“They can only testify to the events they experience by exhibiting the indignity inflicted upon them”
“Enab Baladi is a unique record of the Syrian people speaking without fear”
By Terry Burke, as part of a decentralized effort to challenge the anglophone institutional left.
Hummus For Thought is pleased to announce the release of “Enab Baladi: Citizen Chronicles of the Syrian Uprising”, available as a free PDF.
“I came of age at the height and heart of the “Abortion Wars”—an all-American terrorism campaign waged in the name Christianity”
This is the story of an idea called Daraya. It is the story of a sick world.
Norman Saadi Nikro on John Berger’s encounter with a Yasmine Hamdan performance
Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance and murder at the hands of the Saudi regime has set precedents in several ways.
“From Gaza’s border on the Friday of Breaking the Siege, greetings to the rebellious throats in Idlib who went out and shouted”
“It’s rather despicable to use some corpses to bury others. And quite daring to oppose the martyrdom of Yemeni children to the plight of Syria’s.”
“Reading about Sarajevo is to feel less alone. It’s to tell oneself that others before us went through the same challenges. In another country. Another context.”
Syrian refugees in Lebanon fear reprisals by the Assad regime in the form of homelessness, forced conscription, torture, or worse.
A delegation of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) headed on Monday for Syria to check on the resistance axis efforts to pave the “road to Palestine.”
“Of course in the largely pacific global North and elsewhere many would look askance at the suggestion that Assad (and his allies) are responsible for the estimated half a million or more Syrian’s killed since 2011 as Assad certainly is.”
Rohini wished to understand how something which is seemingly so ‘pro-human’ (anti-imperialism) could be used to justify that which is inherently ‘anti-human’ (state oppression).
Hayat Ghunaim, from Gaza, wrote this in memory of Razan Al-Najjar, the 21 year old medic and volunteer who was murdered by the IDF while helping evacuate wounded protesters.
Stories, Resources, Numbers
The Syrian regime and its Russian ally have taken over Ghouta. Here are some of Ghouta’s stories before its fall.
“We are not less that the workers of the Paris Commune… They lasted 70 days and we are still here since a year and a half.”
“What terrifies our elders, anxious to maintain their grip on the only Jewish identity they know, is precisely that, in saying ‘no!’ to Zionism, we are saying ‘yes!’ to Jewishness.”