Fuck Humanity. [Signed] Aleppo, April 28, 2016. This is what someone wrote on a wall of Aleppo while the recent bombing campaign of al-Asad’s regime was going on without hesitations, with the backing of Russia, after having buried the ceasefire and started doing what they have always wished to do: annihilate people to win territory. Barrel bombs, one after the other, missiles on the city’s districts controlled by the revolutionary forces. Fuck Humanity. This is the only comment we deserve.
“Are we going to die today?”
The questions Syrian children ask their parents. Forcibly uprooted from their homes, millions of Syrian children are growing up knowing nothing but war and terror. Though many families remain trapped in Syria’s war zones, others have been forced to make tough decisions to save themselves and their children.
The Dox Box Residency for engaged documentary filmmakers
If you are a documentary filmmaker working on a film that is socio-politically engaged and includes audio-visual footage originally produced by citizen journalists or media activists, you can apply to The Residency, the new program launched by the Dox Box Association.
The stolen library: Syrian artists poetically archive Arab publishing
“When the Library was Stolen” is the first iteration of “Series of Disappearances”, a project by the collective Fehras, created by three Syrian artists now living in Berlin, Kenan Darwich, Omar Nicolas and Sami Rustom. The project was inspired by the story of the recently raided library of renowned Saudi-Iraqi author Abdel Rahman Mounif (1933-2004) and will examine the relocation of knowledge in and out of the MENA region due to various economic, political and social changes.
“New Syrian Voices”: A network of citizen journalists tells the war
How can one tell the devastated lives and territories of the Syrians, if not through stories “from inside”? The videos by Oussama Chourbaji, Amer abdel-Haq, Majid abdel-Nour and Joudi Chourbaji constitue a valuable chronicle to learn about a conflict that continues with the general indifference of Western public opinion.Interview with Caroline Donati .(New Syrian Voices/Ebticar)
Syrian artist’s Freedom Graffiti in London
In January a picture of a war-torn building in Syria with Gustav Klimt'sThe Kisspainted on the outside went viral. But it was not real graffiti on a real wall in Damascus; it was a work of art by Syrian artist Tammam Azzam who superimposed The Kiss onto a photograph of a devastated building.
Solidarity With the Syrian Struggle for Dignity and Freedom
We, the undersigned, stand in solidarity with the millions of Syrians who have been struggling for dignity and freedom since March 2011. We call on people of the world to pressure the Syrian regime to end its oppression of and war on the Syrian people. We demand that Bashar al-Asad leave immediately without excuses so that Syria can begin a speedy recovery towards a democratic future.
The prison Inside me: meeting with Samar Yazbek
Well before the Syrian uprising, Samar Yazbek was challenging the existing taboos of Syrian society in her novels. Since the early days of the revolution, she was involved in the pro-revolutionary movements on the ground, despite the daily threats she was submitted to. Mashallah News met with her in Paris where she currently lives in exile.
Refusing to keep it simple: An interview with Robin Yassin Kassab
Albert Gatt interviews novelist and journalist R. Y. Kassab on the occasion of his guest appearance at the 6th edition of the Malta Mediterranean Literature Festival. He talks about freedom, writing, and the demise of grand narratives
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