This month, having advanced in much of Syria thanks to Russian airpower, the Assad regime has been trying to consolidate its authority by notifyng relatives of detainees who were killed years ago. One of the thousands of detainees is Yahya al-Sharbaji. Last week, Sharbaji’s next of kin were finally given the news as they went…

via How the Assad Regime Killed the “Man With the Roses”: The Death of Activist Yahya al-Sharbaji — EA WorldView

How the Assad Regime Killed the “Man With the Roses”: The Death of Activist Yahya al-Sharbaji — EA WorldView

I wrote the following for Megaphone News on Global Voices (link soon). You can watch the Megaphone video (Arabic with English subtitles) it was based on above. If the video doesn’t appear in your browser, click here. In recent months, the Lebanese government, and in particular its foreign minister and head of the Free Patriotic…

via Why Syrian refugees in Lebanon fear going back to an Assad-controlled Syria — Hummus For Thought

Why Syrian refugees in Lebanon fear going back to an Assad-controlled Syria — Hummus For Thought

A number of people have asked for more info on the micronutrient ratios that we include in the Nutrient Optimiser reports. But it has been hard to find a reliable go-to resource to recommend on the topic. So I thought it would be worth putting something together on the pros and cons of micronutrient ratios…

via micronutrient ratios and why they are important — Optimising Nutrition

micronutrient ratios and why they are important — Optimising Nutrition

Below are links to videotapes of three New York Left Forum panels (June 9, 2018) on “Syria and the Left” as well as two interviews conducted by Stanley Heller, administrator of Promoting Enduring Peace, and host of the TV program The Struggle. The first interview is with Robert Cuffy, supporter of the Socialist Workers’ Alliance of…

via At New York Left Forum: Socialists Supporting Syrian Revolutionaries Challenge Socialists Supporting Assad — Alliance of Middle Eastern Socialists

At New York Left Forum: Socialists Supporting Syrian Revolutionaries Challenge Socialists Supporting Assad — Alliance of Middle Eastern Socialists