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Popular representation and democracy in Syria – end of `Alawite dictatorship’?

By Kristian GIRLING (UK)

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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Popular representation and democracy in Syria – end of `Alawite dictatorship’?

Introduction The Syrian parliamentary election of 13 April 2016 is demonstrative of the apparent and continuing plurality of Syrian society as manifested within the People’s Council – a parliamentary body which has often been regarded as merely a façade of legitimation for the ruling Baath Party government of President Bashar al-Assad. Plurality within the parliament […]

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Putin at the UN: “Do you at least realize now what you’ve done?”

By Angela BOROZNA (USA)

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

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Putin at the UN: “Do you at least realize now what you’ve done?”

On September 28, Russian President Vladimir Putin made a speech at the United Nations General Assembly. The event was to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the creation of the organization. Putin reminded that the decision to create the United Nations was made in his country in 1945, at the Yalta Conference, by the leaders of […]

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What will Obama and Putin talk about?

By Vladimir KOZIN (Russia)

Friday, September 25, 2015

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What will Obama and Putin talk about?

In this final week before Vladimir Putin addresses the UN General Assembly, there has been a flurry of contact between Washington and Moscow. And by that I don’t just mean the Sept. 18 telephone call between the defense ministers of Russia and the US. Russia’s beefed up military presence in Syria has clearly sparked a […]

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Elections in Syria: The People Say No to Foreign Intervention

By Ajamu BARAKA (USA)

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

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Elections in Syria: The People Say No to Foreign Intervention

Defying threats of violence, tens of thousands of ordinary Syrians went to the polls to cast a vote that was more about Syrian dignity and self-determination than any of the candidates on the ballot. After three years of unimaginable atrocities fomented by a demented and dying U.S. empire, with the assistance of the royalist monarchies […]

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International observers endorse Syrian elections

By Eva BARTLETT (Canada)

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

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International observers endorse Syrian elections

Syria’s first multi-candidate presidential election in more than 40 years has begun earlier today. Facing strong and mostly hypocritical critisism from the West, the poll is about to demonstrate the real scale of public support President Assad is enjoying inside the country, heroically resisting foreign-sponsored aggression for more than three years. Expected pro-Assad voting in […]

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A Tale of Two Elections: Syria, Ukraine, and the West’s Double Take on Democracy

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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A Tale of Two Elections: Syria, Ukraine, and the West’s Double Take on Democracy

Ukraine and Syria are both going to the polls in less than two weeks, but the election that is legitimate (Syria) is painted as a fraud by the West, and the actual fraudulent election (Ukraine) is promoted as legitimate. Comparing both of these cases back-to-back most strongly illustrates the hypocrisy behind the West’s position. By […]

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Intrigues at Geneva II

By Igor PANKRATENKO (Russia)

Saturday, January 25, 2014

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Intrigues at Geneva II

“The idea of Montreux” – the idea of engaging in a peace process and national dialog in Syria under international mediation – died before it could be born.  A nasty intrigue, involving the UN Secretary-General and the employment of such petty chicaneries as delaying the airplane carrying the Syrian delegation in Athens – all this […]

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Nobel Peace Laureate: Syrian people have the right for self-determination

By Mairead MAGUIRE (Northern Ireland)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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Nobel Peace Laureate: Syrian people have the right for self-determination

XIII World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, Warsaw, Poland. October, 2l-23, 2013 Peace in Syria: Speech by Mairead Maguire in Warsaw, Poland. Oct.2013 Dear Friends, In May, 2013 I led a 16 person peace delegation into Syria at the invitation of Mussalaha National Movement in what we witnessed happening inside Syria was not fairly depicted […]

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Passing the Torch to a New Generation of Syrians

by Franklin LAMB (USA)

Saturday, September 28, 2013

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Passing the Torch to a New Generation of Syrians

Few, one imagines, in the Syrian Arab Republic these days  question the urgency and enormity of the task of  reconstruction of their ancient country from war inflicted destruction caused by a carnage  already more than half as long as World War I and approaching half as long as World War II. For this ten millennium civilization and its […]

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Towards the vindication of Syria invasion

By Dr.Ismail SALAMI (Iran)

Friday, September 6, 2013

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Towards the vindication of Syria invasion

In a stern tone, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned the West on Wednesday not to indulge any one-sided military action against Syria amid increasing fears that Washington is preparing to put this sinister idea into practical shape in cahoots with regional puppet regimes.   In an interview with Channel One TV and Associated Press, Putin […]

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Assad talks, Russia walks

By Pepe ESCOBAR (Brasil)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

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Assad talks, Russia walks

So Bashar al-Assad has spoken – exclusively, to Argentine daily El Clarin (there’s a huge Syrian diaspora in Argentina, as well as in neighboring Brazil). Full transcript of his interview in available on SANA agency web-site -OR. Cutting through the fog of Western hysteria, he made some valuable points. The record shows that, yes, the […]

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Chemical Attack in Syria

By Konstantin PENZEV (Russia)

Thursday, March 21, 2013

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Chemical Attack in Syria

As we wrote in January, the co-producers of Syrian drama were staging a false flag chemical attack in Syria.  We concluded then that a provocation in Syria is the only option left for the war-mongers. Having exhaustive information on the real situation in Syria and being aware of inability of the corrupted rebel group to […]

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