Posts tagged Syria
How the European Left Got Imperialism Wrong

Two books came out in 1902 about imperialism, one by an Indian nationalist writer Dadhabhai Naoroji, another by John A. Hobson. The books are, 'Poverty and Un-British Rule' & 'Imperialism: A Study'. Who did the western Left choose to get their opposition to imperialism from? Whose theoretical language did they adopt?

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Zionist Aggression Triggers Friendly Fire Amidst Putin-Erdogan Idlib Deal

A Russian IL-20 aircraft was shot down 35 km off the Syrian coast in the Mediterranean sea killing fifteen service personnel. The Russian military has now released a statement claiming it was friendly fire from a Syrian S-200 surface-to-air missile but blames "Israel" for putting its aircraft in danger with their random air-raids.

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Break the Sieges? What about the Economic Siege on Syria?

Syrian religious leaders representing the republic’s three largest churches (Greek Orthodox, Melkite Catholic, and Syrian Orthodox) recently issued a statement calling for an end to the economic sanctions on Syria, which they blamed for impoverishing the Syrian people…

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The Economic War on Syria

Syria is being destabilised both militarily and economically. Militarily by insurgent forces sponsored by NATO, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey. Economically by the sanctions regime imposed by the United States, the European Union, and even the Arab League. The Syrian economy has contracted by roughly 35 percent since the beginning of the war. Although the crisis began in March 2011…

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The Australian Delegation to Syria, the Political Backlash, and the Reality of the Situation Ignored by the Corporate/Western Media

Over the holiday period (December 2013) an Australian delegation, comprised of six members of the organisation Hands Off Syria led by Sydney University Professor Tim Anderson; the Syrian Consul to Australia Maher Dabbagh and his wife Nahla; and three members of the Wikileaks Party…

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America’s “Imperial-Left” and the Proxy War Against Syria

Recently in June the American activist organisation ‘Campaign for Peace and Democracy’ (CPD) issued a ‘Statement On Syria’ supporting the so-called “Syrian revolution”. If the CPD had issued a similar statement two years ago it would have been somewhat understandable given the fog of war at the time…

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