MASSIVE OCCUPATION TARGETS WALL STREET

<!--[if !mso]> <![endif]-->Worldwide economic misery, inequality, and war have sparked an explosion of protests against Wall Street’s super crooks. The Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement, which began in New York City, has spread like a wildfire across the United States. Protesters, led mainly by young people, have built encampments in numerous cities, with accompanying marches and … Continue reading MASSIVE OCCUPATION TARGETS WALL STREET

Palestine: ‘Statehood’ or liberation struggle?

The Palestinian grassroots, including people in exile, continues the independent organizing that earlier this year led to the historic May and June Nakba and Naksa border-crossing “Marches for Return.” In August the focus turned to an intervention into the controversy over Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas’ plan to call for a vote on “statehood” at … Continue reading Palestine: ‘Statehood’ or liberation struggle?

Do Israeli protests signal a shift toward class-struggle politics?

July and August have seen an unprecedented number of mass demonstrations in Israel. These mobilizations are similar, in many ways, to protests in the Arab world and in Europe. The demonstrations have raised demands against high prices and against privatization, and for increased minimum wages, but the main thrust has been high rents and a shortage … Continue reading Do Israeli protests signal a shift toward class-struggle politics?

Syria uprising is critical to continuing Arab revolt

With the NATO victory in Libya, the regional Arab revolt faces a turning point. In our last issue we explained that Egypt was the key to the fate of that revolt, because of the weight of its working class, that class’s militancy and state of mobilization, and new political projects in its ranks.Now NATO has … Continue reading Syria uprising is critical to continuing Arab revolt

Imperialist Victory Is No Gain For Libyan People

Tragically, Libya’s short-lived February 2011 “Arab Spring” was rapidly transformed into a six-month imperialist-led onslaught that wrought death and destruction on the Libyan people. The U.S. and other NATO countries are seeking to establish a beachhead in Libya that can be used to derail the mass revolts that have taken place throughout the region and … Continue reading Imperialist Victory Is No Gain For Libyan People

Victory to the Syrian People’s Uprising! US/NATO, Hands Off!

<!--[if !mso]> <![endif]--> Below is a speech delivered on August 20th by Socialist Action Political Committee member Andrew Pollack to a rally of 300 in New York City in defense of the Syrian uprising against Bashar al-Assad:Sisters and Brothers,It is an honor to speak today, and if I stumble over my words it is out … Continue reading Victory to the Syrian People’s Uprising! US/NATO, Hands Off!

Sept. 15 march for Palestine at the UN

<!--[if !mso]> <![endif]-->A broad coalition of groups supporting Palestinian rights is sponsoring a Sept. 15 march on the United Nations. The demands of the New York City march are: Sovereignty Now! Enforce the Right of Return! Full Equality for All! End All U.S. Aid to Israel! End the Occupation! Support Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions!The date … Continue reading Sept. 15 march for Palestine at the UN

Chicago in 2012: Protest the G-8 and NATO!

A  Call by the United National Antiwar Committee (UNAC) At the invitation of the White House, military and civilian representatives of the 28-nation U.S.-commanded and largely U.S.-financed North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and heads of state and finance ministers of the G-8 world economic powers are convening in Chicago, May 15-22, 2012. The U.S./NATO military … Continue reading Chicago in 2012: Protest the G-8 and NATO!

10 Things You Should Know About Israel & Zionism

1. Anti-Semitism is a racist ideology directed against Jews. It must be fought be attacking its economic, social, political and psychological roots in society.2. Anti-Zionism is the struggle against the Zionist movement, a movement which was born in the 19th century, and which projected the gathering of the Jews in Palestine to establish a mono-cultural … Continue reading 10 Things You Should Know About Israel & Zionism

UNAC plans protest at NATO summit

The illusions of many Americans that Obama would turn out to be an “antiwar president” were definitively shattered early last year when he sent 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan. Since that time, the Obama administration’s attempts to convince the public that the war would soon wind down have proven hollow. Instead, Washington is expanding its … Continue reading UNAC plans protest at NATO summit

NDP ranks reject turn to right

What began as a tightly orchestrated tribute to Leader Jack Layton and his electoral machine turned into a battleground over socialist policies and principles. In the end, officials of the labour-based New Democratic Party failed to convince a majority of the 1572 delegates to the June 17-19 NDP Federal Convention in Vancouver, British Columbia to … Continue reading NDP ranks reject turn to right

From Palestine to Perama: Struggle Crosses the Mediterranean

The Greek government has acted to extend Israel’s blockade of Gaza all the way to its own shores by blocking the departure of boats in Freedom Flotilla 2 from the ports of Perama and Piraeus. In this, the Greek ruling class and its “Socialist” Prime Minister George Papandreou demonstrate their class solidarity with the rulers … Continue reading From Palestine to Perama: Struggle Crosses the Mediterranean

Palestinians mark the Nakba with marches to homeland borders

On Sunday, May 15, Palestinian refugees took a step marking a turning point in the century-long struggle against their country’s colonization. On that day tens of thousands of refugees and their allies marched to the borders of historic Palestine and demanded to be allowed back in.The marchers declared that this was the first of many … Continue reading Palestinians mark the Nakba with marches to homeland borders

FBI escalates witch hunt against antiwar activists

In an escalation of their McCarthy-style witch hunt of antiwar and trade-union activists, on May 17 the FBI and Los Angeles County Sheriffs raided the home of veteran Chicano activist Carlos Montes. Sheriff SWAT teams broke down the door of Montes’ house at 5:00 a.m.Sheriff’s deputies rushed into the house with automatic weapons while Montes … Continue reading FBI escalates witch hunt against antiwar activists

April 9 & 10 protests show a new and diverse antiwar movement

by Christine Marie The extrajudicial killing of Osama bin-Laden by U.S. special forces in Pakistan, and the Obama administration’s celebration of it, increase the likelihood that the U.S. government will seek to prolong its wars in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa—and even to launch new wars in the region. We can also expect a … Continue reading April 9 & 10 protests show a new and diverse antiwar movement

Palestinians plan protests for their right of return

by Andrew PollackAs the imperialists began their war against Libya, their Zionist junior partners were stepping up attacks on Gaza and openly threatening to launch an assault exceeding the murderous onslaughts of 2008 and 2009. In the most criminal episode of the current wave, on March 22, Israeli missiles killed eight Palestinians, including three children … Continue reading Palestinians plan protests for their right of return

Northern Lights

No coalition with Liberals! Fight for socialist policies! Vote NDP on May 2!by Barry WeislederThe defeat in the House of Commons of the most hated federal government in a long time triggered the fourth election campaign in seven years. Voters across the Canadian state go to the polls on May 2 to choose their pill … Continue reading Northern Lights

Where’s Phil Ochs when we need him?

by Gaetana Caldwell-Smith“Phil Ochs: There, But for Fortune,” a documentary film written and directed by Kenneth Bowser.Director Kenneth Bowser’s stirring documentary, “Phil Ochs: There, But for Fortune,” couldn’t have come at a better time. The film leaves you both inspired and depressed.While watching the film, I couldn’t help but feel that we need a protest singer … Continue reading Where’s Phil Ochs when we need him?

Civil-liberties supporters hold conferences against FBI repression

by David BerntCHICAGO—Supporters of the 23 antiwar, international solidarity, and trade-union activists who have been subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury have continued to organize a broad defense against this government witch hunt. The 23 activists have been subpoenaed to answer questions related to solidarity trips they made to Palestine and Colombia.U.S. Attorney Patrick … Continue reading Civil-liberties supporters hold conferences against FBI repression

US Hands off Libya! Victory to the Workers’ and Peasants’ Uprising Against Qaddafi!

by Andrew PollackIn late February the masses of Libya revolted against the regime of Muammar el-Qaddafi. As we go to press, the opposition controls the country’s second largest city, Benghazi, and other cities in the oil-rich eastern part of the country as well as many towns in the west. Qaddafi maintains control in the capital, … Continue reading US Hands off Libya! Victory to the Workers’ and Peasants’ Uprising Against Qaddafi!

Egypt, Tunisia in revolt!

by Clay WadenaAs Socialist Action goes to press the revolt of the Egyptian people seems poised to topple the almost 30-year-old regime of dictator Hosni Mubarak. Events are proceeding at breakneck speed, and nothing is guaranteed, but the determination and unity of the Egyptian masses indicates that there will be no end of unrest without … Continue reading Egypt, Tunisia in revolt!

Support grows for April 9 & 10 antiwar mobilizations

by Christine Marie“No More Support to the Mubarak Dictatorship! Hands Off Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen!” So began a statement from the United National Antiwar Committee (UNAC), the coalition calling and building major bicoastal antiwar demonstrations to be held on April 9 in New York City and April 10 in San Francisco.As the world watched dramatic video … Continue reading Support grows for April 9 & 10 antiwar mobilizations