Sometimes it gets to me that so few progressive or socialist journals write about the freedom struggle in Kashmir. Educating & building a solidarity movement should be a political priority. But then I remember that most of them wrote almost nothing about Palestinians, BDS, or the Arab Spring uprisings of 2011-2013.

At one point, I told a fellow from the grouplet Socialist Action that their lack of reporting about Palestinians & failure to build BDS was the sign of significant political problems within the organization. It could even be called a betrayal. Jeff Mackler, the guru of the SA cult, emailed me a single, not particularly informed article he had written on Palestine to show me I was wrong.

It should come as no surprise that Mackler & SA are now leading figures in the Hands Off Syria Coalition, reducing themselves to apologetics for Assad against charges of using sarin gas to bomb civilians. That kind of political corruption has explanations that should be investigated because most other socialist groups share their stinking decline into alliance with fascists. Whither goest such a left? Eventually into oblivion. And not fast enough.