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The People Without Cinema, by Abounaddara

“They can only testify to the events they experience by exhibiting the indignity inflicted upon them”

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archives archives 2019

Launch of new book of Syrian citizen journalism

“Enab Baladi is a unique record of the Syrian people speaking without fear”

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archives archives 2019

Russiagate, Syria, and the Left

By Terry Burke, as part of a decentralized effort to challenge the anglophone institutional left.

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Enab Baladi: Citizen Chronicles of the Syrian Uprising (Free PDF)

Hummus For Thought is pleased to announce the release of “Enab Baladi: Citizen Chronicles of the Syrian Uprising”, available as a free PDF.

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From ISIS to the Abortion Wars: America We Need to Talk

“I came of age at the height and heart of the “Abortion Wars”—an all-American terrorism campaign waged in the name Christianity”

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An idea called Daraya

This is the story of an idea called Daraya. It is the story of a sick world.

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Listening: The Aural Resonance of a Formless Line

Norman Saadi Nikro on John Berger’s encounter with a Yasmine Hamdan performance

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Sarah Al-Otaibi: How Jamal Khasshogi’s murder has set new precedents

Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance and murder at the hands of the Saudi regime has set precedents in several ways.

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archives archives 2018 Syria and the Left

Wretched of the Earth: solidarity letters between Syria and Gaza

“From Gaza’s border on the Friday of Breaking the Siege, greetings to the rebellious throats in Idlib who went out and shouted”

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archives archives 2018 Syria and the Left

“But what about Yemen?”

“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.”

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How one book lover from besieged Daraya found solace in writers from Sarajevo and Palestine

“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.”

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Why Syrian refugees in Lebanon fear going back to an Assad-controlled Syria

Syrian refugees in Lebanon fear reprisals by the Assad regime in the form of homelessness, forced conscription, torture, or worse.

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PLO delegation in Syria to check on the “road to Palestine”

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.”

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archives archives 2018 Syria and the Left

Notes on Syria and the Coming Global Thanatocracy

“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.”

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archives archives 2018

On Rohini Hensman’s ‘Indefensible’

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).

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In Memory of Razan Al-Najjar

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.

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I Don’t Have a #MyNakbaStory, So Here Are Other People’s Nakba Stories (+Resources)

Stories, Resources, Numbers

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The fall of Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

The Syrian regime and its Russian ally have taken over Ghouta. Here are some of Ghouta’s stories before its fall.

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The Experience of Local Councils in the Syrian Revolution

“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.”

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A Spot at the Kotel Won’t Save Us: A Crisis in American Judaism

“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.”