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archives archives 2016 Syria and the Left

There is something under Aleppo’s rubble to be mourned for everyone

This story has not ended.

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archives archives 2016 Syria and the Left

Marxism and the Struggle Against Counterrevolution in Syria

“The Syrian Revolution is facing the gravest dangers in the nearly six years of its existence.”

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archives archives 2016 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 archives 2016 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 archives 2016 Syria and the Left

Wretched of the Earth: Thoughts on Syria, Palestine and Discourse

As a Palestinian from Gaza, Assad means nothing to me.

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archives archives 2016 Syria and the Left

On Suffering and Solidarity

Those who suffer entrust their pain in the conscience of those who take upon themselves the task of standing to injustice and oppression.

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archives archives 2016 Syria and the Left

Celebrating the Work of ‘Enab Baladi’, Citizen Chroniclers of the Syrian Revolution

“Among the many Syrians who criticized Robert Fisk for his coverage of the Daraya massacre were just ordinary citizens from Daraya running a humble news service while the massacre was happening.”

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archives archives 2016 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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archives archives 2016

24 Points on Your Obsession with Muslims

“I have herewith laid out some of these questions that are keeping me up at night, along with many of your thoughtful followers, I’m sure.” – Taha Bali

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archives archives 2016

I can’t stop staring at the White Helmets Time cover

“I do not know if the White Helmets will win the Nobel Prize, and I frankly do not care. Nor should they. They have saved all of humanity.”

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archives 2016 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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archives 2016 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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archives archives 2016

Edwin Nasr: Five Points on France and the ‘Burkini’ Ban

5 points’ on the ‘Burkini’ ban by Edwin Nasr

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archives archives 2016

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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archives archives 2016

Alex Shams: On Munich and Whiteness

Why aren’t we having a conversation about violence in the West, about masculinity and gun culture?

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archives 2016 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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archives 2016 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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archives 2016 feminism & masculinity

Halim Shebaya: When Sally met Lebanon’s Personal Status laws

“What provoked Sally to initiate such an action that landed her, and the people who assisted her, in the custody of the Lebanese authorities?”

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Edwin Nasr: On the sex trafficking ring bust in Maameltein/ عاملات الجنس وتواطؤنا الأبوي

“The residents of Maameltein, and more generally Jounieh, the Lebanese ISF and the Jounieh municipality are all complicit in perpetuating the commercial sexual exploitation of Eastern European/Russian, Syrian, Palestinian and Egyptian women by local groupings of criminals.”

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archives 2016 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.”