Stop the Wars at Home and Abroad!

Israel’s War on Palestine and the Global Upsurge Against It

by Vijay Prashad, published on People’s Dispatch, January 13, 2024 Hundreds of millions of people across the world have been deeply moved by the atrocity of the Israeli war on Palestine. Millions have attended marches and protests, many of them participating in such demonstrations for the first time in their lives. Social media, in almost all the world’s languages, is[…]

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Book Review: Dissecting Israel’s Big Lie(s) “The Hundred Years War on Palestine” By Rashid Khalidi

by Marty Goodman, published on Socialist Action, January 5, 2023 Book Review: “The Hundred Years War on Palestine,” A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance 1917-1921 by Rashid Khalidi, Picador 2020 “There were no such thing as Palestinians…they did not exist. ” Former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir, 1969. I was raised in a working-class Jewish home in South Florida[…]

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Aafia Siddiqui Still Languishes in Prison After 20 Years

by Judy Bello, December 22, 2023 Aafia Siddiqui, a young Pakistani woman from an upper middle class family in Karachi, came to the U.S. to attend the University of Houston where her brother was already a student, received her bachelors degree from MIT, and a doctorate from Brandeis University in neuropsychology.  Her father, a doctor, had worked in Africa as[…]

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ExxonMobil And a Possible War in South America

by Vijay Prashad, produced by Globetrotter, December 5, 2023 News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Mon. Dec. 4, 2023: On December 3, 2023, a large number of registered voters in Venezuela voted in a referendum over the Essequibo region that is disputed with neighboring Guyana. Nearly all those who voted answered yes to the five questions. These questions asked the Venezuelan people to affirm[…]

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When Genocide is No Longer Genocide

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, December 13, 2023 Some of Israel’s defenders want to do away with the concept of genocide in hopes of washing away its war crimes. Any redefinition would allow the U.S. to disappear the many genocides it has committed domestically and internationally. “We maintain, therefore, that the oppressed Negro citizens of the United[…]

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Charges Dropped on the Tampa 5, Students for a Democratic Society Protesters Walk Free

Statement, published on Fightback News, December 5, 2023 Fight Back New Service is circulating the following statement from the Emergency Committee to Defend the Tampa 5. The Tampa 5 are proud to announce a great victory: their misdemeanor and felony charges will be dropped! This victory was made possible by months of mobilizations of people across the state of Florida,[…]

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The Climate Costs of the U.S. Military Machine

by Pippa Bartolotti published on UNACPeace.org, November 27, 2023 The Department of Defense budget comprises more than half of all federal discretionary spending every year. Just 11% of the military budget could fund renewable energy for every US home. A new report from the Institute for Policy Studies calculates that the cost of U.S. militarization in the last 20 years[…]

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The Black Misleaders Promote Zionism

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, November 22, 2023 As zionists ramp up the pressure, the Black misleadership class readily succumbs to protect their precious positions and dubious prominence. In 2021 this columnist wrote, “The Palestine Litmus Test.” At that time Israel was carrying out one of its periodic attacks against Gaza, deliberately targeting civilians, and in doing[…]

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Struggling to Break the Gaza Blockade

by Ann Garrison, published on Black Agenda Report, November 22, 2023 Miles of semi-trailer trucks are lined up on the Egyptian side of the Rafah Crossing, waiting to deliver water, food, medicine and other essentials to Gaza. Longtime peace and justice activist Sarah Flounders recently traveled to Egypt with a delegation to push for opening the Rafah Crossing to let[…]

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Shame on the US Ambassador to the UN: She Has Forgotten Her Roots

by Steven Sahiounie, published on Mideast Discourse, November 21, 2023 Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the US Ambassador to the United Nations, has refused to ask for a ceasefire in Gaza to save lives, after more than 12,000 civilians have died, and half are children. Thomas-Greenfield’s policy statements suggest Israelis are deserving of human rights, while Palestinians are not. In 2015, Thomas-Greenfield received[…]

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