Syria and Great Power Rivalry: The Failure of the „Left“

 

The bleeding Syrian Revolution and the recent Escalation of Inter-Imperialist Rivalry between the US and Russia – A Marxist Critique of Social Democracy, Stalinism and Centrism

 

by Michael Pröbsting, International Secretary of the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT), 21 April 2018, www.thecommunists.net

 

 

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Part 1:

 

Introduction

 

The liberation struggle of the Syrian people against Assad retains its just character

 

Against all imperialist aggressors!

 

Old and new Great Powers

 

 

Part 2:

 

The Ex-Stalinist turned social democrats: “God save the United Nations”

 

The Stalinists (and some caricatures in Trotskyist camouflage): social-imperialist servants of Assad and Putin

 

 

Part 3:

 

The Morenoite LIT, UIT and FLTI: the heart on the right place but not their brains

 

CWI and FT: failure to understand the imperialist nature of China and Russia

 

CWI / SWP(UK) / FT: refusing to support the Syrian Revolution

 

Conclusion