drive-by planet: Syria and the use of ‘humanitarian interventionism’ to drive the real agenda

Since the Syrian conflict broke out some on the left have bought into calls for humanitarian intervention, even if it does mean tacit support for American-backed interference in yet another  Middle Eastern country. Neo-liberal governments and their militaries increasingly employ the language of humanitarianism to elicit support as they pursue policies in line with their ...

The Canadian Progressive: UNICEF appeals to Canadians to support Syrian children

by UNICEF Canada | Jan 16, 2013: TORONTO – UNICEF is urging Canadians to support its emergency appeal for Syrian children as extreme weather conditions including heavy rain, snow and freezing temperatures has greatly worsened the situation for millions of Syrian children and their families. “The region has recorded the coldest temperatures in ten years ...