DA drops all remaining Adams Co. charges against Denver anti-racist protest leaders, but the struggle continues
On Thursday, May 6, the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office of Brian Mason moved to dismiss all remaining charges in his district against Lillian House, Joel Northam, Eliza Lucero, and Terrance Roberts.
North, south, east and west, activists across the country gathered for car caravans and rallies demanding the end of the U.S. blockade of Cuba. Read more
A massive movement of everyday, working people was able to wring one conviction out of a white supremacist system. Only by continuing to build this movement and by forging new institutions of popular power will we win a world where the George Floyds, Daunte Wrights, Adam Toledos, and Ma’Khia Bryants of our communities are not stolen from us by police, but instead are protected and free to live with dignity and respect. Read more
The United States unilaterally withdrew from the JCPOA, freeing Iran from its commitments under the agreement. Iran has little reason to trust US diplomats to keep their promises this time. All sanctions applied against Iran by the Trump administration must be lifted, regardless of the designation given to them. The US government is not in the position to lecture the rest of the world on issues of terrorism and human rights. As the country that broke the agreement, the US has no basis for demanding that Iran be the ones to return to compliance first. The United States must end its hybrid war against Iran and fully respect its obligations to Iran under the JCPOA! Read more
Despite Biden’s “promise” during the election campaign that he would return U.S. policy toward Cuba to at least the measures implemented by Obama during his term, it turns out to be a hollow pledge. Last Sunday, April 11, on a national TV talk show, Juan Gutiérrez, Biden’s advisor on Latin America issues in the National Security Council, told “CNN en Español” (translated): “The political moment has changed in an important way, the political space has been closed a great deal because the Cuban government has not responded in any way, and in fact, the oppression against Cubans is even worse today than perhaps it was during the (George W.) Bush (2001-2009) administration.” Read more
Ramsey Clark, former U.S. Attorney General and renowned international human-rights attorney who stood against U.S. military aggression worldwide, died peacefully April 9 at his home in New York City, surrounded by close family. He was 93 years old.
The ANSWER Coalition will be speaking on No Cold War's webinar on Saturday, April 10 2021 (9am US Eastern, 6am US Pacific, 2pm Britain, 9pm China). Early indications from the Biden administration are that it proposes to continue the New Cold War on China, including through attempts to expand NATO's sphere of operation into the Pacific. This webinar will feature a line-up of peace campaigners and academics to explore the issues of the 'Quad' and associated attempts to construct an anti-China regional alliance; US military bases; the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system; the South China Sea; and the prospects for a peaceful Pacific. The event will be livestreamed on No Cold War's YouTube channel and Facebook page. Read more
On March 27, activists in over 60 cities and towns across the United States held actions in solidarity with the Asian community in the midst of the horrific, racist and misogynist massacre that took place in Atlanta on March 16. The actions were organized by the ANSWER Coalition and took place across the country, from big cities like New York City to small towns like Sequim, Washington. The demonstrations drew significant coverage from mainstream media both nationally and locally. Read more
North Korea fires tactical short range missiles in a recent missile test and the American media has proclaimed this to be a major provocation testing the Biden administration. Donald Trump met twice with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in two summits, one in Singapore and the other in Hanoi, but those summits resulted in failure. What’s next in US policy towards North Korea? In this episode, Brian Becker sets the stage by delving into the history of United States-DPRK "North Korea" relations. Brian will follow up on this discussion with a second episode--coming soon! Read more