So Much for the “Lesser Evil”: Biden Bombs Syria
In his first military action since inauguration, Joe Biden launched a series of airstrikes against Syria, signaling a renewed imperialist offensive in the region. With the power of the united working class, we must demand an end to imperialist aggression and sanctions in Syria, Iran, and the Middle East.
Sam CarlinerFebruary 26, 2021
U.S. Sanctions and Economic Turmoil Spark More Protests in Syria
Syria is in an unprecedented state of economic turmoil after years of a devastating civil war. Now with a new set of U.S. sanctions and with limited support from allied powers and Lebanese capital, the regime is backed into a corner. In response to the crisis, widespread protests against the regime and a rapidly deteriorating economic situation have emerged.
Maryam AlanizJune 19, 2020
Bombing Them to Save Them: The Imperialist Logic of War
President Trump gave the order to open a new front in the Syrian war Thursday evening. The US Navy launched 59 Tomahawk missiles hitting the ground at Al Shayrat airfield in Syria, site from where the chemical weapons were allegedly launched.
Juan CApril 7, 2017
Three Hypotheses on the Assassination of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey
The assassination of Andrei Karlov, Russian Ambassador to Turkey, occurred against the backdrop of the civil war in Syria. In particular, it takes place amidst the dramatic turn of events following the seizure of Aleppo by Assad’s despotic regime, with the support of both Russia and Iran.
Claudia CinattiDecember 20, 2016
The Geopolitics of the Civil War in Syria
The shifting alliances and the overlapping of multiple ethnic, religious, geopolitical and social conflicts that characterize the civil war in Syria seem to defy the basic premise of any war-- the distinction between “friend or foe”. This article provides a brief overview of the opposing parties.
Claudia CinattiSeptember 14, 2016
Phase Two of the Economic Crisis
The 10th international conference of the Trotskyist Fraction took place in Buenos Aires from August 7 to 14, with representatives from 14 countries. This article focuses on one major topic of discussion: the international political situation and the current stage of the global economic crisis.
Left VoiceSeptember 1, 2016