In the face of the ongoing, ten-year U.S./NATO-orchestrated war against Syria in collaboration with Turkey and the Gulf State monarchies – a war has taken the lives of some 500,000 Syrians and driven half the population into internal or external exile – the statement, signed by 300 Syrian expatriate writers, artists, academics and supporters from 34 countries, asserts against its opponents that, “America is not central to what has happened in Syria, despite what these people claim.” [Emphasis added.]
Over 500 people attended an emergency rally in Toronto, Monday, May 10 at 3 p.m. in defense of the East-Jerusalem Palestinian neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah and to protest the attack on worshipers at Al Aqsa mosque.
Thursday, May 13 4 p.m. PT, 7 p.m. EST, "The 100th Anniversary of the Communist Movement in Canada" John Riddell, socialist activist and historian. Host: Elizabeth Byce. Discussants: Barry Weisleder, federal secretary of Socialist Action.
President Joe Biden, in announcing an ostensible end to the US war in Afghanistan, is continuing his streak of paying eloquent lip service to progressive causes while maintaining the implied status quo. In a televised address from the White House on April 14, Biden said, “it’s time to end America’s longest war. It’s time for American troops to come home.” But just a day later, the New York Times reported without a hint of irony that “the Pentagon, American spy agencies and Western allies are refining plans to deploy a less visible but still potent force in the region.” This means we are ending the war, but not really.
73 years ago, over 750,000 Palestinians were displaced from their homes and their homeland by the establishment of the Zionist state, backed by the big powers. This displacement is ongoing and must be stopped!