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Internationalism of the Syrian conflict, Syrianizing the world

Internationalism of the Syrian conflict, Syrianizing the world

“When our uprising started we chanted (Syria is for All) meaning that it’s for all Syrians, but it became for all the people around the globe! Mostly the bad ones too, they misunderstood us” Ahed Festuk told me, she is a 28 years old pioneer activist who has been working in rebel held side of Aleppo city for more than ...

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A letter to the border Gods

A letter to the border Gods

Dear Gods, I am the lucky Syrian named, Zaina Erhaim, I might not have a valid photo ID to prove this, but I can bring hundreds of relatives, neighbors, and friends to prove so to your highness. My mother, as most of our local women, gave birth to me at home, still, our house was full of the congratulating people ...

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Excited to Becoming Stateless! Thanks To Your Horrible World!

Excited to Becoming Stateless! Thanks To Your Horrible World!

Suddenly I stopped being bothered by the fact that I am going to be stateless within couple of months, yes I will be a paperless unidentified person with 3 valid visas (US, EU and UK) and over used completely full Syrian 8 years-old passport that I can’t replace, not even with a 5000$ bribe, the regime didn’t accept to issue ...

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Syrians have been oppressed by a dictator & jihadists, bombed by the west, & you call us terrorists?

Syrians have been oppressed by a dictator & jihadists, bombed by the west, & you call us terrorists?

At first we didn’t recognise our friend. He had lost more than 10kg and had trouble standing up. His face was the colour of a ripe lemon, his clothes as filthy as if he had just climbed out of a tomb. Could that really be Mohammad? A week ago the 30-year-old pharmacist had been abducted in an Aleppo suburb by ...

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My trip between 2 worlds, from London to Syria

My trip between 2 worlds, from London to Syria

It has been half a year since I took that big decision to leave my cosy warm flat share in Crouch Hill, with my stable middle- class job at the BBC in the world’s capital of fog and rain to go home. Here fog is either chemically poisoned or it’s smoke caused by arbitrary missiles hitting civilian areas. But on ...

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