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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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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Third International Trade Union Forum:Comments by Ajamu Baraka

by Ajamu Baraka, published on Black Agenda Report, September 11, 2019 There can be no workers’ rights without peace and social justice. “War and militarism are class issues.” Black Alliance for Peace national organizer and Black Agenda Report editor Ajamu Baraka delivered the following remarks to the International Trade Union Forum in Solidarity with Workers and People to Break the[…]

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National Geographic Film About Syria Exposed as Political Propaganda

Steven Sahiounie, Published on Middle East observer, August 19, 2019 It has been six years since Manar Nakour’s brother died August 17, 2013, in Marmarita, Syria.  The hurt, loss, and shock came flooding back when he saw the National Geographic Documentary Films’ Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS, by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker and best-selling[…]

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Criminal War Propaganda Directed against Iraq and Syria

by Mark Taliano, published on Global Research, August 19, 2019 When we play their game, we will always lose, and they will always win. “They” are the largely unelected “Permanent State”, sometimes called the “Deep State”. “They” are the publicly bailed-out transnational, corporate monopolies and their political fronts that destroy domestic and foreign economies with their supranational “trade” agreements, their[…]

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Another Perspective on Middle East Peace

by Pepe Escobar,  published on Information Clearing House, August 6, 2019 Russia is meticulously advancing Eurasian chessboard moves that should be observed in conjunction, as Moscow proposes to the Global South an approach diametrically opposed to Western sanctions, threats and economic war. Here are three recent examples. Ten days ago, via a document officially approved by the United Nations, the[…]

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Syria Forming a New Constitutional Draft Committee

Steven Sahiounie,  Published on the Middle East Observer,  August 5, 2019 UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen said, “I’m very pleased that now we seem to be closer to establishing the constitutional committee,” Syria’s post-war government and new constitution are seen as crucial components of the Syrian peace process which could see the end of the 8-year conflict. A 150-member committee made up[…]

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MSM Mourns Death Of CIA-Backed Syrian Al-Qaeda/ISIS Ally

By Caitlin Johnstone, Published on SouthFront,  Originally appeared at Caitlin’s blog On Wednesday the alternative media outlet Southfront published an article titled “New Video Throws Light On Jaysh Al-Izza High-Tolerance To Al-Qaeda Ideology” about newly discovered footage showing the leader of a “rebel” faction in Syria cozying up with a militant who was wearing a badge of the official flag of ISIS. “The[…]

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