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Is the Arab Communist movement dead?

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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 04 Feb 2007, 03:21
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Post 04 Feb 2007, 06:24
What happened to the arab communist movement that gave us south Yemen? Did it just dwindle away and die, or did the Yemenese (is that the right word?) government crush it?
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Post 04 Feb 2007, 08:52
I'm not too sure, but I am under the impression that the communist movement in Yemen has been marginalized since the union of the the two Yemens in 1990, especially given Yemen's growing friendship with Saudi Arabia and Iraq throughout the 90s.
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Post 23 Feb 2007, 00:49
It depends if you consided the pro-imperialist (first USSR, now US) CP's to be communist.
In Iraq, the CP had one membe on the goddamn provisional authority!!
There are a lot of small groups though, but nothing strong. Iran has the most powerful communist movement, although except for Arabistan, it's not Arab.
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Post 23 Feb 2007, 01:08
The PFLP is the most feared communist organization in the Middle East.

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Post 09 Jul 2007, 14:12
Any traces of strong Socialism & Communism in the Middle East died with Gemal Abdul Nasser & Abd Al Karim Kassim.

While the capitalist world and Israel invested massive sums & resources to destabilize those regimes, the Socialist world did absolutely nothing to bail them out- especially bloated collectives like NAM.
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Post 09 Jul 2007, 19:49
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Any traces of strong Socialism & Communism in the Middle East died with Gemal Abdul Nasser & Abd Al Karim Kassim.


Not entirely true.

The glorious Fedaii are still fighting strong along with their brothers in arms from Komala and PKK. They've waged a People's war against the fascist regimes for quite some time.
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Post 10 Jul 2007, 13:38
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The glorious Fedaii are still fighting strong along with their brothers in arms from Komala and PKK. They've waged a People's war against the fascist regimes for quite some time.


My mistake comrade, I should've made myself clearer.

Can you honestly say the Fedaii are able to produce the type of revolutionary current that Abdul Nasser & Kassim commandeered in the Mid East- that got the ENTIRE REGION rallying behind their banners?

Under Nasser, for example, even ultra puppet Saudi Arabia joined hands with him, whereas such a scenario nowadays would be as realistic as Captain Spock making a crash landing in Kyrgistan tomorrow...

I was referring to a Socialist movement that is capable of unifying the Mid East under a single banner against heavy capitalist / imperialist presence in the region.

Even during Nasser's time, the Saudi regime was still a "puppet"- but nevertheless when Nasser fought the imperialists in his homeland, Saudi contributed some 50k troops to him. I don't think any Socialist initiative after Nasser had a true region-wide outreach...

Speaking of the Fedaii, are they as active as the 60s & 70s?
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Post 10 Jul 2007, 16:11
I think you need to clarify what you mean, I don't understand how Nasser's struggle is compatible with the Fedaii and their struggle.

And yes, the Fedaii are just as active
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Post 10 Jul 2007, 16:32
How much of a support base do the Fedaii muster nowadays??? Is it comparable w/ the scale of the Nasserist, Kassim movements?

To illustrate, during Nasser's times, the Saudi monarchs & top military brass (defense minister etc) wanted to trade w/ the US & UK, but local popular pressure from the citizens as well as the immigrants, the soldiers etc., made them change their stance to pro NAsser.

THat's the kind of support NAsser comandeered. I wasn't talking about each of their struggles, though...but more of a support base. Nasser's extended regionally from Arabia to Africa. His association w/ the proletariats (sp?) rather than his military promises, is what gave such a large support base...

Do the Fedaii have a social agenda? If so, I'd clearly like to see it, from their POV. Got any links?? Or a link to a good book? Anything you recommend???
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Post 26 Aug 2007, 06:22
The Arab Communist movement is quite alive, although it has been weakened. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and PFLP-General Command, are feared Marxist-Leninist organizations, feared by the Imperialists and their Zionist lackeys. The PFLP-GC, participated actively in the Lebanese resistance to Zionist Imperialism in 2006, aiding Hizb'allah.

Notably, the Syrian Communist Party was at one point a strong second in the National Progressive Front, but in the 1980s, split with Khaled Bakdash denouncing Gorbachev's reforms and Yusuf Faisal supporting them. Today both are part of the National Progressive Front government, and the Bakdash party is regaining a lot of its lost support.

The Yemeni Socialist Party thought that their unification with the Capitalists of North Yemen would be alright, and they were horribly wrong. It should be noted, that in 1994, South Yemen attempted to leave the Union, to form a Socialist state again, under the Yemeni Socialist Party, but were invaded by the North and lost.

Most Parties were ardently Pro-Soviet, and lost most support when the Soviet Union fell. The most popular Communist Parties are the PFLP, PFLP-GC and Syrian Communist Party (who again, as it should be noted, is an integral part of the National Progressive Front government). The Communist movement is alive, but is weakened.
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