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Syria and Today's Ideological Pollution Which Also Infects the Left

Date:
Sunday, January 08, 2017
Time:
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Class/Workshop
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Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph Ave (at Alcatraz)
Oakland, Ca.

Syria and Today's Ideological Pollution Which Also Infects the Left

How can so many remain deaf to the struggle to live free? How can we not hear the streaming voices of those surviving the genocidal siege of East Aleppo? Has the Putin-Trump, post-truth, helter-skelter world subsumed the humanity of the Left? Why do so many on the Left now seem to be aligned with the Right, accepting the Putin/Assad view of reality? One witness, staying to the bitter end in East Aleppo, looked beyond a world that "doesn't like freedom." How can we let the multiple warring reactionary forces in Syria bury this revolutionary movement? Can we forget that it goes back to massive non-violent marches, attempting to extend the Arab Spring to Assad's Syria, only to be repeatedly slaughtered in the street?
Added to the calendar on Wed, Dec 28, 2016 8:16PM

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by OR
it's not really true that Aleppo has a genocidal siege before being recaptured from " the Armed opposition" and it's affiliated factions. The eastern Aleppo was occupied by the armed opposition in July 2012. the FSA had started the offensive (even according to Aljazeera). in The last Battle of recapturing Aleppo about 450 militant from the opposition and 150 from the governmental forces. and about 600 civilians were killed during the fight between the both sides.
there is no ethnic cleansing in Aleppo , the evacuees were only the militants and their families.
it's a civil war and I blame the opposition who started the war more than the government. I can't imagine the existence of armed opposition in where in the world. would you accept an armed opposition in Germany or Sweden ? the conflict had became militarized 10 days after the unrest. Precisely on 28/03/2011 during the battle of Omari Mosque in Deraa.. off course the non violent protests were spreading in the country but military actions from both sides were increasing too.

now the conflict is their , I think we should start trying to find the solution rather than blaming any party of this never ending war.
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