[Marxism] Socialist Action on Libya and Syria

Ken Hiebert knhiebert at shaw.ca
Thu Oct 20 10:22:18 MDT 2016


Louis Proyect said: 
Re: Eric Draitser’s mea culpa

One cannot exactly be sure why Eric Draitser wrote an article titled 
“Syria and the Left: Time to Break the Silence” but it probably marks 
the first acknowledgement that there are people who oppose the pro-Assad 
articles that he, Mike Whitney, Pepe Escobar, John Wight, Andre Vltchek, 
Diana Johnstone, Rick Sterling, Gary Leupp, Jeff Mackler, Paul Larudee, 
Vanessa Beeley, Eva Bartlett and others have been writing for the past 5 
years.

full: https://louisproyect.org/2016/10/20/eric-draitsers-mea-culpa/


Ken Hiebert replies:
Louis includes Jeff Mackler as one of those who has been writing pro-Assad articles for the past 5 years.
I went back and looked in the Socialist Action archive.
The articles that appeared on Syria and Libya at the time were quite good.
https://socialistaction.org/2011/03/06/us-hands-off-libya-victory-to-the-workers-and-peasants-uprising-against-qaddafi/

https://socialistaction.org/2011/05/06/syria-intensifies-repression/

https://socialistaction.org/2011/08/21/victory-to-the-syrian-peoples-uprising-usnato-hands-off/


In September of 2011 I was taken aback by the SA statement on Libya and I wrote this comment.
http://www.internationalviewpoint.org/spip.php?article2301




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