Tag: Syria

US uses radioactive depleted uranium weapons in Syria

Months after the Pentagon said it wouldn’t use a controversial type of armor-piercing ammunition that has been blamed for long-term health complications, US aircraft fired thousands of the rounds during two high-profile air raids in Syria in November 2015, the Pentagon acknowledged Wednesday.
The use of the ammunition, a 30mm depleted-uranium bullet called PGU-14, was first […]

Feds to compensate Canadians tortured in Syria

Abdullah Almalki (right), Muayyed Nureddin and Ahmad El Maati arrive at a news conference in a 2008 file photo. A federal inquiry has concluded the actions of Canadian officials contributed indirectly to the torture of the three Arab-Canadian men in Syria. (Adrian Wyld / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
by Tonda MacCharles, The Toronto Star
OTTAWA—The federal government will […]

Amnesty International Report on Syria condemned

By: Rick Sterling
Amnesty International has done some good investigations and reports over the years. This has won them widespread support. However, less known, Amnesty International has also carried out faulty investigations contributing to bloody and disastrous actions. One prominent example is in Iraq, where AI “corroborated” the false story that Iraqi soldiers were stealing incubators […]

Syria’s Saydnaya Prison a Human Slaughterhouse, says Amnesty International

Aerial view of Saydnaya Prison Photo: Amnesty International
by Amnesty International
A chilling new report by Amnesty International exposes the Syrian government’s calculated campaign of extrajudicial executions by mass hangings at Saydnaya Prison. Between 2011 and 2015, every week and often twice a week, groups of up to 50 people were taken out of their prison cells […]

Don’t attack Iraq

Oct. 25, 2014: Members of Peace Alliance Winnipeg distributed leaflets calling for an end to Canadian military intervention in Iraq and Syria. Photo: Paul S. Graham
On Saturday, Oct. 25th, Peace Alliance Winnipeg held an information picket at the intersection of Osborne Street and River Avenue to call for an end to Canada’s bombing mission in […]

Syria: No time for complacency

Winnipeg, Sept. 7: Winnipeggers demonstrate for peace in Syria. Photo: Paul S. Graham
By Peace Alliance Winnipeg
September 21, 2013 – For now, the threat of a US-led military strike on Syria has receded. Nevertheless, we cannot afford to be complacent. While the crisis is not currently front-page news, the slaughter continues inside Syria, and the US […]

Video: Picketing for Peace in Syria

September 12, 2013: The youngest member of an information picket outside the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg, denouncing Lloyd Axworthy’s call for war with Syria. Photo: Paul S. Graham
Winnipeg, Sept. 12, 2013 – A few members of Peace Alliance Winnipeg picketed and handed out leaflets in front of the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg. Inside […]

Winning the war on war

by the Canadian Peace Alliance

The peace movement around the world is having a huge impact. The war on Syria is, at present, postponed and the possibility that a military strike can be averted is very real.
The speech by Barack Obama was an indication that he is losing support for this potentially disastrous war. It is […]

Even if Syria Complies on Chemical Arms, Six Others Still at Large

By Thalif Deen
UNITED NATIONS, Sep 10 2013 (IPS) – If Syria eventually agrees to relinquish its stockpile of chemical arms under the 1993 international Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), what of the six other countries that have either shown reluctance or refused to join the treaty?
Currently, there are 189 states that have signed and ratified the […]

Video: Winnipeg Peace in Syria Rally

uvs130908-009Sept. 7, 2013: For the second time in a week, Winnipeggers rallied in solidarity with the people of Syria and in opposition to a US led attack.

After a brief gathering on the steps of the Manitoba Legislature, the demonstrators took to the streets to hand out literature and talk with their fellow Winnipeggers.