Brigade defies U.S. travel ban on Cuba

By August 7, 2014
WW photo: Garrett Dicembre

Buffalo, N.Y. — Twenty-two courageous U.S. citizens, members of the 45th Venceremos Brigade, crossed the Peace Bridge from Erie, Ontario, Canada, into Buffalo, N.Y., on Aug. 3, proudly declaring that they had defied their own government’s ban on travel to Cuba. Along with groups of supporters, they held demonstrations on both sides of the border, […]

 

Detroit rallies for Rasmea Odeh, Palestine

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Palestine solidarity demonstration in West Bloomfield faces off Zionists.WW photo: Abayomi Azikiwe

Two public actions in solidarity with Palestinians were held on July 31 in the Detroit metropolitan area. A hearing in federal court for Rasmea Odeh, a 67-year-old Palestinian-American woman who lives in Chicago, was held in downtown Detroit. Odeh is facing criminal charges for alleged immigration fraud. This community activist, who has been living in […]

 

U.S. commits war crimes in Gaza

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While spokespersons for the U.S. government cynically condemned the July 29 Israeli shelling of a United Nations school in Gaza that was being used to shelter 3,300 civilians, the Pentagon opened up the doors to a U.S. secret cache of weapons and ammunition to Israel to resupply its dwindling stock. The shelling killed at least […]

 

Letter to the editor from an IDF vet

By August 6, 2014

I was a member of the Israeli military from 1972 to 1975 and took part in the illegal Zionist occupations of Palestine, Egypt and Syria as well as the 1973 Arab-Israeli War. I have witnessed firsthand the steadfastness and resistance of the Palestinian people along with their allies from other Arab communities. While the mostly […]

 

Egypt complicit in Israeli siege on Gaza

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Some of the fiercest attacks on Gaza have been Israeli attacks on the Egyptian-Gaza border crossing at Rafah. More than 100 Palestinians were killed in Rafah between Aug. 1 and 3, including 10 children at a well-marked school. Even U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who has been supportive of Israel’s fraudulent claims of self-defense, was […]

 

Ukraine: Who will pay for the war?

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By Sergei Kirichuk Union Borotba (Struggle) The militant nationalist sentiments of supporters of the “Anti-Terrorist Operation” (ATO) have always been combined with expectations that the most difficult work for the Kiev government will be done by the West. At first it was thought that the European Union and the International Monetary Fund would pay for […]

 

Anti-war protests sweep Ukraine

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Aug. 5 — Women gather in the dozens to block major highways, carrying signs and banners reading “Save our boys” and “Stop the slaughter.” Protesters shout down politicians spouting pro-war rhetoric, telling them to “Go fight your own war.” Young men burn their draft cards, amidst reports of hundreds of soldiers surrendering or deserting to […]

 

BREAK THE SIEGE OF GAZA!

By August 5, 2014
Los Angeles - Photo: Mike Chickey

Aug. 4 — The world movement in solidarity with Palestine must join hands in demanding the complete lifting of the brutal Israeli siege of Gaza and full reconstruction. Whether the 72-hour ceasefire announced by Israel and Hamas holds or not, one thing is sure: The Palestinian people have heroically defended their right to exist as a […]

 

How the corporate media profit from Israeli genocide

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NBC ‘witchhunts’ reporters who don’t give official line An anonymous NBC producer described “a top-down intimidation campaign aimed at presenting an Israeli-centric view of the attack on the Gaza Strip,” AlterNet journalist Max Blumenthal reported on July 22. “The NBC producer told me that MSNBC President Phil Griffin and NBC executives are micromanaging coverage of […]

 

Anti-fascist center launched in Ukraine

By August 4, 2014

Support Center for Anti-fascists in Ukraine launched in Simferopol, Crimea — Your help is needed! The objective necessity of a Support Center for Anti-fascists in Ukraine in Simferopol: Currently, it is extremely difficult for leftist forces opposing fascism in Ukraine to work in the territory controlled by the Kiev government, in particular for the most […]

 
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