Contributors

Contributors

Bilal AhmedBilal Ahmed (217)

Bilal Ahmed is a writer and activist. He is currently preparing for his dissertation, which will compare tribal structures, and state relati...

The Moroccan Jihadist Problem
RandomizerRandomizer (206)

Most progressive periodicals emphasize words over images. Not Souciant. Randomizer is a column devoted to our love for political visu...

American Talkbackers for Putin
Charlie BertschCharlie Bertsch (143)

Charlie Bertsch lives in Tucson, Arizona. A founding editor and regular contributor to one of the world's first online magazines, Bad Subje...

Quintessentially Postmodern
Mitchell PlitnickMitchell Plitnick (136)

Mitchell Plitnick is the former Director of the US Office of B'Tselem and was previously the Director of Jewish Voice for Peace. He is a wi...

Fear Trumps Morality
Josh WhiteJosh White (131)

Josh White is an associate editor at Souciant. A philosophy graduate, White wrote his thesis on Marx’s theory of history and internati...

Cold War Reruns
MagadhMagadh (74)

Magadh is a teacher, writer, and musician based in Cleveland, Ohio. He is the co-editor of A Thousand Trivialities, a blog devoted to p...

Punk is History
Joel SchalitJoel Schalit (71)

Joel Schalit is the author of the critically-acclaimed Israel vs. Utopia, and Jerusalem Calling, and has edited some of America's most influen...

My Year in Consumption
Joe LockardJoe Lockard (42)

Joe Lockard is an associate professor of English at Arizona State University, where he directs the Anti-slavery Literature Project. He is...

Curating the Savage
John FosterJohn Foster (42)

John Foster is a librarian, writer, and musician based in Cleveland, Ohio. When not writing or attending shows, he can usually be found cur...

It’s All Connected
Paul MutterPaul Mutter (36)

Paul Mutter is a foreign policy blogger on leave from the NYU Arthur L. Carter Institute of Journalism. He contributes to PBS Tehran Bureau,...

Re-empowering Iran
AnonymousAnonymous (31)

Anonymous is a Jewish educator who lives in northern Israel. He has taught at several Israeli and European universities, and has written nume...

Italy on the wheel
Oliver SheppardOliver Sheppard (30)

Oliver Sheppard is a DJ, writer, sometime-musician, and otherwise professional luftmensch currently in Texas. He ran Cultpunk.com, the radio ...

Oliver’s Top 10 for 2012
Jennifer CrakowJennifer Crakow (30)

Jennifer Crakow has been a consistent innovator in the field of application design for web, mobile devices, and television for clients inclu...

Anne Frank Lives
Leshu TorchinLeshu Torchin (30)

Leshu Torchin is a Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of St Andrews, where she works on the subject of film and human rights advocacy....

Carol and The Dressmaker
Ari PaulAri Paul (25)

Ari Paul is a journalist in New York City and has covered politics for the Nation, the Guardian, the Brooklyn Rail, VICE News, the New ...

American Shithole: Queens Gets a Bad Rap

Keith Kahn-HarrisKeith Kahn-Harris (25)

Keith Kahn-Harris is a London-based sociologist, teacher, writer and Jewish communal activist. He is the author of Extreme Metal: Music...

Metal Trump
Patrick WormsPatrick Worms (23)

When Patrick gets tired of working at his Waterloo, Belgium home, he either picks up a spade or goes to the airport. There's always a cr...

The Con Job
BoomboxBoombox (23)

We didn't create it. We didn't curate it. But we sure like it. Found sounds and criticism, courtesy of the Souciant Online Music Apprecia...

Field Recording Politics
Maxim EdwardsMaxim Edwards (23)

Maxim Edwards is an Editorial Assistant at openDemocracy Russia. He has worked in Armenia and Tatarstan and writes on inter-ethnic...

Ukraine is Everywhere
Sticking PointsSticking Points (21)

Straight and to the point. Visual politics in the English-speaking world. A group column, by Souciant and friends.

Namaste Y’All
Yoni KrollYoni Kroll (19)

Yoni Kroll was born in Jerusalem and lives in Philadelphia. He spends most of his time perfecting his falafel recipe. He also enjoys going to...

Vinyl Solution
Joe GlentonJoe Glenton (19)

Joe Glenton is a journalist covering war, defence and security. He was a British soldier for six years, serving in Afghanistan. He has written...

World Gone Mad
Emanuel StoakesEmanuel Stoakes (18)

Emanuel Stoakes is a UK-based independent journalist and researcher. His areas of interest are human rights, conflict resolution, social just...

Imperial Disappointments
Paul SimonPaul Simon (17)

Paul Simon is pursuing a master's degree in North American Studies at the University of Leipzig. He thinks America is the most entertai...

Neoliberal Colonialism
Kim NicoliniKim Nicolini (16)

Kim Nicolini is an artist, poet and cultural critic living in Tucson, Arizona. Her writing has appeared in Bad Subjects, Punk Planet, CounterP...

Remains of the Day
Mya GuarnieriMya Guarnieri (14)

Mya Guarnieri is a Tel Aviv-based journalist and writer. She is a regular contributor to Al-Jazeera English, 972 Magazine, and The Huffin...

Pre-post-stuck
Missed the GigMissed the Gig (13)

Missed the Gig is a group column. Consisting of photos of gig flyers from around the world, its purpose is to highlight the role that con...

The Metal East
Ron NachmannRon Nachmann (11)

Ron Nachmann is a writer, editor, and producer in San Francisco. He contributes to Dangerous Minds [www.dangerousminds.net] and has written...

Tale of the Tape
Eric SwedlundEric Swedlund (10)

Eric Swedlund is a writer, photographer and editor living in Tucson, Arizona. A former award-winning daily newspaper reporter, he specialize...

Retro-Futurism Soundtrack
TV EyeTV Eye (10)

TV Eye is a shared pseudonym for a revolving cast of Souciant editorial staff members. Politically complex television images are TV Eye's sub...

Televisions of Berlin
Helena BedwellHelena Bedwell (10)

Helena is a graduate of the London School of Journalism. Her early career was as a television reporter for broadcasters such as Al-Jazeera, Ru...

My Dog is Dead
Tomasz KitlinskiTomasz Kitlinski (10)

Tomasz Kitlinski is a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy and Sociology, Marie Curie University, Lublin. He is an activist on behalf of l...

Fascists of the World, Unite!
Cameron MacdonaldCameron Macdonald (9)

Cameron Macdonald is the news editor of the Elk Grove Citizen newspaper. He has also contributed music stories, interviews, and reviews to XL...

Anarchy is Disappointing
Preethi NalluPreethi Nallu (9)

Preethi Nallu is the managing editor of Refugees Deeply. Born in Iran and raised in India, she has reported on global displacement in a variet...

Tightening of Borders Makes Women Invisible Along Balkan Refugee Route
Karl MarxKarl Marx (9)

Karl Marx (1818-1883) was a German Jewish philosopher, best known as the founder of Communism.

19th Century Populism
Zack FurnessZack Furness (8)

Zack Furness is Assistant Professor of Communications at Penn State Greater Allegheny. He is the author of One Less Car: Bicycling and...

The Work of Art in the Age of Martin Shkreli
Steven RubioSteven Rubio (8)

Steven Rubio has been a fast-food employee, steelworker, student, and teacher, but his goal has always been to be retired. His blog, St...

(Don’t Just) Print the Legend!
Hannah SchalitHannah Schalit (8)

Hannah Schalit born in Jerusalem in 1924. When peace broke out after WWII, she studied speech and drama in London. When the State of Israel...

King Farouk and Me
Hashem OsseiranHashem Osseiran (8)

Hashem Osseiran is the deputy managing editor of Syria Deeply. He has previously written for The Arab Weekly and The Daily Star, and...

How De-Escalation Zones in Syria Became a War Management Strategy
Jimmy ChenJimmy Chen (8)

Jimmy Chen lives in San Francisco. He also contributes at Htmlgiant, Thought Catalog, Bygone Bureau, and Splice Today. He is an Asian-Cana...

Lenin Was Punk
Annia CiezadloAnnia Ciezadlo (8)

Annia Ciezadlo is a Senior Editor at Syria Deeply. She has been living and reporting in the Middle East since 2003, focusing on the politic...

The World According to Trump, and What It May Mean for Syria
Dan FriedmanDan Friedman (8)

Dan Friedman is managing editor of the Forward. Among other venues he has written for the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Wall St...

Between Hype and Pastries
Dan GlassDan Glass (8)

Dan Glass is an award-winning activist, performer and writer. An educator from Training for Transformation born out of the Anti-Apart...

Homocaust Cabaret in London
Danielle SottosantiDanielle Sottosanti (7)

Danielle Sottosanti is a full-time journalist in New York City. Her work has appeared in FTfm (a Financial Times publication), Ignites, Fund...

Squatting in America
Joanna SteinhardtJoanna Steinhardt (7)

Joanna Steinhardt is a freelance writer in the Bay Area. Recipient of a Master's degree in Cultural Studies from Hebrew University, Steinh...

Gone, But Not Forgotten
Mark HahnMark Hahn (7)

Mark Hahn studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the College of Creative Studies in Detroit. Currently a resident of Tuc...

Empty Spaces
Matt RubensteinMatt Rubenstein (6)

Matt Rubenstein is a classical pianist living in Berlin. He has recorded the works of modern German composers for Berlin Classics and the...

Deporting ‘anti-Semitism’ in Germany
FarahFarah (6)

Farah (a pen name) is a young Syrian woman who lives in Syria’s capital city Damascus with her family.

My Days in Damascus: The Strategy of Minding My Own Business
Raz MesinaiRaz Mesinai (6)

Raz Mesinai (Badawi, Sub Dub, ROIR Records) founded the Underground Producers Alliance, with a roster of mentors including HPrizm (Anti...

ZamZam: System Wide Dub
Courtney UttCourtney Utt (6)

Courtney Utt is an award-winning visual designer and brand strategist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The longtime chief book designer...

Painting the Target
Neil WiernikNeil Wiernik (5)

Toronto's Neil Wiernik has released music on Noise Factory, Paper+Sound (as NAW), on Elevation Recordings, and soon, on BlRR, for post-...

Bloor West Village
Lloyd CenterLloyd Center (5)

Big in Portland since the mid-sixties. He had something to do with the beginnings of the K, Sub Pop, Up and Cabin Games labels.

The Dream of the ’90s
Sam WattSam Watt (5)

Sam Watt is from Glasgow, where he once upon a time studied philosophy. He is now based in Berlin, where he has been involved in various so...

End of the United Kingdom
Shai GinsburgShai Ginsburg (5)

Shai Ginsburg teaches Israeli Cultural Studies at Duke University. He works on modern Jewish politics and ideologies ,and publishes on literat...

Internalizing Israeli Violence
Shirin BarghiShirin Barghi (5)

Shirin Barghi is an Iranian journalist, photographer and soon-to-be graduate of New York University. She has more than three years of journa...

Murdoch’s Egypt
Anahita RouzbehAnahita Rouzbeh (5)

Anahita Rouzbeh graduated from Cornell University. Her areas of research are urban collective memories, events and public space with concentra...

Space is the Place
A.M. GittlitzA.M. Gittlitz (4)

A.M. GITTLITZ is a Brooklyn based zinester, freelance journalist, fiction writer, and delivery boy. His work focuses on the topic...

Hungary’s Memorial Wars
Spencer SunshineSpencer Sunshine (4)

Spencer Sunshine lives in Brooklyn and writes about anarchist intellectual history, as well as contemporary far-right and anti-semitic polit...

Punk’s Past Alternate Future
Armen GeorgianArmen Georgian (4)

Armen Georgian's writing springs from his multiple identities; Russian, Armenian, British and European. Born in Moscow, he spent his forma...

From Damascus, With Love
Mel PlantMel Plant (4)

Mel Plant is a student of Arabic and Turkish at SOAS, University of London. She is also editor-in-chief of The SOAS Spirit. Her research inter...

Diyarbakır is Burning
Robert PalmerRobert Palmer (4)

Robert Palmer was killed in the Battle of Um el Hannah, in 1916, at the age of 27. Letters from Mesopotamia, a collection of his correspond...

Fighting Through Iraq
Alessandria MasiAlessandria Masi (4)

Alessandria is the managing editor of Syria Deeply. She is a native of Montreal, Canada and lives in Beirut.

Why Syria and the US Clashed for Control East of the Euphrates
Kim BodeKim Bode (4)

Kim Bode is the community editor of Syria Deeply and Refugees Deeply, working at the intersection of strategy, editorial and product. Born...

Collecting Evidence of War Crimes in Syria
Arthur NeslenArthur Neslen (4)

Arthur Neslen is the author of In your eyes a sandstorm (University of California Press, 2011) and Occupied Minds (Pluto, 2006.) He has worked...

Black, Proud and Palestinian
David WatsonDavid Watson (3)

David was born in Yorkshire to a Scottish mother and a Geordie father. At the age of seven, his family moved to London, where he now li...

All-Consuming Predators
Witold PileckiWitold Pilecki (3)

Witold Pilecki was the founder of the Secret Polish Army (Tajna Armia Polska) resistance group in German-occupied Poland. He is the autho...

To the Crematorium
Zenab BintifadaZenab Bintifada (3)

Zenab Bintifada is a British-Pakistani writer and activist.

Killing Fields
Ida Laura PfeifferIda Laura Pfeiffer (3)

Ida Laura Pfeiffer (14 October 1797, Vienna – 27 October 1858, Vienna), was an Austrian traveler and travel book author. She was one of...

Voyage to Palestine
Ahmad ZazaAhmad Zaza (3)

Ahmad Zaza is a Syrian journalist based in Istanbul.

Escaping Europe: Why Some Syrian Refugees Have Chosen to Leave
Behzad YaghmaianBehzad Yaghmaian (3)

Behzad Yaghmaian is a professor of political economy at Ramapo College of New Jersey. His books include Embracing the Infidel: Stories of Mu...

Life After the Jungle, the Route That Will Not Close
Sarmad Al JilaneSarmad Al Jilane (3)

Sarmad is a founding member of the activist-run Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently media outlet. He left RBSS in early 2017 and joined Sound...

Unlearning ISIS: The Battle to Reclaim Hearts and Minds
Helen CampbellHelen Campbell (3)

Helen Campbell (born Helen Stuart; July 5, 1839 – July 22, 1918) was a social reformer and pioneer in the field of home economics. She w...

Matter is God
Xaven TanerXaven Taner (3)

Xaven Taner is chap in his early 30s living in West London. Contact him at xaventaner@hotmail.com.

Bureaucracy and the Secrets of Hierarchy
Nauman NaqviNauman Naqvi (3)

Nauman Naqvi has a PhD in anthropology from Columbia University, and is an Assistant Professor in the founding faculty of the Habib Univer...

A Muslim Meditation on Violence
Vance GallowayVance Galloway (3)

Vance Galloway is a media technician and musician based in Seattle, Washington. From running live sound for seminal clubs such as DC's 9:30 ...

Hungarian Mettle
Tate WilliamsTate Williams (3)

Tate Williams is a freelance writer, editor and nonprofit fundraiser. After growing up in the suburbs of Phoenix, he attended the Universit...

Brick on a String
Lewis R. FreemanLewis R. Freeman (2)

Lewis Ransome Freeman (1878- 1960) was an American explorer, journalist and war correspondent who wrote over twenty books chronicling his ...

All in the Family
DadabaseDadabase (2)

Dadabase is the pseudonym of a well-respected political analyst, whose work has appeared everywhere.

Fascism, Folk-Woke Activists & The Question of #noplatforming and Leftist Disunity
John L. SpivakJohn L. Spivak (2)

John Louis Spivak (June 13, 1897 – September 30, 1981) was an American socialist and later communist reporter and author, who wrote about...

Nazi America
Eline GordtsEline Gordts (2)

Eline Gordts is News Deeply's Community Editor. She's on Twitter at @elinegordts.

What Cities Have Learned on the Front Lines of Refugee Response
Cristina RocaCristina Roca (2)

Cristina Roca is a freelance journalist based in Barcelona. Her work has appeared in Maclean’s, the National Post and other publications. Sh...

How the Syrian War Changed How War Crimes Are Documented
Jacob Gould SchurmanJacob Gould Schurman (2)

Jacob Gould Schurman (May 22, 1854 – August 12, 1942) was a Canadian-born educator and diplomat, who served as President of Cornell Univer...

The Future of the Balkans
Nour SamahaNour Samaha (2)

Nour Samaha is a freelance journalist based in Beirut. She has been covering the region for over a decade, and has reported from Lebanon, Sy...

Elites, War Profiteers Take Aim at Syria’s Economic Future
Mark SussmanMark Sussman (2)

Mark Sussman is a writer and a doctoral candidate in English at the CUNY Graduate Center. He teaches American literature at Hunter College...

Looking for Judith Butler
Alexandra BradfordAlexandra Bradford (2)

Alexandra Bradford covers war, conflicts and humanitarian issues in the Middle East for English print. Follow her work at alexandrabradford...

Looking for Democracy in Idlib: Diary Entry
Paul BuhlePaul Buhle (2)

Paul Buhle’s latest books are comics: Bohemians and Abraham Lincoln for Beginners (January, 2015). He admits to having been Labor/M...

The War of Poetry
Iraq Study GroupIraq Study Group (2)

The Iraq Study group was a ten-person bipartisan panel appointed on March 15, 2006, by the United States Congress, that was charged with asses...

Some Alternative Courses in Iraq
Anne Elizabeth MooreAnne Elizabeth Moore (2)

Anne Elizabeth Moore is a Fulbright scholar, artist, and the author of Unmarketable (New Press 2007) and Cambodian Grrrl: Self-Publishing in P...

Holiday in Cambodia
Dada SchlingDada Schling (2)

Dada Schling is a Queer activist, born and bred in East London to Jewish-Czech immigrants. She combines her nursing with a wide rang...

Unacceptably Free
London Palestine ActionLondon Palestine Action (2)

London Palestine Action is a network of people in London taking creative action against the Israeli military occupation, through direct act...

Subvertising the Occupation
Herbert StrangHerbert Strang (2)

Herbert Strang was the pseudonym of two English authors, George Herbert Ely (1866–1958) and Charles James L'Estrange (1867–1947). ...

Under the Boot of Britain
Brock CraftBrock Craft (2)

Brock is a teacher, tinkerer, and ex-phone phreak, based in London - though he is originally genuine Texas white trash. Now he brings home...

Rupert Murdoch Was Here
Richard AndersonRichard Anderson (2)

Richard Anderson is a “user/customer experience” practice, management, and organizational strategy consultant, teacher, commentator,...

The Social in Media
Mark Hahn and Kim NicoliniMark Hahn and Kim Nicolini (2)

Mark Hahn studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the College of Creative Studies in Detroit. Currently a resident of Tuc...

Elvis and the Barstool Blues
Byron DielByron Diel (2)

Byron H. Diel is the percussionist of Respectable Citizen. A paramedic at American Ambulance, he is currently studying chemistry at Fresno ...

Post-Techno Improv, Part 2
Ari Paul and Michael BrooksAri Paul and Michael Brooks (2)

Michael Brooks is a contributor and producer on the Majority Report, host of INTERSECTION on Aslan Media and his writing has appeared in...

We Are All Hypocrites
Rio GoldhammerRio Goldhammer (2)

Rio Goldhammer was born in London, England, and grew up in Yorkshire. He is a musician best known as the singer for Bradford post-punk band 1...

Hannah Arendt Was Here
Holly DagresHolly Dagres (2)

Holly Dagres is an Iranian American analyst and commentator on Middle East affairs. Currently living in Egypt, she is the assistant editor at...

Iranian American Self-Hatred
Jason FesselJason Fessel (2)

Jason Fessel is a San Francisco-based musician and writer.

Monsters Are Real
Doug GreeneDoug Greene (2)

Doug Greene is an independent historian living in the greater Boston area. He is the author of Specters of Communism, on the French commu...

Devotion and Resistance
Arun GuptaArun Gupta (2)

Arun Gupta is a founding editor of the Indypendent magazine and was a founding editor of the Occupy Wall Street Journal. He has been publi...

How to Flood Wall Street
Steven MichelsSteven Michels (2)

Steven Michels is associate professor of political science at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT and the author of The Case aga...

Dead and Buried
Mark LeVineMark LeVine (2)

Mark LeVine is a professor of modern Middle Eastern history at the University of California at Irvine, is a distinguished visiting professo...

Israel and Philosophy, Part II
MarahMarah (2)

Marah (a pen name) is a teenage girl who lived in one of Syria's besieged neighborhoods before fleeing the country in 2016. She now live...

My Life Outside Syria: Diary Entry 73
Sir John William KayeSir John William Kaye (1)

The son of Charles Kaye, a solicitor, he was educated at Eton College and at the Royal Military College, Addiscombe. From 1832 to 1841 he wa...

Prisoners of the Afghans
Elise BakerElise Baker (1)

Elise Baker is a researcher at Physicians for Human Rights and leads the Syria mapping project, which documents attacks on medical facilities...

Let’s Not Pretend Scenes of Horror in Eastern Aleppo Are ‘Unexpected’
Deborah Harris-MooreDeborah Harris-Moore (1)

Deborah-Harris Moore teaches in the writing program at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her 2014 book Media and the Rhetoric of ...

Love Through a Net
Charlotte AlfredCharlotte Alfred (1)

Charlotte Alfred is managing editor of Refugees Deeply. Previously, she was a reporter for The Huffington Post focused on Africa, wo...

The Refugee Crisis in 2016
Elena CavalloneElena Cavallone (1)

Elena Cavallone is a freelance producer and media consultant at Euronews, based in Brussels.

One Island, Many Hopes
Hiba DlewatiHiba Dlewati (1)

Hiba Dlewati is a print and multimedia journalist from Damascus, Syria and the assistant managing editor of Syria Deeply. Born in Michigan...

Afrin: Kurdish Town Isolated by Siege, Geography
Hiba Dlewati and Nawar OliverHiba Dlewati and Nawar Oliver (1)

Hiba Dlewati is a print and multimedia journalist from Damascus, Syria and the assistant managing editor of Syria Deeply. Born in Michigan...

‘An Invitation to Kill’: Proxies, Foreign Powers in Syria Endanger Civilians
Jason Flores-WilliamsJason Flores-Williams (1)

Jason Flores-Williams, attorney and author, runs his own legal practice doing landmark constitutional litigation while representing polit...

A New Bill of Rights
Abdulrahman al-MasriAbdulrahman al-Masri (1)

Abdulrahman al-Masri is a Syrian journalist and analyst who focuses on Middle East politics and security and foreign policy. He is also a fe...

The Fifth Corps and the State of the Syrian Army
Gary MoskowitzGary Moskowitz (1)

Gary Moskowitz blogs about music and other bits of culture for the New York Times and Intelligent Life, and has written for TIME Magazine and...

Afrocosmopolitan
Henry W. NevinsonHenry W. Nevinson (1)

Henry Wood Nevinson was a British war correspondent during the Second Boer War and World War I, a campaigning journalist exposing slaver...

Before the Law
Apostolis FotiadisApostolis Fotiadis (1)

Apostolis Fotiadis is a journalist and writer focused on issues related to ethnic conflict, human rights, population movements and politics of...

E.U. Border Agency Still Unaccountable on Refugees’ Rights
Mohamad BazziMohamad Bazzi (1)

Mohamad Bazzi is a journalism professor at New York University and former Middle East bureau chief at Newsday. He is writing a book on the p...

Analysis: ISIS’ Ramadan Campaign of Terror
Tom RollinsTom Rollins (1)

Tom Rollins is a Cairo-based freelance journalist. His work has been published by the Independent, New Statesman, Vice, Mada Masr, Dazed &...

Why Khan Eshieh Palestinian Camp Could Be the Next Yarmouk
Federica MarsiFederica Marsi (1)

Federica Marsi is a journalism graduate from City University of London. Before moving to Beirut, she reported from Tunisia and the Occu...

Male Refugees in Lebanon Face Abuse and Neglect Alone
Yumna al-Dimashqi and Hiba DlewatiYumna al-Dimashqi and Hiba Dlewati (1)

Youmna al-Dimashqi is a Syria Deeply contributor. Hiba Dlewati is the Deputy Managing Editor for Syria Deeply.

Aid Delivery Delays to Madaya Worsen Infectious Diseases, Malnutrition
Louis FrankenthalerLouis Frankenthaler (1)

Louis Frankenthaler moved to Israel in 1995 and lives, with his family, in West Jerusalem. He is a doctoral student, doing research on young...

Kosher and Treif
Rami AboudRami Aboud (1)

Rami Aboud is a Syrian researcher and Journalist. His research focuses on the role of narratives in armed conflicts, divided urban spaces...

Aleppo’s Healthcare in Critical Condition
Friedrich EngelsFriedrich Engels (1)

Friedrich Engels was a German philosopher, social scientist, journalist and businessman. He is considered to be the co-founder of Marxist the...

Communist-Occupied London
Jalal Zein al-DeenJalal Zein al-Deen (1)

Jalal Zein al-Deen is an independent Syrian journalist with a focus on the area of al-Raqqa.

Analysis: How Syrian Men Changed Under Militant Rule
IrakowzeIrakowze (1)

Irakowze is a fashion stylist living in Kampala, Uganda. He is seeking international protection and resettlement because of constant attacks...

Open Letter: ‘Resettlement, My Only Option to Live as a Gay Man’
Salil ShettySalil Shetty (1)

Salil Shetty is secretary-general of Amnesty International.

Amnesty: ‘Time for Change’ on Refugees
Johan M. SnoekJohan M. Snoek (1)

Johan M. Snoek was a Dutch journalist active in the struggle against Hitler and anti-Semitism. His books include The Grey Book (1970) and Jo...

German History for an American President
Robert SchremRobert Schrem (1)

Robert Schrem designs new products and services for established global firms, as well as small, highly innovative companies, for...

Data and Democracy
Mike ColeMike Cole (1)

Mike Cole is Professor in Education at the University of East London and author of New Development in Critical Race Theory in Educat...

Localizing Trump
Dub I.D.Dub I.D. (1)

Tomas Palermo is a DJ, producer, writer and music consultant based in San Francisco, California. He co-founded Voltage Music in 2000 with X...

This is Voltage Music
Loubna Mrie and Ahmad ZazaLoubna Mrie and Ahmad Zaza (1)

Loubna Mrie is a Syrian activist and photojournalist. She is currently based in New York City, where she is a researcher on Syrian and Mi...

‘Almost as Bad as the Regime’: Inside Syria’s Rebel-Run Prisons
Quincy LeeQuincy Lee (1)

Quincy Lee is an adventurous traveller and freelance writer. Specializing in science communication, he uses narratives to explain the phys...

Learning at Lago Preto
Arwa al-BashaArwa al-Basha (1)

Arwa al-Basha is a freelance Syrian journalist.

A Mother’s Loss in the Coalition’s Battle for Raqqa
Philippe NicolasPhilippe Nicolas (1)

Philippe Nicolas is a visual designer and creative director. Based in Nantes, his clients include the New York Times, FIFA, UEFA, Ag...

The Trouble With It
Sky NicoliniSky Nicolini (1)

Sky Nicolini is a student at the University of Arizona.

Overcoming Our (Un)Historical Moment
Lizzie PorterLizzie Porter (1)

Lizzie Porter is a Beirut-based freelance journalist, with a focus on Syria and Lebanon. She has special interests in displaced populati...

Unified Rebel Army Is Too Little, Too Late
Anchal VohraAnchal Vohra (1)

Anchal Vohra is a journalist based in Beirut and writes on the Middle East and Europe. In the past, she covered South Asia for more than a dec...

The Case for Italy’s Complicity in Libya Push-Backs
Housen Akoush and Nawar OliverHousen Akoush and Nawar Oliver (1)

Housen Akoush is a Syrian journalist. Nawar Oliver is a military researcher and a military mapper and analyst at Omran Center, a think tank b...

Analysis: The Battlefield in Syria’s Southernmost City, Daraa
Neil HauerNeil Hauer (1)

Neil Hauer is an independent analyst focused on Syria, Russia, and the Caucasus. Based in Tbilisi, Georgia, he served as senior intellig...

A War Within a War: Chechnya’s Expanding Role in Syria
Sarah Najm AldeenSarah Najm Aldeen (1)
In Homs, Assad Accused of Using Military for Urban Planning Scheme
Samer Bouidani and Luna SafwanSamer Bouidani and Luna Safwan (1)

Samer is a freelance photographer working in Eastern Ghouta since 2014 with the Nurphoto agency. He also works on reporting detainees issues. ...

Life Under Siege: How People Struggle to Survive in Eastern Ghouta
John BergerJohn Berger (1)

John Peter Berger (5 November 1926 – 2 January 2017) was an English art critic, novelist, painter and poet. His novel G. won the 1972 Bo...

The Nature of Mass Demonstrations
Flor DiddenFlor Didden (1)

Flor Didden is the migration policy officer at 11.11.11 Coalition of the Flemish North-South movement.

What Belgium’s Migrant Torture Crisis Tells Us About Europe
Omer OzkizilcikOmer Ozkizilcik (1)

Ömer Özkizilcik is an analyst working with the Middle East Foundation think tank in Ankara. He is also an editor for the Suriye Gündemi ...

Why Turkey Wants a ‘Secure Zone’ in Afrin
Ilaria SesanaIlaria Sesana (1)

Ilaria Sesana is an Italian freelance journalist who specializes in migration stories. She can be found on Twitter @ilariasesana.

Italy’s Smuggling Prosecutions Ruin Lives While Real Criminals Go Free
Benoit PioulardBenoit Pioulard (1)

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