Troops in Portland
Troops in Iraq
The antiwar movement’s slogan, “End the wars at home and abroad” has never been more meaningful. As we see the federal forces in Portland and other cities in unmarked uniforms snatching people from the streets, we know that these are similar tactics used by US forces in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other countries where they operate.
These federal forces have entered the scene on top of the already rampant police violence and brutality that has been both the cause, and the response, to the mass rebellion that has brought people into the streets with the cry of “Black Lives Matter.” Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, demonstrations have taken place in more than 2000 US cities and towns and inspired actions in more than 60 countries. The murder of George Floyd, in the midst of the US government’s criminal response to the COVID-19 crisis, was the last straw for millions of people who are finally saying “enough”. [read more]