In Syria: A Poem for Syria by a Syrian

4th February 2017 Diana Dayoub’s poem for Syria, her homeland… In Syria; The pigeons cooing at my grandmother’s balcony does not sound like the shelling that makes my window shiver every midnight.. In Syria; My grandma’s olives smell like the countryside; they smell like rosemary and fresh lemons; my grandma’s olives do not smell like…

‘Western Propaganda is Paid for in Syrian Blood’ – Dr Bouthaina Shaaban Talks to Vanessa Beeley

14th September 2016 “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” ~ George Orwell. The media furore surrounding the now viral image of wounded Syrian child, Omran Daqneesh, in terrorist-held eastern Aleppo, Syria is still raging, while the push back against the tide of western-sponsored…