Syria: Duplicity, the UN and Diplomats’ Wives by Felicity Arbuthnot

by Felicity Arbuthnot
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
London, England
26 April 2012

I will never remain a refugee!

Image by unicefiran via Flickr

“Their wives run round like banshees
Their children sing the blues
They’ve got expensive doctors
To cure their hearts of stone …” (Maya Angelou, 1928 – )

If destabilization, duplicity, insurgency and mass murder could surprise yet again, with blame of the victim adding to the “shock and awe”, after Libya, Syria would certainly be a case in point.

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No One Can Stop Us!

with Hakim
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
April 3, 2012

Love is how the kites in Gaza, Afghanistan and the world will fly
photo by Hakim
used with permission
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on Apr 3, 2012

Love or Enmity in Afghanistan? Are Pushtoons, Tajiks, Hazaras, Uzbeks and other ethnic groups in Afghanistan doomed by geopolitics to hate one another? Is non-violence an ‘obsolete’ concept for Afghans? Can economic self-reliance be built out of a globally dominant capitalism? Is genuine love possible in Afghanistan? Can the Afghan Peace Volunteers find peace in Afghanistan?

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Syria Peace Plan: West Moves To Kill Off “Important First Step” To End Violence by Finian Cunningham + Afshin Rattansi: Annan’s plan needs to be instituted in U.S.

by Finian Cunningham
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
East Africa
28 March 2012

No sooner had Kofi Annan, the special United Nations envoy to Syria, announced scoring “an important first step” towards implementing a peace plan in the war-torn country, the US and Western powers were scrambling to scupper the goalposts.

US secretary of state Hillary Clinton led Western efforts to undermine the peace bid by appearing to abandon recently agreed terms for a ceasefire that would have included all parties in Syria.

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