Statement Issued by the Revolutionary Movement in Syria


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Posted on May 29th, 2013

Statement Issued by the Revolutionary Movement in Syria

We have waited in vain for many months for the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces (SC) to take concrete steps, and offered its leadership multiple chances to do so. However, the reality is that there is no doubt that the SC’s leadership has failed to fulfill its responsibility to represent the great Syrian people’s revolution at the organizational, political, and humanitarian levels. The SC’s continued failure, particularly in the General Assembly, during the last week of meetings in Istanbul, deepens our conviction that the SC, in its current form, is unable to fulfill its obligations due to the ongoing discord among the different parties represented. This negativity has led to the blatant interference of international and regional parties without respect to the national will. The SC’s organizational capacity has deteriorated, and in reality, has far exceeded its original mandate as agreed upon during its founding. Given the SC’s dysfunction, we feel compelled to re-state our national responsibility as a revolutionary force, to honor the sacrifices of our people, and to fulfill their revolutionary aspirations, particularly in light of the challenges posed by the Geneva 2 conference and the decision-making process regarding the future of our nation and the region.

We hereby declare that:

The recent attempt to expand membership in the SC is no more than a feeble attempt to add persons and groups that have no real impact on the revolution, and we reject this attempt.

Any new SC members must represent our revolutionaries politically, and empower them by participating fully in the SC’s decision-making process. Our political representation should occupy no fewer than 50% of the seats in the SC and its leadership bureaus.

The revolutionary forces that have signed this statement will no longer bestow legitimacy upon any political body that subverts the revolution or fails to take into account the sacrifices of the Syrian people or adequately represent them.

We consider this statement to be a final warning to the SC, for the Syrian people have spoken.

Long live Free Syria, in dignity, for all its loyal citizens.

Damascus, May 28, 2013


Syrian Revolution General Commission

Local Coordination Committees in Syria

Syrian Revolution Coordinators’ Union

Supreme Council for the Leadership of the Syrian Revolution


4 thoughts on “Statement Issued by the Revolutionary Movement in Syria

  1. Due to this statement LCC and the other three could now become the lever needed to wake up the international workers solidarity which needs a struggling center and an address, for support and delivery of supplies to strengthen the struggle against the Assad regime and the all arabic revolution.

    It has become necessary to;

    – unite and build a common national organization for all self organized grass root groups fighting the regime

    – define the central tasks for the revolution

    – turn to, mobilize and contribute to organizing, the biggest force for change which is the working class together with the urban poor outside the regular labor market

    – prepare a workers government for reconstruction without baathists, theocrats and imperialist puppets

  2. Pingback: Statements from SyriaFreedomForever | oaklandsocialist

  3. Comrades:
    Greetings from Oakland, California. As a long time socialist and trade union member, I read your statements with interest. I believe that the only force that can lead to real change is the alliance of workers and youth. Our experience here in the United States confirms your opposition to “support” from NATO, the regime here, etc. As the saying goes, they will support you “like a rope supports a hanging man.” We have reprinted your statements on our facebook page and on our web site —

  4. Hello i am kavin, its my first time to commenting anywhere, when i read
    this piece of writing i thought i could also create comment due to this sensible

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