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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.


Enter to Win Your Copy of Nuclear Roulette

Seventy years ago, the city of Hiroshima was incinerated by an atomic bomb. Today, tens of thousands gather in Japan to mark the anniversary with silent ceremonies and somber reflections. In the United States, visitors to the National Air and Space Museum hear a narrative recounting that day as they view the Enola Gay, the […] Read More..

Bern Baby Bern!

Feel the Bern, now read the Bern. Chelsea Green is bringing out the first major book chronicling the issues being raised by US Senator Bernie Sanders in his campaign for president of the United States. The Essential Bernie Sanders and His Vision for America is the only book that outlines, in Sanders’ own words and […] Read More..

Economic Development is Broken. Here’s How to Fix It

Economic development today is completely broken. That’s the argument of author Michael Shuman in his new book, The Local Economy Solution. The singular focus on attracting global corporations is not just ineffective but counterproductive, Shuman argues, especially given the huge opportunity costs. Indeed, it’s not far-fetched to suggest that the best way most communities can […] Read More..

5 Shareable Strategies for Creating Climate Action

Frustrated about climate change? You’re not alone. Most people in our society find themselves somewhere on the spectrum of depressed about our climate situation to flat-out denying that it exists. In fact, the more information about global warming that piles up, the less we seem to do to combat it. What is the reason for this […] Read More..

A Mini-Festo for Earth Day – Rebuild the Foodshed

For the past month, author Philip Ackerman-Leist has been on a Twitter MiniFesto campaign – each day sending out a new tweet designed to spark conversation and pass along some lessons he learned whilst working on his last book, Rebuilding the Foodshed. You might also know Philip as the author of his memoir Up Tunket […] Read More..