This text was written by Leila Al Shami: a British Syrian whose been involved in human rights and social justice struggles in Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East since 2000. She was a founding member of Tahrir-ICN: a network connecting anti-authoritarian struggles across the Middle East, North Africa and Europe. She is a co-author
Syria Solidarity UK had an unexpected surprise for Labour Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry during her £90 per head Spring Fundraising Dinner at a swanky restaurant in Islington. With the title, “Don’t give Assad Syria on a plate,” Syria Solidarity UK’s “waiters” politely presented Shadow Foreign Secretary and her guests with the unappetising bill of
This is a call-out to join the solidarity bloc organised by Plan C London for the Defend Afrin demonstration this Sunday 18th February in Central London. Reposted from Plan C website. For over two weeks, the citizen militias of Afrin Canton in Northern Syria have been bravely fighting against the Turkish army’s invasion. We have
As events as such write the modern world history, all revolutionary movements need to process the information available, discuss and come to conclusions and eventually choose sides and fight without failing to take the context of this historical reality into account. The text on hand does not set out to provide an exhaustive historical narrative.
The Syrian government led by president Bashar al-Assad is responsible for systematic and widespread torture targeting its opponents, activists and civilians. Syria’s Disappeared is a documentary by Sara Afshar investigating how tens of thousands of men, women and children have been disappeared by the Assad regime into a network of clandestine detention centers. Here, in
As of February 8th, refugees living in tents in the Torbalı and Bayındır districts of İzmir are being evacuated in accordance with district governorate decisions through the intervention of its gendarmerie State paramilitary force. The tent areas are being removed. Thousands of refugees, who left their countries because of the civil war in Syria, have
The applause. The same old placards and distinguished speakers. The masses asking politely. Stop the War rallies might only be boring if their shortfalls didn’t have such serious implications. Despite almost two million people marching against the war in Iraq, we did not stop it. The old leaders of the Left talk about “critical mass”.