U.S. Peace Council Statement on Turkish Incursion into Syria

from the Executive Committee of the U.S. Peace Council, October 14, 2019 The U.S. Peace Council strongly condemns the illegal incursion of the Turkish forces into Syria with the approval of the Trump Administration and in direct violation of the United Nation’s Charter and international law. Immediately after Turkish incursion, the US war establishment, Republican and Democrat alike, went on[…]

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Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) Must Shelve His Vicious War in Yemen

by Pepe Escobar, published in Asia Times, October 2, 2019 Never underestimate the power of blowback. Right now, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS), the de facto ruler of the House of Saud, is staring at it, an ominous abyss opened by the Houthis in Yemen. This past weekend, Yemeni Armed Forces spokesman Brigadier Yahya al-Sari clinically described how Ansarallah,[…]

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Three Brigades of the Third-Biggest Arms Spender in the World Annihilated by the Offensive of the Poorest Arab Country in the World

by Federico Pieraccini, published on the American Herald Tribune, September 30, 2019 Many may have hitherto been led to believe that the Houthis were a ragtag armed force lacking in sophistication. Many, seeing the drone and missile attacks on Saudi oil plants, may have declared it to be a false-flag attack carried out by Riyadh to boost Aramco’s market value;[…]

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On the Road to Damascus: International Conference in Syria on Sanctions and Its Blowback

Syrians say it’s even harder now to make ends meet than it was during the height of their country’s war because of intensified U.S and European sanctions. by Roger D. Harris, Published on MintPress News, September 21, 2019 Welcome to your second country, that was the greeting our Syrian hosts gave us when we arrived for the International Trade Union[…]

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Houthi Rebels are Saudi’s Problem

by John Kiriakou, Published on Consortium News, September 23, 2019 Iran has been in the headlines since Yemen’s Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for a drone attack on a Saudi Aramco refinery in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province over a week ago. This is not the first time the Houthis have used long-range missiles or drones to attack Saudi installations.  Indeed, it’s[…]

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US Sanctions and the Birth of the Multipolar World Order, an Analysis

by Judith Bello, September 17, 2019 The comments below were inspired by the comments of various speakers at the conference and especially the optimistic speech by Syrian President Bashar Assad on the morning of September 9th before the participants in the 3rd International Trade Union Forum in Solidarity with Syrian Workers and Syrian people.   ~jb This week I participated in[…]

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Canadian media attacks labour leader for Syria solidarity

by Dave McKee, published on People’s Voice, September 19, 2019 One hundred trade union delegations from around the world gathered in Damascus on September 8-9, for the Third International Trade Union Forum in Solidarity with Syrian Workers. The purpose of the meeting was to build opposition to imperialist intervention against Syria and the economic sanctions against Syria. The forum was[…]

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As the War Winds Down, Syria Is in the Early Stages of Recovery

by Judith Bello, September 20, 2019 I was privileged to attend the Third International Trade Union Forum in Solidarity with Syrian Workers and People To Break the Economic Sanctions and in Rejection of Imperial Interventions and Terrorism  in Damascus, Syria last week.   The Conference was hosted by the Syrian General Federation of Trade Unions, and I went as a representative[…]

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