National Day of Action Sat. March 27: Call it What it is, a Hate Crime! Stop Anti-Asian Violence, Stop China-Bashing!
The ANSWER Coalition stands in solidarity with the Asian community in the midst of the horrific, racist and misogynist massacre that took place in Atlanta on March 16th.
The International Criminal Court has recently decided to officially investigate war crimes in Gaza. After years of non-member status at the United Nations, the Palestinian territories successfully petitioned for signatory status with the ICC allowing Palestinian Authority officials to file an official complaint against Israel as a last resort in pursuit of accountability. The scope of the probe is expected to cover allegations of Israeli war crimes in Gaza during the 2014 war, the 2018 Great March of Return clashes, as well as the question of whether or not Hamas rocket fire constitutes war crimes. During the 2014 Gaza war alone, over 2,000 Palestinians were killed. Hundreds of other Palestinian protestors and medics were shot, maimed, and attacked during the 2018 border clashes. Apart from the investigation into war crimes, the probe aims to address widespread illegal Israeli settlement of occupied Palestinian territory in the West Bank. This critical investigation by the ICC into the illegal annexation of Palestinian land marks a new avenue for justice in the pursuit of accountability outside of US-Israeli dominated international institutions that have long undermined Palestinian grievances. Read more
U.S. military “war games” against North Korea justified as “defense measure” while North Korea has never invaded, bombed, or occupied any country
As the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK, or North Korea) celebrated the 111th anniversary of International Women’s Day on March 08, the annual “war games” held jointly by the U.S. and South Korean armed forces--the latter of which are under the command of the U.S. except “in times of peace”--began. The “exercises” or “games” have been a standard feature of U.S. policy towards the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK, or North Korea) for more than half a century now to prepare for and assess the U.S.-ROK (Republic of Korea, or South Korea) military alliance’s readiness to attack and invade the DPRK. What the U.S. calls “war games” are in reality what the DPRK calls them: war rehearsals. The government and people in the DPRK have no way of knowing if the “exercise” will be an attack or invasion. The DPRK has reasonably called the games a form of “psychological warfare.” The U.S. is supposedly occupying South Korea to defend its “ally” from the “threat from the north.” The fact that the South’s President--and the general population--want peaceful relations with their fellow Koreans in the north, some of whom are family members that haven’t seen each other in 70 years, makes it clear that this is a cover story for the real reason the U.S. wants to occupy South Korea: to pressure and overthrow the DPRK’s government and to prevent friendly relations amongst East Asian nations that, if allowed to blossom, would severely threaten the U.S. government’s “great power rivalry” with the People’s Republic of China. Read more
On February 23, an independent review panel appointed by Indianapolis mayor Joe Hogsett submitted their report on the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department’s response to the anti-racist uprisings between May 29 and June 1, 2020. The report confirmed key facts that protest organizers have been saying since that weekend: that IMPD used tear gas on peaceful protesters, including children, before any property damage occurred; that IMPD arbitrarily declared peaceful and lawful assemblies “unlawful” to break them up; and that IMPD lied about the reasons for which they illegally seized medical supplies before attacking protesters. The ANSWER Coalition stands in solidarity with all of those continuing to struggle for an end to racist police terror and white supremacy in Indianapolis, many of which are part of the newly formed Indianapolis Liberation Center, including Indy10 Black Lives Matter, ANSWER Indiana, and the Party for Socialism and Liberation of Indianapolis. Read more
Brian Becker dissects the reasons for the US military occupation in Syria and analyzes the objectives and strategies of U.S. imperialism in Syria, and its wars against Iraq and Libya.
“You can’t act with impunity, be careful,” was Biden’s warning to Iran -- after bombing Syria with impunity!
A new map of U.S. “counterterrorism” operations across the globe reveals that the U.S. “War on Terror” entailed military expansion to a third of the world between 2018 and 2020.
On December 6, Venezuela will hold parliamentary elections to choose new deputies for the National Assembly, the country’s legislature.