The people of Congo have been under the thumb of murderous rulers for over 500 years. The perpetrators have changed over time but the crimes continue.
Instead of spending on infrastructure and human services for the populace, our rulers promote war — to sound patriotic as they pocket the profits.
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 »
This statement was originally issued by the Revolutionary Socialist Workers Party (Turkey) and Revolutionary Left Current (Syria). While the big powers and their allies attempt to reach agreement on a transition which includes Assad, Turkey has launched a military operation in Syria, as it has long wanted to do, in order to strengthen its hand… Read more »
The back story behind the latest round of saber-rattling and fear-mongering.
We live in times so poverty stricken, turbulent, repressive and violent that the majority of people can hardly breathe. That’s why they’re rising up in every corner of the world. Syria’s insurrection, a proud part of the Arab Spring in 2011, is a breathtaking example. A people who had lived four decades under a deadly… Read more »
Trump’s dangerous choice of General James Mattis for Secretary of Defense goes against a fundamental principle of U.S. democracy, limited as it is: civilian control of the military. The 1947 National Security Act requires Defense Secretaries to have been in civilian life for a significant number of years (formerly 10, now seven) if they have… Read more »
By Marko Milačić, journalist at the Montenegrin weekly journal Monitor You are preparing for a new war – you and your superiors. The destroyed Libyan soil is not even cold yet from your bombs before you once again load the warships in the Mediterranean with Tomahawk missiles. Gaddafi’s blood has not yet even been washed… Read more »
Whether under Obama or Trump, the reason for U.S. aggression has nothing to do with humanitarianism.
If you read the newspaper or watch TV, you know that something dangerous is going on in the Korean Peninsula. You likely know that Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s young leader, tested a long range rocket in December and set off an underground nuclear bomb in February. Since then he’s been issuing threats to South Korea… Read more »