Aleppo

Friday, December 16, 2016

Craig Murray. The Morning Star has today come under massive criticism for hailing the near total recapture of Aleppo by pro-Government forces as a “liberation.” I would agree…

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The fall of Aleppo

Friday, December 16, 2016

Sam Hamad, The New Arab. The fall of Aleppo to pro-Assad militias is a catastrophic blow to the revolutionary forces in Syria. Of this there is no doubt. Even…

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Book review: The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Reviewed by Jim Miles, The Palestine Chronicle. The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine. Ben Ehrenreich. Granta Books, London, 2016. A small town in Palestinian…

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Our testimony to death

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Doha Hasan, Al-Jumhurya. Somewhere, there are scattered corpses along a road that looks completely destroyed, with blood around orange bags holding still bodies. You see destroyed buildings that…

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Noam Chomsky on the crises of immigration

Monday, December 12, 2016

Links. Pope Francis captured the essence of the crisis of immigration: “Migrants are not the danger. They are in danger.” The implication is clear – the so called…

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Why schools have become a battleground in Turkey

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Scott Peterson, Christian Science Monitor. When Turkey’s teachers returned to school in September, they found their numbers decimated by expulsions, more than half their textbooks gone, and some…

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Between Iraq’s colonialist and Islamist quagmire a ‘third way’ is hard but possible

Friday, December 9, 2016

Ardeshir Mehrdad. This article first appeared in iran-bulltin-Middle East Forum in November 2004. Despite its age, the arguments laid out are equally valid to day in the context…

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Wage growth in Britain 1850-2015

Friday, December 9, 2016

Since the global financial crash of 2008, average real incomes in Britain have taken the biggest plunge since the 1860s, when “Karl Marx was scribbling in the British…

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Extraordinarily hot Arctic temperatures alarm scientists

Thursday, December 8, 2016

John Vidal, Defend Democracy Press. The Arctic is experiencing extraordinarily hot sea surface and air temperatures, which are stopping ice forming and could lead to record lows of…

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Turkey and the Road to Genocide

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Djene Bajalan, Jacobin. On Sunday, April 24, 1915, Ottoman minister of the interior, Talat Pasha, ordered the arrest and detention of Armenian community leaders residing within the empire….

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How the Republican Party Rules a Nation That Hates It

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Paul Street, Truth  Dig. The white nationalist and arch-regressive Republican Party is an unpopular political organization in the United States. Thanks to the chasm between its militantly pro-big…

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WikiLeaks Drops Yemen Files, Unmasks Washington’s Bloody Role

Monday, December 5, 2016

Telesur. The so-called “Yemen Files” appears to show how the Yemeni government received military hardware from the U.S., including aircraft, vehicles and vessels, as well the Yemeni procurement…

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Only power rules: Turkey after the failed coup

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Nick Ashdown, Los Angeles Review of Books. There are some things I remember about the night of July 15 in Istanbul. I was with my then girlfriend and…

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Socialists and wars in the 21st century – The case of Syria

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Richard Fidler, Links. In Syria the rebel cities that rose up four years ago in revolt against the brutal Assad dictatorship are now under a genocidal siege, bombed…

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Turkey: HDP on the arrests of party co-chairs and MPs and the eradication of rule of law

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Hişyar Özsoy and Aysel Tuğluk, Links. This brief presents an overview of the illegality of the entire political and judicial process leading up to the arrest of our…

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