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U.S. bombs Syria, opens new war in Middle East

By September 29, 2014

Sept. 28 — The U.S. military machine has opened up a new bombing campaign, this one within the boundaries of a sovereign state, Syria, without an invitation from the government in Damascus. Each escalation solidifies the new U.S. war against the people of that region. The U.S. is bombing under cover of what President Barack […]

 

Congress backs Obama’s ‘war on Islamic State’

By September 27, 2014

Washington slid further down the slippery slope toward a new major war in Western Asia as Congress voted support for arming and training 5,000 troops from the “moderate opposition” in Syria. Meanwhile the top military brass expressed their skepticism that U.S. goals would be reached without U.S. “boots on the ground.” “Yes” votes came from […]

 

Why Obama’s ‘war on ISIS’ must be opposed

By September 16, 2014

President Barack Obama announced Sept.10 that the U.S. military would build an international coalition to make “war on the Islamic State.” He said there were already 10 countries in this coalition. Administration spokespeople on the Sept. 14 Sunday morning talk shows said they were still building the coalition. The next morning a conference of 30 […]

 

NATO Summit sets agenda for aggression

By September 9, 2014
Protest at NATO Summit in Newport, Wales.

Imperialist heads of state at the Sept. 4-5 NATO Summit in Newport, Wales, met under U.S. pressure to escalate their anti-Russia maneuvers regarding Ukraine, to schedule their gradual exit from Afghanistan and to open war on the Islamic State. The summit’s proposed goals all involved making NATO capable of rapid intervention on three continents, far […]

 

Protests begin at NATO Summit

By September 2, 2014

Thousands of anti-war marchers descended on Newport, Wales, on Aug. 30 for the beginning of a week of protests against the NATO Summit scheduled there for Sept. 4 and 5. Organizers have said they expect 20,000 people in the Welsh city by Sept. 4. NATO leaders are purposely holding their talks away from a major […]

 

U.S. expands military role in Iraq

By August 21, 2014

Aug. 18 — This morning the Iraqi government forces claimed they had retaken control of the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq from the Islamic State fighters. The Iraqi army is reportedly fighting in alliance with the Peshmerga, the army of the authorities in the Kurdish area of Iraq known as Iraqi Kurdistan, as U.S. drones, […]

 

Guitar Center unfair to workers

By August 17, 2014
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New York — Scabby the Rat made an unusual appearance on 44th Street west of Broadway on Aug. 8, with a guitar slung across his chest. He was staring at the entrance to the Guitar Center, the largest musical instrument retailer in the U.S., with 315 stores and 10,000 workers. The union rat is usually […]

 

U.S. reopens war on Iraq

By August 12, 2014

Aug. 11 — President Barack Obama has now become the fourth successive U.S. president to order the bombing of Iraq, this time with a “humanitarian” pretext. But it soon became clear that Obama’s “humanitarian” excuse was as much a lie as the pretexts raised by the other three U.S. presidents and that the bombing was […]

 

An assassination that announced World War I

By August 8, 2014

July 31 — One hundred years ago today a brutal assassination announced the outbreak of World War I. No, it was not the killing in Sarajevo of Archduke Ferdinand, representative of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The June 28, 1914, shooting of this inconsequential political figure, who was scorned by his own royal family and despised by […]

 

Anti-Maliki coalition formed in Iraq

By August 4, 2014

July 26 — In early June news from Iraq suddenly burst out in the media, which told us a “terrorist” Sunni group called the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant was about to storm Baghdad. In a June 19 speech, President Barack Obama promised U.S. military advisers to aid the regime of unpopular Prime […]

 
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