Topic: War and antiwar

  • No celebration of Israel's occupation

    Activists made it clear that as long as there is celebration of Israeli apartheid at the University of Texas, students will protest it.

  • SJP chapters have the right to say no

    A Students for Justice in Palestine chapter didn't violate the principle of free speech by rescinding an invitation to a guest speaker.

  • The one undemocratic state solution

    Israeli politicians who call for a "one-state solution" in Palestine have a radically different idea in mind compared to the left.

  • The "alternative facts" that led to war on Iraq

    Trump isn't the first president to prefer "alternative facts." Fifteen years ago, George W. Bush paved the road to war with lies.

  • Fear and ignorance defeat a mosque

    A proposal to build a mosque in Bayonne, New Jersey, was blocked by an Islamophobic campaign that made headlines.

  • Zionists and anti-Semites unite?

    Trump's election was followed by a wave of anti-Semitic attacks. So why the warm regard for him among pro-Israel figures?

  • The movement needs to invite debate

    Controversy erupted after a recent decision by an SJP chapter in North Carolina to take back an invitation to a left journalist.

  • We stand with the Yemeni people

    Syrian activists are calling for an end to the war on the people of Yemen, carried out by the U.S.-backed regime of Saudi Arabia.

  • The left can't litigate Trump into submission

    Trump's first travel ban directed at Muslims suffered a stinging legal defeat, but we shouldn't put our faith in a legal strategy.

  • Bringing together militants and the masses

    An organizer of the anti-Trump protest that occupied the Columbus airport reflects on the lessons of that day for struggles to come.

  • One thing Trump got right

    Trump finally made a factual statement, and politicians across the spectrum are livid that he told the truth about U.S. imperialism.

  • Back to the Islamophobic drawing board?

    The federal court rejection of Trump's ban on Muslims is a victory for the protests against him--but don't trust that this White House will give up.

  • A crackdown on our right to stand up

    Trump's right-wing admirers around the U.S. are trying to blunt protests against him by proposing new laws explicitly designed to curtail dissent.

  • The new balance of terror in Syria

    Former imperial and regional rivals agree on an outcome that maintains the Assad regime and crushes the remnants of the rebellion.

  • We want the refugees to come home

    The people of Rutland, Vermont, were ready to welcome 100 Syrian and Iraqi refugees. Until Trump's racist ban took effect.

  • The roots of sectarianism in the Middle East

    We’re told that sectarian religious divisions have always existed in the Middle East, but they are, in reality, a product of capitalism.

  • An executive order for religious profiling

    Using security as a pretext, Trump's ban on Muslims will unleash a tide of Islamophobia against victims of the "war on terror."

  • Syria after the conquest of Aleppo

    What will happen now following the fall of Aleppo--conquered by the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad after years of relentless war crimes?

  • What caused the attack in Jerusalem?

    Israel's apartheid regime is the root cause of the truck attack that killed four Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem in early January.

  • Why did Turkey's regime turn to the iron fist?

    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is using the pretext of last year's coup to purge one-time allies from the Turkish state and repress a range of opponents.

  • Trump and the Israeli right: Hawks of a feather

    The recent UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements is a parting shot by Obama's thoroughly pro-Israel administration.

  • Islamophobia and the rise of the new right

    Anti-Muslim bigotry is a key ingredient in the toxic brew that is fueling a wave of right-wing nationalism in countries around the world.

  • How can you justify the unjustifiable?

    A section of the international left is ignoring or even justifying the slaughter of Syrians who rose up against a dictatorial regime.

  • For a genuine anti-imperialism

    Don't support Assad. Don't support Russia. Don't support Iran. You can't call yourself an anti-imperialist if you do.

  • To the "leftist" admirers of Assad's Syria

    As a Syrian who identifies with the left, I am appalled by those who call themselves left-wingers, but who stand with the Assads.