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Assad’s Syria

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Greenbelt: British Christians, Syria And Assad

A yearly Christian festival has come in for criticism to the extent that Greenbelt felt compelled to put out a Statement on Israel/Palestine programming by Greenbelt. Whilst there is the broader question of, whether or not Westerners should be interfering in the Middle East, there should be … Continue reading

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Chagossians, An innumerate Iain Duncan Smith And More

I had hoped to start 2013 on a better footing, with longer, more thoughtful post but time and life are not so generous. I think the plight of the Chagossians deserves a wider audience: “For the uninitiated, in the 1960s, … Continue reading

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In Short: Syria And Egypt

Despite the many benefits of the Internet, access to news from all parts of the world and almost instantaneous translation, it is sometimes difficult getting a grasp of what is really happening in a certain country, particularly those in the … Continue reading

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World Wide Snippets: Women’s Rights, Galloway And Attacking The Disabled.

A slightly delayed round up from a few weeks back. Lest we forget, Exhibit focuses on scientists’ role in Holocaust. How did this come about? As HOPE Note Hate comments. Individual tragedy from the Middle East, the Oasis of Peace’s … Continue reading

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The GOP Convention And More Racism Round Up.

[Trigger warning, Assange related material.] When the GOP Convention comes around there is almost the feeling that America has stepped back in time, not by the technology employed or the showmanship, but the underlying ideas. Issues that many might think … Continue reading

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Syria’s Dictatorship Admits Possessing And Biological Chemical Weapons

I suppose we should not be terribly surprised by the latest outburst from the Assad regime: “The Syrian regime has threatened to use its chemical and biological weapons in case of a foreign attack, in its first-ever acknowledgement that it … Continue reading

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The West, Conspiracies and Syria

In the West conspiracies have always been popular. They play to a certain irrational desire to simplify events, to explain away complexities and interactions by reference to some controlling force, outside of our view. That holds true for the JFK … Continue reading

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2012 Olympics, A Munich Silence Round-Up

I had hoped to do many more individual posts, particularly on the issue of a minutes silence at the 2012 Olympic games in memory of the athletes that were murdered in Munich 1972, but instead I present another round-up of … Continue reading

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Assad Regime Systematically Killing Civilians

Reuters’ report AI’s opinion on Syria: “(Reuters) – Syrian government forces are killing civilians in organized attacks on towns and villages that amount to crimes against humanity, Amnesty International said on Thursday, citing evidence from over 20 locations in the … Continue reading

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Assad’s Syria, Blood and PR

Often PR companies are not too choosy as long as their clients pay well. So it is with those in the business of polishing the image of Assad’s murderous regime, the Indy reports: “At the very least, it was a … Continue reading

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Questionable Exam Questions, Syria And The EU

There is some debate as to whether or not it was appropriate for an exam paper to ask: “Explain briefly why some people are prejudiced against Jews.” My gut feeling was how inappropriate such a question might be for children, … Continue reading

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Syria, No Accident

This clip from PBS News provides an insight to the diabolical attack on a refugee camp for displaced Syrians: Syria's Cross-Border Violence May Be No Accident

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Twitter Capitulated To The Syrian Dictatorship

According to the Guardian, Twitter instead of objecting to interference from the Syrian dictatorship capitulated to it: ‘Twitter closed down a string of accounts purporting to be authored by the Syrian president and the first lady, emails reveal. A senior … Continue reading

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The Guardian Leaks Bashar al-Assad’s Emails

The Guardian provides an astonishing insight into the comfortable and brutal world of the Assad dictatorship: the Assad emails.

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What Syrian Refugees Say.

AP relates: “The U.N. refugee agency said Monday that as many as 2,000 Syrians crossed into Lebanon over the last two days to flee the violence in their country. In the Lebanese border village of Qaa, families with women with … Continue reading

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In Syria Residents Suffer Death and Destruction

HRW has released some striking images of the Syrian government’s shelling in Homs: “Local sources have reported that approximately 700 civilians have been killed and thousands wounded in Homs since the Syrian military began its current assault on the city … Continue reading

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Yossi Gurvitz on Syria

I suspect that lot of what Yossi Gurvitz says applies to attitudes in Britain and Europe: “Last Thursday, a special UN commission on Syria found that the Assad regime is committing crimes against humanity, and that senior regime officials are … Continue reading

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Baba Amr in Homs

The Washington Post’s coverage is worth a read: “Bombs fall, bullets fly, cocks crow — and a rainbow appears. The battle in Homs on livestream,” The Post’s Liz Sly wrote on Twitter early Wednesday morning. It was another day of deadly shelling … Continue reading

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