Category: Syria

Ercan Ayboga: Fear of a democratic revolution

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

Amber Huff: Now is the time to rise up for Rojava

Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have been betrayed by the US, giving the Turkish state a green light to carry out atrocities in Northern Syria

Marjorie Cohn: As Trump Aids and Abets Turkey’s War Crimes, the UN Must Act

Nearly two weeks have passed since Turkey launched its ground and air attack on Rojava, the autonomous region of northeast Syria, following Trump’s sudden removal of 1,000 U.S. troops from the area.

Jonathan Cook: US Democrats cultivated the barbarism of Isis

There is something profoundly deceitful in the Democratic Party and corporate media’s framing of Donald Trump’s decision to pull troops out of Syria

Brian Terrell: The United States Air Force at Incirlik, Our National “Black Eye”

The number of overseas US military bases, estimated at more than 800 in some 70 countries, is hard to gauge, given that they often are camouflaged as bases of the host country

Kurdistan Workers’ Party: PKK letter to the American people and President Trump

“We are not guilty of terrorism; we are victims of state terrorism. But we are guilty of defending our people”

Yvo Fitzherbert: The ceasefire that never was: betrayal in Rojava

After being stabbed in the back by the US — twice — the Rojava administration is left with little choice but to turn to Assad in the face of Turkey’s invasion

Richard Falk: Interpreting Turkey’s Military Operation in Syria

Trump’s diplomacy, as usual, irresponsibly sent the most mixed possible signal to all interested parties

Juan Cole: “Shameful” Pence Agreement

Nancy Pelosi and Senate minority Leader Chuck Schumer lambasted the pause in fighting by Turkey negotiated by vice president Mike Pence “sham ceasefire”

Juan Cole: Blaming Victims

Trump attacks Syrian Kurds as “Communists,” “No Angels,” PKK as worse than ISIL

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