For a free Syria

The Syrian Human Rights Committee will hold a vigil March 8 outside the Syrian embassy in London to protest the Damascus regime’s 42-year-long “state of emergency.”

That “state of emergency” is the basis for a long series of repressive laws and measures designed to suppress dissent and stifle democratic opposition to the regime.

I’m sure the vigil’s organizers would be happy to receive the support of non-Syrian democratic Leftists– or any other democrats, for that matter.

I suspect that more than a few on the anti-imperialist Left are more pleased by the recently-formed Syrian-Iranian united front against US “aggression” than they are troubled by the brutal suppression of dissent in Syria and Iran.