Rethink Rebuild Society
bi-monthly newsletter - Issue #15, 30/06/2016


Eid Mubarak!

As we near the end of Ramadan, we would like to wish you all a Eid Mubarak. This Ramadan has been especially difficult for us both in Syria and here in the UK. In Syria we continue to see the escalation of violence, with reports of white phosphorous being used intensively by Russia over many areas in Syria. We are continuously working with activists on the ground to bring the news to UK media so that the Syrian issue stays alive.

We were also devastated to hear of the brutal murder of our beloved MP Jo Cox this month. Jo was a true champion for Syria and her loss was a huge blow to the Syrian community. The UK's vote to leave the EU this month has also prompted huge changes in the domestic UK politics. We are highly concerned about the rising anti-immigration rhetoric which followed from the vote.

More than ever, we hope that you will continue to support our work to keep Syrian issues alive in the UK political and media landscapes. Once again, Eid Mubarak!

Best regards,

Dr. Haytham Alhamwi

Managing Director

Vigil in Memory of Jo Cox MP

In the aftermath of the brutal murder of Jo Cox MP, we participated in a vigil in her memory in Piccadilly Gardens on 17 June. We delivered a speech on behalf of Manchester's Syrian community given our special connection with her.

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Fast-a-thon: Are you up for the Challenge?

RR has dedicated the month of Ramadan to breaking the sieges in Syria, and invited those who do not observe Ramadan to fast one day for Syria in our 1 July. Participants will observe a fast for one day.

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BBC Newsnight Issues Apology on Aleppo News Piece

WAfter two weeks of complaining and applying pressure on the BBC Newsnight team, it has offered a formal apology for its misleading news piece on Aleppo on 24 May. Its official apology...

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Great Manchester Run

Well done to our heroes for participating in the Great Manchester Run on 21 May to raise money for Iqraa school in alsahharin Syria. This year we raised a record of over £23,000. Iqraa school is funded by Manchester Community...

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Conference: Communities Together to Tackle Daesh

We spoke at a conference on 20 May hosted by the Community Safety Forum titled 'Communities Together to Tackle Daesh'. This conference was aimed at highlighting the expertise within the community to identify and address the threats emanating from Daesh.

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Upcoming Events


Eid Fun Day (the 6th Annual Syrian Day)
Levenshulme High School
Sunday, 1:00 pm


Trials of Spring
RR Multi-facility room, Manchester
Sunday, 12:30 pm


Art and Creativity in Revolution and War
RR Multi-facility room, Manchester
Wednesday, 7:00 pm


Women Who Refuse to Die
RR Multi-facility room, Manchester
Sunday, 7:30 pm

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