Syrians in Lebanon have greeted the country’s uprising with a complex blend of joy, envy, melancholy, and fear.
"A powerful new chronicle of the Syrian tragedy, based on interviews with regime insiders and rebel activists, seeks to explain the Assad government’s successful grip on power and the lengths to which it will go to maintain this."
"Through our stories we work hard to portray the current situation of the Syrian streets as it is, through the eyes of its people, reflecting how they feel."
This is the story of an idea called Daraya. It is the story of a sick world.
Syrian refugees in Lebanon fear reprisals by the Assad regime in the form of homelessness, forced conscription, torture, or worse.
“I am talking about the suffering of women inside Ghouta.”
"The deplorable living conditions of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon after 1990 are a direct consequence of their use as scapegoats for the country's civil war."
"How can one claim that these people are here to receive aid from international organizations, when many are, in fact, not receiving any?"
“Syrian society has been without a sense of historical purpose or a ‘project’ that could unite the people and align their expectations"
"We want to spread this idea to the world so that they know our success as well as our struggle with hunger and the siege."
"This act is in violation of international norms and laws, a breach of the ceasefire agreement."
"This is a loss for Syria. This is loss for Palestine. This is my loss." - Noura Ghazi Safadi
Panel at Left Forum 2017 With Ramah Kudaimi, Shireen Akram-Boshar, Jehad Abusalim and myself, hosted by Ashley Smith.
"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"
Abd Alkader Habak appears in a photo that was widely shared on social media in which he is running with an injured child in his arms. Here is what happened.
Audio and partial text of the talk I gave at the University of Bologna in 2017.
Fundamentalist backlash to a magazine article has thrown civil society in Douma and Eastern Ghouta into turmoil, as activists and journalists struggle to get back to work.
The group controlling the region has shut down a magazine and five well-known civil society organisations, according to activists.
"The days passed, and I never expected to come back here, the place from where I entered humiliated...I never expected to get out of here."
"We will make a Christmas tree from your shells and bombs, and light it for peace in our wounded Ghouta."