State Sanction Violence

Pope Francis: “Who is my neighbor?”

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS ON THE OCCASION OF THE WORLD MEETINGS OF POPULAR MOVEMENTS IN MODESTO (CALIFORNIA) [16-18 FEBRUARY 2017] (10 FEBRUARY 2017) Dear Brothers and Sisters, First of all, I would like to congratulate you for your effort in replicating on a national level the work being developed in the World Meetings … Continue reading Pope Francis: “Who is my neighbor?”

The Road From Damascus To Msyaf

By Eva Bartlett The last leg of the trip from Damascus to Msyaf followed a road which at times was 500 metres away from terrorist factions (including Ahrar al-Sham, Jaysh al-Islam, Jebhat al-Nusra and Da'esh [ISIS]) occupying Houla villages (including: Kafrlaha, Tel Dow, Tel Dahab, Aqrab, Taiba, Houla and Zara). Three large chimneys of the … Continue reading The Road From Damascus To Msyaf

Tim Anderson: The Dirty War On Syria: Washington, Regime Change and Resistance

By Tim Anderson Introduction The following text is the introductory chapter of  Professor Tim Anderson’s  book entitled The Dirty War on Syria: Washington, Regime Change and Resistance. Although every war makes ample use of lies and deception, the dirty war on Syria has relied on a level of mass disinformation not seen in living memory. … Continue reading Tim Anderson: The Dirty War On Syria: Washington, Regime Change and Resistance

A Journalist's Journey To The Heart Of Syria

What life's really like in Syria? By Eva Bartlett Syria has long been celebrated not only for its rich historical and cultural mosaic but also for its modern culture, secularism, sheltering refugees from neighbouring countries—including Palestinian refugees who are treated as well as Syrians and with the same rights, and its socialist provisions for the … Continue reading A Journalist's Journey To The Heart Of Syria

Move Away from Nonstop War. Close the Ramstein Air Base.

By RootsAction Located in southwestern Germany, the U.S. government's Ramstein Air Base is serving key functions for nonstop war that has been hugely destructive in many countries. The Ramstein base is essential to drone warfare and many other forms of military intervention, from Pakistan and Afghanistan to the Middle East and Africa. Please become a … Continue reading Move Away from Nonstop War. Close the Ramstein Air Base.

FOSNA: Interns' Statement On Media Violence

By Harmony, Marjorie, Amira, Ali, Osama, Raphael, Melissa, and Kali We are grieved by the recent death toll increasing in the Holy Land and we send prayers for the families who are enduring grief and loss. As of October 20th, 8 Israelis have been killed, along with 1 Eritrean asylum seeker killed by Israeli attackers. … Continue reading FOSNA: Interns' Statement On Media Violence

UN Torture Watchdog Urges US To Crack Down On Police Brutality

U.N. Committee against Torture The U.N. Committee against Torture urged the United States on Friday to fully investigate and prosecute police brutality and shootings of unarmed black youth and ensure that taser weapons are used sparingly. The panel's first review of the U.S. record on preventing torture since 2006 followed racially-tinged unrest in cities across … Continue reading UN Torture Watchdog Urges US To Crack Down On Police Brutality

Oakland Activists Lockdown U.S. Fed Court to #FreeRasmeaNow

ACTIVISTS LOCKDOWN US FEDERAL COURT IN SUPPORT OF TORTURED CHICAGO COMMUNITY LEADER Oakland Rallies Against Conviction of Palestinian Organizer Press Contact: Lara Kiswani: 530.220.2842 (Oakland), Hatem Abudayyeh 773.301.4108 (Detroit) Where: Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building When: 7am – Wednesday, Nov 12 Oakland – Activists with the Bay Area Rasmea Defense Committee have chained themselves to … Continue reading Oakland Activists Lockdown U.S. Fed Court to #FreeRasmeaNow