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kafala and racism

Lebanon’s Migrant Domestic Workers March on Labour Day

For the eighth year in a row, migrant domestic workers from many nations marched to demand their labor rights in Beirut.

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archives 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

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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archives

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

What we should focus on.

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feminism & masculinity

On Nasrallah’s War Against LGBTQs (مع نسخة عربية)

Nasrallah’s recent sermon was all about promoting the same fixed gender roles that place him at the top of the hierarchy.

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feminism & masculinity

حسن نصرالله، رهاب المثلية والنضال من أجل مستقبل لبنان

القاتل الجماعي حسن نصرالله يحاول أن يلهي الجميع عن ما يفعله جيشه الطائفي في سوريا نيابة عن النظام الإيراني ونظام الأسد الفاشي ليتهجم على إخواننا وأخواتنا المثليين والمثليات في لبنان.

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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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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

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.”

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archives 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

24 Points on Your Obsession with Muslims

“I have herewith laid out some of these questions that are keeping me up at night, along with many of your thoughtful followers, I’m sure.” – Taha Bali

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archives

I can’t stop staring at the White Helmets Time cover

“I do not know if the White Helmets will win the Nobel Prize, and I frankly do not care. Nor should they. They have saved all of humanity.”

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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.