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Occupation of Afghanistan is not ‘democracy’

By February 24, 2014

When the anti-war movement makes the argument that U.S. and NATO troops must get out of Afghanistan, liberal apologists for the war counter that without the troops, the country will fall under the control of the Taliban, and any improvements in the status of women or other “democratic” measures will be reversed. The ironic thing […]


Anti-NATO forces retake areas in southern Libya

By January 29, 2014

For nearly seven months in 2011, NATO planes — particularly from the U.S., France, Britain and Canada — carried out a massive bombing campaign in Libya intended to overthrow the government of Muammar Gaddafi. After getting the U.N. Security Council to pass a resolution imposing an arms embargo on Libya and then another authorizing a […]


Was drone strike’s goal to wreck peace talks?

By November 13, 2013

A missile launched from a CIA drone killed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan leader Hakimullah Mehsud in northwest Pakistan. This Nov. 1 strike occurred just 18 hours before a planned invitation to a conference between Taliban leaders and the Pakistan government. The conference was designed to end the long and bloody civil war in that country. (Inter Press […]


Military sexual assault: Break the chains of command!

By May 22, 2013

The struggle by women to stop being treated as men’s property and sexual objects has finally surfaced in the U.S. military. What once was totally swept under the rug — that women, and some men, face a high risk of being sexually assaulted while on duty — has now surfaced to such an extent that […]


UNAC says U.S./Israel hands off Syria!

By May 11, 2013

The United National Antiwar Coalition, the broadest of the anti-imperialist coalitions active in the United States, issued the following statement on May 10 in the aftermath of the Israeli bombing of Syria. The May 2-3 and 4-5 nighttime bombings of Syria’s International Airport, military installations in a Damascus suburb and a military supply depot reportedly […]


Boston: This is what a police state looks like

By April 23, 2013

Boston — Using war jargon associated with Iraq and Afghanistan, authorities have repeatedly described the blasts that killed three people and injured 176 at the crowded Boston Marathon on “Patriots Day,” April 15, as “IED bombings,” for improvised explosive devices. Many of the injured suffered horrific amputations and shrapnel wounds. Since then, a common sentiment shared among […]


Imperialist intervention (A case study)

By April 11, 2013

No matter how it may have started, there is absolutely no doubt now that the conflict in Syria is not a “civil war” but an imperialist-funded and -driven intervention to pull down a government that refuses to be a puppet of the United States and its NATO allies. In this full-blown war, more than 70,000 […]


Wars are bankrupting U.S.

By April 2, 2013

A new study has proved what many suspected: The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been the most expensive in U.S. history, and will continue to drain the budget for decades to come. “The Financial Legacy of Iraq and Afghanistan: How Wartime Spending Decisions Will Constrain Future National Security Budgets,” prepared by Linda J. Bilmes […]


Manning proudly admits to exposing U.S. war crimes’

By March 6, 2013
Pvt. B. Manning

Pvt. B. Manning read a 35-page statement to a court-martial session at Fort Meade, Md., on Feb. 28, in which the whistleblower proudly admitted having released documents and videos that exposed the U.S. military’s war crimes and U.S. government support of corrupt regimes around the world. One of those videos, called “Collateral Murder” and released […]


SPY & KILLER DRONES: Why we must stop them

By February 20, 2013

In the almost two decades since the U.S. military first deployed them, drones have generally escaped the spotlight, except in alternative media or military-oriented trade publications. However, their use inside the U.S. has opened a debate that has reached into the U.S. Congress. Up until recently, these pilotless planes, which have brought death in the […]