Syria

Galway meeting: Syria:- Refugees and War. Why is this happening, and what can we do?

30/09/2015 - 19:00
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Galway meeting: Syria:- Refugees and War. Why is this happening, and what can we do?

Public meeting Wednesday 30th September 7pm
Venue: Upstairs at Richardson's Bar, Eyre Square.

We are hearing a lot about Syria in the last while regarding refugees, civil war, and foreign interventions. The biggest group of refugees coming
to Europe at the moment are Syrians. Governments are under pressure from populations to let more refugees into their countries, but what are the
problems causing Syrians to flee and why are they heading here? What can we do here in Ireland to support the people of Syria?

Since 2011 Syria has been transformed into a warzone. Increasingly external powers have become involved backing their faction allies.
Meanwhile ISIS has exploited the situation. What are the motives of USA and Russia? And how is Syria linked to the British Prime Minister’s assertion
that Labour under their newly elected leader Jeremy Corbyn is “a threat to national security”?

There will be a public meeting debating these questions, held  upstairs at Richardson's Bar in Eyre Square, on Wednesday 30th September, at 7pm,
facilitated by the Galway branch of the Socialist Workers Party.

This public meeting addressed by retired lecturer John Molyneux of the Socialist Workers Party will also examine the broader issues of immigration
and border controls, war, Capitalism and Imperialism, and discuss the alternatives.

Confirmed: US “Operation Rooms” Backing Al Qaeda in Syria

Confirmed: US “Operation Rooms” Backing Al Qaeda in Syria

By Tony Cartalucci
Global Research, May 11, 2015
Url of this article:
http://www.globalresearch.ca/confirmed-us-operation-rooms-backing-al-qae...
Iraq-Syria-US

IS captives were waterboarded- correlation between IS brutality & U.S. actions

Captives held by Islamic State were waterboarded

American journalist James Foley while covering the civil war in Aleppo, Syria, in November 2012. (Nicole Tung/AP)

By Adam Goldman and Julie Tate August 28 http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/captives-held-by-islamic-state-were-waterboarded/2014/08/28/2b4e1962-2ec9-11e4-9b98-848790384093_story.html?wpisrc=nl%5Fhdtop

At least four hostages held in Syria by the Islamic State, including an American journalist who was recently executed by the group, were waterboarded in the early part of their captivity, according to people familiar with the treatment of the kidnapped Westerners.

MICHAEL JANSEN ON SYRIA PEACE TALKS. IT 130214.

Children abused and killed by both sides in Syria - report in IT 060214

Children abused and killed by both sides in Syria - http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/middle-east/un-accuses-both-sides-i...

Does Opposing Western Intervention in Syria Make the Anti-war Movement "Assad Apologists"? By Lindsey German

Does Opposing Western Intervention in Syria Make the Anti-war Movement "Assad Apologists"?

By Lindsey German

December 17, 2013 "Information Clearing House -  From Iraq to Afghanistan, from Libya to Syria, the accusation is that by opposing western intervention the anti-war movement is giving tacit support to dictators or despots: but is it?

The miserable sight of Syrian refugees in snowbound camps, desperate for food and warmth, shows the extent of the humanitarian crisis affecting millions in Syria and its near neighbours.

There is no end to this war in sight. The western plans for intervention and to overthrow the Assad government have suffered a series of defeats, yet hopes for any kind of political solution look bleak.

The United Nations' report on chemical weapons, finally issued last week, concludes that sarin was probably used in five locations in Syria this year. The UN does not apportion blame for these attacks, but says that some of them were carried out against government soldiers, the implication being that the Syrian opposition, as well as the government, potentially had access to such weapons.

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