Syria and the Hypocrisy of Western Imperialism

Crocodile tears for Syria-LatuffSince last week, when Russia began bombing targets inside Syria, Western media has been overflowing with articles about the crimes of Russian imperialism in Syria. But the idea put forward that “moderate” rebels are being bombed by ruthless Russians raises more questions than it answers.

Mayhem in the Middle East and the Socialist Solution

SyrianRefugeesA grotesque humanitarian disaster looms large as crisis and conflagration ravage the Middle East. The number of people fleeing the civil war in Syria alone has now surpassed four million. “This is the biggest refugee population from a single conflict in a generation. It is a population that needs the support of the world but is instead living in dire conditions and sinking deeper into poverty,” said UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres.

Greece: SYRIZA Wins Elections, But This is No Mandate For Austerity

tsiprasSYRIZA won the elections Sunday, which Tsipras claims gives him a mandate to continue on the road he had already embarked on this summer, i.e., to apply the conditions dictated by the Troika. He, however, conveniently ignores the not unimportant detail that his government coalition (SYRIZA-ANEL) lost a total of 416,000 compared to the vote in January.

Lest We Forget—When It Was Europeans Who Were the Migrants

Migrant headline“The immigrants get all the jobs and houses, while the Italians—or British, or French—get nothing! The government should think of Italians first—or British, or French first!” How many times do we hear this kind of thinking being hyped up by the TV and press, especially the gutter press, and right-wing demagogues?