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Writing in the January 7, 2012 Socialist Worker, Simon Assaf argued against unfounded “Fears of Western interference… the notion that ordinary Syrians struggling to change their country are the pawns of a 'Western plot' is absurd.” The western-backed Syrian National Council (SNC) and Free Syrian Army ...

SA: Let's start with imperialism. What do those intervening in Syria—Russia, the Saudis, the US and Turkey—hope to achieve? GN: Syria makes for a very particular case study in that virtually all the imperialist and regional powers are in action in the same territory. First, let's talk about the intervention by ...
... Northview High School: Claudia Moreno and Simon Assaf – Ensemble; Jillian Rois – S.T.A.R. Council. The Shuler Student Ensemble features talented young men and women nominated by their high school directors. The students represent public and private schools and will perform the Shuler Awards ...
This year's Student of the Year award went to beauty therapy student Kerry Dagger Smith. College chief executive Theresa Drowley OBE also announced catering student Simon Assaf as winner of the annual T.OBE award, which is given to a mature student who has overcome difficulties in order to study.
At Wood Green Crown Court on 19 June the judge, Edward Jenkins QC, ruled that prosecutors had not shown evidence that Moore had not acted in self-defense while spraying Simons and bookseller Simon Assaf in the face with red paint. The judge criticized prosecutors for losing phone camera footage, ...
Last month a judge found Moore guilty on two counts of assault, and one count of possession of an offensive weapon. De Jonge was found guilty of assault. In addition to the unpaid work, the two must pay compensation to their victims: Andy Simons, an organizer of the festival, and Simon Assaf, who had ...
But district judge Julia Newton ruled today that De Jonge had acted with full intent to cause injury. The other man assaulted by Moore was Simon Assaf, who had been invited to the festival to run a stall for Bookmarks, the socialist bookshop. Moore sprayed the two men in the face with “Farb gel” spray paint, ...
Before his sudden death in October 2014 at the age of 34, Lebanese revolutionary socialist Bassem Chit fired the first salvo in what he hoped would be a far reaching debate on the problems of the left exposed by the Arab Spring in general, and the revolution in Syria in particular. His article “Nationalism ...
There is a third position on the Syrian events, defended by, for instance, people from the Socialist Workers' Party in Britain like Alex Callinicos and Simon Assaf, but also by an interesting left wing blog called Syrian Freedom Forever. The bare outline is summarized well by Simon Assaf: Quote: The Syrian ...
Writing in the January 7 Socialist Worker, Simon Assaf argues that whereas “it is clear that Western powers hope to gain from Assad's demise,” and that “Fears of Western interference were given credibility when the Arab League joined in the international campaign of sanctions against Syria,” there is in fact ...


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