April 2017 was another month of mass slaughter and unimaginable terror for the people of Mosul in Iraq and the areas around Raqqa and Tabqa in Syria, as the heaviest, most sustained U.S.-led bombing campaign since the American War in Vietnam entered its 33rd month.
"If you care at all about children starving to death and selling billions of dollars worth of deadly weapons to one of the most brutal and repressive regimes on earth," notes journalist Danielle Ryan, "the only message Trump's visit to Riyadh will send is that barbaric contempt for basic human rights is tolerable so long as you serve Washington's financial and military interests. . . Trump hates radical Islam, except when you can make money from it."
A protest rally and press conference are scheduled for 6:00pm, Tuesday May 9, 2017 at the entrance of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum Complex, Pier 86, W. 46 St. and 12 Ave., NY, NY 10036, to address the museum's solicitation and then rejection for its new “Drones” exhibit of a display of quilts commemorating those killed by U.S. drone attacks. The display, which has appeared across the U.S. and internationally, is organized by retired Navy Commander Leah Bolger, who served 20 years of active duty and is a former president of Veterans For Peace.
"My administration has brought profound change to Washington," said the President of his first 100 days in office. Dismantling the U.S. Constitution's separation of powers is his end game, using the institutional mechanisms designed to preserve democracy to undermine constitutional order.
Today the US military, at Trump's order, dropped an 11-ton bomb on Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan. It is being called the "mother" of all bombs - the largest bomb dropped in any war since the United States nuked Hiroshima and Nagasaki. No to wars for empire and no to the "mother" of all bombers, the Trump/Pence Regime. We are still learning the effect of this explosion, but it is an escalation only one step away from full-scale nuclear war on a nation onwhich our government has been waging war for 16 years.
For those who truly care about the children of Syria and the expanding battlegrounds within the Trump/Pence Regime’s crosshairs, the past week has made starkly clear that there are no saviors. It’s up to us to end U.S. aggression.
All it took was Trump firing off 59 cruise missiles against Syria for most leading Democrats, who had been posing as staunch Trump opponents, to start singing his praises.
Senator Chuck Schumer said it was "the right thing to do." The "militant" Senator Elizabeth Warren said the "Syrian regime must be held accountable." The "radical" Bernie Sanders condemned Assad as a "war criminal" while mildly criticizing the war criminal Trump for not consulting Congress first.
Protests in Cities Across the Country – Find one near you or organize one. Bring Refuse Fascism’s NO!
Donald Trump told us all along he would “bomb the shit out of” the Middle East.
Yemen Is Starving: Peace activists, protesting the mounting humanitarian crisis in Yemen, to begin week-long fast and vigil at the UN
New York, NY -- On April 10, 2017, approximately 20 peace activists will begin a week long vigil and fast in front of the United Nations. They are calling for peace and justice in Yemen, and standing in solidarity with its civilian population. They will also be demanding an end to U.S. complicity in a war that is taking a devastating toll on the Yemeni people.
World Can't Wait is calling on our supporters to join in Refusefascism.org call for 10 Days of Resistance:
*April 22 March for Science, Scientists and those who support science all over the country have called for a major march in Washington DC with satellite protests being held in 427 places all over the world, 315 of them in the US.
|Joe Urgo and Lyle Rubin speaking March 20, 2017 to college students|