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Articles by Sara Flounders

Unite against wars at home, abroad

May 4, 2015

The present national upsurge against racist police violence needs the support of every progressive political movement in the U.S. Every gathering, whatever else is on the agenda, needs to refocus attention on the millions of youth who have heroically taken to the streets again and again in [...]

International forum supports Palestine

February 28, 2015

The International Forum for Justice in Palestine drew hundreds from Palestine and Palestinian solidarity activists from around the world to Beirut Feb. 22-23. Organized by Ma’an Bashour and the International Arab Center for Communication and Solidarity, the forum included representatives of all [...]

Greek debt, austerity and past military contracts

February 10, 2015

Since the 2008 capitalist downturn sparked the debt crisis, Greek working people have held huge demonstrations, general strikes and now have voted in the Syriza government to oppose the brutal austerity program imposed by U.S. and European, especially German, banks. Syriza has pledged to have half [...]

Saudi oil and U.S. hypocrisy

January 27, 2015

Few events expose the utter hypocrisy of U.S. politicians’ grand words about democracy so starkly as their praise for the recently deceased King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. For decades U.S. imperialism and all the imperialist powers have given political, military and diplomatic support to the [...]

Charlie Hebdo, the free press and racism

January 13, 2015

The banner of ‘Youth against racism’ in a protest in Paris, November 2013. How do we put in perspective the international media focus on the massacre of 12 journalists in Paris on Jan. 7 at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, notorious for its racist anti-Muslim caricatures and lack [...]

Hong Kong protests: Why imperialists support ‘democracy’ movement

October 7, 2014

Demonstrations in Hong Kong, China, raising demands on the procedures to be followed in city elections in 2017, have become an international issue and a source of political confusion. The protests, called Occupy Central, have received enormous and very favorable U.S. media coverage. Every news [...]

El Pentágono y el cambio climático

September 9, 2014

Hay un elefante en el debate sobre el clima que por exigencia de los Estados Unidos no puede ser discutido y ni siquiera reconocido. Este acuerdo de ignorar al elefante es ahora la base aceptada de todas las negociaciones internacionales sobre el cambio climático. Es bien sabido que el Pentágono, [...]

The Pentagon — the climate elephant

September 4, 2014

There is an elephant in the climate debate that by U.S. demand cannot be discussed or even acknowledged. This agreement to ignore the elephant is now the accepted basis of all international negotiations on climate change. It is well understood by every possible measurement that the Pentagon, the [...]

Ida y vuelta de camiones rusos con ayuda humanitaria

September 2, 2014

25 de agosto – Doscientos veintisiete camiones rusos “invadieron” a Ucrania el 22 de agosto, transportando grandes bolsas llenas de granos, frijoles, agua potable, medicinas, generadores y sacos de dormir. El 23 de agosto ya estaban de vuelta en Rusia. Los camiones habían [...]

Gaza — political victory for Palestine

September 1, 2014

Israel’s failure to divide, disarm or defeat the heroic resistance in Gaza is seen by all currents of the Palestinian liberation movement as their historic political victory. This is the overwhelming Palestinian sentiment. Israel caused massive destruction in Gaza and killed, according to a [...]
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