Syria

The Effect of Orientalism on Media Discourse in the Syrian Conflict

The Syrian Civil War is one of the most reported events in recent history and has caught the attention of a number of commentators and political leaders, as it is deeply influenced by world politics. Gabriel Huland   The Western media has failed, nevertheless, to fully make sense of this complex conflict...

Assad Regime Still Reliant on Fractions of the Sunni Bourgeoisie

Since the rise to power of Hafez al-Asad in 1970, the Syrian regime started a process of winning the favors and support of the private sector by implementing various economic liberalization measures directly. This was accompanied by increased connection and collaboration between sectors of the predominantly Sunni urban business...

What’s Happening in Raqqa, Idlib and in Syria

You may have seen the horrible photo of 34 day-old Samar Dofdaa that activists circulated recently. Her family is one of thousands under siege in Eastern Ghouta by Assad forces. The baby was skeletal and in obvious agony. She died the next day. While world attention has left Syria,...

Good relationships between Syria and Venezuela

The crisis in Venezuela is occupying a huge space in the media around the world. As the situation worsens, especially in regards to the brutal social crisis in the country, the differences between "Chavistas" and those opposed to the Maduro regime also intensify. By Gabriel Huland.   The vast majority of the...

Democracy is the alternative

On 18 July women and men in Saraqib, Eastern Idlib, participated in elections for their local council. According to the election commission, 2475 people cast their ballot, 55 percent of eligible voters. Just days earlier, the three candidates had held a lively public debate. This is unheard of in...

Statement of the Syrian Revolutionary Left Current: The Betrayed Revolution

Originally published @ http://revleftcurrentsyria.com As we mark the sixth anniversary of the eruption of the popular revolution in our country, our people’s struggle for their liberation, and for the history of our country, enters a new stage. All of the objective political and economic and social conditions were present to cause...

Why the U.S. Airstrikes do not Serve the Fight for a Free Syria

On April 6, two U.S. warships launched 60 tamahawk missiles to the air-base of Shayrat, in Homs, Syria. One of them fell into the sea and the others destroyed the base and several Syrian aircrafts (5 to 25 Russian made aircrafts, according to some reports; the others took off...

No to Trump Airstrikes in Syria! The Syrian Revolution Must Defeat Assad’s Genocide Regime!

Donald Trump ordered yesterday the airstrike to a military base of Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Shayrat, Homs. He sent 59 cruise missiles from East Mediterranean. The attack was announced in Washington as a punishment to the ferocious attack with sarin gas, which we fiercely repudiate, that the dictator made...

We Must Understand Syria as a Popular Struggle Despite Its Complications

The popular uprising in Syria approaches its sixth year, but the debate among the networks, associations, political parties, and individuals that make up the political left is ongoing. By Joseph Daer.   Alarmingly, some sections of leftist discourse on the Syrian revolution often emulate the rhetoric offered by the mainstream bourgeois, media,...

On The Allies We’re Not Proud Of: A Palestinian Response to Troubling Discourse on Syria

We, the undersigned Palestinians, write to affirm our commitment to the amplification of Syrian voices as they endure slaughter and displacement at the hands of Bashar Al-Assad’s regime. We are motivated by our deep belief that oppression, in all of its manifestations, should be the primary concern of anyone...

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