Syria

Trump attacks do not affect the Syrian Regime’s chemical weapons arsenal

“If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change.” The famous phrase in the romance The Leopard, by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, exposes the dominant classes’ policy of illusory change to keep the situation as it is. By Fabio Bosco.   This might be one of the best phrases to...

No to U.S. Bombing of Syria!

After the brutal chemical attack carried out by Bashar al-Assad in Douma, Donald Trump made a series of belligerent statements in the name of humanitarianism. He has since gained support from his imperialist allies, and on April 13th he ordered an attack on Syria. U.S. military forces sent 100...

We repudiate the imperialist strike on Syria!

The US president, Donald Trump, finally ordered an attack with missiles in Syria. The White House executed the operation in coalition with France and the UK. The reach was limited, almost symbolic. By International Secretariat.   The Pentagon presented it as a “precision strike,” restricted to three military bases and centers...

We repudiate Trump’s threats on more attacks to Syria!

After the brutal chemical attack carried out by Bashar al-Assad in Douma, the US president, Donald Trump, made a series of hypocrite “humanitarian” statements. By Daniel Sugasti.   The leader of a coalition that, since 2014, killed thousands of civilians, is suddenly horrified because of the “barbarianism” of his Syrian counterpart. “What...

Seven Years Of Revolution And War!

On March 18, 2011, a group of young people wrote the phrase "the people want the end of the regime" on the walls of their school in the city of Deraa, in the south of the country. They were arrested, tortured and murdered by dictator Bashar al-Assad's police. This...

Ghouta: a new chapter in the Syrian holocaust

Ghouta, rural district of Damasco’s surroundings, has been under siege for 52 months. For the last 2 years, its 350.000 inhabitants survive among the rubble, basically from smuggling through tunnels. The situation is extreme, beyond imagination: deaths by starvation and easily healable diseases that spread like an epidemy. Over...

There is no possible solution with Assad in power

The Syrian conflict (revolution and civil war) is far from ending and it seems to complicate more every day, despite the delusional statement by Putin and Assad that they won the war and the country would now enter a phase of “reconstruction”. The air-strikes escalade against civilians in different...

The Effect of Orientalism on Media Discourse in the Syrian Conflict

The Syrian Civil War is one of the most reported events in recent history and has caught the attention of a number of commentators and political leaders, as it is deeply influenced by world politics. Gabriel Huland   The Western media has failed, nevertheless, to fully make sense of this complex conflict...

Assad Regime Still Reliant on Fractions of the Sunni Bourgeoisie

Since the rise to power of Hafez al-Asad in 1970, the Syrian regime started a process of winning the favors and support of the private sector by implementing various economic liberalization measures directly. This was accompanied by increased connection and collaboration between sectors of the predominantly Sunni urban business...

What’s Happening in Raqqa, Idlib and in Syria

You may have seen the horrible photo of 34 day-old Samar Dofdaa that activists circulated recently. Her family is one of thousands under siege in Eastern Ghouta by Assad forces. The baby was skeletal and in obvious agony. She died the next day. While world attention has left Syria,...

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