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


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?


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


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 […]



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


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 […]


Anti-Maliki coalition formed in Iraq


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 […]


International march for Gaza called

By August 2, 2014
The world stands with Gaza

A coalition of organizations that support Palestinian rights have called for an “International March to the United Nations” meeting at 1 p.m. at New York’s Columbus Circle on Aug. 9 and then marching at 3 p.m. to the United Nations headquarters. They call the action “The World Stands with Gaza” and hope to reflect the […]


Detroit water shutoffs prompt Canadian solidarity

By August 1, 2014
Thousands demand water in Detroit, July 18.WW photo: Kris Hamel

Efforts by Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr to carry out the program of restructuring in favor of the banks and corporations during the city’s bankruptcy proceedings have drawn growing opposition from inside Detroit and beyond. On July 24, a delegation from Windsor, Ontario, representing the Council of Canadians and the Canadian Union of Public Employees, arrived […]