Civil society

Women Now

Women Now

Before the war, a large proportion of Syrian women were in need of educational courses to hep them …

Civil Assembly: A Syrian Vision in al-Wa’er, Homs

Civil Assembly: A Syrian Vision in al-Wa’er, Homs

Tens of thousands of inhabitants in the uprising neighborhoods of Homs have taken refuge in the new al-Wa’er …

The Echelons of Death in Douma

The Echelons of Death in Douma

Bombs fell on the building, destroying its floors. But the building did not vanish, it sank into underground …

Where is the Deir ez-Zor Local Council?

Where is the Deir ez-Zor Local Council?

The city of Deir Ezzor has risen against many occupations from Ottoman to British and French. It has …

Diala Brisly Dreams with Syrian Children

Diala Brisly Dreams with Syrian Children

Diala Brisly is a young Syrian artist who was born in 1980 in Kuwait. At age 10, she …

Civilian Self-Rule in Douma

Civilian Self-Rule in Douma

The Local Council of Douma was formed to coordinate civic and revolutionary activities in the city. However, once …

The Battle of School Curricula (2): Tampering with Syria’s Future

The Battle of School Curricula (2): Tampering with Syria’s Future

Complex disputes and lack of communication and coordination work marred the different stages of Syrian political life in …

The Battle of School Curricula (1): Oppression and Mayhem

The Battle of School Curricula (1): Oppression and Mayhem

During 40 years of Assad-Ba’thist military indoctrination in compulsory public schools, Syrians, who were force-fed the triad slogan …

The Free Students of Salamiyeh

The Free Students of Salamiyeh

At the end of 2011, six students from different high schools began to meet and debate. They created …

Civil activism

Syria Revolts on the Fifth Anniversary of the Revolution

Syria Revolts on the Fifth Anniversary of the Revolution

Syrians have not been united on anything in the past five years as they have on the fifth …

Freedom Marathon in Homs

Freedom Marathon in Homs

Famous for its revolutionary persistence and the notorious atrocities it has endured, the city of Homs tirelessly returns …

Jabhat al-Nusra and the Syrian Revolution

Jabhat al-Nusra and the Syrian Revolution

During the truce, another aspect of the revolution reared its head: the conflict between the activists and Jabhat …

Songs Return to the Syrian Revolution

Songs Return to the Syrian Revolution

Whenever we heard the words of the revolution—sung as we went along our daily lives, drinking our coffee, …

“I Am She” for Syrian Women

“I Am She” for Syrian Women

Activists from within the besieged city of Zabadani launched the “I Am She” campaign. The campaign focuses on …

Revolutionary Mosaics in Kafranbel

Revolutionary Mosaics in Kafranbel

The revolutionary movement that started in Kafranbel in March 2011 has yet to run out of steam. The …

In Aleppo, A Neighborhood’s Civil Disobedience

In Aleppo, A Neighborhood’s Civil Disobedience

Despite the prevalence of violence in Syria, civil disobedience and protest activities have been on the rise in …

Douma in Solidarity with Paris

Douma in Solidarity with Paris

Despite the blockade, their wounds and pain, despite the fact that they are caught between two evils, Assad …

A Vigil for the Children of Douma

“We don’t need, we don’t need eternal humiliation and harassment. From Vienna to Geneva, Syria is bled to …

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If Walls Could Speak

If Walls Could Speak

Do Not Agree To Be a Puppet

Levels of Graves in Douma

Levels of Graves in Douma

Douma in Solidarity with Paris

Douma in Solidarity with Paris

A Vigil for the Children of Douma

Stories

The Blacksmith of Ariha

The Blacksmith of Ariha

(Ariha, Idlib, Syria) ʿAdel Haddad, known as Abu Hassan, is one of the few men working as blacksmiths …

Teir Maalah, Village of Pain and Art

Teir Maalah, Village of Pain and Art

(Teir Maalah, Homs) Teir Maalah is a town situated on the Orontes river 7 km east of Homs, …

The Besieged Flower Seller

The Besieged Flower Seller

(Duma, Rif Dimashq) Nour, a student of economics at the University of Damascus, used to sell flowers in …

Syria Revolts on the Fifth Anniversary of the Revolution

Syria Revolts on the Fifth Anniversary of the Revolution

Syrians have not been united on anything in the past five years as they have on the fifth …

Jabhat al-Nusra and the Syrian Revolution

Jabhat al-Nusra and the Syrian Revolution

During the truce, another aspect of the revolution reared its head: the conflict between the activists and Jabhat …

The Echelons of Death in Douma

The Echelons of Death in Douma

Bombs fell on the building, destroying its floors. But the building did not vanish, it sank into underground …

Songs Return to the Syrian Revolution

Songs Return to the Syrian Revolution

Whenever we heard the words of the revolution—sung as we went along our daily lives, drinking our coffee, …

The Battle of School Curricula (2): Tampering with Syria’s Future

The Battle of School Curricula (2): Tampering with Syria’s Future

Complex disputes and lack of communication and coordination work marred the different stages of Syrian political life in …

Salamiyah is Thirsty

Salamiyah is Thirsty

Salamiyah today joins the rest of the revolution’s cities as it is exposed to the same deprivation and …

“I Am She” for Syrian Women

“I Am She” for Syrian Women

Activists from within the besieged city of Zabadani launched the “I Am She” campaign. The campaign focuses on …