Syria: 60,000 dead and counting

As of February 2013, the civil war in Syria has been on-going for 1 year and 11 months. In March 2011, only 4 months since the Arab Spring began, protesters started to demand the resignation of President Bashar al-Assad and his Ba’ath Party government. President Assad had then been in power for 11 years, since... Continue Reading →

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Syria Campaign

So for first term we have been focusing on the escalating civil war in Syria - here is a great video from Amnesty TV on the Arab Spring from earlier this year: Thousands of people have been killed since the violence started, and many more have been displaced and traumatised as the result of the fighting.... Continue Reading →

Arms Trade Treaty: A Second Chance?

After a month of intense negotiations in New York, the UN conference for an Arms Trade Treaty has reached a stalemate. Believed to have been influenced by domestic gun rights lobbying groups, the US refused to sign the treaty, allowing other reluctant nations including Russia and China to stand down. Despite an overwhelming majority of... Continue Reading →

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