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Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Syria

Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Syria

Below,  we reprint a two-part interview which The Muslim Internationalist conducted with Joseph Daher,  Swiss-Syrian scholar-activist and author of Hezbollah:  The Political Economy of Lebanon's Party of God.  (Pluto Press, 2016) January 9, 2017  Coverage of the...

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Russia and the Left

Russia and the Left

What explains the enthusiasm in certain quarters of the left for Vladimir Putin and Russia? Why do some cheer on Russian bombing in Syria, dismissing out of hand the evidence from Physicians for Human Rights, Amnesty International, and Human Rights Watch1 that they...

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Women’s Resistance in Syria

Women’s Resistance in Syria

Women in Syria face numerous challenges yet continue to struggle against fascism, imperialism and patriarchy. Yet with the partial exception of Syrian-Kurdish women in the north, they are absent from mainstream narratives on Syria, relegated invisible by the focus on...

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Popular Protests Follow Partial Ceasefire in Syria

Popular Protests Follow Partial Ceasefire in Syria

The latest protests reveal that as soon as there is even a partial cessation of bombing by the regime and its allies, what remains of the Syrian revolution tries to reemerge. December 31, 2016 Joseph Daher and Frieda Afary Two weeks after the fall of Eastern Aleppo...

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The Fall of Eastern Aleppo & Its Consequences

The Fall of Eastern Aleppo & Its Consequences

The fall of Aleppo may be the final nail in the coffin for Syria’s orphaned revolution. An Assadist victory means the end of Aleppo’s civil democratic experiment, once a beacon of hope. It means the possible arrest of hundreds more civil society activists, medical and...

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Syrian Kurds Protest in Solidarity with Aleppo

Syrian Kurds Protest in Solidarity with Aleppo

The Kurdish protesters in Erbil and Qamishli specifically condemned the Syrian Army’s callous disregard for civilian lives in Aleppo city...“Civilians in that war-ravaged city have suffered the most under attacks by regime troops and their allies, like Russia, Iran...

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