Posts in: middle east

Open Letter to Seattle Mayor, Police Chief, and Director of OPA, July 17, 2017

July 17, 2017

On June 10, 2017, a broad coalition of community organizations came together under the banner “Seattle Stands with our Muslim Neighbors.” This solidarity action was called in response to the anti-Muslim hate group ACT for America (“ACT”) organizing a nationwide day of protests against Islam, including in front of City Hall in Seattle. ACT announced… Read more »

Freedom Socialist Letters to the Editor, August 2016

August 2016

1946 GEORGIA: A JIM CROW EXECUTION Family fights for long-denied justice Editor’s note: The family of James Lee Allen asked for help in getting a posthumous pardon for Allen from the state of Georgia. In 1946 Allen, a Black teen, was executed. He was 14 years old when he “confessed” to the crime of raping… Read more »

Blaming Kurds for terrorism in Turkey

August 2016

Whenever there is a murderous assault on civilians in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attempts to accuse the Kurdish independence movement rather than ISIS, whose atrocities in the region are notorious. After suicide bombers attacked Ataturk airport in Istanbul, killing 42 people and injuring 239, Erdogan hedged, saying that “the bombs that explode in our… Read more »

Freedom Socialist opinion: Pro-Palestinian boycott rattles Zionists

October 2016

The battle between the Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions (BDS) campaign and the Zionist establishment is heating up. The movement is led by activists who tell the truth about Israeli oppression of Palestinians. Palestinians in Israel confront discrimination in education, housing, jobs, and virtually every aspect of social life. In the Occupied Territories, they face everything from bombing to… Read more »

We fight dictatorships, imperialist aggression and Daesh. We reject the politics of “national security”, racism and austerity. It’s time to mobilise!

January 13, 2016

Over recent months, people across the Middle East have been hit by an intensification of conflict in Syria and Iraq. That escalation has been sponsored both by global imperialist powers – chiefly the USA, Russia and European countries – and regional imperialist actors including Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey and Iran. These conflicts are the product… Read more »

Anti-fascists vow to not let Paris attacks fuel Islamophobia

17 November, 2015

Counter-rally called in Melbourne to oppose Reclaim Australia On November 22, Melburnians will counter-rally in Melton against the far-right, anti-Muslim Reclaim Australia (RA), which is planning rallies in several Australian cities. Campaign Against Racism and Fascism (CARF), organiser of the counteraction, says that the terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut make confronting RA all the… Read more »

Llamamiento a la solidaridad con el pueblo palestino de Gaza

24 de julio de 2014

A todos los luchadores por la libertad, el pueblo palestino está pasando hoy y todos los días a los peores crímenes y matanzas a manos del ocupante fascista israelí y con el apoyo del estado imperialista americano en la guerra contra la franja de gaza. Este régimen fascista insiste en matar a niños, mujeres etc…. Read more »

End the Israeli assault on Palestine!

July 2014

Photo taken shortly after Israeli bombs struck a beach in Gaza City, killing four young boys and injuring one young adult, July 16, 2014. (Tyler Hicks/The New York Times) From the moment three Israeli teens disappeared on June 12, the Israeli government declared the Palestinian organization Hamas guilty and launched a revenge campaign on the… Read more »