Posts in: middle east

War crimes and civilian casualties in Afghanistan

April 4, 2018

A statement by Left Radical of Afghanistan condemning government air strikes that killed or wounded hundreds of people attending graduation ceremonies at a religious school in Kunduz province.

BDS Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

February 7, 2018

With the support of his Rødt (Red) Party, Norwegian parliamentarian Bjørnar Moxnes nominated the Boycott/Divestment/Sanctions movement for Palestinian rights for the Nobel Prize.

Trump’s Jerusalem Insult

February 2018

As usual, the president acted in an arrogant and reactionary fashion, but even he can’t destroy a “peace process” that doesn’t exist.

Rasmea Odeh forced to take plea

June 2017

On April 25, over 150 supporters packed the courtroom for Rasmea Odeh, who accepted an agreement that stripped her of U.S. citizenship but allowed her to leave the country without serving additional jail time. The 69-year-old Palestinian activist and her supporters spent the past three and a half years battling the U.S. government’s attempts to… Read more »

Freedom Socialist editorial: Defend Palestinian hunger strikers

June 2017

Fifteen hundred Palestinian political prisoners launched a hunger strike on April 17, ongoing as of this writing. They are protesting abominable conditions in Israel’s privately run prisons. Their demands include decent medical treatment; an end to solitary confinement and Israel’s policy of renewable detention without trial; relocation to facilities in the Palestinian territories; reinstatement of… Read more »

Israel’s deadly siege of Palestinians in Gaza

October 2017

Residents of the Gaza Strip are caught in a brutal nightmare they cannot escape. In 2006, Israel imposed a military and economic blockade by land, air and sea. This coastal enclave is now a maximum security prison for Palestinians. Israel sends bombs and drones against fathers, mothers, and children, whose crime is being born in… Read more »

No to U.S. bombing of Syria!

April 7, 2017

The Freedom Socialist Party forcefully condemns the latest U.S. attack in the Middle East – the cruise missile strikes against Syrian airfields on April 6. Two days earlier, the Bashar al-Assad regime had launched a vicious, abhorrent attack on civilians in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, apparently using chemical weapons. This assault drew the wrath… Read more »