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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.

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. 

West prepares to intervene in Syria

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

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. 

Western arms threaten Syria’s troubled revolt

28 May 2013
People fighting Assad's regime in Syria have welcomed the European Union's decision to lift the arms embargo against the Syrian opposition. But the West has offered a poisoned gift.

Imperialist powers go into battle for spoils of Syria's revolution

21 May 2013
The “chaos” of the Syrian revolution marks a shift in the balance of power in the Middle East. It is not certain which competing imperial and regional powers will win.But it is clear that the Syrian revolution could end up being the loser. 

Britain doubles 'non-lethal' aid to Syria

14 May 2013
Two car bombs went off in the Turkish border town of Reyhanli, last week, killing at least 47 people and injuring many more. It intensified the fear of Syria’s civil war extending across the border. 

Support revolt by opposing the West

07 May 2013
Calls for Western intervention in Syria are getting louder.

Syrian rebels' fury at Israeli bombs

07 May 2013
As Israeli planes bomb Damascus and the Assad regime begins a bloody new offensive, rebels in Syria are fighting to defend their revolution and its independence, reports Simon Assaf

West won't help revolt in Syria

30 April 2013
The allegation that Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad used Sarin nerve gas against opposition forces has led some Western politicians to renew calls for military intervention.

Palestinian revolutionary: 'Assad is no friend of the Palestinians'

23 April 2013
Haitham is a revolutionary from the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus. He spoke about the role of Palestinians in the Syrian revolution at last month’s World Social Forum in Tunisia

Syria: the struggle within the revolution

23 April 2013
The Syrian revolution is portrayed as degenerating into anarchy and sectarianism, now at the mercy of outside powers. But Simon Assaf interviewed revolutionaries taking part in the committees determined to take control of their own lives in the midst of the fighting

Cameron warns on arms to Syria

21 March 2013
David Cameron threatened to break the European arms embargo on sending military aid to Syria on Friday of last week.

West fights for Syrian transition

21 March 2013
British special forces have joined other Western powers training Syrian fighters based in Jordan.

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