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Saving Syria’s Children

November 25th, 2013 · 11 Comments · Culture, Politics

Londoners: this is happening on Wednesday night, an Intelligence Squared debate with Save the children: How should the world protect Syria’s children? The panel includes: Mikhail Kasyanov, former Russian Prime Minister; Justin Forsyth, CEO of Save the Children; Dr Rola Hallam, the British-Syrian doctor and war-zone medic who was recently involved in BBC’s Panorama documentary, […]

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A left-wing response to left-wing delusions on Syria

May 28th, 2013 · 26 Comments · Commentary

I can’t say I agree with everything in this, but it’s certainly an interesting read. It’s a response to a comment piece by Lindsey German. By Shiar: A left-wing response to left-wing delusions on Syria I have no idea where you get your news about Syria from, but it strikes me that it’s probably mostly […]

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Thanks for nothing

April 22nd, 2013 · 6 Comments · Politics

Unprecedented anger from the Syrian Coalition tonight, the bloodiest day of the Syrian revolution, and the day of yet another alleged massacre. “The deafening silence of the international community is shameful… Syrians no longer expect a chivalrous intervention from our brothers and neighbors. We no longer expect to be supported with the necessary arms.” The world […]

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Syria Across the Lines

April 19th, 2013 · 8 Comments · Media

Olly Lambert‘s excellent documentary must be watched. (If you’re outside the UK, watch it in the American language). He spent five weeks in Syria, risking his life to tell the story of the civil war through a village divided. He uses a young FSA fighter on one side, and a regime soldier on the other […]

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