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Baba Amr falls to Syrian regime

The Syrian regime is scoring some important victories, but the revolution is not defeated yet, writes Marcus Halaby Read more...

The Syrian Revolution, imperialist rivalries and the left

The thirtieth anniversary of the Hama massacre, in which 20,000 perished, reminds us that the Ba'athist dictatorship and the al-Assad dynasty, which has ruled Syria since 1971, is no novice when it comes to the slaughter of its own people. Famed for their intransigence, the son Bashar could say, like the father, Hafiz; "I am in blood stepped in so far that should I wade no more, returning were as tedious as go o'er." (Shakespeare's Macbeth). The regime marked the anniversary with a new massacre, killing 200 by heavy bombardment of the rebellious Khalidiya neighbourhood of Homs. Read more...

Fear and hypocrisy: the Arab League monitors in Syria

Marcus Halaby reports on the latest developments in the Syrian revolution as international monitors send back their reports Read more...

Rival Imperialisms take sides in the Syrian revolution

The revolution in Syria refuses to be crushed, and with reports of more soldiers defecting, Dave Stockton examines where things could go next Read more...

Syria: Assad’s concessions are a fraud

President Assad struggles to stay in power as the resistance movement grows Read more...

Massacre in Syria – but the people remain defiant

The Syrian regime continues its crackdown on opposition forces, but the demonstrations and protests are continuing. How can President Assad be removed from power? By Marcus Halaby Read more...

Opposition grows in Syria against Assad regime

The four month long rebellion against President Bashar Assad and his regime is showing no signs of slowing down, despite the violent crack down which has seen around 1,600 activists killed. Indeed the opposition movement is growing and gaining in strength, with 500,000 people protesting after prayers on Friday 15 July. Read more...

Syrians can bring down Assad regime

SYRIAN security forces shot dead over 80 protesters on 22 April. They killed another 12 the next day, as the democracy movement attempted to bury its dead. Read more...

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