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The Syrian Revolution as the test of world politics

On Aug. 21 the genocidal regime of Bashar al-Assad murdered over a thousand civilians, mostly women and children, with sarin gas in the Damascus suburbs of Eastern Ghouta. It committed this crime in full view of the world—images of hundreds of murdered children, still in pajamas, laid out in temporary morgues, shocked viewers across the world.
Since April 2011 the world has looked on as over 115,000 Syrians have been killed, and over 7.2 million have been made refugees. When Assad’s regime resorted to illegal chemical weapons, it seemed to many that this would change. It seemed that the images of so many murdered innocents might compel some action. Continue reading

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Bosnian genocide 20 years after

From the March-April 2012 issue of News & Letters: World in View Bosnian genocide 20 years after by Gerry Emmett April 2012 marks 20 years since the start of the genocide in the former Yugoslavia, 1992-1995. This was a deliberate, … Continue reading

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Syrian revolution fights Assad’s genocide, world powers watch

From the new March-April 2012 issue of News & Letters: Lead Syrian revolution fights Assad’s genocide, world powers watch by Gerry Emmett The unprecedented uprising in Syria has been called the “orphan revolution” because it seems that the Syrian people … Continue reading

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