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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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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Yemen’s Disaster

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Helen Lackner, Jacobin. Yemen had the longest and deepest Arab Spring — why did the country collapse into civil war? First published by Jacobin, May 12. The first…

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Syria Analysts: The Crucial Developments Overshadowed by Recent Headlines

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Kim Bode. This article was posted on Souciant on May 2, 2017 and before that on Syria Deeply Experts in Syria Deeply’s community comment on the important developments…

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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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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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Reality and the U.S.-Made Famine in Yemen

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Kathy Kelly. This article was first posted on Counterpunch on March 22, 2017. This week at the Voices for Creative Nonviolence office in Chicago, my colleague Sabia Rigby…

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Resurrecting the antiwar movement: possible attack on Iran

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Greg Shupak, Jacobin. As President Trump tries to ban refugees, he looks poised to create more of them. The structural logic should be familiar by now — and…

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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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A more dangerous world is probably coming after the US election

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Dimitris Konstantakopoulos, Defend Democracy Press. It is probably the first time, since the crisis of Weimar Germany, that such phenomena have appeared in the centre of the world,…

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Is Israel Pushing for a Palestinian Civil War?

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Ramzy Baroud, Znet. Division within Palestinian society has reached unprecedented levels, becoming a major hurdle on the path of any unified strategy to end Israel’s violent occupation or…

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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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The Decay of the Syrian Regime is Much Worse Than You Think

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

 Tobias Schneider, War on the Rocks. In a recent interview conducted by Aaron David Miller for Foreign Policy, Robert Malley, one of the president’s most trusted advisors on…

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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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The fall of the Turkish model: Book review

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Ece Temelkuran reviews book in New Left Review Fall of the Turkish model, by Cihan Tuğal, Verso books, 2016 If Cihan Tuğal’s book was filmed as a political…

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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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BDS 10 Years On: Anti-Colonial Demands in a Liberal Framework

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Mohammed Nabulsi Warscapes The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, launched on July 9, 2005 by the Palestinian Civil Society (consisting of more than 170 Palestinian civil organizations),…

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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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