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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...

Korea crisis: From 1994 until today

Korea crisis: From 1994 until today

In 1994, war between the United States and North Korea was narrowly averted by a high-level diplomatic effort undertaken by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. Carter held face-to face talks with North Korean President Kim Il Sung. Twelve years later, there is a new...

Raising consciousness in the antiwar movement

The following is the full text of the speech prepared for the Left Forum at the Great Hall of Cooper Union in New York City on March 11, 2006. Becker participated in the panel “Debating Strategies in the U.S. Anti-war Movement” in his capacity as national...

ANSWER’s position on unity in the anti-war movement

ANSWER’s position on unity in the anti-war movement

On Dec. 12, 2005, the leadership of the United for Peace and Justice coalition announced that it would no longer carry out united actions with the ANSWER Coalition—Act Now to Stop War and End Racism. The following is an abridged version of the response issued by the...

From an activist movement to an ideological force

From an activist movement to an ideological force

White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan admitted that the president was “very much aware” of the 300,000 anti-war protestors in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 24. That is an understatement. Although they don’t say it out loud, the entire political establishment is...

Lenin, World War I and the social roots of opportunism

Lenin, World War I and the social roots of opportunism

Leninism became fully recognized as an extension of Marxism after the success of the Russian Revolution in 1917. Throughout the world, the mass socialist parties and working class anarchist trends went through major political convulsions. New revolutionary parties,...