Posts Tagged: imperialism

French dirty war in Mali

From HRW: In a January 7 statement, the French armed forces said the attack was carried out at about 3 p.m. by two Mirage 2000 fighter jets that delivered three bombs on “a group of about 40 adult men,” killing about 30 they claim were armed Islamist fighters, north of the village of Bounti. A

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‘European values’

Germany continues to support Arab dictators and their wars: The German government approved a total of €1.16 billion ($1.41 billion) in arms exports during 2020 to countries involved in both the Yemen and Libya conflicts, reported news agency dpa citing the country’s Economy Ministry. Germany, by December 17, had signed off on permissions to export

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1956

Vintage newsreel that includes footage of the British colonial troops conducting counterinsurgency operations, during their disastrous 1956 Suez War.

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1952

Vintage newsreel that includes footage of the British colonial troops, during their counterinsurgency operations against Egyptian resistance fighters:

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Lessons from the Arab Spring

Part of an online talk I gave few months ago, organized by Marx21, on lessons from the first wave of Arab revolutions. I discussed five points:– Revolution is a process.– You cannot take over the state institutions. You have to smash them.– The need for a revolutionary organization.– The question of Islamism.– The street, ballot

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