This citizen journalism image provided by Aleppo Media Center AMC which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows anti-Syrian regime protesters holding Syrian revolution flags, during a demonstration in the neighborhood of Bustan Al-Qasr in Aleppo, Syria, Friday, June 28, 2013. Intense shelling by Syrian government troops on a village in the country's south killed several women and girls overnight as forces loyal to President Bashar Assad pushed ahead with an offensive against rebels near the border with Jordan, activists said Friday. (AP Photo/Aleppo Media Center AMC)

Last months have been signed by an intense debate among the left-wing about the Syrian revolution and, specifically, on the stand regarding the massacre carried by the forces which support the regime of the dictator Bashar al-Assad. Sadly, the debate was not limited to the ideas; on the contrary, those who support the fair struggle of the Syrian people have been suffering unjustified affronts, intimations and threatens, mainly on social networks.

By Corriente Roja.


These affronts and threatens were specifically cruel to female comrades, and were carried by anonymous individuals as much as by some known members of several organizations which claim to be leftists but expose in a sad way the reigning male-chauvinism.

We face again methods that have nothing to do with the tradition of the working movement on how to deal with differences within. Such is the hideous Stalinist tradition.

These people now intimidating and threatening are the same that since the beginning of the Syrian revolution supported Assad, when the situation was a popular rebellion dealing with the murder of thousands of pacific protesters which opened the way to a bloody offensive that lasts until the present.

They are the same who embellish and encourage a terrorist regime like Assad’s, alleging a difference between the ‘good’ and the ‘bad’ bloody dictatorships in name of geopolitics. They are the same who support the criminal intervention of Putin’s aviation, of troops of the theocratic dictatorship of the Ayatollahs and fundamentalist Shiite foreign militias against the Syrian people.

They are also the same who amalgamate the rebels with Fascist Jihadism of ISIS or Al-Qaeda and, at the same time, make a front with the European ultra right-wing and Fascism by supporting Assad, Putin and the Ayatollahs.

For a long time, if there was a characteristic feature of the left-wing it was precisely the support of peoples raising against dictatorships. Now, we face a left-wing capable of justifying the massacre of a people under geopolitical considerations, and which does not hesitate in using methods of Stalinist tradition, alien to the workers’ movement, to fight those who think differently. This ‘left-wing’ is marked for the future.

We want to express our total support to the comrades intimidated and threatened, especially our female comrades. We demand the end of these intimidations and insults and state clearly we will not be silenced.

January 2017.