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Syrians fight on despite brutality of regime

16 August 2011
The brutality of the Syrian state—and the rebellion of the Syrian people—seem to know no bounds.

Syria: Intervention won’t help to defeat al-Assad

09 August 2011
The Syrian state has killed more than 2,000 people over the past five months.

Striking back in Syria’s revolution

02 August 2011
In a grainy video posted recently on Youtube, a group of Syrian army officers announced their defection to the "popular revolution".

Syria's brutal regime launches fresh crackdown

19 July 2011
Government troops launched brutal attacks on several towns and cities across Syria last weekend.

US is a false friend to Syria revolt

12 July 2011
The US claims to back the movement against the Syrian regime. But in reality it wants to stabilise the situation for its own benefit.

Syria: Army generals defect from Assad's regime

05 July 2011
The Syrian resistance is organising for the next stage of the battle to defeat the government.

Syria: a rogue state in the back pocket of the Western powers

14 June 2011
According to the West, Syria is a "rogue" state that has interests in developing weapons of mass destruction and supports terrorism.

Syrian protests defy repression

14 June 2011
The mass revolt in Syria is under brutal attack from the Syrian state. And circling in the background are Western governments looking to increase their dominance in the region.

Syrian regime clamps down on democracy protests

07 June 2011
Syrian security forces mutinied in the northern town of Jisrash Shugur on Monday.

Israeli soldiers murder unarmed protesters in Golan Heights

07 June 2011
Israeli soldiers murdered 23 people last Sunday during protests against its occupation of Syria’s Golan Heights. They injured another 350 protesters.

Syrian women defy regime's repression

24 May 2011
Women are playing a vital role in the uprising in Syria.

Syria: a united fight for freedom

10 May 2011
The uprising in Syria against Bashar al-Assad’s regime continues despite repression that has reportedly claimed some 800 lives.

Resisting the crackdown in Syria

03 May 2011
Rebels in Syria are still protesting on the streets despite a brutal government crackdown.

People will defy the Syrian crackdown

26 April 2011
The Syrian government’s crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations will not keep the country’s people silent.

Middle East round-up

12 April 2011
Syrian protests face violence The past week has been a bloody one for those resisting the regime in Syria.

Syria's balancing acts

05 April 2011
President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, like other Arab rulers, is determined to cling onto power in the face of the spreading revolts across the region. So far, that has meant killing more than 60 people in the first fortnight of protests.

Syria: Protests force the cabinet out

29 March 2011
Mass protests have rocked the Syrian regime. The cabinet resigned on Tuesday and the "state of emergency" legislation is to be lifted.

Britain sells death

22 February 2011
Bahrain: assault rifles, tear gas, ammunition, aircraft partsEgypt: bombs, missiles, body armourLibya: ammunition, tear gas, crowd control equipmentYemen: body armour, ammunitionAlgeria: combat helicoptersTunisia: gun parts Kuwait: military software, anti-riot shieldsMorocco: bomb partsSyria: ammunitionLebanon: body armour, shotgunsJordan: armoured vehicles, gun parts, gas mask filtersUnited

Diary 3 - Viva Palestina convoy across Turkey and into Syria

07 October 2010
The fifth Viva Palestina convoy from Britain is nearing Gaza. Human rights lawyer and socialist Jim Nichol reports from the convoy:

Euphoria as Omar Souleyman enthralls London

25 May 2010
Syrian music sensation Omar Souleyman—topping 500 studio albums—is THE aviator wearing, headscarf-bearing king of inept Syrian pop-folk.

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