A Revolution for Preserving the Revolution

Khaled Kanawat

11 May 2014

Souriatna Magazine*, Issue 138

* A weekly newspaper published by the free youths of Syrian

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Syrians wonder how the inner core of the Assad’s regime has to this day maintained its cohesion and never crumbled or cracked, except in the one case when the U.S. punitive strike was imminent when we watched fleets and aircraft carriers on satellite channels. This core, which floats on a sea of Syrian blood, will only fall at once and in its entirety. Thanks to its cohesion, it controls all of the state apparatuses and institutions–most notably the military establishment—through a tight network of ideological and sectarian loyalties and self-interests. Members of this network support the regime and oppose any change in status quo in fear that it can affect their interests and bring them to trial. إقرأ المزيد

Swingers before and after the revolution

Zaiton Magazine *

Issue 63

24 May 2014

* A weekly cultural intelectual Magazine issued by the free youth of Idlib (Facebook page, ISSUU site).

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Abdul Kareem Anees

Any close observer cannot ignore the radical changes to those figures that have lived through the successive events of the revolution; whether it was the denial of it in the beginning or the belief in it during one of its various stages.

These figures can be simple personalities, neither popular nor known among observers, but the variables, twists, and turns in the track record of these ordinary figures should be read, and we should invest in understanding the changes in their personalities to enable observers to best evaluate and study the origins of the revolution and its dependency on individuals, in the midst of its historic turning points. إقرأ المزيد

On the Image of the Syrian Revolution Abroad

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Yassin Swehat

19 July 2013

Nick Griffin might be the most controversial politician in Britain, and one of the most in all of Europe. This lawyer—who is in his fifties—is the leader of the British National Party and the proud godfather of its extreme right-wing ideology. Wherever Nick goes—to the European Parliament, any British national occasion, the BBC, or Cambridge University (where he studied)—he is faced with a protest against his presence or an attempt to avoid meeting him. His extreme racist beliefs, which are quite violent towards immigrants, especially those who are not “white Caucasians,” his aggressive verbal attacks against Islam and Muslims, his statements in denial of the Holocaust as well as his nostalgia to the apartheid era in South Africa and his aggressive remarks against Nelson Mandela; all make him an embracing, unwelcomed guest on any stage that seeks to maintain the minimal standards of political decency. However the latest UK election results revealed a worrying rise in his party’s popularity, as his reasoning of blaming migrants for the declining economy has found widespread acceptance amongst the British classes most affected by the current economic situation. إقرأ المزيد

Syria’s Youth

Michel Kilo

Originally published on 23rd May 2012

Nowadays, Syria’s youth are facing unparalleled circumstances of a tragic and dangerous nature. Situations that were rarely encountered by the youth of any other country, be it Arab or foreign. It is enough to be a Syrian youth today to be a suspect, and in turn be chased or wanted, targeted for arrest and torture till death, or be shot at. What is interesting though, is that the party that is opposing these youth, just because they are the youth, subjecting them to ruthless suppression, is a regime that has long been boasting the youth of it’s President, that he would turn a new page in the history of the nation of Syria and its people, and that he would renew both society and state, all with his youthful mentality.

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Faces from the Syrian Revolution: Mhyd Mohammad al Zhwry

Mhyd Mohammad al Zhwry

An Artist and Calligrapher from Qosair

Mhyd is a Syrian fine artist from Qosair in the Homs countryside who loved the plastic arts and oil painting. With the advent of the Syrian revolution he turned to painting the banners for the demonstrations.

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The Syrian Revolution: A One Year Summary

This is a translation of a factsheet written in Arabic by our friends from Cyprus to commemorate the one year anniversary of the start of the Syrian revolution. Thanks for their idea and information.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011: In an unprecedented move in defiance of President Bashar al Assad, a small demonstration took place in the capital Damascus following calls by activists on Facebook to demand an end to oppression, corruption and suppression of freedoms. Protests emerged against President Bashar Assad and his despotic family, which has been controlling power since 1971 as well as against the despotic Baath Party and the emergency laws it ruled with since 1963.

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