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Let's talk about Yemen, U.S. involvement

Abe Kenmore

Social Justice and Diversity Coordinator

Syria has been brought to the forefront this election cycle, quite rightfully, as a humanitarian disaster.

But there is another crisis unfolding in the Middle East, one that our country is even more directly involved in. 595 more words

Criticism of detached myopia of West-centric expert Marc Lynch on Syria.

Please recent article in war on the rocks http://warontherocks.com/2016/10/whats-really-at-stake-in-the-syria-debate/#comment-852041

This article suffers from a number of basic limitations:

1. The objectives of the Syrian activists are to end the war, reduce human suffering and end the brutal dictatorship of the Assad Clique. 1,054 more words


World War II Bombing Memorial Benches re-painted

I am delighted to report that the benches in the memorial to the civilian victims of a World War II bomb have been re-painted in time for Remembrance Sunday, following my request that they receive some much-needed attention.

Matthew Sephton

Examination of Pro Assad Attitudes in Briefing Paper for UK Labour Party MPs.


A copy of the UK Labour Party briefing paper for MPs before the Syria debate in Parliament on the 11th October 2016 was leaked. The document is seriously flawed. 3,212 more words


Devastated City

Until May, 1940, Rotterdam was an elegant city of canals and stately historic houses in the Amsterdam style. It was a fine example of the Dutch genius for constructing beautiful cities where once, there were only water and swamps. 595 more words

The Netherlands

The US continues its mission: bringing peace, democracy and death – this time in Africa

The Washington Post reported in 2014 that the U.S. military wanted to increase reconnaissance flights over Libya assisted by a drone base in Agadez; this would make it easier to reach the southern Libya desert, where security analysts believed that many itinerant Islamist fighters regrouped after being expelled from Mali. 580 more words

Drone Strikes

Pakistani Journalist Sues US Over Drone Strike Deaths Of His Family

Pakistani journalist Karim Khan has sued the US government for the death of his son and brother, claiming that the CIA killed them both in a New Year’s Eve drone strike in 2009, in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region. 479 more words