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DOWN WITH BASHAR al ASSADS BLOODY DICTATORSHIP
DEMOCRACY, FREEDOM AND SOCIAL JUSTICE FOR SYRIA
FOR A WORLD CAMPAIGN OF INTERNATIONAL LABOUR SOLIDARITY WITH THE SYRIAN REVOLUTION
Three years ago the Syrian people peacefully rose up to demand an end to the dictatorship. The cries for democratic rights were met with a bloody repression and horrifying terror which forced the people to armed self defense. The dictatorship, supported by its mighty allies, went to war against the Syrian people with tanks, artillery and bombings and turned the country in to a slaughter house. With more than 150 000 killed, hundreds of thousands wounded and millions of refugees the barbarity of the dictatorship should be obvious to all.
The international community, however, stands paralyzed. Even many of the worlds leftist forces turn their back on the catastrophe or hesitate in their support for the popular Syrian forces. The bloodbath seems so overwhelming and the big power intrigues so disgusting.
But the people of Syria can not turn their backs nor close their eyes. They need the support of the world now. The socialist left and labour movement, with its traditions of international solidarity with oppressed people fighting for freedom, should go in the forefront of an international offensive of solidarity with the people of Syria.
Workers and left wing parties, unions and social movements should rally to the support of the Syrian democratic revolutionaries who are fighting for their lives against the dictatorship and reactionary sectarians.
Develop links between Syrian activists and international labour movements. Get in contact with the Syrian civil society. Organize humanitarian aid convoys. Support and welcome the refugees. And bloc every where the channels of the dictatorship.
That is, build a world net of labour and left wing solidarity with the Syrian democratic revolution struggling against horrifying odds.
When the global big powers betray the promises of democracy and human rights, it is up to the international labour and left wing movement to uphold human solidarity and hope.
Let us take upon us this noble duty of internationalism, before it is to late.
Long live the Syrian revolution for democracy, humanity and social justice.
Long live the First of May and the spirit of workers internationalism.
Socialist party of Sweden
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