To New Beginnings & Wonderful Friends


Newsletter of Syrian author and prodemocracy activist Ammar Abdulhamid

August 11, 2014

“The Irreverent Activist” – the book that marks my return to the publishing world after years of interruption is now out through Amazon and CreateSpace, an amazon publishing company.

Rather than serving as an autobiography, as might have been expected, the book is actually a collection of concise observations about topics ranging from freedom and justice to fate, faith, and love. The observations capture, in part, the ethos that informed my transformation from a Bohemian author and poet into a prodemocracy activist, as well as the conclusions that I have unavoidably drawn as a result of this transformation and the ensuing developments that shaped and continue to influence my life.

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The Irreverent Activist – Unleashed

Book-signing to take place in the DC Arts Center (2438 18th St, Washington, DC 20009) on August 27 at 7:30 pm (map). RSVPs required as seating is limited. RSVPs should be sent to:

After some delay, my book, “The Irreverent Activist,” is now out on Amazon as well as on the CreateSpace eStore. CreateSpace is a publishing company operated by Amazon.

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Syrian rebels gain, but for how long?

NOW Lebanon: Alex Rowell, December 6, 2012

The resignation of Syrian Foreign Ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi on Monday is just one of a series of recent setbacks for the embattled regime of President Bashar al-Assad. The news follows a week of unprecedented military victories for rebel forces, including the shooting down of two regime aircraft in as many days, a pledge by NATO to deploy Patriot surface-to-air missiles along the Turkish-Syrian border, and a diplomatic breakthrough that could see European nations arming the opposition by March 2013. Continue reading “Syrian rebels gain, but for how long?”