Al Nusra in Idlib

The latest hot news item frrom Syria is that Jabhat al Nusra, the remaining Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria now that ISIS has branched out on their own as the Islamic State, has taken the city of Idlib.   The Syrian province of Idlib is on the Turkish border east of Aleppo.   It was one of the early locuses of the […]

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What Happened to Aafia Siddiqui and Where is She Now?

A Pakistani Woman named Aafia Siddiqui was abducted from a taxi in Karachi, Pakistan along with her 3 children 12 years ago on March 30, 2003.     At the time she was vulnerable, recently divorced from an abusive husband; living with her mother;  her father had just died of a heart attack.    The youngest child was an infant.  Following her […]

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Decriminalising Bashar

Decriminalising Bashar* Towards a more effective anti-war movement Cross-posted from: Invent the Future: On 10 April 1993, one of the greatest heroes of the anti-apartheid struggle, Chris Hani, was gunned down by a neo-fascist in an attempt to disrupt the seemingly inexorable process of bringing majority rule to South Africa. Although direct legal culpability for this tragic assassination belonged to […]

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