Middle East

The Road From Damascus To Msyaf

By Eva Bartlett The last leg of the trip from Damascus to Msyaf followed a road which at times was 500 metres away from terrorist factions (including Ahrar al-Sham, Jaysh al-Islam, Jebhat al-Nusra and Da'esh [ISIS]) occupying Houla villages (including: Kafrlaha, Tel Dow, Tel Dahab, Aqrab, Taiba, Houla and Zara). Three large chimneys of the … Continue reading The Road From Damascus To Msyaf

There Is Nothing Moderate About Depriving Syrian People Of Bread: U.S. Backed Rebel Farce

By Eva Bartlett Last night in an informal meeting with Minister of Reconciliation, Dr. Ali Haidar, he noted that the Syrian government continues to provide services (electricity, water, health care) to areas occupied by terrorists, like Raqqa, Idlib, Deir ez Zor. This speaks volumes about the Syrian government, that in spite of the presence of … Continue reading There Is Nothing Moderate About Depriving Syrian People Of Bread: U.S. Backed Rebel Farce

Tim Anderson: The Dirty War On Syria: Washington, Regime Change and Resistance

By Tim Anderson Introduction The following text is the introductory chapter of  Professor Tim Anderson’s  book entitled The Dirty War on Syria: Washington, Regime Change and Resistance. Although every war makes ample use of lies and deception, the dirty war on Syria has relied on a level of mass disinformation not seen in living memory. … Continue reading Tim Anderson: The Dirty War On Syria: Washington, Regime Change and Resistance

A Journalist's Journey To The Heart Of Syria

What life's really like in Syria? By Eva Bartlett Syria has long been celebrated not only for its rich historical and cultural mosaic but also for its modern culture, secularism, sheltering refugees from neighbouring countries—including Palestinian refugees who are treated as well as Syrians and with the same rights, and its socialist provisions for the … Continue reading A Journalist's Journey To The Heart Of Syria

Syria is the Middle Eastern Stalingrad

Day and night, for years, an overwhelming force has been battering this quiet nation, one of the cradles of human civilization. Hundreds of thousands have died, and millions have been forced to flee abroad or have been internally displaced. In many cities and villages, not one house is left intact. But Syria is, against all … Continue reading Syria is the Middle Eastern Stalingrad

One Man's Mission: Justice For Iraq

While in Boston in 1994, full-time peace activist Bert Sacks made a decision that changed his life forever. He decided to seek out a study produced by a group called the Harvard Study Team, which had reported to The Washington Post that the deliberate destruction of Iraq's civilian infrastructure by the US military, along with … Continue reading One Man's Mission: Justice For Iraq

Palestinian Refugees: "We arrived after a long and scary trip; walking, driving, hiding."

"Our camp was bombed every day and the siege surrounded the camp. There was not enough food, no clean water, no electricity and death all around us in the camp. "When you have children, you don't think that much about yourself and your needs, you just try to protect your children. We didn't have a … Continue reading Palestinian Refugees: "We arrived after a long and scary trip; walking, driving, hiding."

One Boat From Gaza-Bound Flotilla Expected To Reach Coastline In Next Two Days

Israeli army says it is gathering intelligence and preparing to stop any boats. The organizers of an international flotilla looking to break the maritime blockade of Gaza predicted that one of its boats will reach the Gaza coastline Sunday evening or Monday morning. Swedish vessel the Marianne is currently in international waters heading toward Gaza, … Continue reading One Boat From Gaza-Bound Flotilla Expected To Reach Coastline In Next Two Days

Unstoppable Growth Of Israeli Settlements

The unstoppable growth of Israel’s settlements, widely considered illegal under international law continues. Inigo Gilmore looks at the country’s ultranationalist religious right, emboldened by recent election results, and increasingly divided from its secular left. Israeli Settlements Out of Control This was first published at Channel 4.