homsie

From a trusted comrade (7 November 2017):

“ICE has just taken a single mother into custody and intends to deport her with no plan for her child. Call the Burlington Field Office NOW at 781-359-7707, (for the extension, press 1# then 4667) and ask to leave a message for Officer Homsy. Demand that Siham Byah be allowed to come home to her son. Have five more people call today, and every day this week.

More soon.”

Siham Tinhinan Byah has been snatched by ICE. My partner knew her well during Occupy and have deeply admired her for years since. She is a single mother and a fierce woman and friend. Please call 781-359-7500 and demand she is released.

This is from her lawyer:

“ICE has just taken a single mother into custody and intends to deport her with no plan for her child. Call the Burlington Field Office NOW at 781-359-7500 and ask to leave a message for Officer Homsy. Demand that Siham Byah be allowed to come home to her son. Have five more people call today, and every day this week.

More soon.”


Please call. Please.

Imane Homsy (Lebanon, 1967-2013) was one of the most highly talented players of qanoun, a turkish-arabic instrument, fundamental in arabic traditional orchestras.

Fairuz welcomed Homsy in 1999 and, since then, she accompanied Fairuz in all of her concerts and religious chants. She left Fairuz’s orchestra in 2010 because of the cancer that struck her and got her life in 2013.

Here’s an extract of a performance of Homsy in which she plays Al Bint Al Chalabiya, a popular arabic chant made famous by Fairuz.

Hey hey. We need everyone to reach out to everyone right now. This is a comrade. Please call and have everyone you know call…


“ICE has just taken a single mother into custody and intends to deport her with no plan for her child. Call the Burlington Field Office NOW at: 781-359-7707 and ask to leave a message for Officer Homsy. Demand that Siham Byah be allowed to come home to her son. Have five more people call today, and every day this week.

More soon.”

For that phone call:


they will ask if you know the extension. Officer Homsy’s is the following: press 1#, then 4667. They won’t give you info, it’s a quick call.

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Precious Documentaries from Dok Leipzig 2014

#1 Our terrible country

(Original title: “Baladna alraheeb”)

“Our Terrible Country’ takes us on the perilous journey of Yassin Haj Saleh, a well-known Syrian intellectual and dissident, and the young photographer Ziad Homsi who travel together in an arduous and dangerous route from the liberated area of Douma/Damascus to Raqqa in northern Syria, only to find themselves eventually forced to leave their home country for a temporary exile in Turkey. The shooting of the film took more than a year in a number of regions in Syria and Turkey. The film, and the fate of its characters, represents the stages of the Syrian Revolution, from its pacifist beginnings to its militarization, the bombardment and destruction of cities by the Syrian Regime, and the emergence of extremist Islamist currents and their quest to take hold of the revolution.”

Production: Bidayyat Inhouse production

Production Year: 2014