Tens of thousands rally in Gaza to mark PFLP 46th anniversary

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Zabri
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Dec 8 2013 03:50
Tens of thousands rally in Gaza to mark PFLP 46th anniversary

http://pflp.ps/english/2013/12/tens-of-thousands-rally-in-gaza-to-mark-p...

spaceman spiff
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Dec 8 2013 13:46

Meanwhile another teenager is killed yesterday by the IDF:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/08/palestinian-dies-president-...

How active are the PFLP today, do you know?

Black Badger
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Dec 8 2013 21:16

Huzzah for Stalinist Popular Fronts!

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Dec 9 2013 09:54

someone I knew who was involved in Palestina solidarity work told me around 12 years ago that the PFLP had a particularly bad reputation on the West Bank because they controlled the market for used cars there ... during the last 20 years, ML stuff played a lesser role in the PFLP's discourse, reverting to the pan-arabic nationalist roots of the groups' founding members

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Dec 9 2013 14:44

p.s.: in the early 1970ies, many Trotskyist, ML, Operaist or other leftist groups were very critical about the PFLP because of their dealings with bourgeois Arab regimes and their nationalistic attitudes, it were mainly those forces on the left who fetishised "crash & burn activism" who loved the PFLP, the preferred partner for the above-mentioned groups was the DFLP which managed at least up to the mid-70ies to stay independent from Arab regimes or the SU, which prioritized grassroots work (instead of guerrillaism) and which was the only Palestinian group which made some serious efforts to engage with oppositional forces in Israel ... it didn't stop the DFLP from becoming a social democratic org in the following decades (which still retains some elements of political decency)

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Feb 28 2014 21:43

It's worth mentioning they are fairly active in the diaspora. The PFLP has considerable standing among Palestinians in the camps in Lebanon.

Nonetheless, they are still fairly useless like most of these factions, indeed they are one of the reasons that it has been impossible for people in the camps to engage in direct democracy.