Category: Syria

Ramazan Mendanlioglu: Rojava’s everyday democracy

Drawing on first-hand experience in Rojava, Ramazan Mendanlioglu explores how radical decentralisation and self-administration look in practice

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Gilbert Achcar: Their anti-imperialism and ours

The logic of “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” is a recipe for empty cynicism

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Patrick Cockburn: In Syria, the war of hunger is taking over from the war of guns

“Sanctions and other measures that are meant to penalise repressive rulers usually wind up hurting ordinary people the most”

Marwan Kabalan: Is it still possible to prevent the collapse of Syria?

Syrian intellectuals and activists from across political and intellectual spheres are busy searching for a way out of the disastrous situation their country has reached after ten years of violent conflict

Gary Leupp: Biden Acts with Impunity (to Send Iran a Message, by Attacking Iraqis in Syria)

On 2/25 Biden attacked three countries simultaneously to remind them that the U.S. “does not distinguish” between its Muslim foes but conflates Persians with Arabs, Sunnis and Shiites, terrorists and anti-terrorist militia

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Stephen Zunes: If Biden Wants to Protect Troops, He Should Bring Them Home — Not Bomb Syria

From Lebanon to Somalia, other hostile countries filled with competing armed groups, the major purpose of maintaining a U.S. troop presence appears to have evolved into simply protecting themselves from attack

Trita Parsi: Biden “Illegally” Bombs Iranian-Backed Militias in Syria

Jeopardizes Nuclear Talks with Tehran

Jordan Woll: Biden bombs Syria: ‘Self-defense’ or an act of war?

Please Help ZNet         Source: Liberation News President Joe Biden engaged in his first high-profile military operation yesterday, launching an airstrike on Syria that left as many as 22 dead. This attack appears to have targeted facilities, equipment and fighters of Iraqi resistance organizations affiliated with the Popular Mobilization Forces, one of Read more…

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Medea Benjamin: Biden’s Reckless Syria Bombing Is Not the Diplomacy He Promised

After failing to prioritize diplomacy and rejoin the Iran nuclear agreement, Biden has now, barely a month into his presidency, reverted to the use of military force

Josh Schoolar: Working for the revolution in Rojava

Interview on the political and military upheaval taking place in Rojava and northern Syria from the perspective of someone who not only witnessed the struggle but was an active participant

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