[Marxism] Leon Sedov Brigade in Syria

John Reimann 1999wildcat at gmail.com
Tue Jul 31 03:41:01 MDT 2018

"ON MAY 1 I went out to the Worker’s Day parade in Milan. It was supposed
to be a day of unity and celebration. Instead, I saw people who shared the
same political culture and almost the same political affiliation clash
violently over the Syrian flags they were waving: the Assadists with the
red, white, and black flag of the Syrian government started a fight with
some pro-Kurdish activists who carried the yellow banner of Rojava—the
Kurdish-led Democratic Federation of Northern Syria—calling them traitors
and imperialists. And then, all of a sudden, both groups stopped fighting
each other and turned their attention on a common enemy, the green flag of
the Free Syrian Army, carried by some staunch supporters of the country’s
2011 revolution....

"One of the factions who don’t see things this way are the members of a
small, almost unknown group of communist fighters called the Leon Sedov
Brigade. Founded by a group of five to ten young guys from Argentina, all
desperate to aid the revolution, the brigade counted more than two hundred
fighters at its peak, almost all Syrians, according to Abu Muad, a member
of the Brigade I spoke with via Skype in May."


*“In politics, abstract terms conceal treachery.” *from "The Black
Jacobins" by C. L. R. James
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