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‘The West’s war will weaken Syria's revolution’

03 September 2013
Western intervention will either strengthen Assad’s grip or destroy the gains of the Syrian revolt, says Lebanese socialist Bassem Chit

Things they say

03 September 2013
In their own words on Syria

Losing war vote puts Tories on the back foot

03 September 2013
We are taught that the ruling class is all-powerful, that we have to endure everything they impose, whether imperialist war or welfare cuts. Yet last week David Cameron and the Tories wanted to go to war and didn’t succeed and they are reeling from the shock.

United Nations bombs are no better for imperial victims

03 September 2013
Many people who oppose a Western attack on Syria feel that intervention would be more legitimate if the United Nations (UN) backed it but it doesn't make a difference.

Britain supplies weapons to dictators

03 September 2013
Part of the mess the government is in over Syria is about who to arm. But in the best traditions of the arms trade the Tories have it both ways.

Cameron’s defeat over Syria vote leaves rulers in disarray

03 September 2013
The ruling classes of the Western powers are in turmoil over military intervention in Syria. The British and French governments have spent months lobbying US president Barack Obama to lead a military strike on Syria. But now prime minister David Cameron has lost the vote in the British parliament. His previous belligerence just compounds the humiliation. His authority is weakened on the international stage, at home and in his own party.

Cameron—at war with his own side over Syria

03 September 2013
David Cameron’s defeat in the House of Commons last week has left the policy of using Western military power for “humanitarian” purposes in tatters.

The struggle continues across the Middle East

03 September 2013
Much of the media has written off the struggles that began the Arab Spring as either defeated or dangerous, but the revolutions aren’t over, writes Judith Orr

Islam and the resistance

03 September 2013
There are good reasons to oppose a war on Syria, and there are dreadful ones. And one of the worst is to avoid being on the same side as Islamists.

Notes from the Syrian uprising

03 September 2013
“This is a popular revolution—at its heart are the workers, the masses and the rural poor. It began in the popular working class districts and spread to the countryside.

We Stand Behind the Syrian People's Revolution - No to Foreign Intervention

01 September 2013
Statement by Revolutionary Socialists (Egypt), Revolutionary Left Current (Syria), Union of Communists (Iraq), Al-Mounadil-a (Morocco), Socialist Forum (Lebanon), League of the Workers' Left (Tunisia)

London demonstration keeps up pressure against attack on Syria

31 August 2013
Up to 5,000 people marched through central London today, Saturday, on a demonstration to oppose military intervention in Syria. Another 300 joined a demonstration in Glasgow

Cameron's defeat is proof of protest power

30 August 2013
David Cameron's humiliating defeat in yesterday's parliamentary vote on bombing Syria was the result of a decade of anti-war struggle

'Don't Bomb Syria' protesters block Whitehall

29 August 2013
Up to 1,000 people blocked Whitehall and stopped traffic in central London yesterday evening, Wednesday, against David Cameron’s threat to bomb Syria.

The regime and the West are both threats to Syrian Revolution

27 August 2013
Western powers are using the horrific gas attack on Damascus suburb of East Ghouta as an excuse for military intervention in Syria

Syria needs solidarity not imperialist war

27 August 2013
Ever since the first day of this revolutionary upsurge the Western imperialists have been regrouping so they can get back in control of the region. Declaring plans to attack Syria is the latest and most dangerous threat.

Syria ‘response’ is a dangerous gamble for the West

27 August 2013
Whatever the extract truth about the chemical weapons attack east of Damascus on Wednesday of last week, it seems to have been on a huge scale, writes Alex Callinicos

Don't bomb Syria - Western intervention will make things worse

27 August 2013
David Cameron wants Britain to join Western bombing raids but that will only bring more bloodshed.

Statement from Syrian revolutionary socialists: ‘Our revolution has no friend but the people’

27 August 2013
The Revolutionary Left Current in Syria issued a statement after the East Ghouta massacre. This is an edited extract.

Syrian conflict sucks in Lebanon

25 June 2013
Syria’s bloody conflict is destabilising the region as Bashar al-Assad’s regime fights to hold onto power against what began as a popular revolution.

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