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Basel & Luna Syrian Refugee Fund

$915 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 20 people in 17 months
Clay Claiborne  VENICE, CA
I am Clay Claiborne and while a work as a Linux  Systems administator in my day job, I have also wrtten over 400 posts about democracy struggle in Syria in the past 3 years on my blog Linux Beach . Basel and Luna Watfa are just two of the many thousands of Syrian refugees that have been forced to make the dangerous journey from the killing fields their homeland has become to the relative safety of Germany.


Both have long been pro-democracy activists in Syria and both have made important contributions to my blog, Linux Beach , and helped us to provide world-class coverage of events in Syria. Basel has translated many of my pieces into Arabic and he has translated important Arabic writings on Syria in English so as to make them available to a wider audience. The very important piece we published on the sarin massacre,  When Paradise Turn to Hell , was written Luna and translated by Basel. She was imprisoned in Assad's gulag more than a year for this.
They have never accepted a penny of any of this. Basel even had the nerve to apologize for his inability to help when I ran my own gofundme campaign . But now they need our help. When I asked him to translate our statement in opposition to the Russian invasion of Syria, I found that they are living in a tent with 250 other people in a Syrian refugee camp outside of Kusel, Germany. They have no Internet and he was force to leave his laptop in Turkey when they took the rubber "death boat" to Europe. Along the way they documented everything in pictures and video. Luna is also writing about her experiences in Assad's prison system.

This is extremely important material that the world needs to see. Basel and Luna have already accomplished that hard part by getting safely to Germany. I am asking you to chip in so they can replace the laptop, get Internet access and start a new life in Germany so that they can continue their important work of struggling against both enemies of the Syrian people, tyranny and extremism. You can read more about their story here .
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Update 5
Posted by Clay Claiborne
15 months ago
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We have just translated and published Luna's 3rd article for Die Rheinpfatz.

http://claysbeach.blogspot.com/2015/12/from-luna-watfa-do-not-stop-keep-going.html
Refugees at Mytilini seaport on Lesvos
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Update 4
Posted by Clay Claiborne
15 months ago
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Posted first two of four pieces Luna wrote for the German media giant Die Rheinpfalz:
<a href" http://claysbeach.blogspot.com/2015/12/from-syria-refugees-luna-basel-watfa.html">Like living in the Stone Age</a>
<a href" http://claysbeach.blogspot.com/2015/12/from-luna-watfa-death-accompanies-you.html">Death accompanies you on every step</a>
Basel and Luna Watfa
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Update 3
Posted by Clay Claiborne
16 months ago
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Luna Watfa talked about her experiences as a Syrian refugee in her first fair in Nancy, France. The real meaning of TOGETHER.
Luna Watfa gives talk in Nancy, France
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Posted by Clay Claiborne
16 months ago
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Luna Watfa's 1st article in Germany soon
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$915 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 20 people in 17 months
Created October 19, 2015
Clay Claiborne  
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Clay Claiborne
9 months ago(Offline Donation)

After a long period of inactivity on this campaign, an anonymous donation of $100 has inspired me to match it and to promote this campaign anew. In the 1st holocaust of the 21st Century, America is making it attitude towards Jews fleeing the Nazis seem charitable. This is a chance to make a real contribution directly to a couple of Syria refugees that have been able to continue to do good work, in part because of these donations.

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Anonymous
9 months ago
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Charles Fredricks
13 months ago
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Anonymous
15 months ago
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Deryn Warren
15 months ago
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I wish you all the best. You are smart so you will do very well.

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EDWARD FERRER
16 months ago
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Barbara Dane
16 months ago
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You meet the best people on earth if you walk among those who work for peace and justice like these two. May mother earth sustain you and your brothers and sisters all over the globe surround you with love.

LF
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Linda Franken
17 months ago
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Good luck ♥

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Brian Slocock
17 months ago
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Great to see Bassel and Luna out of danger and I hope this helps them build a new life and continue their important work

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17 months ago
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