North Africa, West Asia

Syria in the context of the Arab Uprisings

Syria Freedom Forever
12 March 2014

Roots & grassroots of the revolution

The dynamics of the Syrian Uprising
by Joseph Daher of the Revolutionary Left Current in Syria

Grassroots organising to support the uprising
by Ewa Jasiewicz

Revolution, social media and power
by Miriyam Aouragh

A strange anti-imperialism

Myth & Reality

Why hasn't the Assad regime won?
by Jamie Allinson

Syria and the Arab Uprisings

by Gilbert Achcar

Alternatives: international solidarity, the Syrian diasporic struggle and the Left; global solidarity efforts 

What can you do to help?
by Rouba Mhaissen

The need for practical solidarity with Syria
by John McDonnell MP

Shahnawaz Khan

Healthcare as a weapon in Assad’s war
by Rola Hallam

Love from a London audience to Syria

This was first published on Syria Freedom Forever on 17 February 2014.

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