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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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Rape And Sexual Violent in Syria

I recently read a disturbing and under-reported aspect of the conflict in Syria, violence against women. Video: WMC’s Women Under Siege director tells CNN of the horrors we’ve documented in Syria. Lauren Wolfe in the ultimate assault: Charting Syria’s use … Continue reading

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Assad Regime Guilty Of War Crimes

The Guardian is commendably forthright on Syria and the Assad regime’s crimes: “The UN has issued a damning 102-page report saying that Syrian government forces and Shabiha fighters have carried out numerous war crimes in the country including murder and … Continue reading

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Reuters Hacked by Pro-Assad supporters

According to the CS Monitor, supporters of the Syrian dictatorship had hacked into a Reuters’ blog to push propaganda on behalf of Assad’s regime: “On Friday, Reuters said its “blogging platform” was hacked illegally. The hack involved at least two … 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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After Tonge

The discussions ramble on concerning Jenny Tonge losing the Liberal-Democrat whip in the House of Lords. On Twitter Tonge’s supporters have been rather vocal, however, have sometimes undermined their case by citing Ken O’Keefe or the racist, Stuart Littlewood. Some … Continue reading

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Syria, T72 Tanks And More

Over the past few weeks there have been numerous pieces in the press concerning Syria and the Middle East, this is a small selection: Inside the torture chamber of Assad’s inquisition squads. Syrian troops fire on protesters in Damascus. Asa … Continue reading

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At Least 5,400 Killed in Syria

Navi Pillay details what’s happened in Syria: “Navi Pillay expressed fears that the deliberate stirring of sectarian tensions may plunge Syria into civil war. She said there are strong indications of ongoing crimes against humanity and again appealed for President … 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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