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Protests decry 12 years of U.S. wars abroad

March 23, 2015

Washington, D.C. WW photo: Joseph Piette Antiwar actions called Spring Rising, focusing on the 12th anniversary of the criminal U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq and continued war in Afghanistan, were held in Washington, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Minneapolis and other cities around the United [...]

Hatching new wars

February 19, 2015

U.S. occupation force in Afghanistan. Capitalist crises engender war. To the profiteers, war spoils and the selling of war materiel are the answer to sagging markets and declining production. The war drive of U.S. imperialism has kicked up a notch even as we write. Long U.S. wars in Afghanistan and [...]

Anti-drone protest: ‘Stop U.S. wars!’

October 9, 2014

Syracuse, N.Y. — In continued resistance to escalating U.S. wars, 75 people marched and rallied at the gates of Hancock Air Force Base here on Oct. 5. The marchers came from across the region, including Buffalo, Rochester, Utica, Albany, Ithaca, Binghamton and Syracuse itself. Speakers, signs [...]

Sgt. Bergdahl’s return home

June 29, 2014

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s return to U.S. soil on June 13, after nearly five years’ captivity, was a Kafkaesque media event. Unlike Sen. John McCain, a former fighter pilot downed by the Vietnamese liberation forces, who became an official hero, Bergdahl came home under a cloud. He had gone AWOL [...]

U.S.-backed wars displace tens of millions

June 27, 2014

June 20 is World Refugee Day. This year, a report issued by the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees revealed that the number of displaced persons has reached a post-World-War-II high. More than 51 million people have been forced out of their homes as a result of war and instability. [...]

Palestinian unity gov’t

June 13, 2014

Despite opposition from both the U.S. and Israel, the Gaza-based Palestinian organization Hamas and the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority, controlled by the Fatah organization, are continuing in their efforts to set up a unity government. Both Fatah and Hamas have handed over ministries to the [...]

Bowe Bergdahl: hero or scapegoat?

June 11, 2014

U.S. imperialism’s political switches can be breathtaking. It only took two days for Bowe Bergdahl to change from a diplomatic tool to a political football. That dizzying switch has one positive result: It helps expose the reactionary character of the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan and gives an [...]

Obama at West Point

June 4, 2014

When President Barack Obama spoke to the graduating cadets of West Point on May 28, they cheered his statement that “you are the first class to graduate since 9/11 who may not be sent into combat in Iraq or Afghanistan.” He was immediately attacked by the hawks, among them Charles Krauthammer [...]

Petraeus ‘wanted for genocide’

May 16, 2014

Students from the City University of New York and others stood in protest May 6 across from CUNY’s McCauley Honors College on West 67th Street, where retired Gen. David Petraeus was lecturing that afternoon. Petraeus was formerly director of the CIA and prior to that, top commander in [...]

Anti-drone events in Central New York

May 2, 2014

April 27 protest at Hancock Air Base.WW photo: Minnie Bruce Pratt Syracuse, N.Y. — In a determined protest against the U.S. use of drone warfare, 150 people marched to the gates of Hancock Air Base in Syracuse, N.Y., on April 27. The multinational march was part of a regional day of [...]
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