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CODEPINK to camp out on Congress’ doorstep until Syria vote

Activists from CODEPINK set up “camp” on an Independence Avenue sidewalk on Friday evening, just a few steps from the U.S. Capitol building. They had to clear out just a few hours later, but they’ll be back Saturday morning when their permit kicks in. After that, they don’t intend to leave until the House votes…

Syrians rally for democratic future, end of atrocities

Waving Syrian flags, Syrian Americans gathered in front of the Saudi Embassy to draw attention to the opposition movement defying the regime of Bashar al-Assad. The rally came just after Assad assented to a UN-negotiated cease-fire, but the UN said he hadn’t yet fully complied with its peace plan. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton…

The urgency to topple al-Assad: “He’s killing the best of us!”

AJ and Nagia Kurabi want to set you straight on the Syrian revolution: “Everything you hear in the media is wrong.” In an interview on Washington, DC’s We Act Radio on April 10, the Kurabis advocated for Syrian revolutionaries, those who have defied the regime of President Bashar al-Assad since March 2011. They denounced attempts…

Syrian women to raise their voices at Saudi Embassy rally

Nagia Kurabi passionately denounces the horrors women are now undergoing in Syria, where President Bashar al-Assad has retaliated against the civil uprising occurring in that country for the last 13 months. “Women are humiliated in front of their husbands’ eyes,” she said, describing the mass rape of women. “In our culture, when a woman is…