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The strange advocacy of pro-war anti-war activist Peter Tatchell

On Thursday 10th December, British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn attended a dinner organised by the Stop the War Coalition (StWC). Corbyn has long been associated with StWC, and until very recently was it’s chairman. There was a small protest … Continue reading

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New poll of Syrian public opinion.

The poll was carried out by Opinion Research Business in July. As ever, caveats should apply to the results. About the difficulties of accurate polling in war zones and authoritarian states. About the inability of opinion polls to capture nuance. … Continue reading

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Reuters on how U.S. backed rebel groups in Syria are fighting alongside ‘Al Qaeda’.

As here: Hardline Islamists fighting side-by-side with groups backed by the United States have made gains in northern Syria in recent weeks while showing rare unity, which some fear may be short-lived . . . . . . The alliance, … Continue reading

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Hamish de Bretton Gordon calls for Syria ‘no-fly zone’ in The Guardian.

Hamish de Bretton Gordon is currently Chief Operating Officer of SecureBio Ltd. According to his blurb on the website MilitarySpeakers.co.uk, he was previously ‘Commanding Officer of the UK CBRN Regiment and NATO’s Rapid Reaction CBRN Battalion’, whose ‘operational deployments have … Continue reading

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Avaaz call for a ‘no-fly zone’ in Syria.

Avaaz describe themselves as a ‘global web movement to bring people-powered politics to decision-making everywhere’, and are fairly well known within human rights and development circles. They had previously used their reach and status to drum up support for a … Continue reading

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At least 103 civilians killed by U.S. led bombing in Syria since September.

That’s according to a count by the Syrian Network for Human Rights. They also claim that Kaya Mueller, a U.S. NGO worker who was being held by ISIS, was killed in a Jordanian airstrike. As here: ‘In this report we … Continue reading

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CNN: Obama administration reportedly ‘shifting their strategy’ on Syria to go after Assad.

From an article published by CNN on 13/11/3014: ‘President Barack Obama has asked his national security team for another review of the U.S. policy toward Syria after realizing that ISIS may not be defeated without a political transition in Syria … Continue reading

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