[Marxism] Anarchist speaks from Afrin

A.R. G amithrgupta at gmail.com
Sun Dec 30 19:21:31 MST 2018

Kind of indicates that those types take extreme stances only when
convenient, and then suddenly find a way to "settle" for everything that
isn't convenient. I know it's not worth grouping all anarchists together
but it would explain why they are ready to go larping against fringe hate
groups while adopting talking points from J-Street when it comes to Israel
inside the Western countries. Same thing here: the anarchists from afar
condemn the Assad regime, but the handful that actually go to Syria are
ready to make concessions to him while fighting everyone else. Wherever
they are, they operate within the lines rather than re-drawing them.

Amith R. Gupta

On Sun, Dec 30, 2018 at 1:45 AM John Reimann via Marxism <
marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:

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> Here is a report from a US or European anarchist in Afrin. Notice that his
> entire narrative is about fighting ISIS and Turkey. Not a hint that the
> PUD/YPG opposes Assad. And it's clear that he got this from the PYD/YPG.
> Here's the best he can say: "
> *Overthrowing Assad by military means is a dead project—or, at least, the
> things that would have to happen to make it plausible again in the near
> future are even more horrifying than the regime is. I hope that somehow,
> someday, there can be some kind of settlement between the regime and
> YPG/YPJ, and the regime and the rebels in Idlib, and everyone else who has
> been suffering here."*
> A "settlement" with Assad? Really?
> https://crimethinc.com/2018/12/28/the-threat-to-rojava-an-anarchist-in-syria-speaks-on-the-real-meaning-of-trumps-withdrawal?fbclid=IwAR2i6ytRiLIpn9MiDPPvOl8DD0FYlf3C1iyDKUhgWmBFn0Pa0WDXRDkzlD4
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