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  • Palestinians and the Syrian Revolution: Lessons from the fight against fascism

    One writer asserts that even if it were in the Palestinian's interest for Assad to remain in control, they should not ask that of Syrians in the midst of a civil war. By Talal Alyan The lapse of support for the Syrian revolution amongst some segments of the Arab left will in retrospect be regarded as another failure to stray from party vanguards. Palestinians have once again found themselves being used as props for political causes they neither endorse nor hold any sympathy for. The latest instance being the Pro-Assad camp that has worked tirelessly to link the Palestinian issue…

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  • In face of Syrian regime's increasing brutality, key to resistance lies in civil action

    Syrians will soon mark a year since uprisings began in March 2011, and the violence only intensifies. Continued shelling by Assad's forces in the city of Homs have brought life to a grinding halt, and bombings on Wednesday morning in the city cost the lives of dozens, including two Western journalists. Despite the regime's increasing brutality, civic uprisings are expanding, providing the most significant way forward.  By Yazan Badran Syria’s revolution is a month short of its first anniversary. Over the last year, the political and social landscape of the country, more or less ossified since the mid-1980s, has been…

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