With the return of mass peaceful Friday demonstrations in Syria, disputes have emerged regarding the tradition of giving each protest a name, with complaints that armed factions and foreign powers are trying to impose their agendas on civilian activists on the ground.
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.
In his entry for Al-Jumhuriya Fellowship for Young Writers, Fadel al-Homsi writes about some aspects of what his memory has retained from the revolutionary times in Homs city prior to his departure.
Peaceful movement in one of the rural towns in Damascus, the big dreams and the psychological struggles at the beginning of the revolution, and other details and observations in Sham Al-Ali's piece for Al-Jumhuriya’s Fellowship for Young Writers.
We, the Syrians, cannot stop speaking, and yet we cannot speak. The grotesque has challenged our words, time and time again, and destroyed them.
Fadi A. Bardawil offers a handy anti-imperialist guide to eloquently betray the Syrian revolution.
In this article, Yassin Al-Haj Saleh tackles crucial questions which must be raised and answered to guarantee majoritarianism, justice, and accountability in any attempt for a conflict resolution in Syria.