By Alex Lantier, 29 July 2014
The catastrophe in Libya is an indictment not only of the imperialist powers, but also of pro-imperialist academics and pseudo-left parties they mobilized to support the war.
By Patrick Martin, 28 July 2014
The abandonment of its embassy in Tripoli is the latest debacle for US imperialism in the Middle East and North Africa.
By Joanne Laurier, 26 July 2014
The “Kill Team,” the nickname applied by the media to members of a US army unit that committed war crimes in Afghanistan, is also the title of the film by documentarian Dan Krauss.
By Alex Lantier, 25 July 2014
The far-right Kiev government collapsed yesterday as Kiev's bloody civil war in east Ukraine continued to escalate.
By Ed Hightower, 25 July 2014
An editorial by the former official in the Washington Post underscores both the immense scope of illegal spying and the sham character of official “reform.”
By Bill Van Auken, 23 July 2014
The same government that is wringing its hands over the airliner deaths in Ukraine and making the most provocative charges of moral responsibility, is totally complicit in the deaths in Gaza.
By Peter Schwarz, 22 July 2014
The way the crash of flight MH17 in Ukraine is being politically exploited parallels the way the 9/11 terrorist attack in the US was utilized to pursue reactionary aims.
By Niles Williamson, 21 July 2014
The numbers were divulged by administration lawyers in a suit filed by a northern Virginia man challenging the constitutionality of the government’s no-fly list.
By Nick Barrickman, 19 July 2014
The decision to transfer the detainees comes as the prison camp faces growing criticism for force-feeding prisoners.
By Robert Stevens, 15 July 2014
The emergency surveillance powers now being railroaded through parliament will establish in law key elements of the “Snoopers Charter” from which the government had been previously forced to backtrack.
By Thomas Gaist, 15 July 2014
The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014, bound for the Senate floor, authorizes new forms of large-scale data transfer between US corporations and the state.
By Thomas Gaist, 14 July 2014
The NSA whistleblower was forced to accept a one-year asylum period in Russia after his applications were refused by numerous other governments.
Vast majority of those spied on by NSA are non-suspects
By Thomas Gaist, 7 July 2014
Some 90 percent of those who have had their email and other communications intercepted by the NSA are members of the general public, including US citizens.
By Thomas Gaist, 5 July 2014
Officials made clear that the US intends to escalate its military intervention in the strategic Horn of Africa.
Syracuse, New York’s Fowler High School to be “reformed”
By Steve Filips and Don Barrett, 5 July 2014
The high school will be closed and transformed into an academy focusing on training students for the military.
Statement of the International Committee of the Fourth International
3 July 2014
One hundred years after the outbreak of World War I and 75 years after the start of World War II, the imperialist system is once again threatening humanity with a catastrophe.
By Andre Damon, 1 July 2014
While the political establishment never loses the opportunity to declare there is no money for health care or education, billions of dollars are made available to equip the police with the latest instruments of violence.
By Bill Van Auken, 30 June 2014
The destruction wrought by US imperialism in Iraq, Libya and Syria is an indictment not merely of a set of policies, but of an entire corrupt, predatory social order.
By Patrick Martin, 28 June 2014
On Thursday, the White House asked Congress to authorize $500 million for direct US military training and equipment for Sunni insurgents fighting the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad.
By Kate Randall, 28 June 2014
The September 16, 2007 shootings by Blackwater mercenaries left 14 Iraqis dead and wounded 18 others in Baghdad’s Nisour Square.
By James Cogan, 27 June 2014
Iraq’s prime minister has turned toward enlisting the assistance of Shiite militias, the Iranian Shiite regime and Russia.
By Andre Damon, 27 June 2014
The ACLU report concludes that the “federal government has justified and encouraged the militarization of local law enforcement.”
By Barry Grey, 25 June 2014
The long-suppressed Justice Department memo released Monday establishes that the president of the United States, Barack Obama, in the most calculated and criminal manner, oversaw the murder of an American citizen, Anwar al-Awlaki.
By Barry Grey, 24 June 2014
The Obama administration memo constitutes prima facie evidence of crimes against international law, the US Constitution, and the democratic rights of the American people.
By Johannes Stern, 23 June 2014
In a show of support for the blood-soaked military regime in Egypt, US Secretary of State John Kerry visited Cairo on Sunday.
By Joseph Kishore, 23 June 2014
While divided over tactics in the pursuit of global power, the different factions of the US state and military apparatus are united on at least one issue: they bear no responsibility for anything.
Impact of war and persecution
By Patrick Martin, 21 June 2014
Nearly one-fifth of the world’s displaced people come from a single conflict, the civil war in Syria.
By Sampath Perera and Keith Jones, 21 June 2014
In close coordination with Washington, Pakistan’s military has launched a brutal offensive against the Pakistani Taliban in North Waziristan.
By Bill Van Auken, 18 June 2014
The order to deploy US forces to Iraq for the first time since the US withdrawal in December 2011 comes amid growing signs of a full-fledged civil war.
By Alex Lantier, 18 June 2014
The spreading civil war in Iraq is a shipwreck of massive dimensions for US foreign policy, with far-reaching political implications.
By Chris Marsden, 17 June 2014
The fact that the United States is publicly asking for Iran’s help is a measure of the desperation of American policy makers as Washington’s decades-long policy in Iraq and the broader Middle East implodes under the weight of its own contradictions.
By Bill Van Auken, 17 June 2014
A column written by Chelsea (Bradley) Manning from his prison cell points to the criminal role played by the US media in foisting the Iraq War onto the American people.
By Patrick Martin, 17 June 2014
The Army has appointed a high-ranking officer with combat experience in Afghanistan to lead the probe into the POW’s capture in June 2009.
By Patrick Martin, 16 June 2014
Eleven years after initiating the worst bloodbath of the 21st century, American imperialism is preparing to compound its crimes in Iraq.
By Zac Corrigan, 16 June 2014
The Pentagon has been equipping US police departments with military weapons, combat vehicles and other wartime equipment.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 June 2014
The events in Iraq represent not merely a foreign policy failure, but an exposure of the criminal and reckless nature of the US government and the American capitalist ruling elite.
By Mike Head, 14 June 2014
Tony Abbott’s visit to Washington marks another escalation in the Australian government’s involvement in American militarism.
By Joseph Santolan, 13 June 2014
As part of its “pivot to Asia”, the US is pressing Vietnam and the Philippines to challenge China in the South China Sea.
By Bill Van Auken, 11 June 2014
The latest mass casualty incident involving US occupation troops is indicative of the kind of fighting that will continue in the wake of Washington’s formal withdrawal.
By Mike Head, 9 June 2014
While the Western media portrayed it as a powerful performance, the speech only underscored the fact that Poroshenko is nothing but a front man for German and particularly American imperialism.
By Patrick Martin, 9 June 2014
There have been numerous death threats against the parents of freed POW Bowe Bergdahl.
By Bill Van Auken, 6 June 2014
While the G7 powers issued a joint statement backing the right-wing regime in Kiev and denouncing Russia, they failed to agree on a new sanctions regime pushed by Washington.
By Patrick Martin, 5 June 2014
The freed POW has been subjected to unprecedented media vilification because of his antiwar stand.
By Bill Van Auken, 5 June 2014
Meeting with billionaire President-Elect Poroshenko, Obama backed the regime’s “anti-terrorism operation” and offered military supplies and training to carry it out.
By Bill Van Auken, 4 June 2014
Amid an increasingly bloody offensive by the Kiev regime in eastern Ukraine, Obama began talks in Poland Tuesday aimed at ratcheting up military pressure on Russia.
By Patrick Martin, 4 June 2014
There is little doubt that the primary factor behind the vitriol against the Bergdahls is their antiwar sentiment.
By Bill Van Auken, 3 June 2014
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s speech in Singapore underscored the recklessness of US imperialism’s bid to maintain hegemony over the Asian Pacific region by military means.
By Peter Symonds, 2 June 2014
Hagel’s speech was an open and unequivocal statement that the US intends to maintain its undisputed dominance in Asia.
By Ben McGrath, 2 June 2014
The incorporation of South Korea into the existing US “missile defence” with Japan would further inflame regional tensions.
By Barry Grey, 31 May 2014
Washington is deeply involved in the civil strife wracking Libya, backing a rebel general and long-time CIA asset who is seeking to carry out a coup.
By Bill Van Auken, 30 May 2014
The speech must be taken as a warning that the winding down of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is only setting the stage for a far more explosive eruption of US imperialism.
By Bill Van Auken, 29 May 2014
In a speech riddled with lies and evasions, the US president put forward a rationale for continued US aggression in every corner of the planet.
By Eric London, 28 May 2014
US Special Forces are training and arming military units in Libya, Niger, Mauritania and Mali as part of an expanded intervention in Africa.
By Peter Symonds, 26 May 2014
While the US has announced a token suspension of aid, the Pentagon’s close collaboration with the military will continue unabated behind the scenes.
By Gabriel Black, 24 May 2014
A federal court ordered the US Government to reveal the fact that it has kept video footage of the force-feeding of Guantanamo inmates.
By John Braddock, 24 May 2014
Both New Zealand and Australia, through signal intercepts and spy activities, are directly involved with the US assassination program.
By Thomas Gaist, 23 May 2014
The military deployment, focused on bolstering ongoing drone operations in Nigeria, is part of a broader effort to strengthen US influence in West Africa.
By James Cogan, 21 May 2014
The twin bombings were designed to maximise the death toll from the atrocity in the working-class Terminus Market district.
By Gabriel Black, 21 May 2014
After the killings of 56 health workers in retaliation for the CIA’s fake vaccination program in Pakistan, the CIA is pledging to stop using vaccinations as a front for its operations.
By Nick Barrickman, 19 May 2014
The ruling comes on the heels of a large-scale hunger strike by the base’s detainees in 2013, protesting the conditions of their ongoing detention.
By Joseph Santolan, 17 May 2014
The US basing deal in the Philippines, part of a drive to militarily encircle China posing the risk of global war, creates the legal framework for neocolonial US rule over its former colony.
By Keith Jones, 16 May 2014
Washington intends to use the coming to power of a new Indian prime minister to harness India more tightly to its anti-China “pivot to Asia.”
By Bill Van Auken, 14 May 2014
The claims by HRW serve to provide a fresh pretext for imperialist intervention against Syria.
By Alex Lantier, 13 May 2014
Hundreds of US mercenaries are directing the repression of pro-Russian protesters in eastern Ukraine by the NATO puppet regime in Kiev, according to German media reports.
By Ed Hightower, 12 May 2014
The Obama Justice Department refused to allow Tsarnaev to have a lawyer present during the questioning.
By Mike Head, 10 May 2014
After tanks, armoured personnel carriers and heavily armed troops were unleashed on unarmed civilians in Mariupol, the Kiev regime claimed to have killed some 20 people.
By Philip Guelpa, 10 May 2014
The selection of Rice sparked a strong reaction in the university community due to her role in the launching the Iraq war and the torture policies of the Bush administration.
By James Cogan, 7 May 2014
RIMPAC is above all aimed at familiarising the navies of other countries with how they would function as part of a US-commanded fleet.
By Alex Lantier, 6 May 2014
In the wake of Friday’s fascist massacre of pro-Russian protesters in Odessa, the US puppet regime in Kiev deployed National Guard units to the city on Monday.
By Peter Symonds, 3 May 2014
The accelerating drive to military conflict over the Ukraine crisis is a stark warning to the international working class of the dangers of world war.
By Bill Van Auken, 3 May 2014
Using arguments steeped in hypocrisy and lies, the US president escalated threats against Russia and justified the violent suppression of protests in eastern Ukraine.
By Barry Grey, 30 April 2014
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal published Tuesday, US Secretary of State John Kerry made clear that the Obama administration is fully aware it is risking the outbreak of nuclear war by pursuing a provocative policy towards Russia.
By Tom Peters, 30 April 2014
The Pentagon has drawn up plans to deploy nuclear-capable bombers and aircraft carriers off the Chinese coast.
By Joseph Santolan, 29 April 2014
Washington is moving to base US forces in the Philippines as a key step in its drive to militarily encircle China, as part of its ‘pivot’ to Asia.
By Peter Symonds, 28 April 2014
The 10-year agreement to boost American forces in the Philippines will further consolidate the US military encirclement of China.
By Bill Van Auken, 24 April 2014
The evident desire of Washington to provoke a military conflict with Russia has brought the world to the brink of a catastrophic confrontation.
By Kate Randall, 23 April 2014
The mass police-military operation on display at Monday’s Boston Marathon should serve as a warning of the repressive methods the ruling elite is preparing to defend its class rule.
By Alex Lantier, 23 April 2014
A day after claiming that it had proof of Russian military intervention in the east Ukraine protests, the Times has been caught in a flagrant fabrication.
By John Watanabe, 23 April 2014
On the eve of Obama’s visit to Tokyo, the Japanese government announced the strengthening of its military posture in areas adjacent to China.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 23 April 2014
Washington uses the threat of war crimes charges to demand a “comprehensive military relationship” with Colombo.
By Peter Symonds, 22 April 2014
Obama’s overriding aim is to signal his intention to press ahead with the “pivot to Asia,” which seeks to ensure US hegemony in the region.
By Patrick Martin, 22 April 2014
The three-judge panel overturned a lower-court decision favoring the Obama administration and the Justice Department.
By Tom Peters, 17 April 2014
Canberra and Wellington both indicated their approval for the extra-judicial assassinations, setting a dangerous new precedent for attacking legal and democratic rights.
By Johannes Stern, 16 April 2014
Having received the green light from Washington, the Kiev regime launched a bloody crackdown on protests in eastern Ukraine, threatening to unleash a full-blown civil war.
By Jerry White, 10 April 2014
The hollow remarks of the president and the general atmosphere of the memorial left an impression of callousness combined with perplexed anxiety over the mounting signs of crisis within the ranks of the American military.
By Jean Shaoul, 8 April 2014
US officials say they have a plan to supply the “moderate opposition” in Syria with weapons that are to be channelled through Washington’s regional allies.
By Patrick Martin, 7 April 2014
Citing numerous US intelligence and military sources, Hersh reports that the Obama administration was prepared to launch massive air strikes against Syria on the basis of lies.
By Tom Carter, 7 April 2014
Federal Judge Rosemary M. Collyer ruled that there is no legal remedy for the extrajudicial killing of a US citizen, endorsing a battery of totalitarian pseudo-legal doctrines advanced by the Obama administration.
By Jerry White, 4 April 2014
The latest violent rampage at a US military base was carried out by a soldier who was being treated for possible post-traumatic stress disorder.
By Nick Barrickman, 1 April 2014
The 38-page report is heavily redacted, with large sections of text dealing with the most critical issues blacked out.
By Thomas Gaist, 31 March 2014
The NSA has carried out systematic surveillance against more than 100 heads of state.
By Nick Barrickman, 31 March 2014
Lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have alleged that FBI agents attempted to force his older brother Tamerlan to inform on the Chechen and Muslim community in the Boston area.
By Patrick Martin, 29 March 2014
The US government will reportedly supply anti-aircraft missiles and launchers to the Syrian “rebels.”
By Patrick Martin, 27 March 2014
The US president delivered a speech of pure propaganda, aimed at justifying an aggressive and confrontational policy in Ukraine.
By Ed Hightower, 27 March 2014
State Attorney Jeffrey Ashton’s report cherry picks facts, ignores conflicting evidence, and weaves a tale of “justified self defense” to exonerate a state murder.
By Patrick Martin, 24 March 2014
The FBI has whitewashed every case of an agent killing or wounding a suspect over the last 20 years.
By David Walsh, 22 March 2014
The slap on the wrist administered to US Army Brigadier General Jeffrey Sinclair was predictable and entirely in line with the character and policies of the American military.
By Nick Beams, 21 March 2014
A senior US admiral invokes the Crimea crisis to accuse China of expansionism.
By Jean Shaoul, 20 March 2014
Libya represents yet another catastrophe created by US imperialism in the Middle East and North Africa.