ALBA Political Council to Discuss Syrian Conflict

ALBA logoCaracas.- Venezuela will host the extraordinary session of the Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), in order to analyze the situation in Syria on September 7th, officials said Monday. According to the Foreign Ministry, the meeting initially scheduled for Thursday was postponed because of the ALBA foreign ministers’ agendas.

The Political Council is a consultative body of the Heads of State and Government, formed by foreign ministers, for analyzing strategic political issues and proposals for foreign policy issues to discuss within the organization.

The ALBA met for the last time on July 30 in the Ecuadorian city of Guayaquil, and on that occasion strongly condemned the actions of cyber espionage by the United States.

It also supported the complaint from Bolivia to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, for the serious violation of fundamental rights of President Evo Morales.


UWI professor warns of serious implications if US attacks Syria

Brian MeeksProfessor of Social and Political Change at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Brian Meeks, has warned that if the United States takes military action against Syria, Jamaica’s fragile economy could be in serious trouble.

Over the weekend, Professor Brian Meeks said a more dangerous Middle East is a more dangerous world and inevitably this would lead to even more instability in Jamaica

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World Peace Council: Terrorists claiming to be “rebels” have created destruction and death in Syria

Source:  World Peace Council

Socorro Gomes, President of World Peace Council (WPC) and Cebrapaz (Brazil)

socorro gomesFor more than two years, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, the Zionist regime of Israel, the reactionary monarchies of the Middle East and Turkey has supported with weapons and money mercenaries. They are terrorists which under the nickname of “rebels” have converted the Syrian streets and cities into a stage of destruction and death. Hospitals, schools, residential neighborhoods, churches, mosques and State infrastructure are being systematically attacked, creating chaos and terror among the people.

Cuba Rejects US Threats on Syria

Cuba Min of foreign affairs

Statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba has learned with deep concern, the statement made on August 31 by the President of the United States, Barack Obama, in which he announced his decision to take military action against Syria.

Without leaving any room for the ongoing attempts to reach a political solution to the conflict, or presenting any evidence and with total disregard of the opinions of many countries, including some of its major allies, and the United Nations, the President of the United States has announced its determination to perform acts in violation of international law and the Charter of the United Nations to cause more death and destruction and lead, inevitably, to the intensification of the conflict the Arab nation is going through.

Network of Intellectuals Condemn Impending Attack on Syria

Source:  1804 CaribVoices Weekly
The Network of intellectuals, artists and social activists “In Defense of Humanity”, calls on all honest men and women of this world to condemn the impending attack on Syria. 

nowar on syriaWe appeal especially to those who do not accept a world ruled by the law of the jungle, where the right of non-intervention in the internal affairs of nations is trampled upon, where the mass killing of innocent people has become a television show with pretexts manufactured by the hegemonic media machine without genuine evidence to justify war.

As  early as June of last year a lucid message was circulated by the Network from our Continue reading

ALBA Social Movements: No more deaths, no more lies; no war against Syria

Statement by the ALBA Social Movements

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Bolivar, Marti, CheAmericas, August 27, 2013 – The undersigning international groups, social movements and organisations from different areas of the world, strongly condemn the imperialist maneuvers of the United States government and its economic interests, who once again are making preparations to invade a country with the excuse of wanting “to promote peace”.

We however know, as we have learned from history, that US invasions only generate more deaths and misery for the people who suffer their attacks as in the case of Vietnam, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Iraq and many other countries that have had to endure US intervention.

The New York Times editorial of August 27, notes that “there is little doubt now that US President Obama is planning some sort of military response” in Syria. The monarchist Continue reading

Putin: US should present Syria evidence to Security Council

Vladimir PutinRussian President Vladimir Putin has declared ‘utter nonsense’ the idea that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons on its own people and called on the US to present its supposed evidence to the UN Security Council.

Putin has further called the Western tactic a ‘provocation.’

Washington has been basing its proposed strategy of an attack on Syria on the premise that President Bashar Assad’s government forces have used chemical agents, while Russia finds the accusations unacceptable and the idea of performing a military strike on the country even more so. Especially as it would constitute a violation of international law, if carried out without the approval of the UN Security Council.

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