Gaza, Syria and Iraq: Wars Made in the USA

Here are the videos that Al Brundage Made of mine and Scott Williams’ presentations in Rochester.   We also gave the presentation in Buffalo, Syracuse and Albany.   We discuss the damage done by US Imperial wars in the Middle East.  Our discussion  is informed by our visit to Syria as Election Observers in early June.   The subject is still pretty […]

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Occasionally, Obama Tells the Truth

Occasionally President Obama tells the truth much to the chagrin of his cohorts in the war mongering business.   For instance, Business Insider has:  Barack Obama Swept Aside The Entire Free Syrian Army In One Sentence, which leads with leads with the following quote: “When you get farmers, dentists and folks who have never fought before going up against a ruthless […]

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Gaza, Syria and Iraq, Wars Made in the USA

Gaza, Syria and Iraq, Wars Made in the USA   Upstate New York Tour with Judy Bello and Scott Williams *Connecting the Dots* ————————————— Israel’s brutal assault on the people of Gaza, targeting mostly children and civilians while destroying hospitals, schools, infrastructure and mosques, has been built and paid for by the US. On July 18, every single US Senator […]

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Interview with Mayada Abdelhaq

I met Mayada in the very crowded lobby of the Dama Rose Hotel the evening before the Presidential Election.    She was having tea with a friend, but very happy to speak with an American come to be an Election Observer.     Mayada has lived in the UK for some years, but she still visits Syria, where she grew up, regularly. She […]

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A Response to the Armchair Freedom Fighters

I am writing regarding the posting of an interview/article on one of the peace and justice list-serves I belong to.   The article is called “From Homs to Azadi Square: Iran and the Spectacle of Syria” The interview in question focuses on Iran’s role in supporting the Syrian government, and presents their interest in a very negative light.  The underlying assumption […]

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The Syrian Election and ISIS in Iraq

Earlier this month, I traveled with seven other westerners to Syria where we joined with thirty plus activists, journalists and politicians from Asia, Africa and South America to observe the Syria Presidential election.       Bashar. Assad won 88% of the vote.    Though some people in opposition areas boycotted the election, and others could not get to a polling station, […]

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Syrian Refugees in Turkey

Syrian women are not downtrodden and voiceless in general.  The west portrays Arab women as lacking rights or oppressed compared to American women.  There are differences, but in some cases the Syrian women have more rights. For example: the Syrian civil code, or law, is based on the FRENCH civil code, which I suppose goes back to the period of […]

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