*In the old city of Homs, June 2014, speaking with Zeinat and Aymen al-Akhras who endured years of hell under the rule of militant factions. In May 2014, an agreement saw the reportedly 1,200 militants bussed out of Homs (as recently happened in Aleppo), bringing peace to the neighbourhoods they’d occupied and terrorized. Excerpt from… Read More Those Who Transmit Syrian Voices Are Russian Propagandists? Monitors of ‘Fake News’ Negate Syrian Suffering
The wise words of Professor Tim Anderson: “Appreciate the difference between the Islam of Hezbollah and Iran, on the one hand, and that of the Saudis, Qatar, ISIS, FSA etc on the other – and no, it isn’t mainly to do with Sunni and Shiia …”
One day M, a Palestinian refugee living in Lebanon, told me his story, one of discrimination, humiliation, pride, patience and dignity… and of samoud (steadfastness). M is a very charismatic and intelligent 20-something Palestinian refugee living in Lebanon’s northern city, Tripoli (Trablus). During my brief 2-day stay with his family I was greeted with that… Read More some Palestinian refugees’ stories of exile and longing
see: YajurIsmail’s area Ali’s town: al Jish Khaled’s town: Suhmata
Late afternoon sun highlights the oak trees I stand amidst, the utter quiet broken only by birds’ chirping. It is easy to forget that the southern Lebanese hilltop I’m walking on was once the base of intense resistance against the Zionist occupation forces with their bases on surrounding hilltops and occupying villages below. From 1985… Read More Mleeta: Lebanon’s Resistance Museum
Ken Stone reports back from the Canadian delegation to the Global March for Jerusalem. share.cfm?id=11583015
(March 29) A day before the Global March to Jerusalem (GMJ), we hold a press conference, to reiterate the reasons for such a march.
*monument at Maroun ar Ras, site of Hezbollah defeat of Israeli army Some time after descending further south from the former Khiam prison, the fortified fence separating Lebanon and occupied Palestine appears, as do the red-roofed Israeli homes in the formerly mixed Palestinian and Lebanese town of Metulli: M notes that this town was an… Read More Picnics at the border: Hezbollah resistance in Bint Jbeil and Maroun ar Ras