NYU, Silver Center Room 405
A Conference on
Syria in the Context of the Arab Uprisings
Sponsored by the MENA Solidarity Network-US
and NYU Radical Film and Lecture Series
Gilbert Achcar, Yasser Munif, Razan Ghazzawi, Nader Atassi, Budour Hassan, Ella Wind, Sara Ajlyakin, Leila Shrooms, Yusef Khalil
Roots & Grassroots of Revolution: What led to the uprising, the socioeconomic roots, and grassroots organizing.
Myth & Reality: Debunking myths about regime support for Palestine, anti-sectarianism, Kurdish rights, etc.
Alternatives: International Solidarity, the Syrian diasporic struggle and the Left; global solidarity efforts
Syria and the Arab Uprisings
NYU Silver Center, Room 405
Noon to 6 pm
The MENA Solidarity Network-US promotes awareness of, and support for, the ongoing wave of mass revolutionary struggles in the Middle East and North Africa-popularly known as the Arab Revolutions.
We were founded by groups and individuals from the left and workers’ movements who recognized the need to oppose Western imperialist threats to attack Syria while also continuing to defend Syria’s popular revolution against the Assad dictatorship and its allies. We thus oppose all forms of imperialist intervention in the region while supporting popular struggles against all who would deny democratic rights or enforce economic exploitation. By the same token, we oppose all forms of Zionist expropriation of land and resources, apartheid and repression, while supporting Palestinian refugees’ right of return.
We are committed to the principle of international solidarity from below, which supports the struggles of the oppressed against their oppressors in all of Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Palestine, Syria, Bahrain, and other countries.
We call upon all groups and people who agree with us to join our network to oppose US intervention and help build solidarity with our brothers and sisters struggling for freedom and justice in the Middle East and North Africa.
For more info on the Network: https://www.facebook.com/MENASolidarityUS
NYU’s Silver Center is in Manhattan, on the east side of Washington Square Park, between Waverly Place and Washington Place. The entrance is on Washington Place.
Subway: Silver Center is close to the West 4th Street stop (A, B, C, D, E, F, M trains), the 8th Street NYU stop (N, R, W trains) and the Astor Place stop (#6 train).
Wheelchair accessible. Photo ID is required for entrance.