Op-Ed

Sudan Protests: who is Hemeti?

Rapid Support Forces (RSF), a paramilitary force, violently cracks down on protesters despite its initial support for protests against Omar al-Bashir. Their commander, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, better known as Hemeti, has long history of violence which started in Darfur with the beginning of the conflict there in 2003. I am posting here a memo I... Continue Reading →

Don’t talk about reconstruction, Syria is still at war

On 27 June, Human Rights Watch released a new report arguing that the Syrian government is co-opting humanitarian aid and reconstruction assistance to entrench its repressive policies. The New York-based rights group found the government restricts access of humanitarian organisations to communities in need of aid, approves aid projects selectively, and imposes requirements on groups... Continue Reading →

Palestine – Spray Can Resistance

Since September 2000 and the beginning of the second intifada (the Palestinian uprising against Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip) the Israeli government has been building a wall surrounding the occupied Palestinian territories. "It stands three time the height of the Berlin Wall and will eventually run for over 700Km - the... Continue Reading →

Erbil to Baghdad – Iraq under rubble

The official proclamation of the defeat of the Islamic State (ISIS) was loudly celebrated throughout Iraq and in western countries but a place untouched by such optimism is Mosul and its surrounding cities, which are now mountains of post-war rubble. Despite the celebrations following the so called liberation of ISIS controlled areas and international community... Continue Reading →

Will the Astana Group fail Syria’s people?

For the past three weeks, the Syrian Army, supported by Russian air force, has been increasingly and intensively shelling cities and towns on or near the Aleppo-Damascus Highway (M5), especially Ma’arat an-Numman and Khan Sheikhoun towns and surroundings, in what constitutes the most serious escalation in Idlib since the agreement reached by Moscow and Ankara... Continue Reading →

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