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, Wendy Pearlman discusses narrative identity theory as an ongoing act of meaning-making and self-definition, deeming the emerging subjectivities a consequential legacy of the Arab revolutions.
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, Yassin Al Haj Saleh discusses rigid revolutionary traditions, characterizes the Arab revolutionary tradition as soft and post-communist, and calls for scrutinizing the notion of the end of revolutions.
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.
On the tenth anniversary of the Egyptian revolution, Lina Attalah reflects on the moment alongside the writings of Walter Benjamin, concluding that we must not look "at the past as an eternal image but as an ongoing set of experiences."
Damascus resident Karam Mansour writes a first-hand account of life in the now-empty Syrian capital, where militiamen patrol the streets, shops do business in secret, and the homeless have abruptly disappeared.
Are there new indicators on the emergence on a new model for intellectuals, ones who actively resist discrimination, repression and marginalization, now and here, rather than nhilist, prophetic romantics who are merely interested in final answers?
Time has come to build a wide coalition of resistance against both the Assad regime and fascist Islamist organizations, one from which a social and political movement can be born to bring about the democratic change we all aspire to.