A Teenager Photographs the Syrian War
Muhammed Najem tells of life under siege with raw images showing the population’s suffering mixed with everyday moments of relative normality. He also accompanies these with comments full of sensitivity, tenderness, black humor, irony, and resilience. Continue reading
Toward an Alternative “Time of the Revolution”
The international focus on state failure or state survival fails to value the actions of everyday Syrians, ignoring potential new avenues for practicing everyday dissent worldwide. Continue reading
Russiagate, Syria, and the Left
It is critical to understand that the “Russiagate” hoax narrative is Trump’s narrative. By insisting for over two years that Russian interference was overblown, “left” skeptics have been defending the worst president in US history. Continue reading
The Hope and Tragedy of a Revolutionary
“See these people who are going out and protesting? They will once again go out against Bashar al-Assad, corruption, oppression, Russia, Iran, and all the nations of the world. This nation will never submit again. This matter has already been decided. We’re already victorious; we can’t be defeated. These coming days, I believe we are… Continue reading
“What I really want is justice in Syria.”
Certainly this war is a complicated matter, but it has a clearly nameable cause. If you really want peace, you have to care about establishing justice first. This is something I want to contribute to with my work and with my whole life. Continue reading
The Syrian Quagmire
For many Syrians there can be no stability, much less peace, while those responsible for the country’s destruction remain in power. Continue reading
Reporting Against Brutal Occupiers
Members of RBSS have devoted their lives to a higher cause: the battle for the story of the Syrian war online. Some have even lost their lives for it. “We have to keep going,” says AbdAlaziz Alhamza. Continue reading
One Day in Hell
Staying there was not safe at all, because of the potentiality of the warplane’s return. I spent a total of ten minutes there; I felt during these minutes a severe exhaustion, I felt the heaviness of my body, the difficulty of breathing, the inability to think of anything. Continue reading
Four heroes of today’s global alt-right – Assad, Netanyahu, Trump, and Putin – have emerged triumphant over the corpse of the Syrian revolution. Continue reading
Struggles for Justice in Syria and Palestine
Neither Syrians nor Palestinians need us to teach them how to liberate themselves. They know what they need, and they know what liberation for them looks like. But can we help lessen the extreme conditions they live under so that they have the space to self-organize? Continue reading
There’s Work to Do in Rojava
It’s not utopia; it’s very difficult here. But there is the opportunity to come and learn from local people who know very much about the land and very much about the situation here, to study together, to build things together, to share knowledge. Continue reading
On the Syrian Revolution
An anarchist initiative – a comprehensive study and call to action – from within Korydallos prison, Greece Continue reading
We Should Know Where We Stand
Internationalists and anti-imperialists should support all struggles for social justice, radical democracy, and self-determination worldwide. The oppressed have the right to demand dignity from whoever is denying it to them, and we have a duty to support them as comrades. Continue reading
Our Destinies Are Linked
What is desperately needed is solidarity among all revolutionaries (Arabs, Kurds, and all other ethnicities) who are against the Assad regime and against all the regional and international imperialist powers. Joseph Daher Continue reading
We Retain the Dignity of the Revolution
The answer to why we don’t accept that Assad remains in power is obvious: he killed our children, and the scars of their smiles are etched on our hearts. Continue reading
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