nmgoro at gmail.com
Mon May 5 07:47:49 MDT 2008
I am just wishing to point out that while we debate whether the Ogonis
are rich or not, imperialist policy makers take into account the basic
issue: that if their requests and claims can be taken to the run of
"independence" from Lagos, then we are in trouble.
Trumpets for disgregation of Third World states (not just "nations",
states!) are sounding the globe over.
Here in Argentina, even some city majors begin to establish claims to
independence and autonomy.
OK, maybe I am putting too much weight on this issue. I hope so. But I
fear I am not.
2008/5/5, Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com>:
> Néstor Gorojovsky wrote:
> > I don't know a word about the Niger Delta politics. So that what
> > follows is essentially deductive. You are all free to believe it is
> > worthless.
> > Watch Santa Cruz yesterday.
> Nestor, as has been pointed out to you already, the Ogoni are not
> secessionists. They have simply fought for the same rights as any other
> Nigerian people.
> I have no idea why you would want to drag Bolivia into this unless it
> was to portray the Ogonis as a rich, reactionary element trying to break
> up the Nigerian nation. If so, your analysis is as you put it: worthless.
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