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Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach (Watch Here)

Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach is now available on the iPlayer here. Once it’s available on Youtube you’ll find it posted here on Pulse. Th...   [ continue reading...]

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stargazing on the backs of our children

by Huma Dar stargazing on the backs of our children what kind of heaven lies under our feet, yet starry, starry nights on the backs of our beloveds: “Andr...   [ continue reading...]

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Syrian Dust: An Overview of Books

This review of books on Syria, mainly of Francesca Borri’s ‘Syrian Dust’, was published at the National. “…if you only talk about...   [ continue reading...]

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Revolution, Reform or Restoration? Nadia Marzouki on Tunisia Today

Tunisia has been very dear to my heart since I went there in the spring of 2013, just two years after its uprisings, an event that shook the worl...   [ continue reading...]

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Committees, Councils and Cultural Production

In this presentation on Syria – in green Seattle’s public library  – Leila al-Shami talks about Razan Zeitouneh, founder of the Local Coo...   [ continue reading...]

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Syria’s Medical and Humanitarian Nightmare: Interview with Dr. Zaher Sahloul

Since their days as medical school classmates, Bashar al-Assad and Zaher Sahloul have followed rather different paths: one became...   [ continue reading...]

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A Farewell to Veterans for Peace

Re-posted from Andy Berman: Threads of My Time, the blog of longtime antiwar activist and Veterans for Peace member Andy Berman A Farew...   [ continue reading...]

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In Syria, Rebuilding Bombed Hospitals Is an Act of Resistance

Re-posted from Truthout Saturday, 14 May 2016 By Charles Davis, Truthout | Report   The horror of the conflict in Syria, which began in March 2011, can be...   [ continue reading...]

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On the Brian Lehrer Show

In New York (what an astounding city), Leila and I were interviewed by Brian Lehrer for his show on WNYC. We talked about Syria’s failing ceasefire, the i...   [ continue reading...]

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Iraq’s Forgotten Uprising

This was published at al-Araby al-Jadeed/ the New Arab. The texts referred to are Ali Issa’s Against All Odds: Voices of Popular Struggle in Iraq, and Sam...   [ continue reading...]

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Burning Country at the Middle East Institute

Someone in New York sneered and said Washington was a sterile city, but I liked DC a lot during our two-day visit. The centre is full of people from everywhere,...   [ continue reading...]

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Talking about Syria in Chicago

On a pier poking into the icy turquoise of Lake Michigan, looking back at Chicago’s brutal towers, Leila and I were interviewed on Syria by Jerome McDonne...   [ continue reading...]

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Daniel Lazare

Throughout April, Leila and I spoke about Syria and our book Burning Country in the United States and Canada. Some audiences were large , some were small. A cou...   [ continue reading...]

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The Arab of the Future

This was my review for the Guardian of Riad Sattouf’s graphic memoir. The graphic novel has proved itself over and over. It already has its classical cano...   [ continue reading...]

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On Boston’s Radio Opensource

This was a strange experience. We were told in a long pre-interview that the actual interview would be just us (Leila and I), and would be focused on civil soci...   [ continue reading...]

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Making Sense of Syria: Robin Yassin-Kassab and Samer Abboud in Dialogue

On March 29, the Gandhian Forum for Peace & Justice at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey hosted this event with Robin Yassin-Kassab...   [ continue reading...]

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Best of Enemies

Best of Enemies is a behind-the-scenes account of the explosive televised debates between the liberal Gore Vidal and the conservative William F. Buckley Jr, dur...   [ continue reading...]

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Binet, Hitler and Putin

This (slightly subedited) was first published at the New Arab/ al-araby al-jadeed. I’ve just finished “HHhH”, an excellent ‘non-fiction...   [ continue reading...]

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With Syria Solidarity UK

It was a pleasure to give a talk at the LSE. The talk was organised by the brilliant Syria Solidarity UK. Here is Part One: and (after the break) Part Two:   [ continue reading...]

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Free City Radio

Here I am talking about the Syrian revolution and our book ‘Burning Country’ on Canada’s Free City Radio. Topics include democracy, how Assad...   [ continue reading...]

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