Why are Iraq’s Communists Boycotting the Upcoming Parliamentary Elections?

Peoples Dispatch(Photo: Tareeqashaab) The Iraqi Communist Party, which was part of the leading alliance in the last elections in 2018, announced in July that it will not participate in the upcoming national elections in October due to the lack of a conducive political atmosphere Parliamentary elections in Iraq are scheduled for October 10 but a…

Facts about the U.S. Bombardment on the Syria-Iraq Border

Instituto Samuel Robinson The round of airstrikes carried out by the United States on the Iraqi-Syrian border last Sunday constitute a new aggression against international law, Middle East peace and lay bare the supposed “return to multilateralism” of the first 100 days of the Biden administration. Context: The airstrikes, according to the official Pentagon statement…

What Will Israel Do to Counter Hezbollah’s Missiles?

Elijah J. Magnier Ayyash 250k missile (Photo: Mohammed Abed / AFP) Jerusalem, the West Bank and other cities where Palestinians and Israelis have lived side by side since 1948 rose up to join the Palestinian resistance with their fist raised and rockets and missiles launched against Israeli settler forces in the occupied Palestinian territories. Although…

Ankara’s Fourth War Front: Turkish Soldiers Killed in New Iraq Offensive

Rick Rozoff Iraqi riot police protect the Turkish embassy in Baghdad As long as Turkey serves as NATO’s bulwark against Russia – and Iraq, Syria and Iran – its gross violations of international law and its military aggression from North Africa to the Caucasus are overlooked. Overlooked by the Russian government as well as the…

Africa: The Opportunity for ISIS to Remedy its Defeat in Syria and Iraq

After the defeat of ISIS and the fall of its alleged “caliphate” in Syria and Iraq, Africa was the haven in which the remnants find what they were looking for. By forging alliances with local armed groups, they succeeded in providing a new platform that supplies the organization with money and terrorists. The group used…

Desert Storm 1991: At the UN Security Council, Only Cuba and Yemen Opposed It

Marinella Correggia A milestone and a trial by fire. The first UN-backed war, called an “international security operation,” began on January 17, 1991. Once the bombing ended, UN Undersecretary Maarti Ahtisaari visited Iraq and spoke of a country “returned to a pre-industrial level. Among the victims of the U.S.-imposed intervention was the independence and integrity…

Blows Against the Empire — 2020 In Memoriam

Steve Lalla New graves of COVID-19 victims fill the the Nossa Senhora Aparecida cemetery, in Manaus, Amazonas state, Brazil, April 21, 2020. To say that 2020 has been memorable would be an understatement, but experience teaches us that our memories of the pandemic may well be struck from the record. “The 1918 influenza epidemic is…

Trump Pardons Blackwater Guards Jailed for Massacring Iraqi Civilians

Jake Johnson Former Blackwater security guard Nick Slatten and his lawyer Thomas Connolly leave an arraignment hearing at U.S. district court on January 6, 2009 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images) “While U.S. Army contractors convicted of massacring civilians in Iraq are pardoned, the man who exposed such crimes against humanity, Julian Assange, rots…

US War of Terror Continues: Assassinating Iran’s Top Anti-ISIS General

Tony Cartalucci The US has eagerly taken credit for the killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani amid a series of military strikes carried out by US forces across Syria and Iraq. The assassination was shortly followed by Iranian missile strikes aimed at US bases in Iraq. The BBC in its article, “Qasem Soleimani: Strike was to…