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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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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 2018 Syria and the Left

Assad or the Naked Lion

“As the regime applies its scorched earth policy and starves the population to bring it to heel, it insists on showing that in the regions it controls, life follows its natural course.”

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archives 2018 Syria and the Left

Some activists have lost their moral compass with respect to Syria

Maher Arar writes: “The inconsistency of positions taken by these activists and their cult-like stubbornness make them look closer to religious zealots than to people who are seeking the truth.”

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archives 2018 Syria and the Left

Razan Zaitouneh’s “Women in The Syrian Revolution” (2013)

“Aren’t Syrian women the most beautiful in the world?”

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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 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 2016 Syria and the Left

There is something under Aleppo’s rubble to be mourned for everyone

This story has not ended.

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archives archives 2016 Syria and the Left

Marxism and the Struggle Against Counterrevolution in Syria

“The Syrian Revolution is facing the gravest dangers in the nearly six years of its existence.”

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archives archives 2016 Syria and the Left

Anarchists in Agrabah

“There wasn’t anything ‘anarchist’ about them given that they shut down a panel featuring a Syrian Arab anarchist, Leila, and insulted a Syrian Kurdish anarchist, Shiar.”

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archives archives 2016 Syria and the Left

What’s behind Stop the War’s aversion to Syria voices?

To the isolationists, “they” needn’t be asked what they think of their country’s situation, for “we”, as owners of great social capital, know best.

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archives archives 2016 Syria and the Left

Wretched of the Earth: Thoughts on Syria, Palestine and Discourse

As a Palestinian from Gaza, Assad means nothing to me.

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archives archives 2016 Syria and the Left

On Suffering and Solidarity

Those who suffer entrust their pain in the conscience of those who take upon themselves the task of standing to injustice and oppression.

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archives archives 2016 Syria and the Left

Celebrating the Work of ‘Enab Baladi’, Citizen Chroniclers of the Syrian Revolution

“Among the many Syrians who criticized Robert Fisk for his coverage of the Daraya massacre were just ordinary citizens from Daraya running a humble news service while the massacre was happening.”

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archives archives 2016 Syria and the Left

On The Allies We’re Not Proud Of: A Palestinian Response to Troubling Discourse on Syria

We, the undersigned Palestinians, write to affirm our commitment to the amplification of Syrian voices as they endure slaughter and displacement at the hands of Bashar Al-Assad’s regime.

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archives 2016 Syria and the Left

List of Rebuttals to Max Blumenthal’s Anti-Syrian Article

Palestinians and Syrians respond to Max Blumenthal’s anti-Syrian piece.

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archives 2016 Syria and the Left

The Left’s hollow anti-imperialism over Syria

Essentialist anti-imperialism is defined solely in relation to one’s own government rather than on the basis of a universal opposition to all forms of imperialism.

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archives 2016 Syria and the Left

Izquierda Unida, Syria and the Death of European Internationalism

When Couso of Izquierda Unida visited Bashar Al Assad, he sentenced European Internationalism to death