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About the IAC

Information, activism & resistance to U.S. militarism, war & corporate greed, linking with struggles against racism & oppression within the United States

The International Action Center is committed to building broad-based grassroots actions opposing U.S. wars abroad while fighting racism and economic exploitation of workers at home. With every mobilization or campaign, the IAC strives to connect struggles and bring together communities of color, women, lesbian, gay, bi and trans people, youth and students, immigrant and workers' organizations in order to build a progressive movement for social justice and change.

Our goal: work toward the liberation of all peoples living in the U.S. and around the world.

The IAC is "anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist.” We strive to end human suffering caused by living under a system that puts profit before people’s needs. The multi-national corporations and banks based in the U.S., Europe and Japan extract resources and debt payments from the rest of the world. The Pentagon and CIA protect their wholesale plunder.

The best way to fight U.S. imperialism abroad is to stand in full solidarity with people of color living within U.S. borders. Fighting against racism at home must be foremost in the minds and hearts of all who call themselves anti-war activists.

Since our founding in 1992, with Ramsey Clark and many anti-war and community activists opposing the first war on Iraq, we have been at the forefront against U.S. maneuvers to re-colonize countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and in the Caribbean. We organize demonstrations, direct actions, picket lines, community forums, speak-outs, war-crimes tribunals; we publish books and produce videos, traveling throughout the country and the world.

We demand an end to U.S. aid to Israel and defend Palestinian self-determination and the right to return. We organized campaigns against U.S. targeting of Muslim people, occupations of Iraq, Afghanistan, Haiti, Yugoslavia, South Korea and the expanding U.S. role throughout Africa. We work to end the blockade of Cuba, sanctions against Iran and North Korea, U.S.-NATO intervention in Ukraine, NATO’s ominous move to the Russian Federation borders and encirclement of China. We oppose the U.S. war in Syria and its destabilization. We are in solidarity with Venezuela’s Bolivarian government, with emerging revolutionary changes throughout Latin America and with resistance in repressive Colombia and Honduras.

We defend self-determination and the right to reparations for Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Indigenous Nations and oppressed Black and Latino peoples within the U.S. We oppose the Pentagon's recruiting working class youth to fight and die for corporate greed; we stand with military personnel refusing to participate and with brave individuals who expose imperialist deceit.

We mobilize nationally against racist police brutality, mass incarceration, the death penalty, and in defense of political prisoners like Mumia Abu-Jamal, Leonard Peltier and Aafia Siddique. We join local community-based struggles, defending people with disabilities, demanding affordable housing, healthcare, utility prices, and education and every worker’s right to a job at a living wage. We have built coalitions in solidarity with immigrant workers and called for raids and deportations to end. We oppose attacks on women's reproductive rights and demand an end to lesbian, gay, bi and trans people’s oppression. We expose corporate plunder and environmental destruction of the planet.

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UPDATED Sep 7, 2007 6:00 PM
International Action Center • Solidarity Center • 147 W. 24th St., FL 2 • New York, NY 10011
Phone 212.633.6646 • E-mail: iacenter@iacenter.org • En Español: iac-cai@iacenter.org