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Stop the war on Ferguson!

By November 24, 2014

When President Harry Truman sent U.S. troops to Korea in 1950, he called it a “police action.” He chose those words for a reason: It was the first time a U.S. president sent troops into war without congressional authorization. Calling it a “police action,” he and the military-industrial complex evaded the article of the Constitution […]

 

U.S. to double troops in Iraq

By November 16, 2014

President Barack Obama more than doubled U.S. participation in the new war on Iraq on Nov. 7 by ordering an additional 1,500 “advisers and trainers” be sent there. Washington’s pretext for this expansion is the need to train the Iraqi national army and the Peshmerga in Iraqi Kurdistan to fight against Islamic State fighters. On […]

 

Burkina Faso coup leader trained by Pentagon

By November 12, 2014

After much intense discussion among opposition parties, mass organizations and the religious leaders of Burkina Faso, it was announced on Nov. 10 that a roadmap was agreed upon for a transition to civilian rule — after mass protests had pushed out President Blaise Compaore. This consensus must now be negotiated with the military to set […]

 

The U.S. mercenary war drive

By November 2, 2014

Because of the enormous pressure placed on the U.S. government by the heroic surviving victims and witnesses to the Blackwater massacre at Baghdad’s Nusoor Square, a federal jury convicted four Blackwater contractors on Oct. 23 in Washington, D.C. One was found guilty of murder and three of manslaughter, as well as several weapons charges. Seventeen […]

 

Ebola, Cuba and capitalism

By October 22, 2014

It is impossible to ignore that the capitalist for-profit system is the greatest obstacle in the effort to control the Ebola epidemic. Capitalism has sown abject poverty and malnutrition, dismantled existing public health systems, crushed human solidarity, based the development of vaccines and cures on their profit margin and weakened human ability to survive diseases. […]

 

Against climate change? Fight for system change!

By September 18, 2014

The largest demonstration against climate change ever will take place in New York City on Sunday, Sept. 21. This important action deserves the support of all employed and unemployed workers and certainly of all who consider themselves revolutionaries. Climate change is such a dire issue for the worldwide working class that it merits a massive […]

 

Somalia: Retaliation car bomb kills four U.S. officials

By September 11, 2014

A reported car bomb rammed into a convoy of troops of the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) on Sept. 8, killing 12 people, including a U.S. military commander and three others from the United States. Reportedly, 27 people were injured. At least three AMISOM officers and two U.S. personnel working for Bancroft Global Development […]

 

The Pentagon — the climate elephant

By September 4, 2014

There is an elephant in the climate debate that by U.S. demand cannot be discussed or even acknowledged. This agreement to ignore the elephant is now the accepted basis of all international negotiations on climate change. It is well understood by every possible measurement that the Pentagon, the U.S. military machine, is the world’s biggest […]

 

U.S. commits war crimes in Gaza

By August 7, 2014

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 […]

 

Anti-war protests sweep Ukraine

By August 6, 2014

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 […]

 
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