War and Antiwar

  • Still a war for oil and empire

    Obama needs the mantle of humanitarian intervention to win over a public tired of killing and dying for imperialism in the Middle East.

  • Eight reasons to oppose Obama's (new) war

    SocialistWorker.org explains why the U.S. government's war on ISIS will make the world more violent, more oppressive and less safe.

  • Why is the antiwar struggle weak today?

    The reaction to Barack Obama's launching of a new war in Iraq couldn't be more different to what greeted George Bush's invasion. Why?

  • The fearleaders for war

    The rise of ISIS has been the excuse for politicians and the media to spew Islamphobia--as part of a campaign to win support for more war.

  • The Malala you won't hear about

    One of the Nobel Peace Prize winners is a socialist opponent of U.S. drone strikes, but you wouldn't know it from the media.

  • Betrayal on all sides

    The Kurdish city of Kobanê in northern Syria has stood alone against an onslaught by ISIS fighters, abandoned by world and regional powers.

  • Making the case against Obama's new war

    The U.S. empire bears responsibility for the violence and oppression gripping the Middle East today--and its new war will make things worse.

  • Seeing the war through Afghan eyes

    Journalist Anand Gopal's new book answers the many haunting questions that remain about the U.S. war on Afghanistan.

  • The never-ending, ever-expanding war

    U.S. air strikes in Syria add another ingredient to the deadly mix of conflicts that is breeding violence and oppression in the Middle East.

  • Obama's new war in Iraq

    The U.S. government is intensifying its military intervention in Iraq--and flirting with one in Syria--with the claim of "humanitarian" concerns.

  • Waiting for justice in Afghanistan

    A new report from Amnesty International documents torture and extrajudicial killings by U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

  • U.S. air strikes aren't protecting anyone

    The U.S. is dropping bombs again in Iraq on a rebel military force that only exists today because of the disastrous colonial occupation.

  • Educators must stand with Gaza

    Teaching this summer has been a surreal experience when I am daily bombarded by images of the annihilation of Gaza.

  • Ten years of Baghdad Burning

    The author of the eloquent Baghdad Burning blog published one last entry on the 10th anniversary of the U.S. occupation.

  • Just an excuse for more wars

    There are calls for the U.S. military to go back into Iraq--and some are using the memory of fallen soldiers as justification.

  • At war from a distance

    The Obama administration killed dozens of people in Yemen last week, but you probably didn’t hear about it.

  • A PTSD tragedy at Fort Hood

    The military teaches soldiers like Ivan Lopez to devalue others' lives--and when combat stress is added in, the result is volatile.

  • Documenting the drone wars

    A new documentary exposes the hypocrisy and human toll of the U.S. drone wars over Pakistan's Tribal Areas.

  • Still indispensible?

    A range of establishment critics worry that America's position as the world's dominant imperial power has been undermined.

  • A continuing surge of violence

    The spring fighting season in Afghanistan began this month with explosions of conflict all over the country.

  • Who's the real aggressor in Korea?

    U.S. provocations against North Korea are designed to dress up the Pentagon's "pivot to Asia" as a matter of self-defense.

  • The remote control war

    The aggressive use of drones is another confirmation that Obama's policies represent a continuation of militaristic foreign policy from the Bush years.

  • Life in Falluja is a horror story

    An independent and un-embedded reporter who spent time in Iraq during the occupation describes the terrible toll of the U.S. war.

  • The end of the occupation

    When its troops failed to quell the Iraqi resistance, the U.S. fomented a civil war--but the occupation still ended in failure.

  • The occupation and the resistance

    The U.S. unleashed terror and repression to cement its power in Iraq--but in the process, it stoked multiple points of resistance.