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Learning from the Best Mar15

Learning from the Best

Human Rights – A cache of personal emails received by the Syrian president Bashar al-Assad have been obtained by British newspaper the Guardian and have revealed the central role played by Iran in advising the brutal leader. The emails were handed to the media by opposition activists in...

The Killing Continues Mar12

The Killing Continues

Human Rights – The bloody conflict continues in Syria after failed attempts to reach a ceasefire agreement between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the opposition this weekend. Reports of more killings in Homs are coming in today with at least a dozen people dead, including children. Today’s UN Security Council meeting to review the Arab Spring uprisings, will likely have a large focus on stopping Assad’s brutal crackdown on the opposition. The State Media in Damascus has confirmed the reports of the most recent deaths, however, they are blaming “armed terrorists” for the brutality. There are conflicting...

UN Condemns Violence Feb09

UN Condemns Violence

Human Rights – The United Nations is strongly condemning the escalation of brutal and violent attacks on civilians as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad steps up his campaign to annihilate his opposition. The past week alone has seen the death of hundreds of men, women, and children as...

Politics Makes Strange Bedfellows Feb06

Politics Makes Strange Bedfellows

Human Rights – Russia and China are defending their veto of the UN Security Council resolution that would have urged the Syrian government to end all human rights violations and cooperate with both the UN commission of inquiry and the Arab League observer mission. The resolution was approved by 13 other council members, including India, South Africa, and Pakistan, before China and Russia axed it. Both countries cite discrepancies between the resolution and what they deem to be facts on the ground as reasons for their veto; with Russia saying the “proposal was unbalanced,” and China stating that the resolution sought a...

Slaughter Continues… Dec29

Slaughter Continues…

Human Rights – President Bashar Assad’s regime continues to slaughter unarmed protestors as Arab League monitors tour the country, leading many members of the Syrian opposition to deduce that the “mission” is a farce meant to buy time for the brutal autocrat and a ploy...

5,000 Canadians Dec16

5,000 Canadians

Human Rights – Canada on Thursday urged its citizens to get the hell out of Syria, saying President Bashar Assad’s authoritarian regime “has lost all legitimacy, and its abhorrent behavior will not be tolerated.” The United Nations drastically raised the mounting death...

Admittedly Crazy Dec08

Admittedly Crazy

Human Rights – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad unintentionally admitted that he is batshit crazy when he told ABC that only a “crazy” leader kills his own people. “We don’t kill our people … No government in the world kills its people, unless it’s led...

Plea From Syria Dec04

Plea From Syria

Human Rights – Recently, two amateur videos surfaced depicting violence on the streets in Syria and one shows a plea for help from the international community and the other shows citizens around a pick-up truck in the midst of gunfire. Citizens in Homs clearly frustrated with the string...

Syria Condemned Dec02

Syria Condemned

Human Rights – The top United Nations human rights forum is poised to condemn Syria for crimes against humanity at an emergency session on Friday. It is expected the move was designed to exert pressure on Russia and China to take a stronger stand against the regime of President Bashar-al...