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

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!

U.S. vs. Iran: Which side are you on?

By JEFF MACKLER On the brink of war with Iran the Trump administration presented to the American public and to the world the following stated or implied theses: That the U.S. was a civilized nation intent on preventing “terrorist nations” like Iran from destroying the world with nuclear weapons. That as the chief spokesperson of … Continue reading U.S. vs. Iran: Which side are you on?

Worldwide Furor Sparked by U.S. Assassination of Iran’s General Suleimani

By JEFF MACKLER The Trump administration’s January 3 drone missile assassination of Iran’s Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani just outside Iraq’s Baghdad airport brought the world to the brink of yet another catastrophic U.S. war. That the Iranian government would retaliate in a matter of days, if not hours, was unquestioned. But Iran’s response stunned the … Continue reading Worldwide Furor Sparked by U.S. Assassination of Iran’s General Suleimani

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!

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

U.S/NATO false flag in Syria exposed: Skepticism is essential when assessing official propaganda

By BRUCE LESNICK On April 7, 2018, the U.S and its NATO allies accused the Syrian government of carrying out a chemical weapons attack in the town of Douma, outside Damascus. A week later, President Donald Trump, with the support of French and British allies, ordered the launch of 103 missiles. ABC News quoted Defense … Continue reading U.S/NATO false flag in Syria exposed: Skepticism is essential when assessing official propaganda

America’s Forever War

By LAZARO MONTEVERDE “America’s War for the Greater Middle East,” by Andrew J. Bacevich. (New York: Random House) 2016. In Joe Haldeman’s award-winning 1974 science fiction novel “The Forever War,” elite United Nations troops fight an alien enemy that they don’t understand for reasons that are obscure. Haldeman based the novel on his own experience … Continue reading America’s Forever War

Mass protests shake regimes in Sudan and Algeria

By STEVE XAVIER  Mass protests leading to the downfall of long-term rulers in Sudan and Algeria have evoked memories of the Arab Spring protests eight years ago. That wave of protests began in Tunisia with the December 2010 self-immolation suicide of a street vendor, Mohamed Bouazizi. The Tunisian government of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali … Continue reading Mass protests shake regimes in Sudan and Algeria

Solidarity with the Algerian people in their struggle for popular sovereignty!

STATEMENT OF FOURTH INTERNATIONAL BUREAU Algeria is experiencing a popular uprising that is unprecedented since the proclamation of national independence. Since 22 February 2019, following calls launched on the Internet, large rallies, with a massive presence of women, have been organized in all cities, followed by workers and young students. The trigger for this powerful … Continue reading Solidarity with the Algerian people in their struggle for popular sovereignty!

Trump’s Syria exit provokes Washington panic

BY JEFF MACKLER President Trump’s unexpected December 19 twitter announcement ordering a 30-day timetable for the withdrawal of the 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria and 7,000 of the 14,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan provoked a bipartisan panic in Washington. Defense Secretary “Mad Dog” James Mattis, “the butcher of Fallujah,” resigned in protest stating, according to … Continue reading Trump’s Syria exit provokes Washington panic

Israel slaughters 65 in Gaza, as U.S. embassy opens in Jerusalem

By JOHN LESLIE The Great Return March culminated on May 15, the 70th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel, known to the Palestinian people as the Nakba (catastrophe). Israel hit Gaza with air strikes and tank fire, claiming to be targeting Hamas positions. A day earlier, a mass mobilization of more than 100,000 … Continue reading Israel slaughters 65 in Gaza, as U.S. embassy opens in Jerusalem

UNAC statement on Israeli/U.S. war on Gaza’s Nakba protests

For more than 70 years, Palestinians have endured the crimes of ethnic cleansing, dispossession, disenfranchisement, destruction, and death at the hands of apartheid Israel, with the unqualified backing of the United States, as well as the tolerance of this ongoing trampling on humanity and justice by the international community. As Israelis celebrate the May 14, … Continue reading UNAC statement on Israeli/U.S. war on Gaza’s Nakba protests

Social unrest on the rise once again in Iran

By ERWIN FREED — UPDATED, JUNE 19 — At the beginning of 2018, Iran saw the largest uprising of labor militancy in a decade. The Islamic Republic’s armed goons managed to smash the resistance of workers and peasants, killing dozens and jailing hundreds in the process. But Iranian workers have remained mobilized, while the social … Continue reading Social unrest on the rise once again in Iran