Syria: Revolution and Counter-Revolution pamphlet in English & Arabic كتيب حول "سوريا: الثورة والثورة المضادة " باللغة الإنجليزية والعربية

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Syria: Revolution And Counter-Revolution Pamphlet In English & Arabic كتيب حول "سوريا: الثورة والثورة المضادة " باللغة الإنجليزية والعربية

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“The people want the fall of the regime - الشعب يريد إسقاط النظام.”

Having emerged from the Tunisian revolution and the wider 'Arab Spring', this slogan played a role in setting off the Syrian revolution when a group of youths were 'disappeared' for grafitiing it in the city of Dara'a. Citizens from many faiths mobilised in the streets of Syria, calling for democratic reform, before Assad's military repression set off the ongoing crisis we see today – the greatest refugee crisis in a generation.

However, misinformation about the Syrian revolution abounds. You don't have to go far on the internet to find claims that the Syrian revolution was a CIA conspiracy from the start – a claim made by Chris Trotter on New Zealand's most popular left blog.

As put in the book Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War, “the start of solidarity is correcting the narrative.” Fightback therefore seeks to help correct the narrative with a collection of articles on the Syrian revolution. The pamphlet will contain five articles by Fightback members, including two book reviews, an interview with a resettled Syrian Australian, and other analysis.

Rather than making grand uninformed claims about the war, this material seeks to engage with work by Syrian revolutionaries, and encourage wider engagement.

The pamphlet will be published in both English and Arabic, and in both electronic and printed forms.

Funds will go towards design, printing, mailout, and translation of articles.

 

كتيب حول "سوريا: الثورة والثورة المضادة " باللغة الإنجليزية والعربية

 

إن شعار "الشعب يريد إسقاط النظام". بعد أن خرج من الثورة التونسية و وبشكل اوسع من "الربيع العربي"، لعب دوراً في إنطلاقة الثورة السورية وذلك عندما تم اعتقال مجموعة من الشبان بسبب كتابة هذا الشعار على جدران مدينة درعا. احتشد المواطنون من مختلف الأديان في شوارع سوريا ، داعين إلى الإصلاح الديمقراطي ، قبل أن يؤدي القمع العسكري للأسد إلى الأزمة الحالية التي نشهدها اليوم - وهي أكبر أزمة لاجئين لهذا الجيل.

إن المعلومات الخاطئة حول الثورة السورية هي معلومات زاخرة، وليس علينا الذهاب بعيدا على الانترنت للعثور على مزاعم بأن الثورة السورية هي مؤامرة من قبل سي آي إي "وكالة الاستخبارات المركزية الأميركية" – وهو ادعاء قدمه مارتين برادبري ، مدون "اليسار" الأكثر شعبية في نيوزيلندا.

 

وكما ورد في كتاب "الأرض المحروقة: سوريا في الثورة والحرب" يبدأ التضامن في تصحيح السرد ومنظمة فايت باك "دافع" تسعى للمساعدة في ذلك من خلال طرح كتيب لمجموعة من المقالات حول الثورة السورية.

يحتوي هذا الكتيب على خمس مقالات من أعضاء حزب فايت باك "دافع"، تتضمن هذه المقالات مراجعة لكتابين ومقابلة مع سورية استرالية تم توطينها وتحليلات أخرى. فبدلا من تقديم ادعاءات كبيرة غير معلنة عن الحرب، تسعى هذه المادة الى الانخراط في العمل مع الثوريين السوريين وتشجيع المشاركة على نطاق أوسع.

 

سيتم نشر الكتيب باللغتين الإنجليزية والعربية ، وفي كلتي النماذج الإلكترونية والمطبوعة.

 

سوف يستخدم المال من أجل التصميم والطباعة والبريد وترجمة المقالات.

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Syrian revolution pamphlet successfully crowdfunded

19/02/2019 at 10:16 PM

Fightback are pleased to announce we have successfully met our goal of raising $1,000 for our upcoming pamphlet Syria: Revolution and Counter-Revolution. The pamphlet will be published in both electronic and printed forms, and in English and Arabic.

In Syria today, Assad and his lackeys are flattening entire neighbourhoods, so this little collection of writing seems like a small contribution in terms of solidarity.

However, ugly lies about Syria have become a commonplace, infecting even the left which claims to be a bastion of solidarity. We therefore consider it important to tell the truth about Syria, as an absolute minimum commitment of anyone who believes in democracy and self-determination.

The pamphlet will feature five articles, including reviews of the books The Impossible Revolutionand Burning Country, and an interview with Syrian Australian artist Miream Salameh (alongside featuring Salameh’s artwork).

Funds raised will go directly to production and distribution costs, including translation. Sincere thanks to all who have pledged.

A quarter of our target reached

10/02/2019 at 3:46 PM

We'd like to thank everyone who has pledged. With your help, we have passed a quarter of our goal within the first week, reaching $275 out of $1,000.

This is a good start, however we still have a fair way to go. We would appreciate if each of you could share the campaign with anyone who might be interested. If each of you can recruit just one person, we could double our progress so far.

Our strength lies in our solidarity. With your help, we can develop a critical counterweight standing with the Syrian people against not only bombs, but the commonplace lies and smears that have undermined the solidarity needed to change the world for the better.

    Pledgers 19

    Anonymous pledger
    2019-03-06 12:53:31 +1300
    Philip Wills
    2019-02-19 22:06:18 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2019-02-19 19:50:10 +1300
    P. Thompson
    2019-02-19 14:00:08 +1300
    David Comrade
    2019-02-13 18:03:57 +1300
    Jill Burnell
    2019-02-13 14:49:41 +1300
    Phil Saxby
    2019-02-13 08:39:00 +1300

    "Democratic Revolution much needed in Syria."

    Jonathan Klick
    2019-02-12 02:21:08 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2019-02-12 01:26:49 +1300
    Janet Robin
    2019-02-11 01:22:12 +1300

    "Solidarity from Unite Waitemata Branch. "

    Anonymous pledger
    2019-02-10 22:14:46 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2019-02-10 09:21:51 +1300
    Andrensath
    2019-02-09 20:45:24 +1300
    Yasser Munif
    2019-02-07 02:54:17 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2019-02-06 16:42:13 +1300
    Michael Karadjis
    2019-02-06 02:35:11 +1300
    Victor Osprey
    2019-02-05 23:39:15 +1300

    "A worthy project worth supporting. "

    Murdoch Stephens
    2019-02-05 14:48:26 +1300

    "Nice seeing the bilingual work - always impressed by yr parsing of Syrian war analysis."

    Ani
    2019-02-04 14:21:02 +1300

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    Followers of Syria: Revolution and Counter-Revolution pamphlet in English & Arabic كتيب حول "سوريا: الثورة والثورة المضادة " باللغة الإنجليزية والعربية

    Syria: Revolution And Counter-Revolution Pamphlet In English & Arabic كتيب حول "سوريا: الثورة والثورة المضادة " باللغة الإنجليزية والعربية

    Project 2019-01-29 19:32:55 +1300

    “The people want the fall of the regime - الشعب يريد إسقاط النظام.”

    Having emerged from the Tunisian revolution and the wider 'Arab Spring', this slogan played a role in setting off the Syrian revolution when a group of youths were 'disappeared' for grafitiing it in the city of Dara'a. Citizens from many faiths mobilised in the streets of Syria, calling for democratic reform, before Assad's military repression set off the ongoing crisis we see today – the greatest refugee crisis in a generation.

    However, misinformation about the Syrian revolution abounds. You don't have to go far on the internet to find claims that the Syrian revolution was a CIA conspiracy from the start – a claim made by Chris Trotter on New Zealand's most popular left blog.

    As put in the book Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War, “the start of solidarity is correcting the narrative.” Fightback therefore seeks to help correct the narrative with a collection of articles on the Syrian revolution. The pamphlet will contain five articles by Fightback members, including two book reviews, an interview with a resettled Syrian Australian, and other analysis.

    Rather than making grand uninformed claims about the war, this material seeks to engage with work by Syrian revolutionaries, and encourage wider engagement.

    The pamphlet will be published in both English and Arabic, and in both electronic and printed forms.

    Funds will go towards design, printing, mailout, and translation of articles.

     

    كتيب حول "سوريا: الثورة والثورة المضادة " باللغة الإنجليزية والعربية

     

    إن شعار "الشعب يريد إسقاط النظام". بعد أن خرج من الثورة التونسية و وبشكل اوسع من "الربيع العربي"، لعب دوراً في إنطلاقة الثورة السورية وذلك عندما تم اعتقال مجموعة من الشبان بسبب كتابة هذا الشعار على جدران مدينة درعا. احتشد المواطنون من مختلف الأديان في شوارع سوريا ، داعين إلى الإصلاح الديمقراطي ، قبل أن يؤدي القمع العسكري للأسد إلى الأزمة الحالية التي نشهدها اليوم - وهي أكبر أزمة لاجئين لهذا الجيل.

    إن المعلومات الخاطئة حول الثورة السورية هي معلومات زاخرة، وليس علينا الذهاب بعيدا على الانترنت للعثور على مزاعم بأن الثورة السورية هي مؤامرة من قبل سي آي إي "وكالة الاستخبارات المركزية الأميركية" – وهو ادعاء قدمه مارتين برادبري ، مدون "اليسار" الأكثر شعبية في نيوزيلندا.

     

    وكما ورد في كتاب "الأرض المحروقة: سوريا في الثورة والحرب" يبدأ التضامن في تصحيح السرد ومنظمة فايت باك "دافع" تسعى للمساعدة في ذلك من خلال طرح كتيب لمجموعة من المقالات حول الثورة السورية.

    يحتوي هذا الكتيب على خمس مقالات من أعضاء حزب فايت باك "دافع"، تتضمن هذه المقالات مراجعة لكتابين ومقابلة مع سورية استرالية تم توطينها وتحليلات أخرى. فبدلا من تقديم ادعاءات كبيرة غير معلنة عن الحرب، تسعى هذه المادة الى الانخراط في العمل مع الثوريين السوريين وتشجيع المشاركة على نطاق أوسع.

     

    سيتم نشر الكتيب باللغتين الإنجليزية والعربية ، وفي كلتي النماذج الإلكترونية والمطبوعة.

     

    سوف يستخدم المال من أجل التصميم والطباعة والبريد وترجمة المقالات.

    Comments

    Syrian revolution pamphlet successfully crowdfunded

    19/02/2019 at 10:16 PM

    Fightback are pleased to announce we have successfully met our goal of raising $1,000 for our upcoming pamphlet Syria: Revolution and Counter-Revolution. The pamphlet will be published in both electronic and printed forms, and in English and Arabic.

    In Syria today, Assad and his lackeys are flattening entire neighbourhoods, so this little collection of writing seems like a small contribution in terms of solidarity.

    However, ugly lies about Syria have become a commonplace, infecting even the left which claims to be a bastion of solidarity. We therefore consider it important to tell the truth about Syria, as an absolute minimum commitment of anyone who believes in democracy and self-determination.

    The pamphlet will feature five articles, including reviews of the books The Impossible Revolutionand Burning Country, and an interview with Syrian Australian artist Miream Salameh (alongside featuring Salameh’s artwork).

    Funds raised will go directly to production and distribution costs, including translation. Sincere thanks to all who have pledged.

    A quarter of our target reached

    10/02/2019 at 3:46 PM

    We'd like to thank everyone who has pledged. With your help, we have passed a quarter of our goal within the first week, reaching $275 out of $1,000.

    This is a good start, however we still have a fair way to go. We would appreciate if each of you could share the campaign with anyone who might be interested. If each of you can recruit just one person, we could double our progress so far.

    Our strength lies in our solidarity. With your help, we can develop a critical counterweight standing with the Syrian people against not only bombs, but the commonplace lies and smears that have undermined the solidarity needed to change the world for the better.

      Anonymous pledger
      2019-03-06 12:53:31 +1300
      Philip Wills
      2019-02-19 22:06:18 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2019-02-19 19:50:10 +1300
      P. Thompson
      2019-02-19 14:00:08 +1300
      David Comrade
      2019-02-13 18:03:57 +1300
      Jill Burnell
      2019-02-13 14:49:41 +1300
      Phil Saxby
      2019-02-13 08:39:00 +1300

      "Democratic Revolution much needed in Syria."

      Jonathan Klick
      2019-02-12 02:21:08 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2019-02-12 01:26:49 +1300
      Janet Robin
      2019-02-11 01:22:12 +1300

      "Solidarity from Unite Waitemata Branch. "

      Anonymous pledger
      2019-02-10 22:14:46 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2019-02-10 09:21:51 +1300
      Andrensath
      2019-02-09 20:45:24 +1300
      Yasser Munif
      2019-02-07 02:54:17 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2019-02-06 16:42:13 +1300
      Michael Karadjis
      2019-02-06 02:35:11 +1300
      Victor Osprey
      2019-02-05 23:39:15 +1300

      "A worthy project worth supporting. "

      Murdoch Stephens
      2019-02-05 14:48:26 +1300

      "Nice seeing the bilingual work - always impressed by yr parsing of Syrian war analysis."

      Ani
      2019-02-04 14:21:02 +1300

      Followers of Syria: Revolution and Counter-Revolution pamphlet in English & Arabic كتيب حول "سوريا: الثورة والثورة المضادة " باللغة الإنجليزية والعربية

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 14/03/2019 at 10:00 PM.