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The Syrian Revolution: Context and Consequences (Audio)

Audio and partial text of the talk I gave at the University of Bologna in 2017.

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Shadow of a Man? Understanding Masculinities in the MENA (Audio)

Audio and partial transcript of the LSE Panel I took part in with Dr. Shereen El-Faki and Dr. Courtney Freer.

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On Yassin Haj Saleh’s Book ‘The Impossible Revolution’

“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.”

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Nearly 300 Intellectuals Mobilize Against the Rise of a ‘Fascist Climate’ in Lebanon

Nearly 300 Lebanese intellectuals, artists, activists and journalists call for a Lebanon of freedom, pluralism and respect of human rights.

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feminism & masculinity

Beirut Madinati to Beirut Pride

“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.”

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kafala and racism

Lebanon’s Migrant Domestic Workers March on Labour Day

For the eighth year in a row, migrant domestic workers from many nations marched to demand their labor rights in Beirut.

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archives Syria and the Left

No, the Assad regime is not ‘defending his own country’

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.

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SOAS Community Condemns Israeli Ambassador Mark Regev’s Visit

32 SOAS Student Societies and over 100 SOAS staff condemn Mark Regev’s visit as an official exercise in state propaganda

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feminism & masculinity

On Nasrallah’s War Against LGBTQs (مع نسخة عربية)

Nasrallah’s recent sermon was all about promoting the same fixed gender roles that place him at the top of the hierarchy.

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feminism & masculinity

حسن نصرالله، رهاب المثلية والنضال من أجل مستقبل لبنان

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.

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archives Syria and the Left

Anarchists in Agrabah

“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.”

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archives Syria and the Left

What’s behind Stop the War’s aversion to Syria voices?

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.

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archives Syria and the Left

On The Allies We’re Not Proud Of: A Palestinian Response to Troubling Discourse on Syria

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.

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Syria and the Left

List of Rebuttals to Max Blumenthal’s Anti-Syrian Article

Palestinians and Syrians respond to Max Blumenthal’s anti-Syrian piece.

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Syria and the Left

The Left’s hollow anti-imperialism over Syria

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.

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Black-Palestine Solidarity: Towards an Intersectionality of Struggles

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

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Syria and the Left

Izquierda Unida, Syria and the Death of European Internationalism

When Couso of Izquierda Unida visited Bashar Al Assad, he sentenced European Internationalism to death

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Syria and the Left

Syria and the Reactionary Left

“The Left has, for all intents and purposes, lost the moral right to talk about Syria. “

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Syria and the Left

Statement of Purpose for the Alliance of Syrian and Iranian Socialists

“Our peaceful revolution is still in progress until toppling Assad and imposing justice all over Syria.”

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English-Arabic Gender dictionary now available online

“There is now an English-Arabic Gender dictionary available online thanks to the amazing work by Lebanon Support.”