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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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12 months of Syrian stories

May 13th, 2012 · No Comments · Commentary

One of the reasons I started this site was to raise awareness about a country rarely in the news. A country whose stories were not being told. The past year has changed everything. On the anniversary of the start of the revolution a couple of months ago, The Syria Report did an excellent job of […]

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A government for all the people

August 2nd, 2009 · 6 Comments · Commentary, Lebanon

As Lebanon moves closer to announcing its unity cabinet, a lot of people are complaining about the length of time it has taken to get this far. It is now eight weeks since the most hotly fought elections in Lebanon’s history. The ruling March 14 coalition held on to power – winning by 55% to 45%. It was […]

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Palestine – peace without justice

May 15th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Commentary

Today, 15 May 2009, is Blog about Palestine day, marking 61 years since Israeli terrorists ethnically cleansed Palestinians from their homes. I’m dedicating this post to those who devote their lives to peace and justice in Palestine. But I want to make a distinction between peace campaigners and those fighting for justice. Groups like Peace […]

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Demand Al Jazeera now

May 13th, 2009 · 6 Comments · Commentary

Al Jazeera English is banned by almost every cable company in the US. But now you can change that. The decision by many broadcasters is not based on financial considerations, it is purely political. It can be seen almost anywhere on the planet – except in the home of global democracy. The American fear all […]

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Rania vs Asma

May 10th, 2009 · 12 Comments · Commentary

So Queen Rania is on Twitter (@queenrania). She’s been flying around in her husband’s helicopter, meeting the Pope, talking about changing the world. But Syria isn’t far behind. First Lady Asma Al-Assad may not be on Twitter, but she’s on Facebook. While her southern counterpart has been having fun doing acrobatics in helicopters and calling her […]

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Fisk is wrong about Lebanon

April 30th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Commentary

This is it. I have had enough of Robert Fisk cosying up to the Hariri empire. He writes a short article for the Independent tonight. It is entitled “Is this the price of America’s new friendship with Syria?” – claiming that the four Lebanese generals were released, letting Syria off the hook, because Obama is […]

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