Number of civilians killed or injured by explosives rises 50% in five years

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Richard Norton-Taylor The Guardian More than 33,000 civilians were killed or injured by explosive weapons in 2015, an increase of more than 50% in five years, according to…

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Crisis in Brazil

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Perry Anderson London Review of Books The BRIC countries are in trouble. For a season the dynamos of international growth while the West was mired in the worst…

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Revolution Never Sleeps: Nuit Debout in France and Beyond

Monday, April 25, 2016

Gabriel Rockhill Counterpunch The movement Nuit debout—‘night on our feet’ or ‘stand up night!’—is a potent reminder of the existence of an indefatigable global struggle against the neoliberal…

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Turkey: HDP proposes law for peace

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Green Left The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), a Kurdish-led party that has united a swath of Turkey’s broad left, has proposed a new law in parliament to establish…

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Ethnic Cleansing in Palestine: Home Demolitions on the Rise

Friday, April 22, 2016

Richard Hardigan Counterpunch According to the Israeli Committee against House Demolitions, an Israeli NGO, the Israeli government has demolished 28,000 Palestinian structures since the Occupation of the West…

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Killing Yemen: an interview with Sheila Carapico

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Malihe Razazan Jadaliyya On 26 March 2016, tens of thousands of Yemenis took to the streets of the capital Sanaa to mark the first anniversary of the US-backed…

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Exposing the Libyan agenda: a closer look at Hillary’s emails

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Ellen Brown Counterpunch Of the 3,000 emails released from Hillary Clinton’s private email server in late December 2015, about a third were from her close confidante Sidney Blumenthal,…

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USA: 8-fold increase in Islamophobic Crime since 2000

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Juan Cole Informed Comment Congress passed the Hate Crime Statistics Act in 1990, and since then the FBI has been issuing annual reports on crimes of bias or…

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What Is The Kurdish Calculation In Rojava?

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Fehim Taştekin interviews Eldar Halill Links The US Department of State and the Pentagon had given certain warnings to the YPG, in an attempt to appease Turkey’s anger…

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The Israeli Right’s historic ties to European fascism

Monday, April 18, 2016

Noam Rotem +972 The heads of the Freedom Party of Austria, an extremist, far-right political party, are currently visiting Israel following a formal invitation from the ruling Likud…

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For Arab Youth, ISIS Is Middle East’s ‘Biggest Obstacle’

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Julia Glum msn As the Islamic State group grows its presence online and in headlines, its influence among young people is shrinking. At least, that’s according to the…

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Two Gravediggers – Poem

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Majid Nafici Iroon The day is sunny After much rain. I run on Venice beach And know that Another storm is coming. At the pier Water has clogged…

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Struggle for a Democratic Socialism in the Middle East: Interview

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Joseph Daher Problematica/Syria Freedom Forever Recent mass movements in Middle Eastern and North African countries, despite their defeats and failures, showed prospects and possibilities of a progressive change…

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The Corruption Revealed in the Panama Papers Opened the Door to Isis

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Patrick Cockburn Counterpunch Three years ago I was in Baghdad after it had rained heavily, driving for miles through streets that had disappeared under grey-coloured flood water combined…

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Assad’s fateful choice

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

David W Leach Syria Comment This spring marks the fifth year anniversary of the events that launched a civil war in Syria.  Typically, there were some huge miscalculations…

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Syriza versus Palestinian liberation

Monday, April 11, 2016

Susanne Kemp Redline It isn’t only the Greek working class that the Alexis Tsipras’ leadership of Syriza has betrayed.  One of the distinguishing features of his ‘socialist’ government…

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The revolution continues, chant Syrian revolutionaries

Monday, April 11, 2016

Syrian freedom forever On Friday March 4, 2016 massive popular demonstrations throughout the liberated areas of Syria occurred under the slogan “The revolution continues”. More than 100 protests…

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The perils and promise of wartime analysis: Lessons from Syria

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Ghaleb Attrache Berkley Journal of Sociology For many, the “Syrian tragedy” is a prime example of popular aspirations gone disastrously awry, the “revolution-turned-civil-war”. Was any of this was…

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Decades on, Israel tries to bury its darkest times

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Jonathan Cook The debate about 1948 war and what constitutes truth and myth from that period still provokes raw emotions. Israelis fear, and Palestinians crave, a clearer picture…

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Burning country: Syrians in revolution and war

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Robin Yassin-Kassab Syria Solidarity UK Talk given at LSE on March 21 2016. Robin Yassin Kassab is author of Road from Damascus and is closely involved with the…

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Kurdish PYD leader: Time has proved us right

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Interview by Karlos Zurutuza Links Salih Muslim Muhammad is co-chairman of the Democratic Union Party – PYD, the political force that has led the uprising of the Kurds in…

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4 billion at risk with falling global water table

Friday, April 8, 2016

Andea Germanos Common Dreams A new analysis reveals that global water scarcity is a far greater problem than previously thought, affecting 4 billion people—two-thirds of the world’s population—and…

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Political Islam, class and capital. Part 2: Manifestation of centre-periphery crisis

Thursday, April 7, 2016
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Ardeshir Mehrdad Illustration by Ardeshir Mohassess Despite claims to the contrary, political Islam is a child of late capitalism, growing where capitalist development is more advanced. There are…

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The end of Syria’s Baathist dictatorship?

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Fred H Lawson Le Monde Diplomatique As Syria’s civil war enters its sixth year, President Bashar al-Assad finds himself steadily gaining strength relative to the country’s disparate collection…

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