embassy here yesterday ready to sign up as mercenaries for the Phnom Penh government, despite an embassy denial that U.S. helicopter pilots were being recruited."

May 24, 1948
History was made in the 15 minutes of the Socialist Workers Party presidential campaign program that was broadcast over the NBC national network on May 15, 1948.

For the first time in years, the genuine party of Marxism and Leninism in this country has broken through on a national scale the conspiracy of silence of the monopoly press and radio. For the first time - in a brief 15 minutes - hundreds of thousands of workers, poor farmers and oppressed Negroes learned that there is a party in this country which has the only realistic and effective program against capitalist war, Jim Crow, exploitation and repression.

And the response to the speech of Farrell Dobbs, SWP nominee for President, is striking proof of the tremendous appeal of the international socialist program and the eagerness with which millions will make this program their own, given a chance to learn of the SWP and its platform.

An Iowa student, requesting a copy of Dobbs' speech, correctly assails as a "disgrace" the one-sidedness of the so-called free capitalist press. Certainly, the youth and students of America will get no hope, no light, no truth from the venal intellectuals and the capitalist press. They can turn only to the party of revolutionary Marxism, the Socialist Workers Party.  
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