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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The Marriage Between Zionism and Imperialism

by Mark Vandepitte, published on Workers World, January 11, 2023 The genocide the Israeli army is perpetrating today in Gaza is not a slip-up but the logical offshoot of an imperialist and colonial project established at the end of the 19th century: Zionism. To properly understand what is happening today, it is necessary to understand the origins and stakes of[…]

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Israel Is Terrified the World Court Will Decide It’s Committing Genocide

by Marjorie Cohn, published on Truthout.org, January 6, 2023 For nearly three months, Israel has enjoyed virtual impunity for its atrocious crimes against the Palestinian people. That changed on December 29 when South Africa, a state party to the Genocide Convention, filed an 84-page application in the International Court of Justice (ICJ, or World Court) alleging that Israel is committing[…]

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The World Court: A Glimmer of Hope and a Cloud of Doubt

by Paul Larudee, published on Dissident Voice, January 7, 2024 If the International Court of Justice rules that Israel has committed, and is committing, genocide, will it save Gaza? On January 11-12 the ICJ (AKA the World Court) will hear the petition  brought to it by South Africa. Specialists in International law Francis Boyle and (independently) Daniel Machover firmly believe[…]

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Coalition of “Grassroots Diplomats” Take the Lead on International Solidarity with South Africa in the Absence of Diplomacy and Accountability from U.S. Officials

by Melissa Garriga, January 8, 2023 Peace activists across the country have embarked on a campaign to mobilize global support for South Africa’s charge of genocide against Israel at the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The campaign, spearheaded by CODEPINK, World Beyond War, and RootsAction, aims to rally nations to submit a “Declaration of Intervention” supporting South Africa’s case at[…]

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9,000 Gazan Children Have Undergone Amputations, Many Without Anesthesia – Day 81

by If Americans Knew, published on Israel Palestine News, December 27 241 killed in Gaza in 24 hours; Gazan prisoners of Israel report horrific torture; Israeli military leader would not hesitate to attack “safe zones” if needed; Israel accuses Hezbollah of targeting one house of worship, while Israel has targeted 200+; 6 killed by drone attack in West Bank More[…]

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Steps You Can Take to Stop the Ongoing Genocide of Palestinians in Gaza

by Abdul Jabbar, published in Countercurrents, December 27, 2023 It is the duty of everyone in the world and especially those who live in the United States to take action to stop the ongoing genocide of the besieged and helpless Palestinians in Gaza. This brutal slaughter of Palestinians started on October 7, 2023, when Israel retaliated against the horrific Hamas[…]

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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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A Stunning Rebuke, U.N. Cease-fire Vote Humiliates U.S. Imperialism

by Sara Flounders, published on Workers World, December 12, 2023 The United Nations Security Council vote on December 8, calling for an immediate cease-fire in Palestine, was a public humiliation of the United States. When explaining their vote, numerous countries denounced the U.S. — Israel’s number one supporter — as the accomplice, the enabler and the real force behind the[…]

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