Profiles

Anas al-Braehe and His Ultimate Muse

Anas al-Braehe and His Ultimate Muse

“My mom, when still alive, would make clothes for her. Her dresses are so colorful! I would always see her walking around, as if she was floating; there is something very special about her. She moves like a star, she is different, she is beautiful.”

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A Guitar Player Who Fell Victim to the Rifle

A Guitar Player Who Fell Victim to the Rifle

His funeral was a military affair: his body was covered with a flag, lowered into the grave by his commanding officers and fellow soldiers, and he was honored with a gun salute. Nobody except his friends remembered the guitarist within him.

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When the Security Forces Arrested Wa’el’s Slippers

When the Security Forces Arrested Wa’el’s Slippers

Al-Shami and his friends numbered 15 and the mosque was filled with worshippers. Al-Shami and his friends felt anxious: what if nobody joined in with them?

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Revolutionary Ayman, who was killed by “Friendly Fire”

Revolutionary Ayman, who was killed by “Friendly Fire”

The 25-year-old recruit suffered much psychological deterioration while serving in the army, forced to obey his officers, even though he was longing to join the revolution.

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Dr. Jalal Nofal: Connecting Relief Work and Civil Activism

Dr. Jalal Nofal: Connecting Relief Work and Civil Activism

Dr. Jalal Nofal, born 1963 in Damascus to a working class family from as-Sweida’, is a prominent psychiatrist …

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Revolutionary Profiles

Revolutionary Profiles

Revolutionary Profiles is not a Who’s Who glossary of fancy names you can find in Wikipedia. It is …

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She Had Nowhere to Hide

She Had Nowhere to Hide

If you go to Shuyukh Fawqani, in the north of Aleppo province, you will not find H.M. there …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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