Politics

White Helmets and Hala Systems: the grotesque militarisation of ‘humanitarianism’ in Syria

Vanessa Beeley looks at how the now-infamous White Helmets partnered with Chicago-based Hala Systems to militarize so-called humanitarian efforts in Syria. Syria, August 2019 – reports came in that Russian warplanes had destroyed two terrorist-manned early warning radar posts in the Northern Hama countryside, known as the 20th post and the Eagle post. White Helmets training in early warning systems – […]

US Task Force Smoking Gun smuggles weapons to Syria: Serbia files

New leaked documents expose for the first time a secret US Special Operations Command unit code named Task Force Smoking Gun. It has been deployed in Croatia since 2017 and tasked with diverting tons of arms and ammunition from Europe to Syria. Recently I anonymously received explosive documents about arms deals between the US Government and the Serbian state owned-arms […]

In Defense of Cory Morningstar & “Manufacturing for Consent”

Good investigative journalism doesn’t only reveal hidden mechanisms of our time;  it also exposes those who refuse to confront the mechanisms. Remember when the late Bruce Dixon courageously and cogently called Bernie Sanders “a sheep dog candidate”? Remember when Eva Bartlett, Vanessa Beeley and others truly stood with Syrian people in opposing the western intervention?   I do. Those who […]

‘This is who we are, this is Syria’

Our friend Ibrahim Muhammad writes movingly below on the indomitable spirit of resilience, defiance and hope which is the hallmark of the amazing Syrian people. Please view his video and read his words: Just a small part of the #Syrian_beauty ❤️🇸🇾❤️ See the amount of joy, happiness and peace, just imagine the other picture: What if ISIS or Al Nusra or what […]

Romancing Rojava: Rhetoric vs. Reality

The purpose of this article is to provide a critique of the Rojava project through a close examination of the discrepancies between the rhetoric surrounding the endeavour and the realities governing its implementation. By “Rojava project” we refer to the endeavour to establish Kurdish nationalist sovereignty in northern Syria by the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its military wing the […]

Oliver Kamm Launches Evidence Free Attack on Real Journalist, Academic and Politician.

There is something that the repulsive Oliver Kamm doesn’t seem to grasp: whenever there is instigated another desperate ‘expose’ of Vanessa Beeley, Piers Robinson and the Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media (the latest attack focuses on the group’s David Miller and suspended Labour MP Chris Williamson) it simply proves to all of us who support their vital work, […]

What Channel 4 News Refused to Tell You About the Gilet Jaunes: Email

I recently sent an email to several journalists at Channel 4 News regarding their reporting of the Gilet Jaunes movement in France. I chose Channel 4 News for the very same reasons I have written about in detail previously: the programme presents itself as uniquely radical in the mainstream media, a lie that it is vitally important to expose because […]

Irwin Cotler, the White Helmets, and the Whitewashing of an Appalling Agenda

Cotler’s campaigns for foreign regime change or intervention almost always march in lock-step with neoconservative U.S. foreign policy. His “humanitarian” branding is but a thin veneer of hypocrisy to conceal his establishment policies — policies that almost always serve the interests of Israel. On July 22, 2018, Israel organized and facilitated an exceptional evacuation of White Helmet operatives from southern Syria, claiming […]

Syria: Bodies Don’t Lie

Vanessa Beeley brings vital testimony from Syria which reveals the real story suppressed by western corporate media: During my last but one trip to #Damascus, I had the privilege of interviewing the Director of Forensics, Dr Zaher Hajjo, in Damascus. Here are just a few of the statements he gave me during our meeting. Hajjo is a genuine patriot who […]

My Three Syrian Years: Aleksandr Kharchenko

Russian journalist Aleksandr Kharchenko gives a compelling and moving account of his work at the front lines in the Syrian Arab Army’s fight against NATO and Gulf state backed terrorism: Syria is a nice Middle Eastern country. The Middle East is always a fairy tale. We have heard a lot about this state, but it was always hard to tell […]