[Marxism] Gallup Survey shows majority denounces Assad and YPG deal with the regime

Nick Fredman nick.j.fredman at gmail.com
Wed Nov 13 18:18:09 MST 2019

Well nice skirting of the actual point that there’s been decades of
institutional Arab chauvinism in Syria that might just affect how Arab
people think. But in any case do you have a reference for any change in
language suppression, particularly in schools, after 2011? I’ve never seen
anything about that, outside Administration areas, which the regime had no
say over.

On Thu, 14 Nov 2019 at 11:57 am, Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com> wrote:

> On 11/13/19 6:26 PM, Nick Fredman wrote:
> > No, I’m not kidding, as it’s very obviously true. Whatever specific
> > favors Alawites are granted, and despite Syria’s multi-ethnic and
> > multi-lingual reality, Arabic is the only official language in Syria,
> > and the only language allowed in schools, big issues for many oppressed
> > peoples around the world.
> Interesting that this suppression of language rights was suspended after
> 2011. Just goes to show you how calculating Assad was. And the Kurds
> took the bait, hook, line and sinker.

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