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· November, 2016

Stories about Syria from November, 2016

“The End is Near”. “Remember What We Sacrificed”. Dispatches from Eastern Aleppo.

"I direct my message to Syrian activists [...] I ask them to send out our message that we have sacrificed for and keep on sacrificing."

Sleeping or Dead – Part 4: “We Declared It a Revolution For Freedom”

"For them our triumphant chants for freedom have been a sort of rape, and now is their chance for revenge."

Love Trumps Hate: The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast

This week we start in the US, where Omar Mohamad narrates his piece "America I used to love you", and then we take you to Cuba, Syria, and Taiwan.

Eastern Aleppo Health Director: Due to Systematic Attacks Against Hospitals, All Are Now Out of Service

As the Syrian regime and Russian government continue their assault on besieged Eastern Aleppo, the Aleppo Health Directorate announced that all remaining hospitals in Aleppo are out of service.

The Uphill Battle of Protecting Syrian Antiquities Amidst War

"In every military faction, including the regime’s army, you find a group involved in facilitating excavations and smuggling operations."

Sleeping or Dead – Part 3: Thought is the Crime

"Even if they don’t torture you, the mere act of waiting does. Have they forgotten us? Are we going to stay in here forever? Why haven’t they called us today?"

The World According to Russian Stereotypes

RuNet Echo explores popular stereotypes about foreigners gleaned from autocomplete suggestions generated by the website Yandex, Russia’s most popular Internet search engine.

Sleeping or Dead – Part 2: Aghiad's Blue Jacket

"He pulls the chain till we are hanging by our hands, toes barely touching the ground. You’re mid-way between sky and earth, presented as a sacrifice of blood."

Sweden Joins International Effort to Recognize ‘World Kobane Day’

Several Swedish cities have joined the “World Kobane Day” movement in solidarity with the city that fought and defeated ISIS in 2015.

Melbourne Locals Welcome Syrian Refugees With Open Arms—and Butterflies

"Our butterflies are a reminder that even the smallest action can have a far-reaching effect."

Sleeping or Dead – Part 1: “Everything Screams Death”

"An electric current that would be enough to re-power my neighborhood...ran through my body." The first in a six-part series by Sarmad Al-Jilane about his experiences in a Syrian prison.

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