And so it’s begun–the drums of war. Again. There’s alarmism, near hysteria about barbarians already at the gate: ISIS. Twenty-one US states have now declared they will not accept Syrian refugees though not a one could explain what refugees fleeing Assad & ISIS have to do with Paris.
One European regime after another & the US are declaring all-out war on ISIS. But of course it is really war on refugees & civil liberties since they’re already bombing the hell out of Iraq & Syria.
These are scary times but we don’t have to cower in terror. Nor should we ever fall for the hysteria. Been there, done that more than once in the past several decades–actually in the past century. We stand fearlessly with civil liberties & will not sacrifice them to fear. And we stand relentlessly opposed to these monstrous wars.
The historic imperative remains: rebuild the international antiwar movement.