Monthly Archive for: ‘March, 2016’

Prisons Under Syrian Rebel Groups: Some Considerations

Prisons Under Syrian Rebel Groups: Some Considerations

When prisoner turns warden, an odd switch can quickly occur turning him into the very codes and practices …

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If Walls Could Speak

If Walls Could Speak

Featured Photo: A slogan, addressing Bashar al-Assad, written on a ruined wall in Zabadani, 11 March 2016: “Destruction …

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The Russian Withdrawal and Syrians

The Russian Withdrawal and Syrians

Just as the revolution surprised the world with its rebirth during the truce, so too has the Russian …

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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 …

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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 …

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Truce and The Test of Syrian Civil Society

Truce and The Test of Syrian Civil Society

When the Syrian regime opened fire on demonstrators at the start of the revolution, the intention was to …

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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, …

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Do Not Agree To Be a Puppet

On a fixed chair, Yara al-Hasbani, a young dancer, takes us to a place of darkness using her …

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Tamarind: Irony and Humor Resisting Dictatorship

Tamarind: Irony and Humor Resisting Dictatorship

Simulating the Syrians status quo, and bearing witness to the divisions caused by the challenges of the revolution …

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Levels of Graves in Douma

Levels of Graves in Douma

In the realm of the living, people are able to build their homes above ground in levels and …

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