Sally Majdi Zahran: Will remain in the collective memory of the Arab people

"Every woman did something…no one stood still" The active presence of women in the popular Egyptian revolution was quite prominent. Since the first moment of its eruption, we saw young women cry out and chant in the name of the revolution, hanging the slogans on their chests. We saw women from different age groups participating in demonstrations loudly and forcefully. ... Read More »

Who dares to defy the people’ will? Who dares to chain Egypt for an hour?

"We know who caused our wounds\ we know and gathered\ we, labor peasants and students \ we began walking through a path without return\ a new era began\victory drew closer than our eyes\ victory drew closer than our hands." Ahmad Fuad Nejm ***** Young people, full of life, wanted to achieve social justice and put an end to the reign ... Read More »

Tunisia and the sign of democracy: The sound of the human voice

"I hear bravura of birds, bustle of growing wheat, gossip of flames, clack of sticks cooking my meals, I hear the sound I love, the sound of the human voice, I hear all the sounds running together, combined, fused or following, sounds of the city and sounds out of the city, sounds of the day and night." Walt Whitman   ... Read More »

The cultural identity of a Palestinian child: “Facing various cultural effects”

Palestinian children live in inhumane conditions. They are deprived their simplest rights, those given as international standards: Their right to a life of freedom in which they are educated, are in good physical and psychological health, play and participate in artistic and cultural events, enjoy security and peace of the mind and the heart, all which make possible those children ... Read More »

The Winds of Freedom and the Ethnic, Religious and Sectarian Diversity

  "One Day you finally knew What you had to do, and began, Though the voices around you Kept shouting their bad advice—" Mary Oliver\ USA   At the time of fragmentation and division, at the time in which the compass and the priorities are almost lost; about seven hundred activists and freedom lovers from forty countries started their journey ... Read More »

Mawtini Mawtini..“My homeland.. We own what’s ours.”

We own what’s ours/ we own “the glory, the beauty, the brightness, and magnificence”. We own “life, survival, happiness, and hope” in your heights and in your breeze “my homeland;” for us you remain “safe, pampered, and honored.” We own youths “that will not tire, that are keen to their independence or to their fate”/ we own youths that do ... Read More »

“موطني موطني”: لنا ما لنا

لنا ما لنا/ لنا "الجلال والجمال والسناء والبهاء"/؛ لنا "الحياة والنجاة والهناء والرجاء"/ في رباك وفي هواك يا "موطني"/؛ لنا دمتَ "سالماً منعماً وغانماً مكرماً"/؛ لنا شباب "لن يكلّ همه أن يستقلّ أو يبيد"/؛ لنا شباب لا يقبل "ذلَّه المؤبدا وعيشه المنكَّدا" بل يعيد "مجده التليد" بسواعده المتراصة/؛ لنا الفجر بعد الليل: "ليس بعد الليل إلاَّ فجر مجد يتسامى"/؛ لنا ... Read More »

Scheherazade Says: A Story from the Gaza Massacre

It was the fifth day of the barbaric Israeli air, land and sea aggressions on the proud Gaza Strip. The Israeli forces attacked with tanks, naval vessels and military aircrafts. On the eleventh hour of a Wednesday night, on the 31st of December of the year 2008, being the fourth of Muharram of the year 1430 AH; Na’eema said: Al ... Read More »

(العربية) قالت شهرزاد: رواية من مجزرة غزة

ولمّا كان اليوم الخامس للعدوان الإسرائيلي الهمجي، البريِّ والبحريِّ والجويّ، بواسطة الدبابات الإسرائيلية، والزوارق البحرية، والطائرات الحربية، على قطاع غزّة الأبية، وفي الساعة الحادية عشرة، من مساء يوم الأربعاء، يوم الحادي والثلاثين من كانون الأول، من العام ألفين وثمانية ميلاديّة، وفي الرابع من محرَّم، من العام ألف وأربعمائة وثلاثين هجرية؛ حدَّثتني نعيمة قالت: حدَّثتني الحاجة زكية بنت محمد حسن أبو ... Read More »