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archives archives 2017

Israel and ‘The Right to Maim’

“Debility is part of a war tactic central to settler colonial regimes and to imperialism more broadly.”

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archives archives 2017

It’s Been Four Years: A Personal Letter to the Douma Four

Samira‪ Al-Khalil, along with Razan Zeitouneh, and Wael and Nazim Hamadeh, have been kidnapped for four years now.

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archives archives 2017

Why I Am Not a Humanist

“It is not coincidental that the boundaries of the human seem to correspond with the West.”

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archives archives 2017

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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archives 2017

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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archives 2017

Syrian and Lebanese: On The Conflict of Identities

“To be half Lebanese, and half Syrian means that you live the experience of a child whose parents are separated, and both of them hate you.”

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archives 2017 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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archives 2017 feminism & masculinity

رسالة من صديقك المثلي

“انا شاب لبناني في منتصف العشرينات من العمر، ونعم، انا مثلي، وماذا يعني هذا الكلام؟”

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archives 2017 feminism & masculinity

On Beirut Pride: 5 Reflections.

Presenting reflections on Beirut Pride by 5+ authors

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archives archives 2017

Miream Salameh’s Speech at #BringThemHere Rally in Melbourne

“I am from a Christian family. I say this today because I need to explain that my family and I escaped from the Syrian regime violence before ISIS even existed in my country.”

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archives 2017 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 archives 2017 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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archives archives 2017

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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archives archives 2017

Omar Sabbour: Regarding statements by Syrian opposition and Western solidarity groups

What we should focus on.

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archives 2017 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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archives 2017 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 2017 Syria and the Left

In Syria, Civilian Lives Don’t Matter

Anti-war activists should be calling on all foreign forces to leave and holding the perpetrators of war crimes to account.

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archives 2017 Syria and the Left

‘That Father’. Aleppo, August 2012.

Whenever I hear ‘leftists’ engage in whitewashing or conspiracy theories, I think of that father cradling his dead daughter.

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archives archives 2017

Against Israel, Hamas and Fatah

“It made it very difficult for us political activists to realize our potential to end the occupation and build a Palestinian state where we can live with freedom, justice, dignity and peace and without any affiliation with any of those parties.”