[Marxism] 83 percent of Palestinians in Palestine against Assad

Andrew Pollack acpollack2 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 5 10:00:21 MDT 2014

Wow. That's deep. And an interesting complement to your posting earlier
today of the great Ukraine Autonomist statement. Here we have on the one
hand some young anarchists at the bookfair stressing the national question
and needing someone to point out to them the evil of being oppressed by
one's own state; and in the Ukraine statement we have just the opposite,
i.e. "we don't give a fuck which nation's state is oppressing us, down with
them all, up with the workers!"
Gotta love 'em, even if they're underrating the Russian imperialism factor.

On Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 2:48 AM, Michael Karadjis via Marxism <
marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:

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> No surprises here for anyone who knows the history of Assad and Palestine,
> but I get continually surprised by those who don't.
> Palestinians in Palestine still overwhelmingly against Assad
> June 4, 2014 by Talal Alyan Leave a Comment
> http://beyondcompromise.com/2014/06/04/palestinians-in-palestine-still-
> overwhelmingly-against-assad/
> As Assad opts for a modest 88.7% win for his third term, the latest Pew
> Global Attitudes Survey reaffirms that the self-designated liberator of
> Palestine continues to be flatly rejected by Palestinian in Palestine. The
> survey found that 83% of Palestinians under occupation consider Bashar Al
> Assad “unfavorable”, 65% of which regard him as “very unfavorable”
> The survey confirms the prevailing contempt towards Assad, reasserting
> what surveys from previous years have already indicated.
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> source: 2014 Spring Pew Global Attitudes Survey
> There are some who might regard a survey from Pew as being suspect. They
> are free to revisit polling data from the Palestinian Center for Policy and
> Survey Research which point to the same conclusion. There will also be
> those who try to suggest that they share the Palestinian disdain for Assad
> but that he continues to be the lesser of evils and should remain on his
> throne. Palestinians under occupation disagree. The same survey found that
> 72% of Palestinians in Palestine thought that Bashar al Assad should step
> down, thereby showcasing their refusal to adopt the faulty “lesser of two
> evils” logic and the often misguided conclusions it leads to.
> People are free to take their political cues from Palestinians. But they
> would be well advised to first ensure they fully grasp what Palestinian
> opinion is.
> Talal Alyan
> Talal is a Palestinian-American writer based in Brooklyn. He tweets here.
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