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Obama Nudges Syria Toward Regional War

Shamus Cooke

Humanitarian catastrophes are surprisingly easy to predict. Take Syria for instance. Like Iraq, Syria has a complex mix of ethnicity and religion, with a long history of conflict. Enter the United States, who comes with guns and cash that it doles out to certain ethnic/religious groups, and not to others. The ensuing bloodbath is not a […]

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Western Powers Double Down on Syria’s Destruction

Shamus Cooke

The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those, who in time of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality. Dante The world watches as a nation is torn, slow motion, at the seams. Money and geopolitics has caused a feeding frenzy of western nations biting and tearing at Syria, all hoping to profit from the regime’s destruction. […]

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Syria’s “Liberated” Future: Ethnic-Religious Cleansing and Genocide

Shamus Cooke

A fascinating shift has happened in the U.S. mainstream media: After a year of anti-Syria war propaganda and lies, glimmers of truth are making their way into the public’s view. This may be too little too late: the country is being torn at the seams into the nightmare of ethnic-religious cleansing and massacres.

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The Next Stage in the Destruction of Syria

Shamus Cooke

The U.S. media has made its intentions clear: the “rebels” attacking Syria’s government must have more support to advance Syria’s “revolution.” This was the result of the much-hyped advance of Syria’s rebels into the country’s two largest cities, which the western media portrayed as a defining moment in global democracy. But “journalists” like these have blood […]

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How to Complete Egypt’s Revolution

Shamus Cooke

The Egyptian revolution’s fight for life has reached a critical stage. The massive energy that toppled Egypt’s hated dictator seems to have hit a wall after Egypt’s Supreme Court dissolved parliament in what many are calling a “coup.” The military then took further action to consolidate itself, putting a halt to their fake steps towards democracy. According […]

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Counter Revolution Disguised as Democracy in Egypt

Shamus Cooke

In a country where the embers of revolution are still glowing, you would assume that a presidential election would produce a revolutionary-appearing government. Not so in Egypt. The revolutionaries who toppled the hated dictator Mubarak will have zero representation in the upcoming runoff election for president. 

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Whose Security Is Iran Threatening?

Emergency Labor Network

Emergency Labor Network No War, No Sanctions, No Bombing Iran! Second in a Series on Key Issues in 2012 Iran poses no threat to the U.S. It has initiated no aggressive measures against the U.S.  It has not sent its navy into the Gulf of Mexico in order to flaunt its power.  It has not […]

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Proxy War in Syria Threatens Catastrophe for the Middle East

Shamus Cooke

In an effort to undermine Iran by overthrowing its strategic ally, Syria, western nations are using their Middle East client states to conduct a multi-pronged attack against Syria through the media, the Arab League, the United Nations and now through military proxy forces. This fact is widely recognized by many mainstream western media sources. For […]

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The Truth Behind the Coming “Regime Change” in Syria

Shamus Cooke

After meeting again to decide Syria’s fate, the Arab League again decided to extend its “monitoring mission” in Syria. However, some Arab League nations under U.S. diplomatic control are clamoring for blood. These countries — virtual sock puppets of U.S. foreign policy — want to declare the Arab League monitoring mission “a failure,” so that […]

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The Aftermath of Bin Laden’s Assassination

Shamus Cooke

Like Bush, Jr., before him, Obama is proving that a puffed-up and “powerful” president is a dangerous president. It was only a matter of time before Obama used his newfound popularity and warrior credentials to wreak military havoc elsewhere. It took just three days for Obama to go from bin Laden to Yemen, where he bombed — […]

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Bahrain: Uprising Against the U.S.-Backed Regimes Gains Critical Mass

Finian Cunningham

Finian Cunningham Bahrain’s uprising against the US-backed ruling elite is gathering critical mass, with the Persian Gulf island state seeing the biggest demonstration ever last night. Some 200,000 people took the main highway leading to the financial district in the capital, Manama, shouting in unison for the regime to go.

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Hail to the Egyptian People

Workers Action

A Statement by Workers Action We stand in awe and admiration at your historic victory, as you removed one of the world’s worst U.S.-sponsored dictators. You liberated yourselves and at the same time liberated the imagination of ordinary working people around the world. We just have a few requests. As you know better than anyone, […]

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Who is the Real Opposition in Egypt?

Shamus Cooke

The revolution in Egypt erupted like all revolutions do, from the bottom up. It was unemployment and high food prices that propelled working and poor people into action. Now, the media reports that the “opposition” in Egypt is a group of well-to-do folks who have very little in common with the poor of Egypt. This top down takeover […]

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Why Obama Fears Democracy in Egypt

Shamus Cooke

Raising Lazarus from the dead would be easier than reviving the Egyptian President. So Obama is on to plan B. And as it turns out, plan B looks a lot like the status-quo, minus a change of face. The new face is a man handpicked by the U.S., Mohamed ElBaradei, a UN bureaucrat who hasn’t […]

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Why Tunisia Changed the World

Shamus Cooke

Tunisia woke up the Middle East with a thundering yawn. After years of domination by western-backed tyrants, the working people of the Arab world are rising from slumber. Once fully awake and aware of their surroundings, they’ll shake off the influence of the western nations with a collective flick of the wrist. The elites of the Middle […]

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Obama’s Middle East Peace Talks: A Circus to Distract

Shamus Cooke

What a joke. President Obama surely knows there is zero chance that his Middle East peace talks will succeed, even with the deck stacked in his favor. All of the main actors are on the U.S. payroll: Israel, Egypt, and Jordan get billions in foreign aide, while the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has proven a pliable […]

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Obama’s Delusions: The Economy And Iraq

Shamus Cooke

If you’ve listened to recent speeches the President has given about the economy and the Iraq war, you’d think that two of the biggest social issues facing working Americans are improving. But facts are stubborn things.

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Words Fail: People of Conscience Condemn Israel’s Terrorist Actions

Cindy Sheehan

Cindy Sheehan First and foremost, we mourn the deaths of the 20 humanitarian aid workers that were spinelessly slaughtered by the terrorist state of Israel. Our hearts and thoughts go out to the families in this terrible time of senseless loss. We also wish a speedy and complete recovery to the up to 80 people […]

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Iran’s Growing Revolution vs. the Democrat’s Intervention

Shamus Cooke

On Sunday in Iran, mass protests were drowned in blood by government authorities; at least ten reportedly have been killed with hundreds injured. The events have been given ample coverage in the U.S. media, with the intention of further demonizing Iran’s repressive government. Absent in the American media are the deeper implications of the protests, […]

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Why Obama’s Surge in Afghanistan?

Shamus Cooke

Tuesday’s announcement that President Obama will send an additional 30,000 soldiers to fight and in many cases die in Afghanistan — while begging his foreign allies to send an extra 10,000 — will have dramatic effects throughout the American and world society. The hope that Obama’s election would drastically change U.S. foreign policy has been […]

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Iraq: A War of Aggression Continues

Brad Forrest

Brad Forrest Operation Iraqi Freedom began on March 20, 2003. The exact nature of this war is the exact opposite of its name. The Iraqis will never know anything resembling freedom coming from the direction of the United States military. The real purpose of the Iraq war was criminal in nature, the theft of the […]

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Troops Home Now from Iraq and Afghanistan!

Workers Action

National Assembly to End the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars and Occupations The National Assembly to End the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars and Occupations is joining with other coalitions, organizations, and networks to organize a united MARCH 21 NATIONAL COALITION to mobilize people across the United States to take part in a March on the Pentagon […]

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Victory for Worker Solidarity

Workers Action

Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) and Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC) Media Release: The Congress of South African Trade Union is pleased to announce that its members, dock workers belonging to the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) achieved a victory last night when they stood firm by their decision not to […]

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Oppose Escalation of the War in Afghanistan

Workers Action

Peace & Justice Committee, Professional Staff Congress/ American Federation of Teachers Local 2334 (City University of New York) Resolution as adopted by Delegates Assembly of Professional Staff Congress, AFT Local 2334, at City University of New York (see below for original text). WHEREAS, NYSUT at its 2008 Representative Assembly and the AFT at its 2008 […]

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Washington Moves to Control Iran’s Revolution

Shamus Cooke

It seems that President Obama has finally woken up. He now realizes that the U.S. friendly “color revolution” in Iran that he hoped for — and planned for — has gotten out of control. To the Democrat’s terrible regret, a real revolution is under way. An extremely revealing article in the Wall Street Journal entitled […]

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Of Course Israel Targets Civilians, Of Course Israel Engages in Routine State Terrrorism

Workers Action

“As a former Israeli Defense Forces chief of staff said in 2002: “The Palestinians must be made to understand in the deepest recesses of their consciousness that they are a defeated people.” In fact, these acts of terrorism, which are war crimes, have only served to steel the resolve of the Palestinian people.”

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Let Gaza Live Speech

Workers Action

Christine Gauvreau National Assembly to End the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars and Occupations Speech by Christine Gauvreau, representing the National Assembly to End the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars and Occupations, at the January 10 Let Gaza Live rally at the White House. I am here today because if the U.S. antiwar movement does not embrace […]

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The Massacre in Palestine and the Threat of a Wider War

Shamus Cooke

Yet another Israeli-led and U.S.-backed massacre is taking place as the world watches in horror. The western media, desperately trying to peddle the puny rockets of Hamas as bullying, does journalistic back flips in avoiding the utter carnage brought down by the much more powerful — U.S. made and paid for — Israeli missiles. In […]

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Stop the Bombing and Blockade of Gaza!

Workers Action

National Assembly to End the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars and Occupations Stop the Bombing and Blockade of Gaza! End All U.S. Aid to Israel! Bring the Troops Home Now from Iraq and Afghanistan! As of January 3, the Israeli bombing and invasion of Gaza has killed over 450 Palestinians – the largest number of people […]

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A Statement Issued by National Assembly to End the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars & Occupations

Workers Action

As of January 3, the Israeli bombing and invasion of Gaza has killed over 450 Palestinians – the largest number of people killed by Israel in such a short time in decades. 1,600 more have been wounded, an overwhelming number of whom are civilians – women, children and the elderly. The massing of soldiers and […]

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Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees Urges Labor/Education Boycott Of Israel, Divestment Of Bonds Stocks

Workers Action

Union urges immediate boycott following Gaza university bombing Appeal, Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees, 30 December 2008 The following appeal was issued on 29 December 2008: The Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees condemns in the strongest possible terms the bombing today of the campus of the Islamic […]

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Why is the U.S. Government at War in the Middle East?

Workers Action

Now that the dust has settled, there can be little doubt that the U.S. war on Iraq was launched on the basis of multiple lies and deceit. Rather than the elimination of weapons of mass destruction, which the U.S. government itself has in abundance, Iraq’s oil was above all else in the crosshairs of those […]

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A New Step Towards Ending the War?

Mark Vorpahl

On November 27 the Iraqi Parliament passed the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA), which provides a legal cover for the continuing US occupation for the next three years. This legislation is meant to replace the United Nations Security Council Resolution, set to expire on December 31. The date for the vote had been postponed several […]

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National Assembly Statement Urging Unity of the Antiwar Movement for the March Actions

Workers Action

The National Assembly to End the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars and Occupations welcomes the ANSWER Coalition’s call for UNITED mass mobilizations in Washington, D.C. and other cities, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Miami, on March 21, 2009 to mark six years of war and occupation and to Bring the Troops Home Now! We […]

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