Category: Syria

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Patrick Cockburn: Erdogan’s Ethnic Cleansing of the Kurds is Still Happening

Such atrocities are ethnic cleansing in action and are what Trump greenlit when he opened the door to the Turkish invasion of Syria

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Jonathan Steele: The OPCW and Douma

Chemical Weapons Watchdog Accused of Evidence-Tampering by Its Own Inspectors

Daniel Brown: International solidarity: fighting at home for the revolution abroad

Campaigns against apartheid in both South Africa and Israel provide important lessons for the Rojava international solidarity movement against Turkey’s invasion

Edward Hunt: It’s Not Too Late for Rojava

The Kurds lost over 10,000 people in the war against the Islamic State and still manged to create one of the most promising democratic experiments in the Middle East. They deserve U.S. support

Dave Holmes: ‘The most progressive and democratic system in the history of the Middle East’

The Rojava Revolution represents the high-point of the Syrian Revolution and points the way forward for a new Syria — grassroots democracy, decentralisation and federalism; feminism; and ethnic and religious pluralism

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Juan Cole: Syrian Kurds charge Turkey with Ethnic Cleansing

Turkey invaded after Trump gave them the green light and pulled US troops out of the Kurdish region where they had been embedded

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Debbie Bookchin: Eyewitnesses to the Rojava revolution: women empowerment

The Rojava revolution is under attack. Debbie Bookchin and Emre Şahin share their thoughts on this unique revolutionary process after recently visiting the region

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Nick Turse: Winter Is Coming

Castle Black, the Syrian Withdrawal, and the Battle of the Bases

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Patrick Cockburn: Baghdadi Had No Real Answer for the Crumbling of His Caliphate

Isis will continue as a guerrilla force, but having lost all of its territory its leader was not going to evade his pursuers forever

Ercan Ayboga: Fear of a democratic revolution

Interview on Turkey’s attack, Rojava’s direct democracy, and the international reaction

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