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A Desperate Flee: The Struggle of Syrian Refugees

By Ariana Siegel Syrian refugees are flooding camps on the Turkish and Lebanese borders as their government continues to meet protesters with violent repression. The Turkish Red Crescent has reported that over 11,000 Syrians currently reside in Turkish refugee camps, … Continue reading

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Arab Spring Hits Washington….

….well not exactly. The Arab Spring is a hot topic around Washington D.C., and below are summaries of recent Middle East related events that I found interesting. First, this is a video of a joint anti-Bashar and anti-Gaddafi protest outside the White … Continue reading

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Meeting of Syrian Intellectuals a Facade

by Tik Root On Monday roughly 200 dissidents and independents met in Damascus, for what is being dubbed the first public meeting of opposition figures inside Syria. The goal of the meeting was not political (technically), but rather, as Abdel … Continue reading

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#June28 Martyr’s Day of Rage: EyeWitness and Analysis

UPDATE: New Video(s) and a roundup from major news source. The Second Coming of Rage! [First Hand Account] Reposted with permission from http://theangryegyptian.wordpress.com/. Follow them on twitter @Gsquare86 Around 6:00 pm I was at the families of martyrs sit-in at Maspero, … Continue reading

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Weekly Roundup 6/26

Picture: Morocco’s Referendum – Who Will Vote? MOROCCO: – Morocco’s King Mohammed VI responded to demands for reform by proposing a new constitution that will be put to a vote on July 1. The more moderate opposition parties are campaigning for … Continue reading

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Bahrain in the Arab Summer

Written by contributor from abroad (name withheld for security) Recently, Sarah Rangwala examined the complexities of the protests in Bahrain through two interviews conducted with two Bahraini citizens, human rights activist Maryman al-Khawaja and businesswoman Rasha Yousif. While these two … Continue reading

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Obama Under Pressure to Act on Syria

Over the last two weeks Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has promised reform, however, on Friday, protesters made clear that they want nothing short of Assad’s departure with demonstrations across the country drew the largest numbers yet. In parts of the … Continue reading

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