Rethink Rebuild Society
bi-monthly newsletter - Issue #12, 31/12/2015

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Happy New Year


As we say goodbye to the year 2015, we can only hope that the next year bears better days for Syria. The situation in Syria has only continued to deteriorate, with civilians still bearing the brunt of the brutality from many different actors, including Assad, ISIL, Russia, Iran, Hezbollah, and more. At Rethink Rebuild Society, we have spared no efforts in campaigning for civilian protection, helping refugees here in the UK, and generating media and public attention to the conflict.


Our message over the past two months, in lobbying MPs, speaking to the media, and generating public awareness is that the Syrian conflict and all of its manifestations – namely the threat of radicalisation, the refugee crisis, and the humanitarian crisis – cannot be solved unless we address the threats emanating from the primary killer in Syria; the Assad regime.


We would like to wish you all a happy New Year and hope that the year of 2016 will bring peace and stability to our beloved homeland. We look forward to your continued support for what lies ahead.


Best regards,

Dr. Haytham Alhamwi

Managing Director


RR Submission to Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee


We submitted written evidence to the Foreign Affairs Committee in response to its inquiry on 'The fight against ISIL: the UK's role'. We highlighted that the Assad regime's indiscriminate aerial bombardments constitute the root cause of the Syrian conflict, and that unless this issue is addressed, then it will be difficult to resolve the threats that ISIL poses to the UK and to the Syrian population.



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RR talks at Amnesty UK’s Human Rights Day event at Speaker's House


Dr Haytham Alhamwi, RR's Managing Director, gave a speech at Amnesty UK’s Human Rights Day event at Speaker's House in Parliament on 9 December 2015. Dr Alhamwi talked about the work of Amnesty through his experience as a political prisoner in Syria and as a relative of many prisoners of conscience.



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Stop Assad’s barrel bombs, quick chats with political leaders


On the margins of Amnesty UK’s Human Rights Day event at the Speaker's House in Parliament on 9 December, Dr Haytham Alhamwi, RR managing director, had quick chats with the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell. The chats focused on the importance of stopping Assad’s barrel bombs to achieve any success in the political track.


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Syrian refugees help with flood preparation in Rochdale


Nine Syrian refugees in Manchester devoted their time on 29 December to help with flood prevention efforts in Littleborough near Rochdale. Wearing their Rethink Rebuild Society vests, they shovelled sand into sandbags which were then taken by local families to be used to protect their homes.


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RR Office Open for Community in Evenings


As of Monday 17 November, the RR Office will be open to community members from Monday to Friday from 6 to 11 pm. Available facilities include table tennis, billiards, hot drinks, chess, cards, and television.


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Upcoming Events

JAN
17


Monthly seminar: Dr Salah Sawan
RR Multi-facility room, Manchester
Sunday, 6:30 pm

JAN
22


Burning Country (Book Launch)
RR Multi-facility room, Manchester
Friday, 7:00 pm

JAN
31


Film Screening
RR Multi-facility room, Manchester
Sunday, 7:00 pm

FEB
07


Qyam night
RR Multi-facility room, Manchester
Sunday, 7:00 pm

FEB
14


Monthly Seminar
RR Multi-facility room, Manchester
Sunday, 7:00 pm

FEB
21


Open discussion
RR Multi-facility room, Manchester
Sunday, 7:00 pm

FEB
28


Film Screening (Syrian Love Story)
RR Multi-facility room, Manchester
Sunday, 7:00 pm



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