Topic: War and antiwar

  • Anti-imperialism and the Syrian Revolution

    The Arab Spring uprising in Syria has tested the left by posing a blunt question: Are you on the side of a dictator--or that of a popular uprising?

  • Black activists owe no apologies to Israel

    The Vision for Black Lives statement from Movement for Black Lives has been met with a slew of criticism from Zionist groups.

  • The generals have put Egypt up for sale

    An Egyptian revolutionary writes from prison about the meaning of the military regime’s “gift” of two islands to Saudi Arabia.

  • Breaking the siege of Aleppo

    The people of eastern Aleppo celebrated after rebels broke through the siege imposed on them by the Syrian regime and its allies.

  • The horrific murder of a Queens imam

    An immigrant community is in shock after the murder of a mosque leader--and they blame Donald Trump for a climate of hate.

  • Alexandria shipyard workers need your support

    A group of Egyptian workers in Alexandria are facing sentencing in a military court for standing up for better working conditions.

  • The coup that followed the coup in Turkey

    A ruthless government crackdown has been underway in Turkey since the swift defeat of an attempted military takeover last month.

  • Why should we modernize annihilation?

    The Obama administration's proposal for "nuclear modernization" can only lead to a more dangerous and deadly world.

  • Punished for trying to die

    The government is threatening to impose a draconian punishment on whistleblower Chelsea Manning...for attempting suicide.

  • Apartheid Israel's war on water

    During the month of June, Palestinians in the West Bank faced some of the harshest water shortages that they have in decades.

  • Year four of the Sisi coup

    This month marks the start of Egypt's fourth year under the el-Sisi dictatorship, but the moment calls for cautious optimism.

  • How the coup-makers were stopped in Turkey

    The masses who protested a coup in Turkey may not have all backed the government, but they opposed a new dictatorship.

  • Are the Democrats turning on Israel?

    Barack Obama's conflict with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is about imperial strategy, not opposition to Zionism.

  • Will New York get an anti-Muslim blacklist?

    Days after the Orlando killings, Democratic and Republican senators in a liberal state passed a bill that marks a new low for the "war on terror."

  • Two years under Pharaoh Sisi

    Egypt's new strongman has failed to deliver on his promise of stability and economic growth--and his critics are growing louder.

  • Who they call a terrorist and who they don't

    Investigators admit that Omar Mateen was driven by many factors, but that didn't stop political leaders from labeling him an "Islamic terrorist."

  • Drawing lessons for Lebanon

    The counterrevolution against the Arab Spring and the use of sectarianism have created new challenges for the left.

  • The You Stink challenge in Lebanon

    Last year’s mass demonstrations in Lebanon against the garbage collection crisis and political corruption have found an electoral expression.

  • In the New York Capitol to stand for BDS

    About 150 supporters of Palestine liberation converged on New York's capital of Albany to protest the governor's attack on BDS.

  • Saying “no” to scapegoating after Orlando

    We must not allow the Orlando tragedy to be turned into a justification adding to already existing oppression and discrimination.

  • Who will end this Guantánamo nightmare?

    The story of "war on terror" detainee Mohamedou Ould Slahi is a reminder of how the rule of law has been bent and broken.

  • Standing up to Cuomo's attack on BDS

    Hundreds of Palestine supporters rallied against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's threat to blacklist those who boycott Israel.

  • Don't turn homophobia into Islamophobia

    The response to the mass murder in Orlando was overwhelming--solidarity with the victims, but also a plea: Don't turn tragedy into hate.

  • Cuomo’s modern-day witch hunt

    New York's Democratic governor is reviving McCarthyism in his assault on supporters of the BDS campaign against Israel.

  • Borders drawn in blood

    Imperialist interference has been the cause of crisis and war in the Middle East since the drawing of arbitrary borders a century ago.