A Shameful Silence: Where is the Outrage Over the Slaughter of Civilians in Mosul?

Monday, July 31, 2017

Patrick Cockburn. First posted on Counterpunch on July 24, 2017. The catastrophic number of civilian casualties in Mosul is receiving little attention internationally from politicians and journalists. This is in…

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Cholera in Yemen: war, hunger, disease…and heroics

Friday, July 21, 2017

Editorial, Lancet Infectious Diseases, August 2017. The harms done by war are many and complex. Death, injury, and displacement are the most obvious, but infection is also closely…

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Refugees: Should we build a wall around North Wales? Book Review

Monday, July 10, 2017

Daniel Trilling. First published London Review of Books Vol. 39 No. 14 · 13 July 2017 Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move by Reece Jones. Verso, 208 pp,…

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World’s worst outbreak of Cholera in Yemen as cases reach 200,000

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Posted by Rudaw on June 26, 2017, Yemen is now experiencing the worst Cholera outbreak in the world as suspected cases exceed 200,000 with the number increasing at…

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A 50-Year Occupation: Israel’s Six-Day War Started With a Lie

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Mehdi Hasan, The Intercept_. Fifty years ago, between June 5 and June 10, 1967, Israel invaded and occupied East Jerusalem, the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and the…

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Marx on Immigration: Workers, Wages, and Legal Status

Friday, May 5, 2017

David Wilson. Posted on Monthly Review Volume 68 Number 9. On April 9, 1870, Karl Marx wrote a long letter to Sigfrid Meyer and August Vogt, two of…

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Syrian People Betrayed By All Sides

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Mehdi Hasan, The Intercept. Where do you stand on the conflict in Syria? This question has become perhaps the ultimate political and sectarian Rorschach test of our time.Are…

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What Trump’s Missile Strike Means for Syrians Like Me

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Loubna Mrie, Vice. Personal view: In the moments following Donald Trump’s missile strike on a Syrian government airbase in response to a chemical weapons attack on Thursday, voices…

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Is Africa rising? A critical perspective (2) – “a makeover of the mechanisms of domination and social injustice”

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Jean Nanga, Europe Solidaire Sans Frontiers. The narrative about Africa in the international media, in particular the economic press, as well as in academic journals, is changing. It…

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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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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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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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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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Fight or Flight: The Desperate Plight of Iraq’s “Generation 2000”

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

International Crisis Group, Jadalyya. Beset by political dysfunction, endemic corruption and a jihadist threat, Iraq is squandering its greatest asset: its youth. By failing to provide a vision…

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Immigration, racism and class

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Kevin Ovenden, Counterfire. While mainstream ideology repackages its old myths and lies, Kevin Ovenden argues for a radical re-assertion of class-based anti-racism. When people express “concerns” about immigration,…

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Truth is always revolutionary

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Jurgen Balzan, Malta Today. Lebanese writer Elias Khoury is one of the leading lights of Arab literature and he says that the Israeli occupation is classical colonialism built…

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Daraya

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Leyla’s blog. Four years following its liberation, the predominantly agricultural town of Daraya, strategically located near the capital, has fallen to the regime. A deal was reached to…

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How Turkey’s Reconciliation Deal with Israel Harms the Palestinians

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Jeremy R Hammond, Counterpunch. With Israel and Turkey having announced a reconciliation agreement this week, Turkey is portraying itself as a protector of the oppressed by arguing that…

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Behind Terror and Anti-Terror

Friday, July 1, 2016

Dimitris Konstantakopoulos Defend Democracy Press Stop discussing about the roots of terrorism, stop debating our policies in the Middle East (and all the Third World, but those are…

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Mobilizing in Exile: Syrian Associational Life in Turkey and Lebanon

Friday, June 10, 2016

Killian Clarke, Gözde Güran MERIP Report The experience of self-organisation by Syrian refugees in Turkey and Lebanon The neighborhood of Narlıca sits on the outskirts of the small…

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The Syrian Humanitarian Food Farce

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Emma Beals Daily Beast Lice shampoo—more than one bottle for every two residents. Sand-fly nets—more than 1,000 of them, designed to stop the spread of leishmaniasis, a sand-fly-borne…

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A left-wing refugee policy for the European Union

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Gabi Zimmer Links International Speech given by Gabi Zimmer, chair of GUE/NGL, in Athens at the International Conference “Alliance For Democracy – Against Austerity in Europe”, 18-20 March…

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