Stop the Wars at Home and Abroad!

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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Getting Serious About Halting Israeli Genocide

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, December 13, 2023 On Friday, December 8, the UN Security Council met under Article 99 for only the fourth time in the UN’s history. Article 99 is an emergency provision that allows the Secretary General to summon the Council to respond to a crisis that “threatens the maintenance of international peace and[…]

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Predicting Pestilence

by Kathy Kelly, published on LA Progressive, December 4, 2023 World Health Organization now says disease could be even deadlier than airstrikes in Gaza. Speaking from a hospital ward about fifty meters from where a bomb had just exploded, UNICEF spokesperson James Elder raised his voice over the sound of children screaming. In a video posted on X (formerly known[…]

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Hamas on Status of Remaining Palestinian and Israeli Hostages

by Saleh Al-Arouri, published on Workers World, December 2, 2023 The following statement was made by the Deputy Head of the Political Bureau of Hamas, Saleh Al-Arouri, on Dec. 2, 2023.   Currently, there are no negotiations, and the official and final stance of Hamas and the resistance is that there will be no exchange [of hostages] until the complete and[…]

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Israel and America’s Growing Zugzwang

by Simplicus the Thinker, published on Substack, November 18, 2023 This is just for fun, a rather long analysis that looks at the regional and global aspects of the war in Gaza.  He has some interesting leaks and maps to back up his positions as he moves towards a final conclusion.   It is only one opinion, but brings out a[…]

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Baltimore & Israel: A Global Gang of Colonizers

by  Netfa Freeman, published on Black Alliance for Peace, November 17, 2023 From Haiti to Puerto Rico and from the Congo to Baltimore, African (Black) people suffer from colonialism. Current atrocities happening to the people of Gaza and the West Bank clearly show the colonial reality of life and death in Palestine. What we see daily in Palestine is a[…]

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Can US Threats Prevent a Wider War in the Middle East?

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J.S. Davies, November 29, 2023 While Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has been frantically shuttling around the Middle East trying to stop the Israeli coflict in Gaza from exploding into a regional war, the United States has also sent two aircraft carrier strike groups, a Marine Expeditionary Unit and 1,200 extra troops to the Middle[…]

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Palestine’s Resistance Has Already Won in Gaza

by Susan Abulhawa, published on Workers World, November 24, 2023 The following slightly edited article first appeared in The Electronic Intifada, Nov. 22, 2023. No matter the outcome of Israel’s genocidal invasion of Gaza, the Palestinian resistance fighters have already won. They were victorious from that first day when they executed a successful military raid of Israeli targets. It was[…]

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Time for Israel to Pay: This is How to Prevent a New Nakba in Palestine

by Ramzy Baroud, published on Palestine Chronicle, November 22, 2023 The ‘Gaza Nakba’ must be rejected, not just by words, but through solid Arab and international action, to prevent Israel from taking advantage of the war to expel Palestinians out of their homeland, again. It is simply inaccurate to claim that the ongoing Israeli attempt to displace all, or many[…]

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