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Monday, November 30, 2015

Opposition to bombing in Syria is rising

People in Britain and Spain are protesting the pro-imperialist and reckless bombings in Syria. According to Aljazeera New:

“Thousands of people demonstrated in London and Madrid against the potential participation of their countries in air strikes in Syria, as political momentum grows to broaden the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS).
At least 5,000 people gathered in central London on Saturday carrying placards reading "Don't bomb Syria", "Drop Cameron, not bombs", and "Don't add fuel to the fire."

That is the good news. People are rising up to oppose the imperialist oppression that has given rise to ISIS (Islamic State).
And there is some opposition to imperialist policies from the Labor Party of Britain. According to the Daily Mail:

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has risked sparking fresh controversy after blaming the rise of ISIS on Britain and the United States.
The veteran anti-war campaigner said ISIS hadn't 'come from nowhere' and was partly 'a creation of Western interventions in the region'.
Mr Corbyn, 66, said attacking the fanatical group would only make things worse and instead claimed Britain would be safer it if declared that it supported the 'diversity of faith and diversity of aspirations around the world'.”

However, just this morning, The Telegraph  reports that:

“Jeremy Corbyn rolls over in face of shadow cabinet opposition and gives free vote to Labour MPs on Syria air strike - live
There will be no official Labour party position opposing air strikes, effectively giving David Cameron the go-ahead for war - latest updates.”

As usual, parliamentary politics often prevent the opposition to certain government policies, including anti-imperialism. Party politics has a lot of draw backs in any industrialized country. That includes the US.
While most of us are not fans of ISIS, we realize that the group is part of a major conflict with the imperialist order for the west. As long they keep imperialist armies bogged down in the middle-east it is easier  to support legitimate anti-imperialist groups, such as the Communist Party of Inia (Maoist).
Conservative David Cameron, wants to get deeply involved in Syria and he wants Britain to play a major role in this imperialist murder fest.
It is time for all of us to voice our opposition to this useless and senseless war.

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