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Entries from March 2012

A year in revolt

March 15th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Politics

One year ago today, Syria changed forever. One year ago today, demonstrations were still called unprecedented. One year ago today, the country was silent. One year ago today, Syria found its voice. I was sitting in Rawda Cafe, opposite parliament on February 4, the day a protest was called on Facebook. It turned out to […]

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The SNC – standing with the Syrian people. Sometimes.

March 10th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Politics

The SNC is dedicated to defending the Syrian people. Unless those Syrian people happen to live in the UAE, one of the campaign group’s sponsors. Last week, the UAE cancelled residency permits for Syrians and refused to issue visas to anyone holding a Syrian passport. The SNC’s weasel-worded statement accuses the world of stirring up […]

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The revolution in a paragraph

March 4th, 2012 · No Comments · Politics

This sums up the past year pretty well. “Bashar has not got the message. I, for example, loved him when he took over. I thought he would be different to his father,” he said. He pointed to a part of his little finger. “If he had just given us this little bit of freedom, we […]

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Syria from afar

March 4th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Politics

Two real must-reads from two very dear friends who care a lot about Syria. And I don’t say ‘must read’ lightly. You need these two pieces in your life. First, Jillian York looks at how activists are feeding the mainstream media with the story (it’s something The Listening Post has looked at many times over […]

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