Foundation of the Dera’a section of the Revolutionary Left Current

This document was published on the 13 December 2012, in “Front Line”, organ of the Revolutionary Left Current, It is translated from the Arabic by Luiza Toscane. (http://www.internationalviewpoint.org/) The Dera’a branch of the Revolutionary Left Current in Syria has been founded. It is made up of left activists and revolutionary Marxists, activists in the Syrian revolutionary movement … Continue reading

Lebanon: Debunking the Myths

Chaml activists being beaten up by security officers, as published on the Facebook page of the organisation     A friend of mine recently asked a very relevant question: how come Human Rights violations in Lebanon always go unnoticed? Truth be told, he’s right: you hear news about heavy crackdown on protesters in Egypt and … Continue reading

On Keeping the Nasawiya Cafe Independent and Self-Funded

As Nasawiya’s membership gets wider, the need for debate and conversation within the collective remains as important as ever. This is why it is crucial to define clearly what Nasawiya stands for, and why certain directions and choices are taken and made by the movement. More particularly, discussions have arose with regards to the Nasawiya … Continue reading

About a Feminist Collective…

Nasawiyas apply feminist analysis to their social justice work, meaning that they always have an eye on gender dynamics and oppression within social and political struggle, address the systematic structural problems rather than the symptoms, and place women’s experiences and voices as central to any solutions and activist work. Feminism is a learning process for all of us and we are … Continue reading

Gaza under the siege

article published following an extended visit in February in Gaza for a month. An Arabic version is available in the newspaper “Thawra Dai’ma”  number 2:   http://prjournal.socialist-forum.org/content/gaza-under-seige The last Israeli military offensive in March causing the deaths of more than 20 Palestinians and the ongoing electricity crisis prove that the Gaza strip is still not free from … Continue reading

Land of the Free: Taking A Leaf Out of Liberian Women’s Book

The documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell by Abigail Disney is narrated by Leymah Gobwee The latest development in Lebanon have put a never ending stream of questions into my head, the loudest one being What Can We Do? What can we do as women, as feminists and human beings against the escalation of … Continue reading