"Perspectives on Syria" Blog Series

SOS & STAND Partnership

This blog series is a joint project between STAND and Students Organize for Syria (SOS). This is the first project of many to come between our organizations as this generation of students becomes more acutely aware of both the injustices being perpetrated in Syria and of our obligation to rectify those injustices to the utmost of our ability as global citizens.

If you would like to add your voice to our “Perspectives on Syria” blog series, please write to Luke at lkubacki@standnow.org with your idea and we will add you to the schedule. We are looking for blog posts between 300-500 words.

 

 

No One Can Thrive on #Just825

No One Can Thrive on #Just825

Visiting a Syrian family, the food is endless. Stuffed peppers and hummus drizzled with olive oil are followed by plates laden down with roast lamb and rice, and delicious sweets like halawat al jibin, rice pudding or baklawa. Syrian culture is all about hospitality and…

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Refugee Crisis

Refugee Crisis

The Syrian refugee crisis is reaching historic highs. According to the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, there are currently 3,102,334 refugees registered in surrounding countries and North Africa, with an additional 145,028 awaiting registration. This makes Syrians the largest refugee population under UNHCR care and…

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Exploring the Historical Trend of Artist Oppression

Exploring the Historical Trend of Artist Oppression

In August of 2011, the civilian death toll in Syria had just surpassed 2,000. Today, that toll is reaching 200,000 and the conflict is being pushed further and further into the periphery of media attention. It makes sense then that one victim, one news item…

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Counting the Dead

Counting the Dead

The framing and representation of death in the Syrian war in the mainstream media plays a critical role in shaping our collective responses to the crisis. Media coverage of the present conflict in Syria and Iraq revolves around an obsession with numbers. Since 2011, the…

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“Perspectives on Syria” Blog Series Introduction

“Perspectives on Syria” Blog Series Introduction

Over the past couple months, attention has turned to Syria, Iraq, and Turkey as the United States carried out bombing campaigns against the infamous extremist group, the Islamic State (IS), in an effort to confront the global threat. In Syria, where bombings and destruction have…

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