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‘The Road From Damascus’ – ABC TV, Australian Story, 21/11/2016. A response by Dr. Jeremy Salt

  Above: Screenshots from Australian Story’s “The Road to Damascus”      ABC’s Australian Story entitled ‘The Road From Damascus’, broadcast on 21 November 2016, presented the story of nurse Mr. Khaled Naanaa, a recently arrived Syrian refugee. (The transcript of the … Continue reading

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Syrian Opposition Voices Supporting Peaceful Political Change

Images of Syrians taken before and since the start of the crisis can remind people of what is at stake in Syria. (Images taken by the editor of Socrates and Syria in Syria and from Syrian TV.) ********************************* When western politicians, journalists or … Continue reading

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Syria: Christians and Rebels in Homs; The UN; Baroness Amos; NGOs

Images of the people the world mostly ignores – the people of Syria not promoting a war against their state and society.  Images taken from Syrian TV since the start of the crisis. May 2015 In an audio interview with … Continue reading

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Syria: An Open Letter to the American People by Mairead Maguire

By Mairead Maguire Nobel Peace Laureate My dear friends, As a teenager living in Belfast, I admired the American Peace Movement and many prominent figures within it. Fifty years later, two of the most inspiring people still remembered across the … Continue reading

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Comments and Questions for Prime Minister Rudd on Twitter: 28 August 2013

Kevin Rudd pushes for action on Syria after the apparent use of chemical weapons http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/foreign-affairs/rudd-pushes-for-action-on-syria/story-fn59nm2j-1226704886178 By accepting the word of the US that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons and needs to be ‘punished’, can it be claimed that … Continue reading

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Syria: A Perspective For Peace

Students at a vigil speak to a Syrian TV reporter following the missile attack on Damascus Uni that killed 15 students, March 2013 (Syrian TV, 29/3/13) Sheikh Ramadan al-Buti, the highly-regarded Islamic scholar and Imam of Omayyad Mosque, Damascus, who … Continue reading

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WAR OR PEACE

  What you may not know about Syria: The peaceful movement for reform in Syria has been hijacked by extremists and the violence of a ‘third force’.  Massacres have been organized by this force and blamed on the government before … Continue reading

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