SYRIAN VOICES: Abdo Haddad from Maaloula asks Europe a Question.

7th January 2017 Abdo Haddad: Is Europe Shifting? Right versus Left? Or Right versus Wrong? When I first visited Poland in February 2016, President Andrzej Duda was newly elected and yet, on the plane towards Warsaw, I grabbed a local newspaper and was stunned by the amount of opposition and criticism this fresh president had…

The Revolutionary Distemper in Syria That Wasn’t ~ Stephen Gowans

6th January 2017 On the road out of Sukare, East Aleppo. (Photo: Vanessa Beeley) Apparently, the US Left has yet to figure out that Washington doesn’t try to overthrow neoliberals. If Syrian President Bashar al-Assad were a devotee of the Washington Consensus–as Counterpunch’s Eric Draitser seems to believe–the United States government wouldn’t have been calling…

East Aleppo Liberation: “Education is Key to Combatting Terrorism” ~ Fares Shehabi

5th January 2017 Fares Shehabi, Aleppo MP and Head of Aleppo Chamber of Commerce. Jon Snow, in another of Channel 4’s appalling displays of aggressive propagandizing, attacked Fares Shehabi, even, falsely, accusing him of attacking his own people during the liberation of East Aleppo from Nusra Front-led occupation and brutal rule of extremist sectarianism. Fares Shehabi…