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Fridays from A Woman in the Crossfire

In her book, A Woman in the Crossfire: Diaries of the Syrian Revolution, Samar Yazbek describes how in Syria the mosque became an instrument and embodiment of the power needed by opponents of the Assad Regime — somewhat similar to the role played by the church in our Civil Rights movement.  As the Syrian people’s revolution against the regime evolved from March – July 2011, the people found ways to communicate important stages by naming Fridays.

Some of the names…

Friday of Dignity

Friday of Steadfastness

Friday of Perseverance

Friday of Rags

Friday of Defiance

Friday of the Children of Freedom

Friday of the Tribes

Say No to Dialogue Friday

Get Out Friday

The Fall of the Regime Friday


Maybe this strategy would serve us well as our resistance evolves.


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