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What the #WomenOfGhouta Have Achieved in 7.5 Years

“I am talking about the suffering of women inside Ghouta.”

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The Story of Hind Majaly, A Revolutionary Woman from Daraa

“I was one of the first women to organise peaceful demonstrations in Daraa and one of the first women to be detained.”

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The Multipolar Spin: How Fascists Operationalize Left-wing Resentment

This article was originally published by Alexander Reid Ross, author of the book ‘Against The Fascist Creep’. Republished here for education purposes.

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I Interviewed Adel Karam, and Nothing He Said was Funny

Badar Salem on meeting Adel Karam. Translated by Elias Abou Jaoudeh.

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Elias Khoury on the Lebanese political system and the prospects of challenging it

Megaphone’s Interview with left-wing Lebanese thinker Elias Khoury

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The Irrelevant Arabs – On Syria & “The Impossible Revolution” A Conversation With Yassin Al-Haj Saleh

Syrian intellectual Yassin Al-Haj Saleh on the root causes of the Syrian uprising.

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From Syria to Palestine: Struggles Against Dictatorship, Imperialism, and Zionism (Audio)

Panel at Left Forum 2017 With Ramah Kudaimi, Shireen Akram-Boshar, Jehad Abusalim and myself, hosted by Ashley Smith.

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The Syrian Revolution: Context and Consequences (Audio)

Audio and partial text of the talk I gave at the University of Bologna in 2017.

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Shadow of a Man? Understanding Masculinities in the MENA (Audio)

Audio and partial transcript of the LSE Panel I took part in with Dr. Shereen El-Faki and Dr. Courtney Freer.

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

What we should focus on.

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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.”