Civil society

ʿObour Association in Tartus

ʿObour Association in Tartus

The importance of the ʿObour (Passage) Association, which was founded in 2015, comes from its work to bridge …

Fihmak Kfayeh (If You Know What I Mean) Pt.III

Fihmak Kfayeh (If You Know What I Mean) Pt.III

The first part of this article is available here and the second here. In mid-2012 events in Syria …

Fihmak Kfayeh (If You Know What I Mean) Pt. II

Fihmak Kfayeh (If You Know What I Mean) Pt. II

The first section of this article is available here. Post-2011 Terms: With the beginning of the revolution, few …

In Syria’s rebel areas, journalists complain of new censorship

In Syria’s rebel areas, journalists complain of new censorship

By Maher Saman and Ayman Mohammad, Syrian Independent Media Group ISTANBUL, Turkey — Journalists in Syria’s opposition or …

Fihmak Kfayeh (If You Know What I Mean) Pt. I

Fihmak Kfayeh (If You Know What I Mean) Pt. I

Language is a flexible and witty tool of expression. Playing on it is an age-old tradition in Arabic …

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 …

Civil activism

Hunger Strike in Solidarity with Besieged al-Waʿer

Hunger Strike in Solidarity with Besieged al-Waʿer

(Al-Waʿer, Homs) Five months after the siege on al-Waʿer neighborhood in Homs was broken, as a result of …

Besieged Madaya Calls For The End of Siege on Darayya

Besieged Madaya Calls For The End of Siege on Darayya

(Madaya, Rif Dimashq, Syria) Madaya is no stranger to besiegement. Since July 2015, the city, which is located …

Sweida Students: “You’ve Shattered Us!”

Sweida Students: “You’ve Shattered Us!”

An anti-conscription student movement has risen to prominence in the southern city of Sweida. The Asad regime continues …

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 …

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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

On the Syrian Coast: Government Supporters but…

On the Syrian Coast: Government Supporters but…

(Latakia) The “primitive patriotism” that Orwell declared to be the best an authority could gain from a nation …

Carrying on with what remains, losing limbs in Syria

Carrying on with what remains, losing limbs in Syria

30-year-old Huda lost her little foot due to a tumor. She has always rejected the idea of marriage …

Hunger Strike in Solidarity with Besieged al-Waʿer

Hunger Strike in Solidarity with Besieged al-Waʿer

(Al-Waʿer, Homs) Five months after the siege on al-Waʿer neighborhood in Homs was broken, as a result of …

Between the Babur and Cluster Rockets

Between the Babur and Cluster Rockets

(Duma, Rif Dimashq) At the age of ten, Abu Zuhair learned how to fix and make baburs, small …

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 …