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War Zones

  • The Syrian refugee crisis: a first-hand account from the Turkish border

    More than three years have passed since protesters took the streets in Syria. What began as a call for democracy, a mass movement to end Bashar al-Assad’s 43 years of family rule, has turned into a foreign-funded proxy war without a foreseeable end.

  • Farley Mowat speaks out on Vietnam

    The great Farley Mowat passed away this week. We bring you his first article for Canadian Dimension magazine, published in 1967 about the Vietnam War. "The American presence in Vietnam and the undeclared war being waged there by the United States constitutes one of the most blatant acts of aggression the world has seen since the destruction of Hitler’s Third Reich," Farley wrote in this powerful piece.

  • Israeli peace activist Miko Peled, in conversation

    For Miko Peled, an Israeli peace activist, a one-state solution is inevitable. For years he has been speaking around the world, advocating for a single, democratic state with equal rights for Israelis and Palestinians. We bring you Mersiha Gadzo in conversation with Peled on his upbringing, a one-state solution, resistance, U.S. regional influence, 1967 and more.

  • One mile to Syria: war accounts from Syrian refugees

    Millions of people have been displaced by the Syrian war. We bring you some of those countless voices in this moving exclusive.

  • Washington and Damascus

    Syria has become dangerous. Syrians get killed and wounded almost daily. Their neighbours have also felt the impacts of violence: refugees in Turkey and outbreaks of fighting in Tripoli’s streets in Lebanon where peace depends on a nuanced arrangement between Christians and Sunni and Shia Muslims.

  • Iraq: the resistance resists

    The resistance resists; every block, every house, every store rings out with gunfire; the resistance is everywhere. Every house takes hits–the resistance fights on. Hundreds of Iraqis have been killed, thousands have been injured and many more will die, but after each funeral tens of thousands more–the peaceful, apolitical, “wait-and-see” ones–have taken up the gun.

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