[Marxism] WW4 Report: Solidarity with Afrin and Idlib

mkaradjis . mkaradjis at gmail.com
Mon Jan 29 07:47:10 MST 2018


Bill Weinberg has been a very strong supporter of the PYD/YPG (much
less critical than I am), but he opposes selective solidarity, as he
writes here: "But while Noam Chomsly and David Graeber issued a
statement in support of Afrin, they—like most of the Western left—are
silent about the aggression against Idlib."
Well-done Bill.

Podcast: Solidarity with Afrin and Idlib

http://countervortex.org/node/15821

Submitted by WW4 Report on Sat, 01/27/2018 - 22:36

As Turkey invades Syrian territory to attack the Kurdish-controlled
enclave of Afrin, the Assad regime and its Russian sponsors are
bombarding the rebel-held province of Idlib. Civilian populations in
each are facing military attack. And the Rojava Kurds as well as the
autonomous municipalities of Idlib are animated by an ethic of popular
council-based democracy. But while Noam Chomsly and David Graeber
issued a statement in support of Afrin, they—like most of the Western
left—are silent about the aggression against Idlib. The destructive
meddling of the Great Powers could unleash an Arab-Kurdish ethnic war
in Syria—a potentially disastrous sequel to the war against ISIS. It
is urgent to rebuild Arab-Kurdish solidarity against the Assad regime,
the jihadists and the intervening imperialist powers—and for a
democratic and secular future for Syria. Bill Weinberg explores this
question on Episode Two of the CounterVortex podcast. You can listen
on SoundCloud.

Music: Moh Alileche, "It Started in Tunisia"

Production by Chris & William Rywalt




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