Julian Assange and the CIA-USA Daily Wars Against Humanity

By Jeff Mackler [Introductory note: The weekend of October 23-25, in anticipation of a UK court convening to re-consider a previous lower court decision to refuse Julian Assange’s extradition to the U.S., Assange supporters will be mobilizing across the U.S. and worldwide demanding:  Free Julian Assange! Drop the Charges! No to Extradition! Free Speech! Free … Continue reading Julian Assange and the CIA-USA Daily Wars Against Humanity

With Military Actions in 159 Countries, America Is Now the World’s Police Force

by Jim Lafferty A couple of weeks ago, President Joe Biden stood before the General Assembly of the United Nations and said that “for the first time in 20 years, the United States is not at war. We’ve turned the page.” His statement was a damnable lie; a damnable lie with respect to Afghanistan, where … Continue reading With Military Actions in 159 Countries, America Is Now the World’s Police Force

My Friend Michael Ratner

[The following is the July 27, 2021 presentation by Michael Steven Smith at a book party in New York City’s Lower East Side sponsored by the New York City chapter of the National Lawyers Guild to celebrate the publication of Michael Ratner‘s memoir, “Moving the Bar: My Life as a Radical Lawyer. Smith is a lifelong socialist … Continue reading My Friend Michael Ratner

Afghanistan: Defeat of US Imperialism and the Road Ahead

A Socialist Action Webinar Hello friends of Socialist Action! Join us for our next special webinar to discuss the recent defeat of US imperialism in Afghanistan and the road ahead. Featuring two longtime anti-war activists, Joe Lombardo of UNAC and Jeff Mackler, National Secretary of Socialist Action. Please note that this webinar will take place on Thursday, September 2nd (rather than our regular … Continue reading Afghanistan: Defeat of US Imperialism and the Road Ahead

Afghanistan: The Defeat of U.S. Imperialism and the Road Ahead

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By Jeff Mackler After 20 years of untold U.S. government-inflicted barbaric horrors on the people of Afghanistan the world’s greatest military power, along with its NATO allies, stands humiliated, demoralized and defeated, forced to abandon their claimed nation-building project in the face of irreversible Taliban victories over the past year and longer. With the panicked … Continue reading Afghanistan: The Defeat of U.S. Imperialism and the Road Ahead

Afghan Women Speak: U.S. Occupation and the Taliban

{Editors note by Ann Montague: Organizations like the Feminist Majority Foundation collaborated with the Bush administration in calling for the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan as a “coalition of hope” for Afghan women. This was of course led by Democratic Party women politicians like Senator Hillary Clinton, always a supporter of U.S. wars and interventions. The oldest … Continue reading Afghan Women Speak: U.S. Occupation and the Taliban

Unexpected Development in Assange Case Again Points to Kafkaesque Criminalization of Journalism

By Eric Harvey [Editor’s note: The article below originally appeared in The Reframer publication, July 8, 2021]Photo: Hacker Sigurdur Ingi Thordarson, a key witness in the Assange case Recruited by The United States to build a case against Founder and former Editor-in-Chief of Wikileaks Julian Assange, hacker Sigurdur Ingi Thordarson has admitted to fabricating information … Continue reading Unexpected Development in Assange Case Again Points to Kafkaesque Criminalization of Journalism

Israel-Palestine: The Missing Link… The Solution to the Nakba (Catastrophe)

By Jeff Mackler - May 15, 2021 In great detail the unfolding Palestinian freedom struggle against the racist, Zionist, colonial, apartheid settler capitalist state of Israel has captured headlines worldwide and won the solidarity of humanity’s finest democratic and human rights fighters. That apartheid Israel receives $3.8 billion annually in U.S. military aid – exceeding … Continue reading Israel-Palestine: The Missing Link… The Solution to the Nakba (Catastrophe)

“The Most Unkindest Cut of All” A Rejoinder to “Syria and the ‘Anti-Imperialism’ of Fools”

By Jeff Mackler “Erasing people through disinformation: Syria and the ‘anti-imperialism’ of fools” is the title of a pitiful and tragically flawed signed statement that appeared on the websites of Al-Jumhuriya and New Politics magazine on March 27, 2021.  In the face of the ongoing, ten-year U.S./NATO-orchestrated war against Syria in collaboration with Turkey and … Continue reading “The Most Unkindest Cut of All” A Rejoinder to “Syria and the ‘Anti-Imperialism’ of Fools”

In Support of the Syrian People

US Hands off Syria [An open letter was recently initiated by some pro-western Syrian expats entitled, “Erasing people through disinformation: Syria and the ‘anti-imperialism’ of fools.” Their letter was signed by a number of people in the US and around the world including “progressives.” The letter supports the goal of the US and its allies of regime change in Syria. The … Continue reading In Support of the Syrian People

Bully Biden Bombs Syria, Slashes COVID-19 Payments and Drops $15 Minimum Wage

Updated March 17, 2021 By Jeff Mackler President Joseph Biden’s fealty to U.S. imperialism and its ruling class domestic agenda was demonstrated soon after his Jan. 20 White House arrival. Five days later he sent additional troops to northeastern Syria to fortify U.S. control of that U.S.-beleaguered nation’s oil rich and most fertile agricultural region. … Continue reading Bully Biden Bombs Syria, Slashes COVID-19 Payments and Drops $15 Minimum Wage

U.S. Hands off Iran, Syria and Afghanistan!

[Statement by Socialist Action National Committee, January 5, 2021] President Trump’s waning months at the White House saw him cloistered with his top National Security team of warmakers considering whether to launch yet another round of deadly missile strikes against Iran. In the same timeframe, the ongoing U.S. imperial war against Syria saw multiple U.S.-Israeli-orchestrated … Continue reading U.S. Hands off Iran, Syria and Afghanistan!

Federal charges against four Venezuelan Embassy protectors dropped!

Statement by the four Embassy Protectors, Washington, D.C., June 3, 2020 The federal charge of “interfering with certain protective functions” levied against four members of the Embassy Protection Collective was formally dropped today in a hearing before Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell in US District Court. The four defendants are Adrienne Pine, David Paul, Kevin … Continue reading Federal charges against four Venezuelan Embassy protectors dropped!

UNAC antiwar conference registers gains

By ADAM BIERMANN Some 300 antiwar and social justice activists from 27 states and four nations attended the fifth national conference of the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) at the People’s Forum in New York City over the weekend of February 21-23. Entitled, “Rise Against Militarism, Racism and the Climate Crisis – Building Power Together,” the … Continue reading UNAC antiwar conference registers gains

Democrats and Republicans Converge on Trade, War and Israel

By JEFF MACKLER Democrats’ sound and fury in denouncing President Trump’s unilateral imposition of tariffs on Chinese imports has given way to general agreement, if not bi-partisan praise, for Trump’s pending tariff deals with China. The same with Trump’s essential denunciation of the WTO, the hitherto world institution aimed at the increasingly impossible objective of … Continue reading Democrats and Republicans Converge on Trade, War and Israel

UNAC says No U.S. War on Iran!

No U.S. War on Iran! United National Anti-War Coalition Statement on Iran and Iraq The United States drone assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi commander Abd Mahdi al-Muhandis, along with eight others, was a war crime by any definition, violating both Iraqi sovereignty and international law.  This criminal act carelessly risked sparking a … Continue reading UNAC says No U.S. War on Iran!

UNAC Antiwar Conference: Rise Against Militarism, Racism and the Climate Crisis – Building Power Together

BY JOE LOMBARDO As the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) approaches its 10thanniversary, we are preparing our 5th national conference set for the weekend of Feb. 21-23, 2020 at the People’s Forum in New York City. Antiwar and social justice activists across the country are expected to attend to discuss and debate the key issues of … Continue reading UNAC Antiwar Conference: Rise Against Militarism, Racism and the Climate Crisis – Building Power Together

Bay Area tours Venezuelan Embassy Protectors

By NICK BAKER Three Venezuelan Embassy Protectors toured the Bay Area earlier this month in an eight-event, seven-city tour. Kevin Zeese, Margaret Flowers, and David Paul were three of the last four Embassy Protectors remaining in the Venezuelan Embassy when police broke down the embassy doors and arrested them. They stayed in the embassy for … Continue reading Bay Area tours Venezuelan Embassy Protectors

Free Julian Assange! Defend freedom of the press!

By BRUCE LESNICK On April 11, the Ecuadorian government revoked asylum protection for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Within minutes, British gendarmes entered the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, arrested Assange, and seized his computers, documents, and other materials. He is now being held in London’s Belmarsh prison for bail violation. That spurious charge stems from a … Continue reading Free Julian Assange! Defend freedom of the press!

U.S. takes aim at Iran, threatens military action

By NICK BAKER As U.S. imperialism ceaselessly spreads its tentacles around the globe, its latest victim, yet again, is Iran, the strategically located oil-rich Middle Eastern nation that has resisted U.S. and British colonial domination for over a century. Since its 1979 Revolution that ousted the murderous dictatorship of Shah (meaning “King”) Reza Pahlavi, imposed … Continue reading U.S. takes aim at Iran, threatens military action