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The Time to Stand with Gaza is Now

On July 8th, Israel unleashed a brutal and sustained military offensive on the people of Gaza, who have already been confined to an open-air prison by the decade-old Israeli blockade and sealing of Gaza's borders. Bombardment from air, land and sea is killing hundreds, displacing tens of thousands more and targeting hospitals as well as other infrastructure crucial for survival. The reports on the atrocities are horrifying and the resistance and resilience of the Palestinian people continues to provide global inspiration.

A Letter on the Current Iraq Crisis from the Right to Heal Initiative

Ahlam: Kites and Shattered Dreams by Maysaloun Faraj

June 19, 2014

U.S. Department of State
Attention: Secretary John Kerry
2201 C Street NW
Washington DC 20520

Dear Secretary Kerry:

The US invasion of Iraq in 2003 incited a previously unimaginable deepening of sectarian divisions among the people of Iraq following the overthrow of the repressive Ba’athist regime of Saddam Hussein. The US government and its occupation forces set in place the most serious sectarian and ethnic tensions in Iraq’s modern history and have yet to address the humanitarian catastrophe set in motion by the war. On the 10-year commemoration of the US invasion in March 2013, the Right to Heal initiative brought together Iraqi social justice organizers and unionists with US military veterans opposed to the war and our group of politically-aligned organizations to call for reparations for the people of Iraq for the disastrous legacy US forces left behind.

Boston STOMP Report Back and Press Roundup

"We can't be afraid, we cannot let the police scare us into not doing anything to help our communities." -Kazi Toure, National Jericho Movement, Boston Resident

Last weekend, police and SWAT teams from across Massachusetts arrived in Boston to train in military tactics in the name of "public Roxbury resident Carla Sheffield at STOMP speak out safety." On that Sunday, STOMP (Stop Oppressive Militarized Police), a coalition of Boston-area community organizations along with the Facing Tear Gas campaign organized a speak out against police militarization on Sunday in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, a poor people of color neighborhood hit hard by violence.

WRL PIE CHART FLYERS - Where Your Income Tax Money Really Goes

FY2015 Pie Chart Flyer

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News

To limit our action to the terms and timelines dictated by war-makers is a trap. To be part of the solution we must deepen our solidarity with people whose work leads us beyond the cynical terms of what we are told is possible, instead we must heed the urgency behind their insistence in realizing the world we need.
WRL's Facing Tear Gas campaign condemns in the strongest terms the Albuquerque Police Department's heavily militarized response to protests against police brutality this past Sunday night, March 30th.
Eleven years ago today, the United States military invaded Iraq. On March 26, 2014, Iraqi human rights advocates and labor leaders will join US military veterans in Washington D.C. to testify to the lasting impact of the war and to make the case that the US government must be held to account for the serious damage it has caused. 

Join Under the Hood Cafe and Outreach Center (Killeen, TX), Coffee Strong (Lakewood, WA), and The Clearing Barrel (Kaiserslautern, Germany) for the first-ever GI Coffeehouse West Coast Tour! With stops in more than a dozen cities, coffeehouse organizers will meet with local activists and supporters, sharing information and stories from the coffeehouses, which over the years have been on the frontlines of support for service members and military families near Fort Hood, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and the central US base in Europe.
January 16th's historic settlement awarded to protesters at the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City was the largest in U.S. history - and many a WRL'er was in the mix! At the press conference, Ed Hedemann of the WRL - NYC local said: "The government can place FBI agents behind every mailbox and cops behind every potted plant but we will not be intimidated by their efforts to crush dissent and muzzle opposition to its policies."