Monday, April 25, 2011

Communist Action Party in Syria

I have always admired this radical communist opposition group in Syria.  It used to be named Communist Action League.  It launched armed struggle against the Syrian regime back in 1976 when the orthodox Stalinist Bakdash communist party sided with the regime at all costs.  The Communist Action Party was ruthlessly and brutally suppressed: the fact that the party was predominantly `Alawite in composition only incensed the regime more.  I met a few of party members who fled to Lebanon over the years.  I am getting information from comrades in Syria that the party has been active in the protests, especially in the sit-in in Homs.  So no, not all the protesters are Salafite nuts, but Salafite nuts are there too.  That can't be denied.