The 2011 U.S.-NATO War Helped Turn Libya Into Hell on Earth: Now the Imperialists Are Preparing to Wage War Again
The rulers of the U.S. empire are once again facing new difficulties and challenges in the greater Middle East region. Once again they feel compelled to escalate their military intervention—even though their own aggression contributed in a major way to the difficulties they now face, and even as they have few good options and no certain path to victory. Their invasions and bombing campaigns create incredible suffering for the masses of people—something hardly ever discussed in the ruling class’ media. And their invasions exacerbate the global clash between Western imperialism and reactionary Islamic Jihad.
We came to the realization that the innocent civilians we were killing only fueled the feelings of hatred that ignited terrorism and groups like ISIS
Dear President Obama, Secretary Carter and Director Brennan:
We are former Air Force service members. We joined the Air Force to protect American lives and to protect our Constitution.
DeWitt, NY, Jan 19 Following a 1/2 hour press conference, Mary Anne Grady Flores, a mother, grandmother and daughter, proprietor of a small Latino catering business, was sentenced to 6 months in jail, then handcuffed and taken from the courtroom to Jamesville Correctional Facility in East Syracuse.
Protesters across the U.S. and at U.S. embassies in London and Mexico City last week demanded the closure of the U.S. torture camp at Guantánamo Bay first set up by the Bush regime on January 11, 2002. The camp has operated seven years under Obama, as long as it did under Bush, though Obama promised in 2009 to close it within a year. Guantánamo forms part of a larger, global network of prisons set up by the United States after 9/11, an integral part of the limitless global “war on terror” necessary to spread the U.S. empire of capitalist-imperialist globalization exploiting billions worldwide.
Join CODEPINK, Veterans For Peace and other N. California activists: 5 Years of Persistent Resistance to Drone Killing at Beale AFB:
10 Anti-drone Activists Facing Trial and Welcome Supporters!
After 5 years of persistent protests at Beale AFB, opposing drone killing and global militarization, and many dozens of arrests over the years with very few trials, the U.S. military & gov't are now preparing to prosecute, as they grow weary of our continued resistance. Next week, 10 defendants will bring the illegal drone program to Sacramento courts again and welcome supporters!
With only a year to go in his presidency, Barack Obama has not met one of his first promises, to close Guantanamo.
14 years of an illegitimate torture camp begun by the Bush regime and continued by the Obama administration will be marked over the next three days in protest actions around the U.S.
IN 2002, the Bush regime set up a primitive prison camp at the U.S. military base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Over six years they held 776 men there without charges, using what they called “enhanced interrogation” and the rest of the world calls “torture.” Bush called these men “the worst of the worst,” though most had been turned in for $5,000 cash bounties the U.S. paid, and had no connection to attacks on the U.S. An international outcry brought about the release of more than 500 of the prisoners.
A rare court-ordered hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday, January 6, 2016 for three brothers whose 2008 case, known as the Fort Dix 5, has become a highlight of the “terrorism” prosecutions of presidential candidate Governor Chris Christie, who was U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey from 2002 to 2008. The unusual hearing, which will take place at the Mitchell H. Cohen Building & U.S. Courthouse, 4th and Cooper Streets, in Camden, New Jersey at 9 a.m., will determine whether the three Duka brothers indeed received a fair trial and effective representation from their lawyers.
Why we protest:
- Monday the Supreme Court let stand lower court rulings that blocked Guantanamo prisoners from seeking justice in U.S. courts, in the cases of their torture.
- Today, Reuters reports on the Pentagon's efforts to thwart the closure of Guantanamo.