The war and the media — Double standards for Mosul, Iraq, and Aleppo, Syria

The Pentagon made its largest bombing attack inside Syria since last April on Feb. 6, striking pro-Syrian government forces at the same time as an attack from Israel on Syria. Thus, once again imperialist powers threaten to reignite their campaign to overthrow the legitimate Syrian government. All the more timely is it that Workers World publish this article by anti-war[…]

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A Treacherous Crossing

Paul Ryan’s recent trip to the Gulf reflects the US Government’s complete lack of compassion for the refugees and migrants created by its proxy wars in the Middle East. By Kathy Kelly On January 23rd an overcrowded smuggling boat capsized off the coast of Aden in Southern Yemen. Smugglers packed 152 passengers from Somalia and Ethiopia in the boat and[…]

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U.S. Occupation of NE Syria Illegal

by Jeff Mackler of Socialist Action During a Jan. 17 Stanford University speech, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced that the U.S. military will arm, train, finance, and otherwise support—for an indefinite time—a new, 30,000-strong, Kurdish and U.S.-allied Arab nation border force in northeastern Syria. This force in formation, effectively aimed at the partition of Syria, will be backed by[…]

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New Defense Strategy: War With Great Nations & Arms Race

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance, Feb 4, 2018 This week, following the recent announcement of a new National Defense Strategy that focuses on conflicts with great powers and a new arms race, the Pentagon announced an escalation of nuclear weapons development. The United States’ military is spread across the world, including several dangerous conflict areas that could[…]

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Lies, Damn Lies, and Nuclear Posture Reviews

The U.S. Navy’s nuclear fast-attack submarine, the USS Newport News (R), secures itself next to its sister Los Angeles-class submarine USS Boise (L) at Norfolk Naval Station in Norfolk, Va. ~Getty Images by David Swanson, originally published on Lets Try Democracy, Feb 2, 2018 Did you hear the one about the “safe, secure, and effective nuclear deterrent”? There is, of[…]

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Stop the Immigration Police State

Invasive and brutal enforcement of immigration law didn’t start with Donald Trump by Margaret Kimberley, Originally published on Black Agenda Report, Feb 1, 2018 Lukasz Niec is a Polish born green card holder and Wisconsin physician. He is now held in immigration detention because of juvenile crimes and adult interactions with police which didn’t result in convictions. Despite the minor[…]

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