Young leftists plan protest when Obama visits here

The fledgling left wing Nuevo Partido Socialista did not take long in responding to the visit of U.S. President Barack Obama. The political organization that was founded last December promised a day of fighting against imperialists.

Curiously, the group’s agenda comes close to what Obama himself promised before he was elected. They are critical of Obama for not making major reforms to the U.S. immigration policies, for not closing the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for continuing to be the world police in protecting U.S. overseas interests and for supporting what they say is the occupation and genocide of the Zionists against the Palestine people.

They also oppose the U.S. blockade of Cuba.

Obama presented himself as democratic and reformist versions of the Yankee imperialist but his years as president confirm that he has not substantially changed U.S. imperialism, they said.

A photo published of a December meeting on the organization’s Web site shows a room full of mainly young people. The party seeks an organizational meeting April 17 at the Universidad de Costa Rica to plan strategy.

Obama will be visiting Costa Rica May 3 and 4 to meet with heads of state from Central America.

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