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Syrian Revolution News Round-Up ملخص أحداث الثورة السورية Day 36: The (Dis)Information War!


Syrian Emergency Task Force

Syrian Revolution News Round-up

Day 36: Tuesday, 19 April 2011

اليوم ٣٦: الثلاثاء، ١٩ نيسان/أبريل ٢٠١١

The (Dis)Information War!

The Ministry of Interior now blames violence in Homs and elsewhere on Salafist infiltrators, protesters beg to differ by raising new slogans and renewing their call for Assad’s ouster, just as he set to announce lifting of Emergency laws.

We are now officially in Phase II of the Syrian Revolution, a phase marked by daily protests and straight out calls for the removal of Bashar Assad. The upcoming repeal of emergency laws is way too little way too late. After all, the real problem is not confined to the law, it’s in the people making up the ruling junta, including Bashar and his family, the heads of the security apparatuses, and their clients and proxies in the Baath party, other loyal political movements and the society at large. So long as these people continue to be responsible for decision-making, and so long as free media remains chimera and the judiciary and legislative systems lack independence nothing will ever change in Syria.  That is in short why this revolution is changing the regime and ousting the Assads, and not just repealing laws and asking for reforms. The system is simply rotten to the core.

Today protesters took on the Ministry of Interior who accused the protesters of being infiltrated by Salafis. Many see this as an attempt to prepare the way for more violent crackdowns against protests. As such, some of the slogans today seem to have come as a response to this dangerous accusation. The people of Homs and Banyas also issued statements refuting the accusations and assuring their commitments to national unity and nonviolence.

Still, in Homs, eyewitnesses report that security officers dressed like Salafists have looted shops in the Zahira Neighborhood as others filmed the scene using their cellphones and cameras. After yesterday’s major protests, with more than 150,000 people taking to the streets, authorities are trying to pave the way for a major showdown by creating their usual disinformation campaign. The gamut of accusations already deployed by Assad propagandists and officials include: Saboteurs supported by Saad Hariri and Bandar Bin Sultan, Mossad and CIA agents, Members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood, and now Salafists. Tomorrow, expected Martians to be added to the list.

A major crackdown could already be unfolding in Talbisseh as we speak. The town is completely besieged by security forces and army troops in preparation, as we are told, for storming the town. Reports claim that many residents had already left. But since all communications lines with Talbisseh have been cut, it’s very difficult for us at this stage to get a clear idea of what transpiring or has transpired. We will keep monitoring the situation.

Meanwhile, students at Damascus Medical School held a silent sit-in on campus demanding release of student activists, return of expelled students, respecting students’ rights, and punishing those responsible for bloodshed. Within ten minutes, according to eyewitness reports, 2 buses transporting political security officers entered the campus and officers came out and immediately started beating the students with batons, bludgeoning many. Many were also arrested, including those recording the event with their cellphones. Officers accused students of being Israeli agents.

Protests took place as well in several Damascene suburbs, including Zabadani and Tal, as well as in Banyas, Jableh and Deir Ezzor.

Poll:
Al-Jazeerah Arabic website conducted a three-day poll on whether “reforms” introduced by Assad would prove sufficient to stop protests. 35% said yes, 65% said no. Over 72,000 people took part in the poll. Such polls may not very scientific, but they do give idea of where things stand at this stage than the pontification of pundits who until revolt broke out thought Assad regime immune to recent upheaval.

From Social Networking Websites

Homs

Videov2v3 Chants at the sit-in before security forces storm in

Videov2v3v4 Heavy savage shooting to break up the the sit-in

Video A fallen hero of the newly named Hourriya Square break-in this morning

Video Funeral prayers for the martyrs of the sit-in massacre

Video A long HD recording for the sit-in before the massacre

Video Chants of Homs sit-in for Tal Al-Mloohy

Video Homs strikes denouncing the massacre

Video Tearing down Bashar’s poster in the sit-in

Video A touching video for the moment the martyr Khaled Abo El-Soud fell at the hands of the security forces when they stormed Tahreer square

Damascus and Damascus Suburbs

Video Sit-in of medical school students in Damascus university to demand the release of their colleagues

Videov2v3 Al-Kiswa demo demanding that Bashar gets out and the toppling of the regime

Video released today from Friday of Determination: The flow of crowds towards Al-Abaseyeen square

Videov2 released today of the sit-in of Zamalka and Erbeen last night denouncing Bashar

Jableh

Video of the sit-in of Jable, Sunnis and Alawis, to stress the demands of the Syrian people

Baniyas

Video of Banias demo supporting Homs

Video of response to the Interior Ministry resolutions

Video clearly showing that it is security forces that shoot civilians

Video Kicking out the Syrian TV reporter

Video New: Testimonies of the people of Al-Bayda about the security forces break-in to houses

Idlib

Videov2 Demo of Gisr Al-Shoghour on receiving the fallen hero Mohamed Kobs

Horam

Videov2v3,  v4v5 Daraa: university & school students demo to support Homs

Video The chants of children after their leaving school

Video The chants of Al-Karama square and new slogans

Videov2 The sit-in of doctors and engineers to support Homs

Video Al-Herak: The speech of sheikh Ahmed Sayasna in the sit-in

Video A short speech by a free woman from Al-Kooz in Al-Karama square

Lattakia

Video A demo to support Homs and denouncing the Syrian media

Egypt

Video of Syrian demo in Cairo yesterday in support of Homs

Selection of TV coverage

Aljazeera report in end-of-day program

Aljazeera report about the newly-passed draft laws

Aljazeera interview with Haitham Manaa commenting on the regime’s reform promises

Aljazeera report about the numbers of those exiled outside Syria

France 24 call-in of x-minister Mohamed Al-Zeaby about the reality of Assad’s regime

France 24 call-in of Haitham Al-Maleh on commenting on the Homs massacre

Revolution Media

Video A silent video titled ‘I am Syria’

Video documenting some of the events of the Syrian Revolution

Video The mask of the mask fell

Video The Syrian people: Down with dictatorship

Video No to passivity.. I am with the Syrian Revolution

Video Direct and clear questions from a Syrian citizen to Bashar Al-Assad

Video The reality of Al-Baysa village film and the lying Syrian media

من مواقع التواصل الاجتماعي

حمص

فيديو لجانب من هتافات المعتصمين قبل اقتحام قوات الأمن،فيديو2، فيديو3

فيديو يوضح إطلاق النار الكثيف والهمجي الذي تعرض له المواطنون لفك إعتصامهم، فيديو2، فيديو3، فيديو4

فيديو لأحد الشهداء الذين سقطوا باقتحام ساحة الحرية صباح اليوم

فيديو لجانب من صلاة الجنازة على شهداء الاعتصام

فيديو جديد مطول عالي الدقة لاعتصام البارحة قبل بدء المخابرات بإطلاق النار

فيديو جديد لجانب من هتافات المعتصمين في حمص لطل الملوحي

فيديو من مدينة حمص يبين إضراب المدينة بالكامل تنديدا بمجزرة صباح اليوم

فيديو لإنزال صورة بشار الأسد في اعتصام حمص البارحة

فيديو مؤثر للحظة سقوط الشهيد خالد أبو السعود على أيدي قوات الأمن عند إقتحام ساحة الحرية

دمشق وريف دمشق

فيديو لإعتصام طلاب كلية الطب بجامعة دمشق اليوم للمطالبة بالإفراج عن زملائهم

تصوير جانب من مظاهرة أهالي الكسوة والمطالبة برحيل بشار الأسد وإسقاط النظام فيديو1، فيديو2، فيديو3

فيديو جديد من يوم جمعة الإصرار يوضح تدفق الحشود باتجاه ساحة العباسيين

فيديو جديد لإعتصام زملكا وعربين ليلة البارحة تنديدا ببشار الأسد، فيديو2

جبلة

فيديو لإعتصام أهالي جبلة سنة وعلوية للإصرار على مطالب الشعب السوري

بانياس

فيديو لمظاهرة بانياس اليوم تضامنا مع أهالي حمص

فيديو لرد أهالي بانياس على قرارات وزارة الداخلية

فيديو جديد يوضح بجلاء أن عناصر الأمن هم من يطلقون النار على المدنيين

فيديو لطرد أهالي بانياس لمراسل الفضائية السورية

فيديو جديد لشهادات أهالي البيضا حول إقتحام رجال الأمن للبيوت والأهالي

إدلب

فيديو لمظاهرة جسر الشغور استقبالا للشهيد محمد كوبس ،فيديو2

حوران

درعا- تصوير جانب من مظاهرة  طلاب الجامعات والمدارس في درعا تضامنا مع حمص فيديو1، فيديو2، فيديو3،فيديو4، فيديو5

فيديو لهتافات أطفال درعا بعد انصرافهم من مدارسهم

فيديو لجانب من هتافات ساحة الكرامة في درعا والشعارات الجديدة

تصوير جانب من إعتصام الأطباء والمهندسين في درعا نصرة لحمص، فيديو1، فيديو2

الحراك- فيديو لخطاب الشيخ أحمد صياصنة في إعتصام الحراك

فيديو لكلمة حرة من القوز في ساحة الكرامة

اللاذقية

فيديو لجانب من تظاهرة اليوم تضامنا مع حمص وتنديدا بالإعلام السوري

مصر

فيديو لجانب من مظاهرة القاهرة بالأمس للتضامن مع حمص

بعض من التغطية التلفزيونية

فيديو لتقرير الجزيرة في نشرة حصاد اليوم

فيديو لتقرير قناة الجزيرة حول مشاريع القرارات الجديدة

فيديو لمداخلة هيثم مناع على قناة الجزيرة الإنكليزية تعليقا على الوعود الإصلاحية للنظام

فيديو لتقرير الجزيرة حول أعداد المنفيين السوريين قسريا بالخارج

فيديو لمداخلة الوزير السابق محمد الزئبي حول حقيقة نظام الأسد على قناة فرانس 24

فيديو لمداخلة هيثم المالح معلقا على مجزرة حمص على قناة فرانس 24

من إعلام شباب الثورة

فيديو صامت بعنوان سوري أنا

فيديو يوثق بعض أحداث الثورة السورية

فيديو سقط القناع عن القناع

فيديو الشعب السوري يسقط الدكتاتورية

فيديو لا للسلبية… أنا مع الثورة السورية

فيديو لأسئلة واضحة ومباشرة من مواطنة سورية إلى بشار

فيديو

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