Tom Watson and Bomber Benn back Trump’s militarism

Tom Watson and Hilary Benn have taken advantage of Trump's missile attack on Syria's Shayrat airbase to launch their own attack on Jeremy Corbyn. This is the latest salvo in their war of attrition which they intend to wage until they finally remove him as the Leader of the Labour Party. Tom Watson, Deputy Leader … Continue reading Tom Watson and Bomber Benn back Trump’s militarism

The Syrian people’s revolution massacred in Aleppo

By Marcus Halaby THE SIEGE of Aleppo has entered its final hours. A cold-blooded and methodical massacre awaits the defenders and civilians who could not or would not escape. With the fall of Aleppo, a similar fate is being prepared for the remaining areas of the country not yet subjugated by the regime's militias. Moscow and Damascus are … Continue reading The Syrian people’s revolution massacred in Aleppo

Stop the assault on Aleppo – solidarity with the resistance

The brutal attack on Eastern Aleppo by Russian and Syrian warplanes, bombing with bunker buster, incendiary and barrel bombs, has already killed hundreds of civilians, creating a landscape many have likened to Stalingrad in 1942, Warsaw in 1944 or better, perhaps, given the same perpetrator is involved, the Chechen capital, Grozny, in 2000. The Syrian … Continue reading Stop the assault on Aleppo – solidarity with the resistance

USA and Russia prepare partition of Syria

Russia, Turkey and USA stoke sectarian and ethnic conflict while Assad bombs Aleppo and expels Darayya’s residents The FSA’s opposition to Kurdish autonomy and the YPG's reliance on the USA and its hostility to Syria's popular uprising has isolated the Kurds By Marcus Halaby AS WE go to press, the ceasefire in Syria agreed in Geneva … Continue reading USA and Russia prepare partition of Syria

Great powers fiddle while Syria burns

Beneath the rubble ordinary Syrians defend the democratic ideals of the revolution as western governments remain complicit in Russian bombing By Marcus Halaby Syrians in the rebel-held “liberated zones” marked the beginning of the US and Russian-brokered “cessation of hostilities” by coming out onto the streets in their tens of thousands, with anti-Assad rallies reported … Continue reading Great powers fiddle while Syria burns

Syria’s largest city strangled by Assad

Ceasefire will bring neither a just nor a lasting end to the civil war By Marcus Halaby RUSSIA’S bombing campaign in support of Bashar al-Assad’s dictatorship has created a new wave of refugees, with 35,000 stranded on the border with Turkey. Its purpose was to encircle Syria’s largest city Aleppo, before a US-Russian brokered “ceasefire” … Continue reading Syria’s largest city strangled by Assad

Saudi Arabia, US ally with problems

By Marcus Halaby For all David Cameron’s boasting that he has 70,000 “moderate” Syrian oppositionists ready to act as boots on the ground in the fight against ISIS, there is precious little sign of them being brought into action. It now seems that they will only be usable after a “political process” has engineered a … Continue reading Saudi Arabia, US ally with problems