Scourging Yemen

Base image by Abduljabbar Zeyad, Reuters by Kathy Kelly, originally published on Voices for Creative Nonviolence, May 21, 2018 On May 10, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia informed the UN Security Council and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres that Saudi Air Defenses intercepted two Houthi ballistic missiles launched from inside Yemeni territory targeting densely populated civilian areas in Riyadh, the[…]

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Thousands of Syrians buried in the rubble six months after US destruction of Raqqa

Editor’s note:  Refugees began returning to their homes in East Aleppo weeks after the military had driven the terrorist militias from East Aleppo.  Those recently evacuated from East Ghouta are in the Damascus area and prepared to return shortly.   To allow for this to occur, the Syrian Government spends months in advance of a battle evacuating people and isolating the[…]

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Dear Salafist Wahhabist Apologists

Paul has written a response to a rather insulting article by Mehdi Hassan that was published in the Intercept.  Like many of us, Paul is disappointed by a certain thoughtlessness and lack of integrity displayed by certain articles on The Intercept. especially regarding Syria.  ~Editor by Paul Larudee, originally published on Dissident Voice, April 21, 2018 Your head chopper heros[…]

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Syria and Press Propaganda

by Margaret Kimberley, originally published on Black Agenda Report “Trump protects himself with war as Democrats and the rest of the ruling elite support his militarism.” It is difficult for Americans to find out what is happening in their country and around the world. That is because corporate media outlets have nearly complete control over what they see and hear[…]

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White Lies and Black Disbelief in a Fading Empire

by Glen Ford, originally published on Black Agenda Report “What would prevent Russia from attacking the United States because of all the people that the United States is killing in our communities.” Having already violated every tenet of international law in its proxy jihadist war against Syria, including the seizure of one-third of the country, the United States invoked a[…]

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Bombing Syrians for Their Own Good

The United States played a coordinating role in the earliest days of the war on Syria, and even before the violence began.   For the last several years the United States has had active military forces in Syria against the wishes of the legitimate Syrian government.   U.S. forces have killed hundreds of Syrian soldiers defending their turf in the region[…]

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Taking the World to the Brink

A man stands on rubble of damaged buildings in the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, in Damascus, Syria March 30, 2018. Reuters/Bassam Khabieh By Rick Sterling, originally published on Consortium News Western neoconservatives and hawks are driving the international situation to increasing tension and danger. Not content with the destruction of Iraq and Libya based on false claims, they[…]

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