In an open letter marking ten years since Syria's uprising began, over 300 signatories from Syria and 34 other countries decry the dehumanizing propaganda and disinformation with which Syrians are too often smeared in the name of left-wing or "anti-imperialist" politics.
On the tenth anniversary of the Syrian uprising, Mona Rafea writes from inside Homs, the devastated city once dubbed “the capital of the revolution.”
On the tenth anniversary of the Arab revolutions, Yasmene Daher discusses the mythology of revolutionary hope, defining the revolution as a sheer moral will, and highlighting the power of revolutionary truth and reimagined politics.
On the tenth anniversary of the Arab revolutions, Maurice Aaek discusses the political imagination of Arab uprisings, situating them closer to historical revolts than the modern revolutionary tradition.
Al-Jumhuriya details the short but unique life of Abd al-Basit Sarout, the Syrian goalkeeper, protest leader, and militant killed fighting the Assad regime this month, and examines the meaning of the “narrative war” that erupted following his death.
Who exactly are the people of the occupied Golan Heights? Local writer Aram Abu-Saleh charts their history, including the profound transformations brought about by the Syrian revolution in 2011.
A military defector recounts his remarkable journey from the Assad regime’s army to a rebel brigade in Homs—via Palmyra prison—to exile in Idlib and, finally, menial labor in Turkey, where he still searches for the dignified life he hoped the revolution would bring him.
One of Europe’s foremost Syria experts talks German elections, refugees, Syria’s reconstruction, and ISIS in second Al-Jumhuriya English podcast.
Abdulhamid Yousef writes about Syrian consciences which once connected and ignited a revolution in the country, and about one of the current crises that threaten their connectedness.
Syrians have been drowning in a sea of authoritarian symbols brought forth by the Assad state. After this symbolic regime began to be undermined, they found themselves in the midst of new set of authoritarian symbols.
A discussion of the objective and subjective conditions that led many revolutionary young people to avert/ political action and constantly express their hostility toward politics.
An exceprt from Yassin al-Haj Saleh's latest book on Syria, this commentary examines the anti-imperialist left's irrational support for Assad, and the double standards this attachment holds.