This text was contributed to Freedom by Leila Al-Shami: British Syrian activist and writer, co-author (with Robin Yassin-Kassab) of Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War. Leila’s blog on popular struggles, human rights and social justice from an anti-authoritarian perspective can be found here. On Saturday regime and Russian airstrikes intensified on Idlib in what appears
Tomorrow Eva Bartlett, a self-appointed “independent journalist” who fancies herself an expert on Middle East will be speaking in London. It seems like a good time to repost this excellent statement from the anarchists in Hamilton, Canada, on Bartlett and why she and other Assad apologists need to be opposed. (zb) “We are convinced that
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 delivered a letter to Boris Johnson at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office In London last night. In the letter, they demand urgent intervention of the Foreign Secretary in defence of civilians currently being exterminated in a Syrian city of Eastern Ghouta. Ghouta, with its 350,000 inhabitants, is under siege since 2012. It
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.