WHAT IS ANTI-IMPERIALISM ?
This year we have witnessed something that should be very worrying to all those that consider themselves anti-war, anti-imperialist and anti-racist. The British state has been at the head of a colonial war in North Africa, and there has been practically zero meaningful opposition to that war within Britain. In February 2003, two million people marched in London against war in Iraq. Only eight years later, all it takes is some reasonably sophisticated propaganda from the press and suddenly nobody is motivated to take a stand against wholesale destruction, widespread massacres and racist lynchings.
The western empire is pushing its agenda of complete domination of Africa and the Middle East, by destabilising and attempting to overthrow all resistant, independence-minded states and groups (in particular Libya, Syria, Iran, Algeria, Hezbollah, Hamas). Dressing this up as a movement for democracy, they have thrown most people off the scent. We need to fully understand imperialist strategy and tactics, and develop our own strategy and tactics to oppose them.
Thanks to Carlos Martinez for organising this great event in the first place. Thanks to Harry Fear for the live-streaming and recording of this great event.
Talks by Marcel Cartier, Daniel Renwick, Francisco Dominguez, and Obiang Nsang. Chaired by Suzella Palmer
Marcel Cartier (Bronx-based rapper and activist, talking about organising against the US empire from within the belly of the beast)
Francisco Dominguez (Chair of the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign, talking about opposing imperialism from a Latin American perspective)
Obiang Nsang (All-African People’s Revolutionary Party, talking about opposing imperialism from a Pan-African perspective)
Daniel Renwick (Youth worker, writer and activist, talking about the anti-war movement in Britain)
London — November 28, 2011 18:30-21:11
You can read the poem Obiang Nsang performed at the beginning of this event here
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