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Genocide in Syria

By: Lori Handrahan, professor, American University This week Ireland’s Junior Foreign Minister, Joe Costello, visited Syrian refugee camps in Jordon. When he was there he may have heard the word atfal; Arabic for children. Genocide, the word politicians hate to … Continue reading

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Syria’s Freedom

    By: Anas El-Khatib They told them don’t ever say a word about the Syrian government They say I don’t have the right to talk because I don’t know anything about Syria politically They may be right, but they … Continue reading

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Art in the revolution

For most Syrians modern twentieth century art was exclusively a path to be taken by being in the lap of the Assad regime. Art outside of that sanctioned by the Baath party had been rendered extinct. Those who were in … Continue reading

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To this Day …

By: Shaden Abusaleh To this day, it amazes me, Just how powerful our youth can be, A few schoolboys went out to play, On a warm, bright spring day, A few schoolboys, the youngest of them being ten, Decided to … Continue reading

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The consequence of Diction on Syria

By: Kamal Haykal It has once been stated one too many times that “one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter”. Political definitions have tirelessly been evolving over the course of time, place, and of course governments. In a world … Continue reading

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Hama Massacre

By: Iman Al-Hourani Today my cousin sent me a picture of this tree that stands in front of my grandma’s home in Hama, Syria. My uncle and his family live on the floor above her, and our house is right … Continue reading

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Syrian Revolution: A foreign conspiracy or a legitimate demand for democracy ?

By: Omar Ayloush As we know, there are Syrians, pseudo “leftists”, and unfortunately many Arabs who have falsely labeled the noble Syrian Revolution as a foreign instigated conspiracy. Now I have been meaning to dissect such a bogus claim with … Continue reading

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Top 10 Reasons Why Bashar al- Assad Is a Notorious Dictator

By: Razan Hamad After a long search over the Internet for the characteristics of a dictatorship to help me determine in which category Bashar al-Assad fits perfectly, I was introduced to the worst kind of dictatorship known as (Totalitarianism Dictatorship). … Continue reading

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From grief We rise: To a Country for all Syrians

By: Dr Mohja Kahf On the first day of mass protest in the Syrian uprising, March 18, 2011, demonstrators in Banyas sang, “Sunni and Alawite, we all want freedom” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qW7y1uSzxBE). Protesters held up a cross and a crescent sign in Damascus. … Continue reading

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The Courageous Women of the Syrian Revolution

By: Bayan Khatib As a young Syrian-Canadian, I struggled to find role models. I grew up listening to the Syrian women in my community debate the perfect size of a stuffed grape leaf and discuss how to steep the perfect … Continue reading

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