Category: Syria

John Feffer: Syria As Metaphor

Much like the Balkans before it, Syria is emerging as a metaphor for the fragmentation and chaos that the modern world barely contains

Janet Biehl: The revolution in Rojava: an eyewitness account

An interview with the three authors of a new book — “Revolution in Rojava” — about their experiences and observations witnessing the birth of a new society

Gilbert Achcar: Standing Against Barbarism

Both the Syrian regime and the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen aim to bury the aspirations of the Arab Spring

Ramzy Baroud: The many ‘truths’ on Syria: How our rivalry has destroyed a country

Regardless of how the war ends, Syria has been destroyed and its future is bloody and bleak

Zoltan Grossman: Stop the Next President From Waging the Next War

Ten facts and observations if you’re tempted to buy in to a “no-fly zone” or “humanitarian intervention” against Syrian, Russian, and Iranian forces

Robert Fisk: When Mosul falls, Isis will flee to the safety of Syria. But what then?

The real purpose behind the much-trumpeted US-planned “liberation” of the Iraqi city, the Syrian military suspect, is to swamp Syria with the hordes of Isis fighters

Patrick Cockburn: US allies Saudi Arabia and Qatar are funding Isis

There is a bizarre discontinuity between what the Obama administration knew about the jihadis and what they would say in public

Various Contributors: Turkey’s Attack on Rojava – A Threat to Radical Democracy in Mesopotamia

Rojava demands our solidarity – not out of altruism, but out of a belief in the possibility of an emancipated future

Patrick Cockburn: Talk of a no-fly zone over Aleppo distracts from more realistic plans to save those dying and starving in Syria

The proposal put forward to shoot down Russian and Syrian aircraft over Eastern Aleppo in a bid to end the bombardment of this part of the city is wholly unrealistic. The West is not going to risk a war against a nuclear power and its Syrian ally in order to help the 250,000 to 275,000 Read more…

Stephen Zunes: Anti-war movement must listen to voices within Syria’s civil war

It behooves those of us in the peace movement to recognize the complexities of the Syrian conflict and to listen to the voices of the millions of Syrians who desire freedom from both Islamist extremists and the Assad dictatorship

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