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Olivia Shabb
In the end of the day, it’s just another person getting off a plane on a Tuesday, in Boston or Istanbul or Manama or Paris or Dubai, straining for equanimity in the savagery of forced reinvention. As generations of Lebanese have had to do before us.
Marwa Melhem
“The first picture I published was one of Paris by night, taken from the plane. The first response of a friend was: “They have that much electricity?”
Carmen Kareem
Is seeing reality from more than one angle an act of betrayal? Have our dreams of revolution and freedom blinded us and made us turn each other into the “new assad”? Perhaps one day “gray” will be the only color, the one color that looks tenderly at both the defeated rebel and the soldier who was thrown into the front line at age 18.
Nour Eddine
“When the soldier was about halfway, at a height of some fifty meters, fear paralyzed his feet and made him cling onto the ladder. Embracing the ladder, he hung there, as if frozen in mid-air.”
Diana Semaan- Amnesty International Syria Researcher
If the international community, and particularly Russia, does not intervene to pressure Syrian authorities to end the siege the residents of Daraa have little hope of an end to their suffering in sight. 
Ghalia Al Alwani- Syrian Journalist
Repression isn’t forgetting. They tell me to never forget, as if I ever will. I won’t ever forget. I won’t ever forget the glass, the blood, the screams or the panic.
Pascale Sawma
A trauma that involves waiting in line for hours to fill up your car, normalizing living a life without electricity, and accepting the fact that all our savings have been stolen …
Zein Saleh
German media presented the demonstration as a violent, anti-Semitic gathering, in which protesters threw empty bottles at peaceful police and chanted ISIS slogans. Dutch and British media did the same, while the demonstrations in fact attracted all kinds of oppressed people: from Sikhs, Armenians and Kurds to feminists and queers.
Wissam Assouad
A heartfelt eyewitness account of August 4, 2020. Wissam was with his friends in Karantina until an hour before the explosion. Moments later, he rushed back to a scene of utter devastation to see if any of them were still alive.
Olivia Shabb
“We will hold those who trade in oppression accountable, not only for the trauma incessantly inflicted, but also for the healing chronically denied.”
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