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How Israel is disabling Palestinian Teenagers

By Jaclynn Ashly on September 21, 2017

In the Dheisheh refugee camp, it is common to see Palestinian teenagers with deep scars dotting the length of their legs, while posters and murals of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces adorn the concrete walls – testaments to a disturbing reality of routine Israeli violence in the camp. (more…)

Islamophobia at Home at San Francisco State University

By Jamal Dajani on September 24, 2017

The bigots are at it again. New posters have been popping up on college campuses in a smear campaign aimed at vilifying academics and students who are vocal on the Israeli Colonialism Project in Palestine. (more…)

Preferred Conclusions – The BBC, Syria and Venezuela

September 13, 2017

As the late media activist Danny Schechter wrote, when it comes to the corporate broadcast media: ‘The more you watch, the less you know.’

Schechter’s observation only fails in one key respect: ‘mainstream’ output does tell us a lot about which foreign governments are being lined up for regime change. (more…)

Syria War Diary: What Life Is Like Under ‘Moderate’ Rebel Rule

By Eva Bartlett on August 24, 2017

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In early 2016 the hillside town of Madaya, just northwest of Damascus, was the focus of sudden Western and Gulf media campaigns featuring harrowing photos of emaciated elderly and children splashed widely across print, online and social media. (more…)

Raqqa: A Hellhole Created by the Regime-Changers of the West

By Neil Clark on September 2, 2017

Raqqa, Photo: Moruke Umnaber / Global Look Press

As Jan Egeland, the UN humanitarian adviser on Syria, has stated, if there’s a worse place to be in the world at the moment than the Syrian city of Raqqa, then it’s hard to imagine. This week, the UN estimated that the battle to capture the de facto ISIS capital is costing the lives of 27 civilians a day. (more…)

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