State of the War

14 years after Israel stomped out the camp David agreement and 11 years since the Amerikkkan invasion of Iraq, the Middle East is like a box of grenades with the pins pulled. The good news is that Amerikkka vs Jihad isn't the only game in town (see third link). The bad news is that real anti-imperialism is no where near where it needs to be and some left forces may see no other option besides collaborating with imperialists (see second link).

http://aworldtowinns.co.uk/?p=549

http://www.antiimperialista.org/no_to_us_bombs_on_syria_iraq

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/9/27/istanbul-okmeydanineighborhoodarrows.html

 

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.

http://www.veteransforpeace.org/our-work/position-statements/veterans-oppose-us-bombing-iraq-and-syria/

http://winwithoutwar.org/religious-letter-iraq/

http://www.chelseamanning.org/uncategorized/chelsea-manning-on-containing-isis-in-guardian-op-ed

 

Capitalism is fundamentally unable to deal with the climate crisis because it's basic law: expand or die.

Addressing this with eyes open means running into a real conflict with the capitalist--imperialist system.

http://www.veteransforpeace.org/pressroom/news/2014/09/23/vfp-climate-march-nyc

http://revcom.us/a/354/hundreds-of-thousands-fill-new-york-streets-to-change-everything-and-save-the-earth-en.html

NSA data shared with Israel to target Palestinians was a factor in Edward Snowden taking the heroic stand he took.

We are regularly discovering new ways in which whistleblowers have been part of changing the world.

http://mondoweiss.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8d38ef747c2061bb9c6137961&id=1cae7558bf&e=0b5e36cb1e

Obama's speech is outrageous. Blatant murderous aggression against people caught up in a mess the U.S itself created.

When you violate a country's airspace to bomb its people, you lose the right to claim self defense.  I watched the speech live and saw McCain's setting the terms to justify aggression at a whole other level. Note: Obama lied as we can see from the second article below:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/10/obama-isis-speech-text_n_5801200.html
http://www.thenation.com/blog/181630/obama-open-ground-troops-iraq-top-general-says

From A World To Win News Service

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

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…  http://revcom.us/a/207/AWTWNS-Israel-en.html

 

 

WAR CRIMES & WIKILEAKS

{col. writ. 1/2/11] (c) '11 Mumia Abu-Jamal

Among the maniac right, calls have come for the assassination of Julian Assange, of Wikileaks fame. Some have called for his quick arrest, prosecution and conviction for alleged violations of U.S. anti spying laws (despite the fact that he's not a U.S. citizen.)

Although the din may've died down somewhat, U.S. government officials are livid with the Australian, with some issuing dark and foreboding threats.

if Wikileaks is guilty of anything, it's failing to abide by the unwritten rules of the corporate press, that of keeping state secrets secret.

The catcalls for Assange's prosecution are startling given the seas of silence on the prosecution of U.S. government officials for war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. ..

Read more...

U.S. Threatens North Korea: What's Behind the Conflict?

Updated April 10, 2013

U.S. sanctions, threats, and possible war against North Korea have nothing to do with peace, nuclear disarmament or any of their other claims. U.S. moves against North Korea are essentially about the USA enforcing its "right" to be an unopposed global bully—to exploit, oppress, and rule over the people of the world...

http://revcom.us/a/301/US-threatens-north-korea-en.html

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