Tag: civil war

The industry of change

The media use the term “civil war” to describe what is happening in Syria, while the Western media – often – to highlight the actions of extremists working under the cloak of the so-called “State of Iraq and Syria,” in particular. This has left the impression of many observers – especially in Western countries – that…

Aleppo: two factions are killing civilians

Two children were killed and 30 civilians were injured on Saturday as a result of the clashes and artillery shelling between the movements of “Nur al-Din Zanki” and “Liberation of the Sham” in the countryside of Aleppo. The clashes between the two factions near the large town of Urm has killed two children and wounding three…

Yemen, Chronicles of an Humanitarian Catastrophe

Let’s think again about Arab Springs, that series of anti-governmental protests affecting Arab countries of North Africa and the Middle East originated in Tunisia in late 2010. The uprisings moved from one Arab country to another until they reached Yemen in 2011. Many people came to the streets against the Government. No-one could imagine the…

Aleppo Is Dying While We Are Watching

The Syrian army has announced to be close to the total control of Aleppo. Day by day, the moment of the final showdown is approaching. The limited information that filters from Aleppo, once among the most important cities in Syria, tells of human and architectural wreckage occupying every living space. There still are people in…

Learning Integration

Over the past five years I have often pointed out how the ongoing financial crisis that has hit Western economies has also had devastating impacts on virtually all sectors of society: trade,  industry, the world of work, the economy on the whole as well as the health care system. As the years go by, however,…