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(Photo: Ziad Homsi | Douma, Syria 2012)

General Sources of the Syrian Revolution:

+ An interactive map of non-violence resistance in the Syrian Revolution (includes descriptions of each organizing group): http://www.alharak.org/nonviolence_map/en/#

+ Stories from Syrian Refugees: http://data.unhcr.org/syrianrefugees/syria.php

+ Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: http://syriahr.com/en/

+ An online collective of writers, intellectuals, and researchers of the Syrian Revolution:  http://therepublicgs.net/tag/translations/

+ Violations Documentation Center in Syria: https://www.vdc-sy.info/index.php/en/

+ A blog constantly updated with the latest videos, reports, and photos from Syria: http://www.therevoltingsyrian.com/

+ A blog by an underground Syrian activist (includes insight, reports, statements, photos, and more): http://razanghazzawi.org/about/

+  A blog by an Arab Anarchist writer (pieces include information regarding sectarianism, proxy wars in Syria, interventions, FSA brigade interviews, and more): www.darthnader.net

+ English blogger and investigator of the Syrian conflict: http://brown-moses.blogspot.com/ (Proof: regime use of chemical weapons: http://brown-moses.blogspot.com/2013/09/who-was-responsible-for-august-21st.html)

+ A blog by a Palestinian anarchist and activist (pieces regarding Palestine, Syria, human rights, Islamists, and more): http://budourhassan.wordpress.com/

+ Details and information about the Yarmouk Refugee Camp campaign, “Breaking the Silence,” and other translated pieces regarding Palestinian martyrs in Syria, etc.: http://saqet.wordpress.com/

+ Palestinian Camps News Network (ar): https://www.facebook.com/syriancamps (for english: search Facebook for: Palestinian Camps Network News Union)

+  A Syrian-run blog including the Revolutionary Left of Syria, political programs, photos, videos, anthems, and statements:  http://syriafreedomforever.wordpress.com/

+ Revolutionary Left Current in Syria: Establishment of the “People’s Liberation Faction” to commemorate the third anniversary of the Syrian Revolution: http://syriafreedomforever.wordpress.com/2014/03/17/revolutionary-left-current-in-syria-establishment-of-the-peoples-liberation-faction-to-commemorate-the-third-anniversary-of-the-syrian-revolution/

+ A blog by a Syrian anarchist (topics include popular struggles, human rights, and social justice from an anti-authoritarian perspective): http://leilashrooms.wordpress.com/

+ Syria Untold: http://www.syriauntold.com/en

+ Syria Infographics: https://www.facebook.com/SyriaGraphic?ref=stream

+ Local Coordination Committees of Syria(includes statements, reports, and relief work): http://www.lccsyria.org/en/

+ Three years of revolt in Syria: http://www.newsocialist.org/744-three-years-of-revolt-in-syria

+ Revolts in Syria: Tracking the Convergence Between Authoritarianism and Neoliberalism: http://sanhati.com/excerpted/4249/

Articles and Interviews:

+ The Conscience of Syria: An Interview with Yassin Al-Haj Saleh, a Syrian activist, writer, and intellectual: http://www.bostonreview.net/world/postel-hashemi-interview-syrian-activist-intellectual-yassin-al-haj-saleh

+ A translated Interview with Dr. Sadiq Jalal Al-Azm: The Syrian Revolution and the Role of the Intellectual: http://therepublicgs.net/2013/04/27/interview-with-dr-sadiq/

+ The Syrian Revolution is not dead: http://syriafreedomforever.wordpress.com/2014/03/15/the-syrian-revolution-is-not-dead/

+ Syria: What is a Proxy War?: http://darthnader.net/2013/04/13/what-is-a-proxy-war/

+ Ordeal of a Dying Child Captures the Tragedy of Syria: http://time.com/23535/ordeal-of-a-dying-child-captures-the-tragedy-of-syria/

+ Palestinians Tortured to Death in Syrian Prisons: https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/middle-east/10331-palestinians-tortured-to-death-in-syrian-prisons

+ Syrian Anarchist Challenges the Rebel/Regime Binary View of Resistance: http://truth-out.org/news/item/18617-syrian-anarchist-challenges-the-rebel-regime-binary-view-of-resistance

+ Syrian Kurds: Out of Nowhere to Where?: http://www.turkishreview.org/newsDetail_getNewsById.action?sectionId=381&newsId=223532

+ Syria’s Nakba: http://www.bradleysecker.com/syrian-nakba

+ “Dear World,” Syrian Refugees: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/16/syria-refguee-photos_n_4101430.html

+ CNN | Revolutionary detainees tortured to death (11,000 victims): http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/20/world/syria-torture-photos-amanpour/

+ Syrian villagers drive out Islamic State militants: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-28622809

+ Syrian Defector: Assad Poised to Torture and Murder 150,000: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/07/31/syrian-defector-assad-poised-to-torture-and-murder-150-000-more.html#sthash.eTv0YOhK.dpuf

+ Rojava: A struggle against borders and for autonomy: http://roarmag.org/2014/07/kurdistan-rojova-syria-autonomy/

+ While Syria Burns: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/donna-mckay/while-syria-burns_b_5595992.html

+ Losing the Lonely War: Suicide in Syria: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/07/08/losing_the_lonely_war_syria_suicide

+ Palestinians and the Assad Regime: For History and Generations to Know: https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/articles/middle-east/12640-palestinians-and-the-assad-regime-for-history-and-generations-to-know

+ Author Khaled Khalifa: “Revolutions Can’t Be Reversed”: http://www.jadaliyya.com/pages/index/18435/khaled-khalifa_revolutions-cant-be-reversed?fb_action_ids=609410532491496

+ On the Issue of Palestinian Support for the Assad Regime: http://beyondcompromise.com/2013/04/28/on-the-issue-of-palestinian-support-for-the-assad-regime/

+ Ex-Syrian footballl players form opposition team in exile: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/soccer/2014/06/20/ex-syrian-players-form-opposition-team-in-exile/11110557/

+ Syrian children paint a brighter future: http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/gallery/2014/jun/20/in-pictures-syrian-children-paint-a-brighter-future

+ Syrian refugees drown off of the Greek coast: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2199182/Syrian-refugee-boat-horror-58-migrants-die-smugglers-vessel-sinks-Turkish-coast.html (2012), http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/18/syrian-migrants-drown-greece (2014), http://www.unhcr.org/533eaad86.html (2014)

+ Migrants from Libya and Syria risk their lives in jam-packed boats to get to Italy: http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/migrants-from-libya-and-syria-risk-their-lives-in-jampacked-boats-to-get-to-italy/story-fnixwvgh-1226959092476 (2014)

+ “Take you portion”: A victim speaks out about rape in Syria: http://m.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/06/take-your-portion-a-victim-speaks-out-about-rape-in-syria/276979/

+ Raqqa: Slaughtered in Silence: http://www.syriauntold.com/en/story/2014/06/16/9773

+ Portraits: The Syrian boy who stopped growing: http://tracks.unhcr.org/2014/05/the-boy-who-stopped-growing/

+ Portraits: Bilal, Hiding in Plain Sight: http://tracks.unhcr.org/2013/09/hiding-in-plain-sight/

+ Conversations: The Woman Caring for Damascus Orphans: http://www.syriadeeply.org/articles/2014/05/5409/conversations-woman-caring-damascus-orphans/

+ Will there ever be justice for Syria’s rape survivors?: http://www.thenation.com/article/179843/will-there-ever-be-justice-syrias-rape-survivors

+ Deformed babies born in Ghouta after Assad and his forces launched a gas attack: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/10831062/Deformed-babies-born-in-Syria-after-Ghouta-gas-attack.html

+ 9 Palestinians tortured to death in regime prisons in 48 hours: http://beyondcompromise.com/2014/05/01/9-palestinians-tortured-to-death-in-regime-prisons-in-48-hours/

+ On the Syrian Revolution and the Kurdish Issue – an interview with Syrian-Kurdish activist and journalist Shiar Nayo: http://syriafreedomforever.wordpress.com/2014/04/07/on-the-syrian-revolution-and-the-kurdish-issue-an-interview-with-syrian-kurdish-activist-and-journalist-shiar-nayo/

+ Lebanon marks ‘devastating’ milestone with millionth refugee: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/03/us-syria-crisis-refugees-idUSBREA320T520140403

+ Assad’s use of ‘barrel bombs’ in Syria is said to escalate despite U.N. ban: http://www.latimes.com/world/middleeast/la-fg-syria-barrel-bombs-20140730-story.html

+ A Lebanese teen rapes, kills a Syrian refugee child before throwing him in a garbage dumpster: http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/134038-teen-rapes-kills-child-before-throwing-body-in-garbage-dumpster

+ The Assad regime’s war on doctors: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/05/14/this-map-shows-the-syrian-regimes-war-on-doctors/

+ A general strike in the revolutionary town of Menbij challenges ISIS militants: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2014/May-19/256939-general-strike-challenges-isis-in-aleppo-town.ashx#axzz327gHhAR1

+ UN documents expose Assad’s stravation campaign in Syria: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/04/17/exclusive_new_un_documents_expose_assads_starvation_campaign_in_syria

+ Alternative Left perspectives on Syria: http://pulsemedia.org/2014/04/13/alternative-left-perspectives-on-syria/

+ In Lebanon, Syrian refugee children find safety from war but new dangers on the streets: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/in-lebanon-syrian-refugee-children-find-safety-from-war-but-new-dangers-on-the-streets/2014/04/03/3947194b-3e7e-4426-8203-a0e5fa9c1e5a_story.html

+ HRW: Syria: Defying Security Council on Aid Access: http://www.hrw.org/news/2014/03/28/syria-defying-security-council-aid-access

+ HRW: Air attacks terrorize Aleppo: http://www.hrw.org/news/2014/03/24/syria-unlawful-air-attacks-terrorize-aleppo

+ Syrian revolutionaries fighting against jihadists and ISIS: http://www.vice.com/print/syrias-revolution-is-fighting-back-against-isis-and-foreign-jihadis

+ A ‘revolution within the revolution’: The battle against ISIS: http://tahriricn.wordpress.com/2014/01/07/syria-the-battle-against-isis/

+ The Free Syrian Army (FSA) and the Kurdish Peple’s Protection Units (YPG) find a common enemy in ISIS: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/03/syria-kurds-pyd-ypg-isis-rebels-kobani-afrin.html

 + The Syrian Shabiha (Thugs) and their State: Statehood and Participation: http://lb.boell.org/en/2014/03/03/syrian-shabiha-and-their-state-statehood-participation

+ How Assad helped forge ISIS: http://www.newsweek.com/how-syrias-assad-helped-forge-isis-255631

+ How did the sectarian nightmare come ture in Syria and Iraq?: http://socialistworker.co.uk/art/38822/How+did+the+sectarian+nightmare+come+true+in+Syria+and+Iraq%3F

+ Assad has never fought ISIS before: http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2014/08/22/should-the-us-work-with-assad-to-fight-isis/assad-has-never-fought-isis-before

+ Syria: The Other Threat – Polio: http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2014/aug/12/syria-threat-polio/

+ The Anti-Imperialism of Fools: https://muqawameh.wordpress.com/2014/08/26/the-anti-imperialism-of-fools/

+ Revolts in Syria: Regime Neoliberalism, Fundamental Changes, Decolinial Arab Revolution, and Syria’s Revolt: http://zcomm.org/zmagazine/revolts-in-syria-by-omar-s-dahl/

Videos and Channels: 

+ Rare video evidence of Torture in Syrian Hospitals: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/foreign-affairs-defense/syria-undercover/rare-video-evidence-of-torture-in-syrian-hospitals/

+ Compilation of Assad bombardment and shelling in Daraya, Syria (Chapter 1: Explosions, Chapter 2: Civilians): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYnxbjyxFtY

+ Rescuing a young child from underneath the rubble: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKmw6xT2WjU

+ Nayef, a child from Aleppo, speaks about his martyred family members after a SCUD missile landed in his neighborhood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xHu_sOduo8

+ Graphic video of Regime forces beating and torturing dissenters: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFwVsGeC4wE (“This is for the freedom you want!”)

+ Regime forces stomp over peaceful protestors in Bayda Village, Banias: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlglKrvjjeU

+ BBC Report on the Yarmouk Camp siege: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-26330014

+ Palestinian Refugees from Syria speak out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUiEVZZn7rI

+ Assad forces drop chlorine bombs on residents of Hama, 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIAlfjqdRXk

+ After a government airstrike in Aleppo and 16 hours of digging, the Syrian Civil Defense rescues a 2 month old infant, 2014: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XGgZmsKZAg

+ Shelling Kafranbel, Idlib on first day of Ramadan, 2014: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdSeyvM7pRw

+ The Left Forum: A Different View of Syria – The Struggle by Yasser Munif: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYlGYT3Cr1E

+ Video: 200 Syrian refugees drown off of Maltese coast: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/horror-video-shows-moment-200-2483469

+ Dozens of people were killed yesterday after Assad forces dropped 2 barrel bombs (only minutes apart) in al-Sukary Neighborhood, Aleppo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMyjf8YeET4

+ Kurdish authorities arrested Iranian militants who carried sacks of poisonous scorpions they intended to throw in a Syrian refugee camp in Northern Iraq: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=375004139282176

+ UNCHR: Syrian refugee children and their passion for football: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10153002950558438

+ Lebanon: One Million Syrian Refugees: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4P_r4hG_Qk&sns=fb

+ English, Russian, Spanish, French, Kurdish, German: http://www.youtube.com/user/freeSyrianTranslator

+ English: http://www.youtube.com/user/ANAChannelEng/

+ English: http://www.youtube.com/user/SyrianZero

A Small Sample of Peaceful Demonstrations:

+ Protest Compilation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOSBQL8MyV0

+ Rastan Massacre 2012: Regime forces shell a peaceful protest: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vj0OZnfFOWQ

+ Assad soldiers torture and drag a man in the nude in the streets of Aleppo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56HmJSbqID4

+ The voices of Syrian children in the Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan (which is now considered the 4th largest city). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rimcWreqrVg

+ “I am a human being, not an animal.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84LDUEPZzQM

+ Assad army soldiers shoot at unarmed protesters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDeJ_lOXyec

+ Assad army soldiers open fire on unarmed protesters in Mezzeh, Damascus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHHCLAmzV2c

+ Assad army soldiers open fire and kill protesters in Dara’a: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKGEdC90n3g

+ Assad soldiers storm a peaceful demonstration in Douma, Damascus, violently beating civilians: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORF0KIv7vUo

+ Aleppo 2013, Regime shells peaceful protest: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-jlw_8UCU8

+ Hama, June 2011: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-QFVL5rDyI

+ Homs, 2011: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWL0FGodY24

+ An all-woman peaceful protest in Banias, Syria 2011: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Szgb2XH08rI

+ Dara’a, 2011: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_5ZZzjYANc

+ Qamishli, 2011: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9MFQ5QcL2k

+ Hama, 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgnUWXqiLPs

+ Hama, 2012: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAumuuMDMT4

+ Hama, 2012: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxfXBz1tsYE

+ Homs, 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yM_otho4Gnw

+ Homs, 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMKJjqiN36Q

+ Idlib, 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7gtWhY0B4M

+ Aleppo, 2013: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBdt2M8lWco

+ Damascus, 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mbyoyj0vXO8

+ Syrian resistance against ISIS in front of the ISIS HQ: https://scontent-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/1003583_225277990994538_1134722556_n.jpg?oh=7f3f771adf01a31bfdde645d570a1b3e&oe=544D914B

+ Ma’arat al-Nouman protest the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (IS) and the Assad regime: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJkWIYbhhFs

+ Aleppo and Idlib protest both IS and the Assad regime: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AodbZEq8bM

Defections and the Creation of Brigades: 

+ AJ: Syrian defectors join protestors: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNxjMpg8uLc

Malnutrition and Starvation:

+ A man who is on the brink of death due to extreme malnutrition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8f7oXdoqKBc 

+ An infant starves to death due to malnutrition, 2012 Houla: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_WgchWPAsQ

+ Children in Modamiyet al-Sham who starved to death: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKmw6xT2WjU

Solidarity: 

+ Global Solidarity with the Syrian Revolution: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Global-Campaign-of-Solidarity-with-the-Syrian-Revolution/

+ Transnational Statement in Solidarity with the Syrian Revolution and against (all) foreign intervention: http://www.al-manshour.org/en/statement-by-rev-socialists-marxists-on-us-attack-on-syria

+ Articles via MENA Solidarity Network: http://menasolnetus.wordpress.com/articles-to-help-understand-the-mena-revolutionary-process-and-the-need-for-solidarity/

+ A Statement in Solidarity with the Syrian Revolution: http://al-manshour.org/node/5609

+ Somali refugee children to Syrian refugee children: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-26954088

+ A collective of solidarity pieces “From Syria, to Palestine”: http://www.creativememory.org/?tag=palestine

+ Syrian AUB students protesting for Gaza silenced and beaten: http://stateofmind13.com/2012/11/21/syrian-aub-students-protesting-for-gaza-silenced-and-beaten-up/

+ When the history books are rewritten, let us not fall under the distracted few (From Palestine, to Syria): http://smpalestine.com/2012/05/07/when-the-history-books-are-rewritten-let-us-not-fall-under-the-distracted-few/

+ The struggle for freedom and food sovereignty: a letter of solidarity to the farmers of Syria: https://www.opendemocracy.net/arab-awakening/julia-z/struggle-for-freedom-and-food-sovereignty-letter-of-solidarity-to-farmers-of-

+ On our Nakba, to yours: A letter from a Palestinian refugee to a Syrian refugee: http://beyondcompromise.com/2014/05/14/on-our-nakba-to-yours/

+ “Freedom is a shared destiny: Gaza, Yarmouk, Golan”: https://www.facebook.com/jawlan.org/photos/a.189224621099784.40327.189080341114212/783945088294398/?type=1&relevant_count=1

+ From Syria, to Gaza: “Weekly Friday demonstrations in Syria tomorrow under the banner of ‘Wounded #Syria in Solidarity with #Gaza'”: https://twitter.com/talalalyan/status/495112330309804032

+ From Kafranbel, Syria, in solidarity with AJ journalists: https://www.facebook.com/kafrev/photos/a.584219388271298.153069.537011102992127/916957798330787/?type=1&relevant_count=1

+ Syrian and Kurdish solidarity in Efrin: https://www.facebook.com/SyriaBirati/photos/a.584264758296000.1073741828.584202631635546/650017318387410/?type=1&relevant_count=1

+ From Beirut: Solidarity with the Syrian people against Hezbollah: https://www.facebook.com/dawlaty.org/photos/a.353804228033963.81628.309212095826510/620278788053171/?type=1&relevant_count=1

+ From Aleppo, to Gaza: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=359267084224490&set=a.107836682700866.18771.100004236039480&type=1&relevant_count=1

+ From Rohaibeh, to Gaza: https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t1.0-9/q71/s720x720/1920459_10202301525034172_1868544096_n.jpg

+ Yarmouk for Gaza: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=693478954062342

+ From Douma, to Gaza: https://www.facebook.com/dcrn.2/photos/a.499502230126034.1073741826.491343570941900/673561056053483/?type=1&relevant_count=1

+ From Modamiyet al-Sham, Damascus, to Gaza: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10201298124253679&set=a.1825090805586.72565.1789763548&type=1&relevant_count=1

+ From Qaboun, Damascus, to Gaza: https://www.facebook.com/QudsN/photos/a.119620728114837.22171.119605611449682/693800930696811/?type=1&relevant_count=1

+ From Gaza, to Syria: Palestinian children raise Syria’s independence flag: http://palestinianpundit.blogspot.com/2012/06/gaza-children-raising-palestinian-flag.html

+ From Taftanaz, Idlib, to Gaza: https://www.facebook.com/Edlib.News.Network/photos/a.285438414799654.77453.245325925477570/807630899247067/?type=1

+ Mara’ protests in solidarity with Gaza (2012): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckfTyhGRo7U

+ Gaza protests in solidarity with Syria (2012): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXXifnJq0Bk

+ Aleppo protests in solidarity with Gaza (2014): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9y68C9KoAXU

+ Saqba protests in solidarity with Gaza (2014): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h30L7MWsNY4

+ Egyptian solidarity with the people of Syria and Burma: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJY2eYvYXrk

+ From Syria to the family of Trayvon Martin: http://cdn.thedailybeast.com/content/dailybeast/articles/2013/07/15/syrian-rebels-side-with-trayvon/jcr:content/image.img.2000.jpg/1373946627977.cached.jpg.dimg.jpg/06714f7-2.cached.jpg

+ Solidarity from Syria to Greece: Statement by SRSB against dumping of chemical weapons in the Mediterranean sea: http://tahriricn.wordpress.com/2014/08/04/greecesyria-statement-by-srsb-in-solidarity-with-struggle-against-dumping-of-chemical-weapons-in-the-mediterranean-sea/

+ From Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Syria: https://www.facebook.com/IzquierdaSocialistaArg/photos/a.755732821133592.1073741828.438942059479338/755733004466907/?type=1&relevant_count=1

+ From Santiago, Chile, to Syria and Palestine: https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t1.0-9/1239986_10201055959935823_558277980_n.jpg

+ From Brazil, to Syria: https://www.facebook.com/pstuenglish/photos/pb.604895052951906.-2207520000.1407110905./630170190424392/?type=3&theater

+ Pen pal program unites young Syrian and Somali refugees: http://wfpusa.org/blog/pen-pal-program-unites-young-refugees-kenya-and-syria

+ Syria’s crisis created 2.5 million refugees last year – the U.S. let in 36: http://www.vox.com/2014/9/24/6834813/refugees-syria-in-america-camps-unhcr-isis-crisis

Resistance in Arts: 

+ The Creative Memory of the Syrian Revolution: http://www.creativememory.org/?p=11616

+ Revolutionary Syrian Documentaries and Short Films (Subtitled): http://www.youtube.com/user/Bidayyat (http://www.bidayyat.org/)

+ Films made by Syrian revolutionaries, including interviews with artists, intellectuals, writers, etc. (Subtitled): http://www.youtube.com/user/ashare3/featured

+ Abounaddara Films on Vimeo w/ subtitles in both English and French: https://vimeo.com/user6924378/videos

+ Sam Lens Photography in Syria: https://www.facebook.com/samlenses

+ Syrian revolutionary photographers in the cities of Homs and Damascus: https://www.facebook.com/LensYoungHomsi + https://www.facebook.com/LensYoungdimashqi

+ Infamous revolutionary demonstration signs in Kafranbel, Syria: https://www.facebook.com/kafrnbl

+ Revolutionary graffiti in the city of Saraqeb: https://www.facebook.com/SaraqebWalls

+ Revolutionary music under siege, Yarmouk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymweKAmoQ5chttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvN6BBaPpjM

+ Graphic arts of the revolution: https://www.facebook.com/dawlaty.org

+ Syrian Memory Collective: http://syrianmemorycollective.tumblr.com/

+ The Syria Campaign: https://www.facebook.com/TheSyriaCampaign

+ Hamisch: The Syrian Cultural House in Istanbul: http://hamisch.org/?lang=en

+ Film: “On The Bride’s Side” – Five Syrians and Palestinians create a fake wedding to smuggle Syrian refugees across Europe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1uWZ75dy50

+ Film: “Our Terrible Country” – FID Film Festival of Marseille: Grand Prize in the International Competition: http://vimeo.com/96295077

+ Film: “Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait” – Special Screening in Cannes Film Festival 2014: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPaERAgs2uY

+ Film: “Return to Homs” – Sundance 2014 Winner, World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYMhVE2iJCk

+ Syria’s Underground Film Club: Anonymous ‘Emergency Cinema,’ No Dead Bodies: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/06/29/syria-s-underground-film-club-anonymous-emergency-cinema-no-dead-bodies.html

Literature and Poetry: 

Woman in the Crossfire: Diaries of the Syrian Revolution by Samar Yazbek

+ Just Five Minutes: Nine Years in the Prisons of Syria by Heba Dabbagh

+ The Power and the People: Paths of Resistance in the Middle East by Charles Tripp

+ The People Want by Gilbert Achcar The Syrian Dilemma by Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel 

+ The Silence of Contemporary Syrian Literatyre by Mohja Kahf http://www.thefreelibrary.com/The+silence+of+contemporary+Syrian+literature.-a080500168

+ A New Emergence of Poetry in Syria http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/09/20139784442125773.html

+ The City by poet Gajas al-Madhum http://www.versoteque.com/en/author/gajas-al-madhun/poem/the-city

Reports: 

+ Inside Syria’s 27 Torture Centers: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2168079/Inside-Syrias-27-torture-centres-We-suck-blood-floor.html

+ Translated: “A Discussion Paper on Local Councils in Syria” by activist and martyr, Omar Aziz: https://muqawameh.wordpress.com/2013/09/14/translated-quota-discussion-paper-on-local-councils-in-syriaquot-by-the-martyr-and-comrade-omar-aziz/ (also reference: http://tahriricn.wordpress.com/2013/08/23/syria-the-life-and-work-of-anarchist-omar-aziz-and-his-impact-on-self-organization-in-the-syrian-revolution/ and http://budourhassan.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/omar-aziz/ for Omar Aziz’s work and impact)

+ Report on the sieges of Yarmouk Camp in Damascus and Moa’damieh City in the Damascus Suburbs: http://www.vdc-sy.info/index.php/en/reports/1379660373#.UuPfZWTTlO1 (ViolationS Documentation Center in Syria)

+ Recent Confidential Torture Report: Torture and Execution of Persons Incarcerated by the current Syrian regime: http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2014/images/01/20/syria-board.of.inquiry.doha.jan.2014.18.1.version.x.to.print..pdf (torture and execution of 11,000 victims, 55,000 photos)

+ Human Rights Watch Report regarding indiscriminate air strikes by the Assad regime (April 2013): http://www.hrw.org/reports/2013/04/10/death-skies

+ Human Rights Watch article: activist deaths and feared activist deaths in detainment: http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/02/22/syria-activist-dies-jail-second-feared-dead (update: Ayham Ghazzoul was killed under torture by Assad forces in detainment)

+ ”I wanted to die” Syria’s Torture Survivors Speak Out | Amnesty International: http://www.amnestyusa.org/sites/default/files/mde240162012en.pdf

+ Syria Sexual Assault in Detention | Human Rights Watch: http://www.hrw.org/news/2012/06/15/syria-sexual-assault-detention

+ Detention and Abuse of Female Activists in Syria | Human Rights Watch: http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/06/24/syria-detention-and-abuse-female-activists

+ Syria: Sexual Violence Reports | International Federation for Human Rights: http://fidh.org/IMG/pdf/syria_sexual_violence-web.pdf

+ Reports on torture method practiced by Syrian authorities | Syrian Network for Human Rights: http://www.dchrs.org/english/File/Reports/syrian-network-for-human-rights-report-09-02-2013.pdf

+ Special report on use of chemical weapons in Ghouta and the Damascus suburbs | VDC: http://www.vdc-sy.info/index.php/en/reports//chemicaldamascussuburbs#.UwyB9EJdVe8

+ Amnesty International Report on the Palestinian Refugee Camp of Yarmouk: http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/MDE24/008/2014/en/c18cfe4d-1254-42f2-90df-e0fce7c762fc/mde240082014en.pdf (summary of the report: http://beyondcompromise.com/2014/03/10/amnesty-international-report-underlines-who-destroyed-yarmouk/)

+ Treatment of Kurds under the Assad regime one year after the Kurdish Intifada of March 12th, 2004: http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/MDE24/002/2005/en/9aea4751-d539-11dd-8a23-d58a49c0d652/mde240022005en.html

+ Under Kurdish Rule: Abuses in PYD-run enclaves in Syria: http://www.hrw.org/node/126065

+ HRW: Barrage of Barrel Bombs: http://www.hrw.org/news/2014/07/30/syria-barrage-barrel-bombs

Sustainability and Donations:

+ Syrian Orphans: http://syrianorphans.org/donate/

+ A new collective supporting relief programs, waste management, civil defense, education, etc. in areas liberated from both the regime and ISIS: https://www.syriaingreen.com/about.html 

+ Matar Handcrafts: Embroidered handmade items by Syrian women on the grounds to support the psychological, social, and economic necessities of women and children. http://www.matar.org.uk/

+ Karam Foundation: Projects for Syria including milk for infants, flour mills, arts and sports programs for Syrian refugee camps, etc.: http://karamfoundation.org/projects/

+ Basmeh & Zeitooneh – Disaster Relief in Lebanon: https://www.facebook.com/basmehzeitooneh

+ Syrian Sunshine Foundation: Includes projects for field clinics, medical materials, family, widows, and orphan support, educational items, and more: https://syriansunrisefoundation.org/

+ Syrian Children Community Center in Beirut: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/syrian-children-community-center-in-beirut

+ Hamisch (Margin), a Syrian cultural center in Istanbul for Syrians in exile: https://fundly.com/the-syrian-cultural-house-in-istanbul

To be updated…