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What's Happening?
This summer, we made history at the Port of Oakland when we stopped the Israeli-owned shipping company Zim from unloading its goods for four straight days. The blockade was a catalyst for cities all over the U.S. and across the globe in the ever growing BDS movement to resist Zionism and end Israeli apartheid.

The military assault on Gaza which killed more than 2,200 Palestinians and left more than 100,000 homeless has halted, thanks to the Palestinian resistance, but our struggle is not over. With the full support of the U.S. government, Israel continues to carry out its brutal occupation, confiscate more land and build more settlements, imprison thousands of Palestinians, and maintain the siege on Gaza as part of its policy of ethnic cleansing.

The apartheid state of Israel not only impacts Palestinians, but also plays a role in the oppression of communities all across the globe. The Zim shipping line is instrumental in upholding this system of global repression. There are direct ties to training, weapons, and surveillance between Israel's occupation of Palestine and the increasingly militarized occupation of black and brown communities in the United States. And it is now a well known fact that police departments in and around Ferguson, Missouri, have received training from Israel.

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ANSWER Coalition statement on
the U.S. bombing of Syria

Statement by Brian Becker, National Coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition

Issued Sept. 22, 2014

The U.S. bombing of Syria has begun tonight.

This new aggression is loaded with irony. The Pentagon spokesperson says that the bombing is directed against the self-named Islamic State (ISIS) forces that have gained control over large swaths of Syria and Iraq. But it was precisely the arms transfers and funding of ISIS by the U.S.'s principal allies in the region, especially Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar, that has allowed the Islamic state to grow strong in its struggle to topple the secular Syrian government led by Bashar Al-Assad.

Let's tell the fundamental truth that the Obama Administration conceals from the people. The so-called Islamic State or ISIS wouldn't exist today as a major force either in Syria or Iraq except for the U.S. military aggression that smashed the secular, nationalist governments in Iraq in 2003 and Libya in 2011 followed by its catastrophic support for the armed opposition against the similarly organized government in Syria.

Read the full statement against the U.S. bombing of Syria by clicking here.

What's new

ANSWER Coalition statement on the U.S. bombing of Syria

Demonstrations will be taking place nationwide to oppose the bombing of Syria and Iraq from September 23 through September 28.

Anti-war movement responds to Obama's speech on Iraq, Syria and the Islamic State

President Obama's new war plans in Iraq and Syria will not liberate the people of either country but will lead to more destruction.

Hands Up Don't Shoot! Justice for Mike Brown!

Northern California activists Gloria La Riva and Jamier Sale traveled to Ferguson, Missouri as part of an ANSWER Coalition solidarity delegation that joined the protests against the racist police murder of Michael Brown.

Longest Blockade of Israeli Ship in History

For four days straight the San Francisco Bay Area community blocked the Israeli ZIM ship.

What really happened in Ferguson last night

Last night police agencies carried out a massive attack against peaceful protestors in Ferguson, Mo.

Double Victory! Israeli ship blocked for 2 days!

The weekend of August 16 and 17, it was no more business as usual for the apartheid state of Israel in the Bay Area.

Why Israel wanted a ceasefire now

After nearly a month of inflicting death and destruction on Gaza, the Israeli occupation forces withdrew on August 5.

July 12 San Francisco March says "FREE PALESTINE!"

Fifteen hundred people, mainly youth and students, marched through San Francisco today in opposition to genocidal Israeli airstrikes and military action against the Palestinian people.

Video of SF Protest "No New U.S. War on Iraq!"

Footage and interviews with protesters at the June 21 action

U.S. steps up interference in Syria as elections approach

Transcript of an interview with ANSWER Coalition National Coordinator Brian Becker with news station RT
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