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A conference to unite the world against war

06 November 2007
Year six of the "war on terror" has produced warnings of war on Iran and plans for US military bases in Lebanon that threaten Syria and the Lebanese resistance.

‘Surge’ into Iraq threatens to spill into Iran and Syria

20 January 2007
The threat of war against Iran came one step closer this week when the US neocons announced they are "going to deal" with Iran.

George Galloway on the streets of Beirut

02 September 2006
George Galloway warned last week that plans to use United Nations (UN) troops to disarm Hizbollah and patrol the border with Syria will spell disaster and lead to more conflict.

Is an Arab revolution on the agenda?

19 August 2006
"The Arab people now consider Hizbollah to be heroes because they are confronting the enemy Israel and protecting their land... Even if Hizbollah were destroyed, another Hizbollah would emerge within a year or two somewhere else - maybe in Jordan, in Syria, in Egypt or in Iraq."

How the US lied over cartoon riots

18 February 2006
"Condoleezza Rice is a liar. The US secretary of state blamed Iran and Syria for inciting violence over Danish caricatures of the prophet Mohammed.

Jailed for 30 years for criticising 'free' Iraq

14 January 2006
If a writer was jailed for 30 years for exposing government corruption in Iran or Syria, there would be outrage in the US and Britain and demands for military strikes. But when that happens in Iraq there is silence.

'Don't let Bush spread his war across the Middle East'

17 December 2005
Sanna Hafez, a founder member of the Hands of Syria group in Britain, spoke to Socialist Worker

Will they bomb Iran or Syria?

05 November 2005
The Bush administration had a couple of bits of good news recently, at a time when the picture facing it was generally pretty grim.

US and Britain threaten action against Syria

29 October 2005
The US is beating the drums of war once more. This time it threatens action against Syria.

Who says?

06 August 2005
"The Palestinians are the pikeys of the Middle East. If they must have a homeland give them part of Saudi Arabia, because the Egyptians, the Syrians, the Jordanians and the Lebanese don’t want them either." Richard Littlejohn, writing in the Sun

General strike against occupation in Iraqi city of Ramadi

21 May 2005
Iraqis in the city of Ramadi and neighbouring towns held a general strike last weekend in a protest against a blockade by US troops. The strike was called as US troops mounted a major offensive on villages and towns along the Euphrates river up to the border with Syria.

Why Hizbollah will keep up the struggle

19 March 2005
The US is attempting to interfere in Lebanon’s politics. The US has made no secret about its intentions for Lebanon, Syria and Palestine.

Deeper interests behind the Lebanese protests

12 March 2005
The demonstrations calling for the withdrawal of Syrian troops from Lebanon converge on Martyrs Square in downtown Beirut. The square is better known as Solidere, after the multi-billion dollar property company partially owned by former prime minister Rafiq Hariri.

Turkish anti-war movement delegation in Damascus

12 March 2005
The Turkish anti-war movement has taken a lead in protesting against the threats by Bush against Syria. I was one of a delegation of 60 trade unionists, doctors, writers, journalists and peace activists that visited Damascus last week to give solidarity and support to its people.

After Iraq will the US attack Syria next?

26 February 2005
The assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq al-Hariri in Beirut on 14 February has provided the opportunity for US officials to turn the spotlight on Syria. The US was swift to accuse it of destablising Lebanon and sponsoring terrorism.

Getting the troops out is still the key demand after the Iraqi election

12 February 2005
George Bush’s recent state of the union speech was frightening. In it he named Syria and Iran as countries where the US wants to see regime change — just as he did in his axis of evil speech. If they do attack Syria or Iran, this will have serious consequences throughout the region. People should not think that this is an idle threat.

Syrian refugees' classmates determined they should stay

12 February 2005
Amnesty International has reported its grave concern that families returning to Syria are being imprisoned, and that children are being tortured in custody.

Bookmarks

04 December 2004
Inventing the Axis of Evil (New Press, £15.95) is a series of essays by Bruce Cumings, Ervand Abrahamain and Moshe Ma’oz on "the truth about North Korea, Iran and Syria".

Rebel voices from Iraq

04 December 2004
The destruction of Fallujah raised many questions for Iraqis—questions voiced by three friends aged 24 to 30. The three men are traders who were trapped in Syria as the US laid siege to Fallujah. The government of Iyad Allawi is refusing to allow men of fighting age to re-enter the country. The three have joined the growing band of Iraqi refugees in Syria.

Problems for US as Israel attacks Syria

11 October 2003
ISRAEL'S ASSAULT on Syria last weekend has ratcheted up the tensions in the Middle East.

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