Hell On Earth

by Vijay Prashad, originally published on Frontline, India for 3/30 print publication. The tragic unravelling of Syria continues as the war there enters its eighth year. The country is impoverished, its economy is in disarray and its public finances are eviscerated. When the war ends, the reconstruction of infrastructure and society will be difficult. By VIJAY PRASHAD DISAGREEMENT reaches back[…]

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The ‘Human Rights’ War on Syria

Claire Mallinson, national director of Amnesty International Australia. Image courtesy of News Limited by Jeremy Salt, originally published in the American Tribune The perfidious role of ‘human rights’ organizations in the war on Syria has been exposed again with the Amnesty International report on Syria for 2017/18, followed by an equally tendentious article in the Melbourne ‘Age’ newspaper by Claire[…]

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Yemen: 3 Years of War

By Azza Rojbi  of MAWO, originally published on Fire This Time Yemen is “the world’s largest man-made humanitarian crisis”. Those were the words of UN special envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, as he gave his final briefing to the UN security council on the situation in Yemen. In this briefing, not once were the daily aggression and airstrikes[…]

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Resisting Calls to ‘Do Something’ About Syria

A fighter of Syrian Democratic Forces stands amidst the ruins of buildings near the Clock Square in Raqqa, Syria October 18, 2017 ~REUTERS/Erik De Castro/File photo by Caitlin Johnstone, Feb 28, 2018 “We’ve got to do something about Syria!” goes the common Western refrain. Actually, no you don’t. “What? You’re saying we should just do nothing??” goes the common response. Yes. Yeah that’d[…]

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The $1.5 billion Campaign to Whitewash Genocide in Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition have intensified airstrikes on Hodeidah in recent months and a new front there is imminent. It will cut off 70% of imports to the country’s starving population. by Dan Glazebrook, March 2, 2018 The Situation in Yemen looks like the Apocolypse “The situation in Yemen – today, right now, to the population of the country,” UN humanitarian[…]

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Time is Not on Yemen’s Side

by Kathy Kelly, originally posted on Voices for Creative Nonviolence, Feb 20, 2018 Kathy Kelly, on Feb 15 2018, addressed NY’s “Stony Point Center” outlining the history of peaceful resistance and U.S.-engineered catastrophe in Yemen. TRANSCRIPT: So, thank you very much to Erin who apparently had asked the question “What are we going to do about Yemen?” and that was[…]

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US Escalates Syrian War

by Margaret Kimberley, originally published on Black Agenda Report “The commitment must be to end United States interventions and declare independence from anyone who is not firmly opposed to crimes cooked up in Washington.” The seven year-old war waged against Syria ought to be over by now. The jihadist forces backed by the United States, Israel, Turkey and Saudi Arabia[…]

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