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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Addis Ababa and Davos: A Tale of Two Summits

The members of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Jan. 28, 2018. by Abayomi Azakiwe, originally published on Workers World Jan 30, 2018 President Donald Trump’s demeaning comments on his preference for northern European immigrants over Africans both on the continent and in the Caribbean indicate the postcolonial crisis in relations between global capitalism and emerging nations in Africa,[…]

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Looking Down That Deep Hole (Part 2)

This week we take a longer look down the deep hole that is the most popular flavor of intersectionality. Looking Down That Deep Hole: Parisitic Intersectionality and Afro-Pessimism By Bruce Dixon, originally published on Black Agenda Report,  Feb 1, 2018 When I took a swipe at intersectionality last week, declaring that it was a hole, that afro-pessimism was a shovel[…]

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How Donald Trump Rode in on “Dark Money”

“It wasn’t the Russians that brought us Trump, but the usual suspects: private equity and hedge funds bandits.” by Glen Ford, Originally published on Black Agenda Report , Feb 1, 2018 A team led by University of Massachusetts professor emeritus Thomas Ferguson reveals that “a giant wave of dark money” flowed into Donald Trump’s campaign coffers in the last months[…]

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Conference on U.S. Military Bases Discusses Spring Antiwar Actions

By Marilyn Levin, Jan 27, 2018 Attended by 200 people (space limited attendance) and viewed by thousands via live streaming, the historic Conference on U.S. Foreign Military Bases, Jan. 12-14, 2018, in Baltimore, brought together broad participation from the peace/antiwar U.S. left along with leaders fighting U.S./NATO aggression from around the world. Initiated by the U.S. Peace Council, a significant[…]

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