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The Complex History and Relations of the Kurdish YPG, Syria, and US

April 16, 2018

Turkish-Kurdish journalist Ali Ornek discusses the history of the PKK, Turkey’s brutally violent repression of the Kurds, and the complex relations between the YPG, Syria, and US.

US Occupying Oil-Rich Areas in North Syria to Choke Damascus

April 8, 2018

Turkish-Kurdish journalist Ali Ornek says the United States is keeping a military presence in SDF/YPG-held areas in northern Syria to starve the government in Damascus of revenue needed to rebuild

Protest Against UK Complicity In ‘Genocidal Fascist Invasion’ of Northern Syria

January 25, 2018

Mohamed Elmaazi speaks to demonstrators gathered across the street from the Prime Minister’s house of residence at No 10 Downing Street, to protest her government’s complicity in Turkey’s invasion of Northern Syria and attacks on Kurds in the Afrin District, with the intent of carving out a 30 kilometre Kurdish free zone inside Syria

US Escalates Iraq Airstrikes but Lacks Long-term Strategy

August 18, 2014

Vijay Prashad: US airstrikes are working strategically, but alone will not turn the tide against the Islamic State