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NCB Executive Committee statement on Geneva 2 and the necessity of a political solution

We hoped that a political solution to the Syrian crisis would be reached through a second Geneva convention (Geneva 2). However several domestic, regional and international players have been impeding political solutions by abetting a military solution in a destructive and nihilistic attempt to impose a new balance of power. This race of arming both […]

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Statement on the 65th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba

  Today, the 15th of May, marks 65 years since Palestine was partitioned and Palestinians were expelled from their land in order to create a Jewish Nationalist State, thus executing the infamous Balfour Declaration. Britain must be held primarily responsible for these continuing crimes against humanity: the partitioning of the Palestinian homeland and the expulsion […]

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Syrians can be reconciled – through negotiation, not violence

Haytham Manna -Written on 18/4/2013 for the Guardian The situation in Syria is the gravest it has been since peaceful protests began in March 2011. Civil resistance has been reduced to relief operations and humanitarian assistance, and the efforts of Syria’s democratic forces are now scattered and fragmented. Foreign support for the Syrian National Coalition and superimpose […]

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Violence and democracy in Syria

HAYTHAM MANNA 11 February 2013   Is it possible in such a situation to face the threat of foreign intervention and yet make internal democratic change with the peaceful civil movement which started from Dara’a? I repeat, and say for the umpteenth time, yes, and yes. Could political violence coexist with a democratic project? This big […]

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Press Release regarding the assault on Gaza

The district of Gaza has been subject to a violent assault by the Zionist Occupation on 14/11/12, which used all sorts of weaponry causing many casualties and injuries. We at the National Coordination Body for Democratic Change in Syria fully condemn this assault and call upon Arab and Islamic countries, as well as the UN […]

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Haytham Manna: Violence and Democratic Perspectives in Syria

“I hate the Alawites and the Shiites. We are going to kill them with our knives, just like they kill us”(1). When I read this sentence in the very professional newspaper “International Herald Tribune” in an article about al Zaatari camp in Jordan, I asked 3 of my friends to ask 60 children in the […]

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Syria Salvation Conference: An Overview of the New Syria

  -Syria is a sovereign state, its people are free and in full control of the state and all their territory. The sovereignty of the Syrian territories, state and people are one in the same. The Syrian people have a right to struggle by any means necessary to reclaim their occupied territories. -The Syrian people […]

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Second statement: Freedom for Tahan, al-Khayer and Ayash

  In follow up with our former statement regarding the disappearance of the NCB’s members Dr. Abdelaziz al-Khayer -Head of the NCB Foreign Affairs Office-, Iyas A’yash -Member of the NCB Executive Committee and a leading figure of the Arab Socialists Movement-, and Maher Tahan -NCB member-. We lost communication with them less than 30 […]

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NCB Press release: Refer the Syrian regime to the ICC

The Syrian regime has been committing the most violent of crimes against its own people in all parts of our country. The most recent manifestations of such actions can be seen in Daraya and al-Mou’adamiya in Reef Dimashq, al-Hirak in Reef Dera’a, and in the city of A’zaz in Reef Aleppo; these acts of violence […]

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Press Release: Free Kifah and Rami

Our colleagues Kifah Ali Deeb, member of the NCB’s executive committee, and Rami Hanawi, a prominent Syrian activist, have disappeared. We have been unable to contact or find them since 7 p.m on Sunday 5/8/2012. Reports indicate that they have been taken away by one of the many security forces in our country, we have […]

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