Editorial of the newspaper of the Revolutionary Left Current in Syria: A transitional government… for whom?
Editorial of the newspaper of the Revolutionary Left Current in Syria: A
transitional government� for whom?
Posted on April 7,
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Editorial of the newspaper of the Revolutionary Left Current in Syria:
April 6, 2013
Front Line, the newspaper of the Revolutionary Left Current in Syria
Issue 13 � March 2013
*A TRANSITIONAL GOVERNMENT � FOR WHOM?*
The extension of the �liberated� areas from the shackles of the dictatorial
bourgeois regime, and the extent of mass destruction which they undergo
from the continuous shelling by regime forces, and the devastation of
infrastructures and all aspects of social life, is accompanied by an
increase in the number of local and civilian councils attempting to manage
the affairs of the daily life of citizens. In parallel, coordination
committees continue to develop in the form of self-organizing structures of
the popular movement, while the battalions of the Popular Resistance
democratic army � composed of masses who have borne arms and dissident
soldiers � play their role of confronting the killing machine of the
dictatorial regime; we exclude here the jihadists and Islamists supported
by oil monarchies and who are minority factions and who limit their
ambition to something else: an Islamic state, i.e., a reactionary project
for which the revolutionary masses did not make their sacrifices; they did
so rather for freedom, democracy, equality and social justice.
The transitional government we support must embody the revolutionary social
components of the popular revolution, namely the workers, poor peasants and
soldiers. It should not be a game or a contract awarded following demands
from Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey in one of the hotels in Istanbul, and
behind which are aligned the Muslim Brothers who have become a burden and
an obstacle to the victory of the revolution because of their opportunism,
their organic subordination to backward states, notably Qatar, and their
ignoble use of financial funding and medias of their states to buy allies
among the ranks of the people � which was denounced in many demonstrations.
The Brotherhood-liberal government of Hito was established under the demand
of Qatar, and these maneuvers of the Muslim Brotherhood have been rejected
by the Free Army and the popular movement. It thus becomes a component of
the counter-revolution, of which it is our duty to bring down, like the
We call for a transitional government that would be the revolutionary
expression of the power of the people in revolt.
*THE REVOLUTION � A THIRD YEAR �*
This majestic popular revolution enters its third year, in a context of
major sacrifices, destruction, suffering and exile. And this is the
revolution that extends its �liberated� territories, tightens its grip on
the regime of the decadent junta and increasingly approaches victory.
And despite the big uproar about the so-called regional and international
support for the struggle of the Syrian people, we must admit the naked
truth: our revolution is an orphan one, and many of those who claim to be
its friends betray it.
The allocation of the seat of Syria in the Arab League to the National
Coalition has no more than a little symbolic value, since this league is a
decaying institution of corrupt regimes facing popular uprisings. As for
the financial support and weapons, it is almost all support by the Sheikhs
of Qatar and Gulf group to the jihadists and Muslim brothers who, with the
junta regime, constitute components of the counter-revolution, one wanting
to steal it or turn into a religious war, the other working with all its
power to put an end to it. None of these forces want it to triumph as a
liberation revolution of the people from the yoke of repression,
authoritarianism, exploitation � for an emancipated society based on
justice and equality.
Our revolution is indeed a majestic one. It is not only facing a murderous
regime of the worst kind, which does not hesitate to treat its people as an
enemy and try to crush them with all kinds of weapons and missiles. But it
is also a magnificent revolution because it was able to prevent all parties
of the above-cited counterrevolution from achieving their goals while
preserving its original claims of emancipation, equality and justice.
The challenges facing the popular revolution are many, including the
attitude of many jihadis and Islamist groups who try to impose their
visions and social conceptions in the liberated areas and have so far
failed: the popular masses have challenged them in Aleppo, Mayadin,
Al-Qusayr and other cities. It also faces delinquency and crime of armed
groups that act as gangs and not as insurgents. Our revolution is also
facing a siege, destruction, maneuvers and hypocrisy of the so-called
�friends� of the Syrian people, who despite their promises have not
provided arms to the democratic forces in the popular resistance, while
weapons and money flow to the jihadists and Islamists.
Despite these challenges, the Syrian people know their path and the
revolution advances in its original social and national context, to topple
the regime of the military junta and construct a free Syria, democratic,
pluralistic and with social justice, for the power of the workers, peasants
and the toiling masses.
All the power and all the wealth to the people!
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