Ben Norton

March 23, 2015


Alliance Editors’ Note:  Today’s global powers and regional powers in the Middle East are in agreement about maintaining the Assad regime(possibly without Assad). However, the contrast that the following article draws between the anti-war Left in 1915 and that of today, is an important one for us to remember.

“When confronted with the obscene violence of World War I,  100 years ago, the strategy of the leaders of the internationalist Left was to oppose both bourgeois sides of the inter-imperialist conflict and instead advance the cause of proletarian internationalism. Today, the strategy of much of the “internationalist” Left is to simply support the side that’s not the West in a kneejerk reaction and dub it “anti-imperialism.”

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