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

Andrew Pollack acpollack2 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 11 12:31:02 MST 2016


And remember Socialist Project/Bullet is the work of Panitch & Gindin,
who've published some great stuff but also pro-Tsipras swill.

On Fri, Nov 11, 2016 at 1:57 PM, Louis Proyect via Marxism <
marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:

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> 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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