Syria

 

SYRIA CONFLICT: BACKGROUND READINGS AND PEACE PROPOSALS

BACKGROUND

Syria: A showcase of Middle Eastern disorder: http://www.gregoryharms.com/harms_2013.06.04.html

US Military Interventions from Wounded Knee to Syria: http://academic.evergreen.edu/g/grossmaz/interventions.html

Then and Now: The Syrian Revolution to Date:  http://www.fnvw.org/vertical/Sites/%7B8182BD6D-7C3B-4C35-B7F8-F4FD486C7CBD%7D/uploads/Syria_Special_Report-web.pdf

CURRENT CRISIS

Your Labor Day Syria Reader: http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/09/your-labor-day-syria-reader-part-2-william-polk/279255/

Syria: The very, very basics: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/08/29/syria-the-very-very-basics/

Trying to make sense of Syria? Here's our essential reader:

http://billmoyers.com/2013/09/06/trying-to-make-sense-of-syria-heres-our-essential-reader/

A guide to Syria's best citizen journalism: http://www.newrepublic.com/article/114532/guide-citizen-journalists-feeding-us-news-syria

Voices from Damascus: http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/09/03

Pope Francis's homily at the peace vigil: "War is a defeat for humankind": http://www.romereports.com/palio/modules.php?name=News&file=print&newlang=english&sid=10953

PBS Frontline: "Syria Behind the Lines": http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/syria-behind-the-lines/

Syria Untold: http://syriauntold.com/en/story/2013/07/03/3887

Syria Deeply: http://beta.syriadeeply.org/

PEACE PROPOSALS

Interrupting hostilities and seeking justice in Syria: http://www.americamagazine.org/content/all-things/interrupting-hostilities-and-seeking-justice-syria

Syria: Six alternatives to military strikes: http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/09/06-3

There are alternatives: http://davidcortright.net/2013/09/05/there-are-alternatives/

Instead of "Illegal" Threat to Syria, US should back chemical weapons ban in all nations: http://www.democracynow.org/2013/9/11/chomsky_instead_of_illegal_threat_to

The effective path to controlling chemical weapons is not war: http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/09/06/the-effective-path-to-controlling-chemical-weapons-is-not-war/

Ex-world leaders and Nobel peace laureates urge US to forgo military attack on Syria: http://portside.org/2013-09-07/ex-world-leaders-urge-us-forgo-military-attack-syria

Syria: Overview of the humanitarian response: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/R43119.pdf

Striking Syria: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2013/09/201391142319670421.html

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