From Pennsylvania to Ukraine and Bulgaria: The toxic aftermaths of fracking

By August 18, 2014

Many people are already deeply concerned about the sinister damage to the environment done by hydraulic fracturing, better known as “fracking.” This process, which breaks up underground shale rock through the high-pressure injection of millions of gallons of toxins-laden water in order to release natural gas, already supplies 67 percent of the gas consumed in […]


U.S.-Africa summit can’t hide imperialist aims


A much-anticipated summit at the State Department and White House was held Aug. 4-8. Dozens of African heads of state and the chair of the continental African Union Commission attended. Nonetheless, several leading countries were not invited or chose not to attend, including Zimbabwe, Sudan, Eritrea, Chad, Egypt, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Although AUC Chair […]


Iraqi author writes of U.S. destructive role in her country

By August 16, 2014

If one were to view unfolding events in Iraq like a tragic movie script, the scene sequence might progress in the following manner, shedding light on the events that have led to the unravelling and demise of a once great nation. Scene 1 is reminiscent of the silent cinema era: five gloomy men standing in […]


Mumia on Israel: settler, colonialist, apartheid state

By August 15, 2014

This occurred under George W. Bush, with the U.S. neocon administration winking, nodding and blowing kisses of approval. Today, under neoliberal rule, we see that something indeed has changed under President Barack Obama: It has gotten worse. For this time, Israel may double the death toll from July 2008. It’s already close, with 1,350 deaths […]


Israel causes Gaza health crisis


Imagine living on the Gaza Strip, an outdoor prison 25 miles long and about 5 1/2 miles wide, where 1.7 million Palestinians reside. The sea is contaminated with sewage because four sewage plants have no fuel to run the generators to treat human waste, due to a lack of funds to buy the fuel. The […]


New York protests Gaza siege

By August 14, 2014
WW photo: Joseph Piette

New York, Aug. 9 — Once again, midtown Manhattan became the setting for a powerful demonstration of solidarity with the people of Gaza today. Even as many angry thousands rallied outside CNN headquarters at Columbus Circle and then marched across town to fill the United Nation’s Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, Israel was once more launching missiles […]


A world outraged supports Gaza demonstrations


Aug. 9 — Sometimes by the hundreds, sometimes by the thousands, sometimes even by the hundreds of thousands, people marched in city after city around the globe in support of the people of Gaza. Many were responding to a call by a coalition of Palestinian mass organizations to come out to support the movement for […]


Action set to blockade Israeli ship in Oakland, Calif.

Action set to blockade Israeli ship in Oakland, Calif.

San Francisco Bay Area people and organizations in solidarity with Gaza announced “a massive and powerful ‘Boat Blockade’ for Aug. 16 to block the Israeli Zim ship from unloading in Oakland!” Organizers have formed a huge coalition led by the Arab Resource and Organizing Center, including upwards of 60 organizations. The demonstrators plan to meet at […]


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 […]


From Gaza to the Bronx: We charge genocide


This article is dedicated to the honor and memory of the Four Little Footballers: Mohammed Bakr (11), Ahed Bakr (11), Zakariya Bakr (10) and Ismail Bakr (9). As I have seen the barrage of Twitter and Facebook photos of dead children in the streets of Gaza, I cannot help but to relate and be empathetic. […]