This week, the new USA administration of President Trump bombed a major Syrian airbase in retaliation to the Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons against opposition areas. Given the past scale of atrocities over the last six years, President Trump moral justification for the bombing is only an excuse for the USA to re-assert its role in the region and send a message globally. This bombing is part of a recent ongoing re-alignment of forces in the region as various imperialists try to gain strategic advantages over their rivals and destroy any progressive movements. The situation for working class communities in Syria remains as desperate as ever. International action by regional workers’ organisations is essential to stop these wars and massacres.