Inspiration

‘This is who we are, this is Syria’

Our friend Ibrahim Muhammad writes movingly below on the indomitable spirit of resilience, defiance and hope which is the hallmark of the amazing Syrian people. Please view his video and read his words: Just a small part of the #Syrian_beauty ❤️🇸🇾❤️ See the amount of joy, happiness and peace, just imagine the other picture: What if ISIS or Al Nusra or what […]

My Three Syrian Years: Aleksandr Kharchenko

Russian journalist Aleksandr Kharchenko gives a compelling and moving account of his work at the front lines in the Syrian Arab Army’s fight against NATO and Gulf state backed terrorism: Syria is a nice Middle Eastern country. The Middle East is always a fairy tale. We have heard a lot about this state, but it was always hard to tell […]

The Grieving Women of Syria Who Fight For Freedom

Nara Salloum: ‘freedom for West is to fight and destroy our country, kill our children and destroy people’s lives – we will take back our rights and our freedom with our own hands’ Vanessa Beeley writes: The courageous Syrian women who volunteered to take up arms and to defend their town against international terrorism. Wives, mothers, sisters of martyrs, these […]

Vanessa Beeley – Blinking in the light: taking cancer personally.

I was diagnosed with breast cancer April 2013 in Gaza, after days spent wrestling with over exuberant porters, Egyptian Intelligence and army at the Rafah border, this was not the outcome I expected. Two ultrasounds and a rather barbaric mammogram later i wandered out of the clinic in Gaza, bemused and dazed. I sat on the beach and watched the sun […]

The End of Press Freedom

Today there is a real fear that a journalist and publisher is about to be extradited from an ostensibly democratic country to face a sealed grand jury indictment, the charges of which may include espionage which can carry a sentence of life imprisonment or even capital punishment.