Antiwar & socialist activists I’ve organized & marched with for over 50 years have not uttered one word against Syrian & Russian bombing of civilians in Eastern Ghouta. Because they support it. But then, despite their US regime change rhetoric, neither did they write a peep of protest about US bombing of civilians in Mosul or Raqqa. Nor for that matter have most of them ever had much to say about the Arab Spring uprisings, the occupations of Kashmir & Palestine, the genocide against the Rohingya people, or the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, & Libya. It’s not exaggeration to say that when political activists begin to fall apart, the first thing to go is a commitment to oppressed humanity whoever they are, wherever they live & instead a preoccupation with trade union activities within their national borders. It’s an iron law of political degeneration.