“I am talking about the suffering of women inside Ghouta.”
“I was one of the first women to organise peaceful demonstrations in Daraa and one of the first women to be detained.”
This article was originally published by Alexander Reid Ross, author of the book ‘Against The Fascist Creep’. Republished here for education purposes.
Badar Salem on meeting Adel Karam. Translated by Elias Abou Jaoudeh.
Megaphone’s Interview with left-wing Lebanese thinker Elias Khoury
Syrian intellectual Yassin Al-Haj Saleh on the root causes of the Syrian uprising.
Panel at Left Forum 2017 With Ramah Kudaimi, Shireen Akram-Boshar, Jehad Abusalim and myself, hosted by Ashley Smith.
Audio and partial text of the talk I gave at the University of Bologna in 2017.
Audio and partial transcript of the LSE Panel I took part in with Dr. Shereen El-Faki and Dr. Courtney Freer.
“Debility is part of a war tactic central to settler colonial regimes and to imperialism more broadly.”
Samira Al-Khalil, along with Razan Zeitouneh, and Wael and Nazim Hamadeh, have been kidnapped for four years now.
“It is not coincidental that the boundaries of the human seem to correspond with the West.”
“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.”
Nearly 300 Lebanese intellectuals, artists, activists and journalists call for a Lebanon of freedom, pluralism and respect of human rights.
“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.”
“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.”
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.
32 SOAS Student Societies and over 100 SOAS staff condemn Mark Regev’s visit as an official exercise in state propaganda
What we should focus on.
“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.”