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Palestine, Israel, and the U.S. Empire (audio book)

Palestine, Israel, and the U.S. Empire (audio book)

If you think the Israel-Palestine conflict is too complex to understand, think again. Palestine, Israel and the U.S. Empire, written without academic jargon by author and activist Richard Becker, provides a solid introduction to key events in the history underlying...

Remembering Gen. Giap

Remembering Gen. Giap

Vietnamese Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap, who helped defeat Japan, then France, then the United States in a 35-year war for national independence, died in Hanoi on Oct. 4 at the age of 102. He had been ailing and living in a military hospital for the last four years. Giap’s...

When justifying imperialist intervention “goes wrong”

When justifying imperialist intervention “goes wrong”

On July 1, an article titled "Libya and Syria: When Anti-Imperialism Goes Wrong" was published on the North Star website, signed by "Pham Binh of Occupy Wall Street, Class War Camp." The article argues that imperialist interventions in Libya and Syria are justified...

Libya and the united front

Libya and the united front

All political movements are built on certain points of unity, implicit or explicit, which bring together disparate organizations and individuals for a common cause. Although the imperialist bombing of Libya has entered its fourth month, the anti-war movement appears...

Afghanistan: Not a ‘good war’

Afghanistan: Not a ‘good war’

On Oct. 7, 2001, the Bush administration began its murderous bombing of Afghanistan, dropping 5,000-pound bombs on nearly every major town and city in the country. The Taliban quickly retreated from their seat of power in Kabul to the countryside, where they have put...

Why the U.S. backs Kosovo ‘independence’

Why the U.S. backs Kosovo ‘independence’

While the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and developments in Venezuela, Pakistan and Palestine have dominated the world news, another crisis has been building in southeastern Europe. There, the U.S.-NATO-backed "independence" of Kosovo, a predominantly Albanian...

Why the U.S. dropped nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Why the U.S. dropped nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

August 6 and 9 mark the anniversaries of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Numerous historical and personal accounts will emerge in the press, recounting the destructiveness, inhumanity, and long-term misery created by the two U.S. bombs. Nuclear...