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Max Blumenthal: The Left’s Failure To Confront Root Of Syrian Conflict By
Published in partnership with Shadowproof. Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola welcomed Max Blumenthal, journalist, senior editor of AlterNet’s Grayzone Project, and author of The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza. Blumenthal...
Syria Safe Zones Hold, Violence Drops Significantly By
  Last week, a series of safe zones in Syria went into effect, with an aim of separating warring factions around the country. The details of how this is all going to work isn’t clear. It is working though, and that’s a significant detail, with fighting dropping...
We Need Better And More Diverse Syria Coverage Now! By
Dear Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! We are a group of military veterans who are hoping NOT to be blown off the face of this planet in a nuclear exchange precipitated by events in Syria. The U.S. is close to confronting nuclear-armed Russia over Syria.  This situation was...
Supporters Of Syrian Rebels Using Pro-Israel Tactics To Silence Journalist By
Published in partnership with Shadowproof. A clique of individuals, many of whom hold themselves out as advocates of the Syrian rebels, pressured a Students for Justice in Palestine chapter at the University of North Carolina and convinced the chapter to cancel an event...
WikiLeaks: US, Israel, And Saudi Arabia Planned Overthrow Of Syrian Govt. In 2006 By
Speaking from Ecuador’s embassy in London, Julian Assange revealed that the United States planned to overthrow the Syrian government as far back as 2006, several years before the start of the current crisis. The founder of WikiLeaks took refuge in the Embassy of Ecuador...
Obama Administration Meeting Friday To Discuss War Plans For Syria By
While US officials have been talking up the idea of overtly attacking the Syrian military for months, and many have been loudly advocating picking a fight with both Syria and Russia since the last 7-day ceasefire ended, there had been no visibility on when such a decision...
Russia Establishes Permanent Naval Base In Syria By
45 years after its initial establishment, it’s hard to imagine anyone saw the Tartus naval base in Syria as anything but “permanent,” but Russian officials are looking to formally establish that fact, as well as come to an agreement with the Assad government on a...
Clinton Repeats Call For Syrian No-Fly Zone As Pundits Push Pro-War Propaganda By
MINNEAPOLIS — During Sunday night’s debate, Hillary Clinton called for increased U.S. military intervention in Syria, and the mainstream media has proven eager to support regime change in the region. At the second presidential debate, Clinton again voiced her support...
US Officials Deeply Divided On Attacking Russia In Syria By
With three months left until the inauguration of the next president, President Obama is virtually out the door. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t have time to start World War 3, however, and he has plenty of members of his administration arguing he should do exactly that. Officials...
Despite Warning From Russia, US Considers Hitting Assad By
Officials with the US State Department have repeatedly talked of “non-diplomatic options” recently in Syria. Though they’re trying to be coy, what they’re really talking about is overt military action against the Syrian government, attacks which would threaten Russian...