Contracting Out the War in Iraq

After Blackwater USA’s recent street shoot out in Baghdad, which resulted in as many as 17 civilian deaths, the role of mercenaries in Iraq has received extra attention in the media. Although they have played […]

The Iraq War Comes Home to Roost

Editorial for SA #33Like the Katrina disaster two years ago, the collapse of the I-35 bridge in Minneapolis, MN is yet another reminder of the real effects of the capitalist policy of “guns before butter”. […]

Marine Corps Attempts to Stifle IVAW Free Speech

We are re-publishing this appeal by Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) asking for support for two members of the organization who are being harrassed by the Marine Corps.

George Bush’s Middle East Adventure: The chickens come home to roost

In the same way that the revolutionary movement depends at critical moments on the quality of the leadership, so the outcome of a war, such as the war in Iraq, can be decisively influenced by […]

Military Spending Overshadows Health Care

The price tag for the Iraq War is set to rise to nearly $589 billion – more than was spent on the Vietnam War. To meet these costs, spending on Medicare and Medicaid will be […]

Billions of Dollars "MIA" in Iraq

According to an auditors’ report to a House of Representatives committee overseeing work in Iraq, some $10,000,000,000 has been “squandered” by the U.S. government in the course of the war. As if the billions of […]

Why Italian Workers and Youth Oppose the U.S. Base at Vicenza

An Interview with Roberto Sarti of Falce Martello on growing opposition to plans for the expansion of a U.S. air base in Northeast Italy.

The American Working Class and "The War on Terror"

It has been almost a year since the open ended “War on Terror” was launched by the American ruling class, and yet, just as we said then, it has solved none of the problems of […]

Hearts and Minds: Vietnam and the War in Iraq

There are many parallels between the war in Iraq and the Vietnam War, and many lessons can be learned—above all that public opinion at home is more decisive in the long run than the actual […]

The Iraq War: Opposition and Desperation

Brief reports on the Iraq War from Issue 16 of Socialist Appeal.

War, Occupation, Torture, Apologies

By Shane Jones On June 21, 2005, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin made a public apology for comments he had made earlier that month over the treatment of prisoners captured in the endless “war on terror” […]

Is NATO Using Depleted Uranium in Yugoslavia?

The use of high-tech weapons by the NATO alliance may have some serious, lasting environmental and health effects on the people of the Balkans.