[Marxism] Stop the War Coalition has refused to have anti-Assad Syrian democrats and leftwingers on its platforms."

andrew coates pabs47 at hotmail.com
Thu Dec 10 09:02:00 MST 2015


“StWC has repeatedly refused to have anti-Assad Syrian democrats and leftwingers on its platforms."
We write as previous strong supporters of the Stop the War Coalition and
 applaud its mobilisation against the disastrous UK and US attack on 
Iraq. Sadly, since then, on the issue of Syria, StWC has lost its moral 
compass and authority (Green MP Caroline Lucas steps down from Stop the War Coalition role, 8 December).
 Stop the War has failed to organise or support protests against the 
Assad dictatorship and the regime’s massacre of peaceful democracy 
protesters in 2011 – and since. Nor has it shown solidarity with the 
non-violent Syrian civil society movements for democracy and human 
rights and with the millions of innocent civilians killed, wounded and 
displaced by Assad’s barrel bombs and torture chambers. It portrays Isis
 as the main threat to Syrians, despite Assad killing at least six times
 more civilians.
StWC has repeatedly refused to have anti-Assad Syrian democrats and 
leftwingers on its platforms at events where Syria is being discussed; 
whereas it has offered a platform to pro-Assad speakers such as Issa 
Chaer and Mother Agnes (More via link).

Abdulaziz Almashi Syria Solidarity UK
Peter Tatchell human rights campaigner
Yasmine Nahlawi Rethink Rebuild
Dr Rupert Read University of East Anglia
Dr Amer Masri Scotland4Syria 
Darren Johnson Green party London assembly member
And others. 


Full letter. 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/09/stop-the-war-faces-a-coalition-of-critics?CMP=share_btn_tw

Andrew Coates  		 	   		  


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