White Lies and Black Disbelief in a Fading Empire

by Glen Ford, originally published on Black Agenda Report “What would prevent Russia from attacking the United States because of all the people that the United States is killing in our communities.” Having already violated every tenet of international law in its proxy jihadist war against Syria, including the seizure of one-third of the country, the United States invoked a[…]

Read more

Bombing Syrians for Their Own Good

The United States played a coordinating role in the earliest days of the war on Syria, and even before the violence began.   For the last several years the United States has had active military forces in Syria against the wishes of the legitimate Syrian government.   U.S. forces have killed hundreds of Syrian soldiers defending their turf in the region[…]

Read more

Taking the World to the Brink

A man stands on rubble of damaged buildings in the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, in Damascus, Syria March 30, 2018. Reuters/Bassam Khabieh By Rick Sterling, originally published on Consortium News Western neoconservatives and hawks are driving the international situation to increasing tension and danger. Not content with the destruction of Iraq and Libya based on false claims, they[…]

Read more

Any Attack on Syria is International Gangsterism

by  Ajamu Baraka,  National Organizer for Black Alliance for Peace APRIL 10, 2018—The pending military intervention into Syria by the United States represents yet another case of unilateral illegality that continues the systematic assault on international law and morality that has characterized U.S. foreign policies since the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, when the United States[…]

Read more

The (Largely Unrecognized) US Occupation of Syria

The United States has invaded Syria with a significant military force, is occupying nearly one-third of its territory, has announced plans for an indefinite occupation, and is plundering the country’s petroleum resources. Washington has no authorization under international or even US law to invade and occupy Syria, much less attack Syrian forces, which it has done repeatedly. Nor has it[…]

Read more

The Liberation of East Ghouta

Statement by the Syria Solidarity Movement The complete liberation of Eastern Ghouta is imminent. Just as during the liberation of Aleppo, western governments and mainstream media inflated the numbers of trapped civilians and accused Syrian government forces of deliberately targeting them, failing to provide them with humanitarian aid, preventing their evacuation, and indiscriminately bombing them in Eastern Ghouta.  And, just[…]

Read more

Don’t Believe the Media Hype about Saudi Prince Mohammed Bin Salman

by Medea Benjamin, originally published on Voices for Creative Nonviolence, March 21, 2018 Saudi Arabia’s 32-year-old Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, heir to the Saudi throne after eliminating his rivals, is on a two-week whirlwind visit to the United States starting March 19. He plans to cement his ties to the Trump administration, shore up support for his war in[…]

Read more