[Marxism] FW: Socialists and wars in the 21st century - The case of Syria

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Nov 11 11:57:41 MST 2016

On 11/11/16 1:21 PM, Richard Fidler via Marxism wrote:
> In a recent article, "Syria and the Antiwar Tradition,"
> published in the Socialist Project's on-line bulletin The
> Bullet, David Bush discusses various positions taken by
> international left currents on issues raised by the current
> war in Syria and asks what, if anything, socialists can or
> should do about it.

Bush's article also appeared in Canadian Dimension, where he serves as 
an editor.

My articles have appeared there over the years and I consider the 
founder Cy Gonick a friend.

But unfortunately, Cy and the other editors share the same messed up 
views on Syria as Monthly Review, a magazine that obviously inspired 
Canadian Dimension. A brief search on "Syria" will reveal articles that 
condemn the White Helmets and other typically Assadist propaganda. They 
have also published James Petras on Syria, who is a deranged anti-Semite 
and I don't use that term lightly.

This stuff is like a disease that has infected the left like a venereal 
disease. Trotsky once called Stalinism the syphilis of the workers 
movement. This Assadism is like AIDS.

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