Is the Syrian Revolution at its End? Is Third Camp Abstentionism Justified?

An essay on the organs of popular power in the liberated area of Syria, on the character of the different sectors of the Syrian rebels, and on the failure of those leftists who deserted the Syrian Revolution

 

By Michael Pröbsting, Revolutionary Communist International Tendency, 5 April 2017, www.thecommunists.net

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Contents

 

 

 

Part I

 

Introduction

 

The Nature of the Local Coordination Councils in Syria

 

 

 

Part II

 

The Contradictory Nature of the Petty-Bourgeois Rebel Factions

 

A note on the adjectival juxtaposition of "progressive" to liberal democrats versus "reactionary" to Islamists

 

Hayyat Tahrir al-Sham and Other Islamist Militias

 

The Role of Religion in Democratic and National Liberation Struggles

 

Some Arguments on the Ongoing Progressive Character of the Syrian Revolution

 

Have the Rebels Become Agents of US Imperialism and Regional Powers?

 

 

 

Part III

 

On Foreign Powers' Support for Liberation Movements

 

Lenin and Trotsky on Liberation Struggles and Imperialist Interference

 

What Did Lenin and Trotsky Say about Getting Support from Imperialists?

 

 

 

Part IV

 

Imagining Two Different Scenarios: The Revolution Succeeds/Fails in Overthrowing the Assad Regime

 

A Period of Defeats and Retreats: What Are the Reasons?

 

Some Thoughts on the Future Prospects of the Arab Revolution

 

The Urgent Need for a Revolutionary Party