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Turkey’s role in Syria (arming and supporting extremists)

(Note: the below comes from my previous Canary article here.) As the BBC has noted, Turkey has been a key part of Syria’s ongoing war: The Turkish government has been a staunch critic of Mr Assad since the start of the uprising in … Continue reading

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Facebook: Can we have a filter for all innocent civilians?

This letter from Some E-Cards is a brilliant critique of Facebook’s ‘France Filter’. Here is one key section. the answer to the problems facing our world lies beyond notions of nationalism, and so-called national identity. Beyond notions of allies and … Continue reading

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October 9th in Kobanê (Poem)

This is no normal war, What they’re seeking is gore, To destroy our lives here, To annihilate all, Each ten minutes that pass, We see shells and bombs fall, Our nerves truly wracked, As they pummel our walls, Their unlimited … Continue reading

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UK Conservatives Against Mandela

In spite of heartfelt speeches some right-wingers may have given regarding Nelson Mandela, “we mustn’t let those who opposed Mandela’s struggle pretend they didn’t”. Many Western party leaders “described his organisation as terrorist”, believed sanctions were wrong, and “wore T-shirts … Continue reading

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US Conservatives and Mandela

In the USA, “the conservative movement… took great pains to condemn and demonize Mandela and the African National Congress, doing all they could to undermine the economic boycott of South Africa and the anti-apartheid movement.” Reagan, for example, “placed the … Continue reading

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