War and Antiwar

  • Why did Ramadi fall to ISIS?

    Just as the U.S. government was claiming a supposed string of successes, ISIS fighters have conquered an important city in western Iraq.

  • Don't thank me on Memorial Day

    I am not proud of my so-called "service" to the flailing dinosaur of an empire that calls itself the U.S. of A.

  • Is ISIS winning the Facebook war?

    U.S. officials and the mainstream media are reeling from the revelation that militant groups like ISIS...use the Internet.

  • The undeclared drone war

    Barack Obama's escalation of drone warfare is central to a larger reengineering of U.S. policy in the Middle East.

  • Will ISIS be driven back in northern Iraq?

    The Iraqi military and Shia militias are on the verge of retaking the city of Tikrit--but this success reveals the underlying problems for the U.S.

  • Saudi Arabia's get-out-of-terror-free card

    Saudi Arabia is connected to terrorism around the world--yet the U.S. government considers it an ally in the "war on terror."

  • Letter to a young Army Ranger

    A former Army Ranger offers his own experience to young people who may consider joining the military.

  • What the U.S. war on ISIS looks like from Iraq

    An author and journalist recently returned from Iraq talks about conditions in the Middle East as the U.S. war on ISIS continues to take its toll.

  • America's longest war gets even longer

    Barack Obama issued a secret directive contradicting his claim that the combat role for U.S. troops in Afghanistan will end.

  • 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.