Panel at Left Forum 2017 With Ramah Kudaimi, Shireen Akram-Boshar, Jehad Abusalim and myself, hosted by Ashley Smith.
Audio and partial text of the talk I gave at the University of Bologna in 2017.
Audio and partial transcript of the LSE Panel I took part in with Dr. Shereen El-Faki and Dr. Courtney Freer.
“Syrian society has been without a sense of historical purpose or a ‘project’ that could unite the people and align their expectations […] Today, not only is the project devoid of any national or humane aspects: it is a killing machine.”
Nearly 300 Lebanese intellectuals, artists, activists and journalists call for a Lebanon of freedom, pluralism and respect of human rights.
“One hopes that subsequent movements will strive to become even more inclusive, and encompass those often ignored by Lebanese law, namely refugees, Lebanese workers and migrant domestic workers.”
For the eighth year in a row, migrant domestic workers from many nations marched to demand their labor rights in Beirut.
Regime tactics are designed to overwhelm pro-democracy and secular opposition groups, forcing them into defensive mode, while empowering, directly and indirectly, more conservative and authoritarian groups.
32 SOAS Student Societies and over 100 SOAS staff condemn Mark Regev’s visit as an official exercise in state propaganda
Nasrallah’s recent sermon was all about promoting the same fixed gender roles that place him at the top of the hierarchy.
القاتل الجماعي حسن نصرالله يحاول أن يلهي الجميع عن ما يفعله جيشه الطائفي في سوريا نيابة عن النظام الإيراني ونظام الأسد الفاشي ليتهجم على إخواننا وأخواتنا المثليين والمثليات في لبنان.
“There wasn’t anything ‘anarchist’ about them given that they shut down a panel featuring a Syrian Arab anarchist, Leila, and insulted a Syrian Kurdish anarchist, Shiar.”
To the isolationists, “they” needn’t be asked what they think of their country’s situation, for “we”, as owners of great social capital, know best.
We, the undersigned Palestinians, write to affirm our commitment to the amplification of Syrian voices as they endure slaughter and displacement at the hands of Bashar Al-Assad’s regime.
Palestinians and Syrians respond to Max Blumenthal’s anti-Syrian piece.
Essentialist anti-imperialism is defined solely in relation to one’s own government rather than on the basis of a universal opposition to all forms of imperialism.
Tracing the historical context of both struggles and exposing the shared components of their respective struggles in order to conclude on their relation within a politics of transnational solidarity framework today
When Couso of Izquierda Unida visited Bashar Al Assad, he sentenced European Internationalism to death
“The Left has, for all intents and purposes, lost the moral right to talk about Syria. “
“Our peaceful revolution is still in progress until toppling Assad and imposing justice all over Syria.”