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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.

Syria's history of repression and revolt

03 September 2013
Syria’s modern history has been shaped by imperial domination.

‘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.

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.

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.

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

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.

West prepares to intervene in Syria

18 June 2013
Western intervention is a danger to the struggle against dictatorship, says Judith Orr

US troops in Syria only threaten the revolution

18 June 2013
The US government wants to score a win in its regional cold war against Iran. The revolutionary struggle for emancipation in Syria would become the collateral damage. 

Capture of key Syrian city by Assad’s forces edges war closer to Lebanon

11 June 2013
Syrian government forces, supported by the Lebanese Hizbollah militia, retook the crucial city of Qusair last week. 

Proxy war in Syria is part shadow boxing

04 June 2013
The great powers seem to be squaring off over bleeding, war-torn Syria, writes Alex Callinicos. Britain and France have bludgeoned the European Union (EU) into ending its embargo on arms supplies to the rebels. 

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