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The Syrian voices that won't be silenced

The Syrian voices that won’t be silenced

Silence would be the easier, safer choice. But silence has never been an option for them. Abdalaziz Alhamza and Hussam Eesa are two of the founders of the blog Raqqa is being slaughtered silently (RBSS). Since mid-2014, they have been speaking out against human rights violations, killings and torture committed in Raqqa by ISIS militants. RBSS is one of...
Interview with Paul Mason: what can Europe learn from Greece?

Interview with Paul Mason: what can Europe learn from Greece?

On April 2, Wikileaks released the transcript of a conversation between two International Monetary Fund (IMF) officials. They were discussing the bailout negotiations for Greece and suggesting to stage a “credit event”, to force the country close to default. In a nation still struggling with a deep economic crisis and holding tens of thousands of...
'Let them drown'

‘Let them drown’

Today around 700 migrants are feared to have drowned, while trying to cross the Mediterranean. But that number alone – seven hundred – does not give the whole picture. It does not tell the story of each man and woman who were in that boat, it does not describe their hopes and dreams, and it does not convey the grim...