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Fight for an Anti-War Government


USMLO is putting forward for discussion the following proposal for the program for an anti-war government:

1) Outlaw any and all U.S. involvement in wars of aggression and the use of force in settling conflicts between nations and peoples;

2) No U.S. Troops Abroad;

3) Cancel the Debts of all the countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America;

4) Pay Reparations Now for all the crimes of slavery and all crimes of the U.S. government, present and past; and

5) End all support for Israel and act to end the occupation of Palestine now, beginning with withdrawal to the 1967 borders.


Article Update - December 30, 2008

Resistance Mounts to U.S.-Israeli Crimes
Oppose U.S.-Israeli Crimes in Gaza! Resolutely Defend the Rights of Palestinians! Stop Funding U.S.-Israeli Genocide!
Palestinians in Israel Declare Strike, Call for Boycott
Lebanon's Nasrallah Condemns Israeli Assault
Vicious Folly of a Bankrupt Government
U.S.-Israeli War Crime of Targeting Civilian Infrastructure Professor Abdelwahed, Gaza
“Fight for Justice and Peoples’ Rights”
Israeli Navy Rams Civilian Ship Bringing Medicine and Humanitarian Aid to Gaza

Article Update - December 29, 2008

Bombings of Gaza
Condemn U.S.-Israeli War Crimes Against Palestine! End All U.S. Funding for Israel! All Out to Support the Resistance!
Protests Defend Palestine and Condemn U.S.-Israeli Crimes Against Gaza

Article Update - December 8, 2008

Discussion on Where Obama is Headed
Develop the Independent Politics of the Working Class
Obama Establishes Economic Recovery Advisory Board
Obama’s Economic Team: Geithner, Summers and Orszag
Brief Descriptions of Treasury, NEC, OMB
Information About the Presidential Transition Period
Important Dates for the Presidential Transition Period

For Your Information
Government Prepared to Lend $7.4 Trillion
Trend of Rich Getting Richer and Poor Poorer Intensifying
Ohio School District Seeks $100 Million Federal Bailout
Will Any Crumbs Remain After Bankers’ Feast?
For Obama, a Chance to Push Big Changes

Free All Political Prisoners!
Crime Against Humanity
Free Mumia Abu-Jamal

Article Update - December 1 , 2008

Human Needs Are Human Rights
Our Security Lies in Our Fight for the Rights of All
Massive Job Losses
Youth Among Those Hardest Hit by Recession
Hunger Worsens as Government Food Programs Fail to Meet Needs
U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Worsens Relative to Other Countries

Article Update - November 28, 2008

End the Siege of Gaza Now!
U.S. and Israel Guilty of Crime of Collective Punishment Against Gaza
End the Siege Against Gaza Now!
Tour Opposes Apartheid in Palestine
Gaza: On Top of Humanitarian Disaster, a News Blackout

All U.S. Troops Home Now
U.S. Announces Plans to Send 17,500 More Troops to Afghanistan

Article Update - November 24, 2008

Stop Paying the Rich
Budget Cuts Are Not Solutions!
NY Governor Paterson Demands $5.2 Billion More in Cuts
New York State Unemployment Up by 56,000

Third Party Election Work
New Orleans: Vote Malik Rahim, Defender of Rights
Cindy for Congress: We Never Once Sold Out Our Solid Principles
and Issues-Based Campaign

Nader: What We Accomplished Together

Article Update - November 21, 2008

Analyzing Where Obama is Headed
Obama Economic Advisors and Initial Appointments
Rahm Emanuel, Chief of Staff
Janet Napolitano, Secretary for Homeland Security
Advocates Demand that Obama Stop Raids, Provide Legalization for All

G-20 Summit
G-20 Statement on the Economic Crisis — A Declaration of Monopoly Right
Fidel Castro: The Birth of the Mount
Statement From G-20 Summit

Article Update - November 17, 2008

Where is Obama Headed?
Reject Executive Rule! Step Up the Fight for Rights!
Extending Use of Executive Rule
Plans to Move Guantánamo to the U.S.
Guantánamo Bay: Obama’s Options Guantánamo: Military Oaths Confront the Constitution in the Omar Khadr Case 100 Days to Close Guantánamo!

Article Update - November 15, 2008

Status Quo Is No Solution
G-20 Washington Economic Crisis Summit
Bush's Summit on Financial Markets and the World Economy
The G-20 and the Financial Stability Forum
Summit, Bail Out Bill and Control Board Model: What Kind of “Stability” Do U.S. Ruling Circles Have in Mind?

Article Update - November 14, 2008

"Self-Defense" and "Nation-Building" Used to Justify Aggression
Self-Defense Does Not Include Raids on Sovereign Nations
Gates Expands U.S. Right to Defend Against Plots New Doctrine Calls for Nation-Building
Afghanistan Conflict Rapidly Worsening: U.S. Report

Article Update - November 12, 2008

All U.S. Troops Home Now
Oppose the Lawless U.S. Military Attack on Syria!
Syria Sends Letter to UN, Calling for It to Assume Responsibility Toward U.S. Aggression
Arab and Foreign Countries Continue Condemnation of U.S. Aggression on Syria
News Items on U.S. Attack

Article Update - November 10, 2008

U.S. Election Results
Obama Emerges as Champion of the U.S. Ruling Circles
2008 Presidential and Congressional Election Results
Percentage of Voter Participation on a Par with 2004
Votes for Independents & Third Party Candidates Increase

Discussion on What Obama Stands For
An Obama Presidency and the Battle of Democracy

Article Update - November 5, 2008

Discussion on Results of U.S. Elections
Searching for a Commander in Chief as Deus es Machina

Article Update - November 4 , 2008

U.S. Elections
Change Once Again the Casualty in the U.S.
A Campaign for the Ages, Tilting Toward Democrats
Republicans Scrambling to Save Seats in Congress

For Your Information
Obama's Conception of Change

Endorsements for Obama

Article Update - November 3, 2008

No Votes for Pro-War Parties
Salute the Efforts of Third Party and Independent Anti-war Candidates
For the Equal Right to Elect and Be Elected
Candidates Ralph Nader & Cynthia McKinney On the Bail Out and Voter Repression
La Riva/Puryear PSL Presidential Campaign on the Ballot in 12 States
Support Cindy Sheehan’s Campaign for Congress
Florida Congressional Race: Anti-war Vet Michael Prysner Defends Rights

Article Update - October 31 , 2008

On the Eve of the Elections
Suppression of the Right to Vote
Statements on Voter Registration Work
Michigan Voter Purge Program Violates Federal Law
Hate Propaganda on a Grand Scale

Article Update - October 23, 2008

End War Funding End All War Funding! Increase Funding for Social Programs Now!
States Threatening Devastating Cuts
NY Governor Agrees to Pay Wall Street While Imposing Another Round of Massive Cuts to Social Programs
Nearly 30 Percent of U.S. Families Forced to Live on Poverty Wages

International Day of Action
No Wall of Death on US-Mexico Border

Article Update - October 17, 2008

Organize for Public Control Public Funds for the Public Good!
Government’s “Attractive Terms” for Monopolies
Disinformation Expert Henry Paulson
The Bail Out and Threats of Martial Law
CEO Bonuses

Article Update - October 10 , 2008

No to U.S. State Terrorism Stop the Raids! Defend the Rights of All!
National Day of Actions Against the Raids & Deportations10th Annual Columbus Day Vigil at the Elizabeth Detention Center
Bring Down the Border Death Wall!
El Paso: Everybody Against the Wall of Death!
Cross-Border Activists Escalate Fight Against The Wall of Death Mississippi Workers Stand Against Raids
Government Targets Legal Appeals by Immigrants

Article Update - October 3, 2008

Defending the Rights of All Serves the Social Economy Fight for Working Class Politics! Stop Paying the Rich!
Public Continues Its Rejection of Bail Out
New Yorkers Join Actions Against the Bailout Monopoly Bailout Trumps Public Right From Coast to Coast: Health Care Not Wealth Care! The Free Market Preachers Have Long Practiced State Welfare for the Rich

Article Update - September 26, 2008

Solutions for the Social Economy Stop the Bail Out! Stop War Funding! Stop Paying the Rich!
Stop the Bail Out!
Sound the Alarm: We Are Being Robbed! Resistance Grows to Banker’s Coup D’Etat No Money for Wall Street & War! Bail Out the Workers and the Poor! Immediate Moratorium on Foreclosures & Evictions

Article Update - September 23 , 2008

Stop the Bail Out! Stop War Funding! Stop Paying the Rich! Economic Coup by Most Powerful MonopoliesScramble of the Parasites to Feast Off Big Government BailoutText of Draft Proposal for Bailout Plan Bailout of the Rich Continues UnabatedLargest Pay-the-Rich Scheme in History Paulson’s Pay-the-Rich Scheme and China
Bush, Obama, McCain and Hoover’s Road of Depression and War

Article Update - September 18, 2008

Democratic and Republican National Conventions Militant Actions Demand Rights and Reject Police IntimidationLocal and National Organizations Urge Members of Congress to Take Action Open Letter to Minnesota Congressional Delegation Demands Police be Held Accountable for Violence Against Demonstrators Resistance Continues in Denver

Anniversary of September 11 Reflections on 9-11Al-Arian — Another September 11 Casualty


Article Update - September 11 , 2008

Seventh Anniversary of September 11
War on Terrorism Solves No Problem — Empower the People to Solve Problems Facing Society

Article Update - September 8 , 2008

Undaunted Protesters Strengthen Resistance and Overcome Police State Repression

RNC Actions: All for One and One for All!

Poor Peoples Human Rights Campaign

Article Update - August 29, 2008

Democratic National Convention Militant Actions Demand Rights and Reject Police Intimidation

Article Update - August 22, 2008

USMLO Statements Distributed at DNC and RNC Actions Organize for an Anti-War GovernmentBeware Obama Euphoria: Our Security Lies in Our Fight for Rights

Article Update - August 4, 2008

All Out For the RNC All Out to Demonstrate at the RNC The Unconvention at the RNC Crash the Convention — 2008 Call to Action

Article Update - August 1 , 2008

No War, No Sanctions, No Blockade Against Iran August 2: The People Say "Stop War on Iran!"Resolution 362 and the Alarming Escalation of Hostility Toward Iran Iran Shows Its Cards Iran Ready for All Military Possibilities
Iran and Weapons of Mass Destruction
U.S. Nuclear Weapons Parts Missing, Pentagon Says
August 2 Actions: No War, No Sanctions, No Blockade Against Iran

Article Update - July 24, 2008

Anti - War Movement Stands Firm Buffalo Says No to John McSame! End Wars Against Iraq and Afghanistan Now! Anti War Song

Hands Off Iran
July Actions Demand No War on Iran
Iran Isolation Attempts BackfirePlaying Games with Iran

Article Update - July 21, 2008

Stop the Raids and Police State MeasuresNo One is Illegal: An Election Demand!Postville Rally Against the Raids and Deportations
Labor Suit Filed Against United Airlines for Violation of Labor Laws
ICE Raids Continue to Terrorize Communities
Bush Orders Companies to Submit to “E-Verify”
Live Exercise for Police State Measures
Court Interpreter Denounces Criminalization of Postville WorkersHow a U.S. Citizen Became UndocumentedUndocumented Workers Provide $600 Billion to Social Security

Article Update - July 17 , 2008

People Organizing for Change San Francisco Rally Supports U.S. War Resisters in Canada March on the Mayors
Right to the City People’s Summit

Elections 2008
2008 Green National Convention: Live Green, Vote Green
San Francisco Green Party Endorses Cindy Sheehan
Green Party Draft Platform

Article Update - July 14, 2008

Oppose Warmongering Democrats Say No to U.S. Plans for Act of War Against Iran Peace Activists Join With Iranians to Say “Talks, Not Sanctions or War”
Minnesota Religious Leaders and Elected Officials Oppose U.S. Military Action Against Iran
U.S. Mayors Calling for Diplomacy with Iran, Not War
There Is a Plan on the Table to Resolve the Nuclear Standoff With Iran
Retired Military Leaders Oppose Provocative House Resolution on Iran
War Threats Against Iran Overshadow U.S. Elections

Article Update - July 10, 2008

End the Blockade Against Cuba July 3: Denounce Government Seizure of Computers Bound for Cuba
19th Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba Demands Freedom for the Cuban Five

Elections 2008: For Your Information
Statement by Cynthia McKinney on the Nomination of Barack Obama as the Democratic Party's Presidential Candidate
Statements by Ralph Nader, Independent Candidate for President
Obama and the Essence of Critical Support

Article Update - July 7 , 2008

End All War Funding
No Bases in Iraq! All Troops Out Now!
July 9 Actions at Canadian Consulates
Thank you, Canada, for Supporting War Resisters!Military Recruiters Must Be Confronted

Article Update - July 3, 2008

Disaster Preparedness An Election Issue
Rights of Midwest Flooding Survivors Must Be Provided with a Guarantee
Government Inaction Means Widespread Damage
Government’s Premeditated Failure of Levees

Article Update - June 23, 2008

No to U.S. Colonialism
Free the Puerto Rican Political Prisoners! Independence Now!
Puerto Rican Activists Refuse to Testify for Grand Jury
Demonstration Supports Puerto Rican Grand Jury ResisterCrime Against HumanityNon-Aligned Movement Demands Independence for Puerto Rico at UN
UN Calls On U.S. to Expedite Self-Determination of Puerto Rican People

Article Update - June 19, 2008

U.S. Troops Out of Korea Now!
Vigorously Support Korean Reunification!

South Koreans Demand the Resignation of President Lee Myung Bak
Candlelight Protests in South Korea Grow BroaderCandlelight Actions Unabated in South KoreaPatriotic Era Full of Vitality with Bright Future
Statement of the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League
DPRK-U.S. Negotiations Prove Successful
U.S. Steps Up Arming of South Korea
Criminal U.S. Germ and Chemical Warfare
Text of North-South Joint Declaration

Article Update - June 16, 2008

Elections 2008 Government Terrorism and Police Brutality Are Election Issues
Government Increasing Violence Against the YouthGovernment Racism in Incarceration Rates
Hearing for UN Representative Affirms Police Torture and Abuse
Students in Pipeline to Prison
McCain and Obama Proposals: Changes in Tax Codes Will Not Change Direction of Economy
A Power to Deprive

Article Update - June 9, 2008

Political Prisoners in U.S.
Free the Cuban Five
Worldwide Demonstrations Demand Freedom for the Cuban Five Now!
Politics Motivated Decision in Cuban Five Case
Response to Court Ruling on Cuban Five Appeal
An Appeal to Trade Unionists to Champion the Cause of Justice for the Cuban Five
Cuban Parliament Approves Declaration on Cuban Five Case
Pastors for Peace Caravan: Solidarity Not Charity!
U.S. Cuba Friendshipment Caravan Stops in the U.S.

Article Update - June 5, 2008

Elections 2008 System of Bringing Parties to Power Blocking Democracy
Voting Laws Mean Millions More Blocked from Voting
Voter ID by the Numbers -
Voting Rights Advocates Say America Is Unprepared for Big Turnout for November Election

Article Update - June 2, 2008

Bush Is the Terrorist
Long Live the Cuban Revolution
A Cynical Maneuver that Masks the Administration’s Complicity with anti-Cuba Terrorism Made in the U.S.
Cuban Five Day After Protest Actions Links Proven between U.S. Diplomats and Terrorists Chief of U.S. Interests Section Channeling Money from Terrorists in Miami to Mercenaries in CubaComrade Fidel Castro: Martí’s Immortal Ideas

Article Update - May 23, 2008

Days After United May Day Actions
Oppose Gestapo-Style ICE Raids Against “Undocumented” Workers
No Raids in Our Community!
Justice for Postville! ICE Must End Raids, Cease Detentions and Deportations
Solidarity Statement Concerning Guatemalans in Detention after ICE Raid in Postville, Iowa
ACLU Demands Government Restore Legal Protections to Meatpacking Workers Iowa School District Left to Cope with Immigration Raid’s Impact Texas Activists Reject Government Plans for Identification Checks During Hurricanes DRUM Youth Win Immigrant Education Victory

Article Update - May 20, 2008

Commemorating Al Nakba
Join Actions in Defense of Palestine
Worldwide Demonstrations Defend Palestine
Popular Conference for Palestinians in the U.S.
Radio Free Palestine
Activists Disrupt Event for 60th Anniversary of Israel“Schlockettes” Oppose Zionism at Radio City Protesters Denounce U.S.-Israeli Apartheid Right of Return in Aida Refugee Camp Gaza Humanitarian Crisis Escalates The Palestinian Death Toll Keeps Rising Presidential Candidates Silent on al NakbaStatements by Presidential Candidates on Israel’s 60th Anniversary

Article Update - May 12, 2008

Workers March on May Day
Militant United Actions Defend the Rights of All
All Out for May Day 2008
West Coast Ports Shut Down on May Day
Tucson Mayday March Opposes Militarization, Demands Rights for All
San Francisco State Students Walk Out, Join Workers on May DayRochester Holds Successful May Day Rally and CelebrationHamilton Steelworkers Protest Massive Loss of Manufacturing Jobs Only the Workers Can Find a Solution to the Problems of the Economy Workers Must Take Up Political Renewal to Extricate Society from the Crisis!

Calendar of Events for Al Nakba: Defending the Right to Return

Article Update - May 7, 2008

• Photos: Militant May Day Actions Around the U.S. and the World

Article Update - May 5, 2008

No to SPP! Yes to the Rights of All
Our Security Lies in Our Fight for Rights
Welcome to New Orleans and the People’s Summit!
Protestors to Drown Out Bush with Cultural Resistance
Toronto Rally Demands Binding Referendum on Canada’s Participation in the SPP
Letter Calling on Congress to Halt the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP)
SPP: Stop the Privatization of Public Policy and Our Nation
Bush on NACC Recommendations: “I’m looking forward to implementing them.”
Statement on the Security and Prosperity Summit in New Orleans
A Bush “Showcase” or a U.S. Gulf Coast Tragedy?
Extraordinary ALBA Summit Begins in Venezuela

Article Update - May 2, 2008

Workers March on May Day
United Militant Actions Defend the Rights of All

Article Update - April 30 , 2008

May Day 2008
All Out for May Day 2008
Full Rights for All! Legalization Now! Stop Racist Raids & Deportations!
Stop the Raids! Full and Immediate Legalization for All Third Grand March and BoycottRepeal Employer Sanctions Now!Beyond Borders Documentary to be Shown May 1May Day Actions Planned Nationwide

Article Update - April 22, 2008

Defending the Rights of All!
New Orleans Actions Say No to Bush and No to SPP!

Article Update - April 7, 2008

No to SPP! Yes to Rights of All!
All Out to Support New Orleans
April 9-20: New Orleans Film Festival Defends Rights, Opposes SPP
April 21 – 23: The People’s Summit
April 20: Second North American Meeting of Energy Sector Organizations from the U.S., Canada and Mexico

Article Update - March 21 , 2008

Defend New Orleans! No to SPP
Stop the Security and Prosperity Partnership! Tool of U.S. Annexation, Fascism and War! Calling for International Days of Action April 18-21 to Stop the SPP!
Minnesota Bridge Collapse and the SPP
U.S. Acts to Increase Use of U.S. Military in Canada and Further Control Canadian Armed ForcesUSNORTHCOM & FEMA Training Exercise in Texas
Integrating Military and Civilian Forces for Use Against the Peoples

Article Update - March 17, 2008

Testimony Condemns Government Crimes
IVAW Hearings Defend Humanity and Advance the Fight to End the Wars Now!

Article Update - March 14, 2008

Opposing War in Iraq and Afghanistan
March 13-16, Washington, D.C - Winter Soldier: Iraq & Afghanistan Winter Soldier Schedule
Opposing War in Iraq and Afghanistan
Take Action in the Nation’s Capitol: End the War Now! All U.S. Troops Home Now! Support the Troops Who Refuse to Fight

Article Update - February 25, 2008

2008 Elections:
The Working Class Must Lead the Fight for Change
Vote Against Establishment Continues
The Conception of “Shared Prosperity”

Article Update - February 22, 2008

Hands Off Cuba
Red Salute to the Cuban People and Their Revolution!
Message from Cuban President Fidel Castro, Historic Figure of the Cuban Revolution
Reflections of Comrade Fidel
Join in the Work to Free the Cuban Five
Prepare for the Cuban Five Court Decision: Organize “Day After” Protests and Press Conferences
Letter to Rice, Mukasey and Chertoff Demands Visiting Rights for Families of Cuban Five
Do Not Use Labor’s Name to Attack Cuba

Article Update - February 11, 2008

All U.S. Troops Home Now
D.C. Actions March 13-16: Iraq Veterans Target Crime of Occupation
Action to Block Military Recruiters in Berkeley

Viva Viva Palestina
Continued Resistance Sets Stage for Negotiations and Further Struggle
Hamas Talks in Cairo

Article Update - February 7, 2008

Organize for a New Direction
Strengthen Independent Organizing As Central to the Fight for Change
Super Tuesday: People Continue Challenging the Democratic Party
Nader Wins California, McKinney Leads in Arkansas and Illinois
Delegates, Votes and Decision Making

Elections in CubaVictorious Full Slate Vote Expresses Cuban People’s Unity of Action
Results of Full Slate Election
Information on the Cuban Electoral System
National Assembly Sets Work for 2008
Cuban President Fidel Castro’s Message to Cuban National Assembly, December 27, 2007

Article Update - February 4, 2008

State of the Union
Organize for a New Direction for the U.S.
Bush Speech: A Call to Further Eliminate the Responsibility of Government to Society
Some Basic Indicators of the State of the Union
Hunger and Homelessness SurveyWorkers Are Producers Not “Consumers”!

Elections 2008
People Prepare for Feb. 5th Primaries and Caucuses
Edwards Abandons Race and Stand of “Two Americas”
Obama and the Demand for Change that Favors the People
Some Basic Information on Primaries

Article Update - January 28, 2008

Salute the Palestinian Resistance

People of Gaza Take Action to Liberate Themselves
Palestinians Break Gaza Siege
Palestinian American Congress Condemns the Israeli Blockade of Gaza as Barbaric and Inhumane
Israeli Organizations Demand End to Israeli Crimes Against GazaHamas Leader Calls for Ending Blockade Against Gaza
U.S. Blocks UN Action to End Gaza Siege
Non-Aligned Movement Condemns Attacks on Palestinian Civilians in Gaza
UN Human Rights Council Calls for Urgent International Action to End Grave Israeli Violations in Occupied Palestinian Territory
Tightened Siege on Gaza Reaches Unprecedented Levels and Endangers the Life of 1.5 Million Civilians

Article Update - January 21, 2008

Consequences of Neo-Liberal Agenda in U.S.
Promised Trickledown Prosperity Turns into Trickledown Homelessness
Mortgage Crisis Hits States and Cities Hard

For Your Information
Data and Anecdotes of Homelessness & Poverty
Dark World of International Usury
U.S. Economic Crisis and the Mortgage Rescue Plan

Article Update - January 14, 2008

FBI - US Military Out of Puerto Rico
Protests Denounce Grand Jury Witch Hunt of Puerto Ricans

Torture is a Crime
Close Guantánamo! Stop Torture! Punish the Guilty!
The World Demands: Close Guantánamo!
No More Torture, No More Indefinite Detention, Shut Down Guantánamo!
Close Guantánamo Now! Yemen Calls on U.S. to Close Guantánamo

Housing is a Right
Defend Public Housing in New Orleans
San Francisco Action Defends Right to Housing
Buffalo Defends Rights in Palestine and New Orleans

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