Syrian Kurds Protest in Solidarity with Aleppo

The Kurdish protesters in Erbil and Qamishli specifically condemned the Syrian Army’s callous disregard for civilian lives in Aleppo city...“Civilians in that war-ravaged city have suffered the most under attacks by regime troops and their allies, like Russia, Iran...

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A Palestinian Response to Troubling Discourse on Syria

It is our position that any discussion of Syria that neglects the central role of Bashar Al-Assad and his regime in the destruction of Syria, directly contradicts the principles of solidarity by which we abide. We have reflected on our own tendency to heroize those...

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Connecting Black Lives Matter and Syrian Lives Matter

Despite the differences in the historical experiences of African American freedom fighters and Syrian revolutionaries, both have something in common: Being treated as the dehumanized “other,” and suffering from the ways in which prejudice and discrimination have been...

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A Commune in Rojava?

by Alex De Jong New Politics Winter 2016 Vol:XV-4 • The siege of Kobani by Islamic State (ISIS) brought worldwide attention to the Syrian Kurdish PYD (Partiya Yekîtiya Demokrat, Democratic Union Party), the leading force in the Kurdish-majority areas in northern...

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