My Tyee column today takes a look at the prospects for solidarity with the Iranian uprising in the context of deeply reactionary currents in Left politics, and the implications for a profoundly hopeful politics of internationalism and unity. I’ll have more tomorrow, and I’ll link to it from here.
What’s dying is a cynical “anti-imperialist” politics that divides the world into two camps, with American-Israeli imperialists on one side and a “resistance” of plucky Islamists on the other. It a politics that divides the world’s workers against themselves, and absurdly situates the brutal, antisemitic despot Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the same camp where the western “Left” pitches its tent.
Related: The crocodile will still eat you first.