Caravana 43

"Caravana43 is a project developed with the purpose of bringing to the United States parents and classmates of the 43 Normalista students who disappeared on September 26, 2014 in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico. There are three Caravanas covering over 40 cities from the US/Mexico border along the Pacific, Central, and Atlantic region states. The main aim is to provide an international forum for the parents who have lost their children in a government of systemic violence and impunity.  Another important goal of the caravana is to shed light on US foreign policy, specifically the Merida Initiative and its connection to socioeconomic conditions and violence in Mexico."

Twelve years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq

Lest we forget the origin of the current war in Syria and Iraq....

Palestine: An Expulsion Day

Link is from A World to Win News Service. It shows how a Zionist soldier participating in mass expulsion of the Palestinians saw these events. The soldier went on to serve loyally while knowing these horrors. There are lessons for today in this, especially for people in the U.S..

 

???  5 Reasons Why Leftists Should Defend Russia   ??

None of the facts in this article demonstrate that Russia itself is not imperialist. U.S. imperialism is not ultra-imperialism. Rivals can and do go against the U.S. while still being imperialist powers in their own right.  

It is correct in many contexts for leftists to focus on opposing the U.S. as it has a larger role in the world. This cannot mean ignoring or falsifying what Russia is about.

 

 

We are NOT Charlie Hebdo!

This statement from the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) summarizes our feelings on the events in Paris. Please read and circulate it as widely as possible.

Neither do we condone the bombings and murder of journalists at their headquarters, however much we are repulsed by their racist, chauvinist and hateful Islamophobic caricatures of oppressed people. Neither do we condone the subsequent murders at the Paris Kosher supermarket.
Yes, we are for free speech, freedom of expression and democratic rights for all, including the Muslim and antiwar activists who were banned by the French government from street protests in solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza, or the Muslim women who are banned from wearing the veil. We are for freedom of expression and the right to exist of Muslim Americans, 700,000 of whom have been investigated or interrogated in the U.S. for being Muslim, or the 1.5 million Latino immigrants in the U.S. who are imprisoned, detained and deported, or the entire world’s people who are victims of the all-pervasive high-tech surveillance of everyone’s personal means of communication by the U.S., France and all other so-called democratic nations.
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More on the reality behind the so-called freedoms under imperialism.

French imperialism’s brutal colonial rule

Outrage in Paris, a World of Oppression, a Crying Need for Another Way

Charlie Hebdo, the free press and racism

It’s not the cartoons– a contrarian perspective from a Muslim cartoonist

Stop the U.S. Empire's deadly "Plan Mexico"

People protested in 15 cities in the U.S. against Peña Nieto's visit January 5 and 6! 

UStired2: facts

Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Violence In Mexico

Torture Report

Report shows horrific and totally illegitimate, illegal torture by U.S. This is coming out of a lame duck Congress and is already under attack by Cheney and other fascists.  The U.S. is in trouble over all the exposure of its crimes in the context of failing to accomplish their objectives in horrific wars for empire.  

Calls for prosecution after 'torture report'

Imperialism: high tech craziness

Robot warfare combined with craziness right out of some really bad Armageddon movies is what the world is about under this system. The you know who's just won the U.S. midterm elections and will be demanding a more open war on the world. The dialogue below is a must check out!

What is the vision of Jews who want to replace Al Aqsa mosque with temple?

Weapons directed by robots, not humans, raise ethical questions

Revolution and Religion: The Fight for Emancipation and the Role of Religion: A Dialogue Between Cornel West & Bob Avakian

 

Good stuff from Counterpunch

The U.S. empire is in a bind-- caught between opposing sets of enemies with few reliable allies in Syria and Iraq. They are unable to take a rational course and only seem to have the option of more violence to enforce not very clear objectives. The GOP winning the U.S. senate makes things crazier and more potentially explosive...

 

"Who lost Syria and Iraq?"

There is a growing war advocacy being created in the form of  "who lost Syria and Iraq" attacks on the Obama administration for not being aggressive enough. We should be very concerned about this.

The PBS program below on the rise of ISIS had this as a running theme. Along with ex officials, the Soufan Group, a security firm, provided commentary. Nothing good for the people can come if the imps (imperialists) are the only ones setting the terms of this debate.

pbs Frontline: The rise of ISIS

Soufangroup: Ali Soufan and Richard Barrett interviewed

The beatings will continue until morale improves!

G.I Resistance!

Counterpunch--G.I. Resistance to the Vietnam War

JROTC 

Rethinking Schools--The Military Invasion of My High School

 

Hong Kong:

Global contention is setting the stage for pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, China. There is the question of the relative weight of U.S. imperialist intervention in the protests. Are they principally based on the people's legitimate aspirations or on imp machinations?

PopularResistance.org: US Role In Occupy Central Exposed

ThisCantBeHappening.net: Libeling a democracy movement and its activists - Accusing Hong Kong Activists of Being Tools of US Policy is Both Ignorant and Dangerous

Afghanistan:

The U.S. is facing a difficult situation-- a cobbled together power sharing between ruling warlords. The Status of Forces Agreement which even Karzai would not agree to now in place to allow indefinite U.S. forces in the country.

RAWA.org: Afghanistan still ruled by bickering warlords while Taliban eludes defeat

Veterans For Peace Calls U.S. and Afghanistan Agreement More of the Same - Time to Change Course: All U.S. forces must be brought home immediately

Very good veteran's statement against war on Iraq and Syria.

It Links to the religious letter which has the problem of trying to tell the imperialists how to do their job. Won't work, at least for the people. Same problem with Chelsea Manning's suggestions in her article.

Veterans For Peace Statement Opposing U.S. Bombing of Iraq and Syria

WinWithoutWar.org: 53 National Religious Groups, Academics, and Ministers Urge Alternatives to U.S. Military Action in Iraq

Chelsea Manning Op-ed:
“How to make Isis fall on its own sword” Degrade and destroy? The west should try to disrupt the canny militants into self-destruction, because bombs will only backfire

 

877.447.4487
The GI Rights Hotline

a coalition of nonprofit, non-governmental organizations who provide information to members of the military about discharges, grievance and complaint procedures, and other civil rights.

GIRightsHotline.org

Do You Have a Friend or Relative in the Military?
They Need Military Resistance!

Forward Military Resistance along to them, or send in their address. Whether in Iraq or stuck on a base in the USA, this is extra important for your service friend, too often cut off from access to encouraging news of growing resistance to the wars, inside the armed services and at home. Send email requests to Contact _AT_ militaryproject.org.

www.militaryproject.org/

Sojourner Truth

Israel and the U.S.: who is whose tool?

From A World To Win News Service

28 June 2010. A World to Win News Service. The American international policy professors John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, who are critical of U.S. support for Israeli settlement expansion and its attacks on Lebanon and Gaza, argue that "the unmatched power of the Israel lobby" distorts U.S. foreign policy. Many people outraged by these crimes have been influenced by their still widely circulated article "The Israel Lobby" that first appeared in The London Review of Books in 2006 (available at lrb.co.uk) and was later expanded into a book published in 21 countries.

(at VVAWAI we've been grappling with the relationship between U.S. imperialism and Israel for a long time.  This article is very helpful-- Anton, VVAWAI)

Read on…

RevCom.us: From A World To Win News Service
 Israel and the U.S.: who is whose tool?


 

Iraq Body Count web counter

Only You Can End the War

Crimes are crimes, no matter who commits them. This war, from its onset to now, has been a crime against humanity, and people of conscience must oppose it. You must oppose it. The point that must be grasped, and acted on with the courage, creativity, daring, and moral clarity of our convictions, is that this war is unjust, immoral, and illegal, regardless of who is in charge.


"When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross."

- Sinclair Lewis,
It Can't Happen Here

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