why we have to say no to war in Syria


by Simon Wood

This piece was originally published September 8 2015, but is highly relevant to the ongoing drive for war i Syria

We can’t have it both ways. We can’t be both the world’s leading champion of peace and the world’s leading supplier of arms.” Former US President Jimmy Carter, presidential campaign, 1976 [Source]

No clearer demonstration of the mass psychosis afflicting much of humanity can be seen than in the ongoing outrage and horror evoked by the photographs of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi’s body. While it goes without saying that any empathic being would react with utter revulsion and helpless fury at the fate of this poor little boy, one cannot ignore the vast indifference evident toward the thousands of other needless child deaths that occur daily around the world. For this silent slaughter, we hear: ‘Shit happens’ or ‘What am I supposed to do about it?’

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Western corporate media ‘disappears’ over 1.5 million Syrians and 4,000 doctors

In Gaza



-Eva Bartlett

Aug 14, 2016, SOTT.net

-(Global Research, Strategic Culture Foundation)

As the Syrian Arab Army and Syrian government make more significant advances in restoring security to northern Syria’s Aleppo and its population, war-propagandizing human rights groups posing as neutral, and Western media (and Gulf counterparts like Al Jazeera) churn out recycled and debunked accusations anew.

According to these compromised US government and Soros-funded NGOs and much of the corporate media, there is only one “last” pediatrician and a scarce number of doctors left in Aleppo. They are, of course, referring solely to the terrorist-occupied regions of Aleppo (eastern and some northern quarters) and even then ignore the reality that the Syrian government continues to pay the salaries of doctors in terrorist-occupied areas, including eastern Aleppo.

This “last-pediatrician” assertion was put forth earlier this year as part of a media frenzy attempting to vilify Syria and…

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Washington ‘Galvanized’ Kurds to Attack Syrian Army in Hasakah


A Kurdish fighter from the People's Protection Units (YPG) carries his weapon as he stands past a tank in the Ghwairan neighborhood of Hasaka, Syria, August 22, 2016.

The US has pitted the Syrian Kurds against Damascus-led forces in the northeastern city of Hasakah in a bid not to lose regional influence should Turkey, Russia and Iran create an alliance to resolve the Syrian conflict, analyst and journalist Hüsnü Mahalli told Sputnik, adding that recent clashes are part of the West’s “geopolitical games.”

“Up until now Russia and Iran have helped to maintain cordial relations between the Syrian Kurds from the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and Damascus. The PYD made a mistake when it opted to cooperate with the US,” he said.

Kurdish militias, assisted by the US, have been trying to push radical groups, including Daesh and al-Nusra Front from northern Syria and secure the porous border with Turkey.  At the same time, the Kurds have established a de-facto autonomy in the areas under their control.Mahalli emphasized that any efforts on the part of the PYD and the People’s Protection Units (YPG) to create an independent state will be a mistake…

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Exclusion Zone: A De Facto No-Fly Zone to Expand America’s War on Syria

The US has no right to dictate anything, despite it’s over inflated sense of importance. That applies to a No-Fly zone or whatever they may wish to call it.

The Fourth Revolutionary War


TEHRAN (FNA)- The Pentagon has warned Syria not to fly planes in the Hasaka province or risk getting them shot down by US planes.

The Pentagon has even called for establishing an “Exclusion Zone” in the area, desperately trying to convince the international community that there is some sort of distinction between this zone you can’t fly in and a “no-fly zone.”

This came after fighting erupted between Syrian Army and Kurdish PKK forces in the city of Shadadi in Hasaka province late last week, with the PKK’s Asayesh forces attempting to take the rest of the city, which had long been jointly held and jointly defended. As the fighting escalated, Syrian warplanes bombed Kurdish forces embedded with US troops.

The Pentagon has since expanded this to declaring the area an “Exclusion Zone”  which is not really distinct from a no-fly zone because it is the same thing. In…

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Washington’s Sunni Myth and the Civil Wars in Syria and Iraq | WOR

The Fourth Revolutionary War


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Video proof that Virgin and Branson are lying about Jeremy Corbyn and #traingate

Pride's Purge

Here’s a video made by documentary film maker Yannis Mendez – who was following and filming Jeremy Corbyn on the infamous ‘traingate‘ Virgin Train – clearly showing there were no free seats available:

A closer study of the CCTV footage released by Virgin itself – which supposedly shows Corbyn walking by ’empty’ seats – actually confirms the Corbyn team’s claims that they were occupied by children or reserved with luggage:

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Virgin Trains and Richard Branson also claimed that there were unreserved seats available in coach H on the train Jeremy Corbyn said was “ram packed”:

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But coach H is not just a passenger coach. Here’s a tweet from Virgin Trains confirming coach H is the food coach:

traingateAnd further study of the video Virgin itself released clearly shows the coach was indeed the food bar and therefore had few seats available for passengers:

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Other passengers on the train at the time also confirm Corbyn was offered seats…

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Dead cat conditioning, attention deficit and the social order

Politics and Insights


Last week I wrote abouthundreds of people dying of malnutritionin the UK over this past twelve months alone, as aconsequenceof government policies. I wrote about how ouruniversities are no longer permitting free speech and critical thinking, and how dissenting academics have taken to blogging, using pseudonyms and writing anonymous letters because of the repressive political developments in the UK.  I am now about to write another piece on how our Human Rights Actis to be scrapped and replaced by aConservative Bill of Frights.

The Labour party needs to be collectively opposing the government and addressing these pressing, socially calamitous issues, raising public awareness regarding the profound damage that this authoritarian government are inflicting on our society and drafting remedial policy outlines which extend social justice and equality. 

In the Labour Party Forum – a Facebook group for party members –…

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