Mark Vorpahl Two back-to-back victories, from the point of view of those in power, has left some commentators speculating that U.S. foreign policy has turned a page towards a less militaristic approach under the guidance of President Obama. These events are the killing of Colonel Qaddafi, leading Libya’s new leaders to declare liberation, followed by [...]
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 — [...]
How the Russian Revolution Ended Imperialist Secret Treaties As Wikileaks continues to release the U.S. documents labeled “secret,” “confidential,” etc., embarrassing governments around the world, the following statements by Trotsky and Lenin, made shortly after the Soviets took power, gain particularly keen relevance. As both illustrate, the Bolsheviks denounced secret diplomacy. Nor could they do [...]
Cindy Sheehan Since November of 2006 when the Democrats regained majorities in both Houses of Congress, I began my gradual awakening to the fact that the “Two”-Party Robber Class political system is a fraud.
Standing on a working class and antiwar platform, Cindy Sheehan ran against Nancy Pelosi in the last elections. She managed to win 17 percent of the vote, despite the media’s relentless attempts to campaign for Pelosi. We in Workers Action believe the following article is an excellent example of her class approach to politics.
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 [...]
Cindy Sheehan Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies—or else? The chain reaction of evil—hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars—must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Mark Vorpahl While the anti-war movement has primarily targeted the Iraq occupation in its protests and events, opposition to the Afghanistan occupation has always been understood as a shared point of agreement among the vast majority of participants. The Afghanistan occupation has been not as prominent in the minds of protesters because of fewer lives [...]
Cindy Sheehan With the announced increase in US troop levels to Afghanistan and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Michael Mullen, promising after the extra 30,000 troops are sent to Southern Afghanistan that “”When we get additional troops here, I think the violence level is going to go up. The fight will be [...]
The following statement represents a significant move to the left by Cindy Sheehan who now calls for the overthrow of the “Robber class,” in other words, the rich who rule society and their government agents. It reflects what is becoming obvious to a growing number of people, namely that the government has no real intention of bailing out working people but only rich bankers and brokers, and that working people will need to organize themselves in order to defend their own interests. This statement is a step in that direction.
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 [...]
Cindy Sheehan Peace is not an absence of war: it’s an absence of preparing for war or an absence of using violence or threats of violence to solve problems.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Lowy’s book consists of a collection of his essays that date back to 1974. The book is a “Notebook for Study and Research” prepared by the IIRE to which Lowy is a fellow. The IIRE and Lowy are associated with the centrist (sometimes revolutionary, more often not) Fourth International (FI). In this short review, while [...]