The ‘anti-imperialism’ of idiots

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 serves up a surprise at Emily Thornberry’s dinner

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

Review: Syria’s Disappeared by Sara Afshar

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

Turkey: State paramilitaries are destroying Syrian refugees’ tent homes in İzmir

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