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Syrian Refugees Are Fleeing Regime-Change (Not Assad)

Palm Sunday rallies used to be about protesting war and demanding nuclear disarmament until the focus shifted over the past many years towards championing the rights of refugees. Yes, it is a humanitarian necessity, but the greater task is to expose and restrain the role played by the Anglo-American alliance (including Australia) in fueling the proxy-wars that created the vast majority of those who were made refugees in the first place…

North Korea: A Realistic Portrayal Please

The North Korean economy by all accounts is actually quite healthy (despite the sanctions and need to spend heavily on defence). South Korea’s central bank stated recently that the DPRK economy grew by 3.9% in 2016 over the previous year, which is 7.8 times the rate of growth of the population which is going along at 0.5%. In other words, the availability of goods/services is growing much faster than the population…

Break the Sieges? What about the Economic Siege on Syria?

Syrian religious leaders representing the republic’s three largest churches (Greek Orthodox, Melkite Catholic, and Syrian Orthodox) recently issued a statement calling for an end to the sanctions on Syria, which they blamed for impoverishing the Syrian people. That the West predictably ignored these calls is symptomatic of their abject refusal to address the most important truth about the war, which is that the militias waging war on the Syrian state are infinitely more dependent on an external predatory alliance of nations for…

The Economic War on Syria

Syria is being destabilised both militarily and economically. Militarily by insurgent forces sponsored by NATO, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey. Economically by the sanctions regime imposed by the United States, the European Union, and even the Arab League. The Syrian economy has contracted by roughly 35 percent since the beginning of the war. Although the crisis began in March 2011…

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