Latest dispatch from a messed up world
Syria, anti-imperialism and solidarity
- Leila al-Shami in Freedom on the left's failure of solidarity with Idlib and in the NYT on the deathblow for democracy in Syria.
- One Day in Hell - a survivor’s testimony from Assad’s infamous Douma market massacre of 2015, by Sameer Al-Doumy.
- Oz Katerji in the New Statesman on Emily Thornberry's disastrous embrace of Kremlin disinformation over Syria.
- Mark Boothroyd on why Labour must not remain silent over Idlib.
- Bill Weinberg on the warming relations between Rojava and the Assad regime.
- Brian Whitaker on questions about the Douma chemical attack, in light of the UN investigation, and on false flag and failed Russian "predictions" of faked chemical attacks.
- Simon Tisdall on Russian disinformation softening us up before Idlib.
- Charles Davis: Despite the Violence, Trump Keeps on Deporting Nicaraguans and Woodward’s Book Should Kill the Myth of a Pro-War Coup Against an Antiwar President.
- Jason Wilson: Address the consequences of Bannon's actions, not just his words.
Labour's national socialist turn
- Tendance Coatesy continues to track the growing power of "sovereigntism" on the left, including in the British Labour Party. A recent depressing manifestation is John McDonnell's call to appease UKIP by offering a "traditional British" anti-immigration compromise. In Clarion, Simon Hannah calls for a turn instead to a different immigration politics.
- John Cunningham on the development of antisemitism in Hungary.
Anti-fascist prisoners in Russia
- Arman Sagynbayev: I Was Tortured by the FSB.