Join us this coming Saturday, 12 Noon at Oakland’s Federal Building, 1310 Clay Street, as part of the October 15-23 International Days of Action against US wars and interventions worldwide, initiated by the United National Antiwar Coalition. Protests are planned in 70 cities across the country and around the world. Click here to find events … Continue reading Say No to U.S. Wars! Sat., Oct. 15 @12pm in Oakland
By Mohamed Elmaazi We reprint below an October 9, 2022 Consortium News article by Mohamed Elmaazi, who has covered all of Julian Assange’s London extradition hearings. —JM, editor Thousands of supporters of Julian Assange descended upon London’s Palace of Westminster to form a human chain around the Houses of Parliament in support of the embattled WikiLeaks publisher on … Continue reading World-Wide Backing as Parliament Encircled for Assange
SPONSORED By THE MOBILIZATION TO FREE MUMIA ABU-JAMAL & THE INTERNATIONAL CONCERNED FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF MUMIA ABU-JAMAL. CO-SPONSORS: Courage Foundation/Assange Defense.org & Middle East Children's Alliance, Arab Resource Organizing Center. HEAR Alice Walker, prize-winning novelist; Daniel Ellsberg of the Pentagon Papers; Jamal Jr, Mumia's grandson; Chris Hedges, prize-winning journalist
FREE ASSANGE! FREE MUMIA! FREE PALESTINE! An evening of unity and solidarity on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 7pm In Berkeley, California.
SOCIALIST FEMINIST COALITION EAST BAY Art build and political conversation to build an independent mass feminist movement rooted in anti-capitalist and anti-racist struggles. When: Saturday, Sept. 17 at 2 pm Where: 642 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland -- by the Lake Merritt Boating Center
By ERIC TOUSSAINT and OMAR AZIKI [Editor’s note: We reprint this article by the Committee for the Abolition of Illegitimate Debt (CADTM). In 1989, the Bastille Appeal was launched, inviting popular movements throughout the world to unite in demanding the immediate and unconditional cancellation of the debt of the so-called developing countries. This crushing debt, along with neo-liberal macro-economic reforms imposed on the global South, has led to an explosion of worldwide inequality, mass poverty, flagrant injustice and the destruction of the environment.
CLIMATE CRISIS STRIKES PAKISTAN -- To aid the millions of Pakistanis suffering from the catastrophic floods: send donations through ESSF (Europe solidaire sans frontières)
By FAROOQ TARIQ A financial appeal and summary of Pakistan’s flood situation: Incessant monsoon rains and flash floods have devastated Pakistan, affecting millions of people and incurring huge economic losses.
By ANN MONTAGUE In Britain, the working class is experiencing a wave of strikes and “Industrial Action” from some of the largest established unions in the country, activity that disrupts the economy. These striking unions have made political demands in recent years to renationalize mail, rail and the electric grid.
By JEFF MACKLER Of the estimated 1.4 million top security clearance U.S. personnel employed by one or another of the government’s 18 branches of its $81 billion annually budgeted “U.S. Intelligence Community,” perhaps one or two individuals each year are designated as “whistleblowers” and persecuted to the high heavens.
By JOE LAURIA Guests Who Visited WikiLeaks Publisher Julian Assange In The Ecuador Embassy Have Sued The C.I.A., Former C.I.A. Director Mike Pompeo And Spanish Security Firm UC Global For Allegedly Violating Their 4th Amendment Rights.
By ROBERT BELANO Congressional Democrats, supported by President Biden, just passed a major spending bill focused on climate change, health care, and taxes. But it’s no win for the climate or the working class.
By ISAAC SANEY and CHERYL LaBASH While various countries such as Mexico and Venezuela were concretely assisting Cuba in overcoming the unprecedented disastrous fire consuming the Mantanzas oil storage facility, the United States cynically sat on its hands, instead asking Havana to call them.
The United National Antiwar Coalition stands in solidarity with the people of Palestine and strongly condemns the most recent violent attacks by Israel on the people of Gaza.
By ROGER WATERS I am constantly amazed at the cruel pretexts the United States uses to destabilize Cuba. Since the triumph of the Cuban revolution, the US government has relentlessly attacked the country’s socialist project.
By MARGARET KIMBERLEY, Black Agenda Report The FBI targeted the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) because it is a Black organization that has dared to confront and oppose U.S. imperialism. APSP is the first but they will not be the last.
By JEFF MACKLER The specter of a Biden administration-authorized Department of Justice (DOJ) initiated McCarthy-era witch hunt was posed in bold relief last week as FBI agents took aim at a Black liberation organization that has been a sharp critic of the U.S./NATO-backed war in Ukraine and a defender of poor nations threatened with U.S. sanctions, coups, embargoes and blockades. These include Cuba, Syria, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Iran.
Dear Friends, Please sign this important solidarity petition initiated by the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) condemning the recent terrorist FBI raids on the African Peoples Socialist Party and the Uhuru Movement. In solidarity, Jeff Mackler, National Administrative Committee, UNAC; National Secretary, Socialist Action
WEBINAR ON HAITI -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx0yJLBzhjY
Thursday, July 28 at 4pm. Come join us at the San Francisco site of Citibank and the French Consulate to highlight and protest their role in foreign intervention in Haiti.
BY MALIK MIAH and BARRY SHEPPARD What the report did not say was why all the 376 officers failed to carry out their duty May 24. There is only one plausible explanation — racism — because the victims were primarily Latino. Texas is run by an ultra-right racist, sexist Republican administration. Uvalde, a town of 16,000 people, is closer to the Mexican border than the nearest large city, San Antonio. Texas, as well as federal law enforcement, is mobilized against any immigrant asylum seekers who manage to cross the border. They use force when necessary.
BY JEFF MACKLER U.S. Out Now! U.S. Hands off Ukraine! Abolish NATO! No to U.S./NATO nuclear war-threatening “no-fly zones” over Ukraine! Self-determination for the people of Donbass! For an independent socialist Ukraine! No to U.S.-backed fascist coups and the establishment of U.S. puppet governments! No to U.S. oil wars everywhere! $Billions for human needs; not a penny for war! For a rapid transition to a safe, clean, fossil fuel free worker-controlled energy system that guarantees quality jobs and security for all! Close all military bases the world over, beginning with the 1,100 U.S. bases in 110 countries, followed by Russia’s seven bases and China’s single base in Djibouti!
By BRIAN GARVEY From start to finish Waters used his platform to scream out a message to a packed Boston Garden. It was a message that was explicitly anti-war, anti-authoritarian, pro-people, and pro-justice; offering commentary that was not only poignant but also intentionally challenging to a mainstream audience.
By ROBERT CORSINI Assange activist and filmmaker Robert Corsini created a video in defense of journalist and whistleblower Julian Assange at the Los Angles People’s Summit. Julian’s father and brother, John and Gabriel Shipton, are featured speakers as well as a terrific Assange table staffed by Assange activist Vincent De Stefano.
By BENJAMIN NORTON Mexico’s left-wing President López Obrador denounced US hypocrisy and reiterated his call to free Julian Assange, calling him a “prisoner of conscience” and the “best journalist of our time, in the world.” At a press conference, AMLO played a WikiLeaks video showing the US military killing civilians in Iraq.