Daily Archives: April 20, 2018

How Turkey’s Campaign in Afrin Is Stoking Syrian Hatreds

Molly has a new article out in the NYRB on the current state of life in Afrin, Syria.

photo- Khalil Ashawi/Reuters

To be a Kurd in Afrin, once a majority Kurdish city, Mohammed says, is now to find oneself a member of a despised group, suspected of disloyalty, and liable to be robbed, beaten, put to flight, or worse. In its seventh year, the Syrian civil war has seen the warring parties and their foreign sponsors foster and exploit ethnic and sectarian divisions in order to realize their strategic ends. The looting and ethnic cleansing of Afrin by Turkish-backed militias is the latest ugly episode of this grim and cynical logic.

Full article here: http://www.nybooks.com/daily/2018/04/11/how-turkeys-campaign-in-afrin-is-stoking-syrian-hatreds/

New Murals in Puerto Rico

Last week Molly returned to Puerto Rico to continue her work speaking to those affected and documenting the rebuilding efforts. She also installed two new wheatpaste murals  just outside of the town of Mariana. 


Portrait of some of the local men playing dominoes.

 

 

Cafeteria workers