[Marxism] British Government Refuses To Discuss Sovereignty of Malvinas

John johnedmundson at paradise.net.nz
Sun Mar 29 16:20:45 MDT 2009

On Sun, 2009-03-29 at 22:17 +0100, J.M.P.Cloke at lboro.ac.uk wrote:
> When I was living in Monimbo in Masaya (Nicaragua), I was 
> looking over some maps of the barrios in the Alcaldia when 
> I noticed that there was a 'barrio Las Malvinas'. I asked 
> my FSLN hosts why that was, and they said that they named 
> it out of solidarity with the anti-imperialist struggle of 
> the Argentinian people during the Falklands war.
> I said: "But when you named the barrio Las Malvinas, the 
> Argentine people were under a military dictatorship that 
> had murdered thousands of the working class and not only 
> that, but that dictatorship was responsible for arming and 
> financing the Guardia Civil/Contra in Honduras and acting 
> as a refuge for ex-Somozistas, while the Falklands war was 
> actually going on, until the US got in on the act and took 
> over as i/c counterrevolution."
> A pause. "Si, pero no nos gusta el imperialismo.." Truly 
> the solidarity of anti-colonial sentiment is a wonderful 
> thing.   

The Malvinas are Argentina's.

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