By James Cogan, 23 June 2017
The destruction yesterday of the 900-year-old minaret of the historic Al Nuri mosque symbolises the devastation that has been inflicted on Mosul.
By Joanne Laurier, 23 June 2017
Set during the Iraq war in 2006, Megan Leavey deals with the relationship of a female Marine corporal and her military dog companion. It is an unvarnished pro-war film.
Amid threat of US-Russia clash in Syria
By Barry Grey, 22 June 2017
Any one of the virtually daily NATO-Russian encounters in the air could result in a fire-fight or collision, whether by intention or accident, which could quickly ignite a full-scale war between nuclear powers.
By Peter Symonds, 22 June 2017
While continuing to press China over North Korea, the Trump administration is warning that the US will resort to other measures—including military action—if there are no results.
By Ben McGrath, 22 June 2017
Seoul has suggested reaching out to Pyongyang as the US ramps up pressure on North Korea.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 June 2017
In the wake of Sunday’s US shoot-down of a Syrian jet, Moscow has announced it will treat any US aircraft flying over the western part of Syria as a hostile target.
By Peter Symonds, 19 June 2017
The US is prepared to resort to the most reckless means to defend its footholds in Syria and lay the basis for a broader war.
By Bill Van Auken, 19 June 2017
US-backed Iraqi forces began their siege of Mosul eight months ago. Since then, thousands of Iraqi civilians have died under US bombs, rockets and shells.
By Jordan Shilton, 17 June 2017
The escalation of the longest war in US history reflects the deepening crisis of Washington’s puppet regime in Kabul, which is losing ground to the Taliban-led insurgency.
By Thomas Gaist and Eddie Haywood, 17 June 2017
US military commandos are presently involved in over 100 missions simultaneously across the African continent, according to internal Pentagon documents.
By Clara Weiss, 17 June 2017
Trump’s visit is a clear signal that the US is increasingly relying on an alliance with Eastern European countries in face of mounting tensions with Germany and France.
By Peter Symonds, 15 June 2017
Given the accelerating US confrontation with North Korea, the chances that Rodman’s visit can open meaningful talks between the two countries appear remote.
By Bill Van Auken, 15 June 2017
UN war crimes investigators found that the US military has inflicted a “staggering loss of civilian life” with its relentless airstrikes in and around the Syrian city of Raqqa.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 June 2017
Behind the bitter political warfare in Washington and the endless claims of Russian interference in the election, very real wars in the Middle East are threatening to coalesce into a regional or even global conflagration.
By Eric London and Niles Niemuth, 13 June 2017
The decision by the Trump administration to deport refugees to Iraq explodes the claims that the US wars in Iraq and Syria are “humanitarian” interventions aimed at protecting the population.
By Ben McGrath, 13 June 2017
Washington is concerned that the new government in Seoul is pursuing closer relations with China.
By James Cogan, 12 June 2017
An estimated 200,000 civilians are trapped in the Islamic State-held areas of both cities.
By Joseph Santolan, 12 June 2017
Washington is using martial law to discipline the Philippine president and reorient Manila’s geopolitical ties away from Beijing and Moscow, and back into the camp of US imperialism.
By Jordan Shilton, 10 June 2017
As the US escalated the war in Syria, divisions between Trump and Secretary of State Tillerson broke out Friday over Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic isolation of Qatar.
By Tom Peters, 9 June 2017
New Zealand’s government has aligned itself more closely with the US military encirclement of China and threats of war against North Korea.
By Keith Jones, 8 June 2017
Iranian authorities charged that Saudi Arabia and Washington orchestrated yesterday’s attack, for which the Islamic State claimed responsibility.
By Peter Symonds, 8 June 2017
A US nuclear-powered attack submarine docked in South Korea on Tuesday—the latest step in Washington’s military build-up near the Korean Peninsula.
By Eddie Haywood and Thomas Gaist, 8 June 2017
China’s expansion of economic investment in Africa is part of its “One Belt, One Road” initiative, through which Beijing seeks to revive a modern day Silk Road connecting China and Asia with Europe.
By Bill Van Auken, 8 June 2017
While the media routinely portrays terrorism as a manifestation of evil and the work of madmen, there are definite geopolitical relations and aims underlying these acts.
By Peter Symonds, 6 June 2017
The comments were directed not only at China but also Asian nations such as the Philippines that have tilted toward Beijing in a bid to boost economic relations.
By Peter Symonds, 3 June 2017
The premier Asian strategic conference is taking place as the US threatens war against North Korea and continues its relentless military build-up.
By James Cogan, 31 May 2017
McCain issued appeals and warnings to the Australian ruling class not to deviate from its strategic alignment with the US.
By Peter Symonds, 31 May 2017
The successful interception of a dummy ICBM demonstrates to North Korea and also China that the US can launch a nuclear attack and counter any attempt to retaliate.
By Bill Van Auken, 31 May 2017
The December 1989 US invasion of Panama and toppling of Noriega set the pattern for the escalating series of US wars and interventions that were to follow.
By Joanne Laurier, 30 May 2017
The film admirably revives a venerable tradition of anti-military and anti-war drama and comedy in the US.
By James Cogan, 29 May 2017
The test follow steps by the US and its allies that would have heightened fears in the North Korean regime of the possibility of attack.
By Bill Van Auken, 29 May 2017
“What is most important to the history of the world? The Taliban or the collapse of the Soviet empire? Some stirred-up Moslems or the liberation of Central Europe?” the former national security adviser said of the CIA alliance with Al Qaeda.
By Keith Jones, 27 May 2017
South Asia is becoming more and more geo-politically polarized between an India allied with US imperialism and a Pakistan backed by Beijing.
By James Cogan, 26 May 2017
China’s foreign ministry said the move “undermined China’s sovereignty and security,” and risked causing “unexpected air and sea accidents.”
By Bill Van Auken, 23 May 2017
The US president’s pretense that his policies will bring about an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement is transparent window-dressing for a policy of escalating militarism against Tehran.
By Bill Van Auken, 22 May 2017
Riddled with hypocrisy, clichés and absurdities, Trump’s speech, before an assembly of monarchs and despots in Saudi Arabia, spelled out an agenda of escalating US militarism.
By Jordan Shilton, 22 May 2017
The use of such a fund demonstrates the increasing ability of the military-intelligence apparatus to act outside of Congressional accountability.
By James Cogan, 22 May 2017
The test followed actions by the US and its allies that would only have heightened the North Korean regime’s fears about an imminent military assault.
By Niles Niemuth, 20 May 2017
Defense Secretary Mattis announced the plan, which would involve an escalation of the drive for US domination of the Middle East, as Trump prepared for his first foreign trip, beginning with Saudi Arabia.
By David Walsh, 20 May 2017
The entire affair was aimed at discrediting and paralyzing WikiLeaks and creating conditions under which Assange could be extradited or abducted to the US, to be executed or condemned to a lifetime in prison.
By Jordan Shilton, 18 May 2017
The unsubstantiated claims appeared aimed at blocking any settlement within the context of a ceasefire brokered by Russia, Turkey and Iran earlier this month.
By James Cogan, 18 May 2017
A propaganda campaign is underway in the US and international media that is ominously reminiscent of the 2002-2003 hysteria over Iraq and “weapons of mass destruction.”
By Bill Van Auken, 18 May 2017
Manning’s seven-year imprisonment at the hands of the US military was the most draconian sentence ever served for leaking classified documents.
By Bill Van Auken, 16 May 2017
The Trump administration is arming the UAE and Saudi Arabia to the teeth as the two regimes wage a savage war against the starving population of Yemen.
By Thomas Gaist, 16 May 2017
Amid the worst famine conditions since the Second World War, the capitalist ruling classes are stoking war and militarism in Somalia and throughout the Horn of Africa.
By Ben McGrath, 15 May 2017
Concerns persist in Washington that the new Moon administration in Seoul could undermine attempts to pressure Pyongyang.
By Niles Niemuth, 13 May 2017
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents working with local law enforcement agencies have arrested more than 1,300 people since March.
By Kevin Martinez, 13 May 2017
VA Secretary David Shulkin told Congress the proposal is aimed at privatizing veterans’ health care.
By Bill Van Auken, 10 May 2017
The planned escalation of US imperialism’s longest war involves not only more “boots on the ground,” but also ceding control of the war to US military commanders.
By Peter Symonds, 6 May 2017
Trump’s reckless brinkmanship has created a tinderbox on the Korean Peninsula, where a miscalculation or provocation could quickly escalate into a disastrous war.
By Mike Head, 5 May 2017
Two military displays in two days have escalated the tensions on the Korean Peninsula produced by the Trump administration’s threats of military action.
By Bill Van Auken, 5 May 2017
The discussions are unfolding in the shadow of the US-backed siege of Mosul, which continues to inflict mass civilian casualties.
By Peter Symonds, 3 May 2017
The US military build-up has raised tensions on the Korean Peninsula to fever pitch, threatening to trigger a devastating conflict.
By Peter Symonds, 2 May 2017
Trump’s offer to meet Kim Jong-un is effectively an ultimatum: accept US terms for negotiations or confront the prospect of war.
By Mike Head, 28 April 2017
The US president invoked the danger of war, while claiming to be seeking a diplomatic solution to the Korean crisis.
By Mike Head, 26 April 2017
The provocatively-timed US test again underscores where the real risk of nuclear war resides—in Washington.
By Peter Symonds, 25 April 2017
The nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Michigan, is due to arrive in South Korea today where it will be joined by the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson and its strike group.
By Bill Van Auken, 25 April 2017
Mattis arrived in Kabul as his Afghan counterpart and other top military commanders were resigning over a disastrous Taliban attack that killed nearly 200 troops.
By Mike Head, 24 April 2017
Without any public consultation, the US and its allies are placing millions of people at risk of a devastating nuclear war.
By Peter Symonds, 22 April 2017
The media is fueling tensions with speculation that North Korea could conduct a nuclear or missile test to mark its Military Foundation Day next Tuesday.
By Mike Head, 21 April 2017
The Trump administration’s ultimatums are intensifying the risk that miscalculations could trigger a conflict that would endanger the lives of millions of people.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 21 April 2017
Leaders of the ruling Bharatiya Janatha Party and the opposition Congress Party support the US military attacks.
By Bill Van Auken, 21 April 2017
Secretary of State Tillerson made clear that Tehran’s compliance with the nuclear agreement would do nothing to prevent US military aggression.
By Peter Symonds, 20 April 2017
Pence threatened “an overwhelming and effective American response” to any North Korean use of conventional or nuclear weapons.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 April 2017
The administration indicated it will review all sanctions lifted as part of the agreement, with an eye toward reimposing them on the phony pretext that Tehran is a “state sponsor” of terrorism.
By Peter Symonds, 19 April 2017
By keeping the world guessing as to what he will do, Trump has added a great deal of uncertainty into an already precarious situation and heightened the danger of conflict.
By James Cogan, 19 April 2017
More than 15 years after the US invasion, the insurgency against the US puppet government in Kabul is gaining the upper hand.
By Bill Van Auken, 18 April 2017
Statements from US officials have laid bare the recklessness of the tactics being pursued by Washington, threatening a war on the Korean peninsula involving the use of nuclear weapons and the deaths of millions.
By Eddie Haywood, 18 April 2017
The Pentagon announced the deployment of dozens of US troops to Somalia last week, the first traditional military operation in the country since 1994.
By James Cogan, 14 April 2017
The pretext for a US attack would be to prevent Pyongyang from carrying out another nuclear weapons’ test.
By Bill Van Auken and David North, 14 April 2017
Even as the US government and media churned out war propaganda over the fabricated “chemical weapons” attack in Syria, Washington was preparing to drop its largest non-nuclear weapon.
By Eric London, 14 April 2017
According to a memo made public by the Washington Post, the total number of immigrants detained will rise to a daily average of 70,000.
By Bill Van Auken, 13 April 2017
Five hours of talks between US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian officials left relations between the two major nuclear powers at what both sides described as a low point.
By Patrick Martin, 13 April 2017
All available evidence suggests that the tragedy in Khan Sheikhoun is a deliberate provocation organized by the American CIA and its clients among the Syrian “rebels.”
By Barry Grey, 13 April 2017
There is virtually no discussion in the mass media of the catastrophic consequences of a war involving the United States, the European powers and Russia.
By Alex Lantier and Johannes Stern, 12 April 2017
Notwithstanding their vocal support for last week’s US missile strike on Syria, the European powers are increasingly coming into conflict with the US over trade and foreign policy.
While US media promotes CIA chemical weapons claims to push for war
By Patrick Martin, 12 April 2017
A new report shows that American bombing has killed far more civilians in Iraq, including children, than reportedly died in last week’s alleged chemical attack in Syria.
By James Cogan, 12 April 2017
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has publicly endorsed Washington’s bellicose rhetoric against the Pyongyang regime.
By Peter Symonds, 12 April 2017
Trump is preparing to attack North Korea if China fails to heed his dictates and Pyongyang conducts another nuclear or missile test.
By Clara Weiss, 12 April 2017
Sean Spicer falsely stated Tuesday that Nazi leader Adolf Hitler did not use chemical weapons, triggering widespread popular anger and disgust in the US and internationally.
By Bill Van Auken, 11 April 2017
The threat of renewed US military action against Syria followed a Russian-Iranian warning that such action would cross “red lines,” prompting retaliation in kind.
By Andre Damon, 11 April 2017
The middle-class political parties with roots in the anti-war protest movement of the 1960s have become cheerleaders for US imperialism.
By Peter Symonds, 11 April 2017
The state-owned Global Times warned that “a military strike on the North will very likely evolve into large-scale bloody war on the Peninsula.”
By Peter Symonds, 10 April 2017
Following its attacks on Syria, the US, in a “show of force,” dispatched the Carl Vinson strike group to waters near the Korean peninsula.
By Joseph Kishore, 10 April 2017
A relentless logic of military escalation is taking over in Washington, dominated by demands for the overthrow of Assad and a confrontation with Russia.
By James Cogan, 7 April 2017
The barrage is the first direct assault by the United States on the Russian- and Iranian-backed government of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.
By Bill Van Auken, 7 April 2017
Once again the United States has concocted a pretext to justify the violation of another country’s sovereignty.
By Bill Van Auken, 6 April 2017
The events in Syria’s Idlib province have all the earmarks of a US intelligence provocation designed to provide the pretext for a new military intervention in the Middle East.
By Andre Damon, 5 April 2017
The threat of a major US escalation in North Korea and Syria represents just two of many global flashpoints threatening to lead the world into a conflict between nuclear-armed powers.
By Jordan Shilton, 5 April 2017
The prospect of a direct US-led assault on the Syrian regime cannot be underestimated, with the alleged gas attack providing the pretext.
By Peter Symonds, 5 April 2017
Unless China forces North Korea to bow to Washington’s demands, the US will use every means, including its huge military forces, to crush the Pyongyang regime.
By Patrick Martin, 4 April 2017
White House meetings with el-Sisi and Jordan’s King Abdullah revolve around increasing US pressure on these regimes to join the escalating wars in Iraq and Syria.
By Peter Symonds, 4 April 2017
The Trump administration has threatened to launch a war that will not only be catastrophic for the people of the Korean peninsula but could drag in other major powers, including China, Russia and Japan.
By Johannes Stern, 4 April 2017
As in the periods prior to the first and second World Wars, the increasing global assertiveness of German imperialism is leading it into conflict with the United States.
By Thomas Gaist, 3 April 2017
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is at the center of the US government’s neocolonial agenda for Africa.
By Peter Symonds, 30 March 2017
General Joseph Votel’s provocative remarks and calls for military action feed into the growing clamour in Washington for tough measures against Iran.
By Bill Van Auken, 29 March 2017
The scale of the atrocity carried out by the US military in the March 17 bombing of Mosul continues to emerge amid fresh reports of the slaughter of civilians.
By Andre Damon, 29 March 2017
After having killed millions of people in the name of preventing the proliferation of “weapons of mass destruction,” the US and its allies denounced a UN proposal to ban nuclear arms.
By Bill Van Auken, 28 March 2017
The Trump administration is preparing for a potential direct US ground intervention in support of the Saudi regime’s savage war to further an agenda of confrontation with Iran.
By James Cogan, 27 March 2017
In February, the Trump administration let it be known that it would sharply escalate the onslaught on Mosul—regardless of how many innocent lives would be lost.