Syria

Omar Aziz, “Abu Kamel,” 1949-2013: Biography, Readings, Quotes

A short biography of the contemporary Syrian anarchist, Omar Aziz, also known as “Abu Kamel.” This short biographical essay is followed by links to Aziz’s writings, further sources on Syria and quotes. Read more biographies of anarchist figures here.  Omar Aziz By Javier Sethness Born on February 18, 1949 in Al-Amara, Damascus, Syria – Died […]

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BRRN for BDS and Solidarity with Middle Eastern Political Prisoners

In memory of Razan al-Najjar, a 21-year old Palestinian nurse who was deliberately killed in Gaza by the Israeli military while responding to an injured protester on June 1, 2018. By Black Rose/Rosa Negra International Relations Committee (BRRN-IRC) In April 2018, Black Rose/Rosa Negra Anarchist Federation voted to endorse the Palestinian call for Boycott, Divestment, […]

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Four women icons of the Syrian Revolution

We are reposting this article by Leila Nachawati Rego, originally published in Spanish in El Diario and then translated into English and given additional context in a piece republished on Global Voices by Joey Ayoub, as part of our participation in the Campaign in Solidarity with Middle Eastern Political Prisoners. In 2011, Syrians took to the streets […]

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Russia’s World Cup has Syrian blood on its hands

As the World Cup gets underway in Russia, we repost this essay by Sam Hamad, an independent Scottish-Egyptian activist and writer, criticizing the Russian State for its war crimes in Syria. Besides supporting Bashar al-Assad—Vladimir Putin recently declared that Russian troops are “testing and training” in Syria—Putin’s regime is very sexually traditionalist, with the result […]

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Syrian War in Year 7: The Age of Cyber Warfare

We are reposting this critical analysis of the struggle over representation of the Syrian Revolution online which engages with pro-Assad and pro-Russia vantage points, as well as ‘neutral’ and pro-solidarity perspectives. This was originally published by the Alliance of Middle Eastern Socialists, 13 April 2018. By Anonymous We have now entered the 7th year of the […]

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Victory of Assad Regime in Ghouta Is Major Defeat for Those Fighting Racism and Capitalist Authoritarianism Globally

Reposting Frieda Afary’s analysis of the Assad Regime’s murderous ongoing siege of Eastern Ghouta and its impending ‘victory’ there. Originally published on the Alliance of Middle Eastern Socialists’ page, 25 February 2018 Those who oppose both the Assad regime and the Jihadists and all the imperialist powers need to focus on a glaring fact: Support […]

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Comments on Trump’s Syrian Missile Strikes

By Black Rose/Rosa Negra – Central Illinois Last night the U.S. military launched nearly 5 dozen cruise missiles at Syria from U.S. Navy ships in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. This was a U.S. response to chemical attacks against civilians allegedly ordered by Bashar al-Assad. The Democrats and Republicans are united in their support for U.S. […]

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Against the Assad Regime’s Conquest of Eastern Aleppo

We members of the Black Rose/Rosa Negra Rojava-Syria Solidarity Committee (BRRN-RSSC) in the strongest terms condemn the Bashar al-Assad regime and its Russian and Iranian allies for their recent conquest of Eastern Aleppo. This brutal defeat of the Aleppo rebels, who were both secular and Islamist, has entailed massively indiscriminate bombardment and besiegement by the […]

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