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May 26, 16

"“Thousands, nay tens of thousands, lived in the prisons of our country. They lived the prison life because they had no other choice, and because the only thing they knew what to do in prison is keep their bodies alive. They lived the best they could, until this life was taken either because their jailors chose to take it or because their bodies failed them. They are the bodies on which tyranny wrote the carnage of its triumph”

-Yassin El Haj Saleh, Syrian writer describing his experience as a political prisoner for 16 years in Syria.[1]"

  • “Thousands, nay tens of thousands, lived in the prisons of our country. They lived the prison life because they had no other choice, and because the only thing they knew what to do in prison is keep their bodies alive. They lived the best they could, until this life was taken either because their jailors chose to take it or because their bodies failed them. They are the bodies on which tyranny wrote the carnage of its triumph”

     

    -Yassin El Haj Saleh, Syrian writer describing his experience as a political prisoner for 16 years in Syria.[1]

  • Do you hear that sound? It is the sound of our silence over the genocide in Syria!

     

  • 'You're wrong,' he answered. 'I carried out terrorist acts in West Germany because the ruling establishment took Nazis and reactionaries into its service. I also know that in September 1970 the Jordanians killed more Palestinians than the Israelis did, as did the Syrians in Tel al-Zaatar [a battle that took place in 1976, during the Lebanese Civil War, in which Christians and Syrians massacred Palestinians]. My friends and I are here to help the Palestinians, because they are the underdog. They are the ones suffering.'
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