June 2, 2012
or fourteen months, the two largest cities in Syria have been relatively revolution free. No more! The big merchants of Damascus and Aleppo have been on strike for 4 days straight in protest and objection to the Houla massacre. Further, they have had massive, rip-roaring protests. From a historic perspective, as the merchants go, so does Syria. Assad is finished, it's just a matter of when and how. Start planning victory parties!
May 19, 2011
Sunday, May 29 · 11:00am - 7:00pm
Where: In front of the White House, and all over the world
Invite Others and Join Us on this Day Sunday, May 29, 2011
May 16, 2011
DEARBORN (WWJ) - A Southeast Michigan family from Syria is appealing for the U.S. to help evacuate their daughter who is trapped in the war-torn country.
American-born, 11-year-old Sara Alouh has not been heard from since the beginning of democratic protests and clashes with government troops.
The girl’s father, Ahamad Alouh of Flint, said Sara is with her grandparents in Syria, where their home in Dara’a was destroyed by tanks.
April 25, 2011
We've all been following the Syrian uprising and we've seen the fear barrier broken in all cities accross Syria from small towns like Daraa and Bayda, and even in the capital and Homs. But surprisingly, Aleppo, Syria's largest city, has been relatively quite.
Aleppo, the oldest city in the world, lies in the North of the country, near the Turkish border. It has some of the world's most beautiful historical architecture. It's population is diverse, consisting of Arabs, Kurds, Armenians and others. It has Muslims, Christians and Jews all living peacefully. It is a bustling city with vast farm lands as well. There was once a disagreement on whether Halab should actually be the capital.
April 19, 2011
Many people were asking themselves, after the Homs residents start their Sit-in on 4/18/2011, what did it take for this to happen? There’s a great BBC news article of what it took for residents of Homs to decide that enough was enough (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-13114132).
Essentially about a week before the Homs uprising, the Syrian Security Forces had detained a Tribal Leader from Homs called Sheikh Badr Abu Moussa. Then on 4/17/11 they announced they would be releasing him and giving him back to his people.
What happened next was what was most shocking. Yes they returned him, but they returned him deceased and with numerous signs of torture. One witness stated: "His beard was burned and he died under torture in one of the security branches in Homs, most likely the military security branch."