Category Archives: Anti-War

Socialist Action – British Columbia says No War on Iran!

Members and supporters of Socialist Action – B.C. attended two anti-war rallies in Vancouver, British Columbia.

No War with Iran! Drop the Sanctions!
The unilateral abandonment by Trump of the multilateral nuclear deal with Iran,the re-imposition of brutal sanctions on Iran and any country that bought oil from Iran, sanctions that include medicine, food and other life supplies and are illegal under international law, these were not enough damage and destruction by US imperialism.
The United States, the most heavily armed, most vicious economic and military force on Earth, denounces any person or nation who does not bow to its will, as “terrorists”. The United States, meanwhile terrorizes the Earth for wealth, resources and power and refuses asylum to refugees from imperialist violence and capitalist climate change.
Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, the head of the elite Quds Force was murdered in Baghdad by a drone strike ordered by Trump. Solemani was a military general, not a terrorist. He is famous for never killingany American civilian. He has killed soldiers of the American aggressors, not in the United States, but as invaders and murderers in the Middle East. Killing Soleimani was a murder, a war crime, a provocation.
Iran which has not started a war in 200 years, then, accidentally shot down a passenger plane, afraid it had detected stealth F35 American war planes over Tehran. The plane was shot down in the wake of Trump’s provocation and was primarily his fault.
Trudeau pompously and hypocritically condemned Iran for its mistake and demanded Iran account for itself.
On July 3, 1988 Iranian flight 655, a regularly scheduled passenger flight from Tehran to Dubai, was shot down by USS Vincennes over the Persian Gulf killing 290 people. President George Bush, famously refused to apologize or take any remedial action. The entire ships crew were awarded medals shortly after.
All U.S., Canadian, EU and allied troops Out of the Middle East!
Canada Out of NATO!
End all investment and trade with Saudi Arabia and Israel!
Imperialist Hands Off Iran!
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Hands Off Iran!

Comrades of Socialist Action in Toronto attended anti war rally on January 25, 2020, part of the international day of action against war on Iran!

Speech which was planned to be presented by comrade Corey D.:

Normalized war, that is what we have with U.S. Forces scattered across the globe backing yes-strongmen and pointing their guns and no-strong men their is a fabricated history of just force that in reality devastates lives, homes and nations, but it is not just on the battlefields. We live in a society built around force and coersion.

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Vanessa Beeley’s Syria Meeting in Montreal: a Report

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By Robbie Mahood

Vanessa Beeley, a British journalist known for her outspoken views on Syria, spoke to a gathering of more than 100 persons in Montreal December 10, 2019.

A meeting planned the day before at University of Montreal was cancelled after a successful campaign by anti-Assad forces to bar her from speaking.

For me, attending Beeley’s talk was a question of principle: to oppose an attempt to shut down debate on an issue that has divided the left.

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Imperialist Hands Off Iran!

Comrade Cory D. spoke for Socialist Action Canada to about 350 people at a rally held in Toronto on January 4 to protest the U.S. assassination, in Iraq, of Iran military commander Qasem Soleimani.  See the attached video and photos.
About ten members of SA, with red flags, were joined by members of several other leftist groups and representatives of unions and the NDP.  Beaches-East York NDP MPP Rima Berns-McGown also addressed the crowd.  A tiny counter-demo of Trump supporters failed to disrupt the anti-war protest as they were held off by rally marshals and police, across the street from the U.S. Consulate on University Avenue.
CP24, NOW magazine and other mainstream media interviewed Corey, Garv T. and others.
Organizers announced plans for a protest to be held on Saturday, January 11, from 12 to 2 p.m.  In the event of a full-scale war, people are urged to rally at the same location on that day, or the next day, at 5 p.m.
No War with Iran!  Drop the Sanctions!  All U.S., Canadian, EU and allied troops Out of the Middle East!  Canada Out of NATO!  End all investment and trade with Saudi Arabia and Israel!  Imperialist Hands Off Iran!
Here is the link to the video and below the Pix from facebook

Bolivia: Anatomy of a Coup

Article first appeared on socialistaction.org (Socialist Action U.S.A.)

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By JEFF MACKLER and LAZARO MONTEVERDE

On Sunday October 20, Evo Morales was re-elected president of Bolivia with 46.85 percent of the vote against his nearest competitor, Carlos Mesa, who received 36.74 percent. In anticipation of a Morales victory, the U.S. corporate media launched a fake news disinformation barrage nine days earlier, aimed at discrediting the result and setting the stage for a well-orchestrated fascist-led coup. Presented to the world as a popular democratic revolution against a dictator, the coup was led by fascist groups in alliance with Bolivia’s defecting police and army.

The relentless media watchdog Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) aptly reported: “The New York Timeseditorial (11/11/19) accused Morales of ‘brazenly abusing the power and institutions put in his care by the electorate.’ The Washington Post (11/11/19) alleged that ‘a majority of Bolivians wanted [Morales] to leave office’ – a claim for which they provided no evidence – while asserting that he had ‘grown increasingly autocratic’ and that ‘his downfall was his insatiable appetite for power.’ TheWall Street Journal (11/11/19) argued that Morales ‘is a victim of his own efforts to steal another election,’ saying that Morales ‘has rigged the rules time and again to stay in power.’” FAIR’s corporate media accounting goes on to list several major media outlets in the country that dutifully sang the same song.

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