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Unraveled the region completely - by Ted Rudow III, MA
Islam has made great advances in the last 42 years. Muslims around the world have become much more powerful, more united in their faith, more radical and militant, and Muslim communities.
Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 3:55PM
Peace could have been given - by Ted Rudow III, MA
Assyria in Iraq, of course part of Syria today is part of that. Also Northern Iraq was a part of Assyria, and it was always fighting with its neighbours. First was Assyria, then Babylon, where did the Medes and Persians originate. Persia, they changed the name to Iran. I think it was only after World War 2 that they started to change the names of all these countries.
Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:12PM
Iraqi Minorities in Peril - by Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra)
The plight of Iraqi minorities was the subject of a deeply thoughtful and insightful debate at the US based Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 6:52AM
Support is flooding in for an Assyrian church's reopening in Baghdad - by Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra)
Some good news emerged from inside of Baghdad this week, as the St George's Church re-opened its doors to Iraq's persecuted Christian community, after a decade from being attacked in the wake of the US/UK invasion of Iraq.
Posted: Fri Nov 6, 2015 10:19AM
The Shortwave Report 10/02/15 Listen Globally! - by Dan Roberts
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK World Radio Japan, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Sputnik Radio.
Posted: Thu Oct 1, 2015 5:01PM
The Shortwave Report 07/24/15 Listen Globally! - by Dan Roberts
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, China Radio International, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:27PM
Pandora’s box - by Ted Rudow III, MA
The Obama administration is considering a plan to increase the U.S. presence in Iraq by sending up to 500 more military personnel and establishing a new military base in Anbar Province. The United States already has about 3,000 troops, including trainers and advisers, in Iraq. The new forces would help train Iraqi forces in retaking the city of Ramadi, which fell to the self-described Islamic State last month.
Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:18AM
American firepower - by Ted Rudow III, MA
The U.S. also imposes murderous sanctions upon Iraq, killing thousands of people every month and condemning most of the rest of the population to a miserable, disease-ridden, poverty-stricken. Although they profit, it possible for them to sell billions of dollars of weapons to the Saudis and the Kuwaitis, and station U.S. troops in the Mideast to “protect” them.
Posted: Fri Apr 3, 2015 12:38PM
The Shortwave Report 12/19/14 Listen Globally! - by Dan Roberts
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.
Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:04PM
Ongoing agony in Iraq - by Nermeen Al-Mufti
The hundreds of thousands of displaced families suffer from the heavy rain that falls every day.
Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:56PM
Global Rally against ISIS – for Kobanê – for Humanity! NOV. 01, 2014 - by Layla
The so-called international coalition to fight the ISIS, have not helped Kurdish resistance effectively despite witnessing the ongoing genocide committed against Kobanê. They have not fulfilled their real international legal obligations. Some of the countries in the coalition, especially Turkey, are among financial and military supporters of the ISIS terrorists in Iraq and Syria. Therefore a Global Rally against ISIS – for Kobanê – for Humanity is vital. If the world wants democracy i...
Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:24AM
Turkey agrees to allow Peshmerga from Iraq into Kobane - by S
Turkey to allow Kurdish PUK troops from Iraq to pass Turkey and enter Kobane. YPG is not asking for this support. Indeed, it may turn into an occupation of revolutionary Kobane after ISIL has been kicked out, since Iraqi Kurdish PUK is not as left-leaning and democratic as the YPG. Kurdish militias in Iraq are unfortunately not revolutionary, which is why they enjoy endless US and EU support. PUK: Kurdish Patriotic Union.
Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:53AM
DAF Anarchists report from Kobane (Oct 9) after 24 days of ISIS attacks - by DAF
DAF (anarchist federation) reports on Oct 9 about the 24th day of ISIS attacks on Kobanê.
Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:39AM
Call to Donate Medical Aid to Kobane - by M
Kobane sorely needs medical supplies to maintain the defense of the city and many civilians. Doctors inside Kobane are fixing up people the best they can, including external fixation limbs broken by gunshot wounds, but still people are bleeding to death after reaching aid stations and while waiting at the border to be allowed to enter Turkey. IS also recently burned an entire supply warehouse belonging to a local Kurdish relief organization. We've formulated a list with suggested donations...
Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:14AM
The very lies that made the Cheney-Bush Iraq War possible. - by Ted Rudow III, MA
As Vice President Joe Biden warns it will take a "hell of a long fight" for the United States to stop militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:46PM
ISIS using captured Iraqi chemical weapons on Kobani in its desperation to take the town - by OPCW
ISIS appears to have used chemical weapons against People's Defense Units defending Kobani. Graphic images show widespread blistering without other injuries. These weapons appear to have been captured from the Iraqi "Army" fools.
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 3:30PM
Down with the Imperialist War in Iraq and Syria! - by PCInt
In early August the American government decided to launch a limited “humanitarian action” – in the form of mass bombing! – in Iraq, after an international campaign to mobilize public opinion over the plight of the Yazidi and Christian minorities who have been threatened with “genocide” by the advance of Islamist rebels of “the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant” (better known by the acronym ISIS).
Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 2:13AM
David Graeber on Rojava Revolution - Spanish Civil War of our age? - by S
If there is a parallel today to Franco’s superficially devout, murderous Falangists, who would it be but Isis? If there is a parallel to the Mujeres Libres of Spain, who could it be but the courageous women defending the barricades in Kobane? Is the world – and this time most scandalously of all, the international left – really going to be complicit in letting history repeat itself?
Posted: Wed Oct 8, 2014 9:06AM
In the Rubble of US Imperialism: Why the US isn't helping Syrian kurds - by S
The Syrian YPG has a track record of smashing the Islamic State in fair fights. The US, nonetheless, is refusing to back them against the IS: based ultimately on their progressive politics.
Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:31AM
Democracy at gunpoint - by Ted Rudow III, MA
The U.S. talks about promoting peace and freedom and democracy, while it’s occupying Afghanistan and Iraq and spreading democracy at gunpoint. One Western reporter said, “We haven’t brought democracy to Iraq. We’ve brought blood, killing and death!
Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:02AM