Last week I had the honour of joining a number of incredible writers and orators in Derry, Ireland, in a panel, “Imperialism on Trial”. The five speakers were: John Wight, writer and host of Hard Facts; the former British Ambassador to Syria Peter Ford; author, journalist and broadcaster Neil Clark; former MP and host of Sputnik Orbiting the World, George Galloway; and myself.
Organized by Derry resident Gregory Sharkey, the panelists addressed a wide range of issues. As one of the speakers, author Neil Clark, wrote:
“Five passionate and well-informed speakers, who included the former British Ambassador to Syria Peter Ford, detailed the carnage and chaos that has been unleashed around the globe by the aggressive, warmongering policies of the US and its closest allies.
The full panel is online from RT’s livestream recording:
Dec 12, 2017, RT.com
People around the world are rightfully outraged by Donald Trump’s recent effective handing over of Jerusalem to Israel.
Behind the scenes, out of sight, an outrageous and illegal practice continues, the alleged“only democracy in the Middle East” on a near-daily basis abducts Palestinian men, women, and children under false pretexts (or no charges at all), using sham legal proceedings to enforce prolonged, illegal, detentions.
According to October 2017 statistics by the Palestinian prisoner support group Addameer, Israel holds 6,198 Palestinians in prison (including 280 children and 58 women).
An interview on The Last American Vagabond, November 18. Please do check out his other videos and support his work! Follow him here:
In his introductory remarks, he writes:
“In a time of universal deceit, telling the Truth is truly a revolutionary act, and that has never been more apparent than in today’s hyper-partisan climate, where facts no longer hold sway, and one’s opinion is now only as strong as the crowd that surrounds it. It has been conditioned over many years into the masses that the way they feel, is now more important than the facts at hand. Now some may say that is a good thing, that information is so manipulated today, that all we have is the way we feel, our gut instincts. But once we realize that our feelings have long been programmed and manufactured by way of news media and entertainment, the very feelings we are now being told to trust, we begin to see the long-term agenda at play — the manufactured consent of the masses. So it has never been more important to question everything, to trust in facts, to trust in what we can prove, as we in the independent media must do better, we must be better, or we will wake up down the line, and realize that we have become the very thing we once despised. And no one embodies the journalistic integrity that is all but absent in MSM today, more so than Eva Bartlett.
Eva is, in my opinion, one of the last surviving investigative journalists, she has made a name for herself as an independent writer and rights activist by traveling to places such as Gaza, Syria, and North Korea, and revealing to the world the stark contrast between want we are told is happening there, and what is actually taking place.”
In this forum, particularly interesting is the speech given by Sara Flounders, of the International Action Center, on her visits to Syria, on the reasons behind the global war on Syria and the documentation of US planning the destabilization of Syria since at least 2005. Flounders also gives historical context to the lead-up to the 2011-begun war on Syria, as well as the many reasons why the NATO-GCC-Zionist alliance want to destabilize and break apart Syria.
–Excerpts from US delegation visit to Syria, Feb 2015, In Gaza
-University Hospital, Damascus: Meeting Victims of Western-backed Mortar and Rocket Terrorism, Mar 3, 2015, In Gaza
–Deconstructing the NATO Narrative on Syria, Oct 10, 2015, Dissident Voice, Syrian Free Press, Sott.net, World News, Uprooted Palestinians, prominent Norwegian blog, Steigan blogger, prominent Swedish blog, Anders Romelsjö Jinge.se *in Polish: Medium Publiczne and Wirtualna Polonia, In Gaza
-Syria Dispatch: Most Syrians Support Assad, Reject Phony Foreign ‘Revolution’, Mar 7, 2016, SOTT.net (in Spanish; in Turkish; republished at: Off Guardian, Dissident Voice, Strategic Culture, Global Research, In Gaza) (cited in: “Western Reporter in Syria Finds U.S.-Backed Fighters Are Jihadists”, Washington’s Blog; “Contrary to West’s Humpty-Dumpty Allusion Syria is ‘Coming Together Again’”, Sputnik News)
-Western media ignoring reality on the ground in Syria: terrorism and anti-Syria sanctions which help terrorists, Mar 3, 2016, Russia Today, (republished at: SOTT.net, Dissident Voice, 21st Century Wire, Global Research, The Vineyard Saker In Oceania, In Gaza)
Feb 21, 2016, Porkins Policy Radio
For this episode we are joined by activist and freelance journalist Eva Bartlett for an in-depth discussion of the war in Syria. Fresh from her fourth trip to the embattled nation, Eva lends us her perspective of what it’s actually like on the ground. Eva recounts the many places she has visited, and the current living conditions of the Syrian people. Eva and I discuss the numerous terrorist groups and gangs operating within Syria, and the disappearance of groups such as the FSA and other “moderate rebel” groups. Eva also offers us an alternative narrative about the Maddaya starvation story that gripped news headlines and then vanished. We discuss the propaganda involved in this story and its similarity to the skewed reporting of the terrorist siege of Yarmouk.
This 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.
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“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.”
–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