Iranian Communists back Kurds resisting ISIS

The Tudeh's view is broadly aligned with those of other left and progressive organizations in the region.


U.S. foreign policy, what is going on?

The U.S. foots 75 percent of NATO's bill, increasingly hard to do given the enormous costs of the Afghan and Iraq wars, the pivot to Asia, and the war in Syria.


Should U.S. scorn Security Council over Syria?

The new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, is reportedly giving up on the UN Security Council, because it likely will not approve armed action against Syria in the wake of the August 21 chemical weapons incident.


Tell Congress today: Vote "no" on Syria war

Will we send a powerful message to senators and representatives this week telling them to vote "no" on any U.S. attack against Syria? We must take up the challenge and act now.


No U.S.-NATO intervention in Syria

No matter who is to blame for the chemical attacks, an escalated war with U.S. and NATO involvement would be disastrous. We strongly oppose an escalation of the war via U.S. and NATO intervention. 


Is Syria situation spinning out of control?

The news from Syria is not good.


Syria and the Phantom

What was that Turkish F-4 Phantom II up to when the Syrians shot it down?


Time for political process to end Syria bloodshed

Kofi Annan told a Cairo news conference this week that his top priority is to end the violence and deliver badly needed humanitarian aid.


Poem of the week: Nizar Qabbani’s “The Old World is Dead”

This unnamed verse, written in 1970, seems as if it could have been written yesterday in half a dozen nations - and in some U.S. states as well.