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Is an invasion of Syria in the works?

That might help explain this banding together of disparate Syrian ex-pats. Maybe they have some inside information from Rumsfeld. Pure speculation, mind you, but I can’t help but wonder.

Syrian opposition leaders unite

A group of exiled Syrian opposition leaders has announced they are to form a common front to oppose President Bashar al-Assad’s government.

Speaking after a meeting in Brussels, former Syrian Vice-President Abdul Halim Khaddam said all factions agreed that the regime Damascus had to go.

He said the goal of the new grouping was to set up a transitional government in Syria.

Mr Khaddam broke with President Assad last year, after serving his father.

The opposition grouping includes the Muslim Brotherhood, Kurds, liberals and communists.

The aim of the grouping, a delegate said following the two-day meeting in Brussels, was to be ready “to fill the void” if there were to be a collapse of the Assad government.

Damascus has been under heavy Western pressure since a UN investigation implicated Syrian and Lebanese intelligence officials in 2005’s assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri.

Syria has denied the charges but was forced to pull its forces out of Lebanon in the wake of the death.


Q&A with Kate Raworth about her radical new book, DOUGHNUT ECONOMICS

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Reading Naomi Wolf’s book The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot today is an eerie experience. Written in 2007, it detailed the ways in which the Bush administration was beginning to chip away at the freedoms of American citizens. It outlined the ten steps dictators or would-be dictators take when their […] Read More

Chelsea Green: In the Media 2016

Oh, 2016. Where did the time go? Each year, Chelsea Green receives hundreds of mentions (well over 1000 in 2016) in the media both big and small. From interviews, to excerpts, to opinion pieces by authors we’re always working to make sure that the mission and message of each book is spread far and wide. […] Read More

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Uncertainty got you down? The political world may seem like it’s crumbling around us, but this we know: We can make it, America. Literally, we can make things. Houses. Gardens. Food. Below we’ve selected some of our classic how-to and DIY books (and some new favorites) to help you sustain your self, family, and community. […] Read More

Chelsea Green on Instagram: Our Most Popular Photos of 2016

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