Syrians in Lebanon have greeted the country’s uprising with a complex blend of joy, envy, melancholy, and fear.
“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."