Topic: War and antiwar

  • 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.

  • Trump and the rise of the new McCarthyites

    His election has unleashed new right-wing forces in American universities at a time when left faculty were already under siege.

  • Down with terrorism, sectarianism and tyranny

    The bombing of a cathedral in Cairo shows the criminal sectarianism of terrorist groups and the indifference of military authorities.

  • The counterrevolution crushes Aleppo

    The combined forces of Syria's regime, Russian air power and Iranian-backed death squads are retaking the last city liberated by the 2011 revolution.

  • Veterans on an antiwar mission to Japan

    A speaking tour by two U.S. veterans opposed to war intersected with the efforts of Japanese activists challenging militarism.

  • The president-elect exploits a tragedy

    Trump used his trip to Ohio State to ramp up his crusade against Muslims and refugees, but students and faculty are sending a different message.

  • Cynically using anti-Semitism to attack BDS

    A recent bill that sailed through the U.S. Senate purports to target anti-Semitism, but its actual goal is to silence critics of Israel.

  • The anti-Semitic friends of Israel

    Why are Israel's right-wing leaders unfazed by the anti-Semitism of Donald Trump's advisers and the far-right parties of Europe?

  • The awful lessons of internment

    The same poisonous conditions that led to Japanese internment are building up in 2016. This time, the target is Muslims.