Cédéric Patrick Roger Winkler

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My friends in Aleppo would rather die than face capture by Assad’s militias

“Bustan al-Qasr is falling into the hands of the regime and its militias.” As I read these words, a multitude of images and thoughts pass through my mind. What has happened to those familiar faces living in that neighbourhood in Aleppo, with whom I shared a smile but also fear? I can only imagine …

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Rise above: will Donald Trump's America trigger a punk protest renaissance?

Since the election, the Kominas have been getting the same curious request. The east coast punk band keeps being asked, by film-makers and documentarians, for a Donald Trump protest song. “People just assume we have an anti-Trump song already recorded,” says Basim Usmani, the group’s bassist.<p>Moving …

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A Trump Strategy to End Syria’s Nightmare

Trump wants to collaborate with Russia—which only works if Syria is broken up into autonomous zones.<p>Many of Donald Trump’s foreign-policy views shifted throughout the campaign, and the president-elect remains unpredictable. But Mr. Trump’s instincts on Syria may augur a viable alternative to the …

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Southland residents rally on Aleppo's behalf

As refugees continue to flee the beset Syrian city of Aleppo, Muslim Americans in Bridgeview came together Thursday night in a show of solidarity for the revolutionaries fighting against the country's government.<p>"Our cause is one, our struggle is one and our freedom, Inshallah (God willing), is …

What The People Of Aleppo Need Is Our Outrage

I'm lucky enough to work for one of the largest (and in my opinion best) humanitarian organisations in the world. We've been responding in Syria …

Yes, Aleppo Is Your Problem

<i>When Jesus saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few."</i><p>(The Gospel of Matthew)<p><b>BOXES</b><p>I was taking out the recycling late last evening. Like many …

Aleppo Evacuation of Civilians, Rebels Begins

Some residents burn what they can’t carry as regime takes full control of the city<p>The evacuation of thousands of civilians and rebels from the last opposition-held pocket in Aleppo began Thursday, forcing residents who pleaded to escape the violence to accept they might never return home as the …

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Trump's Adviser Thinks Climate Change Is Like the Flat Earth Hoax

According to NASA, 97 percent of actively publishing climate scientists agree that global warming is due to human activities. Despite this fact, …

Khloé Kardashian Posts An Important Message About The Atrocities In Aleppo

Khloé Kardashian is using social media to share an important message about the atrocities occurring in Aleppo, Syria.<p>Kardashian took to Instagram to …

Hey, President Donald Trump: Do you know where your bombs are falling?

Donald Trump is set to see a never-ending, 15-year-old worldwide war<p>The long national nightmare that was the 2016 presidential election is finally over. Now, we’re facing a worse terror: the reality of a Trump presidency. Donald Trump has already promised to nominate a segregationist attorney …

Syrian President Assad: 'History is being made' with defeat of rebels in Aleppo

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Thursday the world would be different after what he called the "liberation of Aleppo", describing it as a historic moment.<p>"What is happening today is the writing of a history written by every Syrian citizen. The writing did not start …

Russia and Assad 'responsible' for Aleppo, says US

The Aleppo crisis unfolding before the eyes of the world is the responsibility of Russia and the Syrian regime, US State Department spokesman John Kirby has said.<p>Speaking before evacuations of stricken civilians began on Thursday, Mr Kirby told the BBC's Katty Kay: "We are not happy about the …

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Syria shows the US isn't the world's "good cop"

On Monday, the world watched in horror as military forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad bore down on the last rebel-held pockets of eastern …

Aleppo's Deaths Will Haunt Us All

East Aleppo has experienced "doomsday" on Monday with almost 80 deaths, many of whom were children and women. Syrians were sharing their last messages online, yearning for help, or at the very least to be heard. Men have been asking Islamic scholars if they could kill their wives and daughters to …

Aleppo Syria: Russia hails 'victory over terrorism'

<b>It was President Vladimir Putin himself who ordered Russian troops to oversee the evacuation of rebel fighters and their families from eastern Aleppo.</b><p>His call came after days of broken promises blamed on both sides. All day, Russian state television has been rolling pictures of the exodus, …

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Obama administration on defense over fall of Aleppo

The Obama administration is finding itself back on the defensive over its Syria policy as Aleppo falls to Bashar Assad’s government and civilians are evacuated, an operation preceded by desperate pleas from the city’s battered residents and reports of atrocities against them.<p>Ambulances reportedly …

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Syria Before and After: These sobering photos show a war-torn Aleppo

On Tuesday, United Nations ambassador Samantha Power had harsh words for her Syrian, Iranian and Russian colleagues, whom she accused of "being …

The violence at Aleppo is a stain on the world's conscience. And it will likely go unpunished

The slow, painful fall of Aleppo will not, unfortunately, mean the end of<p>war in Syria. It won’t even mean the end of the slaughter of helpless civilians. Still, as Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to theUnited Nations, told the Security Council on Tuesday, Aleppo will stand with the 1994 …

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Aleppo’s fall is Obama’s failure

<i>Leon Wieseltier is the Isaiah Berlin senior fellow in culture and policy at the Brookings Institution.</i><p>Contemplating the extermination of Aleppo and its people, I was reminded of a sentence that I read this summer. It appeared in an encomium to Elie Wiesel shortly after his death. It was a sterling …

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