Category "International"

From Grozny to Aleppo without love

From Grozny to Aleppo without love

Two events piqued my interests in politics and world affairs before I entered the anti-war movement and embarked on a political expedition across the left. They were the razing of Grozny by the Russian Federation and the anti World Trade [...]

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Democracy withers in Turkey

Democracy withers in Turkey

In great political moments there are certain images etched into the mass psyche. The man standing in front of a tank column at Tiananmen Square, the throngs at Tahrir Square as the Mubarak dictatorship fell, the fall of the Berlin [...]

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Syria: the end game begins

Syria: the end game begins

What will be left of Syria this time next year? Already so many of its people have fled or have been slaughtered. Already its infrastructure, its treasures and wealth have been obliterated. Fighting over the rubble in Aleppo, Dara’a and [...]

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Save whose Steel?

Save whose Steel?

A well-known aphorism holds that in government, a politician wakes up each morning and decides what they are going to do; in opposition, they wake up each morning and decide what they are going to say. Normally, of course, pronouncements [...]

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Barış Hemen Şimdi – Peace Now

Barış Hemen Şimdi – Peace Now

The truth of who was behind Saturday's atrocity in Ankara may never be uncovered. Supported by the ascendant left-wing and pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), the rally at which over 100 people were killed represented some of the most progressive forces extant [...]

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Another Europe is possible

Another Europe is possible

Europe. The very word conjures up pictures of unelected bureaucrats and no-mark politicians sitting in a distant parliament passing laws on how much a banana can bend and imposing dodgy things like human rights on us. The European Union (EU) [...]

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