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Why Obama’s ‘war on ISIS’ must be opposed

By September 16, 2014

President Barack Obama announced Sept.10 that the U.S. military would build an international coalition to make “war on the Islamic State.” He said there were already 10 countries in this coalition. Administration spokespeople on the Sept. 14 Sunday morning talk shows said they were still building the coalition. The next morning a conference of 30 […]

 

Freedom fighters?

By September 3, 2014

Beware the fickle nature of imperialist propaganda. The political line of the corporate media is apt to flip-flop. Consider the latest revelations in late August that up to 1,000 volunteers from Western countries, including some from the United States, have been fighting in Syria against its government. Most of these volunteers are fighting within military […]

 

Which is the real failed state, Libya or Italy?

By September 2, 2014

While Libya lies in flames, with thousands of men, women and children, driven by desperation, trying every day to cross the Mediterranean — and many of them will lose their lives — Italy’s President Giorgio Napolitano issues this warning: “Beware of the outbreaks all around us,” starting with “the persistent instability and fragility of the […]

 

Stop the U.S. drive to war!

By August 27, 2014

Each day the Barack Obama administration draws closer to escalating U.S. military intervention in Iraq and extending it to Syria. Already having bombed Iraq for the first time since 2011, the Pentagon admits to sending surveillance drones into Syrian airspace. At the same time Washington and its imperialist allies are pouring weapons into the Iraqi […]

 

‘Making connections’ tour

By August 18, 2014
Buffalo, N.Y.

A speaking tour of upstate New York cities was kicked off in Buffalo on Aug. 4 with a meeting that filled the office of the Buffalo/Western NY International Action Center. Buffalo IAC’s Garrett Dicembre introduced the speakers, Judy Bello, a member of the United National Antiwar Committee and a leader of the Upstate Coalition to […]

 

U.S. reopens war on Iraq

By August 12, 2014

Aug. 11 — President Barack Obama has now become the fourth successive U.S. president to order the bombing of Iraq, this time with a “humanitarian” pretext. But it soon became clear that Obama’s “humanitarian” excuse was as much a lie as the pretexts raised by the other three U.S. presidents and that the bombing was […]

 

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 […]

 

Anti-Maliki coalition formed in Iraq

By August 4, 2014

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 […]

 

Essence of neoliberal empire — Social chaos and world destruction

By July 22, 2014

Alberto Rabilotta is an Argentine-Canadian journalist specializing in economic issues. Workers World is publishing this two-part article as a contribution to the discussion of contemporary imperialism and how to fight it. Translation from Spanish by WW managing editor John Catalinotto. This is Part I. It’s hard not to feel that the world, humanity and our […]

 

U.S.-backed wars displace tens of millions

By 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. The leading conflicts […]

 
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