Contradictions of the Post-Revolution Assad Regime in Syria’s Protracted Anti-Fascist War

1 Aug

The Leviathan built by Hafez al-Assad, a fascist state stretching from Daraa in the west of Syria to Deir Ezzor in the east, has been shattered irrevocably by the popular upsurge of the March 15 revolution. Born as a peaceful protest movement for dignity and political reform, the Syrian uprising painfully and organically developed into a revolutionary war to liberate the country from the misrule of Bashar al-Assad’s fascist clique and dismantle his regime’s barbaric institutions.

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Hazm Movement and Syrian Revolutionary Front: Suspending All Forms of Cooperation with Nusra

22 Jul

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Press Release: Suspending all forms of cooperation with Nusra

We, the undersigned, heads of factions that have come together to save the Syrian revolution of freedom and dignity, and to defend Aleppo and Morek (in rural Hama), on which Assad’s forces and militias have recently launched a fierce offensive, express our rejection of Jabhat al-Nusra’s withdrawal from Aleppo front.

It is also unacceptable that Jabhat al-Nusra attack Free Syrian Army (FSA) groups in liberated areas under the pretext of attacking infidels.

Turning its guns away from the regime, Jabhat al-Nusra is trying to divert the revolution from its fundamental principles. Continue reading

Selective Internationalism: An Activist Disorder

22 Jul

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Some 80,000 people rallied in London over the weekend to support the Palestinians of the Gaza Strip whom Israeli forces are slaughtering daily by the dozens. This commendable display of internationalism, defined as unconditional solidarity with the oppressed and the exploited without regard to borders, colors, or creeds, was repeated all over the U.S. and Europe as thousands turned out at similar marches, even defying a government ban in Paris. Bringing this street sentiment into the halls of power, Chile’s parliament voted to suspend trade talks with Israel. Continue reading

Cómo Cuba y Venezuela Actuaron Como ‘Rompehuelgas’ de la Revolución Siria

29 Jun

[Traducido por Gab Chaag.]

Golpeando a los  imbéciles  que son las prominentes figuras de la izquierda extrema — gente como George Galloway, John Rees, y Tariq Ali — y su complicidad con el régimen sirio durante la campaña de exterminio contra su propio pueblo podría ser emocionalmente satisfactoria, pero es injusta. Estas personas así como son impotentes, no tienen idea; son viejas glorias, perpetuamente atrapadas tratando (y fallando) de revivir la gloria de los días de su influencia, ya sea 1968 o 2003.

Lo que dicen y hacen cuenta poco para el mundo real. Continue reading

Pseudoleftism and the Self-Destruction of George Galloway

4 Jun

George Galloway is not someone to be allied with. Every political cause he champions becomes damaged; everything he gets involved in becomes a scandal. Members of the British parliament are expected to be hypocritical, ego-driven, and self-serving at times – they are politicians, after all – but Galloway exhibits all three traits constantly and with a uniquely manic ferocity.

Despite his politically destructive and wholly opportunistic behavior, he is undoubtedly popular among British Muslims; their support remains important to keeping him in the House of Commons. This enduring support will not be easily undone even though it has outlived its legitimacy.

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Freedom, Human Rights, Rule of Law: The Goals and Guiding Principles of the Islamic Front and Its Allies

17 May

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In the name of God, The Most Merciful and Most Compassionate

Revolutionary Covenant

Revolutionary forces are fully aware of the gravity of the current situation our blessed revolution is going through, and in the pursuit of unifying efforts and joining forces within a common framework that serves the interests of the Syrian people, these forces confirm their commitment to the following: Continue reading

Courting Disaster: The Campaign to Topple Ahmad Jarba

28 Apr

Over the past few months, a curious campaign has developed among Syrian oppositionists focused on ousting not Bashar al-Assad but National Coalition of Opposition and Revolutionary Forces President Ahmad al-Jarba. Whoever is behind this campaign is trying to create the impression that the people reject Jarba just as they reject Assad. For example, “Toppling the Coalition President” was the name chosen for the Friday protests on March 21, 2014 and their images are modeled on the coalition’s #EnoughWithAssad meme. Continue reading

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