Emails reveal White Helmets tried to lobby ex-Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters
Emails have emerged revealing how the controversial Syrian activist group the White Helmets tried to lobby Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters with Saudi money. The revelations have been published on Max Blumenthal’s project.
In an email ...
Syria, Iran and ‘chaos in international relations’
- Pepe Escobar Пепе Эскобар
Any meaningful political resolution to the turmoil in the Middle East now seems more elusive than ever
Even in the context of a post-truth geopolitical environment run amok, Russian President Vladimir Putin telling his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani ...
The search for truth in the rubble of Douma – and one doctor’s doubts over the chemical attack
- Robert Fisk
Robert Fisk visits the Syria clinic at the centre of a global crisis
Syria civil war: Footage shows children treated following chemical weapons attack in Douma
This is the story of a town called Douma, ...
Why have plans to pull US troops out of Syria been shelved?
- Abdelbari Atwan عبد الباري عطوان
Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations and one of the Trump administrations hawks, announced on Sunday that it had decided to shelve plans to pull US troops out of Syria. This means that it is changing current American policy, which had ...
Iran’s Past and Present
Why has the history of Iran's left been erased?
- Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi اسکندر صادقی بروجردی
In this interview Ervand Abrahamian, one of the preeminent Iranian historians of his generation, speaks to Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi about his fifty-year career and the ideas that have shaped both popular and scholarly understandings of the events, ...
Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Gulf: oil and gas wars are raging
- Hassan Nasrallah Хасан Насралла حسن نصر الله
Speech of Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on February 16th, 2018, during the commemoration of Hezbollah's martyred leaders (Sheikh Ragheb Harb, Sayyed Abbas Musawi, Hajj Imad Mughniyeh)
[...] Third, so ...
Western howls of outrage over the Ghouta siege ring hollow – we aren't likely to do anything to save civilians
- Robert Fisk
How can we complain when we will not ourselves deal with the armed Islamist opposition to Assad (I am not at this point talking about Isis) or try to arrange our own ceasefire, even with Russian help? After all, we’ve been arming these ...
Sochi Conference on Syria: No place for feminists
- Maya al-Rahabi ميّة الرحبي
The feminist struggle can’t be separated from the democratic struggle, writes Maya Rahabi, explaining why Syrian feminists boycotted last week’s Sochi conference.
“As a feminist movement, you should go to Sochi, ...
We will not allow the history of our peaceful and non-violent activism to be dismissed
Statement by Iranian women’s rights activists
- Various Authors - Versch. Autoren -Muhtelif Yazarlar-مؤلفون مختلفين - نویسندگان مختلف
300 Iranian women’s rights activists, both women and men, issued following statement
Not a single day has gone by over the past year, without peaceful protests in Iran. Frustrated workers protesting unpaid wages, teachers protesting their work ...
German weapons for Egypt
CAIRO/BERLIN (Own report) - Last year, the German government authorized a record number of arms exports to Egypt. As the government confirmed, permits, valued at around €428 million, were issued in 2017. Among the goods Cairo ...