The Arab revolution keeps expanding. Even in countries such as Egypt and Tunisia, where dictatorial regimes have been abolished the processes keep developing. Its roots are in the 30 or 50 year-old struggle against dictatorships; the tremendous social contradictions between the wealth of the natural resources that contrasts to the poverty of most of the population; and the corruption of the regimes and governments. The effects of the international economic crisis triggered rising unemployment especially among the youth, and an increase in prices of basic products. In the Arab world there is not a single country that remained immune to revolutionary processes: Tunisia was the first, there was an ascent with Egypt, and then it expanded to Libya, Bahrain, Yemen and the entire region of North Africa and Middle East, including Syria. But today, all these processes face counterattack by the counterrevolution that is characterised by a great virulence even if its shape and main characters differ.
Syria is part of the Arab revolution
The Arab revolution as a whole expresses the struggle against imperialist looting and Israel. Libya and Syria are no exception to this rule. The explanation coming from their governments (who say that the popular struggle is a “conspiracy” against the regimes that “oppose imperialism”) is an absolute lie. In spite of all his speeches the president of Syria is the guardian of regional order and stability: the border between that country and Israel is the most peaceful in the entire region. Gaddafi, on the other hand, did not even try to maintain his anti-imperialist posture when the Libyan revolution broke out. Continue reading