“For me, there is no homeland. The only homeland is memory and memory is first and foremost in the body.” – Elia Suleiman Handala, bitterness in Arabic, is the name of 10 years old boy; sad, ugly, barefooted and displaced from Palestine. He is the signature of Palestinian cartoonist Naji Al Ali, possibly the most […]Read more "Longing for No Return: Damascus – Malmo Via Beirut"
For updates since the beginning of ISIS/Assad assault on Yarmouk early April here. On the 25th of April 2015, Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN Bashar al-Jaafari claimed that Yarmouk’s population doesn’t exceed 1000 person following ISIS assault on the camp. While it is impossible for any authority/organization to verify the actual number of residents […]Read more "Photo/Video Essay From Yarmouk Denouncing Syria UN Representative Claims: “Yarmouk is Empty”"
This blog post will be updated regularly. With newest entries on top. It will feature the public status updates provided by activists in Yarmouk, for the purpose of dismissing information from the ground in order to inform the public opinion about ISIS attempts to invade Yarmouk supported by Al Nusra Front at one hand, and […]Read more "ROLLING UPDATES #Yarmouk Battle anti #ISIS and #Assad. Insights by activits on ground"
di Salim Salamah Traduzione di Claudia Avolio* This text was published originally in English: From Couter-Strike to ISIS, a short story from Syria Jihad Factory Si sa che dal primo giorno della rivolta siriana la narrativa del regime si è intessuta su racconti infarciti di jihadisti, cospirazioni saudito-qatarine e combattenti stranieri che cercavano di destabilizzare […]Read more "Da Counter-Strike a ISIS, una breve storia dalla Fabbrica del Jihad in Siri"
Mahmoud Darwish once wrote: “The Kurd has nothing except the wind”, he knew at the time that this is non-arguable for the Palestinian, who hardly had the wind. Since 1948 the Palestinian had nothing, when my family came to Syria, they had nothing, and when they immigrated from Deraa, south of Syria, to Jobar, Damascus […]Read more "The age of Palestinophobia, Lebanon for instance."
This blog was published originally in English here. Guest blogger: Claudia Avolio. “A Rahaf”: Salim Salamah per il suo primo amore ucciso dal regime siriano Coi dettagli trapelati, il giovane cerca di ricostruire quanto accaduto a Damasco di Salim Salamah. Jidar 3azel (24/02/2014). Traduzione di Claudia Avolio*. L’amore si riferisce sempre al primo amore (proverbio […]Read more "A Rahaf"