[Marxism] Socialist Project in Canada--as bad as Global Research on Syria

Richard Fidler rfidler at ncf.ca
Mon Sep 11 18:31:51 MDT 2017

Louis, you are making the same mistake you often make about independent
(non-party) left web sites. They may (like Socialist Project) publish or draw
attention to articles that do not express a "party line." In fact, as a
long-time member or associate of Socialist Project, I would be hard pressed to
describe what it's "line" is other than a determination to help build an
anticapitalist tendency in the Canadian left. 

That is why they are often read by far more people than party sites. The idea is
to acquaint readers with a variety of views one finds on the left, to stimulate
debate and critical analysis, much needed in this day and age.

I know this is hard to understand for someone like you who was trained in a
party that regarded all of its publications as "line" documents, and was very
harsh with those who intentionally or (as often as not) unintentionally strayed
from the "correct" line, but that's life. Relax, and take advantage of the
cornucopia of views one can find on sites like SP's. That's how many of us treat
Marxmail, in part because you save us from reading a lot of uninteresting stuff
in the New York Times or Washington Post, and you often point us toward more
interesting and relevant material, including some by non-Marxists, incredible as
it may seem.


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On 9/11/17 7:57 PM, Andrew Pollack via Marxism wrote:
> Louis, I don't see a link to the Crooke article.
> Anyway as I recall from discussions during the Panitch/Gindin betrayal 
> on Greece, those two are central to the Socialist Project. So I'm not 
> surprised if they have a Pink Tide line on Syria (but need citations).

It was in the News column on the right side of the page.

You can also find this:

The Much-Maligned Views of Rania Khalek on Syria Rania Khalek interviewed by
Justin Podur


I have a suspicion that Podur, who is a total Assadist, is responsible for most
of this crap with Albo serving as his enabler.

Also, I wouldn't make an amalgam between Syriza and Syria even though they are
kind of spelled alike. I have my own views on Syriza that are distinct from
Panitch and Gindin but don't think that the word betrayal applies to what they
have written. In fact, we should fucking retire the word "betrayal" along with
"petty-bourgeois" and "revisionist". It has a kind of musty, cobwebs aura that
makes me glad I left the Trotskyist movement 39 years ago. I only wish it had
been 49 years ago.
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