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Washington escalates role in Saudi attack on Yemen

April 15, 2015

Pakistan’s parliament on April 10 voted to refrain from joining the Saudi Arabian and Gulf Cooperation Council — a coalition of the Saudi rulers with the other Gulf-area monarchies — now bombing Yemen. The bombing is the latest in a series of political and military struggles over who will [...]

Washington’s Saudi ally bombs Yemen

April 3, 2015

March 30 — The Gulf Cooperation Council, under Saudi Arabia’s direction, announced on March 26 that it began bombing Ansurallah positions in Yemen. At the same time, the Egyptian regime, product of a July 2013 military coup that ousted a Muslim-Brotherhood-led elected government, has taken [...]

Despite reported decline, struggle against Ebola continues

March 7, 2015

2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa – outbreak distribution map. African leaders, health care professionals, international humanitarian organizations and others have praised the work battling the latest and most deadly outbreak of Ebola. In Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, the epicenters of [...]

Confront ‘American Sniper’

February 10, 2015

Try to imagine this movie: Iraq’s urban population, angered by a foreign invasion, mobilizes to resist an army of occupation. The robocop occupation troops are weighed down with body armor and heavy weapons. They drive armored Hummers decorated with death heads and kick down doors to invade Iraqi [...]

Why Washington fuels Ukraine’s war on Novorossiya

January 27, 2015

Based on a talk at the Workers World Party Forum in New York on Jan. 23. The Donetsk airport on Jan. 21, 2015. The rush-hour shelling of a trolley bus in the capital of Donetsk left 13 dead and 20 wounded on Jan. 22. At least 100 civilians were killed Jan. 21 alone in the Ukrainian terror-bombing [...]

Pentagon deploys more troops

January 22, 2015

With an air of absolute cynicism, the Pentagon announced on Jan. 16 that it will send 400 combat troops and 600 other personnel to the Mideast to train Syrian so-called “moderates” to fight forces of the Islamic State (ISIL). Congress has allocated $5 billion to fund this program. The U.S. war [...]

Growing incarceration rates for African Americans

December 18, 2014

Beyond police bullets and chokeholds Since the police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9, and then the failure of a grand jury to indict white police officer Darren Wilson, mass demonstrations and rebellions have erupted across the country, bringing national and [...]

CIA ‘exposed’ but protected; Bush and company off the hook

December 13, 2014

The Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on CIA torture reveals in detail the unrestrained brutality its operatives have carried out at secret sites around the world. Reading the disclosures in the 500-page executive summary of the committee’s findings is somewhat comparable to witnessing the [...]

NATO powers threaten re-attack on Libya

December 12, 2014

Recent reports claim that Islamic State camps have been set up in Libya, the North African country in chaos after the U.S./NATO-led bombing and ground war in 2011 ousted the Gadhafi government and destroyed Africa’s most prosperous and stable state. At present there are two identifiable centers [...]

Unity against racism seen as protests grow

December 10, 2014

On Dec. 8, protests in cities across the country against police killings of Black people entered the sixth consecutive day. Whether it was Tampa, Miami and ­Atlanta or Berkeley, Los Angeles, Sacramento and Seattle; Austin, Houston and Tucson or Minneapolis, Chicago, Boston, New York, Philadelphia [...]
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