The Arab Spring that swept across north Africa and West Asia promised a new beginning for working class communities. The reality has been one of broken promises, repression and war.
Syria has probably witnessed the greatest bloodshed where during the last seven years, with reactionary, repressive, conservative and imperialist forces conspiring to defeat the popular uprising.
APC asked Joe Daher, a long time Syrian activist, to assess the current situation, to look back over the last few years to see how we got to this disaster and what lessons the left and solidarity movements can learn. He is a Swiss-Syrian socialist activist, academic, and founder of the blog Syria Freedom Forever and the author of Hezbollah: Political Economy of the Party of God (2016, Pluto Press).
Asia Pacific Currents provides updates of labour struggles and campaigns from the Asia Pacific region. It is produced by Australia Asia Worker Links, in the studio of 3CR Radio in Melbourne, Australia
Image: Wikimedia - Anti government demonstration Syria
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