About the IAC
The International Action Center is committed to the building broad-based
grassroots coalitions to oppose to U.S. wars abroad while fighting against
racism and economic exploitation of workers here at home. With every
mobilization or campaign, the IAC strives to draw from the leadership, connect
the struggles, and bring together communities of color, women, lesbian, gay, bi
and trans people, youth and students, immigrant and workers' organizations
in order build a progressive movement for social justice and change.
Ultimately it is our goal to work towards the liberation and freedom of all
peoples living in the U.S. and around the world.
IAC defines itself as an "anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist"
organization. We want to see an end of the human suffering caused by living
under a system that puts profit before peoples needs. We want to shut down the
multi-national corporations and banks based in the U.S., Europe and Japan that
extract resources and debt payments from the rest of the world. We want to put
a stop to the role of the Pentagon and the CIA play by protecting and expanding
this wholescale plunder of these private businesses.
We also believe that best way to fight U.S. imperialism abroad is to wage an
all out assault against the centuries-old war on people of color living within
U.S. borders. The IAC believes that the fight against racism in the U.S. must
be foremost in the minds and hearts of all those that call themselves anti-war
Since our founding in 1992, opposing the first war on Iraq, The IAC has been
at the forefront against the U.S. conspiracy to re-colonize the Middle East.
For the last 16 years, the IAC has organized demonstrations, direct actions,
picket lines, community forums & speak-out and war-crimes tribunals, and
published books, produced videos, traveling around the country and throughout
The IAC has held actions to demands an end aid to Israel and defends
Palestinian self-determination and liberation, including the right to return.
We have organized campaigns and/or educated against U.S. occupations of Iraq,
Afghanistan, Haiti, Yugoslavia, South Korea and Somalia. We have worked to end
the blockade of Cuba and the sanctions against North Korea. The IAC has shown
solidarity with the people and the Bolivarian government of Venezuela, with
organized labor in repressive Colombia, and with those fighting for
self-determination in Puerto Rico and Hawaii. It has exposed the Pentagon's
use of working class youth as soldiers to fight and die for corporate greed and
we have stood in solidarity with military personnel refusing to fight.
The IAC has mobilized nationally against racist police brutality, to end
the death penalty, and defense of political prisoners like Mumia Abu-Jamal,
Leonard Peltier and the Cuban Five. We have been part of local community-based
struggles demanding affordable housing, healthcare, utility prices, education
and the right of every worker to a job at a living wage. We have built
coalitions in solidarity with immigrant workers, calling for the end to raids
and deportations and against criminalization of undocumented workers. The IAC
has launched campaigns in solidarity with Katrina survivors, against attacks
women's reproductive rights and to demand an end of the violence and
oppression of lesbian and gay, bi and trans people face in society.