Category Archives: ANTI-WAR

REMEMBERING DAN BERRIGAN

“Dan Berrigan was a moral giant and the closest thing we have in our society to a prophet.”  – Jeremy Scahill Mitchel Cohen writes: I was standing in the back of the jam-packed, magnificent Church of St. Francis Xavier on W. 16th St. in Manhattan Friday for the funeral and “sending off” of liberation theology […]

THE FEAR THAT IS GRIPPING FRANCE

BY RICHARD GREEMAN The fear that is gripping France today stands in ghastly contrast with the positive national mood during the days immediately following the horrific Nov. 13 attacks in Paris. (See my report,  “France at War.”)

30 YEARS AGO: THE GREAT AMERICAN LYING MACHINE

Thirty years ago I wrote this essay. I solicit your feedback on how the same patterns used then — Secretary of State Alexander Haig‘s holding-up for the cameras of falsified photographs (which was itself a repeat of Sen. Joe McCarthy‘s use of cropped photos in the Army-McCarthy televised hearings in 1954, as shown in the […]

GUEST POST BY DAVID SWANSON: SO THAT’S WHY THEY KEPT THE ‘DRONE MEMO’ SECRET

Now that the U.S. government has released parts of its We-Can-Kill-People-With-Drones memo, it’s hard to miss why it was kept secret until now. Liberal professors and human rights groups and the United Nations were claiming an inability to know whether drone murders were legal or not because they hadn’t seen the memo that the White […]

IN DEFENSE OF BOWE BERGDAHL

For years, Arizona Senator John McCain hammered President Obama for failing to exchange prisoners being tortured in Guantanamo for American POW Bowe Bergdahl, imprisoned in Afghanistan. Now that the President has finally done so (after years of trivial squabbling while Bergdahl as well as the so-called “enemy combatants” wasted away in prison), Sen. McCain flip-flops […]

INTERNATIONAL STATEMENT ON THE UKRAINE BY LEFT PARTIES AND MOVEMENTS

The dramatic events in Ukraine occupy the center of world politics and are sure to determine decisively developments not solely in the region and in the whole of Europe, but the future of humanity at large. We, as Marxists and revolutionary internationalists, thus as real humanists in practice, extend our deep concern and solidarity to […]

BILL AYERS – BERNARDINE DOHRN – RACHEL LAFOREST – MITCHEL COHEN

Listen to STEAL THIS RADIO SHOW November 18, 2013. Benefit for WBAI. Recorded in NYC before a live and interactive audience. EXCERPT: Bill Ayers & President Barack Obama Bernardine, Bill, Mitchel, & Rachel

ARMISTICE DAY 2013

This morning on WBAI (listener-sponsored, free-speech, non-commercial radio), Bob Hennelly advised listeners to “thank the veterans” for serving “our” country and protecting us. What a crock! It’s not “our” military, “our” war against Iraq and Afghanistan, it’s theirs. The rulers. The one-percent. The fact is in this day and age, no one fights for their […]

NICARAGUA SOLIDARITY & BILL DE BLASIO

Here’s a thorough refutation of attempts in the corporate media to criminalize the 1980s Latin America solidarity movements and tar Democratic Party candidate for NYC Mayor, Bill de Blasio, for being supportive of them. It almost makes me want to vote for de Blasio as a thank you for his old efforts — however weak […]

FOR EACH & EVERY WARRIOR WHOSE STRENGTH IS NOT TO FIGHT

The story of the widespread (and, today, hard to believe) resistance of working class kids in the U.S. military to the 1991 Gulf War. The weakness of strategies based on Lowest Common Denominatorism was in full evidentiary blossom during the 1991 bombardment of Iraq, re-packaged as “the Gulf war.” “Support Our Troops, Not the War!” […]

GUEST POST: DARK-ZERO FEMINISM

Written two days after the nation-wide launch of ZERO DARK THIRTY; and One day after the Golden Globe Awards by ZILLAH EISENSTEIN Distinguished Scholar, Ithaca College http://zillaheisenstein.wordpress.com (January 14, 2013 — Ithaca New York) The film starts with a black blank screen and the voices from people stuck in the trade towers on that fateful […]