[Marxism] Sudan and Anti-Imperialism

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Aug 26 11:22:19 MDT 2004


Calvin:
>Hi,
>
>I think Tony Abdo is right to stress that socialists, instead of merely 
>pointing out the US government's inactivity with regard to the slaughter 
>in the Sudan, would do well to staunchly oppose US intervention there. On 
>what basis, however, can a socialist argue that no military action should 
>be taken in Sudan? What are the facts regarding government action against 
>nomadic tribes there, and on what basis are such apparently brutal 
>policies being conducted? In short, does anyone on the list actually know 
>the forces driving the conflict there? Are there any good books or 
>articles, online or otherwise, which provide coherent explanations of and 
>background to the situation there? If direct imperialsit intervention is 
>to be opposed in the Sudan, what are the measures socialists should be 
>calling for to be taken in regard to what is happening?
>
>I appreciate any response,
>
>cheers.

I have a couple of film reviews that touch upon Sudan past and present:

http://www.columbia.edu/~lnp3/mydocs/fascism_and_war/mahdism.htm

http://www.columbia.edu/~lnp3/mydocs/culture/LostBoys.htm






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