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Only we can bring peace to Syria

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Only we can bring peace to Syria Why the demise of the “Islamic State” and the Syrian regime’s reconquering of many areas does not translate into peace for the country. A message from Ameenah Sawwan living in exile in Germany. Whenever I attend conferences, meetings or press events, ever since I was expelled from Syria and fled to Germany, I tell the... Weiterlesen >

Job offer: Project Officer (around 30hrs/week)

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To strengthen our civil society projects in Syria and outreach in Germany, we are looking for a passionate and committed new member of staff to coordinating projects inside Syria and support our daily work. Adopt a Revolution (AaR) is a small Berlin-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) supporting civil society activities in Syria. We are working with... Weiterlesen >

Palmyra: “Russia is destroying our City”

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Civil activits from Palmyra/Tadmur report about heavy attacks on their hometown. The city has been under control of IS-jihadists in the last months, now the Syrian regime’s army, with support by Russian airstrikes, progresses towards the city – and is obviously not saving humans nor acient ruins. We document their statement condeming these attacks. Russia... Weiterlesen >

The Syrian Spring Blossoming again

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The Syrian Spring Blossoming again Five years after the first demonstrations in Syria, the activists Ameenah Sawwan thinks back to the beginnings of the revolution and also sees the numerous demonstrations of the last weeks. The civil society is not dead, she concludes. Five years ago, we were told not to have high expectations or ambitions in Syria. It seems... Weiterlesen >

German Initiative for a “Right of Welcome”

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German Initiative for a "Right of Welcome" “Take in refugees – abolish all causes of flight” – this is what the German initiative Recht auf Willkommen (“Right of Welcome”) is promoting. More than 4 million people in Germany are actively supporting refugees and, that way, creating a welcoming culture of solidarity. This movement must not lose ground, but should become even stronger!... Weiterlesen >

Survey amongst Syrian refugees in Germany – Backgrounds

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On October 7 at the “Bundespressekonferenz” in Berlin, we present the results of the first major survey amongst Syrian refugees in Germany. In the past two weeks, we surveyed nearly 900 Syrian refugees why they have fled and under what conditions they could imagine to return to Syria. Here you find the background for questioning... Weiterlesen >

Majority of Syrian refugees in Europe are running from the Assad regime, not Isis, says survey

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First survey of Syrian refugees in Europe to be presented at Federal Press Conference in Berlin, Germany shows most want to return, but not under Assad. A no-fly zone would help more stay. The main cause of Syrians coming to Europe is to flee the violence of the government of Bashar al-Assad, according to the first survey... Weiterlesen >

Who’s Afraid of Razan Zaitouneh? – Karam Nachar

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There was a time, not too long ago, when a young woman headed one of the largest networks of Syrian activists working against the Assad regime. She had blue eyes and uncovered blond hair; she spoke English and held a degree in law; and she was a staunch secularist. But Razan Zaitouneh was utterly uninterested... Weiterlesen >

Take action: Where are the Douma 4?

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Take action: Where are the Douma 4? Tuesday, the 9th of December, marks the first anniversary of the abduction of the four human rights activists, Razan Zaitouneh, Samira al-Khalil, Wael Hamadeh and Nazem Hammadi, called the “Douma 4”. You can do something about this. Put up this picture on Facebook and Twitter as cover photos and use twitter to pressure Zahran Alloush,... Weiterlesen >

Syrian Activists Challenge Mainstream Media: Daesh (IS) and Assad are The Same Thing – Syria Untold

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The self-proclaimed Islamic State (also known as Daesh) has been the center of the media’s attention for quite some time. It has the whole world gripped by fear by its grisly spectacles and medieval executions. However, the gruesome terror of the radical militia seems to obscure an equally ruthless antagonist: the Assad regime. Same Shit... Weiterlesen >

Razan Zeitouneh’s missing light – Reem Zeitouneh

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Ten months have passed and Razan’s email light is still red! It was not easy for me to hear; I did not believe it, and I do not want to believe. Only the idea that Razan disappeared in the Eastern Ghouta area in Duma close to Damascus – at the hands of those she was... Weiterlesen >

The struggle for Kobane: An example of selective solidarity – Leila Al Shami

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The heroic resistance of the people of Kobane in fighting the onslaught of the Daesh (ISIS) fascists since mid-September, has led to a surge of international solidarity. A multitude of articles and statements have been written and protests have been held in cities across the world. Kurds have flooded across the Turkish border to help... Weiterlesen >