Yemen: The War That Isn’t Happening Even As It’s Happening

by Luciana Bohne, originally published on CounterPunch The manipulation of news and the distortion of reality are the most powerful weapons in the hands of power.  They can make a whole reality disappear. Yemen’s, for example. A child dies in Yemen every ten minutes from preventable causes, UNICEF reported in June. These deaths are only part of a humanitarian catastrophe,[…]

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Deadly siege of Yemeni port of Hodeidah begins with Washington’s aid and approval

Editor’s note: This article describes an emerging crisis within a long term catastrophe for the people of Yemen.   Ex President Abd Mansur Rabbuh Hadi and the nephew of Ali Abdullah Saleh, referred to in teh mainstream press as representing the ‘Government of Yemen’ are competing for a puppet throne, but have no legitimacy on the ground in Yemen.   by Bill[…]

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US War Crimes in Syria Exposed

by Niles Neimuth, originally published on the World Socialist Website The United States committed war crimes of staggering proportions last year during its four-month-long siege of the Syrian city of Raqqa, demolishing up to 80 percent of the city with an unrelenting blitzkrieg of bombs and artillery shells that killed hundreds of civilians. The devastation left behind by the US[…]

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The Liberation of Ghouta in the Context of International Law

Syrian soldiers assist civilians waiting to be evacuated through a humanitarian corridor in East Ghouta. Editor’s note: This letter was written a couple of months ago.  Before the letter was circulated for endorsers, no less presented to the members of the United Nations Security Council, the United States vetoed a resolution to condemn them for raining cruise missiles on Syria. […]

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On the Liberation of Yarmouk Refugee Camp

On Tuesday, the Al-Eis crossing in the southern Aleppo countryside witnessed the entry of Hayyat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) militants from the Yarmouk camp in Damascus to the countryside of Idlib as part of recently-reached agreement with the government. ~ AlAlam by Ken Stone of Syria Solidarity Movement The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), allied Palestinian militias, and the government of Syria[…]

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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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