Saudi Attack on Qatar; U.S. Threat to Iran by Sara Flounders

Human rights campaigners protest against Farnborough International arms fair

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by Sara Flounders
Workers World, June 13, 2017
June 14, 2017

Two weeks after the grand pomp of President Trump’s visit, Saudi Arabia announced the complete blockade of small neighboring state Qatar on June 5. The blockade is an act of war.

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Hong Kong Protests: Why Imperialists Support ‘Democracy’ Movement by Sara Flounders + Pepe Escobar: Operation ‘Occupy Central’

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by Sara Flounders
Workers.org
October 7, 2014

Demonstrations in Hong Kong, China, raising demands on the procedures to be followed in city elections in 2017, have become an international issue and a source of political confusion.

The protests, called Occupy Central, have received enormous and very favorable U.S. media coverage. Every news report describes with great enthusiasm the occupation of central business parts of Hong Kong as “pro-democracy” protests. The demonstrations, which began on Sept. 22, gained momentum after Hong Kong police used tear gas to open roads and government buildings. Continue reading

Tariq Ali: US, UK Never Faced Justice for Iraq War Crimes + Deadly Blasts Rock Iraq

Bush and Blair Wanted for War Crimes, Iraq Inquiry, London

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RussiaToday·Mar 19, 2013

At least 56 people have been killed in a series of attacks across Baghdad. The deadly assaults come as Iraq marks ten years since the coalition, led by the US and Britain, invaded the country with their ‘freedom and democracy’ mission. Historian and political campaigner, Tariq Ali, says it’s surprising that no-one has been held responsible for creating havoc in Iraq.

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Gaza: They Have Names by Felicity Arbuthnot + Death Toll Mounts In Gaza + 92 Gazan Dead Named

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by Felicity Arbuthnot
Featured Writer
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London, England
18 November 2012

Daddy, can people die of fright?
— Question of a nine year old child in Gaza to her father, 17th November 2012

As I write the lost in Gaza has reached 52, the injured 560. The Al Shifa Hospital has reported being close to running out of generator fuel – thus incubators, life supporting equipment will close down lives. Medical supplies are perilously low.

Israel decides how many calories the people of Gaza deserve and indeed what food (as all else) they can import. They now, again, decide who of the 1.6 million fellow human beings in the tiny Gaza strip can live or die.

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Sara Flounders: Protests Against NATO in Chicago

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NATO Protest

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Sara Flounders, Secretariat member of Workers World Party, speaks about the protests against NATO in Chicago. Her remarks were made in May of 2012, at a Workers World Party forum in New York City.

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NATO Summit Kicked Off with Massive Demonstrations + “We want NATO ended”

NATO protests, May 20, 2012

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Thousands of police flood downtown Chicago

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Pentagon’s contradiction and imperialist decline by Sara Flounders

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WWP: 50 years of struggle for revolution and socialism

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Pentagon’s contradiction and imperialist decline

by Sara Flounders
http://www.workers.org
Nov 19, 2009

The following excerpted talk is by WWP Secretariat member, Sara Flounders, at the Nov. 14-15 Workers World Party National Conference in New York. Continue reading

Why U.S. occupation cannot transform Afghanistan or Iraq By Sara Flounders

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By Sara Flounders
http://www.workers.org
Nov 15, 2009

Just how powerful is the U.S. military today?

Why is the largest military machine on the planet unable to defeat the resistance in Afghanistan, in a war that has lasted longer than World War II or Vietnam?

Afghanistan ranks among the poorest and most underdeveloped countries in the world today. It has one of the shortest life expectancy rates, highest infant mortality rates and lowest rates of literacy.

The total U.S. military budget has more than doubled from the beginning of this war in 2001 to the $680 billion budget signed by President Barack Obama Oct. 28. The U.S. military budget today is larger than the military budgets of the rest of the world combined. The U.S. arsenal has the most advanced high-tech weapons.

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