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The Daily Fail on Cuba

The Daily Mail demonstrated once again the severe lack of depth of its reporting on 20 March when US President Barack Obama began his historic visit to Cuba. The paper called Raúl Castro the son of Fidel Castro, no doubt leaving … Continue reading

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My international articles at The Canary (Oct. 2015-Mar. 2016)

http://www.thecanary.co/2016/03/22/twitter-users-just-demolished-attempts-twist-brussels-attack-anti-muslim-propaganda-tweets/ http://www.thecanary.co/2016/03/19/new-bomb-attack-hits-nato-capital-not-seems/ http://www.thecanary.co/2016/03/18/young-anti-isis-fighter-received-horrific-welcome-home-britain/ http://www.thecanary.co/2016/03/13/never-hear-war-heres-video/ http://www.thecanary.co/2016/03/08/tory-mp-desperately-needs-uk-history-lesson-heres-crash-course/ http://www.thecanary.co/2016/03/07/major-human-rights-march-london-totally-ignored-mainstream-media-tweets/ http://www.thecanary.co/2016/02/26/exclusive-natos-second-biggest-army-citizens/ http://www.thecanary.co/2016/02/22/turkey-trigger-new-world-war-syria-unless-urgent-actions-taken/ http://www.thecanary.co/2016/02/09/obama-celebrates-signing-tpp-trade-deal-rest-world-despairs/ http://www.thecanary.co/2016/02/07/cynical-way-putin-maintaining-grip-power/ http://www.thecanary.co/2016/02/02/major-uk-high-street-stores-found-sickening-way-profit-refugee-children/ http://www.thecanary.co/2016/01/31/refugees-benefit-society-much-depends-government-responds/ http://www.thecanary.co/2016/01/28/two-incredibly-different-ways-treating-refugees-europe/ http://www.thecanary.co/2016/01/27/peace-talks-begin-syria-two-things-essential-success/ http://www.thecanary.co/2016/01/25/camerons-shameful-support-saudi-war-crimes-yemen/ http://www.thecanary.co/2016/01/22/conservative-criticisms-obamas-gun-reforms-bullsht/ http://www.thecanary.co/2016/01/20/shocking-charlie-hebdo-cartoon-made-alan-kurdis-father-weep-tweets/ http://www.thecanary.co/2016/01/19/david-cameron-sympathises-terrorists-heres-proof-tweets/ http://www.thecanary.co/2016/01/17/turkey-says-us-author-terrorist-heres/ http://www.thecanary.co/2016/01/15/renowned-tory-wants-blunder-full-blown-war-iran/ http://www.thecanary.co/2016/01/12/drug-lord-recaptured-oversized-ego/ http://www.thecanary.co/2016/01/06/uk-bombs-syria-nato-member-murdering-kurds/ http://www.thecanary.co/2016/01/05/camerons-deadly-silence-saudi-executions-need-know/ http://www.thecanary.co/2015/12/24/heres-britain-filled-kindness-christmas-tweets/ http://www.thecanary.co/2015/12/24/left-just-won-big-spain-corbyn/ http://www.thecanary.co/2015/12/21/death-bolivarian-revolution-can-learn-venezuela/ http://www.thecanary.co/2015/12/21/bernie-sanders-usas-jeremy-corbyn/ http://www.thecanary.co/2015/12/18/donald-trump-not-welcome-scotland/ http://www.thecanary.co/2015/12/18/karma-strikes-ceo-hiked-drug-prices-5000/ http://www.thecanary.co/2015/12/15/bbcs-pro-israel-bias-worrying/ http://www.thecanary.co/2015/12/02/uk-ally-saudi-arabia-isis-embassy-tweets/ http://www.thecanary.co/2015/12/01/remember-turkey-assassinated-journalist-uncovering-support-isis-look-done-now/ http://www.thecanary.co/2015/11/28/bombing-syria-pros-cons/ http://www.thecanary.co/2015/11/25/turkey-shot-russian-jet/ http://www.thecanary.co/2015/11/22/murdoch-tells-obama-let-proven-christians-country/ http://www.thecanary.co/2015/11/19/western-governments-playing-terrorists-hands/ http://www.thecanary.co/2015/11/19/can-citizens-join-fight-isis/ http://www.thecanary.co/2015/11/14/paris-attacks-radicalisation-political-propaganda/ http://www.thecanary.co/2015/11/12/need-know-sinister-motives-g20-host/ http://www.thecanary.co/2015/11/10/university-rejects-freedom-speech/Continue reading

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Cameron on Turkey: clueless or deceptive? (VIDEO)

Is David Cameron lying to us about Turkey, or does he just have no idea? Source: Cameron on Turkey: clueless or deceptive? (VIDEO)

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Kurds condemn Istanbul bombing (19 March)

In February 2016, The Huffington Post wrote about how Turkish media bans after recent terrorist attacks have allowed the governing AKP regime to “control supporters and punish dissenters in the press”. In other words, they allow the State to control … Continue reading

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Rojava: Chapter 1C

Below, I will take a brief look at the recent histories of Yemen, Lebanon, the Gulf States, and northern African states. While there are Muslim nations to the east of India, in the former Soviet Union, and outside the northernmost … Continue reading

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Rojava: Chapter 1B

Palestine, Zionist Colonialism, and Arab Reaction   My essay “Gaza: A Capitalist Genocide”[1] discusses the violent nationalism of Zionism in greater depth, but in this section my main aim is to point out the significant role that Israel played in … Continue reading

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Rojava: Chapter 1A

For the purpose of this book, I suggest that we consider four nations in particular as political powerhouses in the Muslim World. Three of these – Iran, Turkey, and Egypt – all have ancient histories and imperialist pasts, perhaps in … Continue reading

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Rojava: Chapter 1 (introduction)

During “the epoch of classical Islamic civilisation”, according to LibCom.org, the whole “Arab region was definitively wrenched out of its past”.[1] Iraqi-born theoretical physicist Jim Al-Khalili, meanwhile, insists that, as Europe languished in the so-called ‘Dark Ages’, “incredible scientific advances … Continue reading

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Index for “Rojava: An Alternative”

The index for my book “Rojava: An Alternative to Imperialism, Nationalism, and Islamism in the Middle East” Continue reading

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Foreword to “Rojava: An Alternative”

A forward to my book “Rojava: An Alternative to Imperialism, Nationalism, and Islamism in the Middle East” Continue reading

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