August 29, 2018
As mainstream media doubles down in its coordinated propaganda against the Syrian government and in support of direct Western military intervention, the alternative media has been going up against unprecedented censorship on the part of the social media and Internet corporate giants at the same time. For that reason, it is becoming harder and harder to find accurate sources of information regarding Syria as well as all other topics in a general Internet search. While readers of the alt media before Google’s purge and censorfest took place have largely remained, the amount of people being exposed to new information and an alternative to government and corporate propaganda has been drastically reduced.
In addition, with disturbed “researchers” and various shadowy organizations creating silly lists of “Assadists,” “Fake News,” and “Russian propaganda,” I thought it might be useful to create a list of my own, containing a number of the same names, in order to provide a list of researchers, journalists, and activists who have been working to expose the true agenda behind what is happening in Syria today in hopes that my readers will also find their work and find access to additional sources of information which certainly will not be available in the mainstream press. This, of course, is in addition to my own work.
So, in light of having been left off a few of these lists, please forgive the shameless self-promotion of putting my own name and website first.
Brandon Turbeville – I’ll start by mentioning my own work which can mostly be found here at Activist Post but also at my own website BrandonTurbeville.com, Facebook and Twitter. In addition, I have written two books on the subject, the most relevant being Resisting The Empire: The Plan To Destroy Syria And How The Future Of The World Depends On The Outcome, and The Road To Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault On Syria.
Vanessa Beeley – Vanessa Beeley is perhaps the tip of the spear in the effort to stop the war in Syria and expose Western propaganda such as the White Helmets and Western funding of terrorism in Syria. Vanessa writes regularly for 21stCenturyWire and her own website, The Wall Will Fall. Facebook and Twitter links can be found here.
Eva Bartlett – Eva Bartlett has been opposing Western imperialism and Zionism for years even long before the Syrian crisis began, having lived in Gaza for a number of years covering the Zionist occupation. Eva has written for a number of different media outlets but her own website is In Gaza. She is highly active on social media as well with her Facebook and Twitter feeds linked here. Unfortunately, her social media accounts come under constant attack.
Syrian Girl (Maram Susli, Mimi al-Laham) – Having used a number of names during the course of the Syrian crisis, “Syrian Girl” has been on the front lines of deconstructing Western propaganda and myths about Syria. An actual Syrian, “Syrian Girl” was probably the first researcher or activist to speak out on a large scale regarding what was actually happening in Syria. She’s probably the most censored pro-Syria activist. Facebook deleted all her accounts and YouTube (here and here) has since taken down her video account as well (although she is in the process of rebuilding it). For now, she is most active on Twitter but also restarted her Facebook pages (here and here).
Afraa Dagher – Afraa Dagher is not only a Syrian but she continues to reside in Syria and has remained there since the beginning of the crisis. Afraa began her commentary by doing a number of on-the-ground reports from Syria with journalists in the United States. Like, Syrian Girl, her YouTube account was disabled by YouTube and many of her previous videos deleted. She now has a primarily social media presence on Facebook and Twitter, although she regularly writes articles submitted to a variety of websites such as Syria News.
Sarah Abed – Sarah Abed has written a number of incredible articles regarding the Syrian crisis for MintPress News but she maintains her own formidable website known as The Rabbit Hole. Her articles regarding the Kurdish issue make her work indispensable to understanding ongoing events. You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter.
Ziad Fadel – Ziad Fadel, owner and operator of Syrian Perspective, has provided daily updates as to what is taking place in Syria since the beginning of the Syrian crisis, a service Fadel has continued until this day. His witty barbs are appreciated nearly as much as his information which has and continues to be indispensable. Syrian Perspective can be followed on both Twitter and Facebook (here and here).
Tony Cartalucci – Another pioneer in alt media coverage of geopolitics, Tony Cartalucci has covered the Syrian crisis since day one as well as the tragic war in Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, color revolutions across the world and remains possibly the only website consistently covering the Wests’ destabilization efforts in Thailand. Cartalucci’s website is invaluable for detailed articles archived and those continuing to be produced regarding the Syrian crisis. He and Land Destroyer Report, can be followed on Facebook and Twitter (here and here).
Caitlin Johnstone – Caitlin Johnstone is both a poet and a journalist who writes for Medium. However, her work can also be found on her website CaitlinJohnstone.com, Facebook, Steemit, and Twitter.
Steve Chovanec – Steve Chovanec has consistently produced in-depth detailed articles about Syria both as a freelance journalist and for his own site Independent Underground. His social media websites can be found here for Facebook and here for Twitter.
Patrick Henningsen – Also writing for 21stCenturyWire, Patrick hosts a radio program (SundayWire) as well as a television program (UK Column Live) on the website in addition to producing a number of brilliant articles regarding the Syrian crisis. He has also traveled to Syria on a number of occasions. You can also follow Patrick on Facebook and Twitter.
Tim Anderson – Dr. Tim Anderson out of Australia has long been opposing Western destabilization activities and has been working toward exposing the deceit and propaganda of the Western media and their respective governments since the beginning of the crisis. Having written a book on the subject, The Dirty War On Syria and founding the organization Hands Off Syria, Tim Anderson’s work has been instrumental in dismantling a great deal of Western propaganda. He can be followed on Facebook and Twitter as well and his organization, Hands Off Syria can be found online and on social media as well. Hands Off Syria has many different chapters so be sure to check and see if there is one near you, particularly if you are in Australia.
Sarah Abdallah – Sarah has made virtually every single “hit list” coming from the MSM and/or NGO Industrial Complex. At one point, she was labeled a spy and, at another time, a robot. She’s real though and she posts extremely accurate and hardhitting information. Find her at facebook and twitter. She also has a website, SarahAbdallah.net.
Carla Ortiz – It may seem strange to note that a Bolivian actress and filmmaker is a source of news about the conflict in Syria but the fact is that, ever since traveling to Syria in person, Ortiz has been very outspoken about the media propaganda surrounding the crisis and has been a powerful voice attempting to bring the truth to light. Follow Carla on Facebook and Twitter. Carla has even been the source of a number of groundbreaking reports, adding legitimate journalist, far beyond the scale of any MSM circus act, to her resume.
Sharmine Narwani – Sharmine has been covering the Syrian crisis from the region for quite some time but she also covers geopolitics as a whole. Her articles have been found a number of places and they are always chock full of detailed information useful for understand the potential agendas of the national players. Although her articles appear at a number of different outlets, she usually posts them on her social media accounts such as Facebook and Twitter.
Janice Kortkamp – Janice has gained notoriety for her repeated trips to Syria and her outspoken opposition to American involvement there. Despite having labeled herself as an “American housewife in Syria,” Janice has clashed with a number of pro-war commentators on the issue of Syria. She’s also held a number of in-person talks and maintains a sizeable social media following (when the thought police aren’t shutting down her accounts). She can be found on Facebook here but she also maintains a website called Syria Resources.
Pearson Sharp – Reporting for One America News Network, Pearson Sharp’s report from Douma was instrumental in deconstructing and exposing the alleged chemical weapons attacks that took place there. Pearson can be found on both Facebook and Twitter as well as on OANN.
Daniel McAdams – Writing for the Ron Paul Institute, Daniel McAdams repeatedly engages in battles against the pro-war NGO and MSM pro-terrorist community. His reports are always based in the concept of individual liberty, non-intervention, and, of course, that necessary aspect of reporting that MSM always tends to leave out – facts.
Cory Morningstar – Writing for The Art Of Annihilation and Wrong Kind Of Green, Cory has produced some excellent detailed pieces on the pro-war NGO industrial complex. She can be found on Facebook and Twitter.
Mark Taliano – “A retired high school teacher who spends much of his time as an activist and citizen journalist”, Mark is also the author of Voices From Syria and covers events in Syria for various online publications such as Common Dreams. You can find him on Facebook and Twitter.
Marwa Osman – Marwa is a journalist and commentator for several media outlets but she is also an excellent source of information regarding the situation in Syria. You can find her on Facebook and Twitter.
James Corbett – James has covered many stories and issues over time but he has covered Syria extensively. Corbett’s videos are well-known to be extremely detailed and well-researched but also short and to the point. James can be found most readily at YouTube and his own website CorbettReport.com.
Mnar Muhawesh – Editor in Chief at MintPress News, Mnar has provided the alt media community with incredible, well-researched, information and exclusive reports surrounding the conflict in Syria. You can find her work on Mint Press News as well as find her on Facebook and Twitter.
Kevork Almassian – Kevork is a Syrian journalist and analyst who founded Syriana Analysis. Kevork is well-respected for his detailed analysis of current Syrian events shortly after they take place. Kevork is known for his ability to put current events in historical and future contexts. He can be found at Facebook and Twitter as well as at Syriana Analysis.
Tim Hayward – A repeat offender of the thought police and protectors of terrorists in Syria, Tim has been calling out the NATO destabilization and war on Syria for quite some time. As a result, he’s been slandered in the press repeatedly. You can find Tim on his website, TimHayward.wordpress.com on Facebook and Twitter.
Hanin Elias – Solo artist and leader singer of Atari Teenage Riot, Hanin Elias has been opposing Western imperialism via her music, her art, and social media. Her posts are not just links, however, she routinely posts important information that will not be found on the MSM. Find her on Facebook and Twitter.
Andrew Korybko – Andrew Korybko writes for a number of different alt media outlets, particularly Oriental Review. Andrew is notably well-versed in geopolitics and his reports are nothing if not realistic. Andrew often comes from a different perspective than many other geopolitical writers in the alt media and, for that reason alone, is worth a read. He can be found at both Facebook and Twitter.
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Randi Nord – One of the founders of Geopolitics Alert with Jim Carey, Randi’s work has, for the last two years, provided a news site that is definitively anti-imperialist and a counterbalance to mainstream media insanity. Find her work at her website Geopolitics Alert or find her on Facebook and Twitter.
Dilyana Gaytandzhieva – Although mostly focused on bioweapons, Dilyana blew the lid off the story of Western countries’ arming of terrorists in Syria. Check out her website at Dilyana.bg or find her on Twitter.
Pierre le Corf – Pierre has been heavily active in Syria on a humanitarian basis. However, one can clearly see from the information he posts that the official story of the Syrian crisis is 100% false. Some of his videos are incredibly moving. You can find him on Facebook and Twitter.
Marcus Papadopoulos – Marcus is a British political journalist and the founder and editor of Politics First magazine. He is also a heavy critic of the Western war on Syria and has clashed with a number of mainstream pro-war agitators. Find his work on Facebook, Twitter, and Politics First.
Tom Duggin – Tom Duggin’s work is indispensable as Tom is another front lines correspondent reporting from Syria. Tom’s work can be found on Facebook and YouTube.
Rev. Andrew Ashdown – Rev. Ashdown has traveled to Syria ten times since 2014 leading delegations from the UK so that they can see for themselves the realities of the war and of the culture of the Syria the West is attempting to destroy. Rev. Ashdown has given numerous talks on the Syrian crisis and is very active on social media. He can be found on Facebook and Twitter.
John Pilger – John Pilger is actually a mainstream journalist though his adherence to facts and reality may have gotten him kicked out of that club. Although covering a wide variety of issues, Pilger has been straightforward and honest regarding his coverage of Syria and, especially, for his coverage of the White Helmets, which he labeled as a pure “propaganda construct.” He is, of course, correct. You can find his writings at JohnPilger.com, facebook, and twitter.
Elijah J. Magnier – Elijah is the real deal. He has over 32 years of experience covering Europe and the Middle East. His knowledge of Syria and the geopolitics surrounding the crisis is vast and he has extensive contacts that help make his articles all that more important. Elijah writes regularly for the American Herald Tribune and can be found on both Facebook and Twitter. He also has his own website, EJMagnier.com.
Thierry Meyssan – Thierry Meyssan is a French researcher living in Syria. In fact, he’s been living in Syria for years. Meyssan is well-known for providing cutting edge information long before others see it and should be considered a very important resource. You can find his website at voltairenet.org/en. You can follow it on Facebook and Twitter.
Khaled Iskef – A journalist with al-Mayadeen News, Khaled has been involved with breaking numerous stories from Syria. You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, and his own website khalediskef.wordpress.com
Piers Robinson – Another victim of the pro-war UK smear campaign, Prof. Robinson has nonetheless persisted. Prof. Robinson is a director of the Organisation For Propaganda Studies and his website can be found at https://piersrobinson.wordpress.com/ and Syria Propaganda Media. He can also be found at Facebook and Twitter.
Websites and Organizations
Moon of Alabama – Often retweeted but perhaps never receive the full credit it deserves, MOA repeatedly produces some of the most well-researched articles and most thorough debunking of official stories on a regular basis. Go to MoonOfAlabama.org or here to find MOA on Twitter.
21st Century Wire – Already mentioned via Patrick Henningsen and Vanessa Beeley but the site itself is worth a visit also. In addition to Patrick and Vanessa, 21CW contains numerous reports, articles, videos, radio and television programs covering the Syrian crisis in detail.
Activist Post – I’m not the only person covering geopolitics or even Syria for Activist Post. AP contains a number of other posts and contributions from people like Ulson Gunnar, Aaron Kessel, Derrick Broze and Brett Redmayne-Titley.
MintPress News – MPN is dedicated to reporting on a wide variety of news items but it contains some excellent pieces on Syria specifically.
Hands Off Syria – Founded by Prof. Tim Anderson, Hands Off Syria is one of the leading organizations opposing Western imperialism in Syria. HOA has been responsible for researching, educating, and organizing demonstrations in opposition to Western intervention. Visit HOS on Facebook and Twitter (here and here). There are many chapters of HOAS so be sure to check and see if there is one in your area.
Syrian Perspective – Run by Ziad Fadel and contains updates every few days. It’s definitely worth a regular visit and, as soon as you read Ziad’s linguistic stinger missiles, you’ll be coming back.
Syria News – Run by Miri Wood, Syria News contains reports that you won’t find anywhere else. Syria News is updated almost daily and definitely worth a visit.
Ron Paul Institute – Ron Paul himself has always been a vocal advocate for non-intervention and his organization/website is no different. RPI has been consistently opposed to American imperialism in Syria since the beginning (Facebook and Twitter).
Syriana Analysis – Founded by Kevork Almassian, Syriana Analysis is dedicated to analysis of events taking place in Syria. You can go directly to the website as well as on Facebook and Twitter.
SouthFront – SouthFront is a minute-by-minute news site dedicated to geopolitics, the Middle East, and Syria. It provides daily updates and battle reports (with maps) from Syria as well as news articles and analysis. SouthFront is providing and essential service for the alt media community focused on Syria. You can find SouthFront on Facebook and Twitter as well.
Muraselon – Muraselon is another indispensable resource if you’re interested in getting up to date information about the war in Syria. Complete with commentary and maps, Muraselon provides detailed and exclusive reports that are updated sometimes to the minute. Find Muraselon on Facebook and Twitter.
Al-Masdar News – Focusing on geopolitics, particular in the Middle East, Al-Masdar News is updated by the minute regarding the most important events taking place in the region. Find Al-Masdar News on Facebook and Twitter.
Geopolitics Alert – Founded and operated by Randi Nord and Jim Carey, Geopolitics Alert has, for the last two years, provided an anti-imperialist counterbalance news site to the daily MSM insanity. Find Geopolitics Alert on Facebook and Twitter.
Global Research – Global Research is one of the standard bearers when it comes to the alternative media’s coverage of the Syrian crisis. Global Research has featured exclusive articles and articles by most of the journalists mentioned in this article at some point or other. It stands as an academic and journalistic geopolitical library. The website is GlolbalResearch.ca and on Twitter and Facebook.
Voltaire Net – Thierry Meyssan, the owner/operator of Voltaire Net is a French researcher living in Syria and is well-known for providing cutting edge information long before others see it and should be considered a very important resource. The website is voltairenet.org/en and you can follow it on Facebook and Twitter.
American Herald Tribune – AHT has been covering the Syrian crisis since day one and even has an entire section dedicated to the Syrian Crisis on its website. It regularly publishes articles from excellent journalists like Sarah Abed and Elijah J. Magnier. AHT is definitely worth checking out if you need up to date accurate information on Syria. The website is AHTribune.com. You can also follow AHT on Twitter and Facebook.
Media On Trial – The Media On Trial events have been taking place all over the UK and have resulted in a great deal of controversy due the Orwellian nature of Western society. In other words, any attempt to investigate or think critically about what major corporations are claiming is slandered as “propaganda.” For anyone who attends these events, however, it’s clear where the evidence lies. You can find the Media on Trial website or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
Please keep in mind this list is not complete as there are many more Syrian researchers, writers, journalists, analysts, and activists out there who may not have been included due to this writer’s oversight or ignorance. If you are aware of a good source of information regarding Syria, please include that source in the comments below.
Brandon Turbeville writes for Activist Post – article archive here – He is the author of seven books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria, The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President, and Resisting The Empire: The Plan To Destroy Syria And How The Future Of The World Depends On The Outcome. Turbeville has published over 1000 articles on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s radio show Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. His website is BrandonTurbeville.com He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.
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