Eyewitness Syria

 
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Date/Time
Date(s) - 31/07/2013
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location
New Cross Learning

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Public Meeting Wednesday 31 July 2013 7.30 pm

New Cross Learning (former New Cross Library)

283 – 285 New Cross Road SE14 6AS

Come and listen to an illustrated eyewitness account from the front line of Idlib by journalist Ewa Jasiewicz, plus contributions from Syrian journalists and national Stop the War.

Self-organisation and self-determination

Ewa Jasiewicz is a solidarity activist and trade unionist. She has lived and worked with oil workers and refugees in Iraq, and paramedics and farmers in Palestine. At the end of May, Ewa travelled to Ma’arrat al Numan and Kafranbel in Idlib province, Northern Syria with a new solidarity initiative called ‘Witness Syria’. She spent time with Basmet Amal (Ma’rrat al Numan), the Kafranbel Media Centre and Karama Bus (Kafranbel) and Jasmine Studio (Bab Al Hawa Camp, Turkish-Syrian border). She will speak about the self-organisation and selfdetermination taking place there and what you can do to support it.

How can we stop the spread of war?

What will the consequences of Western Intervention in Syria be? For many years, the West’s War on Terror has destabilised the Middle East, bringing death and destruction to Iraq and Afghanistan. Why would the outcome be any different in Syria?

How would foreign intervention help the Syrian people to determine their own future?

 
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