Posts in: anti-war

Next step for the Occupy movement: uniting labor and the dispossessed

December 2011

The first months of the Occupy Wall Street movement have been filled with growing pains — many caused by the rough chafing of plastic zip-tie handcuffs. The camps are important free-speech centers, a long overdue mass protest of the capitalist austerity program. Hopefully, the movement will be able to turn the tide against the police… Read more »

Japan says “Goodbye, nuclear power!” Labor lends its weight to mounting protests

December 2011

On Sept. 19, 2011, 60,000 people gathered in Tokyo’s Meiji Park to say “Goodbye, Nuclear Power Plants.” This demonstration was the biggest in Japan since the 1960s protests against the U.S.-Japan Status of Forces Agreement, a military pact strongly tying Japan to U.S. Cold War policies. Among those marching through the bustling metropolis were mothers… Read more »

Is Iran next for US shock and awe?

February 2012

Military families and friends fiercely embrace traumatized and exhausted soldiers from Iraq. The White House victoriously announces the war is over. Yet the press and politicians shout fear and danger — this time against Iran. How real is the threat of war? That revolves around two powerful forces pitted against each other. One is worldwide… Read more »

FS editorial — New waves of resistance to US in Afghanistan

April 2012

Powerful news from the Left Radical Organization of Afghanistan (LRA) alerted the Freedom Socialist Party (FSP) that the anti-occupation movement is rapidly expanding. Millions of Afghans — east and west, north and south — took to the streets in late February to denounce murderous events that month: NATO air strikes that killed tens of civilians… Read more »

Freedom Socialist opinion: Pakistan — Of drones and little girls

December 2012

The world was filled with revulsion when a Taliban shooter tried to assassinate 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai last Oct. 9 in Pakistan. How cowardly to shoot up a rickety school bus filled with girls determined to get an education! Outraged Pakistanis took to the streets with signs and shouts of “Shame on you, Taliban!” Soon after,… Read more »

WAR, INC. — The military addiction

April 2013

According to the War Resisters League, the United States will spend $1.36 trillion of income tax revenue for 2013 on “defense.” That comes to 47 percent for costs of past and present wars. Why is a nation that once saw standing armies as a form of tyranny spending more on its military than every other… Read more »

Freedom Socialist editorial — Spreading Middle East conflicts: US to blame

June 2013

Not one day passes without new torment in the Middle East. Israel brazenly bombs Syria, assassinates Iranian nuclear scientists, and invites the U.S. to nuke Iran. Civil war continues to rage in Syria, escalating tension and deadly turmoil in Turkey and Lebanon. Millions of war refugees flee for their lives to bordering lands. More than… Read more »

Obama unmasked: The president of dashed hopes

August 2013

The president helped end the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that locked LGBT military service members in the closet. During his 2012 campaign, he reduced deportations of undocumented youth who came to the U.S. as children. But, with few other exceptions, his actions have served the wealthy elite and expanded the attacks on working people… Read more »