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Friday, July 3 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Syrian Revolution: Solidarity in a time of tragedy

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Activists from the Global Campaign of Solidarity with the Syrian Revolution and the Revolutionary Left Current (Syria) will be video conferencing from Turkey, Switzerland, and Spain to discuss the many reasons that make organizing in solidarity with the Syrian Revolution challenging but possible. They will examine the politics of the US and International Left towards the Syrian Revolution, and argue that the Left should take a clear stance in support of the Syrian Revolution and against imperialism, dictatorship, and the jihadist groups who have been undermining the activists on the ground. They will also talk about the grassroots organizing and the different groups that are currently operating in the face of a vicious counter-revolution—from the Assad regime and its allies on one hand, and the reactionary forces (like ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra) on the other -- and in the context of an increasingly complex intervention by foreign powers.

Speakers
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Joseph Daher

Joseph Daher is a member of the Revolutionary Left Current in Syria. He is a writer and editor of the widely read Syria Freedom Forever blog (syriafreedomforever.wordpress.com) which is dedicated to the struggle of the Syrian people in their uprising to overthrow the Assad authoritarian regime and to build a new Democratic, Secular, Socialist, Anti imperialist and Pro-Resistance Syria.
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Yusef Khalil

Yusef Khalil is a socialist activist based in New York. He is is a member of the International Socialist Organization and co-founder of the Global Campaign of Solidarity with the Syrian Revolution.
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Elisa Marvena

Elisa Marvena is a psychologist and educator specializing in the mental health of refugees, immigrants and minorities. Elisa is an activist with Solidaridad Global con la Revolucion Siria in Barcelona.
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Yasser Munif

Yasser Munif is a professor of sociology at Emerson College where he teaches courses on nationalism, political economy, Middle Eastern politics, and social movements. He is co-founder of the Global Campaign of Solidarity with the Syrian Revolution which aims to shed light on the minutiae of resistance and everyday struggle. He is currently in Turkey and has frequently visited the liberated areas of northern Syria where he was conducting... Read More →


Friday July 3, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Grant Park C

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