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Ziad Majed

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The Syrian Revolution and the Question of Militarization

[Protest in Syria. Image from al-Akhbar.com]

[Translated from the Arabic by Jeff Regger] Syrian activists and intellectuals have recently been defending the non-violent character of the revolution in the face of calls for armed struggle against the Assad regime. Nine months after the first protests and sit-ins erupted in Syria, more than 5,000 have been killed, tens of thousands injured, tortured and forced into exile, while at least 15,000 souls languish in prisons under horrifying conditions. The following lines ...

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