Πέμπτη, 19 Απριλίου 2018 13:45

Event-Discussion: Revolution and counter-revolution in Syria

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Revolution and counter-revolution in Syria

People’s uprising and repression by the Assad regime

Imperialist rivalries and the brutality of the war

Joseph Daher will speak

Swiss-Syrian activist, university researcher and writer

ASOEE Thursday 26th April, 19:00

The recent developments in Syrian Civil War, and the occupation of Afrin by the Turkish Army along with FSA groups pose a serious threat to the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria (DFNS), Rojava. At the same time, Assad’s regime has intensified the military operations against rebel groups in the Syrian territory. Syria is still on war, a war that today includes in an operational level the big imperialistic powers (USA and Russia), as well as regional imperialistic powers (Iran, Turkey, and Kingdoms of Gulf), occasionally in competition or in collaboration with its other.

The leading “geostrategic” approaches regarding syrian civil war are based on a representation that adopts the scheme of “big game of the imperialists and their proxy”.

They obscure and eliminate the actual story of a revolution that started at 2011, against the dictatoral/ fascist / totalitarian Assad regime. They obscure the struggles for freedom, dignity, social justice, democracy, the self-governing councils and local directoring commities, that were adopted as counterexamples, in order to organise life from places that regime forces retreated, the women’s and religion and ethnic minorities struggles for equality and freedom, the clashes of the above mentioned self-organised local masses with jihadist groups, trying to establish their fundamentalist law in the areas in their control.

They obscure and eliminate the fact that even today the rebellious Syrian people do exist, who fought, and lost but still continues to fight and lose, and confronts the counter-revolutionary repression, simultaneously for different sides: from Assad’s regime and their allies (Russian imperialism, Iranian military forces, Hezbollah militias and Iraqi shia militia) to the USA alliance for the fight against ISIS (USA, UK, Saudi Arabia, Emirates…), the turkish bourgeoisie, which treats as an existential threat every struggle of the Kurdish people, and the jihadist groups, which developed in the ground of the weakness and loses of the revolution.

They undermined and ignore that Rojava’s revolutionary experience was possible through this exact multi-level and extended revolutionary activity of the Syrian masses, but at the same time drawing for the long running history of oppression and resistance of Syrian Kurdish people. such an experience is threatened to be crushed along with the Syrian Revolution, from which it was originally powered.

The main key in understanding the complexity of Syrian Civil War is the activity of Syrian popular masses, the heroism of their resistance, their self-organisation,but at the same time the weakness of their vanguard to create a unifying political prospect/perspective. The weaknesses and the mistakes do not in the least lessen the importance of Syrian Revolution, for which, our solidarity and support should be considered unquestionable. Unfortunately, a great part of the international left, the weaknesses and the mistakes of Syrian Revolution functioned as a pretext for equal distances between the rebellious people and the Assad or, even worse, for an overt sympathy with the murderous Syrian regime, as supposedly anti-imperialist.

We invite you to the event-talk on the revolution and counter-revolution in Syria.

The main speaker will be the Swiss-Syrian revolutionary Marxist Joseph Daher, author of many books and articles on Arab revolutions and the Middle East.

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"أحرار بنّش"

“Start by fixing the mistakes of the revolution... If you cant, make them evident.... If you can't, dont prevent others from doing it.”

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