War & Peace
Howie Hawkins | Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for US Senate, called today for Jewish leaders to speak out in support of an immediate ceasefire in the Middle East and an Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon. Hawkins said that it appeared that the Israeli military had long been planning an invasion of Lebanon and seized upon the capturing of the two soldiers as the excuse to launch the war. Israeli is killing and starving children and civilians in Lebanon and Gaza. They are preventing relief and medical supplies from reaching victims. This is a major humanitarian crisis. Clinton has turned a cold shoulder to their plight and instead callously cheerleads Israel’s bombings more... 1 Comments
Cesar Vallejo | As a result of the communication of Fidel Castro on his state of health and the provisional delegation of his responsibilities, high ranking U.S officials have formulated more and more explicit declarations about the immediate future of Cuba. The Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutiérrez said that “this is the moment for a true transition towards a true democracy” and the spokesman of the White House Tony Snow said that his government is “ready and eager to grant humanitarian and economic assistance and of any other nature to the people of Cuba”, which has been already being stated by President Bush. more... 1 Comments
James Cooke | Lebanon is not business as usual. This is not just about Israel repressing its neighbors by expanding its boarders—this is not 1982. For that matter, nor is this Vietnam, or the countless other ‘skirmishes’ the U.S. has been involved in over the last century. The ante has been raised.
By Bill Van Auken | US President George W. Bush on Monday declared his full support for a US-French United Nations resolution that dictates Israel’s terms to the Lebanese people while allowing the Israeli military to indefinitely continue its occupation and devastation of Lebanon.
brooklyn socialists | **Toufic Haddad is a Palestinian-America activist and writer who edits the radical journal Between the Lines, published from Jerusalem and Ramallah. He is also a frequent contributor to Counterpunch, the International Socialist Review, and ZNet.**
me | August 12 National March to Stop the U.S.-Israeli War
Roy Rollin | In "Israel and the future of the antiwar movement," Socialist Worker's Sharon Smith correctly points out that "the weakness of the mainstream U.S. antiwar movement toward Israeli war crimes is not a temporary aberration, but a long-standing phenomenon." She illustrates this up by connecting the UFPJ leadership's "repeat(ing) the mainstream media’s depiction" of the recent events in the Middle East to the position taken by their political predecessors (in many cases the same people with the same politics) on the eve of Israel's last invasion of Lebanon in 1982, when a massive peace rally that they organized in NYC's Central Park conveniently made no mention of Israel’s bombing of Lebanon. more... 23 Comments
would-be protestor | Or make a conscious effort to post the links so we can find it. more... 8 Comments
Third World Solidarity Group | Support an immediate stop to the US-UK-Israeli invasion and occupation of Lebanon and Palestine, immediate and unconditional withdrawal of all Israeli troops, stop to all US-led bogus, gunboat diplomacy, adequate and fair representation of Lebanese, Palestinian and other Arab governments in the settlement of the conflict, support for the sovereignty and independence of the Palestinian and Lebanese governments!!! In the long term, end US-UK-Israeli exploitation, control and interference in the Middle East!!! more... 0 Comments
By Bill Van Auken | The US-French resolution that is to be voted on by the United Nations Security Council early this week represents an imperialist diktat to the people of Lebanon and an attempt by Washington to legitimize and consummate the geo-strategic goals pursued in the last month of US-Israeli war of aggression. more... 0 Comments
Brent Herbert | The problem with being a naked whore, is that you must strip down to get the job done. It is not possible to remain dressed as a nun at the same time.
Chiton | On August 11th, 2006, The Veterans for Peace are holding their annual national conference in Seattle, Washington. One of the states goals of the VfP is to abolish as an instrument of national policy. Recognizing the links between the necessity of war to maintain the “status quo” of oil consumption and the United States Empire to the implausibility of reaching sustainability, Brian Willson and a number of other Veterans for Peace and peace activists are headed to Seattle, sans the fossil fuels. more... 1 Comments
Jack A. Smith | The U.S. and Israel are principally responsible for the attacks on the civilian populations of Gaza and Lebanon. Israel must withdraw completely, and negotiate. more... 1 Comments
Captain May | Summary: Former Army intelligence and public affairs officer Captain May argues that the Bush
Archie Kennedy | Tony Blair and Condoleeza Rice have recently made statements that suggest a view that is, essentially, genocidal in nature. In so doing, they have stripped away their saccrine masks of democracy and apple pie, exposing themselves for the lizards they are.
Patrick Martin | In a letter to President Bush issued July 30, the top congressional leaders of the Democratic Party have pledged their support for an American victory in Iraq, while criticizing the administration’s tactics and methods and calling for the “phased redeployment of US forces” to deal with other crises facing American imperialism around the world.
Radio Free Eireann | Damian Moran of the pit-stop ploughshares was guest on Radio Free Eireann in New York today. Damian talked in detail about the case and the anti-war movement in Ireland. The Pit Stop Ploughshares Deirdre Clancy, Nuin Dunlop, Karen Fallon, Ciaron O'Reilly & Damien Moran then spent 4 to 11 weeks in Limerick Prison. They went to trial in Dublin circuit criminal court in March and October 2005 on two counts of Criminal Damage, €100 and $U.S. 2.5 million. Penalties, if convicted, would have carried a maximum of ten years imprisonment.
Firas Makdesi | The enemy aircraft fired at least three rockets at a structure as a truck was being loaded with peaches and plums, massacring at least 33 fruit pickers. Most of those who survived suffered very bad wounds including amputations and very severe burns. more... 1 Comments
Claudia Cinatti | ... the enormous energy and fighting spirit of the workers and oppressed people of Lebanon must be set in motion, through a program that unites the resistance to imperialism with the struggle against the local exploiters and the political elite ... more... 1 Comments
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