The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) claim they have 60,000 new members. Who gives a rat’s ass where they stand on the collected works of Marx & Engels? What matters is what they’re doing to oppose Syrian, Russian, US-coalition bombing in Syria, the US-NATO wars in Afghanistan, Yemen, Iraq, Somalia, Libya, what they’re doing about the genocide against Rohingya & Uyghur Muslims, & what they’re doing to defend refugees dumped in concentration camps. Theory is important, but textual exegesis & throwing quotes around from political writings is not theoretical work nor what socialism, or any kind of politics, is about. It’s about standing with the oppressed as one of them & if isn’t that, it’s pointless. If DSA has 60,000 members, why aren’t they in the streets opposing war & genocide?
An investigation into a showpiece Chinese brainwashing center for Uyghur Muslims which the far-right & Islamophobic left consider a model for how to deal with Muslim political resistance to persecution, including genocide.
Death is everywhere in Idlib, sparing no living creatures, especially the vulnerable.
Stop the bombing of Idlib.
(Photo from White Helmets)
A Syrian journalist in Idlib posted an image of a small boy in a refugee camp beheaded in a Syrian bombing attack. Without his head, it will be harder to identify which terrorist group the little boy belonged to but since Assad, his propagandists, & US antiwar groups claim al-Qaeda rules Idlib, he must belong to an al-Qaeda faction. Or is this child’s death another war crime supported by Pilger, Tariq Ali, Chomsky, Fisk, Prashad, all the leading voices of the so-called left & the corrupted antiwar movement to defend the Assad dictatorship’s right to self-determination?
Stop the bombing of Idlib. They are civilians, not terrorists.