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Revolution and Tragedy: Is Syria the world’s future?
Date Sunday July 29
Time 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Event Type Class/Workshop
Organizer/AuthorNews & Letters
Emailbanandl [at] yahoo.com
Location Details
Nimbly-Proctor Library 6501 Telegraph Ave. (at Alcatraz) Oakland, Ca.

Dara’a is an epicenter of the Putin-Trump led march toward global fascism. Dara’a is the southern Syrian region that initiated the 2011 Arab Spring inspired, democratic, peaceful revolution against the fascist (“national socialist”) Assad regime. Once again Russian bombs rain down and, with the help of Assad’s army and Iranian militia, usher in a total reign of terror on the civilian population. This human catastrophe created additional 300,000 refugees after over 400,000 Syrians have been killed. The cabal creates these refugees only to designate them as a less-than-human “infestation.”

Not since WWII have we faced such an abyss. How can one retain one’s humanity in these times?

From Yassin al-Haj Saleh's Impossible Revolution:

My impression about this curious situation is that they simply do not see us; it is not about us at all. Syria is only an additional occasion for their old anti-imperialist tirades, never the living subject of the debate ... We, rank-and-file Syrians, refugees, women, students, intellectuals, human rights activists, political prisoners ... do not exist ... But honestly I’ve failed to discern who is right and who is left in the West from a leftist Syrian point of view ... Before helping Syrians or showing solidarity with Syrians, the mainstream Western left need to help themselves.

Where: Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave., Oakland

When: Sunday, July 29, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Added to the calendar on Wednesday Jul 18th, 2018 2:32 PM

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