cropped-cropped-dokument-1-seite0015.jpgReport: Rally against Assad’s Genocidal Attack on Idlib (Syria)

Out on the Streets to Protest against the Chemical Weapons Massacre by the Assad Regime!

 

After the Call to “Ignite the Fronts” in Syria – Let us organize international solidarity!

 

Report (with pictures and video) on a rally in Vienna on the 05th April 2017 by the Revolutionär-Kommunistische Organisation BEFREIUNG (Austrian Section of the RCIT), www.thecommunists.net, www.rkob.net, 07.04.2017

 

 

 

Assad, once again, butchered the Syrian people. While in 2013 he told the world to destroy every chemical weapons he had, today the revolutionaries still have to suffer horrible massacres by the regime. From the very beginning of the Syrian Revolution we stood on the side of the fighting forces against the dictatorship. Given the urgent need of victory for the revolutionaries, our international tendency – the RCIT – has called upon all sincere progressive activists to answer our call to protest against the massacre in Idlib! (1)

 

The Austrian section of the RCIT joined a rally of the Syrian community in Vienna on 05th March. It was a spontaneous reaction of outcry against the counter-revolutionary attacks of Assad and Russia as well as the hypocrisy of the West. The spirited atmosphere with about 150 people participating showed that the activists for the Syrian Revolution are still ready to continue the struggle. Comrade Michael Pröbsting, the International Secretary of the RCIT, delivered a speech which was cheered by the crowd:

 

“Two days ago the American ambassador told before the UN literally: ‘The removal of Assad is no priority for us.’ The truth is: the Great Powers – Russia, USA and Europe – work together, for Assad and against the Syrian Revolution!“ emphasized comrade Michael. He stressed, that after the call to “ignite the fronts” in Syria, the resistance movements now needs international solidarity more than ever. In Europe, we need to organize movements to support the Syrian Revolution and to end the reactionary policy of the Great Powers.

 

After this massacre, we need to unite more than ever against the Assad regime and the reactionary Great Powers! The workers and peasants can only win when they independently organize themselves to overthrow Assad! Victory to the Syrian Revolution!

 

(1) Out on the Streets to Protest against the Chemical Weapons Massacre by the Assad Regime! 5th April 2017 www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/africa-and-middle-east/cw-massacre-in-idlib/

 

 

 

View pictures of the rally below

 

A video of the speech of Michael Pröbsting can be viewed below or here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRu-Ubdz7MQ

 

The Austrian state TV published a brief report about the rally which can be viewed here: http://tvthek.orf.at/profile/ZIB-Magazin/5521881/ZIB-Magazin/13925250/Verursacher-des-Giftgasangriffs-unklar/14023284 (Minute 1:50-2:21)

 

Another video report about the rally has been published by the Syrian-Palestinian journalist Ahmed Morad on his Facebook page “Be With Me A Reporter”: https://www.facebook.com/BWMAR/videos/1303271016416360/

 

Reports and excerpts of an interview with Michael Pröbsting have been published by several Turkish media outlets: http://www.yenisafak.com/dunya/idlibdeki-katliam-viyanada-protesto-edildi-2639121; http://www.aksam.com.tr/dunya/idlibdeki-katliam-viyanada-protesto-edildi/haber-611909; http://www.yenihaberden.com/avusturyada-idlib-protestosu-281093h.htm;

 

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About RCIT Britain

What the RCIT stands for Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT) The Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT)is a revolutionary combat organisation fighting for the liberation of the working class and all oppressed. It has national sections in a number of countries. The working class is composed of all those (and their families) who are forced to sell their labor power as wage earners to the capitalists. The RCIT stands on the theory and practice of the revolutionary workers’ movement associated with the names of Marx, Engels, Lenin, and Trotsky. Capitalism endangers our lives and the future of humanity. Unemployment, war, environmental disasters, hunger, and exploitation are all part of everyday life under capitalism as are the imperialistic oppression of nations, the national oppression of migrants, and the oppression of women, young people, and homosexuals. Therefore, we want to eliminate capitalism. The liberation of the working class and all oppressed is possible only in a classless society without exploitation and oppression. Such a society can only be established internationally. Therefore, the RCIT is fighting for a socialist revolution at home and around the world. This revolution must be carried out and lead by the working class, for only this class has the collective power to bring down the ruling class and build a socialist society. The revolution cannot proceed peacefully because a ruling class never has nor ever will voluntarily surrender its power. By necessity, therefore, the road to liberation includes armed rebellion and civil war against the capitalists. The RCIT is fighting for the establishment of workers’ and peasants’ republics, where the oppressed organize themselves in councils democratically elected in rank-and-file meetings in factories, neighbourhoods, and schools. These councils, in turn, elect and control the government and all other statue authorities, and always retain the right to recall them. Authentic socialism and communism have nothing to do with the so-called “socialism” that ruled in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, and which continues to do so in China and Cuba, for example. In these countries, the proletariat was and is dominated and oppressed by a privileged party bureaucracy. Under capitalism, the RCIT supports all efforts to improve the living conditions of the workers and oppressed, while simultaneously striving to overthrow this system based on economic exploitation of the masses. Towards these ends, we work from within the trade unions where we advocate class struggle, socialism, and workers’ democracy. But trade unions and social democracy are controlled by a bureaucracy perniciously connected with the state and capital via status, high-paying jobs, and other privileges. Thus, the trade union bureaucracy is far from the interests and living conditions of its members, based as it is on the top, privileged layers of the working class – a labor aristocracy which has no real interest in replacing capitalism. Therefore, the true struggle for the liberation of the working class, the toppling of capitalism and the establishment of socialism, must be based on the broad mass of the proletariat rather than their “representative” from the upper trade union strata. We also fight for the expropriation of the big land owners as well as for the nationalisation of the land and its distribution to the poor and landless peasants. Towards this goal we struggle for the independent organisation of the rural workers. We support national liberation movements against oppression. We also support the anti-imperialist struggles of oppressed peoples against the great powers. Within these movements we advocate a revolutionary leadership as an alternative to nationalist or reformist forces. While the RCIT strives for unity of action with other organizations, we are acutely aware that the policies of social democrats and pseudo-revolutionary groups are dangerous, and ultimately represent an obstacle to the emancipation of the working class, peasants, and the otherwise oppressed. In wars between imperialist states we take a revolutionary defeatist position: we do not support either side, but rather advocate the transformation of the war into a civil war against the ruling class in each of the warring states. In wars between imperialist powers (or their stooges) and a semi-colonial countries we stand for the defeat of the former and the victory of the oppressed countries. As communists, we maintain that the struggle against national oppression and all types of social oppression (women, youth, sexual minorities etc.) must be lead by the working class, because only the latter is capable of fomenting a revolutionarily change in society . Therefore, we consistently support working class-based revolutionary movements of the socially oppressed, while opposing the leadership of petty-bourgeois forces (feminism, nationalism, Islamism, etc.), who ultimately dance to the tune of the capitalists, and strive to replace them with revolutionary communist leadership. Only with a revolutionary party fighting as its leadership can the working class be victorious in its struggle for liberation. The establishment of such a party and the execution of a successful revolution, as it was demonstrated by the Bolsheviks in Russia under Lenin and Trotsky remain the models for revolutionary parties and revolutions in the 21st century. For new, revolutionary workers' parties in all countries! For a 5th Workers International to be founded on a revolutionary program! Join the RCIT! No future without socialism! No socialism without revolution! No revolution without a revolutionary party!
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