Category Archives: Alisar’s notes and aerticles

Bearing witness: The destruction of Homs, the third largest city in Syria. The mosque of Khalid Ibn Al Walid is under attack

Khalid Ibn Al Walid Mosque, the beating heart of Homs The Syrian regime has been systematically, ruthlessly, methodically erasing Homs and its rebelling inhabitants since the onslaught on Baba Amr in the spring of 1912. The  devastation of Baba Amr, … Continue reading

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Help Syria now. Tomorrow it may be too late: open letter to the intellectuals and opinion makers in the West

This article by the dissident writer Yassin Al Haj Saleh was first published  in Arabic, then was translated into French (see my last post but one), Spanish and English, appearing successively in several Arab newspapers, Le Monde, El Mundo and the Guardian. … Continue reading

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My Art of Ruins: an issue of copyright and intellectual and artistic honesty

On the 6th of August I posted my Video Cities of Smoke to You Tube :http://youtu.be/23WlnF3S4Ko. In this video, I used techniques I have used and developed before in my digital art, and because the video was meant to arouse … Continue reading

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If you are a maker

  All that destroys life and innocence is my enemy.  All that unmakes, all that reduces into nothingness or annihilates and obliterates, is my foe and my slayer.  All that negates existence or smothers the life forces of man and … Continue reading

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The Syrian people are crying in the wilderness

الشعب السوري يصرخ في البراري احيانا يخيل الي اننا سنحتاج الى محاكم محلية ودولية تمتد بين السماء والارض ومن الآن الى الابد لكي نحاكم من اجرموا بحق الشعب السوري وبحق اطفاله الابرياء. دماء هابيل تسيل انهارا وتزخم الوديان بل تسيل … Continue reading

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Bearing witness: The destruction of the Old City of Aleppo, the second oldest city in the world, Part three

All 4 parts of the documentation of the destruction of Ancient Aleppo will be updated to include more damage to heritage as it occurs. Coming to Part Three of my documentation of the destruction of the Old city of Aleppo and its … Continue reading

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Rise rise you pitiful ruins, rise and let there be life

Consumed, burnt, devastated and desecrated, will you rise again Syria? Will you raise your torn mutilated ruins as the Syrian phoenix rises and beckons. Soon Christ will be risen, will you also rise and look at his beautiful face of compassion. Rise, … Continue reading

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The Second Anniversary of the Syrian Revolution

ايتها السيدة في ربيعها الثاني تنحني الثورة لك وتعانق أرضك وأولادك يا سوريا On the second anniversary of the Revolution, on its second spring, I am uttering a prayer in the image above, for Syria to remain sovereign and integral. … Continue reading

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On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, the Syrian Revolution dedicates this Friday to the Syrian Women of the Revolution

Copied from Facebook We all hope that the Syrian Revolution will open a new chapter in the struggle of the women in the Arab world for emancipation and freedom, ushering in the beginning of the age of women, an age … Continue reading

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The Spring and the earth that was, the spring of fire and devastation that is

As the spring approaches and the countryside, the Ghouta, around Damascus, where I come from, wakes up to destruction and devastation and trembles  to the clamor and uproar of the bombing, the shelling and the scud missiles, I yearn for … Continue reading

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