By Ernst Wolff, Alex Lantier, December 22, 2012
On Thursday the UN Security Council authorized foreign intervention in Mali, under the pretext of freeing northern Mali from occupation by Islamist forces.
By Chris Marsden, December 21, 2012
A United Nations Independent International Commission of Inquiry has finally admitted that a sectarian civil war is raging in Syria.
By Bill Van Auken, December 19, 2012
Having first issued threats against the Syrian regime over unspecified intelligence on its chemical weapons, Washington is now warning that these arms may fall into the hands of the “rebels.”
By Bill Van Auken, December 18, 2012
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told a press conference in Kabul last week that “we are not departing Afghanistan.”
By Bill Van Auken, December 15, 2012
Dropping the bid to name Susan Rice as secretary of state reflects the administration’s desire to avoid both a protracted debate on Benghazi and a partisan fight with the Republicans.
By Joseph Kishore, December 15, 2012
The US and its imperialist allies are building up to a direct intervention in Syria, with the deployment of Patriot missile batteries in Turkey and the official recognition of the opposition.
By Naomi Spencer, December 12, 2012
Manning was arrested May 26, 2010, accused of the largest leak of classified military and government documents in history while working as an intelligence analyst in Iraq.
By Bill Van Auken, December 12, 2012
In branding one of the principal anti-Assad militias as a terrorist organization, Washington is exposing the character of the US-backed war in Syria.
By Chris Marsden, December 8, 2012
Unsubstantiated claims that Syria intends to use chemical weapons are as transparent a pretext for military aggression as the lies a decade ago about Iraqi “weapons of mass destruction.”
By Bill Van Auken, December 7, 2012
Amid an escalating drumbeat about a supposed threat that Syria is preparing to use chemical weapons, Washington has deployed a naval armada off the country’s coast.
By Bill Van Auken, December 4, 2012
The Obama administration and the media have cited unspecified “intelligence” about chemical weapons to issue new threats against Syria.
By Tom Carter, December 3, 2012
The failure of the US legal system to enforce the most basic rights of Latif, who died in September at the Guantanamo prison camp, underscores the collapse of democratic legal institutions and the expanding machinery of a police state.