Author: Eva Bartlett

Palestine Resists, Syria Resists (Radio Interview)

img_0500This is a recent interview I gave on the popular Sott Radio Network, on Behind the Headlines.

We discuss Palestine, what I’ve seen there, how the zionist strategy has been to make life as unbearable, unliveable, as possible throughout occupied Palestine.Having lived several years and two brutal massacres in Gaza, I talk about the manifold zionist war crimes perpetrated again and again on Palestinians, including use of White Phosphorous, killing medics, shooting civilians in the border region, and more.

We talk about the circumstances in Palestine today and the savagery of the occupation army which, for example, recently threatened to gas all residents of Aida camp, threatened to slaughter the Palesitnian in their captivity, if another STONE was thrown.  The level of zionist sadism has been ramped up and Palestinians are rightly Resisting.

Click below link to listen.

“This week on Behind the Headlines we’ll be discussing the conflicts in the Middle East and assessing where it’s all likely to end up.

First up, we’re interviewing Canadian freelance journalist and human rights activist Eva Bartlett. Bartlett has lived in the Gaza Strip since late 2008, and was aboard the Dignity, one of five Free Gaza missions to successfully sail to the Strip that year. Bartlett reported from Gaza during the 2008/2009 and 2012 Israeli attacks. She has visited Syria three times since April 2014, including independently on a journalist visa. Her Syria writings are collated on this page.

Later in the show, we’ll also be speaking with Iranian-American Navid Nasr, writer, political analyst and host of the ‘Bullet Points’ radio show on the ‘Voices of the 99%’ radio network. Nasr has covered US and global conflicts – including those in Syria, Ukraine, Egypt, Yemen and Libya – for Lebanese Al-Etejah TV and PressTV.

Join us this Sunday, 1st November 2015, from 2-4pm EST / 8-10pm CET, for the perspective you won’t hear on the mainstream media.”

See Also:

Convening for Palestine:Second “Global Convention of Solidarity With Palestine” December 8, 2014, Crescent-online

Israel a criminal offender at large, UN listing or not, Russia Today, Eva Bartlett

UN predictions fall short: Gaza uninhabitable today, Dec 21, 2014, Russia Today

Other interviews I’ve done on Palestine

Feedback on talks I’ve given on Palestine

Eva Bartlett’s presentation on Gaza should be heard by every American, including every single member of Congress. I am quite sure that they would end the American taxpayers’ financial support of the Israeli Occupation of Palestine if they only knew the horrors our money was paying for. Bartlett spoke beautifully, in a clear, articulate voice, presenting all the details of Israeli atrocities in a most professional manner. Her speech contained no rhetoric or pretense, with no hint of ego; she just described the facts that she has witnessed living in Gaza for several years. Her modest and captivating demeanor made her presentation all the more powerful. I strongly recommend everyone to make every effort to attend a presentation by Eva Bartlett, or organize one yourself if there are none nearby. It is a real privilege to hear her speak.

–Jane Jewell, 14 Friends of Palestine, founder

State Department Diplomacy at its Finest: spokesperson backtracks on accusations of Russian airstrikes hitting civilian infrastructure

Corporate media and the US government first accused Russia of attacking Syrian civilians **before** the airstrikes had even begun a month ago. Now, their latest scheme is accusing Russia of bombing hospitals in Syria (and ignoring the actual bombing of hospitals by the west’s “moderate” terrorists… like the Kindi Hospital, for example, and (as of January 2014) “NATO-backed armed groups have systematically attacked more than two thirds of Syria’s public hospitals, and have murdered, kidnapped or injured more than 300 health workers.” (Syria’s Hospitals targeted by NATO-backed Armed Groups)

Take a look and listen to their **evidence** when asked by Russia Today (RT) and then by journalist Matt Lee for details on the alleged bombing and on targeting civilian infrastructure.

**watch/listen to trudeau’s facial gestures and inflection… Traits of an utter liar, deflecting questions with nonsensical replies**

Prelude: John Kirby, state dept: “We’ve seen some information that would lead us to believe that Russian military aircraft did hit a hospital.”

RT to state dept Elizabeth Trudeau: “Can you really offer no details on the hospital that the us accuses Russia of hitting?”

Trudeau: “We’re gonna stand by my kirby’s words.”

RT: “You’re not even going to say where it is, that hospital that you are saying Russia hit?”

Trudeau: “What we’re saying is that we have seen information that Russia is targeting civilian infrastructure”…

RT: “He spoke about a specific hospital, in Syria. Where exactly is it? What details can you offer about that hospital?”

Trudeau: “Again, I’m not gonna get into the sort of *detail* of operational assessment for this. Maybe you should speak to the Russians on their targeting.”

Matt Lee: “Clearly she or her colleagues have spoken to the Russians about it, and they say that you are wrong. Isn’t it incumbent on you to come up with even a location, it doesn’t seem like it would be that difficult. And the second thing is, you just expanded it quite broadly to say not just hospitals, you said that the Russians are actually targeting civilian infrastructure…” (gets cut off) CONTINUE READING

SSM: “Will the women bring peace and resolution to Syria?”

This is a statement from the Syria Solidarity Movement, of which I am a co-founder and on the Steering Committee:


“On December 5, 2015, the Arab Women’s Progressive League (AWPL) will host its most important conference at the most critical time ever for Syria. With the threat of US-Russian direct confrontation at its highest since the Cuban missile crisis in 1962, the women hope to create a new channel of communication among adversaries and to create a new possibility of reconciliation.

The Syria Solidarity Movement is cooperating with the AWPL to bring former US Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney to the conference, as well as Canadian journalist Eva Bartlett, who was one of the few outsiders reporting from Gaza during the Israeli bombardments of 2008-2009 and 2012 and whose reports from Syria have been on RT and Press TV. In addition to McKinney and Bartlett, we are inviting political expertise from around the world, including political analysts Ajamu Baraka, Glen Ford and Debbie Mennon from the US, Denis Rancourt and Michael Keeler from Canada, Issa Chaer, Nahida Izzat, Makram Khoury-Machool, Sami Ramadani, Finian Cunningham and Sabah Jawad from the UK, Fr. Dave Smith and journalist Susan Dirgham from Australia, Feroze Mithiborwala and Roohulla Rezvi from India, Angela Lano and Marinella Corregia from Italy, Susana Khalil from Venezuela, Nicola Hadwa from Chile, Amal Wahdan from Palestine and others. As you can see, the conference is sponsored by women, but they are inviting expertise without regard to gender and from a wide range of nations and cultures.

MOSAIC SYRIA: Another Actor in the Anti-Syria War Propaganda Theatre

Mosaic Douma

-by Eva Bartlett

*re-published at Syrian Free Press

Ties Between White Helmet and Mosaic Syria

In recent months, the propaganda of the UK/US-backed White Helmets has been revealed again and again; their credibility has long been shattered. Yet, unsurprisingly, the HR industry continues to endorse WH’s staged propaganda.

In Nov 2014, the WH alliance created an animation video to further try to put forth the fairytale that they are “civilians” assisting “civilians” being bombed by the “regime”. The sheer, slick but obvious propaganda elements of the video aside, who are some of the key people involved in this propaganda piece?

According to the Youtube clip,”Story and directed by:Amjad Wardeh.”

Who and where is Amjad Wardeh? According to his profile, he is a Syrian “is currently practicing art in Istanbul.” According to a June 2014 article on Wardeh, he has lived in Instabul since early 2013.

Interestingly, Wardeh has made prior propaganda videos, one of which, a 2 minute animation (‘War on famous canvas’) for which he was (translated from French), “one of three winners of the competition “Made in Med,” organized by Euromed Audiovisual, an EU program.”

An EU program. Of course, the EU has no interest in destabilizing Syria, right?!

Wardeh also participated in a 2013 London exhibition, “#withoutwords: emerging Syrian artists at the P21 Gallery,” which is described as “a collaboration between P21 and the charity Mosaic Syria”.

Mosaic Syria is yet another propaganda front, sloganeering against Syria. While its “Who We Are: Our Story” section describes the group as having “no political or ideological agendas…solely focused on humanitarian work of a charitable and unconditional nature” various posts and campaigns betray this lie. They use terminology like “brutal attacks of the regime,” “civil war”, and focus solely on baseless allegations against the Syrian government, with little to no mention of the documented crimes and murders of the never-“moderate” “rebel”-terrorists in Syria.

Deconstructing the NATO Narrative on Syria

2.3 km Syrian flag, al-Mezzeh Highway, Damascus, SANA, June 15, 2011.

2.3 km Syrian flag, al-Mezzeh, Damascus, SANA, June 15, 2011.

-by Eva Bartlett, Oct 10, 2015, Dissident Voice

*republished at Global Research, Syrian Free Press,, World News, Uprooted Palestinians, prominent Norwegian blog, Steigan blogger, prominent Swedish blog, Anders Romelsjö

*in Polish: Medium Publiczne and Wirtualna Polonia

Over the past five years, the increasingly ridiculous propaganda against President al-Assad and the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has ranged from the scripted (OTPOR fomented -“revolution“) “peaceful protesters under fire” rhetoric, to other deceitful lexicon like “civil war,” and “moderate rebels.”

As the intervention campaigns continue with new terrorist and “humanitarian” actors (literally) constantly emerging in the NATO-alliance’s theatre of death squads, it is worth reviewing some of the important points regarding the war on Syria.

Million Person Marches

On March 29, 2011 (less than two weeks into the fantasy “revolution”) over 6 million people across Syria took to the streets in support of President al-Assad. In June, a reported hundreds of thousands marched in Damascus in support of the president, with a 2.3 km long Syrian flag. In November, 2011 (9 months into the chaos), masses again held demonstrations supporting President al-Assad, notably in Homs (the so-called “capital of the ‘revolution’”), Dara’a (the so-called “birthplace of the ‘revolution’”), Deir ez-Zour, Raqqa, Latakia, and Damascus.

Mass demonstrations like this have occurred repeatedly since, including in March 2012, in May 2014 in the lead-up to Presidential elections, and in June 2015, to note just some of the larger rallies.

In May 2013, it was reported that even NATO recognized the Syrian president’s increased popularity. “The data, relayed to NATO over the last month, asserted that 70 percent of Syrians support” the Assad government. At present, the number is now at least 80 percent.

The most telling barometer of Assad’s support base was the Presidential elections in June 2014, which saw 74 percent (11.6 million) of 15.8 million registered Syrian voters vote, with President al-Assad winning 88 percent of the votes. The lengths Syrians outside of Syria went to in order to vote included flooding the Syrian embassy in Beirut for two full days (and walking several kilometres to get there) and flying from countries with closed Syrian embassies to Damascus airport simply to cast their votes. Within Syria, Syrians braved terrorist mortars and rockets designed to keep them from voting; 151 shells were fired on Damascus alone, killing 5 and maiming 33 Syrians.

For a more detailed look at his broad base of popular support, see Professor Tim Anderson’s “Why Syrians Support Bashar al Assad.”

The Reforms

Prior to the events of March 2011 Syrians did have legitimate desires for specific reforms, many of which were implemented from the beginning of the unrest. In fact, President al-Assad made reforms prior to and following March 17, 2011.

Stephen Gowans noted some of those early reforms, including:

  • Canceling the Emergency Law;
  • Amending the the constitution and putting it to a referendum [8.4 million Syrians voted; 7.5 million voted in favour of the constitution];
  • Scheduling, then holding, multi-party parliamentary and presidential elections

The constitution, according to Gowans, “mandated that the government maintain a role in guiding the economy on behalf of Syrian interests, and that the Syrian government would not make Syrians work for the interests of Western banks, oil companies, and other corporations.”

It also included:

  • “security against sickness, disability and old age; access to health care; free education at all levels”
  • a provision “requiring that at minimum half the members of the People’s Assembly are to be drawn from the ranks of peasants and workers.”

Political commentator Jay Tharappel further articulated:

The new constitution introduced a multi-party political system in the sense that the eligibility of political parties to participate isn’t based on the discretionary permission of the Baath party or on reservations, rather on a constitutional criteria….the new constitution forbids political parties that are based on religion, sect or ethnicity, or which are inherently discriminatory towards one’s gender or race. (2012: Art.8)

No surprise that NATO’s exile-Syrian pawns refused the reforms and a constitution which ensures a sovereign Syria secure from the claws of multi-national corporations and Western banks.

Syrian Forces’ Gains; Russia’s Strikes Against NATO’s Terrorists


Syrian Army Begins Full-Scale Offensive in Hama Province, Oct 7, 2015, Sputnik News

“Syria’s army has begun a full-scale operation against the Islamic State in the country’s Hama province on Wednesday, a Syrian military source told RIA Novosti.

Terrorist forces’ military positions are being shelled from Syrian BM-21 Grad multiple rocket launcher systems. The Syrian army is fighting to free the Hama province from terrorist groups including the al-Qaeda-aligned Jabhat al-Nusra group and the Islamic State.

“A ground military operation began with [Syrian] artillery support and will head toward Idlib to the north. The goal is to cleanse the territory of ISIL and other terrorist groups,” the Syrian officer told RIA Novosti.

The offensive was reportedly preceded by massive artillery strikes ahead of the advance for much of the first half of the day.The assault began after several days of preparation by both the Syrian army and Russia’s air force. The Russian Air Force bombed terrorist infrastructure and underground headquarters in the province.

The Syrian military has been coordinating its movements with Russia, which began its operation against ISIL and other terrorist groups on September 30. Hama and the neighboring Homs province have been part of the operation’s focus. Russia has carried out a total of 112 airstrikes against ISIL targets in Syria since the operation began, according to the force commander.”


Syria’s Ambassador to the UN, Dr. Bashar al-Ja’afari, on Russia’s involvement in fighting (international) terrorism in Syria

Syria’s Permanent Representative/Ambassador to the UN, Dr. Bashar al-Ja’afari (web photo)

*watch interview HERE

*from ~1:00  Dr. al-Ja’afari:

“…There is a kind of misunderstanding, with regard to Russian moves in combatting terrorism in Syria. There is a big problem between the western approach and the Syrian-Russian approach. Its with regard the definition of terrorism: who is terrorist and who is not terrorist? For us in Syria, all those who are fighting the government are terrorists. Of course here we are excluding the national Opposition, those who are not using arms against their own country and their own people.

So, for the Russians, when they say they are fighting ISIL and ISIS and all the affiliated groups of ISIS, which all derive from al-Qaeda, as you know–whatever the label they call themselves is, they are all deriving from al-Qaeda.  So we are here fighting the same enemy, theoretically speaking, with the Americans…and the US-led colation to combat terrorism.

So, …we should be specific about…what would be the targets of the Russian-Syrian move in combatting terrorism.”

[MSM puppet ‘journalist’: blah blah, barrel bombing by the ‘regime’…]

Dr. al-Ja’afari:

“Humbly speaking…we are not a ‘regime’, we are a legitimate government of a sovereign country-member of the United Nations. We are a government equal to other governments including the American administration.”